During New York Comic Con this year I was able to play a few games that really should be on your radar, the best part is they all come from the same company. Square Enix has a line of games headed towards fans that will all be out around the same time. One of those games happens to be the remake of the 1993 RPG, Secret of Mana. Yes, fans can now relive that memorable adventure of Randi, Primm, and Popoi.

For those that never played the original, players take control of Randi, a young boy tasked with the revival of the magical power called Mana. Randi, Primm, and Popoi go on an adventure to befriend the eight elementals that can help them defeat the forces of evil. The Secret of Mana is hailed as an amazing RPG and it still stands true for most fans of the genre. If you are RPG fan, Secret of Mana has to be on your ‘must play’ list.

If you remember playing this back in the 90s it will absolutely be a trip down memory lane. However, there are a bunch of new features that were added to gameplay that make it feel like a fresh game. First off, the combat system is no longer turn based and feels more like a modern RPG with fluid movement. Also, the characters are fully voices with both English and Japanese choices of language, and the music has been upgraded as well. Unfortunately, the mouths don’t move while they are talking but the action is there. The game otherwise is nearly identical to the original in the aspects that matter except now in 3D.

Square Enix’s Secret of Mana will be released on Feb. 15th, 2018 and will available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC and will go for $39.99. Doesn’t matter if you are a fan of the old one or a new player Secret of Mana is a must play. Square Enix bringing it back to life after all these years is a smart move. Did you play at NYCC? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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John D
Chief Operating Officer

I have worked hard to become the COO here at GAW and I love it. I write and stream here and I couldn't be happier. I once had a show that I produced, wrote, and co-hosted called the Wide World of Games. I also co-host a podcast called Party Up! I'm an Action-Adventurer, platformer, RPGer, and FPS kind of gamer. Quick to play any game that has magic, swordplay, and/or stealthy elements. If you can customize a character I'm in it for the long haul. Or just give me your 2D platform and I'm a happy camper. What else do you expect from a gamer with a beard and a bow tie tattoo? Seriously.