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#1 Posted by JJ (178 posts) -

What are your thoughts on the DS remake of Final Fantasy IV?

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#2 Posted by DarkLegend (1383 posts) -

I think it is a intelligent move, all that is left is a V and VI DS remake then I'll be happy.

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#3 Posted by DauntlessKnight (3 posts) -

 I'm looking forward to seeing how the voice acting is. It going to take me a little while to get used to the fact that I've been saying "Cecil" wrong all these years.

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#4 Posted by satanas (46 posts) -

I wish they would've remade 3 and 4 for the psp as well, they could've been sooo much better because of the hardware differences but oh well. I'm still stoked for this though, only a couple days more!

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#5 Posted by suneku (3005 posts) -

The FFIII remake was awesome already... FFIV looks to surpass it though

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#6 Posted by Needle (69 posts) -

Can't wait for this. I must have played the original two dozen times over the course of my life, and yet I'm extremely excited for this version. The Cecil pronounciation will definitely take some getting used to, but I'm happy with what appears to be sprite-perfect 3D maps and Amano-accurate enemy models.

Just hearing the soundtrack gives me the shivers. Bring it!

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#7 Posted by squallws (102 posts) -

Just preordered the game, I have no doubt square enix did a great job with this remake.

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#8 Posted by VictorViper (17 posts) -

I remember finishing Final Fantasy IV on the SNES (as II) when I was 11 or 12 years old. I love this game, and I'm super excited to get my hands on this version. Of all the Final Fantasy games, I think the SNES era ones have the most to benefit from being remade.

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#9 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4941 posts) -

I think it sux, I hate the graphical style, 2d games should stay 2d.

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#10 Posted by CharleyTony (1022 posts) -

I cant wait to get the DS version of this classic. This was litteraly the first JRPG I played and it made me fall in love with that genre. A lot of other franchises/games in that genre have been disapointing, but for me the Final Fantasy series are the pinnacle of that type of game.
From what I saw up to now (before playing it) the 3-d remake of FF4 will be very appealing; for newcomers and series veterans. At least it wont feel like playing the exact same game all over.

Will there ever be a true, updated, 3-d remake of Final Fantasy VI ? I really hope so, IMO FF6 is by far the best game in the series...

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#11 Posted by RVonE (5000 posts) -

I like the idea of these remakes, I just hope the gameplay is still intact and the length is the same.

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#12 Posted by maxx77 (294 posts) -

I'm not real crazy about the visual design of the 3D models, and the voices + name pronunciations are a little weird to me... but despite all that, I can't wait to play it. I've played the original to death already, and even played the GBA version. I'm down with a slightly different take on this classic game. If it turns out to be good, then that's great. If it sucks, then no big loss. Everyone will just go back to the originals and forget this version ever existed.

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#13 Posted by Aljosa15 (352 posts) -

I can't wait for it. Going to pick it up on Thursday.

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#14 Posted by AndrewGaspar (2561 posts) -

If I had a DS, i would pick this up. Unfortunately... =(

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#15 Posted by SonicFire (875 posts) -

I just picked it up this afternoon. The reviews look good, and I'm stoked to play it. I still have my original copy for the SNES that I bought some 17 years ago!

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#16 Edited by foxhound421 (82 posts) -

i just played it for about an hour and had to force myself to stay awake. i played the GBA remake and just wondered why i was playing the same game again.

and is it too much to ask that they make these characters look like adults? i can't tell you how effing sick i am of SD characters. i just can't take them seriously.

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#17 Posted by Moridin (734 posts) -

Just got home from picking up my copy. Haven't played it yet, though. I've got some podcasts to listen to, wrestling to watch (lol), and dinner to make. Can't wait to sit down and get into it, though. Nostalgia!

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#18 Posted by JJ (178 posts) -

We have some varied thoughts here. I couldn't help but smile when I first turned on the game and watched the opening cinematic. This is the game I've been waiting for this year. Like most people reading this forum we've beaten this game countless times already.

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#19 Edited by Dolphin_Butter (1985 posts) -

I wish it got an anniversary remake (like the PSP games) instead of a 3D makeover.

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#20 Posted by License_To_Bill (811 posts) -

I went into the mall last week looking for a DS game. I was left with a choice: buy Tactics A2 now, or buy IV in a week.

I chose the former. I've yet to regret it. I suppose I'll end up buying the latter eventually, though.

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#21 Posted by atejas (3151 posts) -

skeptical, but hopeful
not too fond of remade games, and I didnt overly enjoy FFIII

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#22 Posted by JJ (178 posts) -
skeptical, but hopeful
not too fond of remade games, and I didnt overly enjoy FFIII
I was excited at the beginning of FFIII on the DS, but I ended up not enjoying it as much. They tried to strengthen the story of the game but it just wasn't enough for me. This game might be remade but the story is still solid.
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#23 Posted by suneku (3005 posts) -

I'm really enjoying this game... the voice acting and visuals are good.. it really makes it enjoyable being able to replay this story, I like the auto battle ability, makes it easier to grind.

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