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Few 16 bit era RPGs have a story so epic and a villain so incredibly wicked that you will actually be on the edge of your seat during much of the 50 plus hours of gameplay!
Final Fantasy III is one such game!

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Gameplay and Story

The story of Final Fantasy III is about a conflict between the Empire a military power using an ancient technology known as magitek to conquer the world, and a group known as The Returners a group of freedom fighters who want to protect the people from the malicious actions of the Empire!

Gameplay wise Final Fantasy III plays closer to Final Fantasy VII than a traditional 2D Final Fantasy! First of all the game has your standard turn based battles but changes things up with the addition of techniques which range from stealing items from an enemy to absorbing damage from magic and turning it into MP!

Another new feature is the magicite system which works similarly to Final Fantasy VII's materia system in which you equip magicite to a character and they will slowly learn the spells it teaches as well as summoning an esper which is only able to be done once per battle.

Also Final Fantasy III introduces desperation attacks which sometimes activates if you use the attack command when a characters HP is at critical level 1/16 of MAX

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Okay so I've covered some of the new features now let's talk about the game itself! The game has a story that is going to make you want to keep playing to find out what's going to happen next, and though it can be predictable at times, there will be others where you will be shocked by what has happened!

There are even a few dungeons that requires you to form more than one party to conquer and usually requires the parties to press switches to open up paths for each other which can sometimes prove to be a satisfying challenge!

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The game has so many sidequests that you literally need to read a strategy guide to find them all, and completing them usually earns you rare items and equipment and in a few cases magicite! One thing worth mentioning is that some of the treasure chests in the first quarter of the game will change into better, and in a few cases one of a kind items after a certain event as long as you didn't open them!

Finally we have the characters of the game which you'll find add a very emotional tone to the game as each has their own hardships and losses they're dealing with and unlike most early RPGs the game has been properly translated into english!

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Graphics and Music

The graphics are greatly improved over the previous entries in the series as the details in both the character and object models as well as the backgrounds look like something you'd see in a playstation one game!
The special effects are good, but aren't as good as those seen in later SNES RPG's such as chrono Trigger but are still pleasant to the eyes!

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The music in Final Fantasy III was some of the best in the series at the time the game was released, and is still one heck of a soundtrack!
Other then that the sound in Final Fantasy III is standard 90's RPG fare nothing really notable.

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Bottom line

With an epic heartfelt story, great gameplay, terrific graphics, and a wonderful soundtrack Final Fantasy III is likely the most epic RPG currently on the Wii virtual console and is well worth its 800 point price!

Price- 800 points

Score ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 10/10

10- Perfect This game is nearly perfect, and has little if any flaws, and is a blast to play!

Last edited by Rukiafan on July 15th 2015, 4:39 pm; edited 4 times in total (Reason for editing : Corrected a few spelling errors and clarified an important segment)

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on November 10th 2013, 12:29 pmClαππαd
Nice review once again boss!
Too bad the series has really gone downhill since Hironobu Sakaguchi left Square Enix.
The last game in the series that he was fully in-charge of was Final Fantasy IX for the PSX.
on November 10th 2013, 12:45 pmToughGamer
Good review.
on November 18th 2013, 1:45 pmElza
This is an example of 16-bit RPGs at their finest! Smile
Good review Rukiafan. Smile
on May 8th 2015, 7:16 pmGekkouga-Senpai
This is without a doubt the best game in the series!
Awesome review! Very Happy
on May 8th 2015, 7:23 pmTowafan7
Wow! I can't believe how many comments I have received for this review! Thanks for your support @everyone! Embarassed
on July 15th 2015, 3:49 pmFM_Alchemist
Great review! This is one of the best RPG's of all-time.
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