Final Fantasy XV game director Hajime Tabata recently talked about his role in the development of Final Fantasy XV and when he took charge of the project.
I could’ve sworn I saw a rumor in 2012 that said Final Fantasy Versus XIII would be retrofitted to become Final Fantasy XV. One year later and the source was right, but now I can’t find that original source anywhere
Iirc i think it may have been Kotaku that then pulled the story cause of community backlash? Not 100% sure
I want my $59.99 back!
They should have canceled it. It was awful.
Nope, that really happened i remember it exactly. Thats why till this day i call it ver 13
Pretty much confirmed this rumors
Tetsuya Nomura Final Fantasy game would it be the best FF, look at the list of games Tetsuya and Tabata have work on, best FF games were made by Tetsuya and worst, mediocre or average by Tabata. The probably only good thing I can say about FF XV is that the game was actually released, but man the game felt so incomplete, imo there are CERO! memorable moments in FF XV.
The Ifrit fight was incredibly memorable. Best part of the game in my opinion.
I actually forgot about it, but I don't feel like the game was particularly memorable overall.
Nomura is far better than Tabata, just look at FF4, FF5 FF6, FF7, FF8, FF10, Chrono Trigger, Parasite Eve, Brave Fencer Musashi and KH1 and KH2 and Kingdom Hearts 3 it looks actually complete and coherent and lastly FUCKING AMAZING unlike FF15. Suck it Tabata dickriders, you guys are delusional and in denial. Get a grip.
I agree. Like Tabata removing Stella for no damn reason at all. It's not just that she looked better and more practical as a heroine, it's that she actually had everything set out to be that way. As Stella she was a frenemy- rival. Which played right into the Shakespearean themes. She would have been a rival, boss, and love interest, and played out with the dueling kingdoms theme. She would have been in the game for more than one damned chapter. Also the enemies weren't delved into like other FF games. FFVII for instance had Rufus, Scarlett, the Turks, etc who greatly influenced in the game. Here were had Aranea who turned into a mercenary immediately, and Ravus, a tragic battle but that was it. Imagine if the Empire was influencing Stella against Noctis, and had their own motives. I don't blame Tabata completely for the battle system sucking because of the Luminous Engine being hard to work with. But when it comes to the story and bastardizing what Nomura wrote, when it fits the story pretty exactly and had no business being removed, that's a sign of headassery on Tabata's part.
Damnn now I miss Brave Fencer Musashi
Exactly. I'm glad I played through the game but it's a disgrace to the series and should have been cancelled.
Hopefully Tabata won't be touching anymore new FF games in the future.
Whatever that game was,I wanted it. More than all three FFXIII games combined.
The irony is that this was supposed to be one of the three XIII games.
I remember. Fabulla nova crystallis
Yeah, it's a shame that Versus XIII never saw the light of day. The concept of the FNC was great, but the project was too ambitious. To me FFXV will always be "the FF that could have been".
Seeing the abomination that became FF XV? It should've been cancelled. No game that sits in development hell as long as this turd did, ever turns out good. Ever.
To think this spinoff was the main FNC of XIII. Its too bad that XIII was more complete than Versus would've ever been because of a chain of events that took place in Square's management. Nomura and Nojima had created something way beyond that of a spinoff, PS3 tech was not cutting it back then as this was too ambitious and now were stuck with the mediocre XV Universe which is lacking. I guess good sales mean better FF moving forward? I like to think we haven't seen the end of this concept. Script was complete, the setup for a Versus is there and the never ending talk about this topic with new rumors coming out continues. Also it was said that Versus had so many unused assets that would = a full game. What does everyone think?
They should've done so. FFXV aka FF XIII VS is empty and most uninspired FF game EVER!!! I cant believe they released such an unfinished game, SE really dropped the ball this time. If you thought FFXIII was bad and didnt make sense, think again... Bought this game day one and never loathed a FF game more than this one. Felt like I was playing cosplayers that got lost on their way to Comic con.
MTE! this could've done Agni's Philosophy as their base idea for FFXV instead!
I'm playing it now, after all the major updates, and it feels so...meh. I'm enjoying the gameplay cause it's similar to Kingdom Hearts and that's what's keeping me going, but the storyline is boring. I mean, I started the game, and then all of a sudden I'm pushing a car with 4 boy band members making cringey jokes 90% of the time. I'm just thinking about how great the previous FF games started. FFIX? Awesome.
Well 4 boys with one of best gameplay mechanics got lost is million years better than, Lesbians and weird characters get tattoo by machine (presented as higher realem beings) give them missions that never stop until you become freak or crystal + Lightning act like she had alot of things as example tje gravity whatever but we didn't see that ever except in the very beggining + canceling the great 2007 gameplay. FFXIII far worst than FFXV.
There's no competition here, FFXV was worse than FFXIII, and FFXIII wasn't even that great of a game, it's story and characters make it head and shoulders better than 15. 15 just has a little bit of story in the beginning and the end with nothing really in the middle except for a group of men derping about in the desert.
"Felt like I was playing cosplayers that got lost on their way to Comic con." LMAO
well....when you turn Shiva into a Motorcycle...i can see why u wanted to cancel it....
They should have cancelled it.
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