• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jun 30, 2009
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
Buy On
  1. The gameplay is its own reward and once one gets into it, one finds it quite hard to get back out. It's a shame that the plot holds it back, but otherwise Megaman Starforce 3 is pretty bloody good, and well worth your time if you like your roleplayers with a little more action in them.
  2. Nonetheless, Mega Man Star Force 3 is going to be popular among its fan base, and the upgrades will help them get the most out of the game. Non-fans probably won't find a lot here, though, and by repeatedly exploring the same elements of Geo's life, Capcom seems to be falling into a comfortable rut here.
  3. Nintendo Power
    60
    The card-based combat system is still fun and requires some good strategy to build a powerful deck, but the 3-D nature of the battle screen limits Mega Man's movement, which makes the fights less exciting. [Aug 2009, p.90]
  4. 60
    Not much has changed, and while that means the core audience will be ever-dwindling as people step away from it, it also means there’s still one hell of an entertaining game to be found. Weighed against its predecessors, Star Force 3 is the best of the trilogy thus far on DS.
  5. 58
    Coming back to the franchise after several years away has been frustrating for me, because it reminds me how good these Mega Man RPGs could be... and also how little Capcom has actually done to realize the concept's potential. There's the foundation here for something great, but the games continue to plod along in unambitious mediocrity.
  6. Mega Man Star Force 3 is another disappointing installment in a tired franchise in need of a reboot.
  7. Frankly, it's time for this series to die. It's been continually plodding along, getting little love from anyone outside the Mega Man hardcore. Capcom refuses to update the formula in any meaningful way, and as such it's clear that they don't really care.

Awards & Rankings

38
#38 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
22
#22 Most Shared DS Game of 2009
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Jul 21, 2016
    6
    I realized the series has going downhill by being very repetitive but it still is good but it is annoying and repetitive. Capcom don't recycleI realized the series has going downhill by being very repetitive but it still is good but it is annoying and repetitive. Capcom don't recycle the same gameplay. The series will go downhill. Full Review »
  2. Nov 28, 2011
    6
    First of all, Megaman Starforce 3 is slightly better than its prequels, although not much better. The flexibility of the storyline isFirst of all, Megaman Starforce 3 is slightly better than its prequels, although not much better. The flexibility of the storyline is improved, and the reasons to fight is clearly stated and expressed. There are even illegal cards to find and the new system known as Noise is introduced. However, the whole thing still remains mostly the same. Except for being able to finalise into Red Joker or Black Ace depending on the titles, the battles, the music and the graphics are of the same quality. Soundtracks turn annoying when you have to visit the same places over and over again. The characters are really giving you a hard time to decide whether to hate or like with the several cutscenes of them coming to you, saying their nonsense, and go. The mini-challenges in the game are still acceptable, but I just couldn't take myself to suit with the Meteor Server's(Last stage), with that Crimsons flying all over and giving you purposeless random battles without a reward. I was kind of disappointed by this constant unchange, but fairly well improvements were made to creating the storyline. Still, I think that this couldn't raise the name of Megaman and wouldn't recommend this to new Megaman gamers. Full Review »
  3. trevorS
    Jul 25, 2009
    5
    For each thing the series does new, it recycles 5. the series has ran out of steam long ago, and the combat system used for the star force For each thing the series does new, it recycles 5. the series has ran out of steam long ago, and the combat system used for the star force games wasn't nearly as fun as the battle network games because it has less depth than the battle network series, even if you are a first timer to the series I wouldn't recommend this game. Full Review »