Romancing SaGa 3
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!"
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.
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 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JRPG, with great story and fun gameplay systems that despite taking too long to come to the west and seeming a little outdated, should be played by fans of the genre.
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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.
If you’ve never dabbled in the works of Kawazu, the release of this remaster is as good a time as any.
There wasn't a moment of Romancing SaGa 3 that I did not love.
Fans of old-school RPGs who love open-ended campaigns will have a fantastic time with Romancing SaGa 3.
Cryptic, rough and obtuse, Romancing Saga 3 provides a gaming experience not for everyone.
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