The Bottom Line

This is a game that tries to cater to fans of the simple yet unforgiving role-playing games of the Nintendo Entertainment System era without alienating players who prefer today's more casual-friendly RPG experience. It's a balancing act, and while Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light stumbles from time to time it never quite falls, resulting in a slightly shaky yet ultimately satisfying portable role-playing experience.


Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light was developed by Matrix Games for the Nintendo DS, released on October 5. Retails for USD$39.99. A copy of the game was given to us by the publisher for reviewing purposes. Defeated the final boss and began exploring the post game dungeons.