Summary: This was the worst game I have ever purchased. I am a huge Mana fan and this was awful. It played like a computer game with no interaction. If you want a character moved, you pick where you want it to go and you were done. It mechanically moved over while you watched. I am used to being able to participate in the battle (not really well but I enjoy myself) I am getting rid of this game as soon as I find someone dumb enough to give it to.
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. I thought I would get something remotely similar with Heroes of Mana for the DS - boy was I wrong. Heroes of Mana tries really hard to be both an RPG and a Real-Time Strategy game and fails miserably at both.