Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is a JRPG that bears almost no resemblance to any other game in the franchise. It’s a self-proclaimed “entry-level role-playing adventure” apparently designed to be approachable for American children. Though it is certainly a more streamlined experience, it didn’t turn the millennials into a generation of JRPG appreciators. That feat would be achieved a few years later by games like Pokémon Red/Blue and Final Fantasy VII.
In spite of the prevailing negative consensus on the game, I’ve always wanted to play the game to see for myself, and so I did just that. Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is the 237th video game that I’ve completed. Here are my thoughts: