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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.

Screenshots

Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Visiting the town of Baron
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Cecil thinks too much...
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Equipment screen
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS The first fight

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

It’s Final Fantasy IV. With remastered music. In 3D! ‘Nuff said. Nintendo DS CreditsContributor (24103)

Critic Reviews

Game Shark Nintendo DS Jul 29, 2008 A 100
GameFocus Nintendo DS Aug 18, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
UOL Jogos Nintendo DS Aug 05, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamers' Temple, The Nintendo DS Aug, 2008 89 out of 100 89
4Players.de Nintendo DS Sep 12, 2008 86 out of 100 86
NZGamer Nintendo DS Sep 08, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Aug, 2008 8.25 out of 10 82
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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