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Lagoon -- Kemco/Seika

Lagoon from Kemco/Seika is a basic role playing game for play on the Super Nintendo. In this overhead adventure game, your goal is to restore peace and happiness to Lakeland. Throughout the game you must acquire and learn to use a variety of spells, weapons, and items. In order to finish your quest you must explore many different towns and realms.

Ferrari Man
Good graphics, good sound, moderate challenge make a good game, right? Not in the case of Kemco's Lagoon. Although individual characteristics are good they don't come together well. It comes across as a disappointment; this machine is great. I expected more.

Lagoon definitely does not compete with any of the other games for the Super NES. Nothing new is used in the execution of the story. Graphics are fair. I like how the characters armor changes color, but take away the cape and the character looks like Jazetta from NEC's Neutopia. The story is very dry, and this sets the game back. So far this is the worst and most annoying role playing game for the Super NES.

Someone at Kemco obviously wanted to continue the spirit of NEC's Ys Book I & II. Although this game may not be as similar as Neutopia is to Zelda, this game comes close. Game-play seemed bland and average to me, and the sound of combat instantly turned me off... (Ding-Ding, 3rd floor)

Lagoon is, at best, vaguely interesting. The game lacks excitement and is little more than a poor translation of NEC's Ys Book I & II. Both the sound and graphics seem rather bland. The gameplay is okay, and some of the scenes in Phillip Castle give a very nice sense of depth with smooth multi-speed scrolling. The characters are larger than they are in Ys as well. On the whole, however, I would suggest this game only to Ys Book I & II lovers who either have very poor vision or a very small TV.

>>>>> 59.0/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Sound 4.0 3.0 3.5 3.0
Gameplay/Control 3.0 2.5 3.0 3.0
Longevity/Playability 2.5 2.5 2.0 1.0
Overall 3.0 2.0 2.5 2.5
Total 16.5 14.0 14.0 14.5

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