Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy IV is the fourth instalment in the Japanese RPG series, it first came out in Japan in 1991, was released for Nintendo DS in 2007, and has now arrived as a universal iOS app. The game's story follows Cecil, a dark knight, as he tries to prevent the sorcerer Golbez from seizing powerful crystals and destroying the world.

Final Fantasy IV introduced innovations that went on to become staples of the Final Fantasy series, such as its "Active Time Battle" system. The iOS port features revamped 3D graphics, and there's a jukebox feature that allows you to listen to the game's soundtrack at any time. Game difficulty has also been adjusted for improved playability, which means less grinding. As with previous titles, FFIV features party-based play, and characters can impart "augments" that give their special ability to another member. The port also enables dungeon auto-mapping.

Genre: Classic RPG
Platform: Universal
Character: four-member party of orphans
Story: Cecil's battle against the sorceror Golbez
Gear: monster drops, steals
Sidequests: 20 jobs become available as you progress
Treasure: weapons, armour, jewellery, potions
Features: mapping feature, jukebox, augment system, two difficulty modes
Grinding: moderate, but less than earlier FF games
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