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  • Summary: Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection contains both Final Fantasy IV and The After Years in one collection.
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  • Developer: Bullets
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Miscellaneous, General, Console-style RPG, Compilation, Compilation
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: E10+
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. Jun 19, 2011
    95
    At 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.
  2. Apr 8, 2011
    90
    Final Fantasy IV celebrates his 20th birthday with this gorgeous collection, that includes a "new look version" of the original game, The After Years sequel, a new section called Interlude and a lot of bonus materials that will drive you crazy.
  3. Apr 18, 2011
    85
    If you've never experienced old school Final Fantasy, this is the perfect way to get acquainted.
  4. Apr 28, 2011
    80
    Final Fantasy IV's gripping story and fast-paced combat make this sizeable collection fun from start to finish.
  5. May 10, 2011
    80
    Final Fantasy IV is still one of the best game in the series. The expansions and visual improvements turn this edition into the ultimate edition of this gorgeous game – at least for those who take a gameplay experience over the visuals.
  6. May 23, 2011
    75
    That 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.
  7. May 12, 2011
    42
    FFIV is still the same ol' game, as classic and playable as ever, but SE expecting you to pay for it once again (along with the joke that is Interlude and the hit-or-miss After Years) is outright greedy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jun 20, 2011
    10
    Before 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
  2. Apr 29, 2011
    10
    Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection is amazing! I realize that it isn't as hard as the other Final Fantasy's, that hasn't been changed,Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection is amazing! I realize that it isn't as hard as the other Final Fantasy's, that hasn't been changed, but it doesn't have to be. The graphics are absolutely amazing, both in and out of battle, and the story is very well put together. But as always, the world map is where it's at. The world map is huge, and complex enough to make you have to search, but not so complex as to leave saving and quitting in the middle of nowhere. This game is amazing, even better than Dissidia 012, and is one of the best games on the PSP. If you get any PSP game this year, this is the one to get. If you like RPG's you will absolutely adore this. If you don't like RPG's you will still love it, because it is absolutely stunning. Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2013
    10
    A wonder game. Updated sprites an interlude and and new content. This iteration is the kind of reboot this generation of FFs need. They did itA wonder game. Updated sprites an interlude and and new content. This iteration is the kind of reboot this generation of FFs need. They did it with I and II and I am glad they did it to IV. Now we just need a PC version. Expand
  4. Mar 12, 2012
    8
    Now THIS is a proper remake of a classic game. While it does have its quirks, and a few glitches (I walked through a few walls and managed toNow THIS is a proper remake of a classic game. While it does have its quirks, and a few glitches (I walked through a few walls and managed to walk on the ocean at one point in addition to some grammar mistakes), the game's timelessness is well-preserved and the classic feel of it is retained with a fresh coat of paint applied with the updated graphics. If anyone has not played the original FF IV on the SNES or the poor port on the GBA, then by all means, this is the definitive version to pick up. Highly recommended! Expand
  5. Aug 13, 2017
    8
    Completion: Did not play post-game content, Interlude, or The After Years.

    Pros: - Story and characters are a substantial improvement over
    Completion: Did not play post-game content, Interlude, or The After Years.

    Pros:
    - 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.

    Cons:
    - 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.

    Final Word:
    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.

    True Score:
    7.8
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  6. Jun 25, 2012
    8
    An good traditional final fantasy game with a decent story, reasonable combat and this edition with the interlude and the after years storyAn good traditional final fantasy game with a decent story, reasonable combat and this edition with the interlude and the after years story makes this a nearly 50 hour title. The only bad points are it's a little to easy and it seems like some characters sacrifice themselves without reason. Expand
  7. Sep 8, 2012
    0
    Was 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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#7 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2011
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#7 Most Shared PSP Game of 2011