History VideoGame / PhantasyStarIV

26th Apr '16 5:08:44 AM PurpleAlert
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* InterfaceSpoiler: Multiple for the fact that [[spoiler:Chaz is the real protagonist]]
** [[spoiler: Chaz's level is what is shown on the save spot]]
** [[spoiler: Chaz is the one who reads the signs and talks with the characters, with Alys chastising him if nothing is there]]

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* InterfaceSpoiler: InterfaceScrew: Whenever a party member leaves, it makes room for a new friend. [[spoiler: Nice to meet you, Seth!]]
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Multiple for the fact that [[spoiler:Chaz is the real protagonist]]
** *** [[spoiler: Chaz's level is what is shown on the save spot]]
** *** [[spoiler: Chaz is the one who reads the signs and talks with the characters, with Alys chastising him if nothing is there]]there]]
** One look at [[spoiler: Seth's]] skill list will tell you exactly what he is.
26th Apr '16 5:04:04 AM PurpleAlert
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** Figuring out the fourteen Combination Attacks is a matter of trial and error, one of which (Lethal Image) can be used for only a ''very'' short time. Many players will likely never realize that they've missed it. Also, the combinations of Blizzard, Conduct Thunder, Fire Storm and Shooting Star get much stronger if you use higher-level spells ([=NaWat=] instead of Wat, etc...) as opposed to lower ones.

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** Figuring out the fourteen Combination Attacks is a matter of trial and error, one of which (Lethal Image) can be used for only a ''very'' short time. Many players will likely never realize that they've missed it. Also, the combinations of Blizzard, Conduct Thunder, Fire Storm and Shooting Star get much stronger if you use higher-level spells ([=NaWat=] instead of Wat, etc...) as opposed to lower ones. It doesn't help that the original instruction booklet claimed there were ''fifteen'' combinations.


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* HiddenElfVillage: The Esper Mansion, which serves as something of a monastery for reclusive magic-users, and won't allow outsiders into the building without one of their own as an escort.
12th Apr '16 7:15:47 AM Kahran042
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* InferredHolocaust:
** Ultimately, the fate of [[spoiler: Rykros]]. It's not exactly clear what its inhabitants even ''are'', but since the heroes essentially kill two of the four of them left, it means the other two are going to be alone, together, forever. [[spoiler: Re-Faze might be able to murder ''the hell'' out of Chaz by himself, but Le Roof is completely non-aggressive, and the two warriors they set forth as the bosses by which Protectors prove their worth were taken out relatively easily. This all would be fine, except their entire planet is ''swarming'' with high-level Darkness creatures, and once the Profound Darkness is gone, they have no purpose]]. They're basically carrying their own BolivianArmyEnding off into the universe.
** The ending [[spoiler: has the environmental control system gradually deteriorating, with Wren and Demi overseeing it "for a little while longer".]] The natural habitat of Parmanians is long gone, and they're not native to Motavia or Dezolis. More than one fan has explored the ways ''that'' eventually will get dark in fanfics.
29th Mar '16 7:41:12 AM KD
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: A few examples:
** If you want to find out if the dialogue changes if you don't have anyone who can cast Gires [[spoiler: when Alys dies]], you will find that Juza will spam his powerful Forceflash ability (unless one of your healers will level up and master Gires with the EXP gained from defeating him) to kill your entire party. Even if you grind to make Alys and Gryz as powerful as possible, Gryz's lack of useful Skills and Techniques and Alys' extremely slow and limited growth path, as well as the fact that neither of them have healing techniques, mean that Juza will still wipe the floor with them. It'll just take longer.
** Guards don't let you leave first city until you've done with the story. You can try spending several hours grinding monsters in very first dungeon in horribly painful attempt to gain access to level 7 and spell that would teleport you to world map, but even then guards would appear on world map along you and drag you back.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: A few examples:
** If you want to find out if the dialogue changes if you don't have anyone who can cast Gires [[spoiler: when Alys dies]], you will find that Juza will spam his powerful Forceflash ability (unless one of your healers will level up and master Gires with the EXP gained from defeating him) to kill your entire party. Even if you grind to make Alys and Gryz as powerful as possible, Gryz's lack of useful Skills and Techniques and Alys' extremely slow and limited growth path, as well as the fact that neither of them have healing techniques, mean that Juza will still wipe the floor with them. It'll just take longer.
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Guards don't let you leave first city until you've done with the story. You can try spending several hours grinding monsters in very first dungeon in horribly painful attempt to gain access to level 7 and spell that would teleport you to world map, but even then guards would appear on world map along you and drag you back.
30th Jan '16 11:12:54 AM PurpleAlert
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** Dezolis has a thriving religious community centered around the worship of fire. Of course they do, Dezolis is the ice planet, it's only natural that they'd revere their primary heat-source as a god. [[spoiler: Fire is also a source of ''light''. It's an early clue that Light and Darkness are equally godlike.]]
30th Jan '16 8:32:08 AM PurpleAlert
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* DevilButNoGod: Dark Force's existence in the series can be summed up as this; it's a horrible, apparently-immortal evil god that threatens Algo whenever it re-appears, with nothing but humanity to stand against it. This game properly makes it an evil god, with a cult and a high priest in the form of Zio. [[spoiler: It also ends in a deconstruction of the trope: Dark Force is only an emanation of the Profound Darkness, which actually ''does'' have a counterpart god to its devil, it's just that the Great Light abandoned Algo thousands of years ago.]]
9th Jan '16 12:04:47 PM MaskedAndDangerous
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* InterfaceSpoiler: Multiple for the fact that [[spoiler:Chaz is the real protagonist]]
** [[spoiler: Chaz's level is what is shown on the save spot]]
** [[spoiler: Chaz is the one who reads the signs and talks with the characters, with Alys chastising him if nothing is there]]
2nd Jan '16 10:42:21 AM nombretomado
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* LetsPlay: This game took on legendary status on the SomethingAwful forums as the first three attempts at an LP failed.

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* LetsPlay: This game took on legendary status on the SomethingAwful Website/SomethingAwful forums as the first three attempts at an LP failed.
26th Dec '15 6:49:35 PM LadyYuki
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* GhostTown: The fate of [[spoiler:the village of Mile]], due to the Black Energy Wave and the Profound Darkness wiping out its entire population.



* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Fairly late in the game, the entire population of the village of Mile is wiped out thanks to the Black Energy Wave and the Profound Darkness.]]
** Also implied late in the game[[spoiler: if Chaz accepts Re-Faze's offer to teach him Megid. Re-Faze nukes him like a cheap burrito... which leaves Rune without a champion and Elsydeon without a wielder.]]

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Fairly late in the game, the entire population of the village of Mile is wiped out thanks to the Black Energy Wave and the Profound Darkness.]]
** Also implied
Implied late in the game[[spoiler: if Chaz accepts Re-Faze's offer to teach him Megid. Re-Faze nukes him like a cheap burrito... which leaves Rune without a champion and Elsydeon without a wielder.]]



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Rika (pink), Demi (pale green), Rune and Kyra (blue).

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Rika (pink), Demi (pale green), Rune and Kyra (blue). There's also Saya, Hahn's fiancee, who has turquoise hair.
4th Dec '15 5:49:54 PM PurpleAlert
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* PsychicPowers: It's subtle, but fairly common. Several party members (particularly Rune, Rika, and Raja) have some degree of sensitivity where the Black Wave is concerned. It may actually extend to the Parmanian race as a whole, as several NPCs will mention having a bad feeling or a premonition that later turns out to be referring to a legitimate threat, particularly when a loved one is endangered.
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