There is no question that players would welcome a gameplay experience more refined by better system upgrades to explore this wondrous world, but Legend of Mana remains enjoyable despite this. If you’re patient with the murky controls, can get lost in the mystifying crafting and pet-rearing systems, and embrace the enchanting world and cast, Legend of Mana will leave a lasting impression from a game that plays like little else.
Capcom has gifted us more than just simple paid DLC with this massive expansion. The amount of fresh content packed into Iceborne amounts to a sequel built on the original engine. The new locale is beautifully rendered, offering exciting new sights and sounds as you explore the crisp snowfields and frozen caverns. Visually, each new monster is fantastically detailed in all their intimidating might, even the ones built upon the models of previous designs. What’s more, they keep you on your toes when visiting the original locations from the base game, adding a new edge to each hunt.