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Instant Replay: Legend Of Mana

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Legend Of Mana opening

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I've played a lot of games in my life. Very rarely have I played a game that makes me restart it(via a new game or new game+) directly after finishing it. Only one game has made me do that over 5 times. The variety of quests and equipment provide that unique twist to each playthrough. The episodic nature of the stories doesn't hurt either.

Upon starting a new game you'll be asked 4 things. You'll get your standard questions: choose your character(male or female), choose a starting weapon type, and name yourself. Then you'll be asked something...different.


Best book EVAR!

All these elements blend together into one package that shouldn't fit on one Playstation disk. It's a package where I pop it in, and view through the window in to a world filled with interesting characters and stories. It's one where I can play through it once, and the second time find something new in it. It's a game that makes me feel like I'm there, not because it was made to look that way. It's not drawn hyper-realistically. Its not in an "immersive" perspective. It's the way the stories inside the disk are written. They include me as a character. I can meet some people. I can help some people. I can hurt some people. Then I can do it all over again, and maybe run into some old friends.
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About Sterling Aiayla Lyonsone of us since 10:53 PM on 06.21.2007

Sterling Lyons, better known in some circles as "Aiayla", is an avid videogame player of all genres. From Genesis, to Playstation, to PC, Aiayla does it all. League of Legends, and other PC and MMO games remain the current focus of not just time, but also contribution to Destructoid.
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