Final Fantasy IV page, not Final Fantasy IV DS page

#1 Posted by maxx77 (239 posts) -

I believe the Giant Bomb staff is treating this like a general Final Fantasy IV page that covers every Final Fantasy IV (II in the US) release, not just the newest one. Does anyone else agree/disagree with that assumption?

I've noticed that the blurb keeps changing. I edited it once when the site went live, putting "this DS remake..." since I thought this page was only for FFIV DS at the time. When I realized that's probably not the case, I edited it to say "the DS remake..." but the edit still hasn't been approved yet (I can't imagine what it's like for them to read through our thousands and thousands of edits from this week. I don't see how they're going to keep up).

There is another FFIV page on the site, but it's a no-man's land at the moment. I'm not sure why it was added. Anyway, since the ones doing the major edits to this particular page are the ones who read through this message board, I thought this would be a good way to get in touch with everyone and see if we can put our heads together and collude on this page, rather than make needless edits and re-edits that conflict.

#2 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

I agree, all version are treated as one.

#3 Posted by maxx77 (239 posts) -

What's funny is that I just noticed that Nintendo DS isn't even one of the platforms listed on this page. I just edited to add it, but it's likely already someone else's pending edit waiting to be approved.

#4 Posted by Rex (82 posts) -

Yeah, each game in the system has a single page to represent all versions of the game in question, so I'd say its best to leave any mention of the DS remake outside of the blurb, and put it in the main body of the text, where you could discuss all the different versions of the game. A general description of what all the versions of FFIV have in common I'd probably put in the blurb. Or maybe you could briefly discuss the significance of the game in the blurb, such as how it took storytelling in the series to new heights and introduced the Active Time Battle system to the series.

#5 Posted by maxx77 (239 posts) -

Awesome image, Rex. I was just on the Skies page earlier today making little edits.

Agreed on the blurb. I'm awful at coming up with a one or two sentence to describe something (I'm lucky to get something down to 50 sentences). That's a great guideline for the blurb though. Hopefully someone will run with that and come up with a blurb that's true to the history of the game without being specific to any one release.

#6 Posted by Philosoma (109 posts) -

I think that the Giant Bomb guys had no idea how much information would be coming through. As for this page, I've wondered about what version of FFIV this is - I'm guessing that since you can post reviews of all versions, it's for FFIV in entirety. Now, thinking about submissions... oh damn... I'm sure that since it is rarely updated, many of us and many that are not posting in this forum has tried to update it. Nonetheless, I'm so glad that we have an entire page and forum devoted to this awesome game.

#7 Posted by maxx77 (239 posts) -
Philosoma said:
"Nonetheless, I'm so glad that we have an entire page and forum devoted to this awesome game."
I like that too. This is a good way for like-minded people, or ones with similar tastes anyway, to have a place to talk about specific games. It reminds me of how IMDB has a forum at the bottom of the page for every movie/show/game/etc. GiantBomb is just a really good amalgamation of a lot of sites really.
#8 Posted by JJ (172 posts) -

I was always trying to view the FFIV page as a combination of all the "version" of the game. Not just DS only. I think I read the directions on posting or something. Even watched the whole Create A Bomb video.

I love the forums on each page. Giantbomb is nearly my favorite site now. I just wished it loaded faster on my iPhone (3g doesn't live where I live)

Philosoma said:

Nonetheless, I'm so glad that we have an entire page and forum devoted to this awesome game.
I agree.
#9 Posted by maxx77 (239 posts) -

I love the forums per game, but I noticed something today. Some games have so many characters, objects, similar games, etc. now, the pages are getting really long. It's a long way to scroll to the bottom if you want to see the forums. I hope they truncate those things or rearrange the page. I'm sure the layout we're seeing now is going to change quite a bit eventually. Hopefully these forums are here to stay though.

I'd add an FAQ tab to each game if it were up to me. No more going to Gamefaqs once this site gets that. And a Cheats page and Achievements page and several other things found on that site.

#10 Posted by Moridin (716 posts) -
maxx77 said:
"I love the forums per game, but I noticed something today. Some games have so many characters, objects, similar games, etc. now, the pages are getting really long. It's a long way to scroll to the bottom if you want to see the forums. I hope they truncate those things or rearrange the page. I'm sure the layout we're seeing now is going to change quite a bit eventually. Hopefully these forums are here to stay though.

I'd add an FAQ tab to each game if it were up to me. No more going to Gamefaqs once this site gets that. And a Cheats page and Achievements page and several other things found on that site.
"

Coulda swore I heard Jeff mention something about a FAQ, cheats, etc. pages on the latest Bombcast. I'm sure they're working on it, though.
#11 Posted by Danreb (8 posts) -

The thing about that is cheats are dying.  I don't remember the last time I've ever needed help in a game.

#12 Posted by maxx77 (239 posts) -

@Moridin, yeah, Jeff hinted at that. Him talking about it is what got me thinking about it. I think some kind of FAQ page is inevitable.

I see that someone threw in one of the Final Fantasy IV soundtracks recently on here. That itself could be broken out into a Soundtrack tab.

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