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PSP Review - 'The Legend Of Heroes III: Song Of The Ocean'
9 March 2007
Summary: The Legend Of Heroes III: Song Of The Ocean, developed by the studio that brought you Ys and Brandish, will embark players on an entirely new journey in a vast world with beautifully illustrated characters.
Excerpt: Young Boy: “I have an adventurous spirit and love of music!” Boy’s Grandpa: “I think his music sucks, but that’s part of my old-manish charm! Oh, hello! I’m his grandpa, who used to travel the world, but I think I may have one last adventure in me, despite what the townsfolk say….” Cute, Underage Female Friend: “I like him, but I can never find the right moment to say so ;_; “ Boy’s Grandpa: “Holy crap, a note from my old friend, telling me that the world needs these...
Excerpt: This series has made nice progress over the years. Every new game incorporates new elements, but retains the things that fans liked from previous games. Fans of the Legend of Heroes games like old-school, 2D graphics. One thing I still enjoy is how the characters are shown during dialogue segments. Instead of just a box showing what the character is saying you see a large, animated bust of the character.
Excerpt: The last of the Gagharv Trilogy in terms of development, and second from the perspective of the in-game chronological order, "Song of the Ocean" helps to put Falcom on the map in a way we had not previously seen. I thought very little of Namco Bandai's localization attempts of the first two games, and I wasn't sure if this one could bring any sort of redemption to the table. Well, it did.
Excerpt: RPGs come in all forms and flavors — from high action adventures to the more traditional ones which rely heavily on plot development, and of course, everything in between. Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean for the PSP is classified in the old-school traditional category, and is the third in the trilogy of the LoH series.
Excerpt: And so it comes to an end. Known in Japan as Eiyuu Densetsu V: Umi no Oriuta Legend of Heroes Eiyuu Densetsu VI Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch A Tear of Vermillion Song of the Ocean Song of the Ocean SotO Legend of Heroes SotO Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch A Tear of Vermillion Song of the Ocean traditional over Song of the Ocean
The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean Review
29 January 2007
Excerpt: The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean is the third chapter in the series from Namco Bandai and developer Falcom. Remarkably, it's the third lengthy role-playing game in the series to be released within a period of about 14 months. It's great to see the PlayStation Portable library filling up with role-playing games, but unfortunately The Legend of Heroes III suffers from the same underlying problems that made the first two so forgettable.
Pros: Lengthy campaign, Attractive artwork and backgrounds
Cons: Bland characters and an uninteresting story, Very linear and tedious campaign, Simplistic combat system is mindless and dull