Is Final Fanasy 15′s new direction a reality check for the RPG on PS4?

OPM: Pinstripe suits. Concrete skyscrapers. Cover-based swordplay. Final Fantasy 15’s cutting straight to it: Square Enix’s long-running RPG saga has left its staid turn-based roots rotting in the current-gen compost heap. And while purists may initially baulk at the combat U-turn, we reckon it might just be the happiest accident in the series’ 26-year history.

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pedrof931567d ago (Edited 1567d ago )

I hope its worth the wait.

Need4Game1567d ago

Square Enix should release Gameplay Demo as soon as possible which can generate Gamer Feedback which can help improve the Game, thus making Final Fantasy XV, worth the wait.

with FFXV Gameplay Demo, Gamers can help improve the Game.

socks1567d ago

Demos hurt sales. Industry stats, not mine.

Minato-Namikaze1567d ago

I thought the trailer had gameplay?

levian1567d ago (Edited 1567d ago )


The only way demos hurt sales is if you have a bad game. Obviously people won't buy your game if they play it and it turns out to be shit.

On the flip side, I usually won't buy a game if it doesn't have a demo. I'm tired of wasting $60 on a game I don't end up liking. I either wait a few weeks after release and watch some gameplay, or I'll just pirate the game and use that as a demo, then buy it if I like it, delete it if I don't.

Also, if this game ends up needing sales, I know I personally will buy at least 2 copies if its good, and I'm sure others wouldn't be against it either.


@levian, i agree in part, though rpgs are unique as a brilliant games can have bad demos that can put people no kunis demo really killed my hype for the game, though i still brought it as i had promised my kid the toy from the wizard edition...and it was amazing, so much better than what i had thought it would be based on the demo

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-Mika-1567d ago

I don't like it. It not final fantasy.

Edito1567d ago

I know how you feel and i do understand you... XV will probably be good but not as good as a good Final Fantasy i still think they should change the name for something else.

sobotz1567d ago

The gameplay looks like Dynasty Warriors with monster and magic

FF Musou?

Summons751567d ago

you don't like anything do you? nothing but negativity and hate whenever you speak...why don't you find a different hobby then.

SexyGamerDude1567d ago

It's not like this is the first time the series has mixed up the battle system. You must not be a big fan because you obviously never heard of FF Tactics (which is a wonderful game, BTW).

FF is defined by more than it's battle system.

VileAndVicious1567d ago

You are absolutely correct. The final fantasy series has always been defined by more than just a battle system. That's why every game in the franchise for the most part has a fundamentally different battle system and gameplay mechanics. Despite this fact FF games still remain cohesive.

Also as a side note. It's been very apparent the last few years that this is the direction that square was going in for upcoming battle systems anyway. Look at FFXII (that's where it started) and even FFXIII. Square has been experimenting with different systems outside of the norms of typical turn based combat.

But honestly, who cares as long as gameplay and story are excellent? That's what final fantasy is about.

Dacapn1567d ago

On top of that, the final fantasy series has always been about enormous scale, but on previous hardware, there was absolutely no way to capture their vision. So this turn based battles were the best way to represent the fights. It wasn't until Advent Children that we got to see what these games were trying to portray. These games have always been big action games stunted by hardware, and now they have the hardware to really show their ideas.

Outside_ofthe_Box1567d ago (Edited 1567d ago )


Hit the nail on the head.

I've always said that FFXII's battle system was the direction FF needed to go. Now FFXV is going a step further with an action battle system. And it doesn't even look bad at all. People are just upset that it isn't traditional FF. But I truly believe that once people actually get their hands on this game, the complaints will slowly cease to exist.

mt1567d ago

to me it is Kingdom hearts mature version.

Cirehpsa1567d ago

Pretty much, at first it seemed like an upgrade to the KHBBS system, but now it looks way more different, I see you can scroll through your swords on the bottom right, and a bunch of other changes.

JC_Denton1567d ago (Edited 1567d ago )

Meanwhile you have a Final Fantasy XIII image as your avatar, the undisputed worst Final Fantasy ever made...

(edit) other than X-2 and the various other spin-offs

dcj05241567d ago

Personally I hated XII. XIII was better imo.

VileAndVicious1567d ago

Hey now...don't hate on X-2. It was silly as hell sure, but gameplay wise it was pretty fun lol.

Minato-Namikaze1567d ago

X-2, and XII were better than XIII. XIII is down there in a tie with Mystic Quest.

AirJohnston1567d ago

You call this not Final Fantasy, yet your picture is of Lightning, one of the worst protagonists in one of the worst FFs...this one is shaping up to be a lot better than XIII

levian1567d ago

It IS Final Fantasy. It is everything that Final Fantasy is except for turn based combat. Big woop, it's not the end of the world. I have a feeling this will turn out better anyways. Kingdom Hearts was an awesome game, and if the combat is going to be anywhere near similar I will probably love it.

This game has the potential to be THE best Final Fantasy to date. Yes, I feel it can do better than VI, VII and VIII.

TheLyonKing1567d ago

No Final Fantasy has been the same that's why the series stays fresh though it throws up some stinkers like 13.

13-2 was a good game and 15 seems more of an ommage to the classic ff titles such as th story, airship travel, large scale maps etc.

Give it a chance before you say you don't like it, you haven't even played it yet.

CLOUD19831567d ago

-Mika- most of the time I tend to disagree with anything u say but this time I will half-agree, I can't say I don't like it at all because I waited for this game for a long time to come out, & the reason I wanted to play it so much was because of the dark Shakespearian (Romeo & Juliet themes) plot & the return of old-school exploration with huge open fields, airships, cars etc, but still I didn't want to play this game as a main FF tile this DMC/Bayonetta battle system is not what FF needs to return back to the glorious days, this game could only be a spin-off "never" a main FF.

And that's where I agree with u that this is not a Final Fantasy, not with this battle system, so my feelings is mixed from the moment they rename it to FFXV, anyway let it come out to see if the w8 was worth it & we can then move on to FFXVI & let's hope that this time SE will decide to go back to turn based/ATB battle system, until they go back to their roots FF will continue to be dead for me as it is for more than 10 years now after FFX.

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xReDeMpTiOnx1567d ago

Well crisis core on psp was a great final fantasy game and that stepped away from the typical final fantasy equation.

So don't count 15 out yet. Yes it's different but it might be good. Well this is square Enix last chance for me. I never liked square Enix after their first game was FFX2 what a disappointment

MonChiChi1567d ago

I wouldn't count it out as well, and yes it def is a different direction. To me it will come down to story and content. FF15 is geared towards a different audience this time around (which is not a bad thing).

I just want to know more before declaring this "The FF we have been waiting for".

bakagaijin781567d ago (Edited 1567d ago )

"FF15 is geared towards a different audience this time around (which is not a bad thing)."

Completely agree. I personally like the old-school FF games, so after seeing FF15 I was pretty 'meh'. However, my 15-year-old daughter feels 'meh' about the old-school FF games and is actually excited for the more action-combat style shown in FF15.

I'm interested to see how it fairs. I'm just happy to get the HD remakes of FFX/FFX-2 in the meantime.

SexyGamerDude1567d ago (Edited 1567d ago )

It is the FF we have been waiting. Before the change in title and announcement, everyone was bitching about and asking where Versus 13 was.

ChipChipperson1567d ago

Don't forget Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII that came out PS2 that featured Vincent, which I believe, was SE's first Final Fantasy shooter.

AirJohnston1567d ago

I agree about Crisis Core being a great game. However I think most people would be fine with the style of XV if it was a spinoff like CC. I don't think people like a mainline game having a completely different battle system, so if it was still Versus XIII I don't think it would get as much criticism from the "fans."

I have no problem with it though. I can't wait to play this game.

levian1567d ago

I'm not sure I'd say its geared towards a different audience. I love most Final Fantasy games, and from the looks of this, I'll love this too. I loved Kingdom Hearts as well. The combat is probably a style more people can appreciate, but it is unfair to say that the audience Final Fantasy has always addressed won't enjoy this style of combat.

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EdoubleD1567d ago (Edited 1567d ago )

I'm all for it. I'm not going to quit on this game after waiting for almost a decade. I don't think a battle system makes Final Fantasy what it is known for. Sure the classics were great, there is no denying that. However I'm not going to shove off a potentially good game because of one aspect.

ABeastNamedTariq1567d ago

I'm certainly excited for it. I likes my JRPGs. A little real-time action doesn't seem too bad to me.

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