The Mana action-RPG series has had its highs (like for Super NES) and its depressing lows (steer clear of the clunky Legend of Mana for PS1), but this latest installment falls into a more nebulous 'pretty good' territory. Visually, it's one of the most stunning games on GBA-beautifully painted backdrops, fluid animations, and cool effects fill the screen with life and color. Sword also delivers suitably epic sounds, with a quality soundtrack packed with rousing fanfares and catchy melodies. And the story line, while not terribly original, is interesting enough to keep you questing. So really, it's the gameplay that drags the experience down. Running around thwacking enemies feels fun enough, but poor A.I.