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Romancing SaGa 3 isn’t for newcomers to the RPG genre, but it’s an excellent and complex game that JRPG fanatics will certainly appreciate. It can be ridiculously vague at times, but the game’s non-linear structure and plethora of well-developed mechanics make it a truly unique and enjoyable game.
With all of these upgrades and extra content on top of an already rock-solid game, picking up Romancing SaGa 3 for many is a no brainer. Granted, the combat and leveling up might not be for everyone, but if you are a fan of Western and Japanese RPGs I highly recommend jumping into this classic that took way too long to make its way out west.
This is a faithful recreation of Romancing Saga 3 bringing back this classic JRPG to modern platforms. There are some additional features but the most appealing part of this port is that the game is now officially playable with English localization.
Romancing Saga 3 is an ambitious JRPG, with great story and fun gameplay systems that despite taking too long to come to the west and seeming a little outdated, should be played by fans of the genre.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
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!"
Europe has been waiting 24 years for a playable version of Romancing SaGa 3, and the wait is finally over: what we have is a unique and challenging RPG, which is worth to be played even today, even if for a hefty price.
Review in Italian | Read full review
The Romancing SaGa 3 remastered is the perfect opportunity to recover an excellent old school JRPG, without having to rely on amateur translations and pirated Roma.
Review in Italian | Read full review
On November 11, 1995, the Super Famicom system saw the release of an epic turn-based RPG. 24 years later, to the day, Romancing SaGa 3, makes its debut to the West for the first time. The remaster brings improved graphics as well as some other functions to the current generation of consoles. The JRPG brings a wonderful world back to life for all to enjoy.
The new UI is ugly as sin, and the animation added to the boss sprites is laughably out of place. The new background art is a mixed bag of some decent work and a couple examples of soulless imitation that fails to capture the intent of the original. All of this applies for those who are familiar with the original Romancing SaGa 3. For everyone else, this is an excellent RPG that has a lot of content and replayability. A vast cast of weirdos and miscreants to recruit, and shenanigans to get into await in this saga.
Romancing SaGa 3 is an interesting work of the last century. The gameplay offers freedom like no other game from 90s. The visual and sound style of the remastered gives the title a second life. However, the history is a disappointment that offers interesting concepts, but at the end of the day, it does not achieve something memorable.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Romancing SaGa 3 is still best played on original hardware. This new version’s updates are not worth the outrageous asking price from Square Enix. Despite the shortcomings of this “enhanced port,” this is still a highly recommended JRPG; so long as you are willing to take the time to understand how it works.
Romancing SaGa 3 is a strange game. I like some of its oddities, but others not so much. The game is a bit of a mess. It is, however, a really pretty mess with a great soundtrack. There is a lot of good here, but I just wish it wasn't so bogged down with nonsense.
Underneath it all lies an engaging combat system, though it’s a shame the story and writing under-serve what could have been an interesting world and cast of characters.