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Final Fantasy IV: After Years Hits Google Play, Priced at $15.99

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Square Enix, the publisher and developer behind the Final Fantasy series, released Final Fantasy IV: After Years to Google Play this morning, a port that should have true fans going nuts. The game has been 3D and touchscreen optimized, so it should play as a Final Fantasy you have never seen. Square Enix tends to hold its titles to a very high standard, and for that, you can expect to be paying quite the premium price. 

In this title, which powers the Active Time Battle engine, there are 10 playable chapters in total. There are different playable characters throughout, which means you will hopefully be getting your $16 worth out of the game. In addition, Square implemented Lunar Phases, which brings an eye-catching aesthetic to the game.

Square also makes note in Google Play that Android 4.4 users should have the default runtime enabled, as the game will not work if using ART.

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  • Valerie Rub

    Now Facebook is Available for Gaming. without pay you can play using of Facebook ID.

  • user311

    Thanks Samsung for buying me this game on my note 3!

    • Valerie Rub

      There are baby games. If you want to play Adult Other cell phone Provide you.

  • Prime7

    It’s a good game, but you’re really better off buying FFIV: The Complete Collection on PSN and playing on your PSP or PS Vita with real controls. You also get the original FFIV this way.

    Also, what’s up with the artwork? Why is Ceodore hold onto Kain like that?

  • chaoslimits

    Ungh. Right in the nostalgia… Must… resist…

  • Droidzilla

    Won’t work with ART = this app is dead to me.

  • carluverdrm2004

    I’m probably alone on this, but does anyone else miss the top down 2d art style? I dislike the chibi-styled 3d animation art style. I’d pay to have a Suikoden I or Suikoden II on Android, that looked identical to the original PS1 versions. I’d pay $16 for them. Haha.

    • umbrellacorp

      Suikoden is the best RPG ever made. Srsly

      • carluverdrm2004

        I’d have to agree! I’ve played Suikoden II at least 4 times, and I always enjoy it.

        • jlsushman

          Suikoden 1,2 and 3. FF 6,7,and 8

          • carluverdrm2004

            How is III? I never played that one….or the final fantasy games….Haha.

          • jlsushman

            I believe 3 was on playstation. It was different but very fun.

  • p4

    square needs to revisit their mobile-game price model

    • Miguel Angel Portela

      At first I didn’t agree with this but I think they should be at most 9.99. Some of these games are very old.

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      • Kevin

        And if they were priced at $9.99 you would say they should be priced at $3.99

    • JoshGroff

      I have no problem dropping $16 for a quality mobile game, let alone my favorite game franchise. Then again, I also don’t have any game consoles aside from an old PSP and my 64.

    • mog386

      To what? Free with billions of ads and IAPs. Because that’s the only other model that they would consider.

      $16 is appropriate for this type and size of game, it’s at the very least a 20 hour time sink, assuming you blast though it.

      • JoshGroff

        Which usually involves intricate knowledge of the game from previous playthroughs.

      • p4

        i just feel they over-price their games is all .. as much as i love the old FF games, id rather pay a little less for games ive beaten several times on a 20 year old console

        • mog386

          Well, this one is an after story to FFIV, and unless you’ve played it on the Wii or PSP, it’s not gonna be something you’ve beaten several times before.

          I see your point, I just don’t agree with it. :)

  • Mayoo

    Not buying from them anymore.

    Chrono Trigger doesn’t work on 4.3+. I’ve asked Square multiple times, after 2 weeks and a Nexus 5 later, they responded : “We are working on the issue with 4.3.”. F*ck-off. You can’t find the issue in at least two weeks and still list the damn thing compatible? Where did you find your programmers? This is a f*cking SNES game come-on.

    Therefore, I am sure the game itself is good, but Square-Enix doesn’t deserve my money anymore.

    • Miguel Angel Portela

      I was wondering about that. I have my Gameboy Micro still so I’ve been using it to play my old FF titles. Is it true that I need data to play them? Like, it won’t open say on a plane?

      • Mayoo

        Chrono Trigger downloads the data in 4 times during the story I think. It also authenticates to the server when you open it. So yes, in this particular case, you need an active data connection.

        • Miguel Angel Portela

          That’s….terrible. I really really REALLY wanted Final Fantasy V but I only play in situations that I don’t have internet. Ugh.

          • Mayoo

            Again, this is for Chrono. FFV might be different. I doubt it, but it might.

  • cgalyon

    Paid and played this on the Wii. Some parts were pretty good, some parts weren’t so awesome in terms of story, characters, and dialogue. It’s a decent diversion, but I’m not sure that old fans of FFIV will find it to be a good game (more just an ok game).

    • mustbepbs

      Well to be honest, the only way you can follow up FFIV is by FFVI.

      Seriously though, the only good FF games SE makes anymore are remakes of classics.

      • geedee82

        I would love to see them get Final Fantasy VII on google play some day… I would gladly spend $15.99 to play that on my Nexus 7!

        • mustbepbs

          I think SE knows that if they do anything besides a straight port with on screen buttons they’ll have an angry mob on their hands, as people have been waiting years for anything FF7.

          • imns

            I am currently replaying the PC version. It was on sale for $7 or so on Steam recently. I am using fan-sourced graphics & audio mods. It is pretty damn great, if I do say so myself. Apart from higher-res FMV, Square will be hard pressed to improve on it more than the fans already have.