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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
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Critic Reviews

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97 (Dec, 2004)
This game is really a must have for anyone who is even slightly into RPGs. As for people who usually hate RPGs for whatever reason, this would probably be one of the only RPGs they would find themselves enjoying. It appeals to gamers of all types, casual or otherwise. You won’t have to invest 50-1000 hours into this game, as with many other RPGs these days, but you would most definitely be able to if you felt the need. Unfortunately, this game can be found basically nowhere. If you do happen to find it at some sort of gaming convention or used game store somewhere, it will most probably cost you something like 30-50 dollars. It is definitely worth the price, though. Anyway, if you can find it, play it. You won’t be disappointed.
Total! (Germany) (Jan, 1997)
Im großen und ganzen kann man also ruhigen Gewissens sagen: Besser sehr gut geklaut als schlecht selbst erfunden. Obwohl Lufia ein Sammelsurium von „geborgten“ Ideen ist, stört dies nicht. Alle Elemente wurden schlüssig miteinander verbunden. Die Story ist spannend, lustig und abwechslungsreich. Die deutsche Übersetzung ist größtenteils gelungen und unterhaltsam. Grafik und Sound sind zwar keine Meilensteine, aber durchaus angemessen, und der Spielspaß hält etliche (Echtzeit-)Stunden vor. Wenn also Euer Joypad schlaff im Regal hängt und Ihr mal wieder ein gutes RPG zocken wollt, dann greift zu! Lufia ist sein Geld wert.
RetroGame Man (Oct 15, 2015)
All in all – this is one of my favourite RPG’s for the SNES. It has a simple but mature story, awesome music, great gameplay, and graphics that get the job done!
Nintendo Life (Apr 21, 2009)
Lufia II is easily one of the top tier RPGs for the Super Nintendo console and a game that is challenging, humorous, and an overall joy to play. When you combine the game's unique visual stylings, the efficient turn-based combat system and the beautifully orchestrated soundtrack, you get one absolutely unforgettable RPG experience. Before we all got spoiled with the full-motion video and millions of polygons per second of today's epic RPGs, we had games like Lufia II that had a lot more to them than flashy visual effects and voice-overs. The Super Nintendo is widely considered to be an RPG fan's dream console and with games like Lufia II, it's easy to understand why.
GameFan Magazine (May, 1996)
Jaleco is very wise to bring out this title! This game's been rated as one of Japan's favorite RPGs for over a year! The music, puzzles (which are most intriguing), storyline and anything else you can think of are all new and improved. L2 is put together very well. With games like this, SMRPG and more coming, '96 is shaping up to be yet another promising year for 16-bit role playing fans.
RPGFan (Oct 01, 1999)
All in all, Lufia 2 is an enjoyable game, and a nice classic 2-D RPG. Fans of Lufia 1 would be the people who would enjoy Lufia 2 the most. Although Lufia 2 is technically a prequel, the story is best experienced by playing Lufia 1 first and Lufia 2 second. Lufia 1 left several mysteries unsolved; Lufia 2 reveals the answers.
Game Players (Jun, 1996)
Of course, as well as Lufia 2 holds up to the criteria of the RPG fan, it certainly doesn't boast an explosion in innovation for the RPG genre. Role playing game fans everywhere should have no complaints. But rest assured, that leap does need to come. Role playing games are all about exploring and discovering new frontiers. The time for the RPG genre to expand and grow is well past due.
80 (Jul 07, 2011)
Lufia II : Rise of the Sinistrals est une belle surprise. Après un premier épisode répétitif et aux idées dépassées, cette suite relève admirablement le tout et propose un épisode très classique et prévisible, mais réellement plaisant à parcourir et bien plus intéressant en tout point. Loin d'égaler les références du genre, Lufia II possède tout de même des arguments de choix afin de passer un agréable moment. Si l'on ne veut pas gâcher le final du jeu, il est préférable de commencer la série par ce second épisode qui constitue une préquelle au premier Lufia.
RPGamer (Oct 01, 1999)
Despite borrowing from several other games, Lufia II mixes everything together well with a few new ideas of its own to create a good game. The story is good and dungeons are exciting due to the many puzzles and the ability to avoid monsters. In the end, it could have been better if some major errors didn't make it into the final version, but it's still a good game. It is a vast improvement over the original and is worth playing especially for those who enjoyed other Lufia games.
GamePro (US) (Jun, 1996)
Lufia II won't make you leap for joy, but it's an interesting diversion. Finished playing Super Mario RPG? Play Lufia II until something better comes along. Although forgettable, it's not regrettable.
Legendra (Apr 04, 2010)
Lufia II est bien le digne successeur de son ainé mais propose une toute nouvelle expérience, tant au niveau des graphismes qu'au niveau du gameplay. Le jeu ne s'arrête pas là, les personnages sont travaillés et l'histoire réserve son lot de surprises. Neverland réussit à corriger les défauts du premier épisode et à en améliorer le points forts. Lufia II est, sans être une tuerie absolue, un bon RPG qui mérite sa place parmi les meilleurs titres de la SNES.