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In the third installment of the Sakura Taisen series, Ichiro Ogami goes to Paris, to command the pretty girls of Paris Kagekidan (Flower Assault Squad), led by the lovely Erica. Just as in Japan, this special unit has a complex base which is disguised as a theater, since the girls of Paris Kagekidan can can act on stage as well as pilot huge steam-powered mechs. An unknown evil is threatening the city, so it's time for Ichiro to take command and save Paris from the demonic threat.

Sakura Taisen 3 retains the basic gameplay style of the series, being a hybrid of dating-oriented role-playing (with timed responses during conversations with the girls, and the possibility to conquer the heart of one of them), and strategic turn-based battles. The game features fully 3D graphics for the battles and the map of Paris (although the locations in adventure mode are still 2D still images). The interface for the battles has been modified: you can move your mechs physically on the battle field instead of pointing and clicking, and an action points-based system replaces the "two different commands per turn" style of the first two games.


Sakura Taisen 3: Pari wa Moete iru ka? Windows Battle field. Everything in 3D now, looks awesome
Sakura Taisen 3: Pari wa Moete iru ka? Windows Looking at your items
Sakura Taisen 3: Pari wa Moete iru ka? Windows The famed Sakura Taisen-style dialogue choices with time limits!
Sakura Taisen 3: Pari wa Moete iru ka? Windows Wow MEOW!!..

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Alternate Titles

  • "樱花大战3" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "サクラ大戦3 ~巴里は燃えているか~" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "Yinghua Dazhan 3" -- Chinese Title

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RPGFan Dreamcast Jun 05, 2001 92 out of 100 92
Legendra Dreamcast Aug 19, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Legendra Windows Aug 19, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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The game's full title Pari wa moette iru ka? ("Is Paris burning?") is a phrase said by the German Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler to his subordinate, asking whether Paris has been burnt down, as he ordered.

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