Legend of Mana

Legend of Mana

Legend of Mana

Legend of Mana:we are a team of professionals who are working hard to provide you with the best products at the best prices, delivered to your door as soon as possible. I used to have this game a very long time ago, maybe 15 years ago. I loved it then, but I never beat it and it got lost, so I bought it again just to play and beat it. This is by far my favorite game of all time, and though that may be partly nostalgia and it may be subjective, I can also say that this game is objectively a masterpiece.The art is entirely hand-drawn, every single scene, every room, every map, everything, and it's beautiful. The soundtrack is my favorite in gaming, with songs from Yoko Shimomura, who never fails to impress me. The gameplay is thoroughly enjoyable, with a unique and fun combat system, an interesting magic system, creative enemies, and boss battles that are unforgettable.There are also little extra things to do in this game. You can raise a pet to help you fight and follow you on your quest. You can use the "workshop" to make new spells, you can go through a ton of fun side quests, and there's even an arena. There's even a multiplayer option whenever you have a follower. Some people boo the multiplayer, but I think it's fun to play as the follower characters. The only thing that some people would probably like to see that they didn't include is a character customization in the beginning, that's it.I wrote as someone who has never played the "Secret of Mana" series besides this game, so it's entirely possible that the other games in the series are even better. Either way, I hope if you buy this you enjoy it as much as I did.max 40% off,ranking top20,el paso mallLegend of Mana
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Though it lacks the dramatic intensity of the Final Fantasy series--the crown prince of console role-playing games--SquareSoft's "i"Legend of Mana still satisfies with its beautiful hand-drawn sets and its innovative nonlinear gameplay.

"p" Billed as the sequel to the Super Nintendo's Secrets of Mana, Legend of Mana's story contains more than 60 self-contained miniquests, but generally the goal is to restore the world's Mana, or life energy. Gamers won't need to be obsessive about winning all the quests, but there are some challenges that must be completed if you wish to reach the final showdown. The game begins as players choose either a male or female lead character while a map displays the new lands within the world of Fa'Diel. In each of these lands, players will find items and clues they can use in other lands. The fragmented nature of the game can be disorienting for gamers looking for quick gratification. A diary can be used to keep track of current miniquests, while an encyclopedia neatly organizes the vast amount of story players uncover. Due to the vast nature of this game's plot, you'll likely need these features to stay focused on your quests.

Anime fans will be wowed by the character design and beautifully illustrated storybook backgrounds. The game includes a Pokémon-style monster-raising element, which is surprising for a teen-rated RPG, but it works well. --Porter Hall

Pros:

  • Pokémon-style monster raising adds nice nurturing element to RPG tasks
  • Nonlinear quest system makes story engrossing
  • Stunning hand-drawn backgrounds

Cons:

  • Music is at times absurdly overdramatic
  • Second player controls character only during battle

Review

A few years into the PlayStation's life cycle, Square suddenly remembered all the great 16-bit franchises it had lying around the office. "Maybe we shouldn't let these flounder," thought one of Square's brighter executives, and a bevy of design teams were quickly assigned to resurrect old glories. One of the first fruits of this "renaissance" is Legend of Mana, the fourth title in Square's Seiken Densetsu series. Yet despite its obvious mastery of presentation, Legend of Mana never delivers the gameplay to match its predecessors. The heart of Legend of Mana's gameplay is the new "landmake" system. You begin the game by choosing a male or female player, a starting weapon, and an initial location on the world map of Fa-dil. From this point forward, the world is literally what you make of it; "artifacts" placed on empty ground turn into fully formed, frequently populated environments. Towns, dungeons, forests, plains, and more - everything in the world comes from the placement of artifacts. New artifacts mean new quests, and new quests mean even more new artifacts. Unfortunately, the landmake system is responsible for Legend of Mana's greatest downfall: an overbearing sense of fragmentation and isolation. Since you place artifacts wherever you please, there's no sense of "world." Instead, you get a spattering of disconnected islands, with nothing to unite the different environments. This fragmentation extends to the story itself: The game is divided into 60-odd miniquests to uncover and complete. When a quest begins, the name of the quest flashes on the screen; upon its completion, a unique splash screen declaring "The End" of the quest appears. Instead of a continuous narrative, you feel thrust into a stop-go lurching ride of a storyline. Even so, the game unfolds linearly, with completion of early quests a prerequisite for later adventures. Legend of Mana also commits the cardinal sin against the Seiken Densetsu heritage: the omission of multiplayer. Previous titles are renowned for their fabulous three-player mode, yet Legend of Mana inexplicably jettisons this series tradition. Instead, the largest party you can have now consists of two characters and a pet monster. When present, the second character can be controlled by another player. "When present?" asks the perplexed reader. Unfortunately, secondary characters join and leave your party throughout the many miniquests, and many adventures are undertaken solo. With luck, any future installments in the Seiken Densetsu series will reinstate multiplayer components to their rightful place.--Andrew Vestal--Copyright © 1998 GameSpot Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of GameSpot is prohibited. -- GameSpot Review

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Legend of Mana:we are a team of professionals who are working hard to provide you with the best products at the best prices, delivered to your door as soon as possible. I used to have this game a very long time ago, maybe 15 years ago. I loved it then, but I never beat it and it got lost, so I bought it again just to play and beat it. This is by far my favorite game of all time, and though that may be partly nostalgia and it may be subjective, I can also say that this game is objectively a masterpiece.The art is entirely hand-drawn, every single scene, every room, every map, everything, and it's beautiful. The soundtrack is my favorite in gaming, with songs from Yoko Shimomura, who never fails to impress me. The gameplay is thoroughly enjoyable, with a unique and fun combat system, an interesting magic system, creative enemies, and boss battles that are unforgettable.There are also little extra things to do in this game. You can raise a pet to help you fight and follow you on your quest. You can use the "workshop" to make new spells, you can go through a ton of fun side quests, and there's even an arena. There's even a multiplayer option whenever you have a follower. Some people boo the multiplayer, but I think it's fun to play as the follower characters. The only thing that some people would probably like to see that they didn't include is a character customization in the beginning, that's it.I wrote as someone who has never played the "Secret of Mana" series besides this game, so it's entirely possible that the other games in the series are even better. Either way, I hope if you buy this you enjoy it as much as I did.max 40% off,ranking top20,el paso mallLegend of Mana