History VideoGame / FinalFantasyIV

17th Jun '17 6:56:22 AM SanjMerchant
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** "Sorrow and Loss," which plays when a major character dies and a few other suitably sad occasions, uses the same melody as the Overworld theme.
3rd Jun '17 3:22:04 PM nombretomado
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Received a cellphone sequel called ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]'' (also available on WiiWare and the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable), which stars the old cast and some of their children teaming up again to prevent the same catastrophe from happening again. It, along with ''Final Fantasy IV'' itself, was released on the PSP in March 2011 in Japan and April everywhere else. Also includes a midquel called ''Interlude'' to connect the plots better. Both games use new graphics and is the largest 2D graphical change to the original other than the cellphone version. This version is heavily based on the GameBoyAdvance version, and the only thing taken from the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS version is the translation of terms (e.g. Carnellian Signet rather than "Bomb Ring").

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Received a cellphone sequel called ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]'' (also available on WiiWare UsefulNotes/WiiWare and the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable), which stars the old cast and some of their children teaming up again to prevent the same catastrophe from happening again. It, along with ''Final Fantasy IV'' itself, was released on the PSP in March 2011 in Japan and April everywhere else. Also includes a midquel called ''Interlude'' to connect the plots better. Both games use new graphics and is the largest 2D graphical change to the original other than the cellphone version. This version is heavily based on the GameBoyAdvance version, and the only thing taken from the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS version is the translation of terms (e.g. Carnellian Signet rather than "Bomb Ring").
30th May '17 7:03:30 AM 32_Footsteps
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** Balnab/Barnabas becomes one if you defeat Dr. Lugae first.
23rd Apr '17 1:12:19 AM ElectroKraken
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* JunkRare: Outside of very limited situations noted above, the Goblin/Imp summon is basically useless, and it has the same drop rate as things like extra ribbons or the other hidden summons. The only reason it shows up more frequently is because goblins are common foes in several areas. The [=FireBomb=] in the American SNES version as well - not a terribly common drop, from an enemy that only shows up as an uncommon encounter late in the game, and its problems are noted below under UselessItem.
6th Apr '17 6:48:44 AM NoxSky12599
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* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Edward, who is established as a wimpy musician, not a talented fighter, and a bit of a coward, has the Hide command, which even happens automatically if his HP runs low. The game might even take this a bit too far; his frailty is such that he is outdone by a small child in terms of robustness.

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* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: GameplayAndStoryIntegration:
** You begin the game with Cecil and Kain, both trained knights in the service of the Baron kingdom. Both start at level 10 with some pretty good equipment. Rydia, the first other character who joins you, is a small child. She starts at level 1 with minimal equipment.
** Rydia learns black magic (attack spells). Like other ''Final Fantasy'' games, battle spells follow most of the standard element patterns (fire, ice/water, lightning). Rydia learns ice and lightning magic on her own by gaining levels, but not fire. Why? Her hometown was destroyed by a fire, and she ''hates'' fire as a result. She only finally unlocks fire magic when the group needs to proceed past a wall of ice to warn another town of an impending attack, and there are no other black magic users currently in the party. The fact that innocent people will die if they can't be warned in time allows her to overcome her psychological block and cast fire to melt the ice.
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Edward, who is established as a wimpy musician, not a talented fighter, and a bit of a coward, has the Hide command, which even happens automatically if his HP runs low. The game might even take this a bit too far; his frailty is such that he is outdone by a small child in terms of robustness.



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Rydia doesn't learn Fire until a plot event, because she gained a phobia of fire when Cecil burned down her village. Of course, with excessive LevelGrinding, it's possible to have her learn Firaga before said plot event occurs.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: GameplayAndStorySegregation:
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Rydia doesn't learn Fire until a plot event, because she gained a phobia of fire when Cecil burned down her village. Of course, However, with excessive LevelGrinding, it's possible to have her learn Firaga before said plot event occurs.
25th Mar '17 11:23:59 AM nombretomado
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Received a cellphone sequel called ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]'' (also available on WiiWare and the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable), which stars the old cast and some of their children teaming up again to prevent the same catastrophe from happening again. It, along with ''Final Fantasy IV'' itself, was released on the PSP in March 2011 in Japan and April everywhere else. Also includes a midquel called ''Interlude'' to connect the plots better. Both games use new graphics and is the largest 2D graphical change to the original other than the cellphone version. This version is heavily based on the GameBoyAdvance version, and the only thing taken from the NintendoDS version is the translation of terms (e.g. Carnellian Signet rather than "Bomb Ring").

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Received a cellphone sequel called ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]'' (also available on WiiWare and the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable), which stars the old cast and some of their children teaming up again to prevent the same catastrophe from happening again. It, along with ''Final Fantasy IV'' itself, was released on the PSP in March 2011 in Japan and April everywhere else. Also includes a midquel called ''Interlude'' to connect the plots better. Both games use new graphics and is the largest 2D graphical change to the original other than the cellphone version. This version is heavily based on the GameBoyAdvance version, and the only thing taken from the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS version is the translation of terms (e.g. Carnellian Signet rather than "Bomb Ring").
18th Feb '17 4:26:28 AM craigj
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*** It's actually averted in its original language, which [[SpellMyNameWithAnS distinguishes]] between regular bombs and the summonable monsters named Bombs. Cecil was sticking to in-universe logic, delivering an Eidolon-related item to a village of summoners. Most other Eidolons being far more dangerous, he just did not know it was geographically rigged to target their village.
27th Jan '17 4:31:54 AM Kindle4Light
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* StayInTheKitchen: After all of his travels with the WhiteMage[=/=]CombatMedic keeping the party healthy and the LadyOfBlackMagic/Master of SummonMagic laying waste to all that stood in their way, Cecil suddenly decides the women are a liability and orders them off the Lunar Whale before TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon. Thankfully, Rosa and Rydia are not amused and they stow away to the Moon with them anyway.

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* StayInTheKitchen: StaticRoleExchangeableCharacter: From the advance versions onwards, the 2D remakes of the games allows you to swap memebers of the party, as long as Cecil is still in it. When you bring them over to the final battle, the new members will fill in the roles of the originals who are absent.
* StayInTheKitchen:
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After all of his travels with the WhiteMage[=/=]CombatMedic keeping the party healthy and the LadyOfBlackMagic/Master of SummonMagic laying waste to all that stood in their way, Cecil suddenly decides the women are a liability and orders them off the Lunar Whale before TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon. Thankfully, Rosa and Rydia are not amused and they stow away to the Moon with them anyway.



* StupidSacrifice: [[spoiler:Cid's apparent death - there's no actual reason that he needs to jump with the bomb. He could have thrown it. It's hard to imagine that he couldn't build a remote controlled bomb either, considering how he has a remote control ''airship''. And he couldn't control the speed of his descent, so carrying it wouldn't have altered anything. Then he winds up surviving anyway, so it just comes off as a transparent method to bump him from the party in favor of Edge.]] Stupid as it may be, it's still a pretty awesome moment.

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* StupidSacrifice: StupidSacrifice:
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[[spoiler:Cid's apparent death - there's no actual reason that he needs to jump with the bomb. He could have thrown it. It's hard to imagine that he couldn't build a remote controlled bomb either, considering how he has a remote control ''airship''. And he couldn't control the speed of his descent, so carrying it wouldn't have altered anything. Then he winds up surviving anyway, so it just comes off as a transparent method to bump him from the party in favor of Edge.]] Stupid as it may be, it's still a pretty awesome moment.
23rd Jan '17 12:49:25 PM HeroicJay
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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler:Cecil, to Edward, after the Red Wings firebomb Damcyan into oblivion and Edward is in HeroicBSOD mode.]]* GlassCannon: Rydia, Edge, and Palom; Rydia starts out at 30 HP and at level 99, her HP barely passes the 5,000 mark. On the other hand, her Summon magic serves as the strongest in the game. Edge is much like her; while he has more health and is physically powerful (and possesses the Throw skill, which borders on being a GameBreaker), he is as durable as Rydia is. Palom is much like Rydia, except that he specializes in BlackMagic. In fact, if you want to use him for the final battle (you can do this in the GBA and PSP ports of the game), he knows the super-powerful Meteor and Flare spells.

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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler:Cecil, to Edward, after the Red Wings firebomb Damcyan into oblivion and Edward is in HeroicBSOD mode.]]* ]]
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GlassCannon: Rydia, Edge, and Palom; Rydia starts out at 30 HP and at level 99, her HP barely passes the 5,000 mark. On the other hand, her Summon magic serves as the strongest in the game. Edge is much like her; while he has more health and is physically powerful (and possesses the Throw skill, which borders on being a GameBreaker), he is as durable as Rydia is. Palom is much like Rydia, except that he specializes in BlackMagic. In fact, if you want to use him for the final battle (you can do this in the GBA and PSP ports of the game), he knows the super-powerful Meteor and Flare spells.
23rd Jan '17 12:48:52 PM HeroicJay
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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler:Cecil, to Edward, after the Red Wings firebomb Damcyan into oblivion and Edward is in HeroicBSOD mode.]]
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: [[spoiler:Zemus/Zeromus pre-Crystal use]] is exactly this, right down to being giant and in space and looking a little bit like a flea.
* GlassCannon: Rydia, Edge, and Palom; Rydia starts out at 30 HP and at level 99, her HP barely passes the 5,000 mark. On the other hand, her Summon magic serves as the strongest in the game. Edge is much like her; while he has more health and is physically powerful (and possesses the Throw skill, which borders on being a GameBreaker), he is as durable as Rydia is. Palom is much like Rydia, except that he specializes in BlackMagic. In fact, if you want to use him for the final battle (you can do this in the GBA and PSP ports of the game), he knows the super-powerful Meteor and Flare spells.

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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler:Cecil, to Edward, after the Red Wings firebomb Damcyan into oblivion and Edward is in HeroicBSOD mode.]]
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: [[spoiler:Zemus/Zeromus pre-Crystal use]] is exactly this, right down to being giant and in space and looking a little bit like a flea.
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]]* GlassCannon: Rydia, Edge, and Palom; Rydia starts out at 30 HP and at level 99, her HP barely passes the 5,000 mark. On the other hand, her Summon magic serves as the strongest in the game. Edge is much like her; while he has more health and is physically powerful (and possesses the Throw skill, which borders on being a GameBreaker), he is as durable as Rydia is. Palom is much like Rydia, except that he specializes in BlackMagic. In fact, if you want to use him for the final battle (you can do this in the GBA and PSP ports of the game), he knows the super-powerful Meteor and Flare spells.
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