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: I was hoping to play a game as good as Final Fantasy 6 which I enjoyed on the SNES. Instead I got a plot-less exercise in grinding with a final dungeon that finally put me over the edge. A complete waste of money. There are plenty of better DS RPGs like Chrono Trigger.
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: I've never played a ff game before, but all my friends recommended playing.
I've watched them play, and the games are generally absolutely fascinating, but
this one frustrated me. i finally worked my way out of the cave, got out of the
first village, found my friend and got Cid's permission to take his transport,
and STILL with no save point??? STILL no way to save???
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.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Classic FF combat, monsters, etc.
Cons: Difficult to get engrossed in. Game glitches. Weak graphics.
Excerpt: "I did not enjoy this game at all! I found the music incredibly annoying, the gameplay boring and the graphics bland. I played for about five minutes before having to turn it off and get back to another game! I have never played the other FF games before, so I could put it down to just not being used to the game's style but I cannot see how anyone could find walking around and having boring fights with funny-looking creatures entertaining! I'd suggest ...