I remember playing this game a long time ago, though I might review it as well.
Most of the things that amazed the young me still do to this day. The character costumizations, the sheer amount of towns and places to, things to do. Overall I loved the fact that I could make my own story, the game didn't try to push me anything, I could be a trader, a peacdmaker, an enforcer, a bucanner, a bandit or even just a drifter. The art style is also very plesant and the music gives a nice feeling to it all.
There are some problems as well, the one that always bugged me is that I csn't really give a name to my character: whatever I type he will always be called "TEXTFORMAT", and in nearly 9 years of this game this has never been fixed. Another problem is that the frame rate drops dramatically when you are fighting or when there's too many things on screen. Also, the game can get a bit boring, you are alowed to do anything you want, but it doesn't get too imersive or interactive, so it isn't a game to play for hours straight.