Posts Tagged ‘Final Fantasy III’

Have You Played… Final Fantasy III?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

The Final Fantasy games are finally arriving on PC. A while ago, I decided to play through every game in the series, in order. It’s currently possible to play through 3-9 and I’m happy enough to begin at three, given that many fans had told me it was a good starting point. I’ve played for around an hour – 64 minutes says Steam – and have absolutely no desire to continue. Have you played it? Am I wrong to give up so quickly?

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Far From: Final Fantasy 3 Hits Steam Today

There’s been something of a PC kick from the classically console-only Japan-born publishers in recent times. We’ve had Platinum’s Revengeance, Capcom’s continued fighting game efforts and a whole host of seemingly random attention from Square-Enix. Following on from the re-release of the ancient PC ports of Final Fantasy VII and VIII in recent times, today brings Final Fantasy III┬áto our noble borders. Unlike those, FFIII has never been encountered on our shores before, despite being ported to basically everything once it finally received an English release on DS in 2006. This version is presumably based on that, which (according to Wikipedia) improved the battle and job systems as well as adding character details while leaving the plot intact.

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Surprise-aga: Steam Randomly Encounters Final Fantasy III

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OK, first things first: this probably isn’t the Final Fantasy III you’re thinking of. Final Fantasy III on SNES was actually Final Fantasy VI. So if you get your hopes (and multi-colored hair) up for Terra, Locke, Kefka, and co, you’ll probably end up disappointed. However, this version of Final Fantasy III is actually pretty great – just significantly lighter on heartbreaking plot, iconic opera scenes, and the greatest giant purple octopus in all of gaming. But this old-school FF III – which is an up-rezzed port of the excellent Nintendo DS remake – isn’t as creaky or uneventful as one might expect. It’s a bit odd that it’s suddenly coming to PC eight years later, but I’m certainly not one to look a gift chocobo in the steel-crushing beak.

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