Wow! That was really great! To be honest, I didn't like this quite as much as the 2nd part, it was probably my favorite one of the 3 since I played them all. Let's go the the good sides of this first and then to the sides, that were in my opinion better implented in the second game.
+ The combat system is now modern enough and responsible to the max and I never got the feeling that it was wonky or something.
+More colorful enemies
+Better visuals and some of the weapons were pretty cool too
-No shop. That was a cool feature in the previous 2 games, but removing it in this one wasn't necessary.
-I said that the enemies were better since they were more colorful, but I liked the ones in the 2nd part more since there was a better variety
-The thing that actually bothered me the most was the soundtrack change. Where did all the previous epic and amazing tunes go?? ;-; I mean, this one is not bad either, but one of the coolest parts about the previous games wsa the soundtracks, and replacing them just like that kind off dissapointed me. But that's just my opinion.
Well, that's pretty much it. I like this part quite a lot, I wouldn't call it a failure, but you still removed some cool stuff from the game that didn't have anything bad in it. Anyways, awesome job on this! This series will stay in my hear forever ^^