RPGFan writes: "For those who don't have hair growing out of their ears, this is a good lesson in history; and it's fun, too. However, for those who've acquired an allergy to old design and can't get past the idea that some of these designs are intentionally left in, despite being aged and discarded- well, this game's not for you and that's okay. The industry has largely moved past these game design decisions and clichéd storytelling for good reason.
Admittedly, Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light is not the same as the classics from two decades ago, but nothing ever will be. This is as close as we're getting for now, so take advantage of this opportunity."