MY SUBJURIES  -  HOME  -  Hot or Not  -  Rate Your Games  -  Funny Or Not  -  Panjury's Number One News Source  -  Moral Compass  -  Movie Review  -  Overwatch Fan Review  -  Smartest people on earth.  -  Love Of Food  -  NBA Greatest of All Time  - 
More

By Jesse "Burgerm'n" Radin on January 11, 2016

I want Kristen Bell. I want Anonymous Losers to stop stalking me. I'll settle for Kristen Bell, the stalkers never stop anyway!

I am a huge fan of Final Fantasy IV. I own pretty much every version of the game except the Japan-only Wonderswan color version and the PSP version. That's right. SNES, PSX, GBA, DS, Android, AND Steam/PC!

But the After Years didn't hold my attention much. It's "episodic gameplay" meaning you pay $3 to $5 for some episodes that adds up to a full-priced game after you pay for them all. I didn't beat them all, to be honest. It just didn't hold my attention.

It's not a complete bust, of course. There are some nice game mechanics like the lunar cycle... different moon phases mean different abilities become stronger or weaker.

But overall I can't really recommend it. It's fun enough but it's too much like the original and too linear. You go through the same maps but in a different order.

And unlike modern sequels, your past save files in FF4 have no influence on the gameplay. It's a spinoff and a sequel but it wasn't what I hoped for when I bought some chapters in 2009.

Also the graphics are very much the same.

img

Not enough data

Have thoughts to share?
Back to home page

Want more opinions on Final Fantasy IV: The After Years? Request a verdict!

You can optionally ask questions in your request for the community to answer.
This entry currently has: 0 request.

You may also be interested in
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Reviewed by Jesse "Burgerm'n" Radin on . Score: 55
Games