Final Fantasy Legend II, Game Boy

This 1991 sequel to the classic Squaresoft RPG Final Fantasy Legend is considered by many to be even better than the first game. And I would have to concur with that view.

Final Fantasy Legend II is more polished and rounded than the first game, and much bigger and more detailed too. Again: you choose a party of up to four characters from a pool of eight different races/genders, each of which has its own set of magic and combat specialities. Every now and then you will even get a special fifth character join you, as you explore a certain area. They will even help you in combat too, which is very cool, and a feature not seen in many other four-party RPGs.

Combat is level-grindingly turn-based and hugely fun. All the timings and button-presses are spot on and you don’t feel like you’re being made to wait unnecessarily. Graphically, Final Fantasy Legend II is bolder and more refined than the first game, and the musical themes have been carried over, so seasoned Final Fantasy Legend players will recognise some of the score.

Story-wise: Final Fantasy Legend II is pretty basic. All you need to know is that you’re collecting shattered shards of MAGI (that’s “magic”, with the last letter missing), and having to battle lots of monsters and bosses to get them. No one plays Final Fantasy Legend games for the story and dialogue anyway – they play them for the challenge. And Final Fantasy Legend II is one of the very best!

Final Fantasy Legend series on The King of Grabs:
Final Fantasy Legend, Final Fantasy Legend II, Final Fantasy Legend III

More: Final Fantasy Legend II on Wikipedia


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