Summary: After years of being told how awesome and epic the Final Fantasy series is, I broke down and decided to start at number one and working my way through. I really don't recommend doing so to any other newcomers to the series. If an old school-style mindless xp grind with a simplistic story that makes Everyone Poops look like a classic novel of epic proportions is your thing, by all means, go for it.
Summary: I haven't played through every Final Fantasy game as of yet, so I really can't say which game is the best and worst in the series. However, out of all the FF titles I have played thus far, I can say that Final Fantasy III is probably my least favorite. To begin with, Final Fantasy III takes a step back from its predecessor, the infamous Final Fantasy II (for NES), and seems more closely related to the original than anything else: you will encounter enemies with similar...
Summary: (Note: for the purposes of this review, US release FF titles use Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3), while Japanese versions use Roman numerals (I, II, III); the DS version of FF III - while a US release - uses "III" instead of "3" to keep it from being confused with the excellent SNES FF 3 title.) When I first heard the news this game was going coming to the DS - in a refurbished, graphically updated version, no less - I was ecstatic.
Summary: Boring environments and Samey dungeons. Boring characters and story that just doesn't cut it by today's standards. Tedious level-upping just to not get kaned by the bosses. No save points in dungeons. Quicksave function is awful, you cannot re-use it to return to a point in the game (if you were to get killed for exampel). Why so cruel? The remake should have made the game better, NOT just translated the graphics to 3D.
Excerpt: As mentioned by a previous reviewer, this game is full of promise (being a remake of a previously well-accepted title), but fails to deliver. It's actually, disappointingly, a quite weak RPG for the DS, as the competition is stiff with the wide range of choice having sprung up over the last five years, for both the DS and GBA.
Summary: This game seems to split RPG fans down the middle, but unfortunately I find myself falling into the camp that reckons Square-Enix's defiantly 'old-skool' remake of Final Fantasy 3 is too punishing and dull when compared with most recent RPGs. The fact that the game can only be saved on the world map is an obscene design oversight which, I feel, is the biggest reason people will give up on it.
Excerpt: III on the DS is disappointing. It gives so much promise at the start, but after a couple of hours of playing the façade drops and the game shows its true colours. This game is plagued with problems. In every other Final Fantasy game, including the remakes, the game was spaced out nice and evenly with plenty of save points.
Summary: Ich bin seit Jahren leidenschaftlicher FF Zocker und hatte mir damals gleich den amerikanischen Teil von einen ImportHändler bestellt. Freudig wartete ich 1,5 Wochen bis ich endlich das ersehnte Spiel in den Händen halten durfte! Mit großen Augen und Erwartungen stürzte ich mich auf den ersten FF Teil für den DS...ok von der Geschichte her hatte sich natürlich nichts geändert aber das hatte mich nicht gestört....doch dann...liest selbst ....