I got the game shortly after it was released but I was not very successful at it. I played for about a week and put it down thinking that it was too hard.
After watching some let's plays of it on YouTube recently I decided to pick it back up. I did a little research this time on how to better level and equip a character. It is still very challenging but I am having much more success than my first few attempts.
I have to say it is one of the most rewarding video game experiences I have had in awhile. It really reminds me of some of the game I used to play on the NES and SNES as a child. Those games could be extraordinarily challenging and did not have as much hand holding as games seem to have today.
Any other DS players out there? If so, what kind of character did you build?