Children of Mana is a 2006 action role-playing game for the Nintendo DS
handheld console. It was developed by Square Enix and Nex Entertainment,
and published by Square Enix and Nintendo. It is the sixth game of the
Mana series and the first entry in the World of Mana subseries. Set in a
high fantasy universe, Children of Mana follows one of four young heroes
as they combat an invasion of monsters and learn about the cataclysmic
event that killed their families. Both the main plot and side-quests
require the player to fight through dungeons and defeat boss monsters
before returning to the central Mana Village. Like many of its
predecessors, the game features a local cooperative multiplayer
component. Children of Mana was designed by series creator Koichi Ishii,
directed by Yoshiki Ito, and produced by Takashi Orikata and Katsuji
Aoyama. The game was a moderate commercial success: it sold 100,000
copies in its first week of release, and over 280,000 copies in Japan by
the end of 2006. While critics praised the graphics and music as
beautiful and unique, they found the combat simplistic and repetitive,
and the story insubstantial.
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