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  • Summary: The story takes place many years after the original and centers on a young man named Ceodore, son of the paladin Cecil and the white mage Rosa, who, along with their loyal and steadfast friends, once saved the world from evil born of the second moon. Now, monsters are reappearing in a worldThe story takes place many years after the original and centers on a young man named Ceodore, son of the paladin Cecil and the white mage Rosa, who, along with their loyal and steadfast friends, once saved the world from evil born of the second moon. Now, monsters are reappearing in a world that had finally attained peace. The second moon has returned anew. What tidings does this ominous harbinger bring? Familiar faces and new allies join the battle to save the Blue Planet once more. Expand
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  1. May 23, 2015
    55
    Final Fantasy IV: The After Years might be a divisive entry in the legendary franchise, but this PC version is definitely bad with the poor frame rate, no voice over and lots of content cut from the excellent PSP collection.
  2. CD-Action
    Jul 27, 2015
    25
    A poor, ugly PC port of a weak PSP game. [08/2015, p.67]
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  1. May 12, 2015
    5
    even though i loved ff saga from the old ones to the new the previous ones that got their way to pc was a surprise with the updated visualseven though i loved ff saga from the old ones to the new the previous ones that got their way to pc was a surprise with the updated visuals and gameplay but it has done little to change the pace or some new spark to keep the magic going,the band and moon phases of the game it s unnesesary and seems more like a cheap trick if you are not a fan of ff you will get bored really fast such as it is i can only recommend this game to true ff fans and even they might get dissapointed Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2019
    2
    Como uno de los críticos dice. Esta expansion es un port de la version de PSP pero con la diferencia de que en PSP iba fluido y además veniaComo uno de los críticos dice. Esta expansion es un port de la version de PSP pero con la diferencia de que en PSP iba fluido y además venia con el Final Fantasy IV, aca con las ralentizaciones es injugable y encima hay que comprarlo aparte. No puedo imaginarme el motivo por el que hicieron esta expansion en primer lugar. Si bien la historia posee misterio, como ya dije es injugable por las ralentizaciones, sumado a los problemas del After Years de PSP como los encuentros altísimos, la excesiva cantidad de experiencia para subir un nivel, contenido ultra reusado del Final Fantasy IV, dificultad extrema, etc. No juegen a este Final Fantasy, y como mucho, juegen la expansion en PSP. Si bien la historia es buena, no vale la pena sufrir por ella... Expand
  3. Sep 8, 2020
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The Good:
    about 10% of the story is awesome twists and some good familiarity and seeing someone do very well who didn't get a big shot in the original (edward, the kingdom ninjas of eblan!)
    The music. Sort of. It's also the bad because!
    The Bad:
    The story is almost all rehash and eye rolling repeat copy pasta events. from the inn encounter in the desert, to "spoony bard", to kains betrayal, to leviathan getting yang, to the stupid dark elf, to falling out of the babil tower into suprize, an airship, to rubicant showing up just to cheese on edge, to cecil turning into a pawn because "baron bad" plot, to the same stupid greenhair lunar that doesn't reveal crap in the same cutscene opportunities for 20 hours. it's enough to make you vomit. thank god I haven't played the original in a long time, it would've made it a zero. Because the original is truely wonderful. This is a sham of a story.
    The music is also placed in stupid, stupid. Stupid areas. Remember the painful sad castle theme, where damcyan and eblan castles had been razed to the ground, dead and dying soldiers are strewn in the wreckage, monsters lurk, you find anna dying, ect ect ect? Yeah well they're the new themes for rebuilt damcyan and eblan! because squaresoft can't be bothered to think something original up or pay someone to either! The lack of any hindsight into what the score meant to story is obvious. painfully so.
    The Ugly:
    The horrid cell sprites, the idiotic clown makeup on half the characters like luna, palom and porom (as kids) the worse pics in the menus for the most part, kain's purple armor, the list goes on. I'm just sick of griping so this is it for me. Don't unless a few scant details and a little bit of the gameplay intrigue you that much. This is an "I got it for nearly free from humble bundle/steam sales" or don't waste your money/time.
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