Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Wii

User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20

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  1. Oct 14, 2010
    5
    If you love Final Fantasy IV on SNES you may enjoy Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. I really didn't enjoy it. Square Enix went too old school on this game.
  2. LucaS
    Jul 30, 2009
    5
    This game is for the nostalgic and try to revitalize a very old formula with some "new" ideas (Bands and Moon Phases). Alas, the random encounter rate is way too high and the experience becomes too much boring in no time. Also, paying 3700 Nintendo Points for the complete experience is an offence to the players and fans, because The After Years is a Cell Porting and one would expect to This game is for the nostalgic and try to revitalize a very old formula with some "new" ideas (Bands and Moon Phases). Alas, the random encounter rate is way too high and the experience becomes too much boring in no time. Also, paying 3700 Nintendo Points for the complete experience is an offence to the players and fans, because The After Years is a Cell Porting and one would expect to pay souch a price for a normal Wii Game, one can find in stores. Bad move, Square Enix! Expand

Awards & Rankings

#58 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#73 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. The After Years is an unusual experiment for the Final Fantasy franchise, but it’s one that’s already working its powerful magic on us. The story is smartly structured to tease you along, intermittently revealing important and interesting tidbits, before leaving you hanging.
  2. The game offers quite a bit of length and game play for your 800 Wii Points, but having to purchase additional packs in order to enjoy the side stories is obviously going to rub some gamers the wrong way, especially considering that there are eight additional packs to buy in order to wrap up the entire story line.
  3. 80
    The game sounds great, looks great, plays well, feels old-school, and has a deep and interesting plot with characters we already know and love.