Final Fantasy XV PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: FINAL FANTASY XV is a fantasy based on reality. Escaping the flames of war, Noctis, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Lucis, embarks on an epic journey with his best friends through a world of larger-than-life beasts, amazing wonders to behold, and dungeons filled with danger in hopes ofFINAL FANTASY XV is a fantasy based on reality. Escaping the flames of war, Noctis, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Lucis, embarks on an epic journey with his best friends through a world of larger-than-life beasts, amazing wonders to behold, and dungeons filled with danger in hopes of finding the strength to take back his homeland and end the battle. [Square-Enix] Expand
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  1. Positive: 89 out of 109
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  1. 100
    This is one of my favourite games of the year and it's one I'd encourage any previous Final Fantasy fan to consider. Besides the brilliant nods to the series past — adorable retro touches like pixel art character menus and classic game soundtracks you can buy in servos and listen to in the Regalia — this is a game that's doing something new and great with what's come before. It's the fondest I've felt about the series since VIII.
  2. Nov 28, 2016
    90
    Final Fantasy XV hides a convoluted, 10 year-long development behind every corner and desperately struggles with its own identity. Fans of the franchise might find the new open world structure a bit disappointing especially because it hurts a narrative that finds some coherence in the second half of the game and goes straight to an emotional and very divisive ending.
  3. Dec 9, 2016
    90
    While it occasionally buckles under its own ambition and the game falters somewhat as the plot ramps up, overall Final Fantasy XV is a beautiful, exciting game that I dearly loved. It may not be the best game I've played this year, but it is almost certainly my favorite, and Square Enix has built an incredible, extremely unique open-world.
  4. Nov 28, 2016
    82
    There is so much good here, so much heart - especially in the relationships between Noctis and his sworn brothers. It just comes with some changes and compromises that were, at times, difficult for this long-time Final Fantasy fan to come to grips with.
  5. Dec 6, 2016
    80
    Final Fantasy XV is a unique offering, both for the franchise and RPGs in general. Placing the onus on the relationships of your party, rather than the narrative, has meant that this is a game that strikes not just an emotional chord, but a personal one. While Final Fantasy stalwarts will likely balk at the action-heavy combat, the spirit of the franchise remains, and is better served here than it has been in many years.
  6. Nov 30, 2016
    79
    This isn't probably the Final Fantasy you were expecting, nevertheless it's one worth your time. it is far from being a perfect game, mainly because of a terrible second half, but it succeeds where other Final Fantasy have failed: bringing the saga into the modern era.
  7. Jan 17, 2017
    59
    Final Fantasy XV is definitely a memorable tale told with impressive production values. However, it's plagued by gameplay that basically plays itself, insufferable wait times, and a story that fails to establish itself before thrusting you into its world.

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  1. Dec 11, 2016
    10
    Um dos FF mais bonitos e divertidos que já joguei.

    Muitas coisas para fazer, historia legal no ponto certo (Nada de muitas reviravoltas,
    Um dos FF mais bonitos e divertidos que já joguei.

    Muitas coisas para fazer, historia legal no ponto certo (Nada de muitas reviravoltas, mas tudo bem construido)

    Super recomendo.
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  2. Nov 30, 2016
    10
    This game really depends on your preferences and I think it's because the game is nothing that you've seen before. You can't expect whatThis game really depends on your preferences and I think it's because the game is nothing that you've seen before. You can't expect what you're getting at, uncomparable with the games that we are used to see. The characters are ether awesome, or annoying, the combat system is ether too simple, or too chaotic, the driving is ecstatically awesome or annoying etc..
    But except the god awful loading time, and god awful side missions, luckily it was right at my ally.
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  3. Nov 29, 2016
    10
    FINAL FANTASY XV is a game that has everything to make you happy. It has a open world, but also, has many linear moments due to story, and theFINAL FANTASY XV is a game that has everything to make you happy. It has a open world, but also, has many linear moments due to story, and the story is VERY good at all. Escaping the flames of war, Noctis epic journey with his best friends is very real and deep. The battle system is so good and the game has the best dungeons in all FF series. I loved Princess Luna, she is so cute and strong. Expand
  4. Dec 11, 2016
    8
    I'd like to preface this review by saying that I have fully completed the game (in 18.4 Hours), reached level 99 (in 33.6 Hours), and haveI'd like to preface this review by saying that I have fully completed the game (in 18.4 Hours), reached level 99 (in 33.6 Hours), and have done every primary activity in the game (in 109.6 Hours), along with acquiring the Platinum trophy (in 89.4 Hours), just for the sake of this being a complete review (This may not reflect the average amount of time it will take to fully complete the game). I will also be holding off on bringing up any spoilers, because this review is purely meant to highlight the pros and cons of this title.

    Being a fairly devout fan of the Final Fantasy series (Up until Final Fantasy 13), I can safely say that I've had a love-hate relationship with the franchise over time. That being the case, I've found myself being extremely cautious when it came to this title, due to the negative direction of the franchise as a whole over the past few years. Though, I'd have to say that I was quite pleasantly surprised at the standard of quality among the series that's set by this game. Though, there are some pretty noticeable problems.

    - Overall Atmosphere -

    Final Fantasy 15 is among my Top 5 favourite Final Fantasy games now (My favourites being; FF5,FF6,FF7,FF9,FF15). This is because it rekindled my love for the overarching aesthetic of the Final Fantasy universe! The world in FFXV is beautiful, and is more than likely going to captivate anyone who can experience the game first hand. Its sprawling landscapes, mysterious geological anomalies, and beautiful cultural locations give life to a world that could only dwell in a Final Fantasy game. Alongside the world, the game has a fairly satisfying combat system, which will leave you feeling like an absolute badass at the end of most fights. But we'll speak more about the combat system later in this review.

    - Story -

    The main story, on the other hand, is largely subjective. This is due primarily to its quite blatant problem when it comes to the story lacking a consistently entertaining experience. At times the story can be engrossing and will have you loving the characters and atmosphere. Though, on several occasions it leaves you waiting for something overwhelmingly extravagant to happen, when nothing ends up happening at all. For instance, there is a certain chapter in which the game loses all momentum and leaves you hoping that the segment will end very soon. This can be regarded as a large issue, especially when speaking of a Final Fantasy game. Though, there is one arguably good/bad change (depending on how you look at it) to the story's progression and details. The story of FFXV is immensely more comprehensive than most Final Fantasy games' narratives, which is actually somewhat of a drawback, in my opinion.

    - Post-Game Activities -

    The post-game activities (Things you can do after the story is complete) are replete with a variety of interesting and uninteresting quests and objectives. Some of which will have you exploring dungeons and fighting fantastic creatures, while others will just be boring fetch quests that add nothing to the overall experience. There are also many separate outlying dungeons and areas in which you will be tasked with acquiring Royal Arms and many other rare weapons, accessories, and items which allow you to personalize your experience in exploration and combat. But there is only so much you can do, which may leave you tired of playing the game for subsequent hours after completion.

    - Characters -

    Love 'em or hate 'em, it's all up to how you view these characters in the end. Generally speaking, the characters are much more in-depth than what they initially come off to be. Plus, they exude a certain wittiness that some may find annoying, and others may find charming and quirky. I'm not going to say much else regarding the characters, being that it's primarily preferential whether you like them or not.

    - Combat -

    The combat looks and feels fierce during large sequences and against powerful enemies. But if you were hoping to have your very sanity challenged by a painstaking and bloodletting challenge akin to a Dark Souls perma-death run, you've come to the wrong place. The combat, while visually satisfying, is not challenging at all (In my opinion). Even larger boss battles can be very forgiving, when all you have to do is stock up on restoratives (Phoenix Downs, Elixirs, (Hi)-Potions, etc). Restoratives make you borderline invincible , due to the fact that you and your team could be completely wiped out, and all you have to do is use one Mega-Phoenix, then everyone is back on their feet with full health and a decent status buff.

    - Conclusion -

    I couldn't touch on some of the more minor topics, due to the 5000 character limit. But if you're interested in a visually stimulating, slightly more in-depth hack and slash game with a fun and lively atmosphere, along with a few glitches/problems, I would highly recommend that you check out Final Fantasy 15! I hope you find my opinion of the game helpful!
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  5. Dec 16, 2016
    7
    Overall, it is a game which you pay for the side mission, and the main storyline comes as a gift. So you can treat this game as two:
    1. A
    Overall, it is a game which you pay for the side mission, and the main storyline comes as a gift. So you can treat this game as two:
    1. A prince trying to save the world by gathering the power
    2. A demon hunter who is hunting around the open world

    For the first part, it sucks, which I refer to whatever is coming after chapter 8. Chapter 13 is a nightmare, hope they can fix it during the coming DLC. I won't spoil anything here, but I can tell you chapter 1-8 and 9-15 is complete two different games. I know it's really hard to put 3 stories into 1.

    For the second part, It is perfect. You can do whatever you want, whatever you can image in a giant open world, hundreds of interesting side mission, lots of hidden information. Ride Chocobo, fishing, hunter, cooking...etc.

    So I give 7 out of 10. This game worth your money, just eat the **** ending and enjoy it as an exploration game.
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  6. Dec 1, 2016
    5
    este juego tiene un arte y un sonido sobresaliente, el juego es un semi mundo abierto ya que tiene aspectos muy lineales, si bien venden eleste juego tiene un arte y un sonido sobresaliente, el juego es un semi mundo abierto ya que tiene aspectos muy lineales, si bien venden el juego con compañerismo, solo noctis tiene historia el resto no, pierde mucho de la esencia de de entregas anteriores (tomando en cuenta los mejores ff del 10 hacia atás), es un juego demasiado japones y en sus estereotipos de bandas japonesas que se disfrazan para no parecer nobita de el gato cósmico. no me parece mejor que cualquier otro final fantasy (excluyendo el 13 y los online) mucho que mejorar aún para tener 10 años de desarrollo y de perfeccionamiento. Expand
  7. Jul 17, 2017
    0
    Square Enix intenta reinventar maneras de aburrir a los usuarios. Square nunca volverá a ser lo que fue ni la saga Final Fantasy. Después deSquare Enix intenta reinventar maneras de aburrir a los usuarios. Square nunca volverá a ser lo que fue ni la saga Final Fantasy. Después de Final Fantasy IX esta saga ha caído en picado y parece hundirse poco a poco... Expand

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