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Final Fantasy IV: The After Years prepares for a Steam landing

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FF The After Years

Final Fantasy IV is easily one of my favourite entries in Square Enix’s long running franchise. It originally released way back in 1991, but has since seen multiple re-releases and even a 3D remake. It spawned a sequel many, many years later (in 2008), called The After Years, which went on to be ported to multiple platforms and received the 3D treatment too. It’s now coming to Steam, giving PC users around the world the chance to experience its mediocre, grind-fest, episodic tales.

It will be coming to Steam on the 12th of May, and will cost $15.99 (far too much in my opinion). Here’s the synopsis for the game:

Now With a full 3-D remake, FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS can now be played as never before on PC. Take part in the epic sequel that unfolds nearly two decades after the events of FINAL FANTASY IV. Classic characters make their return alongside several new heroes, such as Ceodore, son of Cecil and Rosa.

Seventeen years have passed since the war’s end, and the son born to King Cecil and Queen Rosa of Baron has grown into a young man. Prince Ceodore has enlisted in the airship fleet known as the Red Wings, eager to meet the expectations demanded of his blood and station. Yet once more another moon has appeared in the sky, and with it vast hordes of monsters intent on destruction. The brief peace enjoyed by the Blue Planet now stands threatened under the shadow of impending catastrophe.

Sounds like a promising premise, right? Well, I played the PSP, 2D version of The After Years about three years ago, and I was sorely disappointed.

It copy-pasted most of the original games assets; same characters (with some new ones here and there), and identical locales (with one new, really, really long final dungeon). The grinding was also over the top – Battles seemed to occur more often than a Batman conversation in the company of Darryn! I don’t see how a 3D version of the game could be any better.

That’s just my feelings on the matter though. If you’re a big fan of Final Fantasy IV and have missed out on this sequel, it may be worth checking out. Now if Square could stop focusing on this game, and begin working on a proper remake of Final Fantasy VI, that’d be great, thanks!

(Thanks to my fuzzy Wookiee friend for the heads up on this news)

Last Updated: April 24, 2015


  1. No thanks, I played FFVIII. I can now say I’ve played a FF game, and that was enough boredom for me.


    • Hammersteyn

      April 24, 2015 at 11:30

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        April 24, 2015 at 11:31



        • Hammersteyn

          April 24, 2015 at 11:33

          Was added to Netflix the other day. Stopped watching Daredevil to watch this.


    • hairyknees

      April 24, 2015 at 12:15

      Have you only played VIII? That was one of my least favourites to be honest, but I played it well after it’s time. You should give VI a go if you want something awesome and retro, or X if you want something a little more modern 🙂


      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        April 24, 2015 at 12:29

        I didn’t mind that it’s old, I just found the whole thing dull. I had more fun playing the card game inside the game than the game itself.


        • hairyknees

          April 24, 2015 at 12:33

          Well, VIII really didn’t do it for me either. Seriously though, try another one maybe 🙂 there are some real gems!


  2. Hammersteyn

    April 24, 2015 at 11:32

    Will finish Type-o and then wait for 15. Not many people like this game atm.


  3. HairyEwok

    April 24, 2015 at 11:58

    Yeeeaaaahhh no. This sums it up basically how I feel by now with Final Fantasy


    • Audacity (or-das-it-eeee-eee)

      April 24, 2015 at 13:56

      Could not have summed it up better


  4. Goal9

    April 24, 2015 at 12:09

    Yeah… dont bother with The After Years…AT ALL. Either go play 4 again or try 5 instead.


  5. chimera_85

    April 24, 2015 at 14:53

    Final Fantasy VII is rated one of the best games ever, I didn’t like it. Final Fantasy VIII and IX, now those games are superb and if they ever did a remaster for them I would be in heaven.


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