Why Some in Japan Aren't Thrilled with Final Fantasy XV's Setting

As the game's trailer states, Final Fantasy XV is a fantasy based on reality. A select group of Japanese gamers don't exactly seem thrilled with that.

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zeal0us1440d ago (Edited 1440d ago )

Let me guess you didn't even bother reading the article. Soon you saw that the story was coming from Kotaku you thought it would be cool to jump on the Kotaku hate wagon.

Man it some Japanese people will complain about every little thing. SE you can't please everyone so just keep it moving.

King-Prodigy-X1440d ago

No, I read it and it's a stupid pointless article.

ShugaCane1440d ago

I personally love the setting and the art direction, it reminds me of Advent Children, which is awesome in my opinion.

Toon_Link1440d ago

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. I also thought the combat was similar to the action sequences from advent children which is awesome to me I love that movie!

j-blaze1440d ago

whoa i'm kinda surprised by that, the game mixes reality "japan which i love so much and other countries maybe" and fantasy
hell, japan is Fantasy, i have no problem if the whole game was set there lol

Puppy_Farts1440d ago

Personally, I completely love the fact that the setting is semi-realistic, it may produce a more mature story than XIII. I've always thought each Final Fantasy iteration is an opportunity for the developers to do something *new*. which I'm fine with! Then again, I've been following this game from the start, so I just reaaaally want to get my hands on it!

The Great Melon1440d ago (Edited 1440d ago )

I have the same sentiment. The art style and atmosphere caught my attention way back when they first showed FFvXIII. I thought that FFvXIII would be a breath of fresh air for the franchise with its different gameplay and setting while still retaining core epicness that Final Fantasies strive to present the gamer.

Also, while I haven't finished FFXIII (yes, I know I'm not terribly informed), I want to strangle Vanille anytime I hear her speak. It's one thing for pixelated 2D sprites to talk in such ways, but it entirely different story when you strive for photo-realism. This isn't to say that some of the innocence that games had is lost when they move better graphics. Kingdom Hearts still makes perfect sense with such themes as Sora fits that universe.

Puppy_Farts1440d ago

Yup, totally agree. I'm all about stories, especially in JRPG's. If the setting is any idea of what the story could potentially be, I really think it's a great direction. I never finished XIII either, so don't feel too bad. :)

Snookies121440d ago (Edited 1440d ago )

Just to let you know, I hated Vanille at first too, but there's a reason she's always so "happy/carefree". Her character really becomes more defined once you reach a certain part in the story. Once you learn her past, things become more clear.

The XIII games were alright, pretty great RPGs. Just not up to the level a Final Fantasy title should be. Cannot wait for FFXV though, don't care what anyone says. That game looks gorgeous, and with the promise of pilot-able airships making a return which we haven't seen since 9. I'm ecstatic to get my hands on that game.

The Great Melon1440d ago (Edited 1440d ago )


It's nice to hear that they develop the character some later in the game. I'll surely pick up FFXIII sometime again in the future when work (and my mindless waste of time on N4G =P) doesn't prevent me from enjoying some nice long RPGs.

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