The remake of Final Fantasy 4 (originally released in the United States as Final Fantasy 2 for the SNES) for the DS has been THE game I have been awaiting all year, and I was the first person to pick it up. My username comes directly from this game, and I definitely know the ins and outs of this game better than any other RPG in history, and have beaten it (in the SNES, PSX and GBA forms) at least 30 times. I thought I’d open a thread to discuss with fellow players.
Okay, first of, comparisons to the previous releases…well, the first thing you’ll notice is the new graphics. It was totally redone to look like a 3D game, similar to the PSX/PS2 games. It seems odd how thin Cecil’s legs are, like he’s some kind of girly-man. It’s even more amusing to see him sleeping in his armor with the new graphics.
This game also has dialogue…but only for some scenes. Cecil and Rosa are about what I pictured, but Kain’s is a lot deeper than I expected. I’ve gotten Tellah too but he hasn’t spoken yet (I’m almost SURE he’s going to speak YOU SPOONY BARD though).
This game is also A LOT harder than the previous versions. I actually died against the Mist Dragon TWICE, since it does a lot more damage now and you HAVE to use potions to win the battle.
The new map feature which the lower screen uses is weird. It’s nice to have it there, but rewarding you for going everywhere is bizarre. Another thing that’s really annoying is the battle animations, since I’m used to running from EVERYTHING until after Mt Ordeals, and it takes longer than 2 seconds per battle when I have to watch everyone do their dance first.
I’m definitely going to enjoy playing through again, if not for the great story (for the first 3/4 of the game, this is the best storytelling I’ve ever seen in an RPG) but to see what’s old, what’s new, and what’s better/worse.