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Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
« on: June 30, 2009, 08:09:58 AM »
Although I've heard many negative reviews for this game. I, myself, has never played it.

Has anyone tried this game and how did you like it?


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Re: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2009, 08:13:52 AM »
I've never played it, but is this related to Final Fantasy Adventure? I have played that, though not in years. That game ended up being the first of the Mana series.


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Re: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2009, 08:16:42 AM »
I think there was 2 Mystic Quests...although I could be mistaking myself. ???
FFAdventure was known as Mystic Quest in Europe, as Mystic Quest was a SNES game.


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Re: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2009, 08:39:50 AM »
Yea sort of, but its quite confusing. There are two different games, which has been renamed in each region causing many confusion on the long run which game is which.

First of you have the gameboy title, called final fantasy adventures. Its the one that plays like a zelda game and its also the one that has been remade into the first mana game. It has been released under the names:
JP -> Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden
USA -> Final Fantasy Adventures
EU -> Mystic Quest


Then you also have an RPG with a battle system like final fantasy itself. This one is released for the SNES and has bee released under the names:
JP -> Final Fantasy USA Mystic Quest
USA -> Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
EU -> Mystic Quest Legend


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Re: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009, 08:42:11 AM »
Then you also have an RPG with a battle system like final fantasy itself. This one is released for the SNES and has bee released under the names:
JP -> Final Fantasy USA Mystic Quest
USA -> Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
EU -> Mystic Quest Legend
This was the one I was talking about. At first, I had no idea what wee187 was talking about, then I googled Final Fantasy Adventure and it was called Mystic Quest in Europe. Then I google Final Fantasy Mystic Quest and find a completely different game.  :o I was confused, but thanks.  :)


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Re: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009, 07:34:05 PM »
Mystic Quest has some of the best music I've ever heard, even though the gameplay and story are clich?, but the music makes it worthwhile to play.


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Re: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009, 09:06:01 PM »
I've played it and I liked it pretty much. and I don't understand why people gave it such negative reviews. Is it because of the battle system?


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Re: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2009, 05:04:56 AM »
Pretty much... every aspect of the game was criticized excluding the music (which was ultimately praised as stated above). Fans complained that it was way too simple and linear, "it didn't appeal to hardcore gamers" said critics.

Gamespot also made a April Fool's Joke and included FF Mystic Quest in the top 10 Final Fantasy Games.
http://www.gamespot.com/features/6146818/p-5.html

I still own it, but my SNES games are no longer used.

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Re: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2009, 10:17:36 AM »
Fans complained that it was way too simple and linear

Well easy said, Mystic Quest was Squares idea to make those "Dumb Americans" play an RPG. In those days RPGs where still not really that popular in the western culture and Square thought that the hard Japanese difficulty was the problem. So they made the battles supper easy, minimized the options by letting you control only 1 person and made the world map so linear that you possibly couldn't get lost ::)


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Re: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2009, 02:28:53 AM »
^^

That right there is exactly why Final Fantasy Mystic Quest was hated. Way too simple and it didn't feel like a Final Fantasy. Don't be surprised when you ask a fan what his/her most hated Final Fantasy and they say FF: Mystic Quest. But in retrospect, wasn't this game mostly targeted for younger audiences?


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Re: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2009, 10:14:32 AM »
Nope and probably yes. Originally it was really meant for the USA audience, but then again the average people playing Action Adventure/RPGs in the USA were mostly the youth. So yea in the end you can say that the younger audience was the target.

But to be honest even though the game gained many critics it still gained reasonable numbers. Scoring ratings as 3.5/5 or 7/10. After all it was a nice game to play despite the easy difficultie level.