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Senkei Densetsu 3 fue un excelente RPG para Super Nintendo que nunca vimos oficialmente en América. Trials of Mana por fin nos deja vivir esta gran aventura, y qué mejor que con un remake en 3D de toooodo el juego original. El gameplay se siente un poco viejo por lo mismo, pero no deja de ser divertido. La historia es interesante y los personajes memorables. Si eres fan de los JRPG y buscas algo más clásico, este título es una excelente opción.
I played most of the original Trials of Mana on an emulator back in the day. This Switch version of Trials is a VERY faithful remake of the SNES original, for good and for ill. The story, maps, and even dialog are just about 1:1 with the original, just that some of the dialog is now voiced. The problem is that this is a case where the story and dialog could've done with some embellishing.
The story is dry, without any of the emotion, atmosphere, or character of the game's predecessor, Secret of Mana, or other JRPGs of the era like Chrono Trigger or FF3/6. The fact that you choose your own party means that the characters' dialog is kind of broad and interchangeable and the characters never really address or react to one another or develop any kind of chemistry.
The story is also not very cohesive. It's basically "Run over here! Wait, something else came up, now run over there! Something else came up, run over there!" There isn't much feeling of an arc. The tone and focus doesn't change at all as you move from early to midgame to endgame.
The combat/growth system is overhauled from the original, for the better. There's more customization and depth and more "twitch"-y combat
And the locales are pretty and vivid. So I enjoyed this remake of Trials of Mana as a fun romp through colorful locales. It will just leave you feeling flat if you're looking for something more.
After finishing this game, I can say that I think it is truly great. I had a lot of fun with it, and it took me roughly 20 hours to complete the main story. What prevents me from giving it a full five stars are that I’ve played other action-rpgs that did what this game did but just a bit better. Any Ys game or Tales of game would be an example. Considering that I had just completed Ys Origin prior to playing this game, it was still fresh in my mind and could not help but comparing the two. Another nitpick would include the English dub being absolutely awful. I stuck with it for about five hours before I had enough, and normally I’m someone that is tolerable of dorky dubs but this one was just too much for me, luckily you can switch to Japanese, which was a lot more pleasant. Also, this game makes your Switch run very hot in docked mode, I almost found myself switching to portable just out of general concern that I was pushing the system too far. I’m not a technical guy, but I assume this has to do with making something intended for other consoles be compatible with the Switch. While not a perfect game, the story is aggressively average and the characters are nothing to write home about, I truly enjoyed the gameplay and it was one of those rare occasions where I enjoyed the grind. The game begins rather slowly, but if you are a fan of Ys or action-rpgs in general, I would give this one a shot, especially if there is a price decrease.
Played through Adventures of Mana on iOS and Secret of Mana on Wii before diving into this third installment of the trilogy. This remake of the SNES Trials of Mana version plays like a great Gamecube era game. The art direction is stellar and the game design true to the original. Where the game falters is in the English dub. Just make sure to set your default audio to Japanese with English subtitles and you'll be good to go.
Square might want to consider a rerecord of the English audio track and update the game in a patch. Or maybe even sell a new English dub as DLC. I'd pay $5 for DLC of a new English dub that is well recorded, well acted and that honors the original Japanese characters and audio.
Everything is really good in this game, besides the character based interactions. You party feels like they never fully answer eachother and only partially listen. Their replies are very generic and not really specific to what the other chars are saying. It makes the dialogue feel...stale. Other than that, highly recommend.
Pros: Great graphics, the battle system was always good, and the soundtracks are epic takes on the originals.
Cons: NO MULTIPLAYER... I knew it before I bought it, but man, it still blows. In the original, you could sometimes beat harder enemies with under-leveled characters with human players, but not the case here.
Aside from that, I would still recommend this if you're a fan of the Mana series.
I haven't played the older games of this series, its honestly its a great game and I love Single Player RPG's. Its kinda short, not as short as of the the other games I've played or super repetitive. There stories can get dull at some moments but its still good.