developer: Square-Enix / Eidos
publisher: Square-Enix / Eidos
Game mode: single player
Romancing SaGa 3 is a refreshed version of the classic Japanese RPG. 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 Cherry Blossom. The original was developed by Square, and the remaster is responsible for its latest incarnation, Square Enix.
The action of the game takes place in the magical land of fantasy, which is visited every three hundred years by a cataclysm in the form of the so-called Death Eclipse. During this, the 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. It also opened a portal to a dimension known as the Abyss and brought out the Demonic Lords from there 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 bad or good. Worse still, the expelled Demonic Lords are trying to return to the world. For the time being, portals are too small to be able to enter the world of mortals, so they start to possess innocent people to open the gates more widely with their help.
Romancing SaGa 3 is a Japanese RPG, in which we control a team of heroes, explore the world, develop characters, fulfill tasks and, above all, fight with a turn-based system of battles. In accordance with the tradition of this series, however, the production offers several other elements, which make it very different from the standard representatives of this species.
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 skirmishes, we can also activate the so-called Commander mode. It allows you to expose more characters to battle, use formations and additional abilities that require the cooperation of many warriors. However, this option forces us to turn off the main character from the clashes, who then stands behind and only gives orders.
Romancing SaGa 3 was originally released on a 16-bit console, so the game has a simple two-dimensional graphic design. However, it offers an attractive visual style and has been lightly tuned to the needs of newer platforms.
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PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i3 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card Intel HD 3000 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit