FINAL FANTASY IV
By SQUARE ENIX INC
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"FINAL FANTASY IV" has finally come to the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad!
The title first debuted in 1991 as the fourth installment in the FINAL FANTASY series. Wildly popular thanks to its unique characters and dramatic storylines, it went on to be ported to many different platforms.
FINAL FANTASY IV was the first title to introduce the Active Time Battle (ATB) system, which has become synonymous with the series. It also saw the introduction of the Augment system, which enabled the transfer of abilities from other characters and gave players an edge in battles.
This iconic title is packed with other amazing features.
- Voice acting for event scenes
Key events unfold with spoken dialogue.
- Deeply emotional portrayals
Characters go through visibly apparent emotional changes.
- A brand new mapping feature
Players start with a completely blank dungeons map, adding an element of the unknown to the mix!
Players can listen to the game's music anytime they want.
Stripped of his command after questioning the king, the dark knight Cecil, captain of the Red Wings airship brigade, is dispatched to the distant Valley of Mist together with Kain, his sworn comrade and commander of the Dragoons.
And so begins the epic never-before-told tale of the legendary Crystals.
iOS Version Features
- Brand new 3D graphics, including backgrounds, and revamped events.
- Game difficulty has been adjusted for improved playability.
- Game Center support and plenty of achievements to be earned.
- iPhone 5 compatibility.
What's New in Version 1.4.4
We received a report that the alarm going off during gameplay with the device's sound on causes the app's BGM to stop and the player to be unable to progress when:
A) attempting to disembark from modes of transportation
B) after defeating all the enemies in battle
The bug has now been fixed.
FF2 (as it was called back when it was released for SNES in the early 90s) was the first RPG I ever played. I was a little skeptical of this when I bought it, but 6 bucks isn't a big investment so I decided why not. This was an awesome play. I loved the fancy renderings of the dungeons that were so basic in the original version. I love that they added some dimension and backstory to the characters, and all in all it was a big improvement. The 3D characters were not cheesy or overly cartoonish and the voice acting was good. I was very impressed.
The monsters, on the other hand, were funky to me, specifically the difficulty and certain attacks (laser barrage, anyone?). I remember the final boss in the SNES version being extremely hard even though I had raised my characters to level 80+. I fought the final boss with all my characters' levels between 72 and 76 and I absolutely pwned him. He didn't even cast Big Bang. Just meteor once and everyone survived.
I was worried as I was going through the final dungeon when some of the enemies were laying waste to my party and I had to run from every battle during the last 3 levels, but no. Some random mobs hit much harder than the final boss which is weird, but everything else was great. Will definitely be playing through again.
Don't Like This Version
This is a port of the DS version. If you're looking for SNES nostalgia be forewarned. The biggest drawback is the leveling doesn't work the same. Returning characters come back at set levels. As a result level grinding has to take place as you go rather than running solo work with Cecil on Mt Ordeals.
I also can't stand the perspective. You can't see as much of the world around you so running through dungeons and caves feels very claustrophobic.
There are some positives. I enjoy the cut scenes. There is also some balancing to compensate for the differences in leveling characters while they're not in the party. And I do enjoy the graphics. I also like being able to run.
All in all what I was looking for in a port for my phone to kill time here and there was a copy of the SNES version. This is not that. Thus my overall disappointment. I can't say if I will actually finish playing through. If not it was a waste of $15.
I can't stand the ugly, half-a***d, silly 3D characters and environment. The original Super Nintendo version was beautiful, why do the characters have to look like prepubescent, cartoon, in-proportionate children? What is this, Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network?
I thought I could get past it when I bought it, but every time anyone speaks, or does anything for that matter in the game, the serious tone is ruined by the unavoidably foolish presentation. I just can't stand it.
I threw away my money. Don't buy this game if you have any sort of good taste.
If the devs want to port the original snes version without these nasty, ugly, childish, stupid graphics, I would pay 40 bucks for it: the game is a classic. Otherwise, unless you like playing a game that is written to be very serious and dark, but is ruined by your protagonist's cartoony head which is about 3 times larger than his emaciated body, don't buy it.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 19, 2016
- Version: 1.4.4
- Size: 538 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 1991,2012 SQUARE ENIX CO.,LTD. All Rights Reserved. ILLUSTRATION : 1991,2012 YOSHITAKA AMANO
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.