Final Fantasy 2
Reviewed by Brad McDonald
Final Fantasy 2, otherwise known as Japan's Final Fantasy 4, is the
second Final Fantasy game to be sold in the United States. It tells
the story of a hero named Cecil, and his quest to find out why the
king has suddenly become so ruthless. You'll lead him through many
towns and castles, many caves, and even the moon!
Graphics 4.5 out of 5
The graphics in this game are well above average compared to all
the other Super Nintendo games. The graphics during monster battles
are cool, along with the overall graphics of the characters and the
world/moon map (s). Only a couple of things prevent this game from
getting a 5 out of 5 rating: the graphic for attacking a monster is just
a couple little swings of the character's weapon, and the graphics for
the inside of the moon ship. Don't get me wrong, the graphics for the
inside of the moon ship were good, but not exceptional.
Music and Sound 5 out of 5
Who couldn't give the catchy music of this game a 5 out of 5 rating?
This is the first game where Chocobos are seen, and the music for the
Chocobos is still the same tune (with little refinements here and there)
throughout all the Final Fantasy games! Once one hears the battle music
theme, then you'll never forget it. The music on the moon is also
exceptional! Even the sound effects are great for a Super Nintendo game!
I liked the music for this game so much, I went out and ordered a
copy of the soundtrack, but since it is hard to find, it had to be imported
from Japan... but it was worth it!!!
Game Challenge 4.7 out of 5
Any role playing game is easy for those of you who like them the most
above all other types of games, but this game does make you think.
There are hidden spells (or ways of acquiring them), mostly summon
spells, and to get some of them, the player has to think about how to
beat the boss, which (sometimes) isn't easy. ie. How do you beat a boss
who heals herself of all the damage you do, and also hurts your party...?
and What is the most effective way to kill a boss who will kill you in
5 turns unless you kill him first...? How do I turn Cecil into a Paladin,
and what can I do to make the final boss battle easier?
Game Play-Fun 5 out of 5
Even after all the games for all the systems that are presently being
sold, I still find time to play and replay this game over, and over, and
over again. The storyline is easy to follow, and it really makes the player
"feel" the plot, and really get involved in the game. The monster fights
aren't difficult, but at the same time, they aren't easy either.
There were no problems with the game, or anything frustrating about the
game. I found no annoying glitches or anything of the sort while playing.
Replayability 5 out of 5
As I said before, this game is one that any role playing fan who likes to
go back to the "traditional" role playing games while taking a break from
the current megabuck role playing games out on the market today, will
love playing this game again.
Game Value 5 out of 5
Definitely worth the price of the game. You will play this game over and
over, and you will never get bored of it!
Overall 4.9 out of 5
Over all, I give Final Fantasy a 4.9 out of 5 rating, because it is an all
around excellent game, with a great storyline, exceptional sounds and
music, and great graphics.