Final Fantasy III

In 1990, Squaresoft (now Square Enix) produced its third and final Final Fantasy installment for the 8-bit console generation targetting the Japanese Nintendo Famicom.  Like its predecessor, Final Fantasy II, FF3 was not translated for western audiences and was exclusive to the Japanese market.  In 1994 Square produced Final Fantasy VI and released that title […]

Final Fantasy III (Nintendo DS) – Bahamut

One of the most confusing pieces of FF3 (at least on the DS version) is what to do when you meet Bahamut, the dragon, in the mountains.  If you make it this far on your own you quickly discover that the dragon kills you almost instantly, there is nothing that you can do.  The character […]

Children of Mana

Two things stand out the most when you first start playing Square Enix’ Children of Mana: the hand-drawn graphics are positively beautiful and the gameplay sucks. I had high hopes for Children of Mana. I have been a fan of the series since I played the first installment, Final Fantasy Adventure on the original GameBoy […]