Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
[spoiler]I planned on doing a summery of the three new tales, but I'm starting to feel awful again (I've been sick since Monday morning), and just don't want to right now.
Anyway, I finished all three tales, and thankfully none of them were really disappointing like Yang's was. Edward's was the least enjoyable, and
the Lunarians' was probably the most fun.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Completely finished Golbez's Tale. His challenge dungeon is easily the shortest of them all - there are only three screens total! I reached the level cap with both characters. Strangely, Fusoya caps at 40, while Golbez can go up to 45. None of the other characters were like that, but I haven't hit the caps in Porom or Edward's tales yet.
I played a bit of Porom's challenge dungeon, and I don't really like it. The monsters are overpowered for the level my party is at, and the treasure at the end gets better based on how many people you help in a certain time limit. It's not exactly a ripoff of Rosa's trial in the GBA version though, since Porom's MP and supplies are actually consumed when using them.
I finished Edward's challenge dungeon, his was a bit better than Porom's, but I really prefer the "pure" gameplay that most of the other tales offered. His is based around getting gil, and using it to "buy" the chest at the end of the game. You find gil the normal ways, plus there are some key items to find that you can sell to various NPCs. Annoyingly, any gil you find in the dungeon gets taken from you after leaving, so you're just as broke coming out as going it. I'm hoping the cap in this one is 25-30, because I already finished this, and I just don't see it being all that much fun to do again. Those damn nameless guards are in the party stealing EXP from Edward and Harley, so they better show up in the final tale. I'd kill them off but the monsters are just too strong to not have them fighting...
Speaking of that, the same thing is true for Porom's challenge dungeon. She's stuck with the nameless white and black mages, plus Kain's dark side who will definitely not be appearing...bad design here, really.[/spoiler]