This game features overhead gameplay is standard JRPG fair. You have towns to wander in and dungeons as well. There isnt a true overhead map. Instead you have areas that you can wander that will have a few places to explore. You cant really explore the world map as it will automatically move you from area to area. Battle gameplay is similar to games like Inindo or Robotrek. The main difference is the size of the battlefield. Its about two screens large. Also, unlike a lot of JRPGs, this game relies heavily on magic to win your battles. Doesnt mean you wont be using sword and ax to win fights but usually you wont have to.