Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection trailer teases games you've already played

Once upon a time, it was my dream of dreams to see Final Fantasy IV re-released, remade or just acknowledged in some new way. That wish was granted... and then some. Since 2001, we've seen FFIV on PS1, GBA and DS, plus The After Years, a download-only direct sequel to FFIV. I daresay that's ENOUGH of Cecil, Kain, Rosa and the like... but hell I can't resist playing through it every time there's a new version. And the upcoming PSP compilation of FFIV and The After Years looks juuuuuust new enough to sucker me into buying it on April 19.

Above: How many different ways can she unenthusiastically say "this is two games in one?"

Though to be honest, I basically hated After Years, so I can't cite its inclusion as a reason to buy the Complete Collection. If you're tiring of this particular Final Fantasy, there's not a lot to pull you back in; a new playable area that connects the events of FFIV and The After Years, plus an updated take on the soundtrack and spell effects are nice touches, but generally speaking it's FFIV for the fifth-ish time. And yeah I'll probably still buy it. I am part of the problem.

Feb 4, 2011




  • joerevs300 - February 5, 2011 1:08 p.m.

    Yeah I've played this game through all versions from the SNES all the way through the DS, but I never had a chance to play The After Years. So I'll reserve my judgment until getting a chance to go through it. I'll echo the sentiments of others above...WTH is a great FFVI remake? And most of all, I mean really? Would FFVII being remade not sell millions upon millions of copies? Personally...I would LOVE a remake of FFIX, as that is literally my favorite in the entire series, but I'll be in my 60's before that happens, if I'm alive at all.
  • paganpoet - February 5, 2011 6:26 a.m.

    So any other FF6 stans waiting for SE to announce a remake or is it just me???
  • FlikNightshade - February 5, 2011 3:43 a.m.

    Yeah just like the commenter above stated, I stopped after the first chapter of the After Years as well. Mainly because of two reasons. First off, the game felt like a rushed out RPG Maker game. A vast majority of the sprites were simply re-tooled Final Fantasy 6 sprites. Second, by the time you paid for every single installment, you were paying more for that than your average Square-Enix DS game, which was just shite. Very glad that I waited. I'll be a part of the problem and pick this up too.
  • Defguru7777 - February 5, 2011 3:11 a.m.

    Why this one? Wouldn't it make more sense for Square Enix to keep remaking Final Fantasy VII... or at least once?
  • Redeater - February 4, 2011 9:38 p.m.

    This really boils my piss. I realize that they keep releasing different versions because saps like myself keep buying them but did anyone play After Years?? That bucket of stinky fan fiction was sold on the wii for way to much money. Thank god I stopped playing after the first "story" and didn't download the rest. That being said I will be buying this game..........why the fuck did this game have to come out in my formative years? (Also Cecil will alway be SeeSill to me.)
  • NightCrawler_358 - February 4, 2011 8:36 p.m.

    I would buy this game again if Final Fantasy Anthology came to the NA PSN store. Also, I love 4 as much as the next guy, but its high time they start remaking other FFs like VI... or-or-or VII! VI would be nice though.
  • NG14916 - February 4, 2011 8:08 p.m.

    Is this going to have voice-acted cutscenes like the DS version?
  • paganpoet - February 4, 2011 7:59 p.m.

    Hell, I'll get it because I don't have a DS. I hope FFV and VI get a nice remake/package when their 20th anniversaries come up.
  • EvilChicken - February 4, 2011 7:48 p.m.

    Final Fantasy 4 complete edition comes with Final Fantasy 4 and The After Years Oh By the way, I comes with Final Fantasy 4 and The After Years Oh and it comes with The After Years, as well as the prequel Final Fantasy 4 Oh and it Comes with Final Fantasy 4 and its follow up the After years And don't forget it comes with Final Fantasy 4 and The After Years
  • RonnyLive19881 - February 4, 2011 7:38 p.m.

    Why would anyone get this? The DS version is miles better...
  • Clovin64 - February 4, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    Oh Brett... I've beaten FFIV twice last year (once on the PS1 and once on the DS) and thats enough for me. :)
  • n00b - February 4, 2011 7:34 p.m.

    hmm im still confused why they didn't just make improvements to the ds version since that was already in 3d. (my conjecture is that they would have to spend more time on turning the after years into a 3d game instead of just updating the sprites)
  • BodyDamage - February 4, 2011 7:26 p.m.

    i too am part of the problem, but ya know..its an ok problem.

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