According to ESRB, this game contains: Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Suggestive Themes
Parents should feel safe letting their older children play Final Fantasy III. While some of the female characters wear dresses that are a little low-cut, there's no obvious sexual innuendo and no bad language. The game's violence is typical sword-and-sorcery stuff—nothing realistic or graphic. (The "mild blood" is nothing more than occasional red pixels that are easy to mistake for something else). Like most role-playing games, FFIII requires a lot of reading to play; youngsters who haven't mastered that skill will be frustrated with the game.
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection fans—especially those without a lot of Friend Codes—will probably be disappointed. Wi-fi is only used for writing letters to friends via Mognet. Sending letters unlocks uber-weapons and secret jobs, which is a bummer if you don't have enough friends to get them.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers should have no problems. All speech and important information is presented in text.
But then a friend introduced her to the seedy underworld of the Mario brothers and she spent her saved-up birthday and Christmas money to buy a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Her mom didn't like the Nintendo at first, but The Legend of Zelda changed her mind. (When Tera got Zelda II: The Adventure of Link one Christmas, she suspected it was as much for her mother as for her).
Though she graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2002 and recently learned how to find the movie theater restroom by herself, Tera still loves video games. Far from being a brain-rotting waste of time, they've helped her practice spatial skills and discover new passions. Her love of games like Kid Icarus and The Battle of Olympus led to a degree in Classical Languages and Literatures. She thinks games have a place in discussions on disability and other cultural issues, and is excited to work with the like-minded staff at GameCritics.com.