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Final Fantasy IV

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Description

Final Fantasy IV is a remake of the classic Japanese RPG that was first released for SNES, known as Final Fantasy II in the West.

Unlike the many subsequent ports (to Playstation, GameBoy Advance, etc.), this release is a full remake, programmed from scratch with real-time 3D graphics. The characters have a "super-deformed" touch. There is also voice acting during cut-scenes. A new option has been added to the menu, which allows the player to read a conversation between party members and receive advice from them.

It also features many gameplay additions. The difficulty level has been increased, not only beyond the difficulty of the Western SNES release (which was reduced compared to Japanese original and subsequent ports), but even beyond the original difficulty. The party members are still bound by class, but they can now hunt for so-called "augments", which can be found or stolen from enemies and which grant the characters additional bonus abilities, resistances, spells that their class would normally not allow, etc.

Beside those major changes, there are also plenty of minor additions. It is possible to obtain bonus items after exploring every corner and filling 100% of an area map; Rydia, the summoner girl, has a new monster summon who can be customized in various ways; there is a new quest involving the "naming" moogle of the original game, etc.

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Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Visiting the town of Baron
Final Fantasy IV iPhone Title screen / Main menu.
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Shopping
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "ファイナルファンタジーIV" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Destructoid Nintendo DS Jul 26, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92
Jeuxvideo.fr Nintendo DS Sep 04, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo DS Sep 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
3D Juegos Nintendo DS Sep 02, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Nintendo DS Jan 30, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Gamers' Temple, The Nintendo DS Aug, 2008 89 out of 100 89
NZGamer Nintendo DS Sep 08, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Jolt (UK) Nintendo DS Sep 18, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
GameLemon Nintendo DS Sep 28, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution Nintendo DS Aug 12, 2008 B 75

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Final Fantasy IV appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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