DescriptionFinal 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.
- "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|
|GameSpy||Nintendo DS||Jul 25, 2008||90|
|GameZone||Nintendo DS||Aug 04, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
|Legendra||Nintendo DS||Oct 26, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
|Cheat Code Central||Nintendo DS||Jul, 2008||4.3 out of 5||86|
|GBase - The Gamer's Base||Nintendo DS||Oct 13, 2008||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Hooked Gamers||Nintendo DS||Aug 02, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Chip Power Play||iPhone||May, 2013||80|
|Gaming Age||Nintendo DS||Aug 14, 2008||B||75|
|Play.tm||Nintendo DS||Sep 24, 2008||75 out of 100||75|
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1001 Video GamesFinal Fantasy IV appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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