I played this game when it was 3 % translated into English 7 years ago...I only know English...I never spent 1$, it was one of the greatest gaming experiences of my life, my brother and dad joined in too, and my dad is 100% the type that would never play a game in japanese...Anyways, all that being said, without any scratchers or microtransactions for boosters or anything from any of us, we all had such a good time playing this game, and are ridiculously excited to finally be playing it on PC in english soon. You don't need to pay to win, you don't need to win... You just need to play, with friends possibly. The combat system is the main selling point for me, you can't get enough of it. But there are so many other reasons why we loved this game, even tho we didn't understand 90% of the text. 11/10 game for me, but I might be biased with over 10,000 hours on the first PSO with just local multiplayer lol. It's the gameplay, the shops, it's just super dope with friends/fam.