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Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection — Staff Review
31 March 2012
Excerpt: Final Fantasy is a series well known for its ports and remakes, but out of the series, one game stands above them all as one of the most frequently remade games of all time. Final Fantasy IV has seen six iterations over the years appearing on the SNES, PlayStation, WonderSwan Color, GameBoy Advance, the Nintendo DS, and finally the PSP as Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection .
Excerpt: Final Fantasy VII may be the most successful turn-based RPG of all time, but for many gamers particularly RPG enthusiasts Final Fantasy IV was the game that changed everything. It was a rich, deep, and epic adventure, one that ushered in a new era of role-playing games with an unrivaled score, an impeccable battle system, and some of the most appealing characters ever featured in a game.
Summary: Parents need to know that Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection is a traditional role-playing game with mild fantasy violence. There is some mild cussing, a few references to alcohol use, and some of the female characters wear sexy outfits. Players spend a good deal of time fighting, but the graphics are old-fashioned and do not depict blood or gore. Instead, the game focuses on telling a story filled with strong and noble characters.
Excerpt: They just don't make them like they used to. That simple phrase usually means one of two things about the person using it: he is either an elitist or simply waxing nostalgic. In the gaming community, the phrase can be a good thing or a bad thing. While it's true that videogame sequels are often marked improvements over their predecessors, they are sometimes not. It's my opinion that the Final Fantasy franchise jumped the shark quite a while ago.
Excerpt: Originally launched in 1991, Final Fantasy IV was a game that received stellar reviews at the time for its deep, complex storytelling and intricate gameplay that is often taken for granted today for many role-playing games. Released on the SNES, PSone, WonderSwan Color, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS over the years, Square has once again paid the game tribute with Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection on the PSP.
Conclusion: A very tough game to rate. As a historical piece, it is practically unparalleled. As a modern game, it is rife with issues that would never be tolerated. In the end, it is a great addition for fans and collectors, but of very little value to new gamers.
Excerpt: By now, you’ve probably already played Final Fantasy IV at least once. Whether it was back on the SNES when it was called Final Fantasy II, or any of the recent remakes or re-releases, most have had at least one good chance of catching up on the game that is so fondly remembered by so many.
Final Fantasy IV The Complete Collection (PSP) - Review
27 May 2011
Excerpt: Final Fantasy IV has the distinction of being the most remade game in the entire Final Fantasy series, and there's a very good set of reasons for that: it's a definitive masterpiece, and it sadly hasn't been played by nearly enough people since it came out before Final Fantasy VII, the game that boosted the Final Fantasy name into the stratosphere.
Conclusion: No matter whether you were there from the beginning or just now playing the game for the time, Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection has something for everybody. With its action-packed story, memorable characters and strong narrative, there's a reason people continue to celebrate this game twenty years later. Even though the bonus content doesn't come close to matching the original game, there's more than enough to love about this $30 collection!