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Final Fantasy II -- Square

Final Fantasy II, from Square, is an involving role playing game for the SNES. Within the kingdom of Baron, airships rule the land. With your friends, you must brave the skys and discover the reason behind your King's mysterious orders. Why has he ordered the Red Wings to steal a powerful crystal from the rival kingdom? ...find out in Final Fantasy II.

Ferrari Man
Here is what a role playing game should be. The story actually interests you to want to continue, as so many games fail. With dazzling effects, this game sure comes through. Plenty of days of gameplay (weeks for most) will keep even the best Role Players busy. All the while, many different complex soundtracks play. Two thumbs up to Square's excellent game. Perhaps the best R.P.G. on a home system ever.

This game has everything--action, a good story, bad guys, good guys, and even, romance. With over 200 types of weapons and armour, and over 60 spells, who could go wrong? Square has done a superb job on Final Fantasy II. This game makes use of the SNES' Mode 7 capabilities. The best thing is the story. There is no way this game could get boring. This is the best R.P.G. I have ever played. This game is what the SNES is made for.

Great music, great graphics, excellent story, and wonderful use of this machines capabilities. I can now see why this game is referred to as the game to own if you have a SNES. I would have to say that this game could very well be the best role-playing game I've seen on a game system. It puts our other RPG game reviewed in this issue to shame (i.e. Lagoon). Kudos to the person who thought to make your character start out at the 10th level; it adds realism to the story--which I must say is a thorough and solid story at that.

Final Fantasy II is one of the better role-playing games I've seen. The story is very involving and holds interest. There are lots of places to explore and MANY important clues and items to find. In addition, this title has excellent sound and graphics. While the graphics in some of the overhead exploring scenes are only slightly above average, they are more than balanced by phenomenal graphics in other areas--such as the 45 degree airship sequences. This game could be very addicting, very easily. A definite must-buy.

>>>>> 94.5/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Sound 4.5 5.0 4.5 4.5
Gameplay/Control 4.0 5.0 5.0 4.5
Longevity/Playability 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Overall 4.5 5.0 5.0 5.0
Total 22.5 24.5 24.0 23.5

Originally appeared Vol 1, Iss 1 (04-05/92)