Games I Adore: Final Fantasy IV

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The year was 1992 and I was a young kid living in Italy. I would occasionally go with my mother to her friends house who had a Super Nintendo and play some of the latest games. One of those days I threw in a game called Final Fantasy 2 and started up my own save file and fell in love with it.

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It was something about the combination of the characters, the story and the struggles of this fictional world, at the age of 8, that made me want to keep playing it.

I eventually got a Super Nintendo of my own a few months later and immediately borrowed Final Fantasy 2 from my mother’s friend. I was able to take my time and explore with inch of the world with Cecil, Kain, Rosa and the rest of the gang upon an airship.

I eventually beat the game with an immense feeling of satisfaction, a game made up of a ton if reading, battle strategies and puzzles was just conquered to my delight. I was hooked on the genre and wanted more.

I would eventually go on to play Final Fantasy III much later (to my surprise 2 and 3 were not actually 2 and 3 in the series but actually 4 and 6) which I enjoyed but I stilled enjoyed 2 much more.

To this day I have bought just about every major rerelease of the game and have played through it with same excitement as I did the very first time.

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