Final Fantasy 3
Reviewed by Brad McDonald
Final Fantasy 3 in the United States it Japan's Final Fantasy 6. The player
follows the adventures of the lead character Terra, a half human and half
Esper. The humans and the Espers (beings with great magical powers) used
to live together, until a war of technology and magic raged between the
Espers and the humans. Some of the humans wanted the power of the Espers
to be theirs, and would stop at nothing to accomplish that task.
Graphics 4.8 out of 5
The graphics for this game are really great! The graphics for the attacking
of the characters and the monsters during monster battles are great, the
graphics for the spells are great, and the boss battles are also great. The
Final boss battles (s) are truly a work of art. What other game has a final
boss battle which has that much detail, takes anywhere nearly as long,
and is just fun to watch?
Music and Sound 5 out of 5
Final Fantasy 3 has the best music that I have ever heard from a Super
Nintendo game. I bought the soundtrack to the game entitled, "Kefka's
Domain". It is a 3 CD soundtrack, and all of it's GREAT!!! The Final boss
battle (s) theme (s) is approximately over 7 minutes long! All of the
characters (about 12 or more) have their own theme songs, there is
an opera theme (2 of them), and the ending music was also exceptionally
written. Also, the Chocobos make another "Cameo" appearance, with
even better sounds and music! This time, the music has been "spiced up"
a little bit, seen by the title of the Chocobo theme song on the CD,
"Techno De Chocobo".
Game Challenge 5 out of 5
Final Fantasy 3 is one of the longest to play role playing games which
came out for the Super Nintendo. It also has many secrets to find out.
ie. There is a place in the game where it is possible to acquire enough
experience to get all of your characters to become level 99 without
you having to constantly be by the television playing it. There is a
hidden character named Gogo and the hardest enemy to fight isn't the
final boss, it's an invisible enemy hidden somewhere (you didn't expect
me to tell you where did you).
Game Play-Fun 5 out of 5
Final Fantasy 3 was really a great game to play, a must for role playing
game fanatics. There are a wide variety of spells, attacks, items, and
armored weapon attacks (yes, you hear me right, during a couple parts
of the game, you fight within machines which can perform special
attacks of their own). Each character has his or her own special skill
which you will need to use in order to go through the game with the
satisfaction of fully completing it. There are so many hidden items and
and equipment in the game, that it takes a while to find and acquire
them all and I congratulate anyone who finds all of the secrets without
help from a guide (etc...) and while completing the game in under 30 hours.
There were no real frustrations with the game, with the exception of
the difficulty in finding the hidden invisible boss, the hidden items
which make all of your spells cost 1 Magic Point to cast, and the
finding out of what to do with the cursed equipment. (Which makes it
change into an armor which gives you the opportunity to learn a spell
which the main character Terra would otherwise only learn around level 98)
Replayability 5 out of 5
The great game playing and storyline of Final Fantasy 3 make it a game
which no one would have any problems with playing it again and again.
The game may not change from one playing to the next, but the fun and
enjoyment doesn't decrease any either. The time spent on the game isn't
Game Value 6 out of 5
No, that isn't a typo, it is really a 6 out of 5. Final Fantasy 3 was put
together so well, that it is the only game that I can think of which
deserves a rating above all other games. The game is a definite play for
anyone who likes role playing games, and/or for those who are just
getting into them!
Overall 5.2 out of 5
Overall, Final Fantasy 3 gets a rating of 5.2 out of 5 from me, because
there was not really any part of the game which could use any improvement,
only minor things every now and then, but nothing for anyone to worry
about. Congratulations to Nintendo and Squaresoft for continuing a great
series of games with another exceptional game!!!!!