Lufia: The Ruins of Lore Image
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  • Summary: This exciting new chapter in the Lufia saga follows the adventures of Eldin, Torma, and Rami, a group of friends and would-be hunters as they set out in search of treasure, only to discover that fate has much more in store for them! Will they be able to solve the mysteries of the ancient ruins and stop the power-hungry leader Ragule from resurrecting the ancient beast, or will Ragules ambitions be realized at the expense of mankind? Prepare for the Adventure of a Lifetime! Expand
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  1. 95
    With a compelling storyline, fantastic graphics and gameplay, an endearing soundtrack and a huge ancient cave (which is an adventure in and of itself), Lufia is a title that all RPG fans and all GBA fans should get.
  2. An attractive, engrossing, complex adventure that easily ranks alongside heavyweights like "Golden Sun" and "Lunar Legend." [Mar 2003, p.134]
  3. Excellent gameplay and some damn-fine GBA RPG graphics. [Mar 2003, p.72]
  4. The only fault I find is that Atlus' otherwise solid RPG (with good-looking graphics) lacks its own compelling reason for being. Just another RPG village? Well, at least the townies are friendly. [Apr 2003, p.96]
  5. 75
    It shows flashes of inspiration in some areas, while being content to rehash ideas in others. If you're the type who wants another fun RPG romp without worrying about trying anything new, you'll have no problems with this title.
  6. The biggest downfall for the game however, is that it tried hard to incorporate the best elements from other highlight examples of the genre, and in doing so, suffers the same fate as most homages - it simply doesn’t have the same depth or natural “feel” of the originals.
  7. A less-than-stellar RPG, though it's certainly competent, so undiscriminating fans of the genre who've played most other GBA RPGs already might as well give it a go.

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  1. [Anonymous]
    May 4, 2003
    10
    It's a f....ing good game.
  2. TreavorP.
    Jun 3, 2003
    10
    This Game F...ing Rules.
  3. DaveV.
    Jul 24, 2006
    10
    i have been playing dis game for 3 years and its the best since final fantasy.
  4. SeanT.
    Mar 28, 2004
    8
    For fans of the Lufia series, you're in for a treat. However, those who're not aquainted with comparatively drab graphics and a stronger emphasis on story and character maintainance will be disappointed. I'd hoped they might have pushed the visuals at least a little further, but overall the game will easily win over serious RPG enthusiasts every time. Know where you stand on RPGs before considering this title. Collapse

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