Final Fantasy IV
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Platform:
DS
Genre:
Role-Playing
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ESRB:
Everyone 10+
Release:
July 21, 2008
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July 11, 2008 - Excellent - With a cast of memorable characters and villains, a more accurate and authentic translation, a new skill-customization system, and a few important new story elements that help to better explain key plot points, this is the definitive version of Final Fantasy IV that everyone should experience.
Elisa Di Fiore
July 25, 2008 - Excellent - Given how much work has been put into an already-excellent game to give it a modern feeling and a beautiful look, it's hard to sweat the little things.
July 23, 2008 - Excellent - The DS version remains surprisingly faithful while bringing the game into the modern era. The few additional mechanics are somewhat disposable, but the core gameplay remains engaging so many years later.
July 11, 2008 - Good - So what's to be done with this version? It's not a bad little game -- it is, after all, an upgraded version of a 16-bit masterpiece -- but it's needlessly redundant for anyone who picked up FFIV Advance.
September 3, 2008 - Good - It's not the best Final fantasy game in the series - even with the new additions to what was already a strong classic JRPG, the inescapable confines of the structure make this literally a lesser game than many of the subsequent releases.
July 22, 2008 - Good - It's the things that Square Enix didn't touch that make Final Fantasy IV worth playing. The game may be light on customization, but it's the first in the long-running Final Fantasy series to have heart.
August 11, 2008 - Good - Even with this version's improvements, Final Fantasy IV still suffers from old age, which is something that no level of polish could likely ever erase.
January 31, 2008 - Good - Like FFIII, the main thing that sets [Final Fantasy IV] apart from previous retellings of the story is the graphical treatment it has received on DS, although there are enough minor tweaks and changes to make it worth playing again if the previous versions have faded in your memory.
July 9, 2008 - Good - For fans, FFIV is an impressive resurrection to an awesome, pioneering RPG. For newcomers, you're about to get a lesson in "hardcore gaming 101," but if you put in the time, and put up with the difficulty, you'll have a chance to really "get" what Final Fantasy is all about.
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