The most important aspect of FF4, its story, has remained relatively intact. This is still the memorable tale of Cecil, a dark knight who can't come to terms with the cruel orders of his king, and his transformation into a hero. It's also a story of love and friendship, starring a unique cast of characters, each with their own custom classes and abilities.
The story is enhanced by a moving soundtrack by Nobuo Uematsu, whose themes from this game are capable of stirring powerful memories. This remake by Matrix Software presents the original game in a new way, stripping out the sprites and replacing them with new polygonal visuals, as well as making a few tweaks in other areas, like adding voice acting and new cut-scenes. But do these changes run more than skin-deep?