Rated 7 out of 10 by 1012killer hmm... something i'd never expect
it's great and all that square enix finally released a remake of the japan-exclusive final fantasy 3, but there are some flaws. when i first played the game, i was expecting to play as the onion knight (of course). i was plain wrong. you play as luneth and 3 others. i was expecting the battle animations to be better; luneth getting close to the enemy and striking it with her sword. instead, we get the same kind of attack animations found in the original 3 final fantasy games (nes versions). and there are hardly places were you could save, unlike the quicksave option. and now, because there are harly places to save the game, whenever i am defeated by monsters, i'd have to start over my pogress and start back at the beginning, so i'm not sure if there is lasting appeal. and you can't exactly skip cutscenes, either. and in certain places, after i open up the menu, i'd get lost and go the wrong way. why not add a navigational map and markers to tell you where to go? i'd much rather play any other final fantasy, but that doesn't mean that it is a bad game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Zahl Square Did One Heck of a JOB
If you have the time to get into a story then please make it a Final Fantasy game. These games have always been known for their beauty and revolutionary turn-based gameplay.
Final Fantasy 3 introduced a job system that seems to have been forgotten over the years. Basically you can switch any party member to a variety of jobs or classes. You will then gain experience in each job and gain stat points relative to that specific job. If you switch jobs you will keep all levels and stats gained from leveling. It's a beautiful system and we're just now seeing it return with Bravely Default.
Final Fantasy 3 is a masterpiece that everyone should experience.
Rated 9 out of 10 by FFgeek10 a great final fantasy game...
I am a die heart fan of the final fantasy series and of square enix. Let me say that this isn't as good as others in the series but its still a fantastic game and it's certainly not a let down. Let me say you should play this game for at least an hour before you say "oh, this game is crap," it'll take about that long for story to really develop. Once your through the first hour the story will be just as great as any other final fantasy (which if your a fan you know that's great). The battle system is a tad different from other final fantasy games but it'll be just as fun. The graphics are a ton better than the original FF3. Overall I highly recommend this game for any final fantasy fan. But if your playing the series for the first time, I would get a different final fantasy before you get this one.
Rated 9 out of 10 by wikidude Great installment
People don't like this game for many reasons that don't make sense at all! This is one of my top ten final fantasy's! It has awesome music in my opinion and there are some minor problems, but they are not that much to worry about. Where there are 20+ jobs in here, so if you try to master it all it will be a long game for real. My sister she really annoys me over this game but I cant stop this being addictive to Final Fantasy III thing! There are several final fantasy's that were worst. (I'm definitely not saying it is bad because i love this game still even though i got it in 2007!) It can get hard during some parts of the game so beware and don't say i did not warn you about that at all! Overall, awesome final fantasy game that will probably keep you up! That was my review on Final Fantasy III!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Bamaboy The missing piece is finally here!
The Final Fantasy name is synonymous with the word RPG. While US fans have played most of the games in the series, until 2006, Final Fantasy III was never released in the United States. Starting out, I was expecting another slow RPG with enhanced graphics. However, this is not the case. Final Fantasy III not only looks great, but the battle animations let the gamer have a deeper feeling for the game, and the job system is just awesome and has a lot of depth. Not only is Final Fantsy III a lost gem that has finally been found, but an absoulutely amazing one after a really long wait. This is one of the best turn-based RPGs on the DS, and is a must buy if you want to finish up your Final Fantasy collection.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Roxas358 Great remake of the classic NES title
I have played the original NES title (on a emulator ^_^), and it was pretty good, so I bought the NDS remake of it a little while back and here's my opinion about the game. The graphics are greater than I thought it would be at first glance at the box. The battles are traditional Final Fantasy turnbased. The job system is first introduced in this series, but with every job having to be leveled up, and half the reason I rated this with a 5, this game can easily become a tiring and monotonous hours of "grinding/leveling up" your characters. The story is o.k. for the game, but with HUGE gaps between them, it gets really annoying trying to proceed in the game. Where I haven't beat the DS version, I have seen enough of it to understand that the remake is almost the same as the NES version, but with 3D graphics, a different variation to the story, INSANELY difficult to get through dungeons due to the underleveled party (half the reason I can't continue anymore...), and the game just isn't as appealing as I thought it was going to be. Bottom line, get this game if you are a REAL BIG fan of the series and want a filler game (to all you FF fans, don't be mad at me I think that this, 2, 12, and 14 are the worst entries for the series) for when a better game comes out. So, buy this if you want, or just ignore it; your choice.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Someguyfromspace Great game the first time around.
Back in '07, I picked up this game, because it sounded cool. This was my first FF game. At first, I had no Idea what was going on, and it pretty much stayed that way for the entire game. Seeing the different spells and abilities from different jobs was fun. Although my Monk was totally overpowered, which I knew from the 9999 damage pretty early in the game. Overall, this was super fun until I beat the Cloud of Darkness(I really liked the BGM for the fight), then there was really nothing left for me.
I hadn't done any Onion Knight or secret stuff, and I never will.
Rated 10 out of 10 by LovesAssassinsCreed Not enough love for this game...
This game has so far, been the best Final Fantasy game I've played. No, it's been the best Role-Playing game I've ever played. Seriously. You can't play this game the same way every single time you end up playing it (which means, longer fun!)
Not only are the controls NOT ANNOYING AT ALL (like some of the other RPing games), they're easy to use and very convenient for the game. For instance, based on the boat/ship you ride on (once you get one) you can choose to stop on the shoreline, go under water, or travel in the sky. It's really cool how awesome your transportation is. (YOU CAN EVEN RIDE CHICKEN/DUCK THINGS. *apparently, they're called Chocobo, or something like that. :3*)
Anyways, your team is made up of 4 characters, each of them having different personalities and each of them can be an assortment of characters: There's the warrior, skilled at defense and attacking, the black mage for the attacking magic, the archer, exceeding in speed and accuracy and MUCH more. (I believe there's 33 different jobs you can choose from. There's even a NINJA job and a THIEF jobs. Really classy and REALLY awesome. :D)
The maps in which you can play the game on, are very diverse and big. Towns are really fun to explore, and the whooole game is in 3D with not too bad graphics. The battle system is easy and really fun too, even if the game might get repetitive in some parts. There's so many missions and gameplay that I've been paying the game for YEARS and I haven't even BEATEN it yet. (Which was by my choice. Mostly, i decided to escape the storyline and walk around a bit more than necessary~)
So far, it's my favourite Final Fantasy game. Ever.
Rated 10 out of 10 by finalFANtasy07 The introduction to the final fantasy class system
the introduction to the class system of what is FINAL FANTASY, including an amazing story line, awesome gameplay, treacherous bosses (it's sad that gilgamesh isn't in this game..), and fantastic music! BUY THIS GAME NOW IF YOU LIKE FINAL FANTASY 5 AND FINAL FANTASY X-2!!!!!!!!!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by boxnev great classic rpg
although like any final fantasy game, there is a lot of traveling and it gets redundant after awhile but this is still a classic rpg and a must have for hardcore final fantasy fans and rpg fans alike.