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Illusion of Gaia

Illusion of Gaia (SNES) game cover art
Platform: SNES
Genre: Adventure (Fantasy)
Developer: Quintet
AKA: Illusion of Time (EU), Gaia Gensouki (JP)
Publisher
Region
Released
NA
09/??/1994
EU
04/27/1995
JP
11/27/1993

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Staff Reviews

Illusion of Gaia review

Reviewed December 31, 1969

Jason Venter says: "You can change to a sword-wielding knight or (even better), a morphing blob with killer attack power. These fellows kick butt and, thanks to their large size and rich color palettes, they look stylish doing it. If an enemy is spanking you hard, just find the nearest portal, warp inside, then come back with enough strength to level a city block. As is the case with your generic form, the strength of each alternate grows as you clear more and more monsters from the world."
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Illusion of Gaia review

Reviewed October 05, 2012

Rob Hamilton says: "In fact, the beginning of the game is pretty much one big cliche. Shortly after the game begins, Will unintentionally gets on the wrong side of the local king and queen and is forced to flee the area with the rulers' spoiled and naive daughter. Those two join up with a small group of Will's friends and explore the world to find mysterious artifacts and eventually save everything from a fate most dire. Pretty cut and dry on the surface, but as you dig deeper, you'll find that Illusion of Gaia wonderfully establishes a dark and melancholy mood that effortlessly moves this game far beyond being "just another adventure"."
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Reader Reviews

Illusion of Gaia review

Reviewed January 21, 2004

lurkeratlarge says: "Zelda clone. "
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Illusion of Gaia review

Reviewed August 17, 2006

marurun says: "Enix/Quintet's Illusion of Gaia is an action/RPG which aspires for philosophical greatness yet only achieves base mediocrity. "
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Illusion of Gaia review

Reviewed December 31, 1969

sgreenwell says: "Illusion of Gaia is one of the very well hidden gems for the Super Nintendo."
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Illusion of Gaia review

Reviewed July 25, 2010

zippdementia says: "There are darker skinned people in Freejia, but they exist only to populate the Diamond Mines or be sold to even worse fates in the dark corners of the world. After a trip to these human markets, the cherry blossoms and the content demeanor of most of the town’s residents seem a sick joke. The heaviest feeling of despair comes not from seeing those who suffer but from witnessing the ignorance of those who don’t."
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