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Final Fantasy IV

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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 Found some goodies
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Cecil uses his dark ability
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Shopping
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Rosa is worried about Cecil and his mission

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Aug 12, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
GameFocus Nintendo DS Aug 18, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
Gamers' Temple, The Nintendo DS Aug, 2008 89 out of 100 89
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DS Sep 04, 2008 17 out of 20 85
Worth Playing Nintendo DS Jul 28, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
GameLemon Nintendo DS Sep 28, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Chip Power Play iPad May, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play.tm Nintendo DS Sep 24, 2008 75 out of 100 75
JeuxActu Nintendo DS Sep 05, 2008 14 out of 20 70
Avid Gamer Nintendo DS Oct 02, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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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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