Final Fantasy XV’s new director, Hajime Tabata, has confirmed once and for all that the game won’t feature a character-switching system, so you’ll be restricted to playing as Noctis in combat.
are you serious? this is one of the features i was looking foward to the most. i hate when they scrap things like this because now when i play the game this is going to be in the back of my mind :/
my hype level just took a hit suddenly! no character change? at least bring a very advanced version of Gambit system from FF12 :/
"character switching, Not in its current specifications." Hajime Tabata http://gematsu.com/2014/10/... "We are also hiring people to help make Final Fantasy XV" To all that knows how to make character switching, Square Enix is hiring.
im cool with it, arpgs are better off without 6-9 playable characters. turn based ones have you make buff/debuff build, healer build , magic build etc with each character. stuff like that never flows with arpgs, who'd switch to a playable healer/ buff player when your mc plays like that heck even p3 was fine
Naah it's not like that. U seem to use something like gambits, and you gotta set them up for Noctis as well as for the others. If gambits can control the others while you play Noct just fine, why wouldn't it be the other way round too. I just don't get their reason to take away this option.
Why? Design choices change.
8 Years = 1 character.....
I gotta admit, I'm pretty disappointed. One of my biggest problems with FFXIII was that it was Game Over when the main character died. I was really hoping that wouldn't be carried over to FFXV.
Well we wouldn't want to confuse the stay at home moms and 3 year olds that are now being targeted with this game now would we !
Good thing it's not...
Win/lose for me, after the first trailer I wanted scenarios where Nocis was fighting alone and stuff like that, I didn't want the combat to be dependent on party based situations like KH did sometimes. Now that can be fulfilled, while I was looking forward to using the other characters its not a huge deal to me. I now like the sound of the new combat system as dodging wastes mana and 'hold attack'isn't as simple as it sounds, also theres a 'technique' button too didn't know that One character is fine if he plays well and it seems 'as originally intended', noctis is very diverse combat wise. He uses everything all the party members do, although i'm a bit disappointed we won't get to use the third person shooter mechanics anymore. Hopefully they put that on Noctis too. I tend to think Arpgs are better with 1 character you have to focus on too, also story wise Noctis is the important one. @ abzine, supposedly the gambit system is back for them no?
This old Versus trailer looks tons more interesting when you can switch between Noctis and his friends and used all their unique ability to defeat the enemies. I mean just look at 1:41 when you can use Prompto to shoot and blow up a store to damage the Behemoth or 2:17 to shoot the flying enemies https://www.youtube.com/wat... But now you can only play as Noctis with his teleport skill and multiple sword. So yeah, bad bad baddd decision Tabata. Oh well, got the feeling this will be XIII all over again and i'm glad i lost all of my hype for this game. Now, i wonder when will they announce FF XVI...
New details: - Holding defend to evade drains MP, doesn't last forever. - The attack button is used for basic combos, weapons used are context driven based on equipped weapons and context settings the player selects. - The skill button is used to do special attacks for the main weapon equipped. - There will be advanced evasion and attack techniques depending on equipment and control input. - You can use the sword barrier defensively in battle, you can do short warps in the battlefield, you can parry attacks. - There will be lots of tactical aspects in battle for core games, like elemental weaknesses and so on. - Noctis is the only playable character, but his unique combat style and how the party interacts with him in battles is what drives the entire battle system.
It is rather disappointing to see this new information. I rather much prefer the gameplay in FF Versus XIII trailer shown back in early January 2011, where Prompto and Ignis are shown to be the playable character in small parts of the gameplay trailer as well.
Hopefully people will actually show their dissapointment, by voting with the wallet instead of only comments. This is definitely dissapointing for a game of its kind, since Tales did this for quite some time.
Bioware save me from this bullshit.
We've had good news today via interesting footage revealed. Looks fun. Then this, that really hits hard IMO. I like to switch players :(
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