The DS version of Shiren the Wanderer is coming out in the US. If you’re a fan of Rogue-likes (Rogue, Nethack, etc.), and especially if you think most of them are too easy, you will love this game. It is very deep, and pretty, and well-designed, and will make you cry like a little girl. If you can’t wait for the DS version, AGTP has created an English translation patch for the Super Famicom version.
For further reference, Dessgeega has written a good synopsis of the Super Famicom version, here‘s a little more on it from GameSetWatch, and… uh… I thought Brandon Sheffield or somebody wrote a review of the Japanese DS version, but I can’t find it. Oh well.
As for me, I’m gonna hide under the covers from it. I totally cheated and only beat the Super Famicom version via liberal save-state exploitation, and without such trickery at my disposal I live in abject terror of the DS version.