Hells yeah! That game defines pain and misery! Gave up on it when I died in the Golden City due to a malady of status alignments.
It's the most hardcore rogue-like on the DS, way more so than those pansy Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games.
I had painstakingly leveled up a kick ass sword, plated it so it wouldn't rust etc etc... I'm sure you see where this is going?
I got mind fucked by one of the hypnosis things and lost it. But I keep going back to it eventually... thinking I'm going to beat it one of these days...