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n Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Square Enix Players: 1 ESRB: Teen
wJEREMY: Final Fantasy II is the black sheep of the series--and for once, that works in its favor. Since it doesn't play much like a normal FF game, the jarringly non-Final Fantasy-like face-lift doesn't seem as out of place as it did with its predecessor. Honestly, with its odd skill system and relative freedom to explore, FFII has more in common with old-school U.S. PC RPGs than with its console peers.
Taken on those terms, the game isn't too bad, especially with a newly balanced difficulty level that makes it merely difficult rather than brutally impossible. This is still …