Legend of Mana
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About this game
Developer: Square Enix
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Set off on a journey to find the mystical Mana Tree seen in a dream, before discovering... the world map is empty! During your travels, you’ll acquire special artifacts; place these wherever you’d like on the map to bring towns and dungeons to life and advance the story. Meet a colorful cast of characters, square off against fearsome monsters, and complete quests in the vast world of Fa’Diel. Not only has the music been rearranged for this remaster, you can also alternate between the new and original soundtrack. Other features have also been added, including the ability to turn off enemy encounters, and the never-before released mini-game "Ring Ring Land"
Gamer Reviews128 Reviews
Honestly one of the best games of all time. It's absolutely marvelous, while yes the story is all over the place. That's the beauty of it. I would 100% recommend it to anyone interested in a new spin to the classic RPG genre.
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Critic Reviews17 Reviews
Legend of Mana is, at its core, a profoundly weird RPG, especially following the Super Nintendo-era Mana games. The nonlinear structure and unique map placement concepts are the foundation of this adventure, to the point where the more simplistic combat is deemphasized. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to PlayStation Mana past, even with a handful of antiquated ideas and nagging frustrations.
Legend of Mana offers players a world begging to be explored, crafted, and built around their own creativity. Games to have come out since its release have likely taken the ideas further, but for 1999 there really wasn’t anything like it. Out of all the Mana games I’ve played this is easily the best one. There are so many reasons to revisit it thanks to how open progression is.
Legend of Mana is an experimental game, with lots of ideas and concepts mixed together in one product. The lack of a proper tutorial, as well as a number of smaller annoyances, make it an overall frustrating experience. There are some interesting and fun moments in Legend of Mana, but they can get lost in a product that tries to do too many things at once.