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Something is rotten in the state of Haynegaria, and the young, unlikely-named King Ian Martin wants to know what. His task is more daunting than it may seem, since the four Machiavellian elders who hold the real power in the fledgling kingdom are the ones ordering the very thing that puzzles the king: why is a band of knights being sent to the Island of No Return?
The elders claim exploration as the reason behind the knights' dispatch to the dragon-infested island, but the king is unconvinced. And so it is that a solider named Cain Morgan finds himself on a ship to the remote speck on the vast ocean, under secret orders from the king himself...
The player takes on, naturally, the role of intrepid Cain Morgan as he explores the island and strives to uncover the secret of "Eternal Rings". The game is played from first-person perspective, with the exception of major event scenes, which are experienced non-subjectively as polygon movies. The island game field is plentifully stocked with various terrains and geographical features, and the creators of the title designed the landscape features with a level of realism specific to PlayStation 2's capabilities. Flowing lava, volcanic eruptions, and glaciers are some of the highlights, and serve as the stage on which the lone hero makes his exploration, enagages in combat, and evades enemies in real-time.
In addition to the island maps, the player also has access to one other field, namely an otherworldly dimension dubbed Altar of Memories Lost. Here, the player uses the magic stones collected from defeated monsters to create Rings. The stones come in six types—the four elements plus two more for good measure—and different kinds of rings are created depending on the number and combination of stones used, the mastery over which construes the key strategy element of the game. ~ A.S. Kaku, All Game Guide