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« on: September 20, 2006, 07:18:55 PM »

Thought this review of FF III from Planet Gamecube was interesting.  I wonder if the game is actually that bad, or if the reviewer just had a hard time with it.  Will certainly warrant keeping an eye on the reviews.
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2006, 07:23:36 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on September 20, 2006, 07:18:55 PM

Thought this review of FF III from Planet Gamecube was interesting.  I wonder if the game is actually that bad, or if the reviewer just had a hard time with it.  Will certainly warrant keeping an eye on the reviews.

His comments seem to match most impressions, so I think the review is accurate it's just that the design decisions seemed to have rubbed him the wrong way.  For a lot of people the old school approach is going to be as much of a turn-on as it seems to be a turn off to him. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2006, 07:26:23 PM »

I tend to ignore websites that have "seeking sexy singles" ads on their pages... Plaentgamecube used to be a reputable site, emphasis on USED to be
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2006, 07:30:24 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on September 20, 2006, 07:23:36 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 20, 2006, 07:18:55 PM

Thought this review of FF III from Planet Gamecube was interesting.  I wonder if the game is actually that bad, or if the reviewer just had a hard time with it.  Will certainly warrant keeping an eye on the reviews.

His comments seem to match most impressions, so I think the review is accurate it's just that the design decisions seemed to have rubbed him the wrong way.  For a lot of people the old school approach is going to be as much of a turn-on as it seems to be a turn off to him. 
Have to agree.  If you're looking into FFIII as a game that brings something new to the table, you'll be disappointed.  Because at the end of the day, it IS a remodeled (in purely a graphical sense) whatever-year-port with pretty graphics and some presentation thrown in.
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006, 07:31:51 PM »

Quote from: depward on September 20, 2006, 07:30:24 PM

Have to agree.  If you're looking into FFIII as a game that brings something new to the table, you'll be disappointed.  Because at the end of the day, it IS a remodeled (in purely a graphical sense) whatever-year-port with pretty graphics and some presentation thrown in.

Yeah, if you check some of the comparison screens out there with the original Famicom version, they didn't even change the map layout at all. 

And supposedly, the final dungeon is a bitch
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2006, 08:02:27 PM »

Game Brink gave it a 88 and provides more detail to the game.

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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2006, 08:10:32 PM »

It probably depends on if you're looking at this as a new game or a remake of a really old one. From what I've read, it's definitely old-school, with lots of levelling-up and not much in the way of characterization or story.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2006, 08:40:31 PM »

It's freakin' Final Fantasy III with updated graphics and sound. What did the dude expect?
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2006, 08:51:43 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on September 20, 2006, 08:10:32 PM

It probably depends on if you're looking at this as a new game or a remake of a really old one. From what I've read, it's definitely old-school, with lots of levelling-up and not much in the way of characterization or story.

Personally, I'm hoping they keep the levelling & pacing intact from the original version, as I didn't really like how, without even trying, my party in FF1 on the GBA release ended up way overpowered pretty quickly.
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2006, 08:58:41 PM »

Quote from: Dafones on September 20, 2006, 08:40:31 PM

It's freakin' Final Fantasy III with updated graphics and sound. What did the dude expect?

+1.

Actually, I think it is probably hard to review this thing from today's standpoint.  You almost have to give it two scores.  One which compares it to today's games and how it stands up against them and then another which reviews it based on the time it was originally created.  Then, let the reader decide which of those views is appropriate for them.  Mention all the flaws in the review so that newer gamers, who don't have that background can pass it up if the downsides of gameplay from last decade doesn't appeal to them.

That said, I saw this on GAF and thought it was hilarious.  It was mocking the part of his review where he compains about the battle mechanics:

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Pits are a major issue in Super Mario Bros. Each time you try to make Mario walk over a pit, he falls in it and dies. You're basically forced to make him jump over the pits. But if you're not timing the jump carefully, Mario can still fall, and you have to do the level all over again.

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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2006, 10:54:31 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on September 20, 2006, 08:58:41 PM

That said, I saw this on GAF and thought it was hilarious.  It was mocking the part of his review where he compains about the battle mechanics:

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Pits are a major issue in Super Mario Bros. Each time you try to make Mario walk over a pit, he falls in it and dies. You're basically forced to make him jump over the pits. But if you're not timing the jump carefully, Mario can still fall, and you have to do the level all over again.



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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2006, 10:21:43 AM »

meh...its final fantasy ...so i'm still buying it eek

and its the one out of the series i havent got ....so it could get 10% and i would still get it
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2006, 04:53:05 PM »

Quote from: semiconscious on September 20, 2006, 10:54:31 PM

Quote from: The Grue on September 20, 2006, 08:58:41 PM

That said, I saw this on GAF and thought it was hilarious.  It was mocking the part of his review where he compains about the battle mechanics:

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Pits are a major issue in Super Mario Bros. Each time you try to make Mario walk over a pit, he falls in it and dies. You're basically forced to make him jump over the pits. But if you're not timing the jump carefully, Mario can still fall, and you have to do the level all over again.



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That is pretty awesome.
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2006, 05:05:51 PM »

This IS a Ds game, right? It can't be bad!  icon_wink
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2006, 05:07:45 PM »

Quote from: Devil on September 21, 2006, 05:05:51 PM

This IS a Ds game, right? It can't be bad!  icon_wink

Heh.  Even a fanboy like me admits there are plenty of bad DS games.  This won't be one of them, though, unless you just can't bear to play old school RPGs.
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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2006, 09:29:19 PM »

Quote from: Devil on September 21, 2006, 05:05:51 PM

This IS a Ds game, right? It can't be bad!  icon_wink

Well, the game could be rubbish, but the review did nothing to really show me that. All it shows me is that the guy doesn't like old school rpgs, and that his website accpts ad money from scummy "singles" sites...
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