The end isn’t really the end in 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. After the credits roll, there are still things for your party to do. While the day is pretty much saved after taking down that final boss, it gives you a chance to keep going and complete additional challenges. So, while you’re done, you aren’t officially “done.” Which is nice, in a way, because it lets you go back to take care of unfinished business you may have missed before the end.
The first thing you may want to do after beating 7th Dragon III Code: VFD and crossing the post-game threshold is do some tidying up. There are 30 cats and 50 people to rescue, as well as 256 dragons to defeat. While I had no problem collecting every cat and person during the course of the game, there’s a chance you may have missed one or two along the way. You will absolutely want the Fortuner’s Yggdrasil’s Wind EX Skill for the post-game dungeon and boss rush, so make the cats your priority. You’ll only get that ability after saving every kitty and taking the Fortuner to Meowdens for some respite after the rescue. Yggdrasil will revive, restore the health of, and cure every ally for 30 mana, so don’t miss that. Seriously.
After that, it’s off to the post-game dungeon! An entirely new area opens up to you after defeating 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. Paying 50Dz to head into the Shadow Realm takes you to a place filled with the most difficult enemies in the game, as well as more dragons. I genuinely recommend being at around at least level 70 before trying to head into this new area, since the enemies there are tough. A God-Hand with the Pre-emptive God and Stardust Press abilities and Banisher with the Exterminate skill and Earthquake attack that will hit all enemies will be two of your best friends in this area. Not that it matters if they don’t know those skills when you head in. By this point in the game, you’ll be running across enemies that will give you hundreds of skill points for defeating them, making it easy to eventually learn everyone’s skills. That is, if you spend enough time there.
You’ll also want to romance everyone if you haven’t already, and here’s why. Some of the best weapons you can get in the game, ahead of the To My Beloved Unit 13 DLC that launches on July 26, 2016, come from dating the supporting cast. You’ll want to take the time to be with everyone, if you haven’t already, until that add-on arrives and gives you the extra ultimate weapon quest and Blaster Raven character portrait. (Also, remember that To My Beloved Unit 13 can’t be played until after you’ve beaten the game.)
At this point, it’s also possible to refight VFD as many times as you’d like. Not that it’s absolutely necessary. You won’t unlock more 7th Dragon III Code: VFD post-game content for doing it. It isn’t like the ending is going to change. There is a final boss in the post-game dungeon to beat, with an option after tackling it to decide whether to let something live or die. But, the decision made in the post-game dungeon’s boss fight is more about leaving an opening for another 7th Dragon game.
Then, there’s Allie’s Death March. It’s the other DLC quest that arrives on July 26, 2016 and is intended for people who’ve beaten 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. It takes you through a boss rush that pits you against every boss you’ve previously encountered in the game. Said bosses are at their highest possible levels, so you can’t rely on strategies you used before. It will be grueling, to say the least, but gives you a chance to really test yourself after putting together a party capable of completing the game.
Think of all this as an excuse to return to 7th Dragon III Code: VFD if you’d like. There’s no reason to replay, just an opportunity to come back and enjoy a new area that will let you make your characters into gods. It’s satisfying, in its own way, and should keep completionists happy.
7th Dragon III Code: VFD is immediately available for the Nintendo 3DS.