Final Fantasy III comes to Steam, costs $16

PC players are finally getting access to the Android/DS version of the Square Enix classic.

The classic Square Enix RPG Final Fantasy III was just released today for PC. This isn't the original version though, the game is based off the Android/Nintendo DS re-release of the game.

According to the game's Steam listing, the game costs $15.99 and includes:

  • New and improved 3D visuals and story sequences
  • Quicker browsing through the monster bestiary and other game record
  • New visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards
  • Upgraded graphics for PC
  • Includes Steam Trading Cards & Achievements

At $16, the price might seem a bit steep, but what do you think? Is it worth finally getting to access this on PC, or will you opt for one of the cheaper, portable versions?

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JohnBasedow1
JohnBasedow1

This is definitely the biggest goat-related letdown I've had in awhile. Give me goddamn goats!

jtsuth
jtsuth

So I'm here because of goats... this isn't about goats.

Hybridos
Hybridos

I had this one on DS, stop playing midgame out of boredom, not worth $15 unless you are a die hard FF and if that is the case, you already own this one.

ptflea1
ptflea1

the android version is the exact same price. how is that cheaper?
and last time i looked the ds version is more expensive unless you're buying 2nd hand on ebay

faizanhd
faizanhd

I'm actually excited for the 3D version FF4.

I love it so much I would buy it again. 

billzihang
billzihang

They should release Final Fantasy 13 on PC-- I might actually buy that one, as indeed would many others, I imagine.


Japanese games seem to be just as popular to PC gamers, they really ought to open up fully and embrace the platform-- yea, PC essentially doesn't exist in Japan, but surely they can see that it most certainly does everywhere else on Earth? Indeed, that Japanese games in general sell rather more units outside of Japan than they do inside of it.


Very much in the same way that Rockstar know that their main audience is America, even though the game is Scottish.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Square have been going the way of Steam lately, start with full price then have a sale every other week, so $16 will soon be $6

prime_l
prime_l

No! No Square! I brought this on day one for DS. I then brought it again for iOS, and then on Android when I upgraded my phone. I WILL NOT buy it a 4th time! Especially for £10.99!

... *adds to basket* DAMMIT SQUARE!

crognalsen
crognalsen

I love to see old console games on Steam, but for some reason I can't get into the redone 3D graphics of these games.  There was something about the small characters, the colors, and the overhead map that made you feel like you were on an adventure exploring an unknown world.  Also the 3D graphics just don't look very good.  All they really needed to do was clean up the 2D graphics and make it look HD/smooth IMO.  I've played a few of these old games on emulator and prefer the classic feel with the enhanced graphics from the emulators special effects that make the games look HD instead of pixelated.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

Great, how about FFVII?  I swear Square Enix is dodging remaking that game.

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

16 bucks for digital copy? good thing i have this game for DS it's a pretty sweet game actually

jemoedr
jemoedr

I'd rather play this on a console, and seeing those graphics, and considering it is a cheap remake, i'd say no thanks to those prices.


Come on, other old FF games where released for like €5,- on PSN...

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Not interested with this. Give us Resonance of Fate, Star Ocean, or Infinite Undiscovery instead.

Xyekenvort
Xyekenvort

The pricepoint is indeed a little steep, but this is a really great game. It's an unpopular opinion, I realize it, but to me FFIII (this one, not VI xD) is the greatest FF of all time. With the fully realized and polished turn-based battle system, revolutionary Job System that added a whole new layer of depth to character progression and a wonderful soundtrak with very good visuals to boot, it set the standard for JRPG's during it's time.

Still wondering if i'll pick this one up, the price is a little demanding for me...

Erebus
Erebus

This is called a skimming strategy. Let's see how far that gets you Squid Dicks.

OJ_the_LION
OJ_the_LION

I have this on DS, but never finished it (I have very little motivation to play portable devices at home, and I drive to work unlike most people in Japan so I can't play on the train). There's a strong possibility I pick this up immediately for later consumption, and as others have mentioned it incentivizes SE to release more stuff on PC.

Tangsta03
Tangsta03

Not interested in this one, but I feel like I need to purchase it since it's the only incentive Square has for releasing other FFs on PC (really hoping for FF9-12 to be released on PC as well!)

tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

It's the only numbered FF game I haven't played...

chyll
chyll

i'll buy it when it goes on sale :)

raiden3788
raiden3788

It's a really good game, but it's overpriced. Maybe at 75% off.

flashn00b
flashn00b

Ehh... Best to not look at it as a $16 game, but rather a glorified petition that Square-Enix will definitely read, though you have to buy your signatures.

Lambchopzin
Lambchopzin

FF3 isn't even one of the better FF games. Maybe when it goes on sale I'll pick it up, but $16 for a port of a DS port of a 24 year old game? I'm good, thanks.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I hate that version. I played the HD remasters of I and II on PS Vita from PSN and then bought III and it is all cartoony 3D rather than sprites. Doesn't look good and it doesn't feel like Final Fantasy either.

Setzera
Setzera

Having just played FF3 on SNES last night, this article was a confusing slap in the face. This isn't FF3, and I don't care what anyone says.

riotinto876
riotinto876

If you want a good FF game on pc, just get The Last Remnant on steam, much cheaper too.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I hope they do port it to PC. Then they won't be held back by this mediocre generation of consoles. FFXV in full HD and 60+ fps? 

but mainly I'd wanna see the PC requirements. 

vinnyb81
vinnyb81

@Metallicwolf29 

And it can stay that way. FF7 was the crappiest game in FF history.

Emo kid? Check.

Big tittied chick with crush on aforementioned emo kid? Check.

Momma's boy? Check.

Religious bible thumper? Check. 

flashn00b
flashn00b

@darkprince2 Won't be as funny when you realize that Square's on the fence about bringing FFXV to PC.


If the sales of this game aren't satisfactory, Square-Enix will stop supporting the PC

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

@daikkenaurora12 Look at how long remaking FFX and FFX-2 took.
Combine the time they took to make from announcement to release, and add another year or two to it.

That is how long it will take for Square Enix to remake the game, to a level that people will like.

flashn00b
flashn00b

@jemoedr Think of it this way: You're not paying to buy the game. You're paying to say "There is a market for your games on PC"

Coseniath
Coseniath

@Setzera This is the FF3. You had the US Version of FF6. 

Generally at the SNES-NES era, only 3 out of 6 FF games came to US. 

FF1 as FF1, FF4 as FF2 and FF6 as FF3.

FF2, FF3, FF5 weren't released in US till remakes....

sepir
sepir

@riotinto876 

I really wish I could get into that game. No incentive to grind like I tend to do in FF games as it will only make the game harder, battles that rely too much on luck, and a main character that is more childish than Tidus. A pity really.

Setzera
Setzera

@Coseniath I'm aware of that, but I still don't ever look at this game as FF3.

riotinto876
riotinto876

@sepir @riotinto876 They did do a terrible job explaining how things worked, but there's no luck involved in the combat, just careful planning and fast reflexes. The main character is pretty dumb but most others are good. That's as close as an actual recent FF game you're gonna get on pc.

vinnyb81
vinnyb81

@daikkenaurora12 @vinnyb81 @Metallicwolf29 

Final Fantasy VI (3, in the US)

The storyline was far better.

The character development was far better

The bad guy - Kefka - actually accomplished his goal, unlike that pansy assed momma's boy Sephiroth.