Reviews and Problems with Final Fantasy IV Advance
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Final Fantasy IV Advance
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: It so very nice to find a video game that has been rated with the right descriptors from the ESRB. The rating the game got is of course another matter entirely. If you really want to confuse someone try and explain the numerical sequence of the Final Fantasy video games. This game is actually the previously released Final Fantasy II in America (editor: on the Super NES system). It was always Final Fantasy IV in Japan.
Excerpt: The concepts of new battle systems, melodramatic characters, psychotic villains and detailed parables seem to pervade every role-playing experience these days. Players owe these distinctions to the Final Fantasy series, an experience that has spawned from one company’s Hail Mary into the definitive series individuals seek for role playing experiences.
Conclusion: Final Fantasy IV Advance is possibly one of the greatest RPGs ever released in the gaming world. It introduced many elements that became the springboard to many popular games known and loved today. Introducing one of the greatest and addictive storylines, players will be hooked through this game. As well as an amazing plot, this game has incredible gameplay, graphics, and sound for its 16 bit capabilities.
Excerpt: Before I start in on this review, let me clarify a few things. I found Final Fantasy IV (II on the SNES), to be the defining RPG of my youth. It had been hyped to me by friends, and when I got the chance to play it, it lived up to the hype for me. Taking an unbiased, nostalgia-free look at this title was difficult for me, mostly because of all the memories wrapped up with the original.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy IV is arguably the greatest Final Fantasy game of all time, being the first to have engaging characters, an epic plot, and many of the other features that gamers relate to the Final Fantasy series. Originally released for the Super Nintendo over a decade ago, Final Fantasy IV was ported over to the Game Boy Advance with some new features that only help to enhance this classic role-playing experience that has withstood the test of time.
Excerpt: All these years after its humble beginnings on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Final Fantasy remains widely regarded as one of the best, longest-running role-playing game series out there. Despite how recent installments have pushed video game production values to new heights, many longtime fans maintain that Final Fantasy IV (known as Final Fantasy II when it was released in North America in '91) is the breakthrough game in the series.
Pros: A faithful adaptation of one of the greatest role-playing games ever made, Excellent story filled with memorable characters, Beautifully composed musical score, Lengthy quest and plenty of interesting places to explore
Cons: Some of the slight differences from the original may put off hardcore fans
Excerpt: I still meet people who insist Final Fantasy IV has one of the greatest videogame stories of all time. It doesn't, but the grip this game has on a certain generation of people fascinates me. I remember speaking to a friend once who claimed that while later Final Fantasy games improved significantly on storytelling, there was just something about Final Fantasy IV that made it better. That "something" is clearly nostalgia, but it raises an interesting question nonetheless.
Excerpt: sports two new dungeons, a bestiary, and the ability to choose which party members will accompany Cecil, the main character, at the end of the game. The first new dungeon allows for the five additional characters available at the end of the game to obtain powerful weapons similar to the ones the original party can obtain in the last dungeon.