I am about 10 hours into it, and so far would recommend it when it the reprint becomes available. The sprites and sound effects are disappointing, but the story progression, writing, and battle system are all pretty good and well worth experiencing for yourself.
Amazon does *not* charge above MSRP. If you see such prices, it is not sold by Amazon. The product page indicates who is selling the product. Folks are frequently complaining about "Amazon" selling overpriced LEGO sets, video games, out-of-print books, but (again) these are not sold by Amazon.