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Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES) artwork

Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES) review

"The fighting music is cool sounding, and the boss music is catchy and adventurous. The dungeon music is pounding, annoying, and not that nice to listen to. But, that's how it should be."

This has gotta be one of my favorite SNES games ever. The graphics are stunning for their time, and the gameplay is quite good, but slightly repetetive. The sound is quite good, and so is the story, although the storyline isn't the main focus of the game.

The graphics in this are excellent for the SNES. They match up with those of Chrono Trigger, and FFIII. Of course they're not by any means good by today's standards, but back in the day, these were the equivalent to FFVII's graphics. Really amazing for the SNES.

The sound in this game was nice, as well. It set a pretty good mood. The fighting music is cool sounding, and the boss music is catchy and adventurous. The dungeon music is pounding, annoying, and not that nice to listen to. But, that's how it should be. The music in Lufia II sets an excellent mood, as I said before.

The game's story was pretty good, in some parts. But it's not the main focus of the game--the dungeons are. In most places it's kinda like, go fetch the treasure from the cave, then bring it back to the rich guy, and repeat. Nothing too good here, and very repetetive. This game is mostly about the dungeons, which can be good, if you like that kind of thing.

This game's challenge is just about right for me. I had to retry several boss battles, and got temporarily stuck in some parts. None of this game was really too easy, and the dungeons are just about right. I can't remember quite how long this game is, but I think it was a fairly decent length. There are also quite a few puzzles which can be difficult, much like Zelda.

While Lufia II has many dungeons, and can get real repetetive, it turns out to be fun regardless. I like running around towns, and talking to people. The dungeons are fun, and involve a certain amount of strategy and thought to get through, which I like.

This game is one of my favorite RPG's on the SNES, and is one of my favorite RPG's period. It's not much in the storyline department, but if you're looking for a 'dungeon romper', much like Zelda, but with more RPG elements, go for this. It has difficult puzzles, nice, mood-setting sound, and surprisingly addictive gameplay.

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Staff review by James Gordon (Date unavailable)

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