Final Fantasy 2
Reviewed by Clint
You are Cecil, the leader of the Barons. You will soon undertake a
journey with a friend named Kain against the antagonist named Golbez.
You will meet several people including a wizard who will slowly
remember the ultimate spell Meteor, a karate fighter who needs your
help defending his home town, a technician who has now entered Final
Fantasy lore, a mysterious girl with powers to summon monsters at
her will, the four elementals, a bard from a destroyed palace, and a
mysterious man named Namingway who resides everywhere in the world.
You will have to deal with Kain's betrayal, the truth of your past, the
giant step from knighthood to becoming a paladin, the secret underground
world, the red giant who can only be stopped by an alliance between all
of the towns of the world, and inevitably the end of the world.
Graphics 6 out of 10
For the time again, cool. This was the fourth game I bought for my
Super Nintendo, so you have to think about the standards those days.
Nice detail on the land, monsters, battle scenes, and characters, but
that is about it.
Music and Sound 6 out of 10
Music was fantastic, sound was okay. One of those type games where
you can actually hum songs from it a long time later. In fact, I have
seen places where you can download the songs from the game even today.
Game Challenge 8 out of 10
Very challenging RPG. RPG's are usually alike. They are easy for a while,
then, they become difficult and that's when you must stop and power-up,
then it becomes easy again. Still, there some battles that will remain
difficult, like the three sorceresses who will be the first people to cast
virus on you, and Leviathan and the queen, she will cure both of them every
turn which is awkward if you haven't learned certain spells yet.
Game Play-Fun 7 out of 10
I am a semi-fan of RPG's. I like the stories more than actually playing
them, but this one was still cool. It's tough to judge this for RPG's.
As in any RPG, you must power-up. This is frustrating because of repition
of fighting over and over again with no plot unfolding.
Replayability 7 out of 10
Takes some time, but you will eventually play through any beaten RPG
at least once more.
Game Value 8 out of 10
If you like RPG's with great stories and don't mind the Nostalgia of it, this
is for you!
Story 9 out of 10
Very well thought out story. In my opinion, better than any of the other
Final Fantasy's except 7. This one did not have any just plain silly moments
in it. It remained serious and cool all the way through. It didn't have a an
octopus that ran when you drew it's picture or a evil phantom train who
you must while floating in front of it (Final Fantasy 3).
Sequel 10 out of 10
This is a special category just for this game. There is absolutely no let
down from Final Fantasy 1 to the sequel. The coolest moment of the entire
saga Final Fantasies was when I first played Final Fantasy 2. In the first
game, you play forever, walking around, canoeing, sailing fighting all the
time, and eventually, you begin to hear rumors of a 'Floater'. It is a magical
rock that is used to make ships float (airships). After you conquer the ice
cave and get to the desert, you finally see this contraption and begin flying
everywhere. When you begin Final Fantasy 2, the first scene shows three
airships flying by a well trained army. This was cool because it was like,
after the first game, a few years later the continuation of the story begins.
This was also when I realized there would be many many more Final
Fantasies. Easily, one of the best sequels to date.
Overall 8 out of 10
My second favorite RPG of all time. If I ever did a top twenty chart, this
game would be on it.