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"Final Fantasy Mystic Quest" Review

Al has a history of computer programming as well as game design. Alex loves 2D style video games.

One of the game's logos

One of the game's logos

Introduction

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is an awesome role-playing game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). This particular game was an influential part of my childhood. I have had some of the music from this game stuck in my head periodically since the time that I was a very young youth. I loved the game when I was a kid, and I still enjoy it thoroughly to this day. This game offers me much more than just nostalgia; the product was simply a well made piece of artistic expression. #VideoGameTruth.

The box art for the video game external case

The box art for the video game external case

Music

One of this game's greatest strengths is most definitely the music that is included. The game's music is still appreciated, even outside of the game play. This role-playing game (RPG) is in the possession of the best musical numbers that I have ever heard from a game of its sort. The sounds of this 90s game easily get the blood flowing! I feel as though this game's music is simply something which needs to be experienced directly. It cannot be accurately described with the help of words alone! Please consider taking the time to listen to some of this game's fantastic musical compositions.

A Battle Theme Remix By Vincent Moretto

Graphics

Although Final Fantasy Mystic Quest has likely been under a lot of criticism for its graphics, I am much less pessimistic. For the 16-bit SNES, the visual artwork for this game is amazing. The small depictions of characters may have been difficult to draw (and they probably were to be honest), but generally speaking, the imagery is incredible. Visually, this game is in the upper tier for SNES games. One notable item about the art is that it is much more realistic in nature than many other games of its time. The pictured works do not feel cartoony; they feel as though they are depictions of something all too real. This realism adds a new level to game play in the fantasy world the players are introduced to.

Photo of one of the game's many battles

Photo of one of the game's many battles

Gameplay

The gameplay is very different from the majority of other games in this franchise. Monster attacks do not occur at random, which can give the player some aid in escaping when in a bad situation. However, enemies can still block one's pathway and the game isn't entirely nor necessarily easy for this feature. Overall, the game's battles are very fun. I will repeat that this game's strongest feature is its music, but fighting the monsters is enjoyable too. The music alongside the actual battle makes the whole experience that much more awesome.

A Boss Battle Theme Remix

Storyline

The storyline is another greatly underrated aspect of this game. I did and do thoroughly enjoy the story. This particular narrative is well amplified with the assistance of the graphics and the music. I think that the game's story line is just fantastic! I don't care much for all of the negativity that is often spouted online against items within the fields of mainstream culture. I still feel for the characters involved in the imagined story for Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. All of the people in the game are unique and interesting. I actually believe that the characters in this game were much more developed than some of the characters in other games of the franchise.

Conclusion

I believe very strongly that this RPG is heavily underrated. This game not only took a lot of talent to create, but the finished product is amazing as well. It would appear, to me at least, that negative reviews have been the norm for too long now. I much prefer reviewing something that I love. And I love Final Fantasy Mystic Quest! That isn't to state that I never hate on anything, because I certainly have a history of that. However, incredibly fun games like Final Fantasy Mystic Quest shouldn't be hated upon in my mind. Please inform me of what you all think in the comments below. Did you ever play this game? If so, did you like it? Did you enjoy it more or less than other games of its kind? Please tell me your thoughts!

© 2018 Alexander James Guckenberger

Comments

Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on December 24, 2018:

Thank you Eman. I really appreciate you! :D

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on December 24, 2018:

A very interesting and useful review.

Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on December 23, 2018:

Maya, thank you so much. :) I tried. :P

Maya Ellenson from Hobe Sound, Florida on December 22, 2018:

Very comprehensive and thoughtful review!

Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on December 21, 2018:

Nell, my Mom used to love playing this game. Sometimes I would just lay down and listen as she played. :)

Nell Rose from England on December 21, 2018:

Been a while since I played these games with my son, but interesting and useful stuff. :)