The final month of 2012 has featured a lot of Final Fantasy for iOS. Square-Enix recently announced a Final Fantasy app sale that ends Friday, Final Fantasy IV is coming soon, and now the Nintendo 3DS rhythm game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy been ported to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy features charmingly redesigned heroes from the vast Final Fantasy universe combating memorable villains in rhythm-based battles set to music scores pulled from the franchise’s 25 year history.
The iOS version also introduces Quest Medley mode in which you can take on challenges based on the songs in your own music collection. And if that’s not enough for owners of the original 3DS version to send more money Square-Enix’s way, iOS users can also craft their own musical creations in Compose Scores mode and share them via Twitter.
As is the way with Square-Enix, however, this doesn’t come cheap. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is free to download, but you only get two musical scores and 13 characters. From there, you can then choose from over 100 Final Fantasy songs at $0.99 each and characters at $1.99 each. Four-song-bundles are available at $2.99 each, but no matter how you look at it, you will end up paying over $100 to get the complete experience.
It may be cheaper to just give someone at Square-Enix a calculator so they can see the absolute absurdity of all of this. Great game, though. Go ask Jenni Lada.