Excerpt: Final Fantasy IV is an important game in Final Fantasy’s history, not only in terms of quality but also for it introducing elements that were to be mainstays of the series until Final Fantasy XII came along. For those reasons, Final Fantasy IV was certainly due a remake and Square Enix and Matrix Software have delivered one such game for the DS.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy II for the SNES was my first RPG, and one of the few games still capable of filling my organs with warm, squishy nostalgia. Screenshots? Warm, squishy nostalgia. Game music? Warm, squishy nostalgia. 2D character sprites? Warm, squishy nostalgia. The last 10 years' worth of Final Fantasy IV remakes were glorified ports, safely leaving my nostalgia-reflex intact, but now I hold in my hands Final Fantasy IV DS : a true remake.
Conclusion: I guess what we're looking at here is a essentially a DVD reissue of a classic black-and-white silent film. Like Safety Last! or The Gold Rush, but reshot and dubbed. We can celebrate Matrix and Square Enix for giving a new generation of gamers a chance to experience FFIV (although, let's face it—this generation has gotten four new chances to try out FFIV in the last seven years); we can cheer the quality of the presentation, and the reverence of the changes, but the...
Excerpt: Not long after North American RPGamers got their hands on the DS remake of Final Fantasy III , Square Enix announced plans to recreate the fourth installment of the series as well. The RPG publishing giant once again signed up the FFIII remake developer, Matrix Software, to create a new vision of Final Fantasy IV for the Nintendo DS.
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31 October 2008
Excerpt: After leading his men in a massacre on a peaceful village, murdering the town's under-equipped guards, and plundering its greatest treasure, Cecil, grisly dark knight and Lord Captain of Baron's Red Wings, begins to doubt the intentions and morals of a king who would have him use his black sword to slaughter innocent people.
Conclusion: Final Fantasy IV is a classic among RPGs. The remake of this game is by far the best Final Fantasy IV experience. This game has so many great things about it, from the hours of gameplay to full motion video. There are a few problems I have with this game, mainly certain new additions, but overall this is a great RPG that should not be missed.