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Elpizo
10-09-2007, 10:32 PM
Do you think Square Enix will port/remake this game any time soon again, or even ever again? The DS version seems like the 'Final' version of Final Fantasy III, but on the other hand, FF III DS still could be improved in some places. So do you think they will? And would you actually want them to? (And if so, what platform?)

Personally, I'd like to see it happen, but I guess that answer will surprise nobody since I'm FF III's most dedicated fan, apparently. Don't get me wrong, as a FF III fan I am incredibly happy with the translated NES rom and FF III DS. Problem is being happy alone isn't any fun. Say what you want, but of all mainstream FF games (so no spinoffs or sequels like X-2) I feel FF III is the most disliked/overlooked/forgotten entry. You can't say FF III really has any fans that say it's their favourite FF (well, except for me of course, though FF III has to share its first place with IX). It's in the same boat as FF II, I guess.

III DS in general did not improve people's view on FF III. There are even those who deny that FF III was ever released in the west and pretend III DS does not exist or is not FF III for whatever the reasons. No, in fact, this game is called overrated (the hell?! It never got the chance to be 'overrated' in the first place!). You know, it really hurts my poor FF III fan-heart to see some reviews tear FF III DS appart and call it the embodiment of reasons why FF III was never released outside of Japan in the first place.

I'd love to see an incredibly updated FF III on a console like say... PS3 or so. Bringing the already incredible story up to today's standards, 3D graphics that would make the Crystal Tower and the Final Battle even more cool and so on... The game would gain much more fans here in the west then, I think. Sure, it would have changed so much that one could argue if it's really FF III. But like there are any fans of the game here in the west that remember, or care enough about FF III's roots (most people don't even know that the original had no main characters like the DS version). And while Japan would perhaps be displeased, if SE really wants 75% of their profit to come from outside Japan, this should be no problem. To no longer be alone in having FF III as my nr 1 favourite FF (well together with IX in my case), is my greatest dream. *dreamy sigh*

Sometimes, I can't help but wonder if things would really be that much different if SE had just released FF III on the GBA...
http://www.maj.com/gallery/Elpizo/FFIII/ffiiiscreenjoke.bmp

This has become quite a long post for a topic that just asks if SE would ever port/remake this game again... Heh... So yeah, what do you guys think about FF III's 'future'?

Bolivar
10-10-2007, 01:29 AM
It's a good question. First of all, I'm sure the game will be remade again, just most likely not anytime soon. 10 years from now when they're on FFXIX and they've already done the more popular ones, the company (whatever it's named at the time) will absolutely see more money to be made.

As far as the least liked FF, I think that would have to go to FFII. I have seen alot of people put III (The NES one actually) as their favorite FF and I have seen it get alot of praise as actually the best in the series from the NES generation.

Don't let the reviews or the hate get you down. It's really only the consequence of an American phenomenon. In Japan it's one of the highest rated games in the series and I'm sure the DS remake went over well also. Basically the FF-community on the internet is dominated by a group who believes that FFIV and VI are the only good entries and anything else is garbage (that's a generalization, but more or less...). I wasn't aware there were people who disliked FFX until I came to this site... I remember mentioning that there's people who trash on it to a friend, he said "Who the hell says that???"

I thought IIIDS was a great game, I still play it having beat it twice. So don't let it get you down. We'll never understand what's bad about it, and I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't understand what's good about it.

I'd like to see future remakes done to the fullest capabilities. Ever since FFIVDS was announced alot of people looked to FFV like it's next. V is my favorite out of SNES generation, and the 2d ones for that matter, so if it is going to be remade I think they should go all out rather than just settle for DS graphics. I think it deserves it.

Nifleheim7
10-10-2007, 01:45 PM
I'm ashamed to say that i have this game (DS version) for over 2 months and i haven't played it yet...:(

You mentioned the bad reviews.Edge gave it a 6/10 (which is not bad),and if i remember correctly they said that FFIII is a polished museum piece.They wanted the gameplay to be more like today standards (which i think it translates to "more easier") rather than the same gameplay from 16 years ago.
Personally,as Bolivar also mentioned,i believe that all NES FF's will be remade for the big systems of consoles but not earlier than 10-15 years from now.

Elpizo
10-10-2007, 03:01 PM
Problem is that 6/10 is still too low for III DS, for despite being old the turn based isn't that much of a fun-killer. Aside from that, FF III DS is just classic RPG. You can't go wrong with it if you just want a good RPG experience. It holds everything tha ta RPG should have and a slightly higher difficulty and a story that isn't so deeply explored. Those can't be enough reasons to tear the game to pieces...

What I hate the most with bad review though is that they say "There's a reason that this game was never released outside of Japan before..." Indeed you ****, but that reason was not because the game sucked, but because of technical difficulties and unfortunate circumstances.

I hope you guys are right that they will someday remake them for the big systems (there's nothing wrong with the DS, but apparantly the big systems attract more gamers than handhelds do... So if big consoles will possibly earn FF III a bigegr fanbase, SE can do all they want with that idea). I think I'm gonna vow to myself to buy any version of FF III that will appear in the future. :D

However, I think that if SE wants to release the first 3 FF games again in the future, the games will need a mayor improvement. Reviewers are already getting more harsh when reviewing an oldschool RPG, can you imagine how they would tear FF I, II and III appart if SE were to release these games 10 years in the future with little more than updated graphics? Nostalgia can't remain a savior forever...

Maybe that would be a reason for SE to not release these games anymore, since it would take too much time or so, time they could just as well put in an entirely new game...

Oh and Nifleheim7, better start playing this game. You're missing out a great entry in the series. ;)

Rostum
10-10-2007, 03:56 PM
Or... they can spend their time, money and resources to make original content, or remake the Final Fantasy's that were actually good.

Karellen
10-10-2007, 05:00 PM
Or they could remake Xenogears, since that's about the only SE game that needs it.

FFIII's premise isn't so incredibly that it would make a better PS3 game then if they just came up with an original concept and made a new game. Seems like a useless endeavor really.

Elpizo
10-10-2007, 05:03 PM
Or... they can spend their time, money and resources to make original content, or remake the Final Fantasy's that were actually good.

Did you bother to read anything that was said in this topic, or in my last post for that matter? I'm aware of the fact that if SE were to bring everything in FF III up to today's standards, they might as well make a new game.

On the other hand, were they to do what I said above (bringing it up to today's standards and all, or better), you wouldn't have to worry about them wasting their time with a FF that was not 'actually good'. Any remake SE would give FF III would be a remake of a FF that was actually good, so really, don't worry about that. =)


Or they could remake Xenogears, since that's about the only SE game that needs it.

FFIII's premise isn't so incredibly that it would make a better PS3 game then if they just came up with an original concept and made a new game. Seems like a useless endeavor really.

FF III updated on PS3 would be the ultimate RPG experience. =)

Hayabusa
10-11-2007, 06:15 PM
I just want a freaking port of the original 2-D with SNES graphics, like Origins, or Anthology for Playstation or SOMETHING. So then My collection could be complete. I beat FFIIIj on the fan translated ROM and I LOVED IT. I was proud that I beat on in NES too! :) It is my favorite out of the 1st generation FF'S - It had so much! You could go underwater!!!!!! I just want them to make the 2-D port. Because the way I feel about the DS is...It's REALLY cool...if you've played the original, because all those spots...you're now seeing in 3-D - So I think there's different emotions from a veteran player to a new-comer of FF3j.

I want a 2-D port! :cry:

Necronopticous
10-11-2007, 06:22 PM
I'd like to see it as well since Final Fantasy III DS suffered from some issues that were, to me, almost unbearable. The slow transitioning and slow acting battle system, for instance.

I don't see it happening, though. Not any time in the next five years, at least.

escobert
10-11-2007, 07:32 PM
I think the DS is the best we'll get for awhile. I <3 the DS version :P

Heath
10-14-2007, 06:12 PM
FFIII certainly does seem to be one of the most overlooked games in the series and I knew nothing about the game until I played the DS version. It's a good game; I wouldn't consider any of the FF games to be bad as it were, but I think it's probably one of my least favourite entries in the series. As Necronopticous said, it suffered quite badly from some issues in the DS version that made it unbearable at times (similar to the PSX version of the SNES games). Good game, but not great, I'm afraid.

Also like Necronopticous said, I certainly don't see it being updated within the next five years.