The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

released on Sep 27, 2018

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

released on Sep 27, 2018

The long awaited finale to the epic engulfing a continent comes to a head in the final chapter of the Trails of Cold Steel saga!

IT'S WAR! The continent of Zemuria is dragged into conflict as the Erebonian Empire mobilizes the full force of its military. The heroes of Class VII old and new must unite to end the conflict before it consumes the continent.


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Peak fiction. GOAT. Raw. FIRE.
My complaints about the story and characterization were thankfully outweighed enough by the highs for me to keep enjoying it. The gameplay takes all the good aspects of CS3 and balances them a bit before you can go right back to breaking them again. Free days are a bit longer than I'd like while talking to every NPC, but that's on me for not keeping track of the interesting ones. Can't wait for Reverie.

This is such a flawed game, yet with some of the greatest 'high' points in the series, yet also with some of its worst storytelling at points... I don't know how to feel bad about it, but I just finished it, and I had a really good time.

Such a trash conclusion to 9 games worth of saga build up, for a stupid harem BS ending that craps on most of the cast and kills all the stakes. They don't even have the stakes stick in this story unlike the other ones either. Biggest waste of time I've ever had the displeasure to dump my free time into.

What a conclusion to the Cold Steel arc, and let's be honest, the Trails series thus far as a whole. Wonderful story, and there were so many things cleared up about characters and confusing story points. It's been really cool seeing this series evolve. You do pretty much have to have played all 8 previous games to be able to fully appreciate this, which is a bit unfortunate, but at the same time, being able to fully appreciate it is really cool. The graphics were just as good as CS3, which is to say, pretty good! The music was great of course as well. It's a falcom game.
My only real complaint with this game though is that it's SO LONG. I was really pushing myself by the end to try and finish because I just wanted to be done. This is the first game I have ever spent more than 100 hours on for just one playthrough. It's still a great game, but that was a lot.