During the Active Time Report broadcasted from Gamescom, Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata showcased the beginning of the game’s story with a batch of lovely illustrations from the development team.
So glad they will released in 2016 after long waiting, also Tabata mentioned they will open gate to release date at PSX in latest of this month.
It's just a guess, but it could be possible that the FFVII remake is coming out 2017. It would be 20 years from the original.
Good point! Wow I can't believe I was 12 years old when I first played that game, times flies by!
One thing that has me super excited about this is in an interview with IGN Tabata said they were trying to take FF back to its roots. While the setting isn't necessarily an all fantasy backdrop, I get the vibe that this game is going to be like those during the height of FF. What I still would like to learn about is the magic system, other characters that may be party members, and the variety of locations we'll be traveling. How many small towns, how open world is the game actually, etc.
I like the look of the game, much better then FF13 but from what we've seen it's not going back to it's roots....anything but.
I feel the combat system is really the major difference. Don't know enough about world or story to say it's really different. What stands out to you, other than combat, that is different from older games?
Open world, air ships, towns.....that is very much FF roots and was stated even when FFXIII Versus was announced that its core concept was that of older FF's. Combat may not be from older FF's, but most FF's didn't have the same combat to begin with, but most did have open worlds and airships you could travel in real time with.
"Stella was better" comments incoming.
Stella was better
We will never know
I preferred the look and design of Stella VS Luna, but that's it. as a character, we didn't get much info so maybe the changes are for the best. Let's hope we hear a lot about Luna at PSX :)
better was stella
We will never know....unless we send a D-mail!
Enjoy watching Mayushi die then...
This game has me worried, since this game was first announced all of the 3 mass effect games have been released... The game is about 65% done , and after releasing a demo, they change a main character and remove her from the game. RPG games with intricate stories need to be thoroughly thought out from the beginning, changes made in the early stages, but at over half way through production? This game just doesn't look as exciting to me. A bunch of guys riding around in a car who pull over to kill monsters... In the demo, one of the quests is to get gas for your car. just my opinion.
In FF 7 one of your missions is to cross dress. In FF 8 one of your missions is to throw a concert for a jerk. In FF 9 one of your missions is to... Wait, that game is perfect. In FF 10 one of your missions is to pop balloons with a chocobo.
lots of people have very fond memories of FF7, i am one of them, but my memory does gloss over the parts of the game that weren't so great. This game could turn out to be good, but so far its troubled development and what i've seen so far has me worried.
You forgot jumproping with Vivi in FFIX
Thats nice and what have all 3 Mass Effects manage to pull off? They fully open world? Call me when Mass Effect is like Star Citizen. Your not only comparing two different games, your comparing something that is way, way lessor to complete vs what is FFXV concept. Open world, with airships, with towns, this concept today is something that is extremely difficult to actually pull off as to why FFXIII was linear and garbage. I'd rather get 1 masterful game, then 3 crappy games any day.
To be fair, some of his concerns are legitimate, personally I do consider FF15 development to be quite troubled. Thankfully the demo of the game does put me somewhat at ease and assure me that we won't have a repeat of Duke Nukem forever with this game. I wish some things had been done differently (e.g. different outfits for the main characters instead of the boy band look) and I would have like development to have been significant shorter the what it has been. I'm feeling pretty confident about the game overall but the wait is off putting. Also I considered the Mass Effect games to be pretty decent romps for shooter/rpgs. As for FF15, it might have been better to scale back their ambitions but I don't care too much for open worlds personally. I just like the story of the game to point me in the general direction of the next area and if I end up deviating to explore a little, that fine. I've still got my fingers crossed for a good game.
Although you can't compare..... mass effect is not crap! You're in the minority if you think so too. The ending was shit, but 90% of the trilogy was fantastic!
I thought the story was about Noctis and his friends going on a road trip and scouting for pussy in a fancy car. Gosh i was way off the mark.
Luna's not a weak politician girl, it's just that Noctis will keep saving her like a princess in distress. Over. And over. And over again. This is my mandatory Stella comment.
I'm sure you have tons of evidence to back up your statement right?.
They said Noctis is the one being protected by Luna .
Great Luna is a "strong" female character. Now is she a good character? Honestly it doesn't matter, she looks a lot like Stella clearly the design is still their. Personally I like Stella as her name rather than Luna but they are pretty much the same character and this is just pandering to "appease" the SJW crowd.
What are you talking about?. This isn't to "appease" anyone. You are making sh** up. Just because she is a strong willed female doesn't always mean there is some SJW conspiracy to shoehorn her into the game to be some champion to femenism.
That being said, I bet Anita Sarkeesian will find a way to make the game sexist among others, how else will she get paid.
Ugh, so the entire set up for the game is Noctis being engaged to a girl? I thought this was supposed to be about a bunch of guy friends traveling together and male bonding and all that stuff, which I was hoping would mean there wouldn't be any forced, unskippable heterosexual romance plot line. Significantly less interested in this game now.
It is going to be a guy traveling with his friends.... Just that there's obviously more to the plot, as with any FF game.
Yeah, that would be like saying FF7 is about a group of revolutionists called Avalanche, or FF8 is about a guy trying to become a member of a group called SEED, or...etc. The initial part of the game will probably be about a few friends traveling around on a road trip at it's most basic explanation, but in what will probably be a 50-60 hour + main storyline, there will obviously be much, much more to it than that.
Fair enough. Since you're no longer interested, do us all a favor and don't bother posting your unintelligent, poorly researched reactions here anymore.
Yeah I was kinda in a bad mood lol. My bad
Don't worry man, everyone starts to lose their mind here after a set amount of time.
Umm, how do you even know there is a romance? The premise was that Noctis was going to marry a girl for political reasons. That's not 'romance'. He's heading out with his group to go and fulfill his duty as the prince of his nation...
imo There is not many games with a romantic setting, which I would prefer, FF does it good.
Just throwing this out there for anybody. Do we know for certain that Stella wasn't going to completely suck, and Tabata did us a favor and change the character to better game?
That's typically how game development works. If an idea doesn't work or they can't fix it then it will typically get axed for the sake of the game. So if they took out Stella then they probably have a good reason for it.
as if it matters if she is strong or a normal female character, i dont know whats wrong normal females . just make her as believable as possible and not like lightning .
a girl wearing a white dress tending to flowers doesnt necessarily come off as a strong heroine. i mean political problems and inner strength? really?! after all the insane actually strong female characters (no not referring to lightning) in the series we get a sausage fest with two females that can fix your car and provide inner strength. maybe if they just showed us a decent amount more of a game already more than 3 years in development we wouldn't have to go off almost nothing to understand these characters.
To be fair, you can't really tell what a character will be like based off a single image. Hell, just look at Aerith from FFVII. She is a feminine girl wearing a pink dress, with a pink bow in her hair, who sells flowers and cares for her elderly mother. Based solely off her appearance, that doesn't exactly scream "strong heroine" yet she is one of the strongest, bravest, and most memorable characters in the whole FF series. Who knows, Luna might end up being just as memorable.
I'm sure that's what people said about Queen Elizabeth I - A women wearing jewels and puffed dresses can't be strong. Yeah right.
Lightning was the best, tifa was the worst, stella could be another best, but she dead oh well, this luna look like another serah from ffxIII,
Excited and this info makes me more excited, games needs more heart.
Can't wait for this game. That woman in the photo is essentially Stella, but redesigned and renamed to Luna. Good enough for me.
It's a bit more than just a cosmetic change. "her role in the story has changed". I am totally fine with this. It's Tabata and his teams creative vision.
Lol at all the people acting like they knew exactly what Stella was going to be like. We don't even know what Luna is going to be like entirely. Comparing them is pointless.
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