|Secret of Mana|
|Date Released||ThatOneVideoGamer: 1/9/12, ThatOneVideoWebsite: 10/7/11|
|Completionist Rating||Finish It!|
|Link||Secret of Mana|
Secret of Mana, originally released in Japan as Seiken Densetsu 2 (聖剣伝説2?), is a 1993 action role-playing game developed and published by Square for the SNES. As the original name suggests, the game is a followup to the 1991 Final Fantasy Adventure, which had originally been titled Seiken Densetsu; eventually this all led to a larger Mana series.
Secret of Mana was an influential game in its time, and has remained influential through to the present day, such as its customizable AI for player characters being used by many later games, its ring menu system still used in modern games (such as The Temple of Elemental Evil) and its cooperative multiplayer mentioned as an influence on games as recent as Dungeon Siege III.
Originally uploaded to ThatOneVideoWebsite, Secret of Mana was the second episode of The Completionist.
This episode takes a huge turn from the first episode, as Jirard tries less to be like the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN), which also has him almost stop cursing.
In the episode, Jirard praises the game's atmosphere, especially the music and environments that convey to the player how they should feel about a situation. He also loves the unique combat system based on action rather than turn based battles. However, he comments that the partner AI is garbage, but this can be overcome by playing with a friend. He's also fond of the way the vendor dances, but has a burning hatred for Neeko the Price Gouging Cat.
"He just danced a fortnight!" - When Jirard goes over why the Vendor is so awesome, the vendor even dances as you sleep.