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Is Final Fantasy XV a step in the right direction??

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Is Final Fantasy XV a step in the right direction??

YES 220 64.71%
 
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squibbfire said:
come on its better then ff13 LMAO

Final Fantasy 13 series set the bar too low.

So it doesent matter if 15 is better than 13 because 13 is utter shit.

And watching the gameplay of 15 i can see that the same flaws are present and many more.

I wonder if square is going to add significant content as dlc soon. Because there seems to be a lack of content right now.



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SegataSanshiro said:
taus90 said:
The thing is this game was never meant to be the main line Final Fantasy Game thats why it was called versus 13. And Square Enix had no choice but to turn this game into a numbered Final Fantasy, if i remember correctly some western studio was supposed to be developing Final Fantasy 15 in space like mass effect. but that project got canned, and with Versus 13 being 35 t0 40% completed, Nomura dark vision, and multiple entries i guess square decided to make changes to the game to fit the main line series hence tabata comes in. So the game we are seeing now is half of Nomura's vision and other half slapped on by SE to be XV.

Grin was making a Final Fantasy but it was not a mainline. Just a spinoff. Grin was asked to develop many Japanese franchises. Bionic Commando both Rearmed (awesome game)and the 2009 Wife Arms game that was awful and Strider which had a much more realistic tone and look (looked like shit TBH and glad we got the Double Helix 2014 game instead ) and Final Fantasy Fortres

 

Grin's project is very well documented and the game was a proper spin off to follow up after Versus 13 got over, It was intended to be Versus XV. But the one I'm talking about is Project W at Eidos montreal. After Lighting returns sqaure had sort of confirmed that they could be outsourcing the game to a western studio and eidos was bought for that reason.

 



Ok, I take back what I said earlier. Shit just got real

Dadrik said:
I sincerely think so, as a long time fan.
Sagas need to evolve to stay relevant.
And FF XV, while feeling like a true Final Fantasy, is definitely a more modern vision.

I now truely understand why it is a "Final Fantasy for fans and newcomers"

I agree....turn based and random encounters is fun for mobile games..but right now...i think the compromise is worth it to keep it relevant...Final Fantasy has always been about doing something different but keep something the same...and i think they got more right this time then wrong.



Sales wise for Square Enix? Yes.
Reception wise from the community? Yes.

So definitely a yes.

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Well, I will say from what I've seen its in the wrong direction.

I watched an hour and a half last night of someone doing a walkthrough.

Was bored out of my mind and will not purchase the game. Heck, I not only have no plans of getting the game, but I don't see myself watching anymore of any walkthrough.

Even FF13 was better than what I saw of this game and I dispised that game. (but it was still good enough for me to beat it)



Dr.Vita said:
Sales wise for Square Enix? Yes.
Reception wise from the community? Yes.

So definitely a yes.

First shipment needs to be sold out for the first comment to be sales wise for Square Enix (Since they had the ambitious goal of 10 million)(Plus Media Create and NPD will showcase the sale of the franchise anyways, so they will be better gage than shipment).

 I don't think the reception is any different than 13 (critically it seems to be hovering around the same mark, and really loyal fan base even seem split). However I will say I do prefer this over 13, but it isn't exactly step in the right direction, more like digging itself back up from an early grave of relevancy. 



 

squibbfire said:
Dadrik said:
I sincerely think so, as a long time fan.
Sagas need to evolve to stay relevant.
And FF XV, while feeling like a true Final Fantasy, is definitely a more modern vision.

I now truely understand why it is a "Final Fantasy for fans and newcomers"

I agree....turn based and random encounters is fun for mobile games..but right now...i think the compromise is worth it to keep it relevant...Final Fantasy has always been about doing something different but keep something the same...and i think they got more right this time then wrong.

100% agreed. There are some issues, but there are much more things they got right imo.
Definitely interesting for the future of the saga.
Let's hope the game is a commercial success, so we'll get FF XVI :)



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BasilZero said:

Right direction in what FF should become idea wise? Yes

 

Right direction on what FFXV became because of developmental hell and limitations from its Director, Tabata? No.

 

 

 

Tabata should stick with making prequels and spinoffs. If anything, FFXV proves why he shouldnt handle the wheel but of course Nomura's not exempted from this.

 

RIP Kitase's career l0l , SE needs to find a better replacement for director or someone who is equivalent to Kitase's ability to direct the next FF game cause its obvious that Nomura and Tabata are not fit for lead/director.

 

Edit: Nvm, he's still with SE and supposedly producer for FFVII remake. He was "Special Thanks" for FFXV, which pretty much is "Thanks for nothing harharhar".

Why is  Nomura fault ? They kept fucking him over and over, pulling staff from ff vs 13 production for shit ff 13 sequels and to fix the horrible mmo ff14 was.

 

And in the end they pull him from the project.



 

Acevil said:
Dr.Vita said:
Sales wise for Square Enix? Yes.
Reception wise from the community? Yes.

So definitely a yes.

First shipment needs to be sold out for the first comment to be sales wise for Square Enix (Since they had the ambitious goal of 10 million)(Plus Media Create and NPD will showcase the sale of the franchise anyways, so they will be better gage than shipment).

 I don't think the reception is any different than 13 (critically it seems to be hovering around the same mark, and really loyal fan base even seem split). However I will say I do prefer this over 13, but it isn't exactly step in the right direction, more like digging itself back up from an early grave of relevancy. 

The prevailing theory regarding the bolded is that there seems to be a scaling back of the high scores for this gen no?  Games that last gen would've been assumed as instant 90s are hovering in the mid 80s this gen.  I personally don't see there being any critic-led effort to pull things back, but I think that is a factor for a lot of people.  I also liked FFXIII for what it was, though I don't feel as though it was a great FF game on a whole.

 

To address the question of the OP, yes I do feel as though the game is a step in the right direction.  The beautiful thing about Final Fantasy to me has always been its ability to keep me engaged in the story and invested in the characters.  With FFXIII I wasn't at all invested with the characters.  With FFXV I find myself very invested.  Hell, I even opt not to fast travel in the off chance I will get to hear another little tidbit about their friendships and their lives.

From a gameplay perspective, I enjoy the shift to ARPG.  My favorite game of the gen prior to this one would probably be Witcher.  I tend to find myself roaming around the wilderness just hoping for a fight to try something new.  Not something I had been doing at all in XIII.

All that said, I don't want this to suddenly become a magic formula for them to follow (much like turn-based combat was for the majority of the series).  Rather I hope they continue to evolve into something else in FFXVI when that comes.