Keyboard Geniuses: The simplicity of Final Fantasy IV and its cast made for a timeless game

Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads.

Keep It Simple, Cecil

This week, we had an On The Level entry from Zack Handlen about the treacherous Sealed Cave of Final Fantasy IV. Down in the comments, readers praised the classic game and aired personal memories. For Kolya, FF4 and its characters represent a timeless, comforting ur-fantasy:

Final Fantasy IV is the game that made me fall in love with the fantasy genre when I was a wee child, and it’s undoubtedly the reason I’m gushing about video games on the internet at this very moment.

The classic hero’s journey you undertake might not have broken any new ground, but the way …

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