Harvest Moon 64 embodies this meaning you’ll get a fun and mildly challenging experience out of it.
The boss battles are challenging but fair and random encounters aren’t so numerous that the game becomes tedious. Chrono Trigger is just about a perfect RPG.
Its one thing for combat to be difficult but if you beat one monster and fight the same kind of monster and its a chore, something’s wrong there.
While its expected that you’ll need strategy in battle, this adds another degree of difficulty and forces players to make well-rounded teams and clans.
Personally, I feel that Nintendo should give Quest 64 another shot and reboot it. Today’s developers could definitely do a good job with the title. As it stands though, this isn’t a game that is recommended playing if you could find it.
Paladin’s Quest got some love in Japan but overseas was a different story. If you love or even like RPGs, you might find it a worth your time for difficulty’s sake.