Ed from Twinfinite writes: There has been a lot of buzz after the release of a new trailer for Final Fantasy XV at this year's TGS, but something seems off and fans should be worried.
Well, I honestly can't seem to understand how the game works with such limited footage, but I think it looks close to Kingdom Hearts, and I also receive vibes from Xenoblade, because of the really huge world and the similarity in environments. It could be a very awesome game if well done. I'm very excited for it.
I agree. Like I say in the article, I don't necessarily dislike the direction they are going in but right now it doesn't look that impressive to me and I'm worried that it's going to feel like a game that started development in 2006. I hope I'm wrong and it winds up being fantastic.
I don't know much about the gameplay, I agree with most people, it looks a lot like Kingdom Hearts. I'm more into the story and characters, that's what makes Final Fantasy games for me, FF13 had decent gameplay but I didn't care about the story or characters. From this trailer, it gave me the impression, it has more to do with a romance cause the main guy seems to be on a trip to get to some girl, which they show, and then we see him starring at the moon. I know it's just a trailer but these things look like a good sign that the story will be romantic and intriguing like the good Final Fantasy games, FF7 with Cloud and Aerith, and why her death was so sad. FFX, Tidus and Yuna, and how tragic it was that Yuna's Journey to stop sin for 10 years would also mean her sacrifice. This is really what makes Final Fantasy games for me, even more than the combat.
"I'm worried that it's going to feel like a game that started development in 2006" wtf? how exactly is that a problem? fyi full production only began in 2011 and then it had to be ported to PS4 at some point.
Really. This is the best looking game Square has had in years. No we can't say how the final product will be, but this trailer was fantastic.
Final Fantasy XV looks Great, even with its dark tone, it has a bright look of the future. Greatness is Here.
I get what the author is trying to say, it does look a little clunky and slow, but for all we know those are like heavy attacks. regardless hopefully they tighten all that stuff up and make a great game. Im stoked
This is my first time seeing this since I missed TGS love -_- But wow SE met my expectations on this one. The only thing I can nit pick about is the car looks meh and the foliage looks average. It's supposed to be "clunky" because it's supposed to be open world. This a major improvement from FFXIII. This is more than Night and Day improvement actually. Makes FFXIII look like a PS2 game.
You, and others on this site, do know that the whole point of Nomura's Final Fantasy was that it was set to be a ARPG right? Final Fantasy Versus XII - The "versus" meant a change in direction. it was meant to be different from the other FFs, Nomura's version. I believe he stated he wanted to do something a little darker and different, with a unique combat engine. As for the gameplay, maybe it's just me, but I didn't think it looked "stiff." The animations seemed unique and depending on the movement of player and enemies around him they seemed fairly dynamic.
It could be a very awesome game if done well, and it will be very difficult to do well. There is finally hope for Final Fantasy, at least. It's the first FF game in years that seems to have some personality. Jesus christ I just realised we spent the longest gen ever with just FF13 and its sequels/spinoffs. That's crazy
The only thing I'm worried about is dying from the anticipation before the game comes out. Haha in all seriousness FFVII and the Kingdom Hearts series are some of my favorite games so Im not worried at all about FFXV.
Anything is better than the FF XIII combat system.
XIII combat wasnt the problem , the story and its linearity was the problem .
i think the point of this article was to point out the slow pace the action feels like. i cant be sure but the older videos seem to have a faster pace action, but that could be the editing techniqques tat made it seem faster. well, i am biased so im getting this no matter what.
I think people in general like to be negative about things, we've grown entitled to things that we really shouldn't. We need to be more optimistic, otherwise nothing will please us, of course we have to be cautiously optimistic, staying away from being bound by either irrational hate or blind fanboyism.
True. I don't like 13 and never will, but that one looks interesting. I have seen people making jokes because there is a car. 7 and 8 had cars and from the trailer frankly it looks like they might go more back to the roots. I'm certainly interested to see more.
For those who do not know, FFXV (Originally VS XIII) Was intended to be made using the kingdom hearts style of gameplay mechanics. This was made clear many years ago.
Very simple explanation This is earlier 'weaker' noctis than the two trailers last year. Nomura said it'd speed up later. Also, in the gameplay trailer last year Noctis used firaga and teleported every other second with general combos. @ Article
"However the recent reemergence and success of “old-school” style JRPGs (including Square Enix’s own Bravely Default), has shown that there is still a loyal audience for these types of games." SquareEnix's own acknowledgement of that fact looks like all talk and no action. I'll keep saying that until they prove me wrong. If Final Fantasy XVI is turn-based, I'll gladly eat my hat. Final Fantasy died after 10. We've just been in denial about it for over a decade...
Final Fantasy XV was way too far in development to make any radical changes but I could totally see XVI going back to its traditional JRPG roots.
After Lightning Returns, Type-0 and FFXV? I wouldn't be so sure.
Why would that be a good thing? I want to see them try new things. JRPG roots look like this: https://www.youtube.com/wat... Those mechanics are old. Even though you may not always like the result, you can't confine people's creativity for the sake of preserving your own nostalgia. Accepting the statement "Final Fantasy Died after FFX" ignores the fact that millions of people played FF12 and beyond. Just because you didn't like it doesn't make it a failure.
Exactly Ed. What most people don't seem to understand is that FFXV was never meant to be FFXV. It was first Final Fantasy Versus XII - a project where Nomura could make the game he always wanted to make. It was only after development switched to PS4 and X1 that S-E decided to rename the game. As for FF16, it is possible that Square might go back to ATB style. But if FF15 is extremely successful (at least more than FF13 was) then it looks like ATB would be gone for good.
I'd love for you to be right, but history tells me otherwise.
@Eonjay: You're being immature. People like things that you don't. Stop dismissing it as "nostalgia". Action-RPGs are OLDER than turn-based RPGs. Yet, we don't tell you to get over your "nostalgia" and start playing turn-based games.
i could see ffxvi going the xii route. i honestly thought that had the best system so far.
If by "died" you mean you stopped liking it, then yes. but you obviously don't know the difference
It never died, it evolved but yes, I would also love me a turn based combat system with heavy emphasis on story and atmosphere.
FF10 was a linear shit with decent love story.
I am a fan and I'm not worried. I am starting to had gaming news. They are so negative about everything. I don't worry about video games, I play video games. Can we stop over dramatizing everything. Game is coming and that is great.
It's clickbait. If there was an article praising FF15, you probably wouldn't think of clicking on it.
Do people just call anything they don't like clickbait around here?
Did you used to had gaming news? Do you still had gaming news today? I enjoy gaming news, and to be honest with you, I'm acting like a douche. It's really fascinating to hear what others think about the games that I love and "had"--I mean hate. Personally, I use reviews to influence my desirability towards how much interest I have in a game. GTAV got great reviews and I will eventually play it, but it's not on the top of my list of games to play. I enjoy hearing people complain about what they don't like about video games... Can I tell you a secret? There is nothing wrong with that. Why the f_ck are you complaining about peoples comments about a game review? No worries buddy. Keep writing and listening. Haders gonna had.
every game is awful to the "real gamers" I guess...
WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT? >:( GAMERS are always complaining about everything game looks insanely good jeez
what is the problem here? everyone is suddenly saying "GAEMS R GOIN TO HELL ERMEHGERED"
The game will probably destroy the series.
Eeee, so many disagrees and that is the only response we get. How disappointing and stuff.
The best it can do in our opinion is to put it on life support. Especially if they don't follow it up with another good or great game.
The ratio of agrees:disagrees says enough.
Looks like a bunch of trannys going on a road trip.
i guess you havent played any JRPG before and you dont know nothing about japan
Nintendo fans aren't all like this. I'm a Nintendo fan and I don't spew vile across other systems. I will be playing Xblade too, so calm down.
uh... wait, who said anything about Nintendo?
@Timesplitter14 Just going through the comment history...
This guy is Nintendo a fanboy, bro, thank you for proving my point. I'm bubbling you up, puhuhuhuhuhu.
I would say FFXV looks very Shōnen to me, or Guhan shōnen with all those young guys in the trailer cruising for trouble. Noctis looks like Sasuke from naruto. ever since Advent children they've always kept the style.
Lol this made me Laugh out loud at 5 am haha.
The game looks holy, I thought Xenoblade X looked good, but this will blow that out of the water.
It already has delivered graphically. And it seems to want to push Final Fantasy like never before gameplay-wise. Square Enix needs something like that.
I seriously doubt the combat in XV will be nearly as good as Xenoblade X. Naturally though it does look better.
Holy crap this and type-0 are at the top of the Amazon movers and shakers list :O Glad I got my pre order in in time.
Not worried. Not concerned. Excited.
It's a FF spin-off with a name change, clunky combat, and characters that look like they were ripped from some JPOP boyband. This looks even worse than FF13. Considering how slow this game looks they should just call it Final Fantasy 15 frames per second.
The only thing I'm worried about is my wallet after I buy the crazy collector's edition of this game.
As long as it's better than 13
Atleast it seems it's doing the action rpg right. I love that the enemies actually react to impact when you hit them, rather than just walking around regularly as you're doing super moves to them. It seems like it can end up being very good. I never liked the look of the characters though, dressed in all black like some emo kids. I'm loving the visuals, seemingly huge open-world and well done real-time combat so far though. I'd like to see how far the engine could go visually if it was a PS4 exclusive though, but whatever.
I'm not worried for graphics. It looks awesome. But i'm a bit cautious for gameplay. The combat looks good but it a bit slower from the previous trailer. Also, i still don't know why they're not showing interaction with NPC, towns, or mini games. A couple things that i hated from FF XIII are in towns we didn't interact with NPC and it lacks mini games. I hope SE release more info about that.
The trailer was just weird, I've never played the previous games so I had no idea wtf was going on. What should I play to understand these giant monsters in a world with normal cars and stuff? haha
Considering it's Japanese and Final Fantasy game, the best way to make sense of it, honestly, is to try LSD whilst hanging upside down over a chasm filled with 58 staples all coloured with love.
complaining for the sake of it, elements of past final fantasy but it's an action rpg so it's not good enough right? I'm not going to say it is an amazing game cause i havent played it, but you are condemning it with out even playing it calling it not a real final fantasy game. What really makes it a real final fantasy game? Cause it sure isnt turn based combat.
"Cause it sure isnt turn based combat." That's not ALL, but it IS the main ingredient.
Enlighten us please, what are the other ingredients?
How when people like you say 13 is not a real final fantasy but it IS TURN BASED using a faster atb system then previous games. But that game doesn't count, so it can't be turn based, you are just trying to convince your self this 15 isnt final fantasy because you're holding on to this belief that final fantasy is based all around turn based games. When its more about the story and characters because every final fantasy has a different battle system, and 15 is just a more real time battle system.
Its been known for a long time that it isn't turn based combat. Seriously, people need to get over it. You ask yourself, what makes Final Fantasy Final Fantasy? This game has great art direction, cool characters, what seems to be a huge plot, towns, magic, etc. Give it a chance. Or don't But if people aren't going to give it a chance quit bitching and go talk about a game you do like or are excited for. So much negativity these days.
@lategamer: That's the problem. Final Fantasy was the last game that followed this formula without pissing away the production value, or aiming for the extreme niche. There AREN'T ANY LEFT! Every one of those series' has either: 1) Died 2) Turned to shovelware 3) Turned to action-RPG
Isn't Bravely Default a traditional JRPG? Also published by Square? I'm sure there are still plenty of turn based RPGs out there. But hey, I just found out FF15 won't be a ARPG like Kingdom Hearts. Instead its some Type 0 + FF13 bullshit. So this is fucking great. I've been waiting for this game for fucking 8 years. 8. Fucking. Years. You know what I was promised? A different fucking final fantasy. Darker they said. Different they said. Battle system similar to Kingdom Hearts they said. And here we are. 8 Fucking. Years. Later. I don't give a shit if the combat can still be great. I. Don't. Give. A. Single. Fuck. Because this is some bullshit. Fuck you Square. Fucking took resources off of FFVXII to fucking put towards FF13 & its sequels even though Lightning sucks. A big fuck you to Toriyama too. Fans clamor for years for a decent, traditional FF game and Square can't provide that. New DragonQuest? Can't provide that. Oh! Final Fantasy Versus? Nomura's pet project after he made the company millions, a unique spin on the FF franchise. Hey, lets make it into FF15. Hey, lets change the battles system! Hey Square, Fuck. You. /End Rant.
Seems like their usual push for graphics, while the rest is average. This is going to be the deathblow for Final Fantasy, but the fanatics will gobble this up like always. You could use another name for this game, and it wouldn't even make a difference. I can definitely see Tales of ____ being the better game, if this is the route Squeenix is going for.