Final Fantasy was first released 20 years ago. It was a big success story in gaming. Every one played it back then. If you didn't know Final Fantasy you weren't cool. Most of you gamers weren't even born. It was an age when 386's ruled with 4MB memory and the Internet only consisted of bulletin boards. You didn't have websites like today.


Square Enix rekindled that flame when they released a RPG on the Nintendo DS and again Final Fantasy took the gaming world by storm. Gamers all over the world went gaga over the new RPG and it was loved by everyone, even those who didn't play games.

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection for the PSP is now the newest release. It's lost none of its flare and it's as popular as the very first one. How ironic that a 20 year old game is still as exciting as its very first predecessor.


The main character is a dark knight named Cecil. The king orders him to find and collect all the Worlds crystals. Cecil has to kill innocent civilians in all the towns as he continues on his quest to fulfill the king's wishes. Soon after Cecil has to re-think his orders as he finds out the real reason for the king's motives.

The true adventure thus begins. The characters are superbly created and do a good job of their purpose. The game is exciting and you are truly concerned in what happens in the plot so you devote all your energy and time to it. The game is a real gem to play. The story is interesting and full of surprises. The characters have been designed with marvelous graphic detail and the music does the game justice.

All the previous versions are included. One of the sequels is called the After Years. The story is almost the same. The world is yet again at risk of extermination. You face a barrage of enemy units as you try and save the world. The moon phase can make you strong or weak. Again the characters do justice to the game. All the old ones are present and the developers have included some new ones to make the game even more interesting.


An additional chapter is included. There are more dungeons, enemy bosses, obstacles and the like to overcome. Your task won't be a cakewalk as you proceed to save the Earth again from extinction.

This is one of the best RPG's on the market. The graphics are completely overhauled from the previous versions, the storylines are the same but with added twists, the characters are improved, the controls are easy to use and respond beautifully.

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection is overall a good game to play. If you like fantasy adventures with plenty of action, you can't go far wrong from purchasing this exciting and well rounded off game. Regardless of your age, you are sure to find Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection an asset to your game collection.

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I've been playing Nintendo since the 90s!

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