A lot of that changed around the time I first got into gaming--which is to say, around the time Nintendo published the original Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy games in North America in late 1989 and early 1990, respectively.
I mean, I spent a bunch of time with both of the above-mentioned NES RPGs as a gaming noob, but neither of those titles sucked me in like The Final Fantasy Legend (and, a few months later, the North American version of Final Fantasy IV).
Both of those niggles eventually grew on me, of course--or maybe I should say I grew to respect, if not completely adore, them.
Admittedly, nostalgia wasn't the only reason I bought this copy of SaGa. Two more reasons were: this particular copy was pretty darn cheap (less than $10, including shipping) and I hoped it might be another game that could be put to use in my journey to learn the Japanese language.
Have any of you played any version of this handheld JRPG? If so, what are your thoughts on it, or what are your memories of it?
See also: previous 'Year of the GameBoy' posts