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The After Years Come to Steam

Final Fantasy IV
Well, I guess enough people bought it on mobile phones, then. The Final Fantasy IV sequel, "The After Years," which has bounced from platform to platform since 2008, will have yet another release in May, this time for the Steam platform. This release will be based on the iOS and Android version released in 2013, following the same path as Final Fantasy III and IV took to Windows.

It's worth noting that this sequel has been full of mixed reviews over its lifespan, with the iOS version carrying a Metacritic score of just 62, compared to the iOS version of Final Fantasy IV sitting at 89. The news that this game is getting a Windows port might not sit well with fans hoping for remakes of other games in the series, but this release still makes a great deal of financial sense for Square Enix at this point given that it was likely a relatively easy and low-cost port.

The game's listed at $16 with a 10% preorder discount in the American Steam store, with a release date of May 12.

Source: Steam


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PerigrynComment 1: 2015-04-26 21:47
Perigryn I remember scrolling though the FF stuff on Android and saw this come up and thought, "Man... I wish they'd port this to Steam or 3DS because I don't really want to play this on my phone..." and I suppose my thoughts were heard!

I'm pretty excited about this, actually. I've always wanted to get back to it on the Wii, but I've yet to even beat FFIV just due to "I've no time to GRIND!" mostly.

Still, if this ends up being a more definitive version, I'll likely invest my money here, instead.

We'll see what the reviews have to say, then!
Glenn Magus HarveyComment 2: 2015-06-13 18:10
Glenn Magus Harvey Is this just a straight port of The After Years? Or do I need to have played FFIV DS/iOS/Steam for it to work or make sense?
Rangers51Comment 3: 2015-06-13 20:22
Rangers51 It's The After Years in the 3D engine used for FF4. There's no need to have played any 3D version of FF4 to grasp it, specifically. I don't think it would be enjoyable to those who never played FF4, but then, I'm not so sure it's enjoyable anyway.
Glenn Magus HarveyComment 4: 2015-06-14 04:35
Glenn Magus Harvey Oh, so it's not the original 2D presentation?

And what's this I'm hearing about the game having mixed reception?
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