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Final Fantasy Legend III Reviews (Game Boy)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
User Score
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User Reviews

The only one in the series worth playing, is also one of the GameBoy's best. MasterMegid (902) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
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Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.8


Critic Reviews

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100
Total! (Germany) (Oct, 1993)
Wer sich dieses phantastische Spiel entgehen läßt, ist selber schuld!
100
GamePro (US) (Oct, 1993)
Since it isn't necessary to have played FFL I or II to enjoy Legend III, new players can jump right in with the latest and greatest Legend. Once again, Square Soft has created another Legend in its own time.
89
If you can get over the bizarre plot and even more bizarre translation, the depth of FFLIII will suck you in. There's loads to discover, and you'll spend ages working out the different characters/mutant/cyborg combinations you can create by defeating bad guys and installing or eating their remains (don't ask). Don't expect a game up to the standards of the big console FF titles, though, otherwise you might be a bit disappointed. Shame about the slow-paced combat, but you can't have everything, can you?
87
RPGFan (Jan 15, 2000)
OVERALL, I'd have to go for an 87%. WHAT?!? Making an average out of these all 85's makes for an 85% average. However, those grades were on each thing alone. When all these things come together to make the game, I just can't explain it, except that it makes the game more fun. Overall, the game DESERVES an 87% and that's final. I hope this review was somewhat enlightening! ;)
80
I'll be playing FF Legend 3 for a good, long while.
80
Retrogaming.it (Apr 17, 2008)
Nel complesso, Legend III resta un punto di riferimento per il genere di ruolo su Game Boy, sia per la sua ottima grafica che per una globale piacevolezza di gioco. Interrompe tuttavia quello che avrebbe potuto diventare un interessante esperimento formale e contenutistico di un genere che, soprattutto per l’influenza del colosso Final Fantasy, tende forse a fossilizzarsi.
75
Megablast (Dec, 1993)
Rein technisch hat sich beim dritten und angeblich letzten Teil der Sage wenig geändert. Die Grafik im Stil von „Zelda“ sieht immer noch ganz nett aus, gereist wird nach wie vor auf einer Landkarte, die heranzoomt. sobald man Häuser oder Gewölbe betritt. Der Quäksound nervt, die Steuerung ist durchdacht, und die Stärken des Gameplays sind noch ganz die alten: Unzählige Waffen, Rüstungen, Missionen und Feinde sorgen für lang anhaltende Motivation. Auch wenn die Story diesmal etwas wirr ausgefallen ist, werden FFL-Veteranen somit wieder nur ihre Kosten kommen - Einsteiger sind bei den Vorgängern allerdings besser aufgehoben.
70
Nintendo Life (Aug 02, 2009)
Final Fantasy Legend III is a fitting end for the Game Boy series, but you can't help but feel that it could have been even better had some extra time been spent fixing a few of the nagging issues, although it's still a very solid RPG experience that features a surprising degree of depth for a Game Boy title. If you like your quests long and your combat systems very basic and traditional in design, you're likely to find a lot to like with this release, but if you've grown to expect some of the more modern conveniences found in many of the later RPG releases of this time period, you might find this release a bit too tedious in nature. Either way it's still a game worth checking out for RPG enthusiasts, especially those who just can't seem to get enough of the Final Fantasy experience.
70
IGN (Jan 16, 2000)
All in all, Final Fantasy Legend III stands out as a unique installment in the Final Fantasy Legend series. It is a complex RPG that is also accessible to novice players. The only drawbacks are the game's graphics, an imperfect soundtrack (still very good compared to other Game Boy games) and a poorly designed equipment screen that makes distinguishing equipped items of the same class almost impossible.
68
GameCola.net (May, 2008)
If it weren't for the stale dishwater battles and a confusing equipment system, this game would've made for a great 12-hour distraction. Instead, it's a title that's almost appealing but isn't. It was worth digging up Jane Fonda for all right, mostly just to see her legs get blown off by a distraught "Hip" Tanaka.
63
Video Games (Oct, 1993)
Der abschließende Teil der Legend-Trilogie bietet Altbekanntes neu verpackt. Das Kampfsystem und die Grafiken erinnern stark an die Vorgänger. Wie üblich, gibt es kaum Rätsel zu lösen, dafür umso mehr Monster zu verdreschen. Alle paar Sekunden taucht eine neue Gruppe Gegner auf. Dadurch wird das Spiel doch sehr ermüdend und ist wirklich nur für Hack‘n Slay-Fans zu empfehlen. Das rund 80 Seiten starke Handbuch ist in Englisch und teilweise nicht einfach zu verstehen. Freunde der ersten beiden Teile sollten zugreifen. Ansonsten holt Ihr Euch besser Zelda!
60
Power Unlimited (Nov, 1993)
Final Fantasy Legend III is absoluut niet voor iedereen. Actie is namelijk ver te zoeken en het spel bulkt van de statistieken. Als je daar niet van houdt, dan moet je dit spel vergeten. Ben je een RPG-liefhebber, dan zal hier wel degelijk van genieten.