Richard Eisenbeis writes: "What roleplaying games have that separates them from other types of games is their focus on story more than gameplay. And with this deep exploration of the story comes a game far longer than other genres. While you will spend an average of ten hours on most single-player titles, RPGs can easily last triple that time, if not far longer. Along with their focus on telling a more detailed, complex story comes the potential for greatly developed characters. And from a genre filled with complex, well-developed characters comes Tokitowa, which has the best characters of any game I've played this year."