It rocks. Screw what Famitsu said. It's got nice 2D graphics, the music is the same, but obviously updated from the original. So far the city layout and whatnot is the same.
One thing TOTALLY diffferent is the items. Right off the bat, you can get two kinds of medicines, an atlas which will map 100 steps in the cave, and some other things. The 3d dungeons are still there as well.
Also, everyone you talk to has names this time, and the shops looks a lot cooler.
All for less than half the price of a normal game.