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fat_moogle
05-20-2017, 10:59 PM
So tonight is the night that I'll start playing Final Fantasy IV. I used to have Origins (I&II) and Anthology (IV&V) but I only ever played a small amount of each. Like, probably not even an hour. The first two games didn't even grip me at all so I'm not going to go back and play them. III on Android was dull, although I did play it until completion. However, IV and V showed promise. VI was a good game, I played that almost to completition, but got lost in the second half of the game and then my game and save file was lost and I never bothered to go back.

Formalhaut
05-21-2017, 12:51 AM
So tonight is the night that I'll start playing Final Fantasy IV. I used to have Origins (I&II) and Anthology (IV&V) but I only ever played a small amount of each. Like, probably not even an hour. The first two games didn't even grip me at all so I'm not going to go back and play them. III on Android was dull, although I did play it until completion. However, IV and V showed promise. VI was a good game, I played that almost to completition, but got lost in the second half of the game and then my game and save file was lost and I never bothered to go back.

Awesome! I'd love to hear your thoughts on the game. I'm also playing FFIV for the first time myself. Even doing an LP of it! (shameless plug)

Which version are you playing? I'm using the Steam Version.

FFNut
05-21-2017, 12:59 AM
It is a great story, and it was a fun game. Enjoy it!

fat_moogle
05-21-2017, 01:32 AM
So tonight is the night that I'll start playing Final Fantasy IV. I used to have Origins (I&II) and Anthology (IV&V) but I only ever played a small amount of each. Like, probably not even an hour. The first two games didn't even grip me at all so I'm not going to go back and play them. III on Android was dull, although I did play it until completion. However, IV and V showed promise. VI was a good game, I played that almost to completition, but got lost in the second half of the game and then my game and save file was lost and I never bothered to go back.

Awesome! I'd love to hear your thoughts on the game. I'm also playing FFIV for the first time myself. Even doing an LP of it! (shameless plug)

Which version are you playing? I'm using the Steam Version.
I've bought the Complete Collection (PSP) on Vita. Is the Steam version the same one that released on DS?


It is a great story, and it was a fun game. Enjoy it!
Thanks! It's just installed so about to start :)

Formalhaut
05-21-2017, 01:40 AM
You're right, the Steam Edition is basically the DS version, only without touchscreen minigames.

fat_moogle
05-21-2017, 02:55 PM
You're right, the Steam Edition is basically the DS version, only without touchscreen minigames.
If I had a DS I probably would have gone for this version, but I'm not sure if I'll ever get around to it so I thought I'd just play it on the platform available to me right now. And at least I've got the sequel as well if I'd like to expand on the story.

Anyway, I've just got Rydia. A Summoner who has access to White and Black Magic at the very beginning of the game? That's pretty neat.

Wolf Kanno
05-21-2017, 08:30 PM
I hope you enjoy it. FFIV is definitely a title I've only grown more fond of as time passes. It may lack the bells and whistles of other installments and it's plot is certainly laughable at times in its absurdness, but I still consider it to be one of the more solid entries.

Formalhaut
05-21-2017, 09:04 PM
I think the PSP version is the best 2D version, so that's a solid choice. I was gifted my Steam version, so I didn't really have a say!

In my game, Rydia was OP as hell when I got her. She and Cecil working in tandem was an almighty force.

fat_moogle
05-21-2017, 09:48 PM
I think the PSP version is the best 2D version, so that's a solid choice. I was gifted my Steam version, so I didn't really have a say!

In my game, Rydia was OP as hell when I got her. She and Cecil working in tandem was an almighty force.
Gifted it? Bonus! Everybody loves free stuff.

What level was she when you got her in the Steam version? In the PSP version she was level 1, but it didn't take long to get her to level 11. Haven't got to use her in a boss fight yet as I haven't played any more today to go and find the pearl, but I think she'll be pretty effective.

Wolf Kanno
05-21-2017, 09:54 PM
I think the PSP version is the best 2D version, so that's a solid choice. I was gifted my Steam version, so I didn't really have a say!

In my game, Rydia was OP as hell when I got her. She and Cecil working in tandem was an almighty force.
Gifted it? Bonus! Everybody loves free stuff.

What level was she when you got her in the Steam version? In the PSP version she was level 1, but it didn't take long to get her to level 11. Haven't got to use her in a boss fight yet as I haven't played any more today to go and find the pearl, but I think she'll be pretty effective.

Rydia always starts at level 1. She is pretty potent in boss battles, though she's a bit lacking in the early game. By end game though, she's a force to be reckoned with.

fat_moogle
05-21-2017, 10:00 PM
I hope you enjoy it. FFIV is definitely a title I've only grown more fond of as time passes. It may lack the bells and whistles of other installments and it's plot is certainly laughable at times in its absurdness, but I still consider it to be one of the more solid entries.
Thank you. From what little I've played so far it seems enjoyable enough and even though it lacks the bells and whistles it's nice to go back to something more simplistic after FFXV.

Formalhaut
05-21-2017, 10:02 PM
I think 'nice and simple' is how I'm defining my enjoyment of FFIV. It isn't overly difficult, the story is pretty linear and the relative lack of major optional sidequests means I can just enjoy the journey.

Have you met Edward yet?

fat_moogle
05-22-2017, 02:14 AM
I've only just met Edward now and gained access to the hovercraft, after 20 million random battles in the waterways. At least I now know where that "You spoony bard!" phrase comes from xD

Christmas
06-24-2017, 07:19 AM
Will you be making babies with the game? :bigsmile:

fat_moogle
06-24-2017, 11:33 AM
Ssshhh...don't tell nobody :P

Anyways, I've had no, umm, "drive" to go back to this game. I'll play it again at some point.

Bubba
06-24-2017, 11:37 AM
I'm jealous I can't follow this and Formy's FFIV LP. I really need to get my arse in gear and finish all the FF numbered entries. I'm pretty close to finally completing FFVI so I may start this one next!

fat_moogle
07-09-2017, 02:39 AM
So I went back to this for a little bit tonight after not playing it for just over a month and honestly, I don't really know if I'm feeling it. It feels like I'm playing just for the sake of it.

Bubba
07-09-2017, 11:04 AM
If you're not enjoying it then just shelve it. You might fancy giving it another go at a later date.

I started my first play of FFVI about five years ago and never finished. I did enjoy it though. I re-started it again recently and it really does have some magic about it. I know for sure I'll finish it this time.