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Final Fantasy IV (4)

Released on 05 September 2008

Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

5.0 out of 5 (9 customer reviews) | Write a review

Final Fantasy IV, one of the most highly rated games of all time, makes an impressive return on Nintendo DS. With improved 3D graphics, fully-voiced dramatic cut-scenes and an inspiring remixed score, there has never been a better time to lose yourself in this masterpiece of interactive storytelling.

The game that broke the RPG mould with its innovative Active Time Battle (ATB) system has gained a host of new features whilst losing none of its original charm. The gameplay advances made possible by the DS hardware make for a deeper and richer experience, perfectly complementing this timeless tale of heroism, betrayal, redemption, love and magic.
  • One of the best-loved Final Fantasy games ever made returns with a full remake for Nintendo DS
  • A classic tale of heroes, betrayal, redemption, love and magic awaits
  • Beautiful 3D graphics and reworked audio immerse you in the world of Final Fantasy IV like never before
  • Completely overhauled gameplay with a wealth of additions including Touch Screen control, enhanced Dual Screen usage, reworked boss battles, a dungeon mapping system and the capacity for characters to learn abilities from their friends
  • Fully-voiced cut-scenes with high-quality 3D characters push the hardware to its limits, setting a new standard in Nintendo DS storytelling
  • Additional episodes let you explore the previously unseen lives of the main characters
  • Event Theatre bonus mode lets you replay scenes from the story
  • All-new minigame lets you nurture your own summon monster and battle a friend via DS Wireless Play!

customer Reviews

 Average rating (9 reviews)

 Amazing remake of an epic classic.

| | See all MissNox's reviews (25)

Final Fantasy IV is the compelling story of a man who has to betray his king to do the right thing. As Cecil the Dark Knight struggles to find redemption for the sins he has committed under the command of King Baron, he reveals to all the light hidden within him. There are more secrets for Cecil to discover about the world he lives in- and himself. The other characters add fun, humour, and real emotion to this Final Fantasy epic. In my mind, it's still the best storyline out of all the classics (FF1-6).

As for the DS remake...
The DS remake keeps all the classic Final Fantasy elements whilst giving you something new and exciting. For one thing there's the adorable character graphics. The new 3D characters make every thing seem bigger- especially during the cut scenes. Cecil's "transformation" scene was awesome. And though the voices are grainy- I think that's fine considering all the other improvements.

The best thing they've added to this game is "Whyt", Rydia's new Eidolon. Not him specifically- but the way you level up his attributes. The DS game takes advantage of the touch screen capabilities with enormously fun mini games. Depending on who you have in your party, the mini games change. You can play "Cecil's Goblin Gauntlet" or "Rosa's Time Challenge" and many others. They're all fun games testing your reaction times and your maths- but it's not too difficult that children couldn't do it too.

Whyt can be 'decorated' in different ways using the touch screen too. There's a lot more to do besides the main story now. One thing I find funny about this game are the dancers. If you talk to all the dancers in different towns and watch them perform, and then go back to the town near Baron- Cecil will dance with the girl near the river. It's hilarious!

The music is still top notch- as are the battles. I like the victory dance after every win even more now. I like that when you go into a shop, characters pose in their own relaxed manner and then wave, put up their hands or jump to let you know they can use that piece of armour.

Namingway also has a bigger role in the remake. He changes his own name this time, as he struggles to find his perfect career. Each "career" gives you something great to do. When he decides he wants to try something new, he hands the task down to his friend- Fat Chocobo. You can access all the music from the game to listen to; play Whyt's mini-games and view all the major cut scenes again. In order to activate these additions and extra features, you must make sure you keep looking for and talking to Namingway in every town and village you go to. He's even in a couple of castles and dungeons too.

Basically, Final Fantasy IV was an epic game before the DS remake. And it's been made even better! I didn't think that was possible! Buy it if you love RPGs!

 Another legendary FF DS game

| | See all holeinyourhead's reviews (3)

If you have played FF III on the DS and enjoyed it this is a must buy. New Active Time Battle system is better than I expected it to be with better summons than FF III this is one DS game not to be missed.

Although I found the game its self not as long as FFIII some of the 'boss' fights are quite difficult and means the hours soon clock up.

Any way this isn't a comparison between FFIII and FFIV this is my review and in my opinion if you like FF games you'll love this 10/10

 The best hand-held Final Fantasy game

| | See all AaronEvisiling's reviews (22)

After seeing many videos and reviews of this game before it came out my opinion didn't change on weather i was going to buy it or not but im so glad i did. The game is so much better than i had expected and here is what makes it so good.

Voice Acting - Yes in the fmv's it has voice acting from the characters themselves, i mean this has never happened on a hand held games console before, not on a Final Fantasy game anyway.

It's 3D - Well not completely, theres no switching camera angle so you can't see behind a house but the graphics are notched up to the same as the Final Fantasy III remake which is good.

Battle Animations - When a character casts a spell in battle the screen pans in on them and if it's a summon even that is shown in 3D. It doesn't show a black background like it did on FFIII either. This is something which made me happy the most while playing it even though it's something so small it makes a big diference.

Music - The music is the same but it sounds better because it is a remake after all.

There a few added features put into this game for example Rydia has a pet like summon called Wyte which you can customize his appearance and raise his stats by doing tests and such and summon him in battle. When exploring dugeons the map is drawn out automatically on the bottom screen as you walk to it, also showing a percentage of that area explored, this helps a lot as i always used to get lost when playing this from Anthology (PSX) also if you get 100% when exploring a dungeon you will get items and bonuses. In all everything looks nice, the character's, the enemies, cut seens, battle animations and interface. Making this the best Final Fantasy game on a handheld console. So don't hesitate because this game will not dissapoint.

 best game series of all time

| | See all Vandoom's reviews (4)

I love this game i got my ds yesterday and played it a bit but i havent much time as im doing shift work so come friday im gunna play this for hours untill i fall sleep five stars no doubt still doesnt beat my favourite of the series final fantasy 7 mint game

 A geart game

| | See all Jordancutajar's reviews (2)

It was simply a geart game.Never played the classic but this is a great game.Great price and well worth it.The voice acting in the game is amazing.

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Rating12+ (PEGI)