Final Fantasy XV's rumoured open world could just save the series

Digitally Downloaded writes: "While I’ve observed some concerned reactions to this news, I personally think this is the best thing that could happen to the Final Fantasy series."

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DaThreats2070d ago (Edited 2070d ago )

FF13VS will
Then maybe FFXV will add onto the greatness

Snookies122070d ago

Yeah VSXIII is open world, so that should be the one to "save" the series. Especially considering it has pilotable airships and is headed by Nomura-san.

-Mika-2070d ago

When did the series need to be saved? Am im the only one who enjoyed the FF13 series.

Snookies122070d ago

@-Mika- No, I enjoyed them to some extent as well, they were decent RPGs, good even by most standards. However they were NOT up to the Final Fantasy name, which always promised outstanding quality in just about every aspect.

Hellsvacancy2069d ago (Edited 2069d ago )

I didnt finish FF13, i tried to, it was just too straight forward/boring, i mean, from screen to screen it was a straight line

I had other rpgs to play at the time, White Knight Chronicles for example, which again was pretty boring but not as boring as FF13 and i had Demon's Souls (so it was a no brainer which game would get my time)

I wont bother with 13/2 or 13/3 (just like i didnt bother with WKC2 for example)

brish2069d ago


A lot of people enjoyed FFXIII.

If you check the user scores on various sites it scores well almost everywhere. The problem is there is a very vocal minority that goes into forums and just constantly bash the game.

This may have had an impact on FFXIII-2 sales. If the rumors are true FF Versus XIII was just recently cancelled (likely due to income issues).


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BanditGamer2070d ago

I wish VS 13 would launch already, just so we can all see that it's just another modern day FF and not some magical god-like game just because it's exclusive to PS3!

Snookies122070d ago

People don't act like it's "god-like" without good reason. Not because it's exclusive to PS3, but because of promises of an open world and a flyable airship like the old days of the Final Fantasy series.

jc485732070d ago

so what's really the excuse that is preventing Japanese developers from making jrpgs? Other than that it needs to be innovative.

undeadmagic2069d ago

They don't sell. Perhaps that has to do with a lack of innovation, combined with the stigma JRPG's now carry.

rebirthofcaos2070d ago

ok, now ff13vs is called XV.

helghast1022069d ago

Why do people think open world is automatically good? and linearity automatically bad?

undeadmagic2069d ago

I was asking this question a couple of years ago when FF13 first dropped, and people were hating on it.

I'm assuming the people that think that are recent gamers, and have never played JRPGs during their hayday (snes, psx, ps2).

Anyone who's a fan of JRPGs knows they've always been linear. Thats what made Final Fantasy the great series that it is.

YoungKingDoran2069d ago

Wandering around fighting, exploring, talking to NPCs for hours on end without moving the story forward one inch is linear?

goldwyncq2069d ago

To create a truly great and compelling story, linearity is the only option.

Sure, you can argue that its possible to do in open world games as well, the problem with sandbox games though is that players often lose focus with the main plot, making it much more difficult to get absorbed. I believe that it is possible, just that no one has ever pulled it off, in my opinion.

undeadmagic2069d ago

I agree with Mika. FF isn't in any danger. FF13 was a great game, and it felt like a FF game through and through imo.

Everytime a new FF game comes out (in the 3D era), with the exception of maybe 7 and 10, so-called fans start claiming FF is ruined, blah blah blah. They did it with 8, they did it with 9, they did it with 11, they did it with 12, and now they're doing it with 13. Its like clockwork.

However, an open world FF would be incredibly fun, granted they do it right. FF12 had some open world elements and I thoroughly enjoyed that game. Also, FF11 was really good, and was without a doubt open world, considering the fact it was an mmo.

LightofDarkness2069d ago

They did it with VII too, there just wasn't enough internet back then :p

People raged about Squaresoft betraying Nintendo and replacing their beloved sprites with "lumpy 3D lego men". Time is a healer, I suppose :p

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