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Final Fantasy II for the Super Nintendo has an atrocious script. This we know. J2e, supposedly, made FFII obsolete by translating its Japanese counterpart with its proper numeral, Final Fantasy IV. Common knowledge these days, no?

Unfortunately, as shown on Tomato’s famed Final Fantasy IV page on his acclaimed site, Legends of Localization, that simply isn’t the case. While an admirable effort for the era, these days, J2e’s script just isn’t up to par.

Enter Project II: a total revitalization of the script of Final Fantasy II for Super NES! Using Pinkpuff’s FF4kster, the game’s text has been entirely rewritten from the ground up. But it wasn’t enough to give people the same Final Fantasy II they’d played and replayed—this time, dummy content has been restored, bugs have been fixed, game-play enhancements have been made, and Sirens can at last be bought!

Features:
  • An entirely rewritten script, taking elements from various translations of Final Fantasy IV!
  • Restored missing content! Use Pray, Salve, and Recall, find SomaDrops and Firebombs in chests, and cast Shell!
  • An all-new title screen by Paladin!
  • Every spell has an in-battle use thanks to Dragonsbrethren and Deathlike2!
  • Reverted censored map graphics!
  • Various bugs fixes!
  • Sirens can be bought from an end-game shop!
  • …And many more modifications! See the readme for detailed information.


Enjoy a brand-new dialogue experience as you begin the Project, and enter the crusade for the crystals the way you should have in 1991!

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Relevant Link: (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,17302.0.html)

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Re: ROM Hacks: Announcing Project II, an extensive Final Fantasy IV mod
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 07:46:30 pm »
Well, this looks tres interressent

I'ma give it a go. I'll let you know what I think...
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Re: ROM Hacks: Announcing Project II, an extensive Final Fantasy IV mod
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 07:56:07 pm »
Enjoy a brand-new dialogue experience as you begin the Project, and enter the crusade for the crystals the way you should have in 1991!
I applaud the effort, but I feel like FFIV deserves a whole lot more than just a new (non-re-translated) script and some bugfixes.

I can't go back to eight character items now that I'm used to 15. :D

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Re: ROM Hacks: Announcing Project II, an extensive Final Fantasy IV mod
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 08:30:44 pm »
Hey Deese. You ever get that script for Actraiser 2 finished?

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Re: ROM Hacks: Announcing Project II, an extensive Final Fantasy IV mod
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 11:32:28 pm »
Hey Deese. You ever get that script for Actraiser 2 finished?
Not quite. Haven't had time to do much of anything romhacking (or fan-translation) related in a while. Too busy with work. =/

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Re: ROM Hacks: Announcing Project II, an extensive Final Fantasy IV mod
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2013, 09:09:25 am »
Do you think this would be superior to the DS or PSP versions?  (So many versions...)
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Re: ROM Hacks: Announcing Project II, an extensive Final Fantasy IV mod
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 05:53:06 am »
I am so, so sorry. I feel like a jerk for never having replied to any of you. It's just that everyone was replying to Project II's thread in Personal Projects, and no one really took any heed to this topic, so I assumed this wouldn't get any replies... I digress and apologize.

Well, this looks tres interressent

I'ma give it a go. I'll let you know what I think...
Thanks for playing it, Spooniest! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I'm grateful for the review.

Do you think this would be superior to the DS or PSP versions?  (So many versions...)
Superior to the PSP version of FFIV? Absolutely. Being based on the Super NES version, the Project has more consistent and original-looking graphics compared to The Complete Collection. Of course, TCC's main selling point was The Interlude and The After Years, which obviously the Project doesn't include, so your mileage may vary.

Superior to the DS and smartphone versions? Ehh... to be honest, I was hoping no one would ever ask this question! No, I firmly believe the Project is inferior in every way to Final Fantasy IV's portable remake. It doesn't have customization via augments, nor the nice graphics and voice acting, nor the beautifully-written script--though I tried to make it on par!--nor the rearranged music, nor any of the other new and reinvigorated content. The only thing Project II might have over Final Fantasy IV for DS / smartphone is that it has handedness and window color customization, while FFIV's remake doesn't.

I do wholeheartedly recommend Project II if you are seeking to play the vanilla version of FFIV, but if you want the remade graphics, I assure you, I won't be offended if you take FFIV DS / smartphone.
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