And There Was Music, and There Were Wonderful Other Games
American video gamers have, since home gaming consoles first started supporting JRPGs, been consistently considered to be some of the laziest, least focused players in the world. In an attempt to cater to the obviously mentally inferior American audience, Squaresoft created "Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest."
While sporting little in the way of any sort of challenge, what this game DOES bring to the table is a phenomenal (for the time) soundtrack.
Graphically, it is most similar to "Final Fantasy V," a game that didn't make it to U.S. shores until the release of "Final Fantasy Anthology" for the Sony PlayStation several years later.
In terms of gameplay, the Japanese developers decided to keep things as simple as possible - a simplistic story, with characters virtually free of any complexity or depth; puzzles so easy to solve that most six-year-olds could do so with relative ease; a party so small that it's quite literally a "duo," rather than a party.
If you're looking for a classic Final Fantasy game from the era when Squaresoft made good games, you can probably skip this one.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Marcus Hopkins from Morgantown, WV on 3/8/2014