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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 Rosa is worried about Cecil and his mission
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS The aircraft is approaching Baron border
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS The birds try to petrify the party
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Cid looks rather ugly in this remake

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

AceGamez Nintendo DS Sep, 2008 10 out of 10 100
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Aug 12, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
Destructoid Nintendo DS Jul 26, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92
Legendra Nintendo DS Oct 26, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo DS Sep 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Jolt (UK) Nintendo DS Sep 18, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Pixel-Heroes.de Nintendo DS Dec 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Positive Nintendo DS Aug 11, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
Computer Bild Spiele Nintendo DS Sep 03, 2008 2.35 out of 6 73
Gamervision Nintendo DS Aug, 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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