Twinfinite Writes: Final Fantasy XV has been a long time coming and it's doing a lot to modernize the series. The series can only keep going forward from here.
I love the series for changing things up so much. FFXV and DQXI are on the opposite spectrum of each other. I also can't wait to see how the combat system in FFVII Remake will play in comparison. Nomura says although it will be an action-RPG it will still use some elements of the ATB in certain ways.
It really is an exciting time. Square Enix has been doing it right lately with Dragon Quest Builders and World of FF. Feels like they've learned from their mistakes made in the FFXIII series (thanks in part to the change of CEOs) and are back on track.
+Shin-Zantetsuken EDGE didn't get the full game, nor did the EDGE reviewer achieve the game's actual ending, as has been explicitly stated by Final Fantasy XV's official twitter. https://twitter.com/FFXVEN/... The "travel back in time" bit isn't a surprise as Tabata has been very clear that something like this was going to happen.
Well, I really liked xenogears despite not liking the 2nd half enough to finish the game. If the first half is good enough, then I'll be content. There are actually a bunch of games that I've enjoyed that I've never beaten, though mostly due to my limited free time and desire to play other games.
@Shin-Zantetsuken It's difficult to say at this early point, though I do notice that the EDGE article doesn't really mention that it has the full game, and only implies this by mentioning a confusing ending. The review has also told us almost nothing we didn't know aside from the "stealth horror" segment that supposedly makes up the second half of the game. The whole preview seems incredibly vague and off. The most suspicious part is that EDGE made it clear that they played 40 hours of the game, rather than boasting about how they got their hands on the full, final, release copy. I'm not finding such a statement anywhere. Meanwhile Square has spoken, claiming that they did not give them the final product. This could be damage control, sure, but EDGE hasn't really denied this claim either. As I see it it's too early to make a judgement just yet. The burden of proof is on EDGE. Once they confirm or deny that they got the final game, then we'll know for sure.
Found this little tidbit by the writer of the EDGE article: "It wasn't the final build so may well have been parts excluded!" https://twitter.com/SimonPa... EDIT: @Shin-Zantetsuken Agreed that this confusion is making things weird. The author also mentioned that he only played to Chapter 14 in a reported 15 Chapter game, which would explain why the end confused him. Also a sign that Square did lend EDGE an advance preview copy that didn't reflect the final build. Hopefully more details will clear this nonsense up.
I'm sure the combat will be similar to 15 because they probably used 15 as a foundation to get the game going quickly (my guess is for the 20th next year) for part 1 at least. Having some ATB back would be interesting.
Real time combat has me interested and I stated away from FF series due to turned based combat I hope most of future FF games use real time combat along with FF7 remake using same Turned based games have a place in gaming but it's a niche market compared to a much more vast market for real time action rpg combat
The only real-time combat in RPGs I like is the one in Souls' games. I'd love to see Final Fantasy with that kind of combat... I do like the teleport feature now though, it's really cool after watching Kingsglaive and part of the story.
Sounds like Square Enix finally figured out just what it has: Dragon Quest for maintaining that classic turn based experience and Final Fantasy for its world famous (and infamous) envelope pushing, with each side dabbling in the other (WoFF and DQ: Builders for example). Things are looking up. Builders alone is incredibly addictive and WoFF was very enjoyable. Can't wait for XV, especially after seeing the fixes done in the Gold version.
It can't go back to the great games that they were.
Yep. It can die though.
Well possibly, 13 had a nice spin on the ATB making it modern while keeping it true to ATB. This is going to be a fun game and I can't wait. The best thing about FF is that every game brings a new spin on their combat. So when FF16 is a thing we will get to see a new combat system, possibly real time or maybe something more classic with a modern spin.
FFXIII's gameplay was atrocious and you know it. It's take on ATB was changing the acronym from Active Time Battle to Auto-Battle.
No it was fun and challenging. Also the auto-battle was pretty necessary so you can concentrate more on strategy with switching but it wasn't required...but if you even played you'd probably know that but you are a blind butthurt hater.
I beat FFXIII and would gladly show my trophies as proof. Toriyama designed the game to require as little player interaction as possible, and he said so himself. He believes the more a player can do, the worse it makes the story. Final Fantasy XIII's gameplay sucks and everyone knows it. The only strategy there is is stagger and attack, rinse and repeat. No matter how hard the boss, nor enemy, each and every battle is the same. And the very fact that you think taking control out of player hands is a good thing and is for strategy shows who the real blind fanboy is. I only faced 2 enemies where auto battle wasn't solely viable. Those were the final boss of the Titan Trials and Barthandelus in O'erba. Everything else was the same thing all the time. Never had to change my party from Fang, Lightning, and Hope and never had to deviate from Ravager/Ravager/Commando as a paradigm except for those 2 bosses. FFXIII is garbage in every sense of the word. It is the FFII of the modern gaming age.
lol wrecked and not words can deny all that truth ff13 was soooooo bad
This game is going to make Final Fantasy great again.
A game I look forward to playing it's been too long but hopefully after this, more news for FF7
It's probably safe to say that FFXVI won't be around until at least the PS6.
If XVI turns out to be based on that Luminous tech demo I'll be cool with the wait. I loved the cult-like direction they took summoning.
How do you know another one of their teams has it already started Final Fantasy XVI?
I'm still.excited for ff7 but very little of ffv from any of the demos have done anything for me at all. I've never been less excited for a main ff game. Just my opinion.
They're remaking Final Fantasy V?
yah they are remaking it and expanding it somehow, it will be released in versions or episodes that will comprise the whole game.
dont mind if theres more action-rpg like this
I like the direction that this Final Fantasy is going in regards to being open world again as well as having vehicles and towns. Don't get me wrong I still love the older turn-based final fantasies but I understand that the series has never been static , it has always been Progressive and they need to continue to keep the series changing and innovate as opposed to staying stagnant. At least walk to the world of Final Fantasy game to become a series so that way Gamers could have a turn-based final fantasy if they want one. I played the demo and the game is absolutely amazing , I plan to pick it up probably sometime next year when I get some more time.
after 10 years of waiting i cant believe its almost here!!!!!
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