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  • Summary: The world lies shrouded in darkness. The winds die... The seas rage... The earth decays...But the people believe in a prophecy, patiently awaiting its fulfillment. "When darkness veils the earth, four Warriors of Light shall come..." After a long journey, four young travelers did at last appear......and in the hand of each was clutched a crystal. Expand
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  1. Mar 26, 2013
    10
    golden age rpgs usually require a large amount of forgiveness to take seriously, but you don't need to compromise anything to play this one, unlike early pc rpgs. final fantasy popularized the console rpg and broke off much of the suffocating D&D influence on the rpgs in general. every dungeon is intensely strategic, making you think hard about every step you take, whether you press forward with just luck or cut your losses and leave knowing you'll survive. while there are easy parts it never quite makes you comfortable and thankfully never become unfair. the overworld is incredibly memorable, easily the greatest of any nes rpg. just being in the world is a joy so it doesn't become discouraging when it becomes hard or grindy. the graphics look incredible today, especially the very detailed enemy sprites. music composition is gold though the nes honestly doesn't do it justice. narrative starts out only enough to give you purpose, it never interrupts the game so the journey feels like your own, and by the end it gives you something to really think about, which is almost unbelievable for the time. the aesthetics allow the gameplay to shine impossibly striking one of the greatest combinations of old-school and the schools to come: easily cemented as a must play and maybe even an unsurpassable work.

    if the screen blurs stop superimposing 8-bit games to your 1080p television set.
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  2. Jan 1, 2013
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    This is a terrible port, runs much worse than it should. The screen blurs during movement. When playing on Emulators, the same thing doesn't happen.Shame on those who published this without even looking at what it was supposed to look like. Awful! Expand

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