GameDaily writes: "The technical genre definition of an RPG is a game where statistics and numbers take precedent over hand-eye coordination in determining the outcome of battle. Fans of the genre, however, can be forgiven if they tend to associate epic stories and medieval settings with the word "RPG." Groundbreaking titles such as Final Fantasy IV set standards for video game storytelling and had a major influence on the future of the RPG genre.
When it originally released on the SNES in 1991 as Final Fantasy II in the U.S., a generation of players were caught up in the character-driven fantasy. A story of love, betrayal, loyalty and redemption unfolded before them, and many of these players had not experienced such sweeping emotions in a video game before. Since that time, the game has been re-released twice in the West (properly enumerated as Final Fantasy IV each subsequent time) and has now been remade for the DS, letting fans remember a game that they so dearly love and allowing a whole new generation of players to experience it for the very first time."