Final Fantasy III DS “The Gulgan thus prophesied: This earthquake is only the beginning. The great tremors that swallowed the crystals, the light of our world, only to spawn monsters from the depths of the scarred land, are nothing but harbingers of what is yet to come. Something is coming..fathomless, ominous, and full of sorrow.. But
The only Final Fantasy that was never localized in the United States, Final Fantasy III has been reborn, incorporating the latest in portable gaming technology. Using the features of the Nintendo DS to their fullest, Final Fantasy III features graphics that have been reworked and remodelled in 3D, while maintaining the mythical Final Fantasy look and feel. This is the fans’ chance to complete the circle. The legend of Final Fantasy III is reborn.
A must-have for the hardcore Final Fantasy Fan, January 24, 2007
Reviewer: Helen J. Casper (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
I’ve played this game in English and in the original Japanese (even though I don’t speak or understand Japanese). I absolutely love it. It has the feel of an old-school Final Fantasy game but with amazing graphics that would impress anyone.
I will admit that I had more fun playing it in Japanese than in English because I didn’t understand most of what was going on and every new item, weapon, spell, etc. was an adventure as I tried to figure out what it did. =)
If you are a “new” Final Fantasy fan, you may be a bit put-off by the amount of time you need to spend to really make your characters amazing.
You may also be a bit frustrated with the segmented and predictable plot. Modern Final Fantasy fans (who started playing the games at or after 7) are just too used to the complex and multi-layered plotlines of the modern games.
However, those of us who have been dedicated since the Nintendo console games will love the timeless crystal story, the linear plot, and the job system that makes the game wholly customizable. If you were a fan of Final Fantasy 5, you will definitely love this game. The jobs are different and the gameplay is a bit more simplistic, but you’ll see a lot of the things you loved about 5 in this game- with better graphics and the ability to travel diagonally.
If you’re a casual RPG player, you also may not appreciate Final Fantasy 3 as much as a die-hard enthusiast of the series. While the graphics are cute, the game doesn’t have the finesse of most modern RPGs.
There are lots of hidden treasures, random encounters galore, and a noticeable lack of many side-quests that modern RPG players enjoy. However, this is a great remake of a classic RPG and those who can appreciate that will enjoy it immensely.
One of the fun, minor aspects of this game is Mognet. In each town, you can talk to a Moogle who will connect you to the Nintendo Wi-Fi network.
From there, you can write little messages to other friends who have the game. Part of this fun of this game, for me at least, has been finding and making friends with other FF3 players. As a side note, we had no problems setting it up with our existing home wireless network.
I simply configured the settings on my DS lite and can access it no matter where in the house I’m playing. The little notes from other players really add another level of enjoyment.
To put it bluntly, you simply cannot pass on this game if you are a true, hardcore Final Fantasy fan.
It’s a canon, mainline game and very well done. In my opinion, it is even worth getting a DS just for this game.