An excellent if poorly marketed RPG.
I first played Lufia and the Fortress of Doom at a friend's house back in 1996 or so before eventually buying a copy a few years later. It's not Final Fantasy, but it's still a game and a series well worth experiencing.
FOrtress of Doom tells the story of a war against four powerful godlike beings known as Sinistrals. The Sinistrals were first encountered and defeated by the mighty warrior Maxim only to rise 99 years later. Maxim's descendant, a young apprentice knight in the kingdom of Alekia, first learns of the trouble when a neighboring kingdom is attacked and destroyed by an unknown force. When he investigates he encounters a being claiming to be Gades, one of the four Sinistrals. Knowing the threat te Sinistrals will pose tot he world if allowed to remain unchallenged, the young warrior resolves to followin te footsteps of his mighty ancestor. But putting a final end to the Sinistrals may be harder than it first seems and may require a terrible sacrifice.
Lufia and the Fortress of Doom is a fairly simple RPG. There are only a couple sidequests, one of which is actually partially required in order to complete the game. The controls are fairly simple, though the combat system may take a bit of getting used to since it involves selecting options via a cross-shaped selector. Musically the game is a slightly mixed bag, though to be fair there are no outright bad tracks. Most songs are reused fairly frequently, but as this is a relatively short game this is understandable. The sound effects are nothing special, but the music makes up for that. If you haven't already done so you should definitely give this game a go.
Reviewed by: Bryan Peterson from Twin Falls, Idaho on 2/12/2014