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Consolemania (86 out of 100)

Passando a esaminare i dettagli tecnici un pregio Ăš certamente la grafica molto ben dettagliata e gli sprite piĂč grossi della media dei programmi di questo genere; i commenti musicali sono strumentalmente ben orchestrati e melodicamente molto orecchiabili e la giocabilitĂ  Ăš ben dosata; a tal proposito si puĂČ dire che la tensione del videogiocatore aumenta progressivamente con le fasi di gioco.

Apr 1992 · SNES · read review

Games-X ( )

The mission is difficult to even begin, never mind complete. There is a save game option onto the cartridge but this can only be used after successful completion of a section. Lagoon, compared to so many others before it, includes both good and bad points, and that's about all you can say about it!

Jan 23rd, 1992 · SNES

Total!! UK Magazine (79 out of 100)

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.

Oct 1993 · SNES

Geeks Under Grace (7.6 out of 10)

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.

Jul 10th, 2014 · SNES · read review

Total! (Germany) (2.25 out of 6)

Technisch ist das Game natĂŒrlich nicht mehr ganz auf der Höhe der Zeit, die Grafiken sind eher nĂŒchtern, dafĂŒr 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 dĂŒrfen durchaus einen Blick riskieren.

Dec 1994 · SNES

RPGFan (73 out of 100)

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%.

Aug 9th, 2000 · SNES · read review

Video Games (60 out of 100)

Im Gegensatz zu den unverkennbaren Vorbildern “Zelda‘ und “Y‘s“ lĂ€uft 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.

May 1992 · SNES

Nintendo Magasinet (Sweden) (6 out of 10)

Det hÀr Àventyret pÄminner som sagt mest om Zelda-spelen, fast Àr inte alls lika bra. Musiken och grafiken fÄr visserligen klart godkÀnt men labyrinterna Àr som sagt alldeles för stora och krÄngliga, Àven för en van rollspelare som jag sjÀlv. Hade Kemco/Seika gjort nÄgon sorts kartsystem och lagt in flera hÀftiga fiender hade spelet kunnat vara mycket bÀttre. Nu stannar betyget pÄ ganska bra. Men eftersom det inte finns sÄ mÄnga spel av den hÀr typen i Sverige Àr det ÀndÄ vÀrt att titta nÀrmare pÄ för dig som gillar Àventyr och utmaningar.

May 1993 · SNES

RetroGame Man (6 out of 10)

In summary, Lagoon is a bland action-RPG that was unique at the time of release but has not held up well over time. While the game is playable, gameplay is lacklustre because of poor sword-play and bland graphics (which make the dungeons hard to navigate). The game has some stellar parts including a moody and awesome soundtrack and a cool magic system that provided some unique flexibility to dispatching enemies.

Jan 21st, 2019 · SNES · read review

Game Zero (59 out of 100)

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.

May 1992 · SNES · read review

Power Play (59 out of 100)

Frecher geht's wohl nicht mehr: Nicht nur ein berĂŒhmter Vater stand bei "Lagoon" Pate, sondern gleich zwei Klassiker. Schade nur, daß die Programmierer etwas lieblos abkupferten. Trotz guter AnsĂ€tze schafft Lagoon nicht den Sprung ĂŒber die MittelmaßhĂŒrde. Das grĂ¶ĂŸte Problem des Moduls: Die Grafik ist zwar mittelprĂ€chtig bis nett, aber zu unĂŒbersichtlich 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: stĂ€ndiges Warten auf den NachzĂŒgler zerrt an den Nerven und hemmt den Spielfluß.

Mar 1992 · SNES

GameCola.net (5 out of 10)

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.

Aug 2008 · SNES · read review

HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) (2 out of 10)

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.

Jul 9th, 2005 · SNES · read review

HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) (2 out of 10)

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.

Jan 13th, 2004 · SNES · read review

Player Reviews

Great plot, but poor programming
by Scott G (789)

The Good
This game is well written, like many RPGs made in this time. One of the better non-Square or Enix RPGs.

The mazes are a bit challenging compared to many RPGs, which is good for those who like to be challenged in this fashion.

The Bad
Poor programming, its very easy for a boss moving boss to hit you at one spot and move to to another spot where you get hit again, sometimes you can die from this. Monsters were a little too predictive.

The compositions are catchy, a little too repetitive though, and there are only a few sound effects.

The Bottom Line
Its a good game if you really like the action RPGs like Seiken Densetsu or Zelda.

Oct 15th, 2005 · SNES

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Critic reviews added by Bozzly, Tim Janssen, Mr Almond, RhYnoECfnW, Patrick Bregger, Jeanne, lights out party, Alsy, SlyDante, Terok Nor, Big John WV, vicrabb.