Secret of Mana
Reviewed by Alan
You start out on a log bridge, you lose your footing and fall into the
pond below. You find that the path back to the village is blocked
by foliage. You walk deeper into the pond and find a sword stuck in a
stone. You yank it out and a ghost appears, it says a few things and
sends you off. You cut through the foliage and follow the path.
On the way you see a rabbit witch hasn't ever been seen so close to
the village. You follow the path some more and find your hometown.
Just then an earthquake hits and you fall into a pit. In it you see a
strange creature that looks part ant and part mantis. You realize
you are going to have to fight.
Graphics 9 out of 10
The graphics are very crisp and clear. This is good because with
such a large RPG it is important to see it like it is. The explosions
look more realistic than other games like this that I have seen. Other
things like sand are very well colored because it is a variety of colors
and not just yellow or orange. And the Mana Beast is a sight to see.
Music and Sound 8 out of 10
Really good music but some people may find it annoying. It has a few
songs that get stuck in your head, but most really get you into the feel
of the game and I think that is important. The sound effects are great,
it isn't like a boring pop every time swing a sword or an axe, it's the
sound you would hear like a swish or a crack, it's great.
Game Challenge 9.5 out of 10
The game is fairly difficult, especially for beginners, but it's not impossible
and it's fun so you hardly notice. The levels are somewhat simple but some
bosses could give you trouble. Most are just fun.
Replayability 10 out of 10
This is one game you will not want to stop playing on. It is the best game
I have ever seen and will never stop having fun with it. I'm on my third
time around already. Any time I am playing Nintendo I am playing this.
Overall 9.5 out of 10
In conclusion, this is a great game. I think everyone who likes RPG's
will love this game.