Lagoon Reviews (SNES)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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If i'm preaching to the converted then I have to say that, while not on the scale of Zelda, this is a very nicely structured and playable RPG of the sickeningly cute variety.
Geeks Under Grace (Jul 10, 2014)
Action RPG fans will appreciate Lagoon's staff & crystal swap magic customization system. Hardcore players will draw a sense of challenge from completing some of Lagoon's more labyrinthine dungeons. While often compared (negatively) to the Legend of Zelda, Lagoon stands on its own as a memorable game in its own right.
Total! (Germany) (Dec, 1994)
Technisch ist das Game natürlich nicht mehr ganz auf der Höhe der Zeit, die Grafiken sind eher nüchtern, dafür bietet allerdings der Soundtrack einige kleine Höhepunkte, Steuerung und Story sind in Ordnung. Alles in allem ist „Lagoon“ aber ein netter Exkurs in die Urzeiten der Action-Adventures, der auch heute noch seine Reize hat. Nostalgiker dürfen durchaus einen Blick riskieren.
RPGFan (Aug 09, 2000)
Lagoon is a mixture of a hackneyed plot, cheesy sounds and visuals, very little fun, and a severe need for Cloud's Buster Sword, which gave humongous weapons the fine image that they have today. Freak the Mighty, on the other hand, is a well-written story of a hulking oaf who teams up with a maniacal midget genius to bring joy and excitement to the world. It tackles the issues of the drudgery of everyday life and even shares some pearls of philosophical wisdom on death, while still being a comical joy to read. If you have a wad of cash, guess which product I'd suggest you buy. FtM gets an 87% Overall, while Lagoon gets a meager 73%.
Video Games (May, 1992)
Im Gegensatz zu den unverkennbaren Vorbildern “Zelda‘ und “Y‘s“ läuft der Spielspaß in der Lagune ab. Lustlos bahnt sich der Held durch langweilige Monsterscharen und noch langweiligere Labyrinthe. Nachteilig ist auch die limitierte Bewegungsfreiheit des Helden.
Game Zero (May, 1992)
Lagoon is, at best, vaguely interesting. The game lacks excitement and is little more than a poor translation of NEC's Ys Book I & II. Both the sound and graphics seem rather bland. The gameplay is okay, and some of the scenes in Phillip Castle give a very nice sense of depth with smooth multi-speed scrolling. The characters are larger than they are in Ys as well. On the whole, however, I would suggest this game only to Ys Book I & II lovers who either have very poor vision or a very small TV.
Power Play (Mar, 1992)
Frecher geht's wohl nicht mehr: Nicht nur ein berühmter Vater stand bei "Lagoon" Pate, sondern gleich zwei Klassiker. Schade nur, daß die Programmierer etwas lieblos abkupferten. Trotz guter Ansätze schafft Lagoon nicht den Sprung über die Mittelmaßhürde. Das größte Problem des Moduls: Die Grafik ist zwar mittelprächtig bis nett, aber zu unübersichtlich geraten. Kartenzeichnen wird zur unliebsamen Qual. Ein weiteres Ärgernis sind die Spielfiguren, die sich zeitweise dem Helden anschließen. Die Burschen schlurfen im Kriechtempo durch die Landschaft. Die Folge: ständiges Warten auf den Nachzügler zerrt an den Nerven und hemmt den Spielfluß.
50 (Aug, 2008)
However, if you like games that are fun to play and don't encourage you to grind for hours in order to get pointless items, don’t play Final Fantasy VII. But, don’t play Lagoon, either. Play with atomic bombs, instead. Killing things is cool.
HonestGamers (Jul 09, 2005)
Should you consider yourself a person of good taste, do us all a favor and steer clear of this turkey before it becomes an analogy for self-abuse instead.
HonestGamers (Jan 13, 2004)
I take back what I said to begin. There IS a happy ending. If this review dissuades you at all from playing Lagoon, feel HAPPY, and above all, grateful. And about my imaginary court proceedings? Kemco would have SETTLED. Make sure you don't.