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Monday, March 28, 2011

Gameplay: Final Fantasy IV

Yesterday,  I completed my run through Final Fantasy IV for the first time in 15 years (geeze I'm old!).  Overall, I felt disappointed.  I remember loving this game as a child.  But the dialogue was horrible and over-generalized, emotions were shallow, and the gameplay was ridiculously easy.  However, there were parts I teared up at (Tellah dying, Cecil finding out who his brother was, Rydia rejoining the party in the Underground), and I think those instances are what made want to replay this game.



Rydia is my favorite character of this game.  She overcame the loss of her mother and most of her town.  She was a young girl (around age 7 at the beginning of the game) and I always placed myself in her shoes.  I loved her green hair (I've wanted green hair ever since), and, at times, she seems the most mature out of all the characters.  My most favorite part of the game after she is swallowed by Leviathan and she returns just in time to "defeat" Golbez and save the group.  Not to mention she is also the coolest playable character due to her call ability.

13 comments:

  1. FF4 is one of the greatest games ever, that and chronotrigger were great old school RPGs. Oh, and of course zelda and lufia 2

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  2. I have to finish it sometimes

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  3. Great game, one of the best FF the best in my personal opinion is FF6.

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  4. I made the horrible mistake of playing this and Chronotrigger at the same time and completely confused the plot of both.

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  5. I never played any of the Final Fantasy games and I feel bad about it.

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  6. Final Fantasy...will it ever end? I mean we're on like Final Fantasy 14!

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  7. This is why I try and avoid games that I LOVED as a child.
    It usually turns out to just be nostalgia and I get really disappointed.

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  8. I have to finish it sometimes

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  9. I could never get into the FF games. Not sure why, but RPGs were never really my thing.

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  10. probably because games these days are a lot greater and now going back to an old game it just doesn't seem as great in comparison :/

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  11. Rydia is lovely, her life experiences made her a strong woman.

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