Final Fantasy IV: The After Years on Steam May 12


Final Fantasy IV: The After Years on Steam May 12

For a mobile-based title to finally get both a Steam release announcement AND some ‘fresh’ graphical updates (pretty much in line with other Square rerelease history) is worth consideration for the asking price of about $15.99 for the May 12 Steam release, though I suppose some trepidation may be reasonable given the track record so far.


But as with previous re-re-re-editions of FF titles, you’ll get spiffy new 3D sequences for your buck

As far as anyone seems to know, this appears to only be a GRAPHICAL update (no word on whether the story content has changed at all), so you can take those previous reviews as you will, because, well, sometimes lipstick on a pig is still just that.  On the other hand, Square’s always been pretty good at cinematics, which can really help bring characters’ stories to life; helping attract younger players to classic titles that, to them, otherwise appear as cave paintings made by a simple people from a bygone era; RPG titles especially.

Just remember, summer isn’t that far away, and if you’re willing to wait, either way you’ll be able to save enough for this to probably be a worthwhile purchase.


You’ll still spend it all anyway.

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The Red

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Erik 'The Red' grew up with classics from the 80's and has been gaming ever since. Settling mostly on PC titles over the years, The Red still enjoys occasional console rolls in the hay, and works in tech for his day job in between being logged into Steam every other waking moment.