Final Fantasy 16: The Rising Tide DLC Is Designed to Be More Challenging

PS: "The Rising Tide, the second and final expansion for Final Fantasy 16, is set to feature some of the game's most challenging combat scenarios. That's according to DLC director (and a lead combat designer for the base game) Takeo Kujiraoka, who, in an upcoming interview with Push Square, told us that the addition of DLC has allowed the development team to push the title's combat system."

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CrimsonWing6940d ago

I’ll be real, I don’t generally go into a FF game looking for difficulty. I just hope the trophies aren’t a nightmare to get. I need a break after doing the brutal/legendary challenges and hard mode in Rebirth. A lot of that was rage inducing.

MrNinosan40d ago

I still need the last Brutal and Legendary in Rebirth before I can pop my Platinum.
Took a break to play through DD2 and RotR, but when I got back to Rebirth, I couldn't even get to the last encounters in said challenges.

Back to the drawing table.

But I'm with you, I don't need the brutal difficulty.
I just want a great game, which I think both XVI and Rebirth is.

VersusDMC40d ago

I doubt it will be brutal difficulty like those challenges. Good luck with Rulers of the outer worlds and Bonds of friendship.

I just think they are making it harder because everyone seems to brease through XVI. I will be playing in Final Fantasy mode(Hard) so I welcome the challenge.

MrNinosan40d ago

I should be able to get through Rulers of the Outer Worlds, just need to be quicker to swap to the character being targeted by Sephiroth.
I finally got the parry timing done, just that he kills off 2 of my characters too quickly 🤣

Haven't actually done to many tries with Bond of Friendship, but enough to know I needed a break after 240 hours with the game.

VersusDMC40d ago


Are you checking out youtube easy guides? Yuffie, Barret, Aerith ATB ward exploit got me through Rulers and Cloud genji glove magic set up for Bonds. Those are really the only really hard ones.

3d brawler, piano and pull ups are my nightmare to get to the platinum...

Barlos40d ago

Will it also be more RPG, and less hack and slash?

Good game, really enjoyed the story but I'm not interested in more of it. I want SE to go back to traditional RPG style.

Michiel198940d ago

FF isn't that series anymore. If you're looking for good old turnbased goodness, you have to start pivoting toward things like Octopath by them. Even DQ12 might not be as traditional if the rumours are true.

CS740d ago

FF isn’t turned based but one game shouldn’t mean that it isn’t an RPG.

Michiel198940d ago

I was talking mainly about it being a TRADITIONAL jrpg, which I don't see any FF being anymore.

LightofDarkness40d ago

It’s apparent from comments after XVI and Remake that they’re heading in more the Remake direction for future titles. Which is 100% an RPG.

raWfodog40d ago

I’ll still be waiting for the complete edition to drop. Maybe I’ll get to play it later on this year.


Why Final Fantasy 16’s Rising Tide DLC Is Best Experienced Before Finishing the Main Story

Due to the inclusion of a character from its main story, Final Fantasy 16's Rising Tide DLC is best experienced before finishing the base game.

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Cacabunga28d ago

I didnt play this game yet it will be next one i play.. good there is a DLC to enjoy

shadowT27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

you have missed a GOTY ;) Final Fantasy 16 is currently part of the PSN spring sale!

Cacabunga27d ago

I have it since day one.. just didn’t make it there yet

Popsicle28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

I really enjoyed this game. It was in my top 3 last year, but it begs the question, why did I make a day 1 purchase? I want to support games/franchises I enjoy by making a full price purchase at release. However, that decision often seems to be the wrong one from a consumer perspective.

It’s no wonder AAA gaming is beginning to struggle. I reward the developer by paying full price and then am expected to pay more again later for the full experience. I’m done being the sucker. From the consumer perspective, it seems to be a better decision to be patient and just wait for the full experience. It’s a better value and generally cheaper.

Genuinely happy for those who made the decision to wait, but I am not coming back to this game.

franwex28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

This has always happened. I have PC games from the 90s that later released expansions. There’s early adopter risks for anything.

Regarding this expansion I’ll probably pick it up later after I’m done with Rebirth. Or on a sale around Fall.

Popsicle28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

No this was not common in the 90s and virtually non-existent in the console space which is where FF16 was originally released. The PC version is near but yet to be released.

When I purchased a game on console in the 90s I payed for it once, and got the full experience. Bugs and all, no patches.

Your right about early adopters risk which is my primary complaint. In today’s gaming space it makes more sense to be patient and pay less for a full experience.

Tacoboto28d ago

Why did you purchase day one?

"I really enjoyed this game. It was in my top 3 last year"

There's your answer.

"From the consumer perspective, it seems to be a better decision to be patient and just wait for the full experience"

... As has always been the case... PC gaming and expansions. Console games even going back to Morrowind or any GOTY re-releases. Literally any time a game goes on a Steam sale. Literally every Ubisoft game that comes out anytime near Black Friday.

CrimsonWing6927d ago

But uh… don’t the devs and publishers rely on the money from full price to keep making games and keep the studios open?

Yea, I get as a consumer, who wants to pay “full price,” but as the entity selling the good… how does that benefit them? If anything you hurt them in the long run. I get the concept of waiting, but if they provide a good that is, well good, why not support them by buying it full price?

Tacoboto27d ago

I can't think of a better response than "duh" because it's that obvious.

This guy complaining about paying full price day one on one of his favorite experiences last year because it has post-release content. Like, hello, welcome to capitalism? Welcome to the games industry?

EternalTitan28d ago

This stupid DLC is pretty much non canon as its events dont affect the ending at all.
Its even ignored because lorewise if this was canon then Ultima would use Levithan during the final cutscene just like all other Eikon powers. He does not.

franwex28d ago

I heard it’s pretty fun though.

shadowT27d ago

I really enjoyed this DLC!


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