If you are a fan of Japanese role-playing games and like the atelier series, this game will most likely apeal to as it did to me and here are why:
Graphically, this game plays like the more modern atelier games espeically when travelling in different locations, town map and battles. I have and played the original which looks very outdated by today's standards.
Second, this game has a cross-save feature; that is, if you have the Vita version like I do, you can activate network save and continue your game on whichever system you happen to be playing, so if you are on the go, you can play it on the Vita or Playstation TV and when you come home, you can play it on Playstation TV or PS 3 but you need to have both the Vita version and the PS3 version as it is not cross-buy. Also, you don't need to be a Playstaion subscriber to enable cross-saves.
The game has many added features which I will not mention here as you can read the product description, but in short you have extra dungeons to explore, additional super bosses to fight and characters to use.
This game has a huge replay value as when starting a new game plus, money and equipped equipment carry over which makes the game much easier and you can see extra character endings and scenes which are impossible to see all without a very detailed, step-by-step guide in one walkthrough. Also, in your first playthrough, you may find the super bosses too challenging like me, but I sought advice online, Gamefaqs, on how to do that and this helped me greatly.
The game at the time of the review is under 14 pounds including delivery; I bought the Vita version for my Playstation TV for about 15 pounds as it was on sale to play a new game plus on this plus version.
Therefore, I really recommend this game even if you didn't like the original which had many flaws but was OK at the time.