So what do you think of FFIV so far

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  1. svnelvn

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    i'd have to say the best part of ff4 is auto-battle system, i've always found it a waste of energy to click atk atk atk atk.

    it's been bugging me since ff3 ds why SE can't install FMV cutscenes like they did with ff7 and ff8? i would much rather have separate FMV cutscenes than have everything shown at the intro. it would have felt like they are part of the gameplay and not just an intro to impress

    oh, can somebody explain to me auto-potion from rosa? what does it do after i use it on to a character? is it permanent?
     
  2. megabug7

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    I've got the auto potion attached to Rydia - but it never does anything [​IMG]
     
  3. GeekyGuy

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    Well, after playing some more, I'd have to say it's definitely a bit toned down. In the Nintendo Power preview, they seemed to have suggested the difficulty was ramped up, but I'm finding it kind of easy. Yang, especially, is cheap-ass! I love him, but when they bring him in, he's way over-powered. I do like the fact that Edward is actually enjoyable to use as a bard. Having him sing Life's Anthem and continuously heal the party is a boon, for sure.
     
  4. PizzaPasta

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    It's great, I wish there were touch screen only controls but that's only because my D-Pad on my onyx DS lite is ruined. I need to replace the contacts soon.

    I'm really into it and even if the voice acting is a little corny, it still brings a whole lot more to the experience.
     
  5. Antihero2007

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    In the original petrify was a killer but now you have 4 - 5 turns before your char turns to stone, which makes area's with monsters that cast it much easier. I haven't really noticed any other things done to make it easier and nothing making it harder.
     
  6. ECJanga

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    Despite the hype and whatnot. Hyped into another best FF by 'Another FF Fanclub Group'. I tend to think this game sucks. Yeah, may sound harsh. But I gotta describe it like that...

    I started the game, the Intro caught my attention, although like 30 sec laters the lines began to bore the crap outta me. Typical RPG talk...

    Saw whole the scene around the castle, again typical RPG bull**** but hell I lived with it. Hoping it would become better.

    Did the first dungeon, was small. I can live with random battles, but they must be FUN. I don't find these battles fun at all. It just doesn't work as fluently as it should work. Also it lags!
     
  7. Antihero2007

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    It's a faithful remake of an old game what were you expecting? If they changed the music FF IV fans would have a fit!
     
  8. SignZ

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    I dunno why even 1 person dislikes this great game. It's one of the best FF's
     
  9. lcleong

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  10. PCU

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    Why tell him to kill him self? He still likes the part he didn't complain about!

    And at least he didn't say "I don't like RPG any way".
     
  11. gsarlis

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    The game is good but the battle system sucks :/

    Doesn't give you the privilege to think what to do :/
     
  12. fenthwick

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    I don't see any fps drop in battles in my game. It goes fluently with all the effects. However I've seen some dropps in a few cutscenes but that is no probs.

    The only problem I have so far is
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  13. Celes cole

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  14. Antihero2007

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    Original FFIV isn't my favourite FF game but I like it more than the original FFIII. Can't really remember anything about FFV, I'm hoping they make it to FFVI and FFVII.
     
  15. Ruri

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    [​IMG]

    ...wait, you're serious? I haven't played too many really recent RPGs, so I can't tell if you're joking or not. But until recently, every RPG had you pay to sleep in an inn. I remember being weirded out at playing one or two where you didn't, but I didn't realize it had become so common that you'd think that paying to rest at an inn is an "Etrian Odyssey thing". Seriously, you have no idea -- on most early RPGs, it was quite possible (even easy) to simply run out of money at low levels, and be too weak to earn more. It, um, added to the challenge, or something.

    Next you'll probably say it was weird to have to pay to resurrect your characters individually. (I distinctly remember repeatedly replacing my thief in the original Wizardry, because they kept getting killed by traps and it was cheaper to replace them than to resurrect them.)
     
  16. distorted.freque

    distorted.freque I'm getting mixed signals here!

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    Right about...here.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  17. Rev Jim

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    Some of these comments are laughable. [​IMG]

    Only about an hour and a half into it. So far I love it. At first I didn't care for the graphics, but they're growing on me. I don't know if it is my flashcart, but the loadtimes (can I call them that? loadtimes on a DS WTF) of a second or two to switch areas seem a little weird. Difficulty seems so/so, pretty fair, but not too easy. It's not SMT for God's sake. Just played the GBA version last Summer, so everything has been pretty familiar so far [​IMG]
     
  18. ECJanga

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    Ok, ok. I just finished the 3rd dungeon, visited town again and now at the 4th dungeon (mountain really). And I have to take some words back.

    Story:
    Awesome! When I saw people dying I got happy. Call me evil, call me a sinner, I loved it. People dying! >=)
    In the town though, it was kinda lacking again. Also, I hate those 'story in battle' parts. Gotta wait for the whole ATB bar to fill for something to happen =,=

    Sound:
    After a while it starts to annoy you less. Or maybe it's the fact that I did this dungeon without earphones.

    Battles:
    I still only enjoy boss battles. (Can't help it, most fun part of any game.) The battles still kinda annoy me.. Especially since Wait doesn't seem to work....

    2h 35m and counting....
     
  19. Ferrariman

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    Meh, I watched some gameplay videos on youtube, and they seem to run faster than on my DS. (Battles)
     
  20. JBates

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    I played the GBA version a few years ago, and I loved it, so I'm afraid of playing this game and it sucking. I'd like to hear from anyone that's played the GBA version if it's worth it to replay on DS.
     
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