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'Never stop playing' is the goal for Final Fantasy 15 director

Series director Tetsuya Nomura wants to make Final Fantasy 15 more dynamic. That includes an increased focus on quick action, and an attempt to keep the player in control at all times--even during the cutscenes. (Final Fantasy XV, PS4, Tetsuya Nomura, Xbox One)

wishingW3L  +   856d ago
please be good!
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j-blaze  +   856d ago
Tetsuya Nomura is directing it, no doubt this game is going to be a masterpiece!
RememberThe357  +   856d ago
Blatantly presumptive yet perfectly sensible.

EDIT: Yeah. presumptuous. Thats what I said.
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die_fiend  +   856d ago
Presumptuous you mean
AsimLeonheart  +   856d ago
I really hope he does not means an endless stream of petty DLCs to keep us paying and playing. It should better mean a huge world map to explore, deep gameplay, a unique experience and lots of secrets and sidequests like FFs of old!
dedicatedtogamers  +   856d ago
Seeing how it's an action title and is also open-world (or at least contains very, very large free-roam areas) all they have to do is nail the combat, give us a very high level cap, and allow for some randomly generated enemies.
FlameHawk  +   856d ago
I don't remember them saying it was a open world but I hope it is.
dedicatedtogamers  +   856d ago
@ Flamehawk

They haven't explicitly said it is, but go re-watch the E3 trailer from a few months ago. There are open areas, wall-scaling, teleporting across huge distances on the map, and even a minimap visible in several clips (why would there be a minimap if the level was linear?)

There will probably be certain linear sections but so far it appears that the game is going to be open world or at least will have very large open-ended maps.

Just my impression based on what I saw. I could be mistaken.
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DigitalRaptor  +   856d ago
I think you pretty much got it dedicated,

Seamless open-world exploration with minor loading sections:

Think airship style size and that's what we're talking. Noctis and his boys also have a car that they can use to travel across long distances, that really goes to paint how large this game really is.

These videos might give you an idea of the open areas that will be numerous and varied.
check out 4:45 on this video
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Shadowsteal  +   856d ago
He means never start playing. Sigh*
DragonKnight  +   856d ago
All they need to do is keep Toriyama far away from it and it will be good.

As a matter of fact, keep Toriyama away from FF period, and people will keep playing. Tell him to work on some new IP or whatever.
adorie  +   856d ago
Despite the disagrees, I agree, DragonKnight.

Far as I know, Nomura has been around since FFV. So I think he knows the series philosophy quite well.
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SegaSaturn669  +   856d ago
Strange, I could have sworn his goal was to "sell out."
levian  +   856d ago
"Never stop playing"? Done. I planned on it anyways. Now just give me the game!
Godmars290  +   856d ago
I want to believe Nomura decent enough job to at least remove the taste of FFXIII, but the thing is that he's responsible for Kingdom Hearts. Something which has an overly convoluted storyline which is over a decade old.

I want an at least mildly interesting story which tales itself in one game. Not one whose story gets weakly linked to several, becoming less intelligible, its world less valuable, with each new entry.

Sure as hell don't to see that story spread "exclusively" over several platforms!
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NewMonday  +   856d ago
hopefully the games is standalone or has the story arcs planned out for the future.
Snookies12  +   856d ago
It has already been stated that XV would come to a climax and finish its story at the end of the game. However, he did say there would be an opening for something further to be told in a possible sequel. If it's an amazing game, I'm cool with having a sequel.
Irishguy95  +   856d ago
I believe this story will focus on the war of the 4 kingdoms and sequels may delve more into the lcie falcie stuff
Ashunderfire86  +   856d ago
It's the Final Fantasy I always wanted to play, with CGI like graphics and gameplay with action and no turn based. I been asking for this since I was a kid. I remember seeing commercials to Final Fantasy 7 and etc, showing stuff all CGI. I use to think that was all gameplay, but my brother kept on telling me no it was not. Then he show me pictures of actual gameplay from Final Fantasy in Gamepro Magazine, and I was disappointed, but I learn to like the game when I actually gave it a try.
dcj0524  +   856d ago
Same. The CGI is now playable. About time!
elhebbo16  +   856d ago
So you didn't play it because of the graphics? :/
Ashunderfire86  +   856d ago
# elhebbo16

Dude do you know how to read?

"Then he show me pictures of actual gameplay from Final Fantasy in Gamepro Magazine, and I was disappointed, but I learn to like the game when I actually gave it a try."

I did play it.
kalkano  +   856d ago
"Of course, we are going to put many FF elements into it, because otherwise there is no point calling Final Fantasy XV. Naturally, we still think we should have some old school FF feeling to the game."

There IS no point in calling it Final Fantasy, since it's an action-RPG. I can call my dog a cat as much as I want. It's still a dog.
EdoubleD  +   856d ago
Please, shut up. I literally had enough of reading all you pretentious douche-bags on what a FF should be.

You see a battle system that's different to the classics and 'holy shit!' it's not FF anymore.

Just stop.
Irishguy95  +   856d ago
This game seems to be everyyhing great square**** has done game. Bit im gonna ignore how good it looks and bitch about its name.
Chard  +   856d ago
Agreed, the reason I love old Final Fantasy games has nothing to do with their battle systems.
SegaSaturn669  +   856d ago
To be fair, the trailer they showed at e3 DID look a lot like devil may cry!
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   856d ago
Agreed, Final Fantasy has always been different games from one another. Different worlds, characters, stories, combat systems, level up systems, with only a handful of things tying them to the f franchise.
Salooh  +   856d ago
Why don't you try this new way then judge it . Final fantasy right now is lame like hell , I would never go and buy one , but this , the first time i saw it the day one thought came without even thinking of the bad games released . It's obvious that it will be a masterpiece . I even feel it will be at least in the level of the last of us awesomeness if not better.
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fsfsxii  +   856d ago
Final Fantasy reached what it is now for being what it is.
Changing the way it used to play is either gonna break the series or change it forever
Salooh  +   856d ago
This game have been planned for more then 6 years , it's not like they suddenly changed their minds and want to try something. The success of this game will determine the fait of FF . It's not about the gameplay , it's about what people choose , stupid games like FF14 or a serious game like FF15 . You can demand that gameplay for other sequels , but enjoy this game for what it's trying to do. This is not a situation like resident evil , this is more like a prequel that's why it was called versus but people demanded to be called 15 and to release it on both consoles.

This game still gonna have some old school features .
trenso1  +   856d ago
Just be quiet Final Fantasy Type-0 is an amazing final fantasy game which im on my 3rd play through and that is an action rpg title. It is also open with things i haven't even seen yet. Just because its an action rpg doesn't make it any less of a final fantasy get off your high horse.
first1NFANTRY  +   856d ago
I will if it turns out anything like FF13. bring the goods this time or no money for you kapish?
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DigitalRaptor  +   856d ago
We've been waiting long enough, so I'd hope we would want to never stop playing it.
animegamingnerd  +   856d ago
considering how it is being made by the team that made kingdom hearts 2 which is in my top 10 games of all time and my second favorite PS2 game i really am hoping this game is good
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   856d ago
Even during cut scenes... like qte? Or moral choices?
LordMe  +   856d ago
This game was one of the reasons I got a PS3 (This, MGS4, DMC4 and MH3) and now is one of the reasons I am getting a PS4. I need this game, hoping for a late 2014 Japanese release wih a early to mid 2015 US release.
drizzom  +   856d ago
'Quick action' just sounds like a way to not call it 'QTE'.
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aiBreeze  +   856d ago
Control over characters in cut scenes? I'm a little skeptical over that.
worldwidegaming  +   856d ago
I wanna buy it but should i wait for the 2 and 3 versions.. Games these days are done in trilogys nowadays right lmao.
Edito  +   856d ago
I think i will die without playing a good turn based RPG from XE... since FFX i'm waiting but unfortunately square enix will never do it again and the action in FF tells me nothing... and he is right they should call it by another name and not FF.
kalkano  +   856d ago
Thank you. I'm shocked at how many fans seemingly played Final Fantasy for nothing more than the graphics and story, and actually SUFFERED through the gameplay to do it. I can't imagine playing a game I don't like, just for graphics and story. Call of Duty could have the best storyline of anything, ever, and I still wouldn't play it. I don't like shooters. I don't get it.
Tommymk2  +   856d ago
Any think is better than 13-2 god that was awful
noctis_lumia  +   856d ago
the whole 13 series was awful

and ff15 is from nomura so its day one buy
Transporter47  +   856d ago
It wasn't that bad, it just wasn't what you wanted.
noctis_lumia  +   856d ago
cant wait for this ON my ps4
elda  +   856d ago
I love the FF franchise,I had no problem with XIII enjoyed it,never played the mmo's,but FFXV is looking all graphics to battle system,with every FF it reinvents itself which is something I admire,always changing & not being a stuck in a rut formula,FFXV is looking so far like a potential masterpiece!
-Gespenst-  +   856d ago
What about FMVs?
tulholdren  +   856d ago
Another RPG on my PS4 MMMMMM Goodness I hope....
batbatz  +   856d ago
These morons have to get it right sometime
kewlkat007  +   856d ago
I'll end up getting this game but no longer holding my breathe for Squeenix
GraveLord  +   856d ago
It's the Playstation motto :D
titans9999  +   856d ago
I don't have high hopes for this game since their wont be airships, mogs, summons, or chocobos, so I will keep dreaming of ff games f old
Irishguy95  +   856d ago
you knob it has all of those thinga. Tos hame has all things ff is supposed to have...except with a dif battle system . All you gotta do is keepp up with news if you can be bothered. people keep assuminh thing about it. This game is like ff 6-9 with a 3d map like ff12 instead of ocerworld. It has all the staples off the series. crystals. world map. chocobos. magic. magitek. knights. summons. dungeons..spikey hair..i mean just think of it as an ff with kh battle ststem because thats what it is.
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kalkano  +   856d ago
It's more accurate to think of it as Kingdom Hearts, with a mature story.
N4GDgAPc  +   856d ago
When it was Final Fantasy vs 13 Nomura already said there will be airships and summons. Mogs probly won't be and there and I don't know about Chocobos because you will have a car to drive around.

That's if they haven't changed the game when they changed the name to ff15
Irishguy95  +   856d ago
They saif were in too at above. I was a bit surprised when tgey did. But it was confirmed ages ago too. Tgey were being redesigned for versus just like chocobos they are for every ff. Id say both will look badass in this instead of cute . They've also said the game has basically only gotreb the graphical upgrade and it now runs properly. The game will likely have a massive graphical upgrade too by the time its iut
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wishingW3L  +   856d ago
Seriously, are you trolling? lol

do you realize the reason many people are hyping up this game it's because it has summons, towns, side-quest, airships and even a world map too? Just in the beginning of the new trailer you can see Leviathan!

And of-course there will be chocobos too... On this same article he says that the battle system might be action based but that many old-school elements will make a comeback.
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titans9999  +   855d ago
No airships was in the latest interview, he even commented there would be no airships. I hope there is, and I hope all the classic ff stuff is in it, it would make the game wayyyyyyy better!!!
N4GDgAPc  +   855d ago
Nomura never said there wouldn't be airships in ff15.
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   856d ago
Looks like it could be the best game in the series for many years.
rigbybot127  +   856d ago
Nomura, you amazing SOB, you.
EXVirtual  +   856d ago
My body is ready for this game. Noctis looks like such a badass. I don't think we should worry about the sequels, because it looks like the story of the first game will be completeley resolved in the first game and they'll have other stories featuring Noctis and stuff later on. Kinda like what they're gonna do with KH. After KH3, it will be the end of the Dark Seeker Saga, but not the series. Square, you are slowly becoming badasses again.
Ksar  +   855d ago
My body is reasy
KrisButtar  +   855d ago
I like Final Fantasies with female leads, this one also looks like its trying to hard to be something else
titans9999  +   855d ago
Still, I won't get my hopes so far up that I am disappointed!
Welcome2Die  +   855d ago
Its disappointing that the Xboned is getting this game too...
Oh well PS4 FTW!
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   855d ago
That explains why it isn't out yet. If you never stop playing it means there's infinite content, if there's infinite content that means infinite development time! Genius!

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