Final Fantasy 3 DS Review

As long last, here’s my review of Final Fantasy 3 DS:

Story: Yes, I know it’s the same old “save the world” type story we all know and love (or love to hate) but in this case, Square tried to flesh it out a little with new events and actual personalities for the characters. Based on what I’ve seen so far, it works.

Graphics: The world is as close to 3D as you can get without getting on a big console. However, this comes with a cost–sometimes the landscape will look grainy and squished, but this is due to the fact the DS isn’t quite as powerful compared to a big console. Graininess aside, it is still a very nice attempt to do 3D on a handheld.

Sound: No problem here–blades ring, ice shatters, magic sparkles. Music wise, the beloved Prelude and victory theme are both present, which made me smile. One notable track I like (so far) is Castle Sasune, which sounds very dreamy and ethereal.

Controls: My only gripe here is that when Luneth walks, he goes veeeeeeeeerrrrrrrry ssssssslllllloooooowwww–is there a run feature I don’t know about? Other than this, they are very responsive and work well.

Nice Touches: I couldn’t resist smiling when the dancer from FFV returned, as did the piano minigame (so far, my Luneth can play most of Fur Elise)

Overall: 8.5/10 (points taken off for graphics and slow walking)

If you’re willing to put up with a few flaws, this is worth buying.

Happy gaming,



  1. Mark

    October 16, 2008 at 5:17 am

    If I remember rightly there is an option to make Luneth run instead of walk.

  2. Mark

    October 16, 2008 at 6:38 am


  3. SparklingBlue

    October 16, 2008 at 6:05 am

    And I found it not long after I posted the review.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What's New

To Top