legend of mana is soooo good. the beat'em'up battle system leaves a bit to be desired but it's like a disney storybook.I'm still stuck in this game, having only 17 locations on the world map, preventing me to end the game.
As such I don't like it very much obviously. Even though the graphics, music are good, the story is absent but it doesn't matter, and the gameplay is way too easy, it's basically button smashing with enigmas here and there. I don't remember seeing the Game Over screen, ever (is there even one ?).
SoM---I still like a lot, although the difficulty is pretty much non-existentFor most of the game this is true, however, remember those Tiger and living Wall bosses? Those were definitely very hard. The first arrival in Upper Lands is also a bit hard.
Now to my opinion
FFA - Good game, beat it several times but the problem is that once you reach the Mana world you cannot return. Also I hated the limited inventory, and the fact you have to fill it with keys/pixaxes if you don't want to do the return trip across a 12-floor dungeon just to get an extra key or pickaxe.
SoM - Very great game, some of the best music ever. It's a shame the battle system is so glitchy, and that Santa Claus appears (I really, really hate him).
Seiken Densetsu 3 - Like SOM but harder and with better graphics and better story - still glitchy but less. Overall very good.
LOM - Still not finishede
Dawn of Mana - Didn't play (not release in Europe)
Sword of Mana - Good game but a bit too short.
Children of Mana - Didn't paly yet.