Feb 1, 2015This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. One of the best in the series.
FFIV features many of the elements that would become synonymous with the Final Fantasy franchise. The plot is intruiging, the world is open for exploration (you even can go to the moon), the characters are unique and interesting. The only flaw I'm able to find from the game is something that would be corrected in later entries; the party is not so customizable as it would become in V, and there's not as much end game content as in the later entries. The combat is also a bit on the simple side, although by no means boring. This is a great game and a must for all fans of JRPG.… Expand
Oct 28, 2014Game: Final Fantasy IV Advance
Developer: Squareenix System: Game Boy Advance (GBA) Total Score: 86/100 Value Score: 8.6/10 • Story: 10/10 • Characters: 10/10 • GamePlay: 8/10 • Graphics: 8/10 • Sound: 7/10 • Music: 10/10 • Length: 8/10 • Replay Value: 6/10 • Player Value: 9/10 Pros +A great classic on a portable +Memorable characters and a fantasticGame: Final Fantasy IV Advance
System: Game Boy Advance (GBA)
Total Score: 86/100
Value Score: 8.6/10
• Story: 10/10
• Characters: 10/10
• GamePlay: 8/10
• Graphics: 8/10
• Sound: 7/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 8/10
• Replay Value: 6/10
• Player Value: 9/10
+A great classic on a portable
+Memorable characters and a fantastic story
+You can now use all characters (except for Tellah) even to the end of the game now
+Each of the 5 characters who had left party now have a special dungeon dedicated to them and their own exclusive end game weapons and bosses
+Lunar Ruins is a new 50 floor dungeon exclusive to this version (and the PSP ver) which includes the lunar trials and secret bosses
+Lunar Ruins is randomized each time you go in and you can redo the trials as many times as you want
+Characters now have portraits during cutscenes whenever they talk
+Bestiary and Sound test included in the start menu
+Higher contrast in visuals
-There is menu lag during battles and in the user interface in the menu screen
-There is noticeable lag in some of the cutscenes
-Sometimes turns will be skipped or someone will have a extra turn (fixed in EU version)… Expand
Sep 18, 2014I never played the original Final Fantasy IV, but this is an excellent port regardless. Engaging combat, solid levelling system, improved graphics, and a great storyline and character cast. A personal favourite of the few GBA games I have played and one of the best FF games in the series.
Feb 19, 2014Certainly my preferred way to experience this game; It combines the classic graphics and music with new, very fun post-game content that essentially just makes this version the original with bonuses. I've played the SNES version, the PS1 version, this, and the DS version, and this is by far my favorite.
Sep 1, 2012This is one of those rare games that only comes around once and awhile, a game that just seems to get everything right. The characters are endearing, the storyline is great, the gameplay is great, the music is great, this is a game that you owe it to yourself to play.