Another guest post by Ocean.
Mana series are dear to my heart, and a huge inspiration for me. I saw the reviews for the newer Mana series, and they were pretty disappointing. I have tried out Sword of Mana, and I was not a fan of that one. Final Fantasy Adventure (which Sword of Mana is a remake of) is one of the games I've replayed most. I felt they dragged out the story and added silly stuff that didn't add to the game.
But how does Children of Mana fare?
Ocean also takes a more in depth look at Children of Mana at his blog, dev.oceansdream.net.