Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Is Missing Content On iOS And Android

By Spencer . December 9, 2013 . 12:38am

ffaSquare Enix remade Final Fantasy IV: The After Years in the style of the Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy IV, but not all of the game is included.


Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is an episodic game and each chapter has challenge dungeons that you usually have to grind a lot through to complete. For whatever reason, Square Enix removed the challenge dungeons from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years for iOS and Android. You can still get the items from those dungeons in a different way, but there is content missing in The After Years.


One thing they added though is if you have Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years you’ll start the game with bonus small tails.

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  • Monterossa

    I still prefer the PSP version more than this and I’m gonna replay the game again when I have a Vita TV.

    • InfectedAI

      Thought I’d mention the PSP 3000 also has TV out. Wish I could find a good deal on one.

  • Michael Synodis

    Weren’t the bonus dungeons like the only good part of the after years? I mean the rest of it was badly written dialog and busy work with no challenge, if I recall.

  • Derek E Nay

    hm… dlc?

  • Omikuji

    Those dungeons where really only there to begin with to just burn time between the release chapters. You do not need them to actually level up, they made the first trek into the final dungeon easier, and same with the items there, but really just time burners.

    • LastFootnote

      This is a valid point. Still, it was content. It would be nice if, at the end of each dungeon, you got all the items, rather than having to run each one a dozen times.

    • Thatguy

      Weird. Isn’t games just time burners in general?
      Also, i am pretty sure, that butchered content is bad in any shape and form.

      Because it can become common thing.

      • Omikuji

        There’s a difference between games being time burners and what I meant about the dungeons in general.

        When the game was originally released they had months in between the short chapters. The dungeons where there as fluff and added nothing more then to beef up your characters for the final. You had to do them over and over to get all of the items from that dungeon with almost a luck based chance to get some items. They where grindy dungeons where the items become completely obsolete in the final dungeon within moments.

        They added nothing when put into a format where you got all the chapters right there like in the PSP version or the IOS.

        Now if they -do- release them as DLC I would be singing a different tune, but as of now I just see it as trimming down the fat of a game who’s format was much different.

  • Tiduas

    Brace yourselves, DLC is coming.

  • Samsara09

    SE,what the hell are you thinking?This is robbery,for you sold a package knowingly with a incomplete product,but with the price of a complete one.

    Even if it is useless,it is still content.You should have kept it.But well,looks like it is just the bonus dungeon,so I can let it slide.

    • LastFootnote

      It’s about 10 different bonus dungeons, actually. Presumably they are all cut.

  • fairysun

    That’s weird.
    Grinding is usually what I do the most when I play RPG on portable while outside.

  • BleuVII

    Meh. I never play the bonus dungeons in these games. They’re all just stupidly hard, making the user grind for hours before they can even attempt it. For me, grinding is the bane of an RPG. So yeah, not disappointed by this at all.

  • Ferrick

    >”one thing they added though is if you have FF4 and FF4 after years you’ll start the game with bonus small tails”

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO, i’ve just deleted 4 to install 4:AF too D:

  • Vanadise

    Trust me, you’re better off this way. The challenge dungeons were, for the most part, frustrating grind-fests that required RNG abuse to get decent rewards from. They were only ever created in the first place to keep peoples’ attention between releases of the individual chapters on mobile devices. The plot of The After Years is still straight out of a mediocre fanfic, but this is still an improvement.

  • Hours

    Another reason to skip this version for the superior PSP release.

  • Resha Destiny

    Anyone here knows how to get the chests at the side in Palom’s story, the Tower of Trials? It’s different from the Wii version. :(

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