Out of all the final fantasy games in the series, this one is by far the best when it comes to story. First released in 1991 on the “ Super Family computer” (Also Known as the SNES). When it was released in North America it was titled Final Fantasy 2, Square Enix re-released this game on April 19, 2011 on the PSP console. This game isn’t just FF IV though, it combines 3 games in one (FF IV, FF IV: The After Years and FF IV: Interlude) which adds a much broader story to this game.
It tells the story of a Black Knight named Cecil who, after committing heinous crimes on behalf of his king, attempts to right past wrongs. Along his journey, he meets a cast of characters that are amongst the most interesting characters in the entire Final Fantasy series. From the deceitful Dragoon Kain and the summoner Rydia to the ninja king Edge and the twin mages Porom and Palom, Final Fantasy IV's cast is among the strongest in RPG history. The fact that these characters end up on an unavoidable path to save the world simply makes them all the more likable, even if each of them has flaws that are, at times, significant.
Final Fantasy IV plays much like many traditional JRPGs of the time. Gamers will control a party of up to five characters. By visiting a variety of locales, from castles and dungeons to towns and cities, you'll be able to progress through the primary story of Final Fantasy IV, while occasionally branching off to complete some random side quests and other peripheral tasks. Many locations are associated to an overarching world map that players will often travel over. And combat in the game is triggered by random encounters. Once a random encounter has trapped your party, you'll have to fight through enemies using Final Fantasy IV's turn-based-but-not-quite system known as Active Time Battle.
Don’t expect to finish this game quick, there is atleast 70 hours of gameplay to experience. Thank you Square Enix for the re-release of this title :).
Game Score: 9/10