Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light is Awesome
by, 24th October 2010 at 02:39 AM (251 Views)
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light is awesome.
Of course, that is my opinion. Whether you like it or not depends largely on your own tastes. Do you like the RPG genre? Do you have an attention span that is capable of following more than one event at a time?
The game is an attempt to go back and find what made the original batch of Final Fantasies so charming and interesting to people at the time. I think they were quite successful in that that they were able to go back to their roots without forgetting all the innovation in storytelling, game design and game play that the series is famous for. This gives the game a sense of nostalgia while also being fresh and creative.
For instance, an interesting design choice is not being able to select who you are going to attack or heal-the game does this on it's own. It's an interesting mechanic and you quickly become used to this as a way to make the battles more interesting.
The music is great in it's ability to draw you into the world. To not listen to this with a pair of headphones is a terrible waste of the experience.
The minimalist art style is charmingly addictive. In fact the minimalist way the game goes about most things make it, in my opinion, a much more immersive experience than if the game were to tell you everything. This game is really at home on the DS.
There are probably more reasons why this is such a great game, but I can't think of any at the moment.
If you ever liked a Final Fantasy I-VI or charming RPGs in general then you would probably like this game. One just has to accept it for what it is and not what could-have-been.
Song of the Blog Post: One of my favourite pieces of music from the game.
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