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  • Summary: Final Fantasy III -- now on iPhone and iPod touch!

    First released in 1990, Final Fantasy III was the first title in the Final Fantasy series to become a million-seller, establishing once and for all that Square Enix's classic RPG saga was here to stay.
    The full 3D remake released in
    2006 duplicated the original's success, selling over a million copies worldwide. Final Fantasy III was a hallmark of innovation for the entire series, from the job system that lets characters change classes at any time to the ability to summon powerful creatures such as Shiva and Bahamut. When darkness falls and the land is robbed of light, four youths are chosen by the crystals to set forth on a journey to save the world. -------------------------------------------- Game Features - New and improved 3D visuals and story sequences exclusive to the iPhone/iPod touch - Smooth, intuitive touch-panel controls specifically tailored to Square Enix's iPhone RPGs - Quicker browsing through the monster bestiary and other game records - New visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards - Retina Display compatible ======================================================= ?Final Fantasy III??iPhone/iPod touch?????! ?Final Fantasy III????1990?,??Final Fantasy?????????? ???????????????,?FF???????????????,???????????? ?2006?,??????3D??????,???????????? ????????????????????????“????”,???????????????????“????”,?????????????????????,????????????????? ????????,????????? ???????4????????????? -------------------------------------------- ???? ·???3D???iPhone/iPod touch?????????,???????????? ·SQUARE-ENIX???????iPhone?RPG??????????????,?????????????????????? ·????????????????????? ·?????????? Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Apr 29, 2011
    90
    Easily the best game that SquareEnix has released for the App Store. If you're a huge Final Fantasy fan, or if you just happen to love old-school RPGs, then it's easily worth price of admission.
  2. Apr 1, 2011
    80
    If you're prepared to deal with some of the old-school RPG trappings contained in Final Fantasy III, then you'll likely find it one of the best role-playing experiences in the App Store. But if you're mostly used to newer RPGs and the advancements that have come with them over the years, then Final Fantasy III may be too retro for your taste.
  3. Mar 28, 2011
    80
    Those of you that loved the DS version of the game will appreciate the improved visuals and portability, especially considering how poorly implemented DS backwards compatibility is on the 3DS.
  4. Apr 3, 2011
    80
    If you're a hardcore fan of the Final Fantasy series it's hard not to recommend this title, but casual fans will need to consider if they're interested in a serious 'retro' JRPG challenge.
  5. May 1, 2011
    80
    This is a great remake which make the most of the iPhone features, but most people will find it overpriced.
  6. May 1, 2011
    80
    An old school rpg that's long lasting, beautiful and better than the twice as expensive DS version.
  7. Mar 25, 2011
    75
    A plus-sized adventure at a plus-sized price. If you are a Final Fantasy fan and have yet to try this entry in the series, then by all means, make the download.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 3, 2012
    10
    Great old-school RPG adapted for iOS.
    Touch controls instead of on screen buttons-only make it smooth to play.

    Can't wait to see Final
    Fantasy VI ported to iOS as well! Expand
  2. May 26, 2011
    10
    I'm sick of reading reviews saying 'if you don't like the old school RPGs you're not going to like this.' That's alazy tautology, along the lines of 'if you like this kind of thing then this is the kind of thing you'll like.' If you don't like school RPGs usually, then this will be the one that changes your mind. Because it's that good. Pricey, but you get what you pay for. Also, beautiful soundtrack. Expand
  3. Jun 6, 2011
    10
    Though it has a big price tag, the sheer amount of ciontent jammed packed into this title makes it worth it. Even if you just do the bare-bone requirements that it takes from beginning to end, you put in a MASSIVE amount of hours into completing this game, and the whole game is so well done, that not an hour will feel wasted Expand
  4. Nov 27, 2011
    9
    Final fantasy 3 brought back from the library of retro slumber, and now with new graphics, still the magical feel off nostalgia, and a beefy adventure to match. Final fantasy 3 is one of squares finest outings, and one thing for sure it's quite a challenge, the price may seem a little steep, compared to other titles on the app store, but this is not just any other game, as this was released on the ds, it's a steal, and a piece of time lost to be re-enjoyed. Expand
  5. Mar 31, 2011
    9
    Let me start by saying that I did not play Final Fantasy 3 on the DS. So to me, this is fresh original content. And fresh it is. I thoroughly enjoyed this game and everything it does. It eludes back into an era of rpgs that i miss and fear will soon be extinct. I can say with all honestly that I am enjoying this game more than any rpg i have played since Dragon Quest VIII. Though, this game certainly is not for everyone.

    This is a classic rpg. Though i must say with all honesty, the updated graphics and iphone additions makes it feel a lot less archaic than many game reviewers are making it out to be. The world is lush and pretty, the towns are vibrant, and the people inhabiting said towns always have something useful to say. This game, does not feel archaic to me at all. This is because i love the turn based rpg formula though, and turn based battle systems.

    Go to town. Talk to everyone. Search town high and low for new items. Upgrade weapons and armor. Grind on way to next town. Repeat. Throw in a dungeon here and there, a few airships, a few bosses and an admittedly weak plot, and you have Final Fantasy 3. It does nothing new, but it does everything well.

    If turn based rpgs are not your cup of tea, dont bother with this game. If you are a fan of Squaresoft and turn based rpgs, get this game. Assuming that is, you have not played it previously on the DS. tl;dr

    I like turn based rpgs. This is a great turn based rpg. Not for everyone. If you are new to the genre, dont bother. But if you were new to the genre, you wouldn't be reading this, would you?
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  6. Apr 28, 2013
    9
    This is a great game. There is a great world to explore, interesting characters and many other very positive mechanics. However, it is hard, and when I mean hard I mean extremely hard. You can easily get stuck on a boss for a long time. I'm actually am stuck on a boss at this moment It is a wonderful game, just be ready. Expand