Summary: The Mana series has definitely been a roller coaster recently. They've had games that have been good and games that have been bad. A big mixed bag of sorts. Now Mana takes its gameplay over to the sights of RTS (Real Time Strategy). As far as being a RTS, Heroes of Mana isn't really all that bad.
Summary: I absent-mindedly picked up Heroes of Mana without doing any research on whether or not it would be a good game to replace my aging RPGs. I had played Legend of Mana on the Playstation, and it was a solid RPG with a real-time battle system.
Summary: I am playing this game and im not so much as impressed with it. everthing seems a bit complicated, the controls are a bit awkward, and I'm starting to get bored with it really quickly. its no so much as the graphics but it seems like this game was meant more for a PC than a DS system.
Summary: I thought this game was fun. It's not like other "Mana" games that I've played, as far as gameplay is concerned, but if you don't have any expectations of what it will be like before you play it, then you probably won't be disappointed.