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  Sword of Mana
Words from the company:
Sword of Mana is a Game Boy Advance heir to the glorious heritage of Square's SNES RPGs of the 90's. Secret of Mana, Sword of Mana's predecessor, is widely regarded as one of the finest console RPG's ever made. Although the two share little in common in terms of story, they both feature a similar art style, action-oriented gameplay and wildly-addictive gameplay. Boasting a huge game environment, a gripping storyline and a deep class upgrade system, Sword of Mana delivers epic adventure.

Features
Long, dramatic story in the tradition of Squaresoft's finest RPGs.
Complex relationships between characters.
Intricate class-development system allows you to mold the path of your hero.
Weapons and Magic Spells gain levels as you advance in your adventures.
Different enemies will appear depending on the day and hour.

In Sword of Mana, you'll choose between playing a male or female hero. Although there is just one overall storyline, the pieces of that story you experience and areas of the world you visit will be determined by the character you choose. Often, the two characters work together, but there are some areas that are exclusive to each. Players that enjoy the game will want to play through it again to explore all the terrain they missed from the other perspective.

The Review:
This remake into the Game Boy Advance media of a renown game called Sword of Mana was a tad disappointing. The first thing that bothered me was having to listen to the story line without an option to just get into the game. It seems to just drag on and on and on and on and on and … you get my drift, I hope.
The controls to move around I am accustomed to but fighting is another matter. I found it difficult if not awkward to fight or cast spells with any success. Maybe in time I would get better but for a fast paced world, time is precious and this game for me was not one I would play too many times. If you are a fan then you probably would be better at it and fight without problems. Aw … well can’t win them all.

Review ID Number: 525
  Product Details
Nintendo
Review Date: 2003-12-22
Reviewer: Nick Sardy
Rating: 6 out of 10
 
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