Welcome to another edition of Nostalgia Game Review, where I showcase classic games to play! This edition covers the North American release of Final Fantasy II, a game for the Super Nintendo.
Released on July 19, 1991, Final Fantasy II is actually the fourth main installment of the Final Fantasy series. Internationally, Final Fantasy II is actually known as Final Fantasy IV. The game follows a dark knight named Cecil, who's trying to stop the sorcerer Golbez from seizing powerful crystals and destroying the world. Final Fantasy II was developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) and saw releases on the PlayStation, WonderSwan Color, Game Boy Advance, and PSP as well.
I never played a lot of Final Fantasy, but this was a nice start. I was challenged when I played this game, which is a good thing. Granted, some of the battles were a tad overwhelming. But other than that, it wasn't that bad. There was also a broad cast of supporting characters, each with their own attributes and character class.
The one frustrating thing about Final Fantasy II is that you have to kill certain enemies with magic. If you run out of magic points while you're in a dungeon, you're screwed. Otherwise, everything else was really good. The story line was compelling and kept you on the edge of your seat.
I liked Final Fantasy II for the Super Nintendo quite a bit. Granted, it doesn't hold up to the masterpiece that is Final Fantasy 7, but it's still a great game. Final Fantasy II is definitely worth your time if you're looking for an RPG to try.
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