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Final Fantasy IV DS

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Final Fantasy IV DS Reply with quote

Okay, so I'm by no means experienced in the art of game reviewing, and therefore I'm just going to stick to stating my opinion.

This game is wonderful! I didn't play the original IV, but I watched my boyfriend play through the vast majority of the game and still think it is worth playing this one even if you've played both the original and IV advance. There are a few new things introduced that certainly add to the entertainment value and the replay value of the game. I have no idea what it means, but if you read the starred walkthrough on gamefaqs it says something about being able to play through the same save file three times while unlocking different things each time. Like I said idk what that's about, but you can look for yourself if you're interested.

The main thing that's different about this game is, of course, the new 3D animation that almost mirrors the animation of III DS (here's to hoping they're doing this with the goal of animating at least through VI). Another thing, though I must admit I was skeptical about it at first, is the voice overs in some of the cut scenes (which are abolutely beautiful by the way... the cut scenes alone would make this game worth playing). Even though I was skeptical, I think the voice overs were very well done and not at all over done (which is where the vast majority of my skepticism laid). Kain kind of sounds like metaknight does in brawl which is strange considering he should be apprx. the same age as Cecil, but other than that it's surprisingly well done.

The best new thing so far (IMO) is Whyt, Terra's Eidolon (I think) summon. You get to train him using really fun minigames, and you can even customize his face if you so choose. He's really cute, and, though I've only come across one minigame so far, it gave me very high hopes for the rest of them. There's also a little rabbit-like creature who you find in just about every other place you go whose role in the game keeps changing. I would tell you what he does, but I don't want to ruin all the surprises. He's cute, he's fun, and I think he adds a lot of random humor to the game.

The maps are pretty well done, and they work in a way that I don't think I've seen before in a FF game. Again, just wait for it because I don't want to kill all the surprises.

The only negative that I've found so far (granted, I've only been playing for a max of four hours or so) is that most of the treasure chests show up on the map after (insert the spoiler about the map that I refuse to tell you here). =P It takes a little bit of the "treasure hunter" (thanks Locke for the term) aspect out of the game. Some people may like that, but opening treasure chests is one of my top 3 favorite things about RPGs.

The last thing that I'll talk about (unless I come across something noteworthy in the rest of my hours spent playing) is the new use of mage rod's and staffs that hardcore fans will either love or completely hate. I don't know if this could be done in any of the previous games, and I only know now because I read the gamefaqs intro, but if you select the items option in the menu then press up on the control pad you can use the rod especially as a pretty strong weapon. Personally, I think this is fantastic because I tend to stay away from black magic or summoning especially in random world battles. So instead of attacking with the rod for 8 or so damage, I can use it as an item (btw you don't have to buy more than one to do this) and hit for 40 or 60 etc etc depending on the level and the weapon. The rod does something called mage arrows which is amazing, but the staff is pretty much pointless for this option because it casts poisona on your party memebers. The only other thing I've come across is the ice staff which is also quite useful as an item for hitting. Oh yea, this doesn't use any MP so Wo0t to that.

Okay that's it. Sorry this is so long. I just recalled a convo. before this game came out about whether or not to play it, and the answer is yes you should. If nothing else, try it, and sell it back if you don't find it worth playing through again after the first couple of hours. If you've never played IV before then I suggest you play the DS version (actually I suggest you play advance since it's the hard version and then play the DS for extra fun).

Up next for me is Tactics A2 (or whatever it's called) for DS. A friend told me as I was looking at IV that it is really really good. Anyone played it yet?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love FFIV also. As for Tactics, it was just alright in my opinion. I definately discarded playing it when IV came out. Although my friend at work loves it. Let me know what you think.
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