Story. The Note has its charms, but you have to dig to find them. The story is okay. You are Akira, a freelance occult journalist (whatever that is), and you've been hired to find three missing Japanese kids. They got lost playing in an abandoned mansion. You go with Angela, your stupid sidekick who talks to you like you're deaf retarded the whole game. The object is to keep all three kids alive. If you don't solve the puzzles right, one or more may die. Oops, oh well.
Voice acting. The worst. Ever. The actor who acted Paulo was okay.
Graphics. Bad to mediocre. Even on my tiny PSP screen, it still didn't look great. (Most PSone games look incredible on that little screen!)
Puzzles. Decent. The puzzles were not hard, and they weren't easy. Just right.
Control. It's a 3D world so you have full control. You use the square and circle button to strafe which felt unnatural. The shoulder buttons are your action buttons.
Ending(s). Is it worth it? Yes. Paulo is the only cool person in the game, so the ending was alright.
The Note is rare and expensive. If you aren't sure, then I'd say pass. If you are a collector, then definitely pick it up. Like I said, it has its charms but it doesn't really stick out, except for the AWFUL, TEAR YOUR EARS OFF voice acting. It's only one disc and takes five or so hours to beat. Don't expect something wonderful.