Back before Square Enix became the company it is now, Squaresoft was releasing the Final Fantasy series and other games like Parasite Eve. Another company, Enix, was developing its own games, including an awesome game called Terranigma.
You play the character Ark who has to go on a quest to restore the world. You start by saving the people within Ark’s village and restoring the continents of the world. After the continents are revived, Ark travels to the world and sets out to bring back the plants, animals, and people. The gameplay is pretty simple- you roam around and battle enemies. The battling is real time and you have controls to make Ark attack, jump, and block. You can equip weapons and armor on him and learn a few spells. The game and the story is interesting- the ending was a little sad but I won’t spoil it for you. And if you like this game, there are a few more from Enix you may want to check out like Illusion of Gaia and Soul Blazer. However, you can only play Terranigma on an emulator these days. I think they may have had the game set to come out on the Wii’s Virtual Console but I had trouble researching if it was a release for just Japan and not us here in the states.
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