20 December 2005, early morning
I have been patiently waiting for the Final Fantasy IV remake to be released for the Gameboy. Final Fantasy IV was released as Final Fantasy II here in North America, and was probably the most expensive games my brother and I had ever bought. I think it cost just over $90 when you factored in the taxes. It was a really expensive cartridge. The game was excellent, with a compelling story and great game play. Compared to the very generic story in Final Fantasy I for the NES, Final Fantasy II was something else. I picked the game up this Monday. I had actually forgotten it was coming out so soon. It’s just as good as I remembered. I’m only a tiny bit into the game thus far. They’ve fixed the dialog (a lot apparently), and touched the graphics up ever so slightly, but as far as I can tell, it’s a very faithful port of the original.