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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
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  1. [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.
  2. 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) 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
    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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#79 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
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#62 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007
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58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. The story may be new, but the boring battle system and frustrating quests are all too familiar. Its simplicity is charming at points (especially in the dialogue), but ultimately isn’t enough to salvage the whole game.
  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. 65
    It's the strongest title of the trilogy, but it's still a ways away from being a must have RPG.