I read the review, and I can help a little. I can't say much for the translation (it probably sucks, because Mangagamer couldn't translate very well when it first started), but I do know that a good portion of the music is not in the game because they couldn't get the rights to it. And the graphics are worse than they are in Umineko. Thankfully, there are patches available that can unlock the rest of the music, and add PS2 graphics (now with non deformed hands!) to the game, which you can find using Google. The game is fantastic, by the way, the characters are about the same as in Umineko, so you won't have the same problems that the reviewer did, and the plot is absolutely incredible (especially the answer arcs) unlike Umineko's confusing train wreck. I would recommend playing it, or watching the anime version which is also quite good.