Charlie of Xboxer360 writes, "So one of the things I’ve yet to really touch on from E3 is the response to Final Fantasy XV; I’ve seen some pretty interesting arguments from both sides – those that dislike the changes to the franchise and those that like the changes – so I figured I’d throw in my two cents on the matter. Before I begin in full, I’ll just throw out there that I’ve been a long-time fan of the Final Fantasy series having started playing them at around 7 years old; they’ve been a staple brand in my diet of games and one I’ve returned to frequently.
The first big outcry I’ve seen is towards the setting, people saying it doesn’t qualify as kosher Final Fantasy because it’s too dystopian future set. To these people, I am utterly perplexed about the misconceived notions they seem to have of the franchise; while Fantasy might be a touch of a misnomer, the sci-fi setting is very much true to both the brand and a large chunk of the core audience. In fact, technology and its integration with society have always been a big part of the Final Fantasy world – whether they’re using it to deliver some sort of underlying message or whether it’s just a narrative build I couldn’t tell you."