Played again (see original comments below). The English version clears up a lot of the problems I had with this game the first time around. I like it much better. I still think that there's way too much going on for a casual gamer... but it's a good game. ---Design feels inelegant and needlessly complex. To be fair, playing with a "mostly" translated game made it more difficult overall but it just felt like there were too many things going on at once.