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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%
 
NO 120 35.29%
 
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Played 22hrs now.

Its a fun game, has humor, although your companions do get repetitive and sometimes annoying. The side quests are very repetitive, but the world is beautifull so its worth exploring even tough the quests you are on are generally "find this" or "kill that" its still fun.

The main quest has good and bad things, the storytelling hasn't been great, but there have been a few interesting things and some moments did feel epic.

The main problem I have with the game is the combat is quite boring and not as strategic as old final fantasy games, even compared to FFXII the combat is a joke. Also the music and the emotional feel are completely gone.

Its a step in the good direct to make Final Fantasy fun again but its a bad step story- and engagement wise. So although I will definitely complete and enjoy the game, I think its a step in the wrong direction for the franchise.

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Yes...

Square Enix, mod support when?

It was Britain, it is America, tomorrow France and next year, the world... 

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squibbfire said:
As for direction..I feel the franchise has become linear with less freedom. Basically just walking down a hallway with forgettable characters...past 3 ff have all had no world map really....x you have to travel to by points. This is the first FF game to open the world up to explore that amazing scenery in the background.

I did feel the action was too....compacted and busy. Reminds me of Kingdom hearts...but...i think we just need to get used to it...something tells me we'll see a more refined version of it in coming games.

I'm only about 5 hours in and I feel exactly the same way. I have gotten lost in battle one or two times because so much is going on. But I definitely appreciate the fact that it's an open world instead of feeling so trapped. So far I'm enjoying it as much as I did when I started XIII....But only time will tell if that continues. 



malistix1985 said:
Played 22hrs now.

Its a fun game, has humor, although your companions do get repetitive and sometimes annoying. The side quests are very repetitive, but the world is beautifull so its worth exploring even tough the quests you are on are generally "find this" or "kill that" its still fun.

The main quest has good and bad things, the storytelling hasn't been great, but there have been a few interesting things and some moments did feel epic.

The main problem I have with the game is the combat is quite boring and not as strategic as old final fantasy games, even compared to FFXII the combat is a joke. Also the music and the emotional feel are completely gone.

Its a step in the good direct to make Final Fantasy fun again but its a bad step story- and engagement wise. So although I will definitely complete and enjoy the game, I think its a step in the wrong direction for the franchise.

I'm so glad you mentioned this...besides the stand by me song...music has been pretty mellow and quiet for this game....

it never dawned on me that there were no big songs that are sticking with me on this game...then again its been one day LOL



Ka-pi96 said:

It`s a massive leap... in the wrong direction.

And no, it doesn`t live up to what an FF game should be. It`s FF in name only, nothing more.

People have been saying this for ages now. Thing is the series will probably never be what it once was.



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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.

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"

Just because you have an opinion doesn't mean you are necessarily right.

After Final Fantasy X, each new game has gone in its own direction, and each of these games have had a very divided userbase... it seems the only way to make everybody happy is to make something similar to the first ten games, lol.

As for whether I think it's in the right direction or not... I don't know, at first I was skeptical, but now I kinda' like that they've experimented and tried something new, keeps the series' from going stale, even if it means people hate it, at least they're trying new things for the franchise!

tl;dr I don't know.

Even if the changes will disappoint some people, they're trying really hard to please us. And that transpires through EVERYTHING in this game. Even if you are disappointed, at least salute the effort and the risk they've taken, since this game must have been incredibly expansive to develop.
Yet, they never cancelled it. They changed its direction, but they kept going, while often asking us for our opinions (remember the surveys ?).

Sometimes, I have to admit FF XV gets kinda lost between all the things they're trying.
But it's an true FF by all means, while trying to push the serie further than it ever has been.

I'm personnally having an incredible time with this game, I adore everything coming from it, and I had extremely high expectations.

FF VI, VII, IX and X remain my all time favourite, but still, it's really great.

Yes, it is polarizing, and there are some harsh criticisms, but is there any game that didn't go through that kind of stuff ?
And even the harshest criticisms are simply people who are disappointed. It's sad, sure, but it doesn't mean the game is bad, or even average.

Just because you have an opinion doesn't mean you are necessarily right.

Jpcc86 said:
think-man said:

That's one one thing that's really bothering me,  aside from being stalked by enemy ships every 200 steps the world lacks the real feeling that a war has even happened.  You have towns with buzzing happy music while apparently this big war just happened.  Even noct and co don't seem to care to much,  being more than happy to help everyone out while his dad only just died 5 minutes earlier. 

But isnt that sort of normal for the franchise? 

I remember being completely thrown out of FFX's story many times because there was a giant killing god destroying everything around and everyone was like "we need to distract ourselves with Blitzball to not think about that Giant thing killing us all. And then the Al Bhed were kidnapping the only people who could stop him, even for a certain period of time. They really didnt think that one through. 

 

 

But thats a normal attitude, especially when in FFX Sin has been atacking humanity for more than 1000 years with not permanent solution.What are you supposed to do in  that situation?Keep depressed and holled up in your house for the rest of the life.Blitzball and other distractions were exactly for that: distract from the horrible reality and give people a way to cope with the reality and try to live their lifes.