It actually has a plot!
This was the game I wanted most in the entire series. And it was the one that proved most difficult for me to find. As I recall it took about two years for me to find it. And during that time I'm sure I drove my folks and friends quite crazy. The story is more developed than the prior game. When your main character was a child his/her dad left on a quest to look for the 77 Magi, ancient relics of a lost civilization. When you grew up you resolved to set off on your own quest to find them and, if he still lived, your father as well. You get tree companions and then at various points a supporting ally will oin you in furtherance of their own mission. As with the prior game monsters increase in strength and ability by eating the meat of slain foes. Humans and Mutants gain strength and abilities after a certain number of battles. Unlike the prior game, hwever, this game actually lets you know when a character "levels up." Mutants can still learn abilities naturally and will lose one of their other abilities when they do. The best way to avoid losing abilities you really like is to put an ability you wouldn't care about losing at the very bottom of the character's ability list, since it's the ability in that position that gets replaced. Robots level up by equipping more powerful weapons and armor. As with the first game, Legend 2 features an excellent score. Most of the tunes are entirely new but there are a few reprises. The intro theme and battle victory theme come to mind very quickly. There are even a few sound effects from the prior game, but mostly the audio is completely new. It's definitely the sort of stuff that can get pleasantly stuck in your head for hours or even days at a time. My only complaint with this game is how weapons and armor work. They have to be repaired from time to time or they become unusable. Then there's the fact that if you have a weapon that has limited uses and you want to switch it from one character to another, you're better off ust leaving it where it is. Te game will cut the remaining uses in half when you equip it on the new character. So if you have a weapon with only one use, that new character would effectively be unable to wield it. That's my only real complaint though. Other than that this is an excellent game well worth adding to your Game Boy collection.
Reviewed by: Bryan Peterson from Twin Falls, Idaho on 2/9/2013