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Final Fantasy IV for Nintendo DS review

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Manufacturer: Square Enix

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy IV is worth playing through from beginning to end.

The Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy IV is worth playing through from beginning to end.

A Classic Reinvented

While this iteration of Final Fantasy IV is an exclusive to the DS, I'm afraid that there's no stylus-controlled action to be found. But I really can't complain about this design decision, as I'd much rather play a game I knew to be well-crafted than risk ruining the title by clumsily integrating stylus-responsive controls.

Thankfully, the DS touchscreen is still used to great advantage for the player, displaying detailed maps of your current surroundings while exploring the game's towns and dungeons, as well as in-depth character statistics and menus during battle.

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Final Fantasy IV for Nintendo DS Expert Verdict »

Nintendo DS
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

Ultimately, Final Fantasy IV remains the same epic experience it was seventeen years ago, and the DS's improvements are a welcome treat for fans of the series and newcomers to the franchise alike. With an engrossing story, ambitious characters, and challenging yet rewarding gameplay, I can't help but recommend Final Fantasy IV as a worthwhile purchase, especially if you missed it the first time around. Even if you aren't a huge Final Fantasy fan, this is still one fantastic role-playing title worth checking out.

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