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Critic Reviews

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100 (Dec 06, 2006)
Fortunately, the game itself is more than good enough to overlook what is effectively "required grinding" towards the end. This is Final Fantasy as I remember it, before the days of pre-rendered amnesiacs with spiky hair and cut scenes that bore little resemblance to actual game play (not that those are necessarily bad things; to each his/her own). If you have fond memories of those early FF titles as well, then Final Fantasy III needs to be part of your collection -- although something tells me that it was before you even started reading this.
Game Shark (Jan 09, 2007)
At the end of the day, Final Fantasy III comes highly recommended to role-playing gamers that want old school style with new school flair. Buy it, play it, love it.
Gameplay Monthly (Dec 04, 2006)
The story, which turns out being mostly the same of the original game, contains some minor changes, to fit the current personality that each of the characters in your party has. Above everything, and as you figure out during the game, you'll fight the powerful Zande, who wants to take over the entire world. In order prevent him from doing so, you will need to gain powers from the elemental crystals. Across the adventure, there are some funny moments and some unpredictable events as well, all of which the player will probably enjoy.
Gamer 2.0 (Dec 24, 2006)
While Final Fantasy III is an old game revived, it has a relatively fresh feeling to it. The story is what you’d expect, but elements such as the graphics and sound are nothing to complain about. The fact that you can play the game using just the stylus and touch screen just adds to the new feeling, and after playing this way—it’s hard to think that eventually someday players would have to go back to pressing buttons when playing RPG’s. At that, Final Fantasy III is still the most expensive game on the DS, but is it worth it? Definitely, especially if you've never experienced this title.
90 (Dec 19, 2006)
Square-Enix promised a remake of the tale that never hit Western shores. They served it up on a golden plate. While FFIII might not THE best RPG of the last few years. It’s definitely one of the best handheld RPGs in a long time. It’s a shame that the difficulty will turn a few people off from this, especially people new to RPGs in general. If you want to play a game that you haven’t played without the aid of Google before. It’s a pretty sound investment to go ahead and snag this game for DS while you can. This will definitely make the list when everyone looks back at the best games for the DS. Let’s hope Square Enix can do this again sometime.
Nintendo Vision (Dec 09, 2006)
Final Fantasy III est le jeu que tous les fans attendaient. S’il ne brille pas par son scénario pourtant étoffé face à l'original, cette quête pour sauver le monde reste très jolie et l'aventure efficace. On retrouve tout ce qui fait le charme de cette saga sur un double écran qui prouve qu'elle en a dans le ventre. Pour son premier jeu sur Nintendo DS, Square Enix frappe fort et malgré quelques imperfections, nul doute que le futur de la firme sera DS ou ne sera pas ! Mention spéciale pour la cinématique d'introduction bouleversante et cette bande son bien entendu signée Nobuo Uematsu qui en chamboulera plus d'un.
Cubed3 (Jun 08, 2007)
So, to answer the question put forward in the first paragraph as simply as possible - Yes. Remakes sometimes can fail, especially when graphics are modernised for the new generation of games, and so forth. But this game is not one of those games. It succeeds with flying colours. Even if this game is over 15 years old, it still delivers a fantastic story, challenging gameplay, and some of the best graphics that we’ve ever seen on Nintendo’s latest handheld console.
Final Fantasy III benefits from a complete makeover in its first US appearance, transforming from the ugly duckling of the mainline Final Fantasy series into a must-have for DS owners! It’s Final Fantasy on the go... it's, y’know… fun!
Good Game (May 29, 2007)
Players of modern MMO's will be able to see the building blocks of their game in this one its like stepping into a time machine - and I have to say I’m enjoying having such a meaty game on the DS – I can see myself putting many more hours yet into this one.. I’m giving it 8 and a half Fantasy Flightless Chooks.
Final Fantasy III serves its purpose by introducing an unknown chapter to fans and doing so in a very respectable fashion. There are things that could have been better, sure. SquareEnix could have put a little more time in modernizing the battle system, animation, menus, and save system. That would have put two cherries on top of a sweet, tasty treat. Even with all of these little kinks, Final Fantasy III is great. It’s got that classic replay value. It’s got that punishing challenge that will appeal to fans of older games. It’s got production values that are topped only by SquareEnix’s other DS game, Mario Hoops 3-On-3. The end all to end all, it’s a well-done Final Fantasy game. It’s one of the best handheld RPGs in a long time, and needs to be in a DS owner’s collection.
Portable Video Gamer (Feb 16, 2007)
If you are a fan of console-style RPGs, and you don’t mind a good old-school challenge, then we can heartily recommend Final Fantasy III.
Lawrence (Dec 17, 2006)
For fans who grew up on classic Final Fantasy gameplay and stories and found XII’s tale of political intrigue and the License and Gambit systems to be less than satisfying, this is the Final Fantasy game for you. It features a lengthy quest and one of the deepest combat systems in the series’ pedigree. While there isn’t much competition on DS at this point, Final Fantasy III is a solid RPG that sets the standard for those to come.
82 (May 24, 2007)
Square-Enix im Final Fantasy-Fieber? 2006 und 2007 scheinen sich zu ereignisreichen Jahren für die FF-Reihe zu entwickeln, denn neben den Releases von FFVII: DoC und FFXII für PS2, FF III für NDS und FF IV und FF V für GBA kommt nun demnächst auch schon FF VI für GBA, wobei auch schon das Remake zu FF IV und ein neues Crystal Chronicles für NDS in den Startlöchern steht. Auch ein Offspin für Wii befindet sich in Entwicklung, nebst Final Fantasy XIII für PS3, etc etc... Verwirrend? Nun ja, Final Fantasy III jedenfalls ist ein würdiges Remake des NES-Klassikers und kann mit seiner sympathischen Ausstrahlung vollends überzeugen. Lediglich das angestaubte Kampfsystem wird nicht jedem zusagen. Ich für meinen Teil begebe mich zurück zu meinen vier Lvl 99 Charakteren zu je 9999 HP um dem finalen Boss eins auszuwischen.
N-Zone (Nov 01, 2006)
Zugegeben, mit Final Fantasy III liefert Square Enix solide Rollenspielkost mit hübscher Optik ab. Und dieses Genre ist auf dem DS eben noch nicht besonders gut vertreten. RPG-Fans können sich also auf einen Nostalgie-Trip freuen - im Vergleich mit anderen FF-Remakes oder gar aktuellen Titeln zieht das Spiel aber eindeutig den Kürzeren.
81 (Aug 08, 2007)
Final Fantasy III missed the title of megahit with a near miss. The game is superb, every own-respecting RPG-fan should get it, just because at the moment it’s the only decent RPG on Nintendo DS. The graphics are beautiful, the gameplay and the story keeps you going for hours (almost 70!), but the massive flood of battles ruin it a little and make it hard to enjoy a play session of more than a few hours (with some 50 battles per hour…). And what the F*ck about the second screen? If you don’t use it, make a PSP for Christ’s sake… This explains the 80% score for graphics, as the lower screen on itself is worth more than 90%.
Nintendo Life (May 02, 2007)
Final Fantasy fans are a dedicated bunch and chances are most will buy this game regardless of the outcome of this (or any other) review. Thankfully they’re unlikely to be disappointed. FFIII isn’t perfect by any means but it’s still eminently enjoyable and will provide hours of entertainment to RPG aficionados. The publication of this game (as well as the recently released Front Mission 1st) gives this reviewer hope that SquareEnix will look into updating some of their other Japan-only classics, such as Bahamut Lagoon and Seiken Densetsu 3, so that Western gamers can see why these previously unattainable titles are so worthy of the praise that is regularly heaped on them.
RPG Site (Nov 21, 2006)
If you're a casual RPG player, FF3 probably won't be for you. But if you're a diehard RPG or FF enthusiast, definitely pick up a copy of this game. With well over 60 hours of gameplay and new quests, it's enough to keep any fanboy excited for a long time to come.
80 (May 04, 2007)
Doch lasse dich nicht täuschen, wackerer Rollenspiel-Fan, denn unter der Zuckerkruste wartet ein beinharter, langer, fieser, anspruchsvoller RPG-Wolf sehr alter Schule: Harte Dungeons, harte Bossfights, wenig Story-Entwicklung, kaum Vorgehenshinweise - die Bequemlichkeiten moderner Genrevertreter gibt es hier nicht! Und das ist gleichsam Segen wie Fluch: Denn auf der einen Seite gibt es wirklich tausend Gelegenheiten, den DS frustriert in die Ecke zu schmeißen, um vielleicht mal wieder eine entspannende Runde Mario Kart zu fahren oder die Begonien zu gießen. Und doch lässt einen diese Klette nicht los, nagt das Gefühl in einem, dass vielleicht mit einem Job-Wechsel der Boss eigentlich kein Problem sein müsste, oder? Final Fantasy 3 schafft es meisterlich wie eine Retro-Kollektion von Capcom, ein glaubwürdiges Oldschool-Spielgefühl in eine moderne Hülle zu packen! Bitte mehr davon - aber bitte mit Speicherpunkten!
Bien que le titre de Square Enix ne soit pas totalement exempt de défauts, il se révèle être une expérience unique sur Nintendo DS, à l'image de ce qu'on peut vivre lors d'une aventure de Final Fantasy en général. Pour peu que vous soyez nostalgique des premiers épisodes de la saga mais que la qualité graphique vous horripile, Final Fantasy III est fait pour vous ! Après des années dans l'ombre, le troisième épisode arrive enfin en Europe, pour le plaisir des aficionados de la série !
80 (Jul 20, 2008)
Abschließend kann ich sagen, dass "Final Fantasy 3" ziemlich gut gelungen ist und mindestens an die 30 Stunden lang gute Unterhaltungskost bietet. Allerdings ist das ganze Spiel an heutigen Maßstäben gemessen etwas zu überschaubar, und durch den Einsatz der neumodernen 3D-Grafik wollte bei einem Retro-Spieler wie mir der Funken nicht so ganz überspringen wie bei den anderen 2D-Remakes. Auch das recht interessante, jedoch durch die große Vielfalt - sprich Qual der Wahl - stellenweise etwas nervende Berufssystem, welches im fünften Teil der Reihe in einer überarbeiteten Version erneut Anwendung fand, lässt mich nur acht Punkte an dieses Spiel vergeben.
80 (May 04, 2007)
L'attente était justifiée pour voir enfin le trop méconnu Final Fantasy III se dévoiler à nous sous les atours de la modernité. Pour une fois, Square Enix nous propose un remake digne de ce nom qui rend parfaitement justice à cet épisode. Le soft brille surtout par sa gestion intéressante des jobs dont le concept sera repris avec brio dans FFV, et enchante par sa réalisation stupéfiante sans oublier de conserver tout ce qui fait le charme d'un RPG old-school.
UOL Jogos (Jan 24, 2007)
"Final Fantasy III" parece ter ficado moderno com seu visual 3D, mas traz os mesmos entraves e charme do original. Isso faz com que o game seja apenas para os mais aficionados por RPGs, dispensando o espectador "médio" de "Final Fantasy". A Square quis ser fiel ao original, mas talvez pudesse ter se esforçado mais para fazer uma edição mais "amigável" como opção de jogo. Os fãs agradeceriam.
Thousands of years in the future, when video game archaeologists unearth Final Fantasy III on the DS, it’s going to be difficult to place in the series’ evolutionary chain. Visually, the game looks like it belongs right between VIII and IX, but the gameplay style (not to mention the affixed Roman numeral) place it much earlier on the timeline. As good as the updated graphics look, make no mistake: this is an old-school adventure, with all of the pitfalls and payoffs that entails.
Final Fantasy players who missed out on the original - which is a highly likely scenario - can't go wrong by nabbing this professionally updated piece of gaming nostalgia. It's a great game in its own right, and a solid addition to the DS library.
GamePro (US) (Nov 14, 2006)
The rest of the game though, does not fail from a lack of variety as environments, area quirks and the job classes constantly change things up. Through and through, this remake of Final Fantasy III has been a wonderful return to old school RPGs. Fans of Final Fantasy will definitely enjoy this nostalgic trip to a simpler time, and RPG fans in general would be well served to pick up this fun title.
1UP (Nov 10, 2006)
It's important to appreciate FFIII for what it is -- a slice of history and a missing piece of a blockbuster series. Hardcore RPG players may enjoy it more than modern Final Fantasy titles, thanks to its emphasis on skill development and combat. Casual players may find themselves surprised by how addictive simple level-grinding and monster-slaying can be. There's a certain satisfaction in seeing your juiced-up Monk land 28 hits in a single round, and FFIII delivers that thrill in spades -- and there's enough challenge to make it a necessity rather than overkill. The result is one of the best portable RPGs to date, and a fine example of how to remake a classic.
Modojo (Nov 29, 2006)
Overall, Final Fantasy III is the answer if you've been nostalgic for the RPGs of yesteryear. Just don't let the updated graphics and sound mislead you to thinking this its going to be an easy stroll in the park.
GameSpy (Nov 20, 2006)
The wireless functionality also adds little to the experience, only allowing you to send in-game mail to other players to unlock in-game quests. Still, if you're a fan of games like Final Fantasy Tactics, you will probably enjoy seeing the origin of the character customization features that you've grown to love. It also helps that the game looks and sounds great, so if you can deal with the random battles and repetitive turn-based combat, you're in for a treat that should entertain for months to come.
GameZone (Dec 07, 2006)
One of the most thrilling and enjoyable chapters of this beloved RPG franchise, Final Fantasy III is a truly impressive role-playing game for your Nintendo DS and one well worth the purchase price. While it is a brutally challenging game that might turn off the more casual gamer, it stands as one of the best portable RPGs available for the DS this year.
G4 TV: X-Play (Dec 11, 2006)
There's no real ground-breaking going on here. That's not what a remake like this is about. Final Fantasy III is the gaming equivalent of comfort food. It tells a tale of crystals and chocobo we've heard a dozen times before, it delivers old school challenge and does its job with the kind of confidence that comes with 20 years of experience. Sometimes a little devolution is just what the white mage ordered.
RPGFan (Nov 15, 2006)
In the end, if you're a fan of RPGs, the kind of person Square Enix wants to pick up this game, you're going to like Final Fantasy III. It may not be the full recreation of fan favorites Final Fantasy VI or VII, but it's a brand new game for RPG fans to take down on the go. While the uneven difficulty and classic-style gamplay may turn off casual gamers, chances are if you're not reading this review via a link from GameRankings, you'll enjoy taking Final Fantasy III for a spin.
GameSpot (Nov 29, 2006)
Final Fantasy III is a fine example of a video game remake done properly. Its presentation is top-notch for a Nintendo DS game, and the classic RPG combat is interesting and deep enough to still hold up well to today's standards. Final Fantasy fans should particularly enjoy tracing some of the roots of their favorite games from the series back to this installment, while taking in all of its new sights and sounds. But just about anyone looking for a traditional role-playing game to take with them on the go should find a lot to like in Final Fantasy III.
Final Fantasy III is een mooi voorbeeld van een goede remake van een oud videogame. De presentatie is voor een DS-game uitstekend te noemen en sluit moeiteloos aan bij recente DS-games. Voor de fans is het een must-have, voor de rest, die op zoek is naar een traditioneel rollenspel, is dit een uitgelezen moment om kennis te maken met de wondere wereld die Final Fantasy heet.
IGN (Nov 14, 2006)
If you’re looking for more of an innovative take on a DS RPG, you may want to check out Magical Starsign instead, or just bite the bullet and grab the recently released Final Fantasy V for GBA. If you think you can hack it with Final Fantasy III, by all means press forward. Just know that the game definitely has its flaws, lacks a ton of DS presentation, and can be incredibly difficult despite its downright entertaining core. For the hardest of the hardcore gamers though, the decision to pick up Final Fantasy III was made well before you read this review. Either you need this game or you don’t. Plain and simple.
75 (May 24, 2007)
Nach dem bravourösen Final Fantasy 12 auf der PS2 musste ich mich ganz schön umstellen, als ich im Final Fantasy 3 Remake auf dem Nintendo DS wieder mit den unbeliebten Zufallskämpfen konfrontiert wurde. Da diese einfach viel zu häufig auftreten und zudem der Schwierigkeitsgrad recht schlecht ausbalanciert ist, hielt sich meine Motivation, ganz in die nette Spielwelt einzutauchen, stark in Grenzen. Gerade auf einem Handheld möchte ich ein Spiel auch mal nur nebenbei zocken können. Fans der älteren Final Fantasy-Teile dürfen aber bedenkenlos zugreifen, das Remake ist insgesamt gelungen und besitzt durch die umfangreiche Charakterentwicklung auch eine gute Spieltiefe. Etwas stärker hätten die Entwickler allerdings die Fähigkeiten des DS einsetzen können, vor allem der obere Bildschirm bleibt viel zu häufig schwarz. Trotzdem: für RPG-Profis mit einem DS ein Muss, alle anderen machen lieber einen großen Bogen um das knackschwere Rollenspiel.
75 (May 11, 2007)
Si on passe sur le scénario basique et la faible utilité du stylet, on a dans les mains un jeu de qualité, très travaillé, et surtout un épisode inédit partout dans le monde (sauf au japon bien évidemment). Le problème vient du fait que ce soit un RPG et que dans ce style de jeu, on apprécie le scénario avant toute chose, mais les graphismes et le système du jeu compensent assez bien ce gros manque. C’est donc un Final Fantasy à faire en essayant d’oublier les autres épisodes sortis récemment pour en profiter pleinement. Passer à côté serait tout de même une grosse erreur, surtout si vous cherchez un bon RPG sur NDS (qui entre nous en manque cruellement), ou si tout simplement vous voulez passer un bon moment portable en main.
Games Master (Feb, 2007)
Unfortunately, there is a bit of a problem. Being a 16 year old RPG, this is as traditional an adventure as you're going to find. No real bells and whistles, no earth-shattering plot, and it's very heavy on the level grinding (slaughtering monster after monster just to level up). RPGs have moved on a bit nowadays and this is pretty old fashioned indeed. If you're happy with that, though, jump right it, as it's exactly what you expect (and nothing more). If you're not, you're going to find it pretty heavy going (even a bit dull) in places...
Legendra (Feb 04, 2007)
Que vous ayez joué à l'épisode original ou non, Final Fantasy III reste une valeur sure du RPG sur DS. Toutefois il faut garder en mémoire que malgré un habillage soigné, le jeu reste un jeu qui date d'il y a plus de dix ans et possède donc tous les inconvénients des vieux RPG. A noter que vous pourrez jouer au stylet même si cela reste anecdotique.
70 (May 10, 2007)
La DS attendait son porte-étendard du genre RPG. Final Fantasy III arrive donc à la rescousse des possesseurs de la machine pour imposer sa loi aux quelques prétendants au titre déjà installés. Incontestablement vainqueur de cette bataille, le titre de Square Enix n’en demeure pas moins difficile d’accès et pourra décourager les moins tenaces. Doté d’un scénario minimaliste et d’un cheminement aride, FF III offre en contrepartie au joueur une aventure ouverte et un système de jeu qui, une fois maîtrisé, se montre riche de possibilités. Nous aurions certes apprécié de voir quelques phases de gameplay originales venir dynamiser le déroulement du jeu, mais les développeurs de Matrix Software ont préféré la fidélité chevronnée à l’original. Mais peu importe, ne boudons pas notre plaisir, et rendons hommage à cette cartouche qui saura enchanter de nombreux joueurs durant la trentaine d’heures de jeu proposée.
Final Fantasy III doet in feite niets nieuws maar borduurt lekker voort op de vertrouwde elementen uit de serie. Daar is niet veel mis mee maar het zorht er tegelijkertijd voor dat de game niet echt boven zichzelf uitstijgt.
Good Game (May 29, 2007)
I did find the turn based combat a tad slow for my twitchy fingers and not being a devotee of FF it didn’t make for “cant put it down” play for moi having said that – I can appreciate the care that’s gone into making this old game new.. and wish that developers with long running franchises would show the same care with THEIR games.. so it’s seven chookies from me.
Nintendo Difference (Mar 21, 2007)
Final Fantasy III DS s'adresse aussi bien aux nostalgiques du jeu original qu'aux fans hardcore de RPG à l'ancienne, mais est difficilement recommandable si vous ne faites pas partie d'un de ces deux groupes. Old-school jusqu'au bout des ongles, FF III est pour ainsi dire un remake ultra-fidèle, trop peut-être, à tel point qu'il ferme des portes aux nombreux jeunes joueurs et casual gamers possesseurs de la portable à deux écrans. Tant pis, ils économiseront quarante euros et se tourneront plutôt vers FF VI, bien meilleur et plus accessible.
Gamekult (May 03, 2007)
Avec son passé mystérieux et ses classes de personnages interchangeables à loisir, FFIII reste un volet de la saga très attirant. Pourtant, même si la réalisation en 3D est éblouissante pour une petite console comme la DS, il ne faut pas se laisser aller à tout lui pardonner. La non-utilisation du deuxième écran, qui à ce niveau relève presque de la faute de goût, est assez ennuyeuse même si l'intérêt intrinsèque du jeu et le côté addictif des combats parvient à faire oublier ce défaut fâcheux. Difficile, surtout au début, FFIII est le genre de titre qui, une fois les mécaniques de jeu maîtrisées, vous procurera de la joie pendant une trentaine d'heures environ, pour peu que l'on ne se perde pas au vu des chiches explications données par les NPC. Un véritable RPG à l'ancienne qui permettra à tous de redécouvrir ce classique.
Thunderbolt Games (Oct 24, 2007)
All told, I'm still delighted that this long-lost tale has been revisited with a lot of tender, loving care. For the most part, it still holds up by today's high standards, but this is helped most by the fact that these sort of (random, turn-based) RPGs have grown out of fashion and are no longer milked like they once were. (Hope I haven't spoken too soon, though!) As Nintendo is regaining the throne which they lost over a decade ago, it is great to see the renewed third-party support for both DS and Wii. Final Fantasy IIID is a flawed RPG, but still a fun one, and definitely a bright, shining semi-historical treasure whichever way you look at it.
70 (Jun 11, 2007)
Final Fantasy III is een spel dat vooral hardcore RPG-fanaten zal aanspreken, de meer casual gamer zal de gameplay al snel wat te traag gaan vinden en zou zich al snel kunnen gaan ergeren aan kleine dingen. Ben je echter in het bezit van een nodige dosis doorzettingsvermogen en wil je absoluut het derde deel in de wereldberoemde Final Fantasy-reeks spelen, dan doe je er goed aan om deze knap klinkende en goed uitziende titel in huis te halen. Kom echter niet klagen als je voor de zoveelste keer het Game Over-scherm te zien krijgt, een gewaarschuwd man (of vrouw) is er twee waard.
Computer Bild Spiele (Jun 06, 2007)
Obwohl "Final Fantasy 3" bereits 1990 für Nintendos Heimkonsole "NES" in Japan erschienen ist, hat das Spiel wenig von seinem Reiz eingebüßt. Die märchenhafte Geschichte um strahlende Helden und große Abenteuer ist höchst unterhaltsam erzählt und auch zeitgemäß präsentiert - samt Zoom-Funktion für versteckte Geheimnisse und lieblicher Musik. Die schwache Ausnutzung des Touchscreens, zu seltene Hilfestellungen und Speicherpunkte erlauben aber nur ein "befriedigendes" Testurteil.
Diehard GameFan (Nov 28, 2006)
I would recommend this to any RPGer who owns a DS. It's a nice title to add to your library that has depth and a great presentation. While only an above average game, I feel it is a great step forward for what Square-Enix and Nintendo have planned for the DS in terms of their ventures together on the system. Definitely recommended to those holiday shoppers looking for a nice stocking stuffer for that hand held gamer you may be shopping for.
Gamezine (Apr 29, 2007)
Nous sommes donc face à un très bon remake, avec de jolis graphismes et un gameplay un poil modifié. On tient un bon Final Fantasy sur DS. Pas excellent malheureusement, car sa difficulté très élevée demeure un facteur un peu dérangeant, avec un sentiment d’impuissance qui s’installe très rapidement. J’ai donc fini par me lasser, et je me suis rendu compte que la refonte visuelle n’aura pas suffi. Une génération de joueurs sera sans doute ravie que le titre se focalise beaucoup sur les combats, avec beaucoup de level-up. Les autres qui, comme moi, recherchent un scénario passionnant risquent d’être déçus.
RPGamer (Feb 08, 2009)
Final Fantasy III is not a game for a player valuing story above combat. It is a representative of an earlier era in RPGs, when challenge and battling were prized before narrative. In those qualities it is abundant despite the modern makeover. RPGamers with an affinity for such traits will find that Final Fantasy III delivers them. The issues it possesses were endemic to RPGs in 1990 and their moderation here can be thought of as the developers' compromise between old-school challenge and modern convenience.
JustPressPlay (Sep 18, 2008)
This game is very simple, especially if you’ve ever played any of the early Final Fantasy games. I recommend it to anyone who like a fantasy-based storyline and simplistic as hell plots. It’s a nice break from all the new intricate RPGs of today. So if you have twenty extra bucks, I say go pick this up and give it a try. You may end up losing yourself in the gameplay even. It’s really enjoyable and the gameplay gets you very hooked. In fact, I’m going to go sit down and play it.
60 (UK) (Dec 14, 2006)
Of course, many of these flaws and weaknesses were acknowledged by their removal or evolution at Square's own behest in subsequent FF games. So you could argue that, had they changed them here, the game would have ceased to be Final Fantasy 3. It's a reasonable argument to make but does nothing to counter the point that these emergent and superseded mechanics just aren't that much fun to wrestle with these days. Not all things that flutter wide, pretty eyes and flash impressive curves are necessarily beautiful. In a sense then, this is a game for the RPG fan willing to overlook intolerable weaknesses of character just to have a desirable looking girl on their arm. If that's you, add, say, 2 to the score but know that these looks will fade and age soon enough and then you'll see what they mask for what is really is.
EL33TONLINE (Jul 02, 2007)
Even with all the beautiful production Square-Enix has done on this game, I’m not convinced it measures up to the quality of modern RPG’s in both the story and game play department. In a way I’m glad the developers saw fit to leave things as they were for the most part or else they couldn’t call it Final Fantasy III, but it is evident while playing that, despite the prettiness, this is a fifteen year old game.
Digital Spy (May 04, 2007)
Final Fantasy III is a great buy for hardcore fans of the series who have never had the chance to play this release. But with dated gameplay and a terrifyingly harsh difficulty level, those looking for a fairer, more up-to-date RPG should ultimately look elsewhere.

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