Legend of Mana Reviews
If you are one of the gamers who want to deal with older games that had a significant course in the world of video games, Legend of Mana Remastered offers the right tools to transform Fa'Diel world tour into something beautiful and fun, but carrying on his back and some elements that look a little dusty and outdated.
Review in Greek | Read full review
A hidden masterpiece that should not be missed by those who miss the taste of classic J-RPGs.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
I'm always happy when I hear that remakes or remasters of JRPGs will be released, and Legend of Mana was no exception. After the well-done Trails of Mana, I was in enormous anticipation, but unfortunately it was not satisfied. Legend of Mana is a role-playing game that was innovative in the area of presentation and storytelling 20 years ago. But today it can't keep up these aspects. Is it on the one hand because the style mix of new backgrounds and old sprites really harmonize in my opinion, on the other hand also because of the weak protagonist. With this character, I never felt as if he had a purpose or development in the game. What saves the story, however, are the wonderful supporting characters. The charming characters, were able to keep me glued to the game even over a long period of time. It should also be noted that although the main plot is missing, the short stories were convincing. For gamers who don't have much time to follow a long story, this aspect is convincing. Exciting stories can be experienced again and again in small bites. All in all, you have to have a love for old JRPGs and innovative ideas to like Legend of Mana. But if you get involved, you'll experience a smorgasbord of different stories and loving characters in a good forty hours.
Review in German | Read full review
Legend of Mana isn’t just as good as the previous Mana games. It’s better. In fact, it’s not just one of the best JRPGs from the Playstation era, it’s one of the best I’ve ever played. And nobody told me, so I’m here to tell you.
WORTH CONSIDERING - Legend of Mana is a confusing and, at times, clunky mess of a game that is carried by its beautiful visuals and a stellar soundtrack.
Legend of Mana returns twenty years after its initial release, without much having really changed for those who had the chance to try it at the time We have a game still as beautiful now adapted to current standards, an immediate grip and beautiful music. In addition, this is the first time it has been released in Europe. Too bad, however, that the absence of a real scenario is felt, as well as some features that today smell of dust.
Review in French | Read full review
Legend of Mana is a game with wasted potential. For the old-school gamers it could be awesome, but newcomers to the series may not enjoy the experience as much.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
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.
Legend of Mana is a thoroughly enjoyable RPG that has stood the test of time, but a lack of direction might make it rough for genre newbies. I’ve admitted myself that I had to use a walkthrough to get the most out of the game – I’m not sure I would have enjoyed it quite as much if I didn’t. I did though, and it really allowed me to appreciate the intricacy of the world, all of the little zany quests it has to offer, and the enjoyable action-orientated combat mechanics. Legend of Mana does something different with its old-school RPG offering, but it comes together to make for a good time. Just don’t be afraid to look for a walkthrough online when you’re playing.
Is Legend of Manaworth it ? This is an answer that varies depending on what each player is looking for. If you want to try something different and taste it accompanied by the great work that M2 did, this is definitely a dish for you. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a more "conventional" adventure, you'd better let the world of Fa'Diel remain in its lethargy.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
You'll have to get used to the combat system as well, which does feel very dated. It's not bad, but it's incredibly basic and, by today's standards, clunky. It boils down to running away from enemy attacks, and then running back into the fray to unleash simple combos. Special moves are available once your super meter is full, but actually landing them can be frustrating, since enemies can waddle out of the way while the animation plays. Again, it's clunky, but there are a range of weapon types to play around with, and companion characters (who can be controlled by the AI or a second player) add spice with their own abilities.
Like when it first came out, there are too many ideas here and they are not as deep as they should be to come together as a nice whole but the audio-visual presentation kind of helps to ease the hassle of having to deal with a semi-disjointed progression.
Review in Persian | Read full review
I enjoyed this remaster of Legend of Mana. It kept the same feel of the original (almost to a fault), so any fans of this classic adventure will undoubtedly love this remaster. It’s gorgeous to look at and listen to while you enjoy the journey. I really wish there had been quality of life improvements to the combat and better explanations of how to set up the map, though.
Legend of Mana is a weighty, yet unique RPG that returns to bring western audiences another look at a forgotten gem.
It is clear that Legend of Mana Remaster has been released for fans of retro JRPGs that would not mind what condition it came out in. The good news is that the game is preserved as best as it is, sprites and all, however everything that also was frustrating about this type of game also carried over including some control delay, dated gameplay, and unengaging story.
Legend of Mana Remastered rounds out the 90s Mana titles to be brought onto modern consoles in a true-to-form remaster. Updated visuals and new features are certainly a nice touch, even if the narrative can be a challenge to earn. While the game shows its age in places, fans of the genre and Mana series as a whole will love returning to the world of Fa’Diel, or experience it for the first time.
Legend of Mana fascinate in a remaster that rescues the strengths and weaknesses of the original game. Fa’Diel's magical world captivates with its vibrant locales and interesting characters, and the free progression invites us to explore every corner. Real-time combat has several options of weapons and techniques, which allows for numerous approaches, but the lack of fluidity makes it uncomfortable. Using an open structure is creative, but it's also fraught with problems: it lacks a more consistent main plot, it's easy to get lost, and many mechanics have obscure workings. The remastering updates the atmosphere with high-resolution artwork and new music arrangements, resulting in an even more beautiful game. In addition, some options have been added that make the journey a lot easier, such as being able to save anywhere — it's a shame they didn't take the opportunity to make adjustments to some of the systems. In the end, even after so many years, Legend of Mana remains a beautiful, flawed and remarkable RPG.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
In effect, Legend of Mana is less interested in being a JRPG as it is a story of immersion. You’re given these truly beautiful, art gallery-worthy environments to explore, these eclectic, memorable characters to interact with, and a narrative that is broken up into a series of vignettes that keeps the overall game feeling vibrant and energetic. Perhaps the best comparison I can draw with Legend of Mana is to that of the most beautiful picture book version of Aesop’s Fables you could imagine. Without being religiously heavy-handed, this game has a way of sharing wonderful little stories of morality and humour, and it’s certainly going to be rolling around in my head for some time to come entirely because of the quality of those stories.
Ultimately, Legend of Mana presents a fun and enchanting world to explore. The gameplay is simplistic and clumsy, but the tedium is alleviated somewhat by M2's modern additions. If players avoid getting bogged down by the unnecessary side systems, they may be able to capture Legend of Mana's lost spirit of adventure.