38 Comments
Posted by Avangelon

can't.... understand...

Posted by Distraction137

Can we get Vinny to translate this please?

Edited by cloudymusic

A F2P mobile game from Square Enix? Yeah, after All the Bravest, I'm going to need to see some real proof that this game isn't garbage.

The video looks like it has actual gameplay, at least.

Posted by Phantomjak

Well, that was a very interesting video, and I am sure they have thought this out. But, it is just not for me based on the video.

I do want to go play Secret of Mana again now though.

Posted by Hailinel

A F2P mobile game from Square Enix? Yeah, after All the Bravest, I'm going to need to see some real proof that this game isn't garbage.

The video looks like it has actual gameplay, at least.

Yeah. At the very least, it looks like there's more to the actual game than All the Bravest, so while I'm not sold on it, it at least paints a better first impression.

Posted by ripelivejam

hd secret of mana please.

Posted by Morningstar

Oh that artstyle...

Edited by CaLe

Wow, that story setup couldn't be any more typical JRPG-like if it tried.

Edited by homelessviking

Looks like it's got some pretty strong ties to Legend of Mana, between the art style and specific characters from that game.

Posted by Brandaravon

I was a skeptic at first, but I really enjoyed playing Touch-Screen Zelda. So, in theory, touch-screen Secret Of Mana would be awesome . . .

. . . but yeah, as everyone said, the whole free-to-play thing is brain poison to me.

I see the amount of effort going into all the art and the music and all the Legend of Mana cameos, I feel as if Square Enix has laid out this beautiful banquet on the table. Then by announcing that it will be free-to-play on mobile, it's as if they followed up this presentation by saying, "We will be proud to serve this delicious meal to you later this year . . . in some sort of suppository pill-form."

Posted by Video_Game_King

Can we get Vinny to translate this please?

What about Brad? Or me?

Posted by PazDaemon

This would be the first polygonal Mana game, I think. Doesn't look too bad, gameplay looks super enjoyable so here's hoping microtransactions don't kill it.

Posted by Veektarius

So... they got the music right and nothing else.

Posted by drawfire

Great, time for square to revive the Mana series with their terrible new character design. As if the last few weren't bad enough. I used to really like these games, back in the SNES days they were really good. Has square made a good story since "The World Ends with You"?

Posted by Nasar7

Just keep catering to the Japanese market and ignore the rest of the world's preferences like you've always done, Square Enix.

Posted by PurplePartyRobot

Do I get to at least murder a polygonal Mantis Ant or...?

Posted by Agnosticwatermelon

This would be the first polygonal Mana game, I think. Doesn't look too bad, gameplay looks super enjoyable so here's hoping microtransactions don't kill it.

I could have sworn there was one for the Ps2 (that was pretty meh)

Edited by PazDaemon

@pazdaemon said:

This would be the first polygonal Mana game, I think. Doesn't look too bad, gameplay looks super enjoyable so here's hoping microtransactions don't kill it.

I could have sworn there was one for the Ps2 (that was pretty meh)

Oh you are right. Fair enough. Although that one looks more of a behind-the-back angle, while this one maintains the top-down view of the rest of the series, which it should hopefully benefit from.

Edited by ghostyTrickster

Secret of Mana was a bad game.

Super cautious of what microtransaction they'll put in place after the energy systems they included in Bravely Default. I had no issues with them in Bravely Default because they were basically cheats, but I have the sneaking suspicion that whatever is in here is going to be poorly implemented and core to the game.

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Edited by AMyggen

Yeah, Square doesn't deserve any goodwill when it comes to microtransactions, given their recent history on the mobile platform. So I'm just gonna go ahead and assume that the business model behind this will be total shit until I'm proven wrong (which I doubt I'll be).

Posted by The_Ruiner

They refuse to just do a good, modern update to the awesome 3 player RPG formula that was Secret of Mana.

Posted by Chriz1133

Looks like it's got some pretty strong ties to Legend of Mana, between the art style and specific characters from that game.

I was thinking the same thing. I'm totally opening up the opportunity for people to judge me but Legend of Mana is my favorite game of all time. It's what got me into gaming. This better be good..

Posted by North6

That waterfall music was some Secret of Mana-ass music.

Secret of Mana was a bad game.

Don't be crazy.

Posted by paulunga
Posted by Phoenix87

All you have to do is ask yourself a simple question:

Is the game made by Square Enix?

A) Yes

B) No

If you answered no, then the game has a chance of not being shit.

Posted by gringbot

Well, the good news is this just brought me here instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGK3usiX31s

Edited by Dan_CiTi

Just do a solid HD update of the first three Secret of Mana games (including Seiken Densetsu 3) and put them out on Steam/PSN/XBL and leave it to rest. SD3 was really cool for its time, and it is unfortunate nothing ever came of that game....the series just went downhill after that.

Posted by veganwa

Man, after hearing that refurbished Secret of Mana-track one minute in, I got hopeful for a second that Kikuta would compose a SD2/3'y soundtrack for this game, especially considering his recent AMA on reddit.

But the rest of the music was sadly generic. Sounded like someones bad impression of Yoko Shimomura.

Posted by TheTerribleFamiliar

F2P is the antithesis of good design IMO. I would love a great new entry in the Mana series. It's been a long time. This sure doesn't look to be it.

Regardless, thanks for giving it some coverage, GB!

Edited by JillSammich

Posted by MeatSim

Secret of Mana was a bad game.

So that's what the secret was.

Posted by WindFall259

Looks like a cool PS2 game.

Edited by Icaria

GB's 2014 GOTY proceedings needs an anime hair category and that game needs to win it for being the most animeist.

Posted by Venks