Final Fantasy XV Sure Looks (And Runs) Great On PC

Final Fantasy XV looks good on consoles, but on PC, it feels like the game that we were meant to play two years ago.

codelyoko2037d ago

That it does, friend. That it does!

Asuka2037d ago (Edited 2037d ago )

can't wait to download this. haven't played since console versions released, and i've heard the game has changed a lot since then. think my 970 will be decent for this? im not expecting high settings or 1440p, but better performance than base ps4 version is what im looking for lol.

bigmalky2037d ago

Wait... You wrote an article about how the PC game feels like it was supposed to be in the first place, but you haven't actually played it?

This is why gaming journalism is a joke now.

LightofDarkness2037d ago (Edited 2037d ago )

I very much doubt you're talking to Jason Schreier.

Asuka2037d ago

@bigmalky ....

I only submitted here...

I am not Jason Schreier...

And this is why n4g is a joke now

bigmalky2037d ago

That may be, but even the author says he hasn't played much...

What is wrong with the hobby these days, are people applauding graphics and rating games highly due to it. FF XV is completely mediocre, even with DLC, and a statement that this is a complete experience, while only playing a little of the game IS a joke.

I am absolutely sure that in the short amount of time that Royal Edition has been out on PC... None of you have even scratched the paint of it yet.

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thepluggy2037d ago

Pity the same cant be said for console versions.

Father__Merrin2037d ago

Wouldn't mind trying this out on pc. Open world games always play better. It's still not bad on PS4 pro just wish it didn't have the frame pacing issue

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jaymacx2037d ago

It depends on the game, some run better , but others aren’t optimized or are buggy. Assassin’s Creed Origins looks beautiful but it isn’t optimized well. You need a top of the line cpu to run it decently at 4k with HDR. 4k hdr on pc isn’t ideal yet due to Windows not probably settling colors for desktop and many apps don’t scale properly . So they either look blurry or have tiny font. I was pleasantly surprised how well FF15 runs

NotanotherReboot2037d ago

PC is now the definitive place for JRPGs

Jon_Targaryen2037d ago

Still an empty, rushed and uninspired game. Next to MGS V this is my biggest disappointment this gen.

HeyNowChillax2037d ago

Is the experience worth, oh $15 bucks?

Tsuru2037d ago

Did you just call a game that was 10ish years in the making, "rushed"? Thats funny.

Jon_Targaryen2036d ago (Edited 2036d ago )

LOL "10 years in the making" the original FF XIII VS idea doesnt resemble ANYTHING what FF XV turned out to be! A bunch of emo scene dudes camping in the Texas desert for majority of the game.

The game only entered development shortly after SE finished the FFXIII trilogy... The more you know....


There are very good reasons why FFXVI didn't sell as much as FFXV

Final Fantasy XVI’s launch was very different than Final Fantasy XV’s and the two mainline game releases are difficult to compare for a number of reasons.

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closed_account95d ago

While it seems really cool and people seem to really be enjoying it, I'm in the mood for a real jrpg right now, not an action game.

This is the first mainline Final Fantasy game I didn't pick up at launch since the original FF7 on PS1.

I'll certainly get it eventually, just not in the mood for this right now. Personal taste.

FallenAngel198495d ago

“I'm in the mood for a real jrpg right now, not an action game.”

Implying that action RPGs aren’t real JRPGs?

closed_account95d ago (Edited 95d ago )

If I can't control the party, it's not for me. I actually really like how FF7 Remake handled combat, being able to choose to straight up action it, or slow down time for more strategic party control...regardless of how I felt about them bloating the story.

If this satisfies your jrpg itch, then cool, have at it! The story experience looks amazing though, which is why I'll probably pick it up Black Friday.

shinoff218394d ago

You know what he's trying to say. Most of us learned of jrpg during the golden age of jrpgs and they were very very different. While I'm liking ff16 it doesn't really feel well jrpgish at all.

FallenAngel198494d ago

@ OtterX

Props to you if you don’t like the game. Not here to say you’re wrong for not enjoying it

Just saying JRGGS come in various ways and it’s disingenuous to say one is less real than another

@ shin

JRPGs have a large variety. Even during the golden age there were plenty of quality action RPGs. It’s absurd to say there’s only one way to design a game in a genre that has so many design principles

closed_account94d ago

@FallenAngel1984 lol, yea I'm not going to dive into a semantics debate. enjoy the game, I'll catch up with it later. cheers, mate.

shinoff218393d ago


That's not what I'm saying at all. I enjoy action rpgs just as much. Star ocean is one of my favorite series. The year star ocean 6 released I've even said it was my personal game of the year. Im not thrilled they changed the combat in ff particularly, but combat aside ff16 didn't feel jrpgish at all.

MadLad93d ago

When you're basically just a spectacle fighter, first and foremost, then just call yourself that. It's like jokingly arguing GTA San Andreas was an RPG because they had a couple skill trees in it, and you can get fat.

--Onilink--93d ago

While FF16 is absolutely a Final Fantasy game (setting, characters, story, etc) it is barely an RPG, and its not just about combat.

If you want an example of an Action RPG with combat that is just as action focused as this one, while still feeling like an RPG, just look at Tales of Arise.

I’m still loving the game, but it is like 5% RPG, maybe 10% if I’m feeling generous. And what little RPG elements it has, are pretty scaled down.

Which makes it interesting in the fact that fans of the series might choose to skip it because of the little RPG in it (I would still heavily recommend it though) and non fans of the series might also skip it because it keeps being labeled as an RPG, when its basically an Action Adventure game

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Interestingly enough, if you did choose to get into a semantics debate, it would honestly just make it even less of an RPG haha, as there is practically zero ROLE PLAYING in the game.
Its a linear story, a defined character with defined choices and dialog, no ability to customize your build or jobs/classes, cant modify (or use) your party members, equipment is basically irrelevant, leveling is almost as irrelevant, skills are practically based on preference as there is no elemental advantages, etc

I dont get why people seem hesitant to say this game really isn’t an RPG, its an Action Adventure game with some very light RPG mechanics (and which game doesn’t have them these days).

It doesnt mean the game is bad just because its not an RPG, if anything, it might help bring people over that DONT like RPGs

closed_account93d ago (Edited 93d ago )

@--Onilink-- ha yea, I did end up engaging in the semantics more today. (below) Yesterday I had kids running around the living room, couldn't focus enough to engage. X'D

But yea, you hit the nail on the head - it's not "enough" of a jrpg for me. It's watered down, and I was never a big fan of DMC games. I still want to experience the story eventually though.

GhostScholar92d ago

I’m my opinion jrpgs are typically turn based and not real time. People will deny that but ask how many peoples favorite jrpgs are turn based and like 99 percent would be. It’s not insignificant

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Pyrofire9593d ago

Do you mean a turn based combat game?

closed_account93d ago (Edited 93d ago )

No, it doesn't even have to be turn based. I love Tales games even. Just JRPG elements like switching between characters, buffing, finding enemy elemental weaknesses etc.

Back in the 90's we would have called this an action rpg, as it distinguishes the playstyle. I was recently playing through Secret of Evermore again on SNES, and while I love it, it was considered more action oriented:


Even the Zelda devs don't call Zelda n rpg, they call it an action-adventure game with rpg elements.

At the end of the day, it's just semantics. Yes, it is a jrpg in the sense of leveling up etc... but it's very much an action jrpg. That's all I'm saying. If you want to call it a classic jrpg, then cool. Go for it, I'm not going to stop you. 👍