View Poll Results: FFIV Party Switching, yay or nay?

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  • It was great, kept things fresh

    10 52.63%
  • I usually liked getting to try out some new party members

    4 21.05%
  • Didn't bother me either way

    2 10.53%
  • It was a bit inconvenient

    1 5.26%
  • It just happened too often for my tastes

    1 5.26%
  • I hated it, stop switching my party members!

    0 0%
  • I don't know/Haven't played FFIV

    1 5.26%
  • Other

    0 0%
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Thread: What did you think of the party switching in FFIV?

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    Pinkasaurus Rex Cid's Knight Pumpkin's Avatar
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    Default What did you think of the party switching in FFIV?

    Final Fantasy IV made party switching a pretty regular thing. Did you enjoy this or were you upset that your favourites kept getting taken away?

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    Radical Dreamer Cid's Knight Fynn's Avatar
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    Surprisingly, I liked it a lot! You never knew who you'd end up with next and the party composition was actually dependent on the story, which was cool.

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    It didn't really bother me.

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    I enjoyed it, made me use characters I may not have bothered with only to discover how awesome they are, and it kept the game fresh throughout the adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    Surprisingly, I liked it a lot! You never knew who you'd end up with next and the party composition was actually dependent on the story, which was cool.
    This

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Kanno View Post
    I enjoyed it, made me use characters I may not have bothered with only to discover how awesome they are, and it kept the game fresh throughout the adventure.
    This too and thankfully due to this structure you weren't left with awful Edward permanently.

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    I really liked how allowed for a little more gravity of the narrative. You could actually have bad stuff happen to party members, it made the whole quest seem much more epic.

    That said, that kind of mechanic only works without a customizable party. If I loose a character I put a whole bunch of time into I tend to end up rather displeased.
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    I really liked it. It made us discover all the characters.

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    I liked it. It gave a lot of depth to the story. But I think it happened just a couple times too many.

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    I liked how the final party felt so optimal, that was exactly the kind of final party that I expected;
    the main character, his powerful companion, the ninja-thief, and the best and most central white and black wizards.

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    I liked it alright. But my favorite feature of the advanced port was that they let you switch your party before the final dungeon.

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    Though I like the option to switch party members like in the GBA version, I do prefer the game switching party members naturally through the story. I think everyone gets good "screen time" in the original version.

    Again, it was interesting to take other members to the final battle just to see all the different dialogue changes. I always like little stuff like that.

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    I have no idea. Just started this game on my Vita to play on my commute to work. I only have Cecil and Kain at the minute so not much switching going down

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    It was great abd not complete BS reasons to switch people put. Mostly.

    and eventually every character was good. Though until cecils a paladim I think it was annoying as climbing mt ordeals woth 2 weak ass mages and another more hp less mp weal ass mage and a dark knight whos only way of dealing damage was to hurt himself. A thing that was nt even in the original.
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    It lets you get a feel for the entire cast, rather than sticking to "that guy/girl is p cool, i'm main them in my party".

    I liked it.


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