Reviewed By: Johnny Scheon

Computer Platform: GameBoy
Produced by: Square
Price Range: $10-30
Learning curve time: 2 days
Age level: 9+
ESRB Rating: Everyone

Genre: Roleplaying Game (RPG)
Christian Rating: 4 of 5
   (slightly offensive)
Gameplay: 5 of 5
Violence: 4 of 5
   (barely present)
Adult Content: 5 of 5

Screenshot from 'Final Fantasy Legend II'
Square has done it again with an amazing Final Fantasy game for the Gameboy. I have played all 9 Playstation versions and find them slightly inappropriate for those under 12. So I picked up this Final Fantasy adventure, beat it, and noticed what an improvement it was over the Playstation versions. Consequently, I've played all Gameboy Final Fantasy versions since. This “Final Fantasy Legend 2” appears to be the best.

The only downside to this game is the slight hint of magic and a little fake animated violence (barely visible due to the poor graphics). However, the graphics are quite good considering the game is now ten years old and was the third RPG for Gameboy. There is no nudity or immoral sexuality. However, the supporting character Shaun the Guru uses a couple of minor offensive word suggestions (to some) like "darn, heck" and “shoot”. Note he's supposed to be a rough 'n tough guy. There are no rude comments.

This game took me two and a half months to beat it! It's definitely not a game you can just pick up and beat in a few days. There are many puzzles to be solved, sometimes helped along by just taking 10 steps away and a few deep breaths. I know that this works a lot better then smashing the Gameboy, which has been a temptation at times. It's such a relief to find the solution to a riddle you've been trying to solve for quite some time.

Overall, “Final Fantasy Legend 2” is recommended to anyone old enough to figure out the sometimes difficult problems. I personally loved it! If you see this RPG in the store, pluck out that wallet because it's worth it!

Year of Release—1990

Neutral—…this game is technically not a Final Fantasy. The Final Fantasy Legends series are games in the Saga series of games in Japan. They just added the Final Fantasy name as a marketing move. My Ratings: [4/3]
   —Wolf, age 17

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