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Final Fantasy IV
Fourth time's a charm
By Jon Mundy 24 December 2012
Game Name: Final Fantasy IV | Publisher: Square Enix | Format: Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre: RPG | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
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Looking at it afresh in 2012, Final Fantasy IV marks the point where the famous JRPG series moved into its teen years. It's a little awkward in places, but also more adventurous and capable of handling more mature themes.

The protagonist here is no carefree youth adventurer or blank-slate amnesiac. Cecil (that's you) starts the game as the renowned captain of the fearsome Red Wings airship fleet, a man torn between allegiance to his king and his own sense of honour.

He's troubled by the atrocities he and his squadron have been asked to commit, including theft and, it's implied, mass-murder. Yikes.
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Summary
While it still has all the quirks and flaws of the traditional JRPG genre, Final Fantasy IV continues to shine for its intoxicating sense of adventure and surprisingly interesting plot
RATING
8/10
 
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