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- This action RPG features six playable characters to choose from, each with their own special abilities and attacks
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Now we get Lufia Curse of the Sinistrals. It was a god try on Natsume's part to bring the game for a whole new generation. The game was somewhat the same as its original counterpart: four super beings are intent on destroying the earth. There are other similarities in the story (characters reappear, certain scenes play out the same), but for the most part, the Lufia magic is taken away.
Let me explain before I continue on. I did play the game all the way through and I enjoyed the storyline. With the music and appearances from familiar characters, the nostalgia factor kicked in big time.
Here are the differences:
Rhythm Games: Aside from Guitar Hero, I cannot do a rhythm game to save my life. This makes things very difficult early on in the game with the mine cart minigame.
Kingdom Hearts type battles: While fun in their own right, I do miss the turn based battles that made Lufia 2 so much fun (there was more strategy to them. Now it's just hack n slash).
No Lexis: Yes, I know Lexis shows up as a sidekick for Maxim from the start. But to be honest, he was my favorite character in the original game, his high intelligence made his spells the most powerful in the game.
Ancient Cave: Though it returns, the ancient cave starts out with only a handful of floors (I think around thirty), and you have to beat the game before accessing the other ones.Read more ›
We knew that we were in trouble when we started the game and saw that Square-Enix had helped to develop the new version. Square-Enix's work has received...mixed reviews in recent years, and none of their new work has appealed to us. I largely blame Square-Enix for the terrible, terrible way that this game was remade. Let's take the very beginning as an example. Rather than establish any of the characters' personalities or do any world-building, the game starts with the bad guy proclaiming in a loud, 80's-dubbed anime-style voice that he is going to destroy the world. Then you see each of the playable characters, one by one, say things like "I've gotta stop him!", and "Not if I kick your butt!" and so forth. Then the main character charges up to Doom Island to challenge the bad guy, which didn't happen until the very end of the original. At the very beginning, the developers bash the player over the head with the blunt end of the plot, eliminating most of the storytelling elements from the game.
Incidentally, the quotations above are a good example of the character dialogue. It is terrible.Read more ›
Lufia used to be a turned based RPG when it was on the Super Nintendo system. The guys at Natsume decided to do away with that and create a new system in the game. Gone are the turn based battles instead replaced with action platforming. You hit a button to swing your sword, another to do a special move, another to jump, etc. It works well in the game and my only complaint is actually that I'm not familiar with action platformers on a DS system. My hands are taking a little while to get used to it and I sometimes hit the wrong buttons due to lack of memorization and confusion of they keys. Nothing big but a hurdle nonetheless.
The game is actually about a monster hunter name Maxim. He sets off to confront an evil god like creature who is threatening the world. This god, a Sinistral, wants to burn it to the ground and rebuild it again since humans are getting too powerful.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent game. I wanna play the original version (snes), but this remake was very goodPublished 5 months ago by carol riquelme
While this isn't the same as the classic Lufia games, it is still fun it it's own right. While not keeping in traditional game play, the combat and other aspects of the game offer... Read morePublished 14 months ago by MSMJ Shaffer
As a gamer, I found this game to be just as fun as the SNES game it is a remake of. It also had a few extras that wasn't in the classic version either.Published 14 months ago by Eric Paige
Ugh. I don't know how they could even call this a Lufia game, it is missing all the charm of the early Lufia series. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
Growing up in the era of great SNES RPG's, I longed for a return of games like Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore, and Lufia II: Rise of the Sentinels. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Andrew J Franks
This was a great remake of an old classic. I was never able to get to the bottom of the ancient dungeon in the super nintendo version, so I'm glad I got a second chance with this... Read morePublished on June 10, 2014 by Michael Derington