About the Product
- The first original FINAL FANTASY title for Nintendo DS brought to life by the development teams behind the Nintendo DS remakes of FINAL FANTASY III and FINAL FANTASY IV
- Charming storybook visuals crafted under the guidance of art director and character designer Akihiko Yoshida (FINAL FANTASY III for DS, FINAL FANTASY XII)
- Combat is fun and intuitive with a battle system that operates on Action Points; Requiring nothing more than a simple selection of commands, players can dive right into a classic turn-based RPG battle experience
- The Crown Job System offers a selection of over two dozen jobs to choose from where players can freely customize a character's abilities and magic skills no matter which crown they have equipped creating endless possibilities
- Help friends advance in their adventure, or join forces to conquer tough dungeons; The multiplayer mode enables cooperative play for up to four players
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In the small kingdom of Horne, Brandt awakes on the morning of his fourteenth birthday.
Today is the day he becomes an adult, and the custom of the realm says that he must go to the castle to present himself to the king.
Yet when he arrives at the castle he finds the king distraught and the youngest princess missing, abducted by the Witch of the North. With no one else to turn to, the king makes a shocking request: will Brandt save the princess?
And thus Brandt's adventure begins...
Eventually he is joined by three other brave young souls. Together they will experience a journey full of joyous meetings and sad partings.
Though at first they don't always see eye-to-eye, these four Heroes of Light will build bonds of trust and affection so strong that, in the end, they may even save the world.
This is the tale of their legendary quest.
- Enjoy an all-new FINAL FANTASY adventure developed from the ground up by the team that brought you FINAL FANTASY III and FINAL FANTASY IV on Nintendo DS
- Immerse yourself in a charming storybook world as a timeless tale of friendship and adventure unfolds before you
- Customize the look and feel of your characters with dozens of upgradeable weapons and armor
- Unlock over 20 unique crowns and develop your characters' abilities through the Crown Job System
- Master the Action Point Battle System, where your attacks are based on the skills you've attained and the number of Action Points you have
- Play with up to four of your friends to collect Battle Points and purchase rare and powerful treasures
Top Customer Reviews
The first thing you may notice when looking at the gameplay for Final Fantasy: Four Heroes of Light (FF4H from here on out) is that the artwork is very...different. Some may not like it, I know I didn't when I first saw it. I thought it looked a little childish. Don't be put off by it though. For starters, it grows on you and you will learn to appreciate the time and effort the artists no doubt put into making the art. Secondly, it's deceiving. You would think a game with graphics like this would be easy or child friendly. Wow, this couldn't be further from the truth. FF4H is one of the toughest handheld games I have played in a wild. It's not because the game is unfair, it's just old school. If you played Final Fantasy games back in the NES days and Super NES days, you'll know that something exists called "grinding." Grinding is the art of killing enemy after enemy with no direction only to gain levels. This is something you absolutely must do in this game and do it a lot you will.
The game begins with no tutorial. You wake up in your house as a 14 year old boy name Brandt (you can change the name) and are instructed to go to the castle to present yourself to the king, since today is your birthday and it's the day you become a man in the Kingdom's eyes.Read more ›
Art Direction: 4/5
I regret to say that I didn't read any of the helpful reviews for this game before I decided to get it. It would have saved me a lot of time and frustration.
The first thing you'll notice about this game is that it looks attractive, and it looks like it's for kids. (It's not for kids - more on that later.) After playing into the game somewhat you'll be able to tell that a decent amount of work was put into the art direction. Not everyone will like it, but its value can't be denied.
The music in this game was done well. It makes the game feel very old-school. The fact that the sounds didn't annoy me at all is a very big plus in my book. I liked how the soundtrack changed with the day/night cycle.
The gameplay for this game is a mixed bag:
- The job system is a nice change from the norm. With the right setup, you'll find you can get some very powerful combinations out of your party. The vast number of jobs allow for many different combinations.
-Action Points were a very good idea. In most rpgs, you would have to be very conservative with spells to make sure you didn't run out before the boss. In this game, you can use spells as much as you need to. This can allow some spells to be repeatedly spammed, which can trivialize some sections of the game.
-The inventory only holds 15 items per character. While this may seem interesting at first, this actually just makes the game more tedious. You'll find that you can only be prepared for one type of situation, and then you'll just have to deal with the rest.Read more ›
I've only played it 3 or 4 times since I bought it, but each time it is a treat, and I just sink down into wherever I am sitting and get whisked away to a magical world of fantasy <3
There is so much freedom! Even though you're on a path and in a story, you can go wherever you want, whenever you want. I love going back and forth and everywhere that -I- want to go and when I want to do it. I can spend as long as I want doing things, and it really does feel like I'm in charge of my own adventure. :)
Everything about this game is so inspiring to me. It's quickly becoming one of my favorite games.
The music in this game stirs my brain and pokes at it in such an interesting way. It's really enjoyable and I always find myself humming the tunes when I'm doing other things in real life, and I even wrote some fan-made lyrics to the main theme. It's a great soundtrack. It's not IN YOUR FACE memorable but it certainly is lovely.
The graphics are so whimsical, they inspire me just as much as the music does. I think they work together very well. At night when I'm going to sleep I almost feel like I'm in that world... it's amazing.
I COMPLETELY RECOMMEND THIS GAME TO ANYONE WHO ENJOYS A GOOD, ENGAGING AND INVOLVING STORY-QUEST :)
I suppose you should enjoy RPG's, Leveling up and customizing your characters, surprises, making your own way in the world instead of being led by the hand, and you should have an open mind. It's a terrific game, given the chance. <3
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's an older game yet I did not expect the 3d like graphics look so weird. As of yesterday I killed the dragon that the witch of the North becomes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The game does not explain certain mechanics well and I had to search on the internet to figure out how to get the full experience out of the game.Published 2 months ago by Lyncati
So in love with this game! Very experimental compared to other titles, but also varied in so many ways: brilliant world, fun mechanics, and overall immersing storyline. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Fred Moseley