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Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:57 pm
by Deques
Currently there are now eight Seiken Densetsu games, excluding the mobile games.

* Final Fantasy Adventure
* Secret of Mana
* Seiken Densetsu 3
* Dawn of Mana

* Legend of Mana
* Sword of Mana
* Children of Mana
* Heroes of Mana

Four of them are in the series, they are counted as SD, SD2, SD3 and SD4. The rest of games are unnumbered games.
To my question, what do we call these unnumbered games? They are not exactly spinoffs. Well at least one of them is a spinoff.

So what do we or should we call these games? Sidestories?

Thousandth post!!! Woo

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:15 am
by DeadWolf
They are like story fillers. They tie the games together and add to the great story that is Mana.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:00 am
by Tomnet
Some of these are "the prequel" or "the future" of the main history of Mana (Which is for me Secret Of Mana)
There are much a "moment" in the long long history of Mana. But i think there is more sidestories this last times, better a real SD5 ? or SD6 ?

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:57 am
by micron08
I call them "I'm Brownie Brown, I'm gonna shill out boring game and attach "Mana" to the title" games.

Haha, ok... I'm bitter. It's funny, when you separate them, it really feels that way. The ones in the series (except SD4, which I haven't played) are all the good ones. The others are the lame attempts at good games.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:06 am
by Danny
Maybe they were not made to be an original part of the mana series, just some add-ons. I guess we can number them by the time that they were made and released in the closest order possible. Way to go, you got the 1000th post Deques!

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:12 am
by rrfish
Sidestories or Peripheals really.

They don't flow with the main story (i.e. sd, sd2, sd3, sd4) but they are a part of it and/or contribute to enhancing the environment, setting, and history of the Mana Series.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:06 am
by Deques
so the main games should be called Main Stories and the rest Side Stories?

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:06 am
by Danny
Hmm, that is indeed a good question. Let me see... I think that they should be called side stories since they don't have a number like the other mana games, but I'm not really sure. Maybe someone else will have a different opinon?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:38 am
by racx_00
Well LoM seems to be set not long after SoM, when going by what Sheexy said about LoM. CoM is set after DoM and HoM is set before SD3.

So they are basically extensions to the main stories.

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:24 am
by DeadWolf
Swom is not really a side story seeing as it's a remake of FFA.