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Final Fantasy III (New PC Version) Review

Final Fantasy III New PC Version Review RealGamerNewz

Final Fantasy III is a member of the classic retro series from the epic turn-based role playing game franchise beloved by many and affectionately known as FF. Square made the game back in 1990 for the Famicom (Japan’s name for what we called the Nintendo NES). This title never made it to the USA and instead the North American audience was given FF6 on SNES some years later with the moniker “Final Fantasy III”, so if you’re a bit confused that’s definitely forgivable. With so much age sprinkled on FF3 by this point in time, it’s understandable that even some of the most die hard FF fans will be unable to enjoy the original title as it was intended to be felt. Thankfully this game was remade for the Nintendo DS in 2006 and this is the big daddy, high-spec version of that game!

In Final Fantasy III, Luneth and his party of unlikely heroes are chosen to restore the order of the light after a close encounter with an intelligent light being manifested in the form of pure crystal. When light is lost, the equilibrium between darkness (or good and evil) will also be disturbed. Like an earthquake in the galaxy’s struggle between greatness and the shadows of death trying to resurface and re-purpose itself, the enemies faced in Final Fantasy III are part of a wider problem.

Cut-scenes with 3D models, facial expressions, and even body language are employed to retell the Nintendo NES title’s original story. The camera angles that are used in battle bring the title almost up to speed with games like the almighty popular Final Fantasy VII. FF3 Plays extremely straightforward and intuitively on the Xbox 360 controller or PS4 controller through the ControllerMAX Adapter. This new PC version is the perfect experience for anybody who missed out on playing this classic in its hey day or over the years.

Steam cloud saves come in handy for those with multiple machines, but the game also works perfectly offline. You don’t need to sign into a Square Enix account, so those who had trouble with SE’s admittedly clunky online DRM will be happy with this release. For our testing purposes, RealGamerNewz played without an Internet Connection and with full-screen turned on of course, to allow for full immersion in the role playing game experience. One of the most slept on FF soundtracks can be found here as well as the most praised job system in the series (a huge influence for FFV’s approach to job / class upgrade tree).

Luneth stands for courage, and Arc stands for kindness. These two main characters are basically opposites who come together in a quest to stop Xande and the Cloud of Darkness which are major figures in the war between good and evil (or light and dark, if you will). Modern physics shows that dark matter holds our universe together, and spiritual experts have been training people to embrace the light within themselves for many years. Final Fantasy III is one of the very first games to play on that real life struggle between humanity and, for lack of a better word, evil.

Without giving away spoilers, you can expect the crystals seen in earlier (and later) Final Fantasy titles to make a full appearance – and even speak to main characters. Elders, towns, classic battle system with Jump and Steal features included for the first time in the series, what more could an FF fan ask for? If you’ve never played a Final Fantasy game then you need to play this one. These turn-based role playing games are the fathers of modern day RPG “elements” which you will find sprinkled upon every genre in the industry.

Final Fantasy III Steam

Final Verdict:

Final Fantasy III has seen its fair share of remakes, and this is hands-down the only one you need to consider buying. Graphically the game finally looks ripe for modern gamers to experience the classic tale of the crystals and humanity’s fate as never released in the United States until 2006. This release brings a brutal open world with real danger, made somewhat more convenient by modern-day quicksave technology, presented as only classic FF games can back to the fanbase of this genre.

Mainstays become mainstays for a reason. There’s no reason you won’t enjoy sinking many hours into this game because it simply has given birth to many of the features we take for granted in gaming today. The addition of Steam Achievements, Steam Trading Cards, and Steam Cloud Save – without the need to log into a Square Enix account (which many lamented in previous SE Steam releases) are just icing on the already certified antique vintage cake.

Overall Score: 10 / 10

RGN Rating: Diamond Game

Publisher / Developer: Square Enix

Available On: Steam

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

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MONSTER feat. Mark Pheonix (Final Fantasy III) [Music Video]

MegaRan - MONSTER

Check out the Music Video to MONSTER by MegaRan + K-Murdock featuring Mark Pheonix presented below.

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Final Fantasy VI Heads to iPhone and Android – Final Fantasy VII Could Be Next

Final Fantasy VI

Many gamers have raged on the debate between Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VI, which is the best FF game of all time? Well, if you’d like to give this game a run on the go, I think you’ll find that it’s definitely an incredible open world / linear hybrid experience that will forever be in the Role Playing Game hall of fame ever since its debut in Japanese as well as English on Super Nintendo / Super Famicon. I even got chiphop / nerdcore artist MegaRan, who created Black Materia: Final Fantasy VII, to discuss the possibility of making FF6-inspired hip hop in the future in our first RGN Interview with Random AKA MegaRan.

For those who never played the game, it is an incredible experience involving powerful human philosophical thinking resulting from a chaotic inner struggle within the species. At its core its gameplay is the foundation of the JRPG sub-genre in every way. Some of the themes of the storyline include corruption, the land of the living vs land of the dead, the nature of magic and its effect on human kind throughout the times, the magical gods incarnate and as summons, a factory harvesting magic energy from a living race from another realm, and even playing the game before and after it was completely destroyed. Beyond that, there are some of the most memorable RPG characters in existence, hidden characters and many easter eggs, an open-world map with lots to discover via Airships, on foot, and other methods beyond the Chocobo. Truly a game Final Fantasy or RPG fans in general should not miss out on.

Final Fantasy VI is currently available from Square Enix on PlayStation Network (compatible with PS Vita, PS3, and PSP devices) and will now arrive on Android and iPhone’s Apple App Store for iOS devices. Originally released in 1994, and never remastered to this date, this version of the game will be slightly tweaked for enhanced smartphone graphics marking a precedent for enhancing the visuals of a game that has been set in stone and is also classic.

It is likely, based on Square Enix remakes on smartphone as of late, that the graphics will be very true to their original appearance back in ’94 on SNES. Square Enix has done a good job of bringing earlier 8-bit titles to the smartphone market over the past few years particularly. Square Enix will consider remaking Final Fantasy VII for smartphones soon, possibly made possible only because of the tech advancements and early adoption culture of the smartphone market.

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RGN Daily News #62: Are Square Enix Western Games Holding Them Back?

RGN Daily News 62 - Are Western Games Holding Square Enix Back

RGN Daily News #62:

– Top News of October 10, 2013
– Final Fantasy 6 Coming to Android and iPhone w/ Enhanced Visuals
– Final Fantasy 7 Remaster Could Come to iPhone and Android
– Square Enix Talk: Are Their Western Games Holding Them Back?
– Capcom Presents Brand New Music for ‘MM25: Mega Man Rocks’ Feat. Hip Hop act MegaRan and more.
– RGN Reviews / IndieSpotlights Posted & Coming Soon
– And More

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