Phantasy Star 3 - Generations of Doom
by SEGA Entertainment, Inc.
WARNING: Attempt this game only if (a) you know your way around a control pad, (b) you have plenty of time to play (and don't need to eat or sleep), and (c) you want a video game that uses your brain. Phantasy Star III is an intricate, elaborate challenge that wrings the last drop of gaming expertise from even the most advanced players.
This third monolithic cart in the Phantasy Star series is reminiscent of the difficulty levels of some of the best computer games, with outstanding color and graphics found (before Genesis) only in the best arcades. Phantasy Star III is measured, not in levels, but in generations. Beginning to get the big picture?
This cart involves the gamer directly in the exciting story line, which connects with the story in PS II. Your choices decide your ultimate destiny. There are three generations to work through, and seven worlds plus two moons to explore. Nothing is ever easy or straightforward. Expect side trips and back-tracking to achieve what you set out to do. For example, to board a ship, you have to come up with a cyborg. To find a cyborg, you have to battle enemies, go to another town, and chat up everybody you meet (a good idea throughout the game, by the way), find Mieu's lake, and return to the ship. And that's just to get on board - the sea journey is still ahead of you!
TIP: Get a free prediction from the fortuneteller by visiting and listening to him, then resetting the game.
TIP: The antidote will cure one poisoned character. Once used, it must be replaced.
Phantasy Star III is off the charts on ratings for color, graphics, sound, and difficulty. We can't think of another cart that comes close.
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