Final Fantasy IV Advance Game Boy Advance

User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
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  1. ShaneS.
    Feb 13, 2007
    5
    The character classes are all too simular to each other to the point where you've really only got two classes... Jack of all trades fighter, and Jack of all trades mage. What happened to the White Mage, Black Mage, Fighter, Warrior, Red Mage, Theif, interdependency system from Dawn of Souls? In this game all your characters are jack of all trades, so they can pretty much run on their The character classes are all too simular to each other to the point where you've really only got two classes... Jack of all trades fighter, and Jack of all trades mage. What happened to the White Mage, Black Mage, Fighter, Warrior, Red Mage, Theif, interdependency system from Dawn of Souls? In this game all your characters are jack of all trades, so they can pretty much run on their own without assistance from others. No teamwork in this game at all. Add the fact that the game constantly forces you to use specific characters, and all the joys of building your own party go out the window. Very bad game. Just get Dawn of Souls instead. Expand
  2. ZenoW.
    Dec 27, 2005
    5
    A big disappointment. Although the game has undergone some pleasing cosmetic changes, the core combat engine has been broken beyond repair. Although the story is playable, substantial bugs trivialize combat and make most battles impossible to lose. The bugs vary in severity from not being able to select certain enemies with the targetting cursor to players occasionally getting extra turns A big disappointment. Although the game has undergone some pleasing cosmetic changes, the core combat engine has been broken beyond repair. Although the story is playable, substantial bugs trivialize combat and make most battles impossible to lose. The bugs vary in severity from not being able to select certain enemies with the targetting cursor to players occasionally getting extra turns for no reason. When Reubicante, the lord of fire, accidentally shot himself with ice2 for 2000 damage and died, I finally lost my patience. Iif you seek an experience similar to the original game, do yourself a favor and play the playstation port instead. Expand

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#5 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2005
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Small mistakes can't wreck such a consistently pleasurable experience as FFIV. With additional content that drastically increases the role of its large and likable cast, this is one RPG you'll have slotted into your GBA or DS for a long time coming.
  2. There's a depth of enjoyment to Final Fantasy IV Advance - even pathos - that few other games can match.
  3. It might look a bit dated now, but Final Fantasy IV Advance is a classic gaming experience.