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8.5 out of 10

Final Fantasy IV

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Overall 8
8.0

Final Fantasy IV

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Useful new dungeon map, 'Decanting' party member essences, Arguably the best Final Fantasy
  • Cons: Auto battle could have been better, Lots of level-grinding required, Unforgiving difficulty
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Overall 8
8.0

Final Fantasy IV DS Review

Console Obsession
30 May 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Final Fantasy IV

Thunderbolt Games
30 January 2009
  • Excerpt: I’ve played Final Fantasy games involving cute “slam dancing” animals, a stupid creature called NORG, and implied man-on-man action in a notorious place called the Honey Bee Inn. What I haven’t experienced is a Final Fantasy game as insanely difficult as the fourth installment. Perhaps the first couple games featured on Final Fantasy Origins were the most challenging, but those PSone incarnations were on a glorious easy setting that made things a breeze.
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Overall 7
7.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Originality 4
4.0

Final Fantasy IV: Definitive Edition?

RPGamer
31 October 2008
  • 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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Overall 7
7.0
Graphics 10
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Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 4
4.0
Originality 4
4.0

Crystal, Though Not of the Meth Variety

RPGamer
31 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Final Fantasy IV has seen numerous ports over the years since its original Super Nintendo release, but all of them were simply ports.
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Overall 7
7.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 10
10
Storyline 4
4.0
Originality 4
4.0

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

RPGamer
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Final Fantasy IV (DS) Review

Vooks
29 September 2008
  • Excerpt: Final Fantasy is one of those trademark series that’s been popular for years and years, and continually impresses gamers with every iteration released. In order to mark the survival and success of the franchise, Square Enix remade two classic titles; one previously released only in Japan and the other released in America as Final Fantasy II. Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV, respectively, for the Nintendo DS system.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
24 September 2008
  • Excerpt: Final Fantasy IV, isn’t that an oxymoron? Gather ‘round, and I’ll tell you how that name came to be. Square entered the video game market in the 80s and at the time Final Fantasy was being developed, was a small company struggling to make ends meet by making simple racing games, RPGs, and other games for Nintendo’s Famicom Disk System. Hironobu Sakaguchi (?? ??,), our hero, was working on an RPG in a fantasy setting hence the “fantasy” part.
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Overall 9
8.5

NDS Review - 'Final Fantasy IV'

WorthPlaying
28 July 2008
  • Summary: The team that brought Final Fantasy III to NDS comes together once again to breathe new life into a classic, Final Fantasy IV for DS will feature full 3D graphics, fully voiced dramatic cut scenes, and added content.
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Overall 9
8.5

Final Fantasy IV

Gaming Evolution
22 July 2008
  • Conclusion: As much as new Final Fantasy titles are a constant in life, so are Final Fantasy remakes. It’s hard to say which version of Final Fantasy IV is the “definitive” one. After all, we can probably expect to see another one in the next generation. Those who played the original (especially those who, like myself, passed up the remakes) will be overwhelmed with nostalgia and newcomers can experience one of the franchise’s best entries for the first time, in all of its technical...
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