Final Fantasy 2
Reviewed by SizzleSword
Although we people in American missed out on some great Final Fantasy
games, at least we have Final Fantasy 2. Final Fantasy 2 is easily my
favorite Final Fantasy game. I like it about 10 times better than any
other Final Fantasy game that I have ever played, and I still play it very
much (about 4 times a week). A lot of people might think that Final
Fantasy 3 is better, but not me. I don't really like 'newer' RPGs (newer
meaning newer things in the game... The game seeming like it's from
the 90's, with technology and stuff), and this one does not seem new at all.
Graphics 9 out of 10
Being a game that was released for the Super NES not long after the Super
NES itself came out, Square nor Nintendo were able to make the game look
any better (Mode 7 being the only thing that actually made the game 'shine'),
like Final Fantasy 3. The airship uses the wonderful Mode 7 scrolling
technology in the graphics, that give the game an almost 3-D feel. The
enemies look very nice, and so do the characters.
Music and Sound 10 out of 10
Final Fantasy 2 has some excellent music, some of the best music that I
have heard on the Super NES. Almost everything had it's own theme, and each
and every theme sounded great. If I could find a soundtrack for this game,
I would buy it in a heartbeat. Until then, I just have to listen to MP3s and midis.
Game Challenge 10 out of 10
Being an RPG (a Final Fantasy one, at that), this game is really hard. It's not
as long as Final Fantasy 3, but I would say that it's just as hard, if not harder.
One thing that makes this game a little better (easier, for beginners) is that
you level up quicker than you do in most other RPGs. You don't level up really
quick, but you don't have to fight 100 battles to raise up one level.
Game Play-Fun 10 out of 10
I had lots of fun with this game. Although it's strictly an RPG, there's some
comedy and such in it. Unlike Dragon Warrior, the characters actually have
some actions. It was also fun trying to get every treasure chest in the game.
This game isn't as frustrating as Final Fantasy III, but there's maybe 1
or 2 hard parts. Some of the caves and mountains are really hard, and may
get frustrating since it seems like the enemies will never stop attacking.
It also takes a while to learn spells, so the bosses are pretty frustrating
too if you're not prepared.
Replayability 10 out of 10
I've beat this game 4 times, and looking forward to beating it a 5th time.
Unlike other RPGs, this one just doesn't seem to get old... Probably because
it's not quite as hard as most other RPGs.
Game Value 10 out of 10
I got this game for $20, and I think that that was a wonderful price. I see
it at Funcoland for $50 nowadays, but I would probably still buy it if I didn't
have it already. If you see it for anything below $50, that's a good price. I
did see a pawn shop selling it for $9 once, so I told my cousin about it and
he went and bought it that same day.
Overall 10 out of 10
If you played Final Fantasy 3 first and thought it was too hard, this might
be a break from that type of RPG (really long, with many powerful enemies
and confusion on what to do next). If you like RPGs and you do not have this
game, I recommend that you go ahead and find a store that has it and buy it,
since it's a pretty rare game now (I think, it's not in many stores, and
Funcoland only had 2 copies last time I checked).