High-quality action RPG with some mild fantasy combat.
Common Sense Media
3 May 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is an action role-playing game with fairly mild fantastical combat and a heaping helping of puzzles; all suitable for the late tweens and early teens for which this game has been designed. It’s also a good bet for players of all skill levels, thanks to a feature that allows less experienced players to bump up their characters’ levels should they happen to run into trouble, ensuring they never become stuck and...
Conclusion: As a remake this game is mind blowing. Most remakes take the game their remaking and up the graphics. What was done with Lufia makes it a new game in ways. I know it has its flaws but still the overall experience is great. This game will make gamers want more from the Lufia franchise. Will it happen? I hope so, but if anything at least try Curse of the Sinistrals. Rating Breakdown Gameplay: 7 out of 10 + A new experience for an already established classic on the SNES.
Excerpt: Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals is a game I look back on fondly. It's kind of like one of your early crushes; you can't remember why or what attracted you to the person, you just remember that you liked them. That's exactly how Lufia II is for me. Not too much stands out in my mind as to why I loved it as much as I did; I just know I enjoyed the time I spent playing it.
Summary: For long-time fans of Lufia 2, the biggest hurdle in Curse of the Sinistrals will be getting over the initial shock of the game's radical action RPG makeover. But once you come to grips with the game's new look and feel, you'll quickly find out just how refreshing an experience the game truly is. And for newcomers, the game's unique blend of action-style combat and problem solving elements make it a game that just about anyone can enjoy.
Conclusion: Mexer demais em um clássico nem sempre agrada, e "Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals" é a prova disso. Está longe de ser um jogo ruim, mas a ausência de quebra-cabeças que realmente apresentam desafios e a encurtada no tempo de aventura certamente fará os saudosistas torcerem o nariz. Entretanto, pode cair no gosto daqueles que gostaram de jogos como "Soma Bringer", por exemplo.