developer: Gallium Studios
publisher: Gallium Studios
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for iOS:
Romancing SaGa 3 is a refreshed version of a classic jRPG. The original was released in 1995 on the 16-bit Super Nintendo Entertainment System console and never left the borders of the Land of the Rising Sun. The original was developed by Square, and the remaster was created by its descendant, Square Enix.
The action of the game takes place in the magical fantasy land, which is visited every three hundred years by a cataclysm in the form of the so-called Death Eclipse. During the event, a Death Star obscures the sun, generating murderous energy that kills all newborns, as well as young plants and animals.
Six hundred years ago, one child survived the disaster. They gained supernatural strength and eventually became the King of Demons. The child also opened a portal to a dimension known as the Abyss and brought out Demonic Lords to rule the world with their help. Three hundred years after these events, another newborn survived the Death Eclipse. He also gained great power, but with time he grew into a great hero. Together with his companions, he defeated the King of Demons and sent his servants back to the Abyss.
The game starts ten years after another Eclipse. No one knows, however, whether this time the surviving child will turn out to be good or bad. Worse still, the expelled Demonic Lords are trying to return to the world. For the time being, portals are too small for them to be able to enter the world of mortals, so they start to possess innocent people to open the gates with their help.
Romancing SaGa 3 is a jRPG, in which we control a party of heroes, explore the world, progress characters, fulfill tasks and, above all, fight in a turn-based battle system. In accordance with the tradition of this series, however, the game offers several other elements, which make it very different from the standard representatives of the genre.
Starting the game we choose between eight characters. Each of them has a completely different campaign, with a unique plot and challenges, as well as its own side missions. In addition to standard battles, we can also activate the so-called Commander mode. It enables us to use more characters in battle, use formations and additional abilities that require the cooperation of many warriors. However, this option prevents us from using the main character in battle, who then stands behind and only gives orders.
Romancing SaGa 3 was originally released on a 16-bit console, so the game features simple two-dimensional visuals. However, it offers an attractive style and has been lightly tuned to the needs of newer platforms.
Expectations: 6.7 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.