A wonderful tale of whimsy and woe
Flying airships, princes, princesses, magic wielders and Chocobos. This is the fantastical world of FINAL FANTASY IV: The Complete Collection - brought to life on your PSP.
Two chapters await you, offering tales of morally ambiguous characters, explosive battles and ethical dilemmas. The first is celebrated role-playing game FINAL FANTASY IV, which tells the story of Cecil, a dark knight who searches for redemption as a world shattering war emerges around him.
The second chapter of this massive story is told via FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS. Set over a decade after the events in its prequel, THE AFTER YEARS takes you on a journey with Cecil's son, Ceodore. His princely crown heavy with great expectation, Ceodore defies his mother's wishes and joins the illustrious royal airship fleet, the Red Wings - only to find his life changed by a devastating event.
Both tales immerse you in a deep and entertaining voyage that's simply unmissable for role-playing game fans. And if this is your first taste of FINAL FANTASY, prepare yourself for something special...
Beauty beyond years
FINAL FANTASY titles throughout the years have been a showcase and FINAL FANTASY IV: The Complete Collection on PSP continues this fine form. Containing 1991 classic FINAL FANTASY IV and its sequel THE AFTER YEARS on one Universal Media Disc, this well crafted, two part tale of ambition, redemption and loss is staged with a beautiful display of visuals specially redesigned for PSP.
Colourful and charming, the graphics in FINAL FANTASY IV: The Complete Collection capture the drama of its storyline wonderfully. Characters show a range of emotions through subtle movements, while the spectacular special effects that come with earth-shattering magic spells shine on the PSP system's high quality screen.
Not to be outdone by its enchanting visuals, the soundtrack to Square Enix's dramatic duo of adventures is recognised as one of the best ever in videogames. Epic in composition and scope, you have a choice of listening to this sensational score in original or arranged versions.
Gallery Mode allows you to revel in this memorable music, animated intros and illustrations by respected artists such as Yoshitaka Amano - rounding off a beautiful experience that will put a smile on your face.
If you've never played a FINAL FANTASY title before, you can expect exciting turn-based combat sandwiched between rewarding exploration and a sprinkling of brain-teasing puzzles. It's a well designed and very enjoyable experience, merging strong character driven storytelling with fulfilling gameplay.
Each of the heroes in your party has a special ability to spice things up, whether it's monster mashing magic or a unique skill such as stealing items from an enemy. This tactical variety keeps the many battles interesting, as do the gameplay elements introduced in THE AFTER YEARS, such as attacks where all the heroes in your party assault the enemy at the same time.
Tactical, well written and fun, FINAL FANTASY IV: The Complete Collection is a masterful and unforgettable adventure.