You got your Zelda in my Final Fantasy!That’s what we smart-mouthed teenagers of the nineties were saying about Secret of Mana, a landmark 16-bit game from Square that blended multiplayer monster-slashing action and light role-playing elements into a delicious whole.

So it’s baffling that nowadays, the action RPG genre has almost died out. But there is hope: Square Enix’s closest thing to a Mana revival, the awkwardly-titled Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates. This Nintendo DS game isn’t quite up to the quality standards of action RPGs past, but it’s good enough for genre fans.

Any port in a storm, right?

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