Final Fantasy IV Review (Evolio Quattro HD): One of the Best JRPGs is Back With a Great Story (Video)
The Final Fantasy series is one of the longest RPG series in the world, if not the longest, so it would be a pity to miss out on all those goodies that Square/Square Enix released over the years. Final Fantasy IV is definitely a classic and we tested it on an affordable tablet called the Evolio Quattro HD.
I got the game when it was 50% off, paying only 6 euros for it. I am a huge Final Fantasy fan and I couldn’t miss out on this opportunity. This game was a breakthrough on the Super Nintendo, marking the Final Fantasy series 16 bit debut. The story is very nice, with controversial themes like genocide, faith, betrayal and such in the mix. This is a port of the Nintendo DS remake of the game and as such the graphics are better looking than in the original game.
Of course, the bulk of the action is told through blocks and polygons, but those were the times when storytelling was good. There’s a large cast of characters available in this title, with Cecil at its centre, a knight who rebelled against his king. The enemies are kind of tough, so you’ll need to do a bit of grinding before proceeding from one area to the next. There’s active time battle here and battles take place randomly and are based on turns.
You can set the attacks on auto, if you’re not in the mood to choose. This 1991 game also includes the usual theme of crystals and the characters can do magic, summons, use physical attacks and evolve their skills. There are also special attacks and obviously items you can use. Each of the characters has an unique equipment for each body part, that can be bought from shops. The world in FF IV is huge and you’ll spend even a dozen hours playing the game, if not more.
I give the game a 9.5 out of 10 and you can download it here.