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  • Summary: The classic 1995 RPG comes west in a remastered version. Your choices matter—from your choice of hero, to branching story paths, to recruiting party members, to which skills you’ll develop. Every game, a new adventure.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 90
    There wasn't a moment of Romancing SaGa 3 that I did not love.
  2. 85
    The mystique of its systems and world is one of its most captivating elements, but there is no question that it will be frustrating to those looking for a more familiar or traditional experience. I myself bounced off of previous SaGa games, in spite of a constant fascination with them, but I am happy to say that Romancing SaGa 3 has become one of my favourite JRPGs. If you’ve never dabbled in the works of Kawazu, the release of this remaster is as good a time as any.
  3. Nov 18, 2019
    80
    Between Romancing SaGa 3 and two more English SaGa games on the horizon, it’s a good time to be a devotee of this oddball RPG series. Let me hear your rallying cry, SaGa fans: “There are dozens of us! Dozens!”
  4. Nov 18, 2019
    70
    A difficult game only suitable for veteran players. One of the most challenging JRPG comes, finally, to Europe.
  5. Nov 27, 2019
    70
    Removing the nostalgia filter, a lot of the gameplay elements of Romancing SaGa 3 simply won’t be that enjoyable for people who are die hard RPG fans of that era. Keeping that caveat in mind, fans of that era of gaming can find a lot to enjoy in this title, provided they are willing to deal with the lack of direction and unconventional approach to the JRPG formula.
  6. Nov 17, 2019
    60
    Far less linear than most of the JRPG at the time, Romancing SaGa 3 might be confusing at first but it's for the benefit of a large leeway for the player. Already pretty in 1995, the graphics of the game are polished in this remaster. It remains feeble though, as it doesn't provide any interesting new features.
  7. Nov 21, 2019
    60
    If you’re more experienced with RPGs, we’d give it more of a recommendation, but with the caveat that this is a game that will demand patience and careful study to fully enjoy. Either way, Square’s done a great job of prettying up this delightfully obscure RPG for western audiences, and we hope that this isn’t the last we’ll see of SaGa for the Switch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 19, 2019
    10
    The remaster of a cult classic in the same vein as Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger. The amount of freedom and inventiveness is off theThe remaster of a cult classic in the same vein as Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger. The amount of freedom and inventiveness is off the charts. Hard recommend Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2019
    10
    I never managed to get into Romancing SaGa 2 but this one really did it for me. You can pick a character, do everything you want at your paceI never managed to get into Romancing SaGa 2 but this one really did it for me. You can pick a character, do everything you want at your pace and then finish the game. Frustrating here and there but the freedom is fantastic and the world-building is really good. The remaster did a really good job. Expand
  3. Dec 10, 2019
    10
    Your mileage may vary depending on your interest in non-linear RPGs, but this is one of the greatest SNES games ever made. It's effectively aYour mileage may vary depending on your interest in non-linear RPGs, but this is one of the greatest SNES games ever made. It's effectively a more complete and polished SaGa Frontier. You can play the game through many times over and never have exactly the same experience. The level of depth is absurd for any game from the era, and it holds up well today, given that you have the patience for it. Expand
  4. Nov 21, 2019
    8
    Romancing Saga 3 est une petite madeleine de Proust d'une époque extraordinaire, pas si lointaine, où Squaresoft était le maître du monde desRomancing Saga 3 est une petite madeleine de Proust d'une époque extraordinaire, pas si lointaine, où Squaresoft était le maître du monde des JRPG, et nous offrait chaques années des petites merveilles qui sont aujourd'hui encore des monuments du genre. Inédit en Occident, Romancing Saga 3 est un jeu difficile, avec un gameplay très différend des RPG traditionnelles. Le jeu nous propose une quête très ouverte qui peut être très intimidante pour les joueurs qui aiment être un peu tenu par la main dans un RPG plutôt dirigiste. Vous aurez le choix parmis 8 personnages avec chacun leur propre but et leur propre histoire. Si vous décidez de tout voir, comptez passer facilement 150h dans le jeu. Vous en aurez pour votre argent. Les moins courageux pourront finir un run en 30h et profiter d'un Remaster de grande qualité et de musiques exceptionnelles. Malgré son âge, Romancing Saga 3 est un très grand RPG. Expand