Final Fantasy XV: Square Enix Wanted to Remove UI, Hit Counters and Switching Characters

Final Fantasy XV director Tetsuya Nomura addressed issues of the game being an out-and-out action title without being an RPG. “It is being presented as ‘a Final Fantasy action game,’ but I wasn’t thinking of it like that.”

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King-Prodigy-X1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

Why?!!! That would make it less of an RPG.

Snookies121913d ago

Yeah, but at least they realized that wouldn't work well with a Final Fantasy game. :]

shoddy1912d ago

I knew this would happen when they try to satisfy western audience.

Next they gonna make fps final fantasy.

Final fantasy is dead.

shoddy1912d ago

I like to control the whole party with different members who have different abilities.
To do this you need turn base.

bring back awsome magic and summons.

Snookies121912d ago

@shoddy - They didn't include it though...... They only thought about it. Doesn't matter if it isn't in the final product. They're not trying to appeal to western audiences. It's the same game it was years ago when they announced it.

Need4Game1912d ago

Moere PROOF that...

...FINAL FANTASY XV(15) will be an Action-MMORPG.

since "Fans" wants more "RPG",
SquareEnix needs more Funding to make a real "RPG".

You've been warned.

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pompombrum1913d ago

Well that's the idea.. Nomura has even came out calling it an action game. Obviously they want to try and make it FF like too but tbh for those looking to rekindle that awesomeness of past FF games, you probably won't find it here.

Donnieboi1913d ago

Not having NPC's and dungeons would make it less of an RPG. I think what you mean to say is that it would be less of a TRADITIONAL JAPANESE Turn-Based RPG (which FF series is known for being).

iamtehpwn1913d ago

It is amusing how opinions of Versus have sobered up since it was re-revealed as FFXV.

trenso11912d ago

right? When it was versus all you heard was "this is square enix saving grace game" or "this is the true final fantasy game" Now its FFXV its all "its action game and nothing like a real final fantasy"

Garbanjo0011912d ago

Guilty, I would still play it. Even though it wouldn't have nearly as much RPG type stuff in it. Although I like the concept of it as it is now, taking out the character switch, or the numbers thing would just mean it's God of War with FF characters, and that's just boring.

Irishguy951910d ago

But it will have as much "RPG type stuff" as FF series. Turn based system =/= RPG. FF is just associated with turn based combat. The turn based was never what RPG's meant.

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Prcko1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

Bring me back FINAL FANTASY X with new graphics,players,monsters,envi roments and story and i will be happy,don't destroy ff plz, Stop Experimenting!
i know,i just saying because FFXIII was bad,and you see what
strange experimental stuff they trying to do...

Snookies121913d ago

Read the story man, they didn't do it. Just that the idea was brought up, but ultimately shot down.

Donnieboi1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

@Prcko: Yeah man u should read b4 u post. Namoura is the reason why we even have any hope that this FF will actually be a decent one.

Good lawd, sir--that's a whole lotta bubbles!

KingKelloggTheWH1913d ago

Im glad the combat is how it is,it looks very fun and like it isnt just a button masher.

dark-hollow1913d ago

It looked like a half assed DMC with the usual "cinematic™" sequences.

I didn't mind versus as a spin off, but a main final fantasy games? What happened to the turn based combat?

KingKelloggTheWH1913d ago

Final Fantasy was originally intended to be an action game but wasnt due to tech.

kalkano1913d ago


I'll say this as many times as it needs to be said, because that argument is completely nonsensical.

Action games have existed for LONGER than turn-based RPGs. It's always been a CHOICE, to make a game of that genre.

Nate-Dog1913d ago

Why does the article writer keep saying we don't know if it'll be an RPG? Nomura has spoken multiple times about the world map, the return of an airship, and being able to explore as far as the eye can see apart from mountains. I doubt we're going to get a game with such a large world which is linear.

kalkano1913d ago

That says nothing about it being an RPG.

flipflopfacts1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

Adapt, change, and survive. It's good that game companies like these switch things up every now and then. If not, the whole industry will stagnate. Every console generation a new generation of gamers flood in. People can cry, bitch, and wine all they want. I personally like to see what Square Enix has up their selves for next gen.

NihonjinChick1913d ago

Change is not always good in the industry. The average reviews for Resident Evil 6 prove that.

When you change you are taking a risk of losing fans of the series and are also risking the quality of the games by trying to appeal to too many people.

flipflopfacts1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

In a develop's mindset. You are the creator. The consumer does not know what they want. Developers have to make the consumers want their product. It's always a hit and miss with any product. You cannot safely assume everyone will like the same thing.

Did you know you were going to like Final Fantasy VII before it came out? NO, the developer makes it and you the consumer judge if it's a worth while purchase.

"When you change you are taking a risk of losing fans of the series and are also risking the quality of the games by trying to appeal to too many people."

Bring up Final Fantasy VII again. By most people argue Final Fantasy VII was the biggest and successful of the franchise going from 2d to 3d. Innovation is now their priority as a company. Sorry to say it but big companies will look and sale figures and stock holder over fans. THEY are a big corporation and not here to please everyone(which is virtually impossible). Thanks to your purchase Final Fantasy will never be the same.

kalkano1913d ago

The industry is stagnating BECAUSE of changes like this! Every series is just copying all the action titles. Every game has become THE SAME! There is no variety, anymore.

flipflopfacts1913d ago

have YOU played the game? I would love to borrow your time machine.

kalkano1913d ago


I've seen the battle system trailer. That says all I need to know. It's an action RPG.

EverydayGuy1912d ago

Change is only good if it make sense like The Last of Us. You don't have to re-invent the wheel, just make it better. As for changes for the wrong reason, like to stream line the experience for profit, will never work because the original will always be better than a copy.

arronax-11912d ago

Agreed. Change can be good, but too much make's it unrecognizable.

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NihonjinChick1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

Yeah, you can't please everyone but change can leave you pleasing no one. It can result in poor sales and reception. Change is not always good.

As I said before, change comes along with many risk.

flipflopfacts1913d ago

Innovation good or bad, we'll just have to wait and see.

We can't bring back Square to its former glory and over the years I have come to my senses to accept them for who they are. Their games are not the best but highly enjoyable.

Roccetarius1913d ago

FFXV just screams ''me too'' with the way most games are heading, and i think a few other gamers feel the same way.

flipflopfacts1912d ago

You guys sound like a bunch of crybabies because you're not getting what you want. I'm glad that Square Enix ditched you guys. I swear. When did gamers become so entitled to getting something. BE GLAD SQUARE IS STILL MAKING RPGS. At least we GOT something to play... BE THANKFUL

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