|Reviewer: Sir Sam of Sammy||Date: Sep 15, 2002|
|Hi.... Im Sir Sam of Sammy..... *studders* I'm not good at speeches! AGHHHHH!!! *runs from the room*
P.S. If you dont want to know part of the story dont read the passage above ...... hmmmmm, this should probably be above that one. Oh well, life is tough, get a helmet.
|Reviewer: Mefax822||Date: Mar 7, 2002|
|Final Fantasy II began a new revolution of RPG gaming which surpased that of any other RPG then on the market. The various elements in this game including it's diverse sound and music, revolutionary animation, and excelent storyline made it vastly supperior to FFI, which had many flaws (it relly made me crazy when i would get an ineffective after a monster had been destroyed).
This RPG is a must play for gamers of all types, even if you have no experience or pashion for the genre(you may get hooked).
|Reviewer: Naseredin||Date: Jul 17, 2001|
|The problem wiht most rpg's of today is that they keep rehashing series from the past that don't offer any new experience or sensation that the original had.
The Final Fantasy Series is one of the most prime examples. FF2/4, FF3/6, are 2 of the greatest games of the rpg genre and honestly in my opinion of any genre as well. But since the FF 7, there has been something missing in Squaresoft RPG's. 8 lacked a storyline and battlesystem, 9 lacked the fun of the past games and also the battle system felt tired. This was just released on Final Fantasy Chronicles and I bought it the day it came out for PSX. There are 3 greatest RPG's ever made by Squaresoft in the SNES era and they were
1. Secret of Mana
2. Final Fantasy 3/6
3. Final FAntasy 2/4
This game is a gem.
The story can get somewhat cheesy you'll see as characters come and go
but the overall plot and character development make up for it tremendously.
The graphics are standard FF. FF 3 has better.
The sound is good though some songs get played too much though in areas but overall it won't make ya rip off your ears.
Replay is high cause the overall secrets is up there with FF3 and Chrono Trigger
Most Squaresoft RPG's nowdays are either good or just rehashes and unfortunately that really is a shame cause the games they released up to FF 7 are all gems......... Hell they even made Mario games more than just cutesty platform games....Check out Super Mario RPG to see what I'm saying.
Anyway great game and definitely worth checking out.
Oh and by the way for what Squaresoft did to Chrono Trigger with that ridicilous Chrono Cross is inexcuseable. That was my last bit of faith in them when I bought that game and that was the last bit I had left after I played it
It's not a bad game it's not worthy though of Chrono Trigger's sucessor and that's why I am not pleased.
ALthough the cameos were decent
|Reviewer: Frostbite||Date: Jun 18, 2001|
|As with it's brethren, this game is all about plot. The story is the best reason to play. Though a few parts are liberally piled with melodrama, the plot is very enjoyable. Character improvement and encounter difficulty were balaced in such a manner that it was never necessary to 'hunt for experience', and yet the encounters were still moderatly challanging throughout the game.
Because the plot plays so heavily in the entertainment value of this game, it has limited replay value. It is also interesting to note that the game contains lots of minor grammar errors. This is a theme that, thankfully, Square hasn't continued in it's more recent entrys of the series.
The graphics in this game definatly won't blow you away, but they are far from horrid. Battle-scene animations are nicely done, but the various 'dances' featured in most of the game's cities could definatly be done without.
If you can read this review then you will have no trouble with the game's controls. There is nothing fancy about the controls. Though the manual is available on this site, it's only perpose serves to ruin the story by spilling the beens ahead of time. Take my advice and don't download the manual at all. You won't need it. If you really need help with the battle controls the in-game instruction should be more then adequate.
Sound in the game is good. Though nothing spectacular, I managed to play the entire game without getting annoyed by the music once.