Excerpt: Once upon a time long ago I used to enjoy playing role playing games. Well I got married, had children, became the editor the first ever Christian video game magazine (on top of a day job to pay the bills). I have found time is a precious commodity, and given the choice of playing with my family, or sitting alone and playing a lengthy, boring, and drawn out role playing game - well I have chosen to enrich my families life with my presence.
Excerpt: Finally, a solid RPG for DS fans to dig into, Square Enix's reincarnation of the "real" Final Fantasy III which managed to elude North American gamers years ago makes it's debut on the Nintendo's innovative handheld console and delivers top-notch graphics and audio as well as a pretty fulfilling game play experience.
Excerpt: Rather than talk about the history of the Final Fantasy franchise and the numbering of the titles, I'm going to head straight into the breach and two things need to be said about Square Enix's third Final Fantasy in as many weeks. Final Fantasy III is incredibly old-school in its orientation, with random battles galore, no mid-dungeon saves, and the need to purchase just about everything.
Excerpt: A numbered Final Fantasy game finally returns to Nintendo! Alas, it is not a brand new game. But, then again, this no mere port either. Final Fantasy III for the DS (herein, referred to as Final Fantasy III-D ) is a complete remake of the Japan-only original which appeared on the Famicom back in 1990. The missing link has finally been rediscovered, but has time been kind to such ‘archaic’ gameplay? Yes… and no. Have you seen the original Famicom Final Fantasy III ?
Excerpt: Since that day Final Fantasy VII was first announced, it became clear that the US wasn't getting the whole story with Final Fantasy . While the intervening years cleared the matter up and saw the release of two of the missing games, Final Fantasy III was still nowhere to be seen. That is, until a full-blown remake, complete with updated plot and graphics as-yet unheard of on the DS, was announced. But now that it's here, was it worth the nearly 15 year wait?
Excerpt: Here at GameCritics we're encouraged to delve deeper into the games we review—to evaluate themes and historical significance along with graphics and fun factors. Certainly, I think that most videogames offer something more than simple diversion: engrossing plots, enjoyable characters, the ability to reach audiences on a deeply personal level, since we are the actors in their stories. But when it comes to Final Fantasy III, I've got nothing profound to say.