Which version of FFIV should I get?

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  1. Covarr
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    Yesterday, I started playing Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, and I realized I had no idea what the hell was going on. I'm guessing this is because I never played FFIV all the way through, so I decided I needed to go all the way through this time, instead of stopping halfway through like I did last time.

    So, any advice as to what version I should play? I have access to every English language version (SNES, GBA, DS, PSX) and retranslation, so I was curious if anybody had any suggestions as to which official release or fan translation was the best.

    And no, I will not be using J2E's translation. Word for word at the cost of flow does not a good translation make.
     
  2. eric_4_life

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    DS is the best
     
  3. Covarr
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    Was strongly considering DS version, only thing is I can't play it on my TV. And the serious voice acting seems unnatural coming from cutesy characters.
     
  4. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    If your looking for TV... PSx, or GBA via GameCube GBA adapter...

    Portability, get the GBA version, since it's the closest to the original as can be... if you like it, and aren't that far in, try the DS version... it's actually fun with Voice Acting
     
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    just get the snes version and play it through snes9x on the wii. cos it looks exactly the same as after years.
     
  6. Covarr
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    If you mean closest to the original Japanese, that's a good thing, as I've been led to believe the original SNES translation wasn't all that great.

    I'll give the GBA version a try on VBA-GX.

    Thanks, all, for the input [​IMG].
     
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    Original SNES USA released was wussed the hell out. Lots of items and abilities removed, some major missing points from the storyline. Bosses made easier, esuna and ether pots at rock bottom prices. It falls under the 90s principle that Americans were too dumb for jrpgs (see also: Mystic Quest). There are some romhack translations out there for the original FF4j, but GBA or DS versions are just fine too.
     
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    I'd play them all.. but that's just because FFIV is my favourite one of them all! I'd play the SNES version first, then the GBA version, followed by DS, so you could appreciate it all the more.

    So far, I like The After Years but it seems to be missing something... it's magic perhaps...
     
  9. 9th_Sage

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    You could always play the GBA version using VisualBoy Advance GX or something.
     
  10. Covarr
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    I could? That hadn't occurred to me. [​IMG]