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Final Fantasy III

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Description

In 2006, Final Fantasy III reached North American shores in an official update/remake for the Nintendo DS, finally bringing all of the main Final Fantasy entries to the United States for the first time.

Raised as an orphan by Nina and Elder Topapa in the village of Ur, Luneth, his shy friend Arc, the rebellious Refia and the brave soldier Ingus are chosen as the Four Warriors of Light to send to restore balance to the crystals, and save the world from imminent destruction.

Taking the original game which debuted on the NES, Square-Enix had updated the title with a new cinematic intro, improved graphics and a touch-screen interface to move characters and utilize selection menus. There is also Moogle Mail, a Wi-Fi feature that allows players to send messages to each other via their DS systems. The game has also some revised story elements, detailing the adventures of four friends who find each other, each with new backstories.

Final Fantasy III is a traditional turn-based RPG, which were popular back in the '80s and '90s, but introduced refinements to the genre, such as smarter battle AI. Final Fantasy III is also known for two major milestones in the history of the series: Its introduction of the cheerful Moogles, as well as the introduction of the job system, allowing characters to switch professions throughout the game for new abilities.

Screenshots

Final Fantasy III Android Buy/Sell screen at a vendor.
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS First battle
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS Intro - the whole team
Final Fantasy III Android Battle at the sea.

Alternate Titles

  • "FF3" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Painful at times, decent nonetheless Nintendo DS Chris Wright (99)

The Press Says

Game Shark Nintendo DS Jan 09, 2007 A 100
Snackbar-Games.com Nintendo DS Dec 06, 2006 5 out of 5 100
Portable Video Gamer Nintendo DS Feb 16, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
UOL Jogos Nintendo DS Jan 24, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Nintendo DS Jun 25, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Nintendo DS Nov 14, 2006 4 out of 5 80
GameSpy Nintendo DS Nov 20, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nintendo DS Dec 13, 2006 78 out of 100 78
Computer Bild Spiele Nintendo DS Jun 06, 2007 2.63 out of 6 67
Gamezine Nintendo DS Apr 29, 2007 13 out of 20 65

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Related Web Sites

  • FF-Fan (A fansite that offers all kinds of information on the entire Final Fantasy franchise, including walkthroughs, game media, discussion boards and fan art.)
  • Final Fantasy III (Official Square-Enix Site for Final Fantasy III)
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