E3 2013: Final Fantasy XV and the death of the Japanese RPG?

The Guardian: "Square Enix's decision to drop the turn-based battle system in favour of action-oriented play risks further alienating fans."

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KingKelloggTheWH2821d ago

Im a long time FF fan,Im glad to see them shaking it up a bit.Final Fantasy has always been about the stories and the amazing worlds for me,just because they got rid of turn based gameplay doesn't mean I will abandon the series.

Besides FF changes with each iteration,it is natural for it to change,and being turn based doesnt make it an rpg/

Snookies122821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

EXACTLY! I am a die-hard old school FF fan. Been here since FF1 back on Nintendo. I loved the turn based system, and am one of the people who doesn't care as much for entries post-FFX. (Not that they weren't good RPGs, just not up to the calibur that the older ones were.)

It's ALWAYS been about the stories that are told, the characters they revolve around, and the world they're set in. People who complain that it's not turn based and that it doesn't have the right to be a main entry are not looking at the bigger picture. When you think back to any Final Fantasy 1-9, are you recalling fond memories of the battle systems which were practically the same each generation? I sure don't, I always recall the epic moments in the story over anything else. My point being, just because it doesn't have the turn based battles doesn't make it any less of a Final Fantasy.

lomion52821d ago

Maybe not, but I miss turn based all the same.

LordHiggens2821d ago

Precisely as we discussed Snook it is more modeled after the Kingdom Hearts battle system. With Tetsuya Nomura working on it that's not suprising this game has tremendous potential to just knock your socks off. I can not wait to play it.

Snookies122821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

@LordHiggens - Yeah, I've always been a fan of the Kingdom Hearts games. Having an evolved battle system in that style, with more mature and darker themes along with a brilliant story and wonderful music. I couldn't be happier with the result. Cannot wait to pick this game up!

Here's hoping we'll look back on this day years from now and consider this on par with the 1-10 legacy of the Final Fantasy series.

lomion52821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

Oh don't get me wrong, I can't wait for the game. It looks fantastic and I cannot wait to play it. I'm not upset or anything that the fighting isn't turn based either. That's been the way with this game from the beginning. The fact remains, a new turn based Final Fantasy would be pretty sweet. There's always hope for the next one, but I'm not holding my breath either.

Outside_ofthe_Box2821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

Final Fantasy to me is:

- Massive world to explore

- Being able to travel this massive world with various transportation (i.e. airships)

- Great Story

- Great Characters

- The unique weapons each character wields

- Tons of side quests which includes hidden quests

- Summons which includes hidden ones as well

- Magic and Equipments

- Being able to control your entire party during battle

- character progression is based on simply leveling up

- ATB *type* battle system(Doesn't have to be turn based, just everyone has some sort of timer on when they can attack)

- near impossible to beat side bosses (i.e Ruby weapon)

- Chocobos

- Moogles

- Great Graphics

- Great Soundtrack

Granted not every single one of these must be in an FF game and some are more important than others. Besides we don't have all the gameplay details on XV, but from what I've seen so far it looks really good.

VileAndVicious2821d ago

I dont mind them switching up the battle system. They did it in XII and I loved the way it worked (probably put more hours into that one than any of the others). The new system seems solid I just hope there some character customization.

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Thatguy-3102821d ago

It seemed like the combat is similar to the one in Kingdom Hearts series which has me intrigued and excited.

CrossingEden2821d ago

bull**** you guys went on and on about how square enix should go back to classic final fantasy, I'VE SEEN YOU complaining and saying that they should go back -_- hypocrites

KingKelloggTheWH2821d ago

Classic FF,good story,deep world,good characters.That's all I've wanted,and you can see in any of my comments.

Irishguy952820d ago

Classic FF does NOT mean the battle system. It means everything that FF13 left out. Which is quite a damn lot. Battle system was a part of it, is not the important part.

Godmars2902821d ago

The death of Square as an RPG maker anyway.

If not just "dead" completely...

Irishguy952820d ago

Action RPG's are just as much an RPG as Turn based ones.

Xof2821d ago

Good JRPGs and Final Fantasy parted ways nearly a decade ago.

paris0072821d ago

JRPG can be succesful just look at Wrath Of The White Witch you have to do it just perfect so it can succeed but i believe that its good they changed direction with this one

ceedubya92821d ago

I don't have a problem with the direction of this game. Looks to be a fun ride. But, I have no problem with a more traditional turn based offering every now and then either.

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