Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection PSP Review

Square Enix has become a huge tradition in the video gaming industry and gamers have trusted in the developer to deliver high quality, out-of-this-world gaming experience. With this new offering to the handheld console from Sony, they are going to offer a treat to fans of this hit RPG series. Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection just recently released to the PSP and fans who are contemplating on getting it for their handheld console should take the time out to learn more about this gaming collection below.

Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection for the PSP features some of the most recognized titles off the franchise, including the original game and FF IV: The After Years, which was a pseudo-sequel that was released only for the Wii. The story here begins where FF IV left off and Ceodore will be the main protagonist for this game. For those who haven’t tried playing the title on the Wii, then you can expect a brand new story that is integrated with a classic gameplay experience that is even reminiscent of the first few years of the franchise.

Players of Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection on the PSP have the option to start playing the original title, although this one is the Japanese version and will be notably more difficult. You will then move onto The Interlude, which takes place 17 years (in the game context) following the events of the original title. This will take up to 10 to 12 hours of your playing time on the PSP, so it might be worthy checking out as it will also help to bridge the gap in the events of the FF IV and that of After Years.

When it comes to gameplay, everything is old-school and fans will definitely be in for a thrill. Your favorite turn-based fighting style will still be available here, thus quickly turning into a hack n’ slash action. In general, the gameplay remains the same although you will meet new characters and enemies to make it unpredictable. There is a good mix of familiar and unfamiliar in this new title that will surely get you glued for hours!

Apart from a brand new story, the graphics for FF IV: Complete Collection for the PSP console is also overhauled. The visuals had been spruced up to maximize the technical capacity of the handheld gaming console, while the action does deliver its own merit when showcased in the sheen of the PSP screen. Even the character animation and enemy designs were given an upgrade.

Square Enix is fast looking to score another success on the PSP with Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection. It still showcases that traditional RPG fanfare but there is more to it than what fans had experienced from the franchise before. There are memorable characters in store for fans here, while a great story will absorb you into the gameplay experience. This is a nice opportunity to look back on the great tradition that Final Fantasy has introduced into the gaming world, while getting the chance to play The After Years is a nice bonus for PlayStation gamers. If you are looking to add another high quality title into your PSP this year, then this game has got to be it. The title was released for the Sony PSP on April 19, so it is now available if you want to get started on the action.

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