Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
Buy On
  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. Song of the Ocean is by far the best game in The Legend of Heroes trilogy despite the fact that this one plays it safe by adding every RPG cliché in the book. Yet even without an ounce of originality or a particularly moving story, this one outdoes the first two chapters in almost every way.
  3. 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.

Awards & Rankings

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#79 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
62
#62 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Aug 16, 2018
    8
    Game: The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean
    Genre: RPG
    Developer: Falcom Publisher: Bandai Namco System: Playstation Portable (PSP)
    Game: The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean
    Genre: RPG
    Developer: Falcom
    Publisher: Bandai Namco
    System: Playstation Portable (PSP)
    Year of Release: 2007
    Length of Playthrough: 62 Hours

    Total Score: 80/100
    Value Score: 8/10

    • Story: 9/10
    • Characters: 9/10
    • GamePlay: 7/10
    • Graphics: 7/10
    • Sound: 7/10
    • Music: 7/10
    • Length: 10/10
    • Replay Value: 6/10
    • Player Value: 8/10

    Pros
    +Decent story and cast of characters
    +Decent OST
    +Remake of the 1994 game with improved visuals , effects and sound
    +Special Side quest system that allows you to access areas of the first two games via save files (if you have them)
    +Very long game, longer than the first two combined.

    Cons
    -Bad translation in narration and in game play
    -Gameplay can be clunky at times in terms of both battles and outside of battles
    -Some dungeons are too short while others are too long
    -Due to the translation, sometimes its easier to get lost in what way you need to go to
    -Slow battle system and sometimes characters/animations lock up for a few seconds
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  2. [Anonymous]
    Apr 30, 2007
    8
    Elementary graphics, pretty good effects with a good story line. If its 3D then I might have given it a 9.