Summary: 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.
Excerpt: Oh yeah, this is more than just a port from an old Super Nintendo game to the DS system, this is a brand new game with a familiar storyline. The graphics have been changed from the old school top down look, to a more modern full 3D look and it doesn't stop there. The video sequences are beautifully done, the characters are great to see in full 3D and the storyline is very similar to the original game, but not quite the same..
Excerpt: There was a time when role-playing games didn't need endless plot exposition, intricate character development or emotional attachment to tell a decent story. It was a time when inflicting damage on your enemies could be done from ten feet away, without the need to hit them with your sword. A time when... well, when the Final Fantasy series started. You could argue that RPGs have come a long way since then but they haven't.