- Summary: Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection contains both Final Fantasy IV and The After Years in one collection.
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Jun 19, 2011At the mere mention of the name Final Fantasy IV, I was all over the opportunity to review this game. This is one of my favorite Final Fantasy of all time and easily one of the greatest RPGs ever made. It has memorable characters, awesome music and a story that is truly exceptional. You would be crazy not to pick up the Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection for PSP. Doesn't matter if you've played it a few times or a hundred, this is a RPG for the ages.
May 23, 2011That said, FFIV is still one of the best RPGs of all time, and if you STILL haven't played it and don't own a DS, now is your chance. Even without the graphical update, the greatness of the game shines through and is one of those that everyone should play before they die.
Jun 20, 2011Before I begin, let me establish my background as a gamer. I started at 8 ('84) with a nes, but didn't get into the rpg scene until aboutBefore I begin, let me establish my background as a gamer. I started at 8 ('84) with a nes, but didn't get into the rpg scene until about 2005 with FFX on PS2 and also played about 1/4 way through FFXII. I've played about 80% of all zelda titles, and plan on completing all of them, as well as the FF series. That is why these PSP remakes are a Godsend. The extremely crisp updated graphics make every town an absoulte pleasure to explore, and the level of detail doesn't leave much for the imagination to correct - no hard, jagged 8-bit style steps here, just crisp, rounded edges. As far as gameplay, I'm am absolutely thrilled it is all intact and untouched so because I get to experience what made it a classic in the first place. All in all, if you missed out first time round, get all the psp remakes, and if you don't have a psp, then this should be reason enough. Peace yall.… Expand
Dec 5, 2014Final Fantasy IV is an amazing game, often considered one of the best RPGs of all time. The Comple Collection on PSP not only offers aFinal Fantasy IV is an amazing game, often considered one of the best RPGs of all time. The Comple Collection on PSP not only offers a remastered version of the original game, but it also includes Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and The Interlude, which links the story of the two games. Now, I'm not saying that The AFter Years and The Interlude are amazing games, but I'm giving this collection a 10 because of the original game. For any fan that wants to play full story of the 4th entry in the series, or anyone who wants to try it, get this.… Expand
Jul 30, 2011If you are new to turn-based RPGS, this might be the best introduction to the genre for a portable system. After many, many years, I finallyIf you are new to turn-based RPGS, this might be the best introduction to the genre for a portable system. After many, many years, I finally revisited my very first RPG remake and had a wonderful time playing it and its new successors. I was maybe 6 at the time playing on a emulator. Despite all the wonderful new games out there now, I still rather sat down and enjoyed this piece of history.… Expand
Apr 4, 2012Still one of the best Final Fantasy games. The improved music still sounds great, the graphics have been enhanced, but the extra stuff justStill one of the best Final Fantasy games. The improved music still sounds great, the graphics have been enhanced, but the extra stuff just isn't that good. It provides some backstory, but that's it, really.… Expand
Aug 13, 2017Completion: Did not play post-game content, Interlude, or The After Years.
Pros: - Story and characters are a substantial improvement overCompletion: Did not play post-game content, Interlude, or The After Years.
- Story and characters are a substantial improvement over the previous games in the series. While this isn't exactly a very high bar, FFIV is strong enough in this department to push the player into wanting to find out what happens next.
- Summons make for a great, flashy system that is implemented better than in any of the previous installments.
- Auto-battle makes an appearance. In my opinion, this is a must have in every single old school JRPG (and many modern day ones as well), so I am glad to see it here.
- Visually wonderful. The game manages to retain an old-school charm while offering beautiful and completely redone sprite art.
- Another wonderful Uematsu score that hits at all the right moments and perhaps his best OST up to that point in his career.
- ATB is introduced to the series in FFIV and there is no question of why it reappeared 7 more times in the main series. The addition of the ATB gauge creates a frenetic pace that can liven up the typically slow pace of JRPG battles while maintaining the same tactical rigor. This is an incredible innovation that defined Final Fantasy for over a decade and should not be overlooked.
- Although the ATB is a welcome addition, the battle system as a whole is still rather one-note and there is close to no customization when it comes to character progression. This is disappointing since every the two previous games in the series had at least some way you could make your party your own, and even the original game at least made it so that party composition was meaningful.
- Too many of the party members are useless in battle or at the very least completely outclassed by others in the cast.
- The first half of the game was too easy and felt rather trivial.
- Far too many "puzzles" involving trick walls and paths. These are not creative or fun to deal with.
- Random encounter rate feels incredibly wonky, with them feeling both too frequent and too rare at different points in the game.
FFIV is the classic JRPG in its most pure form, with a story that vastly outstrips its predecessors and a battle system that, although still unrefined, would come to change the JRPG forever due to the revolutionary ATB gauge.
Jan 4, 2015The combat I found to be very standard, really nothing to get excited about.
The story I really loved, until I didn't. Without going intoThe combat I found to be very standard, really nothing to get excited about.
The story I really loved, until I didn't. Without going into spoilers, quite a ways into the game the pull a few "Just kidding! They didn't REALLY die!" cards in a row. It just took all of the emotional impact out of the game for me as anytime anything bad happened I was just waiting for it because they did it so many times.
Also, I only really cared for the original IV. IV-2 & 3 were both just quite lackluster and I didn't even bother finishing 3 after about 20 hours spent on it.
IV is worth getting and playing through if you've played many other Final Fantasy titles and would like to see the rest.… Expand
Sep 8, 2012Was having so much fun up to the Interlude, what is that garbage? Reminds me of that horrible addon to the PSP Final Fantasy II. Just anotherWas having so much fun up to the Interlude, what is that garbage? Reminds me of that horrible addon to the PSP Final Fantasy II. Just another frustrating Square Enix filler. I really don't like Square after these silly handheld games. I give it a 0 just for that ridiculous part.… Expand
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Published: March 9, 2010The newest installment in the 23-year-old Final Fantasy franchise arrives in stores this week. How does it compare to past titles in the series?