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Will Final Fantasy XV be the darkest Final Fantasy to date, based on the story of Hamlet?

After re-emerging from the depths of obscurity at this year’s E3, Final Fantasy XV managed to grab the attention of the team here at games™ not because of its graphical splendour or its action-oriented battle system, but because of its intriguing premise and art-direction.

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sonypsnow950d ago (Edited 950d ago )

It'll be Great!

gamesTM_dom950d ago

From everything I've seen so far, I think this is going to be the game that gets the series back on track. It's been waning since XII, with too much focus on becoming an action-RPG.

Lightning Returns was a brave experiment that could only be tried out in a side-series like XIII. Appalling overall, but the game/battle mechanics were innovative and boundary-pushing. Is Square applies lessons learned to XV, it'll be a masterpiece.

kalkano950d ago (Edited 950d ago )

How can a game that isn't even Final Fantasy get Final Fantasy back on track?

I'll never understand you people...

You even complain that they've been putting too much focus on becoming an action-RPG...but you're really thinking that the ALL-OUT ACTION-RPG is going to do the trick? ...Wha...?

Kurisu950d ago (Edited 950d ago )

Fingers crossed! Here's hoping that Square Enix haven't got rid of the world map and airships! I'm really intrigued to know more about the story, characters and gameplay. Can't wait for a media blowout!

feraldrgn950d ago

I just hope Lightning doesn't show up ANYWHERE.

The characters, theme & battle system look intriguing as all heck.

DEATHxTHExKIDx950d ago (Edited 950d ago )

Lightning wont be but, expect some of the mythology of XIII to be there.

@Tiqila
idk how large a role XIII's mythology will play. Just expect some mention of Etro, L'Cie, Fal'Cie, gods in general. Since its part of Fabula Nova Crystallis

Tiqila950d ago

I hope nothing from FF13 makes it over to FF15. I dislike everything in FF13.

feraldrgn950d ago

I could live with that I guess, as long as they don't shove her character in there as a cameo appearance or some such.
Toriyama is so out of touch with the Final Fantasy fanbase:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

I want the entire focus to be on FFXV.

Irishguy95950d ago

FFXIII -> http://www.aceshowbiz.com/i...
FFXV -> http://media.officialplayst...

Seriously, all it takes is a quick goole search to find out FFXIII and FFXV don't have a connection. I don't understand why so many people can't understand it.

Is wrath of the titans, the movie, related to God of War the game? That is the same as asking if FFXIII is related to FFXV. The answer is, no. They draw from the same mythos

Luke_fon_Fabre946d ago

I don't mind if she's like in a secret side mission or some shit. I wouldn't want her like a part of the plot or anything though.

Simco876950d ago

Am I not mistaken that this is still an action-RPG? Still basically the same as XIII but in a modern world. The video clips from E3 shows no relation to the old school FF games.

PASS. I was hoping they would go back to basics, but it's not looking that way. Will hold up for XVII, maybe the VII behind the X will give FF what it needs.

gamesTM_dom950d ago

It'll still be action-RPG, sure, but if you've played Lightning Returns, that's done given the genre a more hardcore RPG edge then other things in the same vein I've seen so far.

Honestly, I wouldn't write XV off yet - once more information comes out, I'm sure it'll become clear the game is keen to stay relevant to typical FF tropes, but whilst trying to do something new on a new system. Just look at what X did - completely revalidated the FF formula for the PS2. I think we can expect the same of XV on next-gen.

kalkano950d ago

The tropes are irrelevant. Give me Final Fantasy gameplay.

DEATHxTHExKIDx950d ago

If theres one relation to the old games the E3 trailer showed it's that there will be a fight over at least one crystal.

Capt-FuzzyPants950d ago

Gameplay will be like Kingdom Hearts, which isn't really similar to FF13.

MrSwankSinatra950d ago

Dude this game play similar to kingdom hearts, that's totally different from XIII

Luke_fon_Fabre946d ago

It seems like a good game. I'd be really surprised if it was bad. Although, XIII did let me down at least in terms of gameplay and that looked pretty good until it came out.

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MoveTheGlow950d ago

"According to a post on Kokatu[sic], some Japanese players aren’t thrilled with the idea of an FF game set in a world that so closely resembles their own."

Japan! The last time Square made a full RPG set in modern Tokyo, it was The World Ends With You. The odds are in its favor, give it a chance!

TheOneWhoIsTornApart950d ago

There is only one city in FF XV that is set in a Tokyo influenced city which is Lucis. There are going to be other cities and towns that look nothing like that. I am incredibly excited for this.

Summons75950d ago

This is really old news. I knew the story was goinged to be based on Hamlet years ago when people were pretending there was no info on VS13.

Love Hamlet so no worries about the story.

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