This is one of the coolest games I have for the PS2. And I'm not just saying that because I bought it cheap and have finished it about 6 or so times.
Being a veteran of the origional, the controls become second nature very quickly and the battles become immensly strategic. Fans of the Final Fantasy series will enjoy this game, especially as there are very few cutscenes.
Some people (myself included) will even notice the film grain effect the cutscenes have, which adds to the high western theme.
The origional was only overlooked as the Suikoden series overshadowed it, but it was a decent, if not good game. This one is even better.