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  • Summary: A standalone story set in the rich universe of The Legend of Heroes series, The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean has players take on the role of Forte, a young musician living in the dark Numeros Empire who sets off on an adventure that could determine the fate of the world. With over 50 hours of gameplay, players take Forte and his group of wandering musicians on a journey to discover a long-forgotten song of mysterious power left behind by a legendary composer. The 100 unique illustrated characters bring the adventure to life and the familiar RPG gameplay lets anyone with a PSP system become a hero. With a unique pet system and the ability to save anywhere, The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean delivers a classic RPG experience. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. 78
    If you're into RPGs for that rush of fun and adventure, avoid this game. Heck, avoid the whole Legend of Heroes series. But, if you've stuck it out so far and have enjoyed the storyline created by Falcom, a company respected by many a J-RPG fan, know that this game has a plot that enriches the others even as it proves its own value to the gamers' imagination.
  2. A traditionally produced RPG that hits many of the right notes for old-school RPG fans, and even new-school RPG gamers. Because of the intense focus on dialogue in this game, it won't appeal to those who want more action.
  3. 65
    It's the strongest title of the trilogy, but it's still a ways away from being a must have RPG.
  4. The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean is a competent and lengthy role-playing game, but it's painfully generic without the slightest tinge of originality or creative flair.
  5. It's so weighted down by uninspired foundations. [Aug 2007, p.114]
  6. Legend of Heroes III starts slowly, doesn't build to anything worth writing about, and doesn't even have challenging combat or an interesting plot. Keep well away, as Legend of Heroes III wasn't even a good game in 1999.
  7. 40
    Legend of Heroes needs more innovation in the areas that actually matter – scenario writing, game design, the tricky stuff like that – before it’ll spawn an installment worth playing.

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