Check this out, Takashi Tokita recently stated that he wants to re-release The After Years again

1 : Anonymous2021/11/30 18:11 ID: r5tgk5
Check this out, Takashi Tokita recently stated that he wants to re-release The After Years again
2 : Anonymous2021/11/30 18:37 ID: hmozgzi

I wonder if he's aware they already did a 3D remake of it for mobile/Steam (albeit minus voices)?

Either way, I'm personally not a fan of that one. IV's my favorite, but TAY retreads too many of the original plot points for my liking. It feels like a fanfic. I'd definitely be interested in the full-scale modern remake of the original game he proposes, though.

ID: hmp6v26

It feels like a fanfic

The curse of all FF sequels, really.

ID: hmozpu3

He's most likely aware of the 3D remake on Steam and iOS and probably thinks no one buys or plays them anymore.

3 : Anonymous2021/11/30 19:27 ID: hmp73qr

TAY had a problem of storytelling. Having lots of characters is fine, but you need the time to develop them, what the game got instead is a bunch of scattered quests that hold very little depth. If they remake it they should work on expanding stuff.

ID: hmp7z3m

I like TAY but I have to agree.

4 : Anonymous2021/11/30 18:41 ID: hmp066m

Honestly I don't like After Years at all. It's probably one of their lesser attempts at making a direct sequel to a mainline FF since it just basically repeats a lot of the story beats of the original minus Ceodore. Even the returning FFIV characters comment constantly about how familiar their journey this time is compared to the first one

I would appreciate a re-release or remaster of Complete Collection though. Have no idea why that version is still exclusive to PSP/Vita since it's probably my favorite version of IV

5 : Anonymous2021/11/30 18:13 ID: hmovvhr

I hope Square puts resources into other more worthy projects, honestly.

ID: hmp3hqe

The Wiiware version of The After Years, which everyone seems to forget, has the same artstyle as the SNES/PS1 versions of FF4. If Square used that as a starting point then it wouldn't take them very long to match everything up with the pixel remaster.

6 : Anonymous2021/11/30 18:11 ID: hmovmpu
7 : Anonymous2021/11/30 18:34 ID: hmoz41d

It’s a decent enough game but lots of it felt really repetitive, and a lot of the plot beats were repeated. I liked all the new characters, but their balancing in battle was all over the place.

Maybe if they fix some things!

ID: hmpg27c

Honestly it just didn't feel like a new game, it just felt like FF4 with updated graphics and the party occasionally recognizing what's going on.

8 : Anonymous2021/11/30 20:36 ID: hmphcau

I liked TAY but that games needs a complete overhaul. I know it originally was a fucking flip phone game but still. That game, if reworked, needs a massive redo from the ground up and needs to feel like a new experience. Not a copy and paste from IV.

9 : Anonymous2021/11/30 20:48 ID: hmpj88j

but no ff6 remake ever.

ID: hmpsnn7

The Pixel Remaster should be coming out soon. Supposed to be this year still even.

10 : Anonymous2021/11/30 18:26 ID: hmoxrqp

Just got done playing that one again. Not really sure what to go with next.

ID: hmoxx6q

Have you ever considered checking out any fan games?

11 : Anonymous2021/11/30 20:13 ID: hmpdurf

Unnecessary sequel doesn’t need an unnecessary remake.

ID: hmphcix

You should see ff7r.12 then.

12 : Anonymous2021/11/30 20:25 ID: hmpfos4

There already is a 3D version of it in the same engine as IV DS, though. Is he not aware of that?

13 : Anonymous2021/11/30 21:34 ID: hmpq1v7

I wanted to like it but it felt like they focused on the wrong things. Edge was always the most boring character and giving him a full squad of playable apprentices wasn’t what I wanted.

14 : Anonymous2021/11/30 22:04 ID: hmpujwr

I have the 3D remake but haven’t played it yet. Not sure when I will.

15 : Anonymous2021/11/30 22:16 ID: hmpwaym

How about ff6 please, its such a criminally ignored title

16 : Anonymous2021/11/30 23:23 ID: hmq5ro8

The After Years is by far my least favorite Final Fantasy and I've played the overwhelming majority of them. I really, really don't think it deserves any more porting than what it's already gotten.

17 : Anonymous2021/11/30 18:55 ID: hmp29c2

Why they didn't give the Octopath treatment to the remasters still baffles me.

ID: hmp3os7

I think by that point Octopath-ing I-VI would go more into remake territory and that wasn't the intention

Dragon Quest III is getting that treatment and it looks way more remake-y than just taking one of the ports and upscaling it

ID: hmpmvmu

It'd require way more effort. We'd probably get one a year.

18 : Anonymous2021/11/30 18:34 ID: hmoz13a

this honestly makes it sound like he doesnt know a 3D version of TAY on iOS actually exists

ID: hmp3tj6

Seems more likely that he's ignoring the phone version because he wants to use the Wiiware version as a starting point so they can match it up stylistically with the pixel remaster.

ID: hmozh6s

Either that or he thinks no one plays or buys it anymore.


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