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  • Summary: Create your World. In ancient times, the world was saved from destruction by sealing locations and events within magical artifacts.
    Now, you have the chance to recreate this world as you desire by discovering artifacts, placing them, and exploring the mysteries inside.
    > Construct a
    Create your World. In ancient times, the world was saved from destruction by sealing locations and events within magical artifacts.
    Now, you have the chance to recreate this world as you desire by discovering artifacts, placing them, and exploring the mysteries inside.
    > Construct a unique world map and story by carefully placing artifacts
    > Explore areas in any order, encountering nearly 70 different gameplay scenarios
    > Battle enemies in real-time with special attacks and customizable controls
    > Control every aspect of your new world: raise faithful pet monsters, create powerful golems, forge mighty weapons, and refine magical instruments
    > Adventure with a friend by having tyem importing their Legend of Mana character from a MEMORY CARD, or take control of an NPC
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Jun 25, 2021
    85
    Legend of Mana is a beautiful game full of wonder and whimsy. Every time I hopped into this gorgeous remaster, I found myself grinning from ear to ear. Though I do not have experience with the original Legend of Mana, I feel fans will be quite happy with the work put into this remaster.
  2. Jun 22, 2021
    80
    Legend of Mana is all about the memories you make from the moment you start playing to the credits. Every new area created is a new adventure waiting, and every character met provides a unique perspective on storytelling. Its non-linearity allows it to stand out in the series, but it comes at the expense of a few confusing quest lines. The remastered backgrounds improved loading and attack animations, and additional options make it such a charming RPG to play over and over.
  3. Jun 28, 2021
    80
    It might be a bit obtuse, but Any fan of 2D JRPGs must experience Legend of Mana. It was released when they were at their zenith, a time when it seemed like every month Square Enix was dropping a new banger. Hopefully, if these continue to do well, we’ll see games like Threads of Fate and (dare I say it) Chrono Chross get another chance to shine. These remasters are a way to go back to one of the golden ages of gaming, and they can keep them coming.
  4. Jun 22, 2021
    75
    Legend of Mana did not age up very well but it is still one of the bravest and creative games in Square Enix history.
  5. Jun 28, 2021
    70
    Legend of Mana is vibrant and flexible in all the right ways for my preferences today, and I certainly fancy the game personally. The sheer slowness and obtuse nature of it may be too much for some players. There's a lot to see in Legend of Mana, but the experience never feels fleshed out. Fa'Diel is beautiful and enticing and hard to forget, but not because of the gameplay that binds it together.
  6. Jun 22, 2021
    70
    The Legend of Mana of 2021 is as close to the original version as you could hope for while still bringing this classic original PlayStation JRPG into the modern era. The sprite work is timeless, and the newly redrawn widescreen backgrounds are just perfect. Legend of Mana is a game I just want to look at and absorb into my eyes as much as I want to play it… maybe even moreso, because while combat holds up, the old-school structure of its story makes it a little tougher to recommend unless you’re going to play with a walkthrough guide open on your phone the whole time. I enjoyed my time with Legend of Mana, don't get me wrong, but wandering through its world from one unconnected quest to the next makes reaching the end feel like a very long guessing game – and there’s little or nothing that can be done to remedy that without fundamentally altering the DNA of Legend of Mana.
  7. CD-Action
    Sep 1, 2021
    55
    The remaster of Legend of Mana turned out to be too conservative. It improves the backgrounds (they’re beautiful!), the save system and the music, but the game’s biggest problems (poor combat system and botched storytelling) remained and will bother you more than they did decades ago. This new version might be enough for the fans of the original Legend of Mana, but I doubt it will appeal to anyone else. [09/2021, p.53]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jun 27, 2021
    9
    Loved this game when it first came out, and love it now. The backgrounds and music are perfect. I love the battle system, crafting and monsterLoved this game when it first came out, and love it now. The backgrounds and music are perfect. I love the battle system, crafting and monster raising. The sprites are really the biggest issue and for me personally, it doesn't bother me that much, it's just slightly jarring with the beautiful background. Expand
  2. Jul 1, 2021
    8
    Legend of Mana can be categorized as an eternal game. This is because of its existence which is timeless. Even though it is now more than twoLegend of Mana can be categorized as an eternal game. This is because of its existence which is timeless. Even though it is now more than two decades old, its beauty still manages to captivate us, especially from the audio side.

    In the early 2000s, the internet was a rarity and one can only hope for video game magazines to provide walkthroughs of hard-to-find games. Now, in this era of the internet, you will no longer have trouble completing this game because the walkthrough from the original version can be used to guide you towards progress perfection. This is the perfect time to complete your childhood adventure.
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  3. Aug 7, 2021
    8
    Fans will love the remake of Legend of Mana on console and PC. The developers have invested a lot of effort and love here. The storyline isFans will love the remake of Legend of Mana on console and PC. The developers have invested a lot of effort and love here. The storyline is still fun nowadays, and the completely different approach to the game brings a breath of fresh air to the genre. The combat system is well done and is always fun due to the many possibilities and variations. The technology has also been improved a lot and is worth seeing and especially hearing. You also get a revised storage system. If you want to experience a real classic on the console and PC, you should definitely buy "Legend of Mana". Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2021
    5
    Legend of Mana sure is a charming and beautiful game with a unique mechanic. Playing all these tiny stories may have made great littleLegend of Mana sure is a charming and beautiful game with a unique mechanic. Playing all these tiny stories may have made great little adventures, but the game suffers from one fatal problem. It has aged horribly. The controls are clunky, hit detection is a mess and, as unique the core mechanic of the game may be, it's utterly confusing.
    This is a game that would have needed a full remake like Trials of Mana. But this remaster just does too little and what is left is nothing more than an antiquated relic of a game, that needed more than just a slight polish of its visuals.
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  5. Jun 26, 2021
    3
    Up there on my game regrets top 10 with things like 2008's Turok. A game that hasn't aged well isn't really helped by the slight polish to theUp there on my game regrets top 10 with things like 2008's Turok. A game that hasn't aged well isn't really helped by the slight polish to the background graphics and it could really have done with some modernisation to the UI. A lazy nostalgia money grab. Expand
  6. Aug 7, 2021
    0
    The Legend Of Mana game was ported to almost all platforms except Xbox one,I don't understand why? what kind of racism is this? why wasn'tThe Legend Of Mana game was ported to almost all platforms except Xbox one,I don't understand why? what kind of racism is this? why wasn't such a great game ported to Xbox one? why are all Japanese publishers so shy away from this console with their games? and most importantly, this game was ported everywhere except for Xbox one, IT's a SHAME Expand