Final Fantasy XV's Demo Gives Us New Hope for the Series | Eurogamer

Eurogamer - I've spent hundreds of hours exploring the worlds of Final Fantasy. Between battling Ultimate Weapons, collecting Celestial weapons, playing cards, playing ball and hunting down secret summons and characters, I've lost days, possibly even entire weeks, to past series entries, all told. So, when I'm given just a single hour to explore a vast expanse of land in the Final Fantasy 15 demo, Episode Duscae, I panic.

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colonel1792760d ago

The only thing that I don't like so far, is that Square Enix wants it to be a trilogy, as if they didn't learn from FF XIII. It should be it's own game and as epic as it can be, but if they want to make it a trilogy, I fear they will start cutting content and whatnot. I mean, it already happens with DLC. They cut content to fill those stupid Season Passes. Whoever invented those, should rot in hell.

With that said, the game is looking beyond awesome, and it might be able to fulfill expectations. It might not be as awesome as they sid back in 2006, but the result seems that it will be satisfying, making any claims of "what could have been" moot.

Snookies122760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

Well, they did say this game would come to a climactic conclusion and have a definite ending. They just wanted to leave room for sequels apparently, which I'm all for if it's as good as I hope it will be!

Shinro2760d ago

I don't mind that its a trilogy as long as it's planned that way.

FFXIII-2 felt weird because it ignored everything FFXIII built and was just so random. All of a sudden there's time travel, lightning's a knight, etc. like what. none of that was hinted in the first game.

Snookies122760d ago

@Shinro - Despite the fact it seemed tacked on story-wise. I thought XIII-2 was a much better game than XIII. I actually took the time out to 100% that game. It wasn't up to the standards of other FF games in the series, but it was a very solid RPG in its own right.

dadz2760d ago

When did Square say they wanted it to be a trilogy?

Godmars2902760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

Funny. I keep pointing out that this is going to be a trilogy and am only called out for saying BS. Nevermind that "episode" is in the minor title.

And this still comes off as a road trip simulator as set in semi-fantasy/sci-fi world that's further trying to compensate for basic, unadmitted mistakes made in FF13, than an epic adventure. Something that builds towards one.

-Foxtrot2760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

The way I see it, is that we all go into this with an open mind.

Journalists hyped the shit out of FF13 and mentioned how it looked like an amazing next gen FF game...look what happened.

I hope if there is problems still with this series people will be open and say it.

I'm not liking the characters, they all look "samey" to me. Noctis looks cool but his friends, the back up dancers, kind of look like they have no creativity in them. All in black, all serious, all male.

It's probably going to be more of a FF game then FF13 but if there is still a LOT more improvment I want people to say. Don't let Square Enix off the hook.

Even if it's amazing I'd still would want them to move on and make FF16

BoNeSaW232760d ago

@-Foxtrot "I'm not liking the characters, they all look "samey" to me."

No more Samsies!

Godmars2902760d ago

There's too much arrogance floating around on the part of Square much less reviewers, for me to have faith in what FF15 will be. And the examples of what's been going wrong with the series have been there since FF12.

Though from a world that's prolific of Syndrome's quote from the Incredibles - "When everyone is super no one will be" - they've gone from generic fantasy with steampunk elements to J-pop culture that just has monsters in it...because.

I know no one wants to hear this, I'm tired of saying it, but I have no faith in Square to tell a story. A Final Fantasy at least.

NoctisPendragon2759d ago


They need 1 sequel at least , you cant wastel 9 years (or 4 years) of dev in only 1 game .
They can easly make good sequels in less than a year , so why not.

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BABY-JEDI2760d ago

Is this like a Star Wars New Hope. Or just a new hope? Here's hope-ing
; D

Xavior_Reigns2760d ago

Too much hope, you've jinxed it.

BABY-JEDI2760d ago

Well, as long as it doesn't turn out like The Return of the Jedi, I will be happy
; )

TekKing2760d ago

Downgrading the game took all the hope away from it. The battle system actually had a nice strategy element to it as you could play as other characters on the fly and do combos with them and destroy the environment when some characters that would help damage enemies. Now it has been downgraded to this shallow repetitive hack & slash combat.

TheTwelve2760d ago

I'm concerned about it being too easy. I'll see soon with this demo.

NoctisPendragon2759d ago

I am concerned about it bieng too hard (side quests at least) , We ll see soon whit this demo.

TheTwelve2760d ago

I gotta say --- this game is looking really groundbreaking. It COULD be great.

...and I've been criticizing S-E about their handling of Final Fantasy for years now.

This might just be something really special.

I'm going to burn a tiny hype fire for now.

bananaboats2760d ago

When does this demo come out

Snookies122760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

Same day as Type-0 HD. In North America, that's March 17th, as long as you pre-order Type-0 for the Day 1 edition.

NoctisPendragon2759d ago

Lol some guys disagreed haha.

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