So I'm really excited for the US release of FFIV DS next week, and I thought it would be nice to have a thread where people can count down to the release, discuss their thoughts on the game, and ask any questions that fellow 'tempers might be able to answer. Personally, I've played through the (J) version twice thanks to the incredible job BelmontSlayer, Jisteatin, and Raganook did on the menu translation patch. I've done most everything and gotten most rare items. There are only a few things I'm saving for my third playthrough. I'd be happy to answer any questions people have about the gameplay, graphics, etc, as well as any questions about the differences between FFIII DS and FFIV DS, or the differences between versions of FFIV. There's also a new element in this game, called the "Decant Ability" system, that FFIV fans from other platforms might not be familiar with yet. Now, I'm no expert on Final Fantasy lore, chronology, or naming, but I'm sure other 'tempers are if you have questions about that too. Just so you know where I'm coming from, even thought it's a re-make, I think this game is the best RPG on the system. And I've played most of them to death. The gameplay has only been improved from the originals, the story is epic, the new scenes are incredibly well done for the DS, and the Japanese voice acting was top notch. I think it will be a huge success here in the 'states, and will probably end up in the top 5 of most DS gamers. So fire away, but remember a few things: The US ship date is July 22nd. That means it won't be in stores until the 23rd. So don't start whining if the dump isn't out by the 22nd. For any newcomers, GBAtemp does not host ROMs. Asking for a rom, or asking where to find a rom will likely get you banned. This thread isn't about whether or not they should remake FFVII. Take it somewhere else.