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The Final Fantasy Legend
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  opened by paleface at 14:49:18 04/18/21  
  last modified by paleface at 02:43:17 04/22/21  
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I've been thinking about RPGs I've actually played through and as far as I can recall, this is the only one I hadn't put down some notes for yet, so I thought I'd better do that. I probably would have played through this in the mid-to-late '90s. I have vague memories of a black and white, super-deformed, beefy, armored warrior avatar gliding through dark black and white lands of menace and dread, to suitably ominous chip tunes. I went through lots of swords with names of suggestive power and coolness. Dread enemies would appear, flash onscreen, and perish under my blades. My party of four heroes was mighty. The battle music was cool. Long, maze-like corridors couldn't stop us. I think I liked the game a lot, but I don't think it occurred to me to replay the game afterwards; that wasn't really something I did, there were too many other games to explore.
 
I see now that in its original Japanese, this was actually Makai Toushi SaGa, the first game in the SaGa series--re-branded as an FF game for the West, because, well, Square's marketing people were no chumps. I probably got it based on the FF name--having seen my brother play through FF on the NES (maybe?)--and the cool box art.
 
  paleface 02:29:42 04/22/21
           
Oh no. This game just came out in a collection with the other two FFL GB games--on Switch: https://square-enix-games.com/en_US/games/collection-saga-final-fantasy-legend
 
: ooo
 
I don't have a Switch. And I'd have to get a Pro Controller, because the Joy Cons don't even have a proper d-pad.
 
This is the only RPG I want; unlike pretty much every other traditional Japanese RPG, these games are shockingly mellow in terms of flashing visual FX. They look great, in a mellow huge pixel way. They sound great. Also, you just hit things.
 
Oh no.
 
  paleface 02:43:17 04/22/21
           
Actually that text shake when monsters hit you is really messing with my eyes, from YouTube videos. Okay well this can just stay in my memories then.
    

 
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