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Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest

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Too simple for most, but worth a look for any RPG fan SNES Nick Rycar (200)
It's too easy and simple, but a good choice for those new to the genre. SNES JohnLennon224 (16)

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Platform Votes Score
SNES 43 2.8
Wii 1 0.2
Combined MobyScore 44 2.8

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Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is not for everyone. Its target audiences are first-time RPGers, and experienced players may find it overly simple. It is a great choice as a first RPG for beginners. The battles are fun, but dungeons aren't as much fun to explore as those in a lot of other RPGs, since there isn't a great deal of treasure or hidden secrets. The game does not have a vast variety of weapons, armor, characters, or magic, nor does it have a particularly fascinating story or memorable characters, and it is not very long or very hard. However, even if you're a veteran RPG player, as long you don't thrive on complexity too much, give it a chance: You just might like it.
SNESPower Play
Rollenspieleinsteiger werden an Mystic Quest ihre helle Freude haben: Kinderleichte Bedienung, lockere Rätsel und problemlose Monsterhorden bieten vor allem jüngere Videospielern flockige Rollenspielkost. Der erfahrene Ork-Metzger wird jedoch etwas enttäuscht sein. Man läuft schnurstracks von einem Obermotz zum anderen, verprügelt hier ein paar Zauberer, dort ein paar Zwerge und steht nach einigen Tagen vor dem obersten aller Endgegner. Knackige Rätsel sucht man vergeblich, gefährliche Gegner ebenfalls. Magere Ausrüstungsgegenstände und wenige Waffen sorgen beim Final-Fantasy-2-Experten ebenfalls für Ernüchterung. Die Grafik bewegt sich auf dem soliden Niveau des Vorgängers: die Musiken gehören allerdings zum Besten, was mir je zu Ohren gekommen ist. Es bleibt ein wunderschönes wenn auch sehr leichtes Simpelrollenspiel, das sich alle Einsteiger zulegen sollten.
A great introduction for those new to RPGs. Ultimately too easy to be taken seriously.
SNESTotal! (Germany)
In jedem Fall bekommt Ihr jede Menge Action und Adventure geboten. Die Grafik ist inzwischen zwar nicht mehr ganz so up to date, sie ist aber immer wieder für einen Lacher gut. Auch der Rest des Games kann sich sehen und hören lassen. Die Steuerung ist zwar etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig, aber mit etwas Übung zu beherrschen.
The game is very simple, but that's the point. It's supposed to be an easy RPG that anyone can sink their time into; and the fact that you can save anywhere makes it playable in small doses. It's not deep or involving, but it is enjoyable. Sure, from an objective standpoint it has some glaring flaws, but I had fun with it and still sometimes play it for kicks. Though it's far from being a great game, you could do a lot worse.
WiiNintendo Life
Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is certainly not a bad game, but its low level of difficulty and overly predictable storyline might prove to be a bit too minimal for long-time Final Fantasy fans. Of course gamers who've never really given the series a chance or those who've found the standard releases a bit too difficult and complicated might want to check this far more accessible title out. At the very least it's a fitting introduction to the world of RPGs and a nice starting point for those looking to delve into the world of Final Fantasy and all that it has to offer.
Mystic Quest Legend est un jeu qui se veut simple, et de ce fait il se démarque nettement de tout autre RPG de la même époque. Ce que les rôlistes purs et durs considèreront comme des défauts se présenteront plus comme des atouts aux yeux d’un débutant. L’approche entière du jeu est allégée de toutes les subtilités les plus contraignantes du jeu de rôle, dans l’optique principale de tout d’abord faire découvrir aux néophytes ce genre encore peu répandu en Europe. Au final, Mystic Quest n’est en aucun cas qualifiable d’ersatz de Final Fantasy. Il se situe plus dans son prolongement, en constituant une sorte d’introduction au genre et accessoirement à la série.
This game does enough things right that for the most part, you'll likely enjoy yourself while playing it. Recommended.
SNESNintendo Magasinet (Denmark)
Mystic Quest er det perfekte spil for den mindre erfarne rollespiller. Et stort eventyr med mange steder og borge at besøge, men alligevel ikke alt for svært. Grafikken i Mystic Quest er ikke på højde med Zelda III's, men musik er virkelig noget Square har tjek på.
SNESThunderbolt Games
You and your three friends are in a bar. Out of nothingness, there is swirling mist in the air, and a jangling tune on the jukebox starts unexpectedly. A drunken pair of unruly toughs with Mohawks (they always have Mohawks) emerge from the fog, and they decide to start something with one of your pals. You watch with unnatural calm as Buddy #1 gets beaten down to his knees. Buddy #2 moves in to get in some retaliatory strikes, but you call him off and toss to him instead a First Aid Kit, and, quite perfunctorily, he sets about caring for your fallen comrade. You and your third friend appear paralyzed, but in truth, you are waiting for something. The second tough seems to be gathering inner strength... he launches an attack that leaves your Buddy #3 in a bloody heap. You knew this was coming, you saw the thug preparing for it, yet you made no preemptive strike!
"Mystic Quest Legend" ist trotz seiner Schlichtheit kein schlechtes Spiel und für ein jüngeres Publikum, das abseits der vielen VC-Plattformer mal in die Rollenspielwelt reinschnuppern möchte, durchaus geeignet. Eine zu offensichtliche Einfallslosigkeit seitens der Entwickler lässt sich dennoch nicht abstreiten, so dass der Titel weit hinter SNES-Perlen wie "Secret of Mana" zurückbleibt. Speziell geübtere (Rollen-)Spieler werden mir hoher Wahrscheinlichkeit noch vor dem Abspann des Spiels das Interesse verlieren. Bleibt zu hoffen, dass Square Enix weitere/bessere SNES-Rollenspiel auf die Virtual Console loslässt.
So the fact that the replay value doesn't really exist and that the game in general is very short it makes this game, while probably not a worthwhile purchase, a very good rental! So if you're bored one day it wouldn't hurt to rent this game! Although its probably not out there to rent, eh .. since its all like from the 90's and whatnot buuut, borrow it from a friend! Good times WILL be had and it wont take forever to have them.
If you're looking for a mindless bit of gameplay to keep you occupied for a few hours, then FF:MQ is for you. If you're like me, though, and you appreciate the fine tradition of games like Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy VI, you're unlikely to think much of it.
Mystic Quest Legend ist einer der schlechtesten Squaretitel, die bis jetzt erschienen sind und sei eigentlich nur absoluten RPG-Anfängern empfohlen. Squares Versuch dem europäischen Markt das Rollenspielgenre nahe zu bringen ist mit diesem Titel nicht gelungen und hätte zur damaligen Zeit besser die normalen Final Fantasy Teile übersetzen sollen.
WiiDefunct Games
Eight dollars is a bit steep for Final Fantasy Kids. The story isn't very exciting, the graphics are boring and there's nothing remarkable about the game mechanics. With so many great role-playing games already available for download, you're better off saving your money and waiting for Final Fantasy III.