I finally finished playing through all three 16-bit versions of Final Fantasy IV… man, that took a lot longer than I thought 😯 My schedule’s been really rough the past few weeks and will probably continue to be so for the foreseeable future (and I’m planning a cross-country move in a few weeks), but I plan to continue updating my Final Fantasy IV localization comparison stuff little by little.
As you can see from the pic above, there are going to be 44 sections relating to the game/story. Luckily 11 of those are already taken care of, so that leaves about… a lot more to do. This is going to be a lengthy project for sure.
Besides the story text localization analysis, I also intend to take a look at item names, enemy names, and other misc. stuff which will add even more to the size of the project, but I feel it’d be incomplete to leave such things out.
For the immediate future, what I’d like to do is this:
- Update the existing pages with some new info and screenshots lots of people have sent in
- Continue to collect screenshots from other versions of the games, courtesy of kind people who are playing these other versions for me. I’d really like to have Game Boy Advance and DS version screenshots – if you can help, see here!
After this, there are two ways I can go – go through all my screenshots and organize them all and make the combined pictures right now, before starting on new pages. Or I can start on individual pages and make the pics as I go along. The former would save time in the long run (and I’d be less likely to forget/miss things), the latter would get updates up sooner but would take longer in the long run. I’ll probably wind up doing the latter though.
I also intend to release all the screenshots and all my save files on a downloads page, so that fellow fans can use them for reference for their own future projects. I’ve been carefully archiving my save files for all three versions of the game so that I can easily jump to any point in the game if I need to check on something I missed. So hopefully these resources will come in handy for others 😀
THAT’S ALL FOR NOW TOMATO OUT