Since the Nintendo 3DS was released and the Wii U was unveiled owners of the Nintendo Wii probably wondered whether any decent titles would be coming to their ageing console, well recently IGN reviewed Final Fantasy III and scored it a whopping 9.5/10.
As you are probably aware Final Fantasy III is not a new title, in fact it originally 17 years ago, however it has launched on Nintendo’s virtual console service for Wii and despite its lacking visuals the game is just as immersive as some of today’s most realistic-looking RPGs. You can find out a little more about it over at Nintendo.com, today we will summarize what IGN’s Lucas M. Thomas had to say about the game in his review.
Final Fantasy III hit the Wii Shop yesterday, for those of you who are big RPG fans but missed out on Final Fantasy III first time round you will want to check it out, the game boasts one of the best game story lines ever and some say it is perhaps the greatest games Squaresoft has ever developed. For those of you who have played FFIII before the Virtual Console release is a direct port of the SNES version of the game.
Let’s get on with the review summary, Lucas was impressed by the game’s 60-hour (or more) completion time, also if you played the game before you will remember that save points were few and far between, in this day and age this just doesn’t fit in with people’s busy lifestyles, therefore you will glad to hear that at any time you can save your progress at any time thanks to the emulator’s Suspend Point feature, just press the home button and the console does the hard work for you.
Over the years our hands have become used to today’s more complex controllers, Lucas say that the game works well with the new controllers and the analog stick support (which is a first for this game) is a great addition, both the Classic and GameCube controllers were tested in IGN’s review and apparently it made controlling Sabin much easier when performing his button combination-centric moves.
Lucas didn’t really talk about the game’s story line, menu system or battle system in much detail as FFIII is an old game and these aspects have not changed, however in his closing comments he says that FFIII could be the last great RPG available for the Wii and also stated that the Wii’s Virtual Console service delivers an incredible version of what is a great game, for those of you who have never played it you will find it hard to find a better RPG for just $8.
Have you played FFIII on your Wii, is it as good as IGN are making it out to be?