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Final Fantasy IV (1991)

Fainaru fantajî IV (original title)
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A dark knight questions the ruthless actions of his king and undergoes a quest to redeem himself and save the world.

Director:

Hironobu Sakaguchi
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Storyline

Has the King of Baron become evil? Will he even cause a war, in his obsession to steal the 4 crystals of Earth? And how does the Moon fit in? As young dark knight Cecil, along with his compatriot Kain, are sent on a routine mission...the horrific truth eventually becomes all too clear. Along the epic journey, many powerful allies and deadly enemies will cross your path. Play along on the adventure - filled with hate, love, war, death, brotherhood, loss...and betrayal. Written by Robert C. Edwards, Jr.

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Bid farewell to your bloodstained past See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Fantasy Chronicles: Final Fantasy IV See more »

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Production Co:

Square Company See more »
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Trivia

The game was retitled as Final Fantasy II for North America when it was originally released. See more »

Goofs

When Cecil and his allies Rosa, Rydia, Kain, Edge come with him on the Whale spaceship and fly to the moon, they can pilot it until they land it. But when they exit outside, they walk around without their spacesuits. This would cause them to die including Fusoya and Golbez, because first of all, there's no life on the moon including trees or water. Second, they would freeze to death or burn to death by the sun due to extreme heat and cold temperatures caused by the sun or no sun. Also gravity on the moon is different than Earth and they would bounce lightly and float on the moon. If they were provided spacesuits with oxygen tanks, then they would be able to survive on the moons surface but would have limited time to explore and fight before returning on the spaceship. However, their spacesuits would make them more vulnerable to monster attacks and it would be slightly harder to use weapons due to the moons lighter gravity. See more »

Quotes

Edge: Man! I was to get Zemus!
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Alternate Versions

Scene removed in the easy-type version:
  • Phrases which allude to Cecil and Rosa sleeping together in the past. For example, in the original (translated directly into English), Rosa says to Cecil "I'm coming to your room again tonight", whereas in the Easytype English version, she says "Can I see you later?"
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Things to Come
14 February 2002 | by freenachosSee all my reviews

I should have known when I first saw this game in 8th Grade that Final Fantasy was going to be a great series for a long time. How could I have know though? This was Final Fantasy II (in Japan it was IV). I guess I figured you could only have one "final" fantasy, and the fact that there was a second was overachieving in the first place.

What game are we on now? Ten? They're all good and this was the first Final Fantasy to catch my attention. The story is as gripping as a video game plot needs to be. The characters are diverse and dynamic. Your party members grow and changes as the story progresses and the writers aren't afraid to kill off some really good ones. There are many interesting weapons, items, spells, caves and enemies. Best of all, the battles are fun and not an annoyance.

The game does show age but the graphics are really pretty and I remember they were exceptionally beautiful and he music was awesome at the time this came out for the Super Nintendo. You can find this one for PlayStation now AND it's coupled with what many call "The greatest Role Playing Game of all time" ChronoTrigger. It's a bargain.


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