Final Fantasy XV PlayStation 4

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  1. Sep 24, 2017
    10
    Dire que l'attente de ce jeu était longue est peut dire, espérant que le jeu soit bon. Et bien pour moi c'est le cas. Conquis du début à la fin. On pourra cracher sur quelques quêtes secondaires un peut soporifiques, à des graphismes qui souffres d'une distance d'affichage vraiment moyenne effectivement, syndrome "THE CREW" est présent dans le jeu, vous aurez des textures vraimentDire que l'attente de ce jeu était longue est peut dire, espérant que le jeu soit bon. Et bien pour moi c'est le cas. Conquis du début à la fin. On pourra cracher sur quelques quêtes secondaires un peut soporifiques, à des graphismes qui souffres d'une distance d'affichage vraiment moyenne effectivement, syndrome "THE CREW" est présent dans le jeu, vous aurez des textures vraiment inexistantes au loin, mais de "près" le jeu reste joli grâce à de nombreux effets réussis et de jolis paysages et une pâte artistique plutôt réussie. Pour le gameplay il est relativement bon, fun, dynamique, accessible et quelques idées vraiment sympathiques notamment grâce à la bande de noctis car chaque personne a sa propre spécialité. Quelques séquences d'infiltrations sont également présentent, certes pas les plus intéressantes mais bon elles sont pas longues. Niveau scénario, je trouve le jeu vraiment cool, alors c'est pas l'avis de tous le monde, mais je trouve la relation entre les 4 potes vraiment bien foutus, avec des moments vraiment très prenants et une fin que je trouve émouvante sans vouloir spoiler. J'ai vraiment été touché pas les personnages du jeu et l'histoire de Noctis. Alors certes le spitch est en soit pas très recherché, mais personnellement c'est le genre d'histoire que j'aime beaucoup. J'ai donc été pris directement dans le jeu et immédiatement plongé dans ce groupe de pote, l'ambiance ma vraiment conquis. L'un des points les plus forts du jeu, reste la bande son, elle est juste magnifique, les thème musicaux sont excellents et la VF de bonne qualité. Bref un jeu qui m'a conquis par son ambiance, son gameplay, et l'histoire sympa, certes ma note est un peut exagérée mais c'est un véritable coup de cœur pour ma part. Expand
  2. Sep 18, 2017
    7
    For TLDR the game is extremely average with janky story line, extremely repetitive collection quests, small diversity in gear and insanly annoying repeating voice lines, but the game somehow keeps me wanting to play with its awsome combat, chocobo and skills systems and of course pretty graphics, i reccomend buying on sale.

    However, There is a lot of great elements in FFXV that
    For TLDR the game is extremely average with janky story line, extremely repetitive collection quests, small diversity in gear and insanly annoying repeating voice lines, but the game somehow keeps me wanting to play with its awsome combat, chocobo and skills systems and of course pretty graphics, i reccomend buying on sale.

    However, There is a lot of great elements in FFXV that propell the series into a fresh new direction

    + One thing i really love is when i run into massive enemies and spend 20 minutes hacking it down as i
    strategize and use party techniques, even though its 15 levels higher than me.
    + The Nostalgic music from all the previous final fantasy games which you can listen to while driving or even while on foot

    + The chocobos are amaazing!! the customization and racing is sooo fun and very much needed since your car is glued to streets only.
    + I really like some of the skills in the game, particularly fishing and cooking which offer up fun passtime activities
    + Of course the game looks amazing and has intense landspaces with different weather systems and massive structures that wow you as you drive past them.
    - sometimes Very.....very.....very long load times
    - Dialogue system is extremely repetitive to the point where it will drive you insane when your fishing or driving at night
    - Story line falls apart as you plunder through the abundant side quests that have no significance with the story line
    - I really really hate the car system in this game, i was shocked when i found out it was basically an on rails system.
    - lack of diversity in wildlife/monsters, most of the hunting quests you go on will have the same exact monsters
    - World just feels like its missing life, its very bland and vanilla
    - Many invisible walls that are very annoying, forcing you to run several minutes in another direction to go around
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  3. a11
    Sep 17, 2017
    10
    This One Of The Greatest Games Of All Time. Despite A Rough Launch With Bugs, This Game Lives Up To Final Fantasy VII And IV. The Story Is Awesome, The Combat Is Fun, Great Graphics, And A Great Open World. It Deserves It's GOTY.
  4. Sep 12, 2017
    10
    The party members are horrible and generic. Open world lacks everything and the story is too simple.
    But what I hate the most are "FAINAL FANTAZI" fanboys, that's why I'll give it a 10.
  5. Sep 11, 2017
    0
    omg, what is this? not a ff seriously.
    ffxv is an incomplete game
    there is not something good in this game.
    story, combat system, fetchquest, world empty, boss, little on-screen minor characters
    easy game, potion and phoenix down and you can win all battle
    all boring
    I just want to say one thing .. F. U.C. K. Y.O.U. square-enix
  6. Sep 10, 2017
    0
    If you've never played a Final Fantasy game before you might like this trash. However, if you came in expecting a good story, likeable characters, an interesting world and an exciting adventure where you're drawn in...you will be disappointed. Yes I am a long time FF fan which means I expect good games, this game is garbage.
  7. Sep 9, 2017
    1
    Square Enix has turned FFXV into a joke with post-game updates. The player now starts the game with a piece of equipment for each party member, which makes them invulnerable to damage, knockdowns, and stats effects. Additionally, an ability the main character unlocks through the storyline has been updated, enabling it to one-shot every enemy in the game, including storyline bosses andSquare Enix has turned FFXV into a joke with post-game updates. The player now starts the game with a piece of equipment for each party member, which makes them invulnerable to damage, knockdowns, and stats effects. Additionally, an ability the main character unlocks through the storyline has been updated, enabling it to one-shot every enemy in the game, including storyline bosses and optional challenge bosses. If this becomes a trend for Final Fantasy, the series is dead. Expand
  8. Sep 3, 2017
    8
    Wow, lots of haters on here... I would give this a 8+ but due to all the nonsense 0 scores I am giving it 10.. Anyone giving this a 0 either is lying or doesn't know anything.. There is no way this game is 0. And frankly disregard all of those reviews!

    I have played the original Final Fantasy 1 on NES. And this game series has evolved greatly over the last 30yrs in my life. This
    Wow, lots of haters on here... I would give this a 8+ but due to all the nonsense 0 scores I am giving it 10.. Anyone giving this a 0 either is lying or doesn't know anything.. There is no way this game is 0. And frankly disregard all of those reviews!

    I have played the original Final Fantasy 1 on NES. And this game series has evolved greatly over the last 30yrs in my life. This game is absolutely wonderful and disregard anyone who says otherwise. I have played over 5hrs+ into it and its awesome! Love the MUSIC - Standby Me, and menu option and screens and etc. The game-play is wonderful, the world is beautiful and the characters grow.

    Some of the pit-falls or challenges I have with this is game is the frame rate issue.. For action sequence games they need 60 frames per sec or it looks slow to me. Also the lack of story in the first 3 chapters is not well thought out and could have made it better. But the open vast world and hunting challenges is fun! I am not a big fan of the spell craft since it looks rushed. I am not a big fan of the equipment, item customization but ok with it. But here is how I broke it down.

    Story - 7.5
    Graphics - 9
    Gameplay - 8
    Sound - 8.5
    Controls - 7
    Overall - 8+

    This goes to my top 5 best Final Fantasy games I have ever played and yes I have played them all!
    1) FF 7
    2) FF 6
    3) FFX
    4) FF XV
    5) FFXII
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  9. Sep 3, 2017
    8
    Моя первая финалка. Прошел только по сюжету. Мне понравилось! увлекательно приключение четверых друзей. Цепляющие истории, необычные преображения. Очень тема взросления и готовности взять на себя ответственность зацепила.
    Хорошая игра.
    Моя первая финалка. Прошел только по сюжету. Мне понравилось! увлекательно приключение четверых друзей. Цепляющие истории, необычные преображения. Очень тема взросления и готовности взять на себя ответственность зацепила.
    Хорошая игра.
  10. Sep 2, 2017
    7
    I've never played a FF game before, so i had no idea what i was getting into. First, i can say that the atmosphere, environment and the art direction is really good, i like it a lot, and the main characters were nice too. But the story seems like it's all over the place, sometimes it seems interesting, and other it seems extremely forced, and there are many sidequests that are extremelyI've never played a FF game before, so i had no idea what i was getting into. First, i can say that the atmosphere, environment and the art direction is really good, i like it a lot, and the main characters were nice too. But the story seems like it's all over the place, sometimes it seems interesting, and other it seems extremely forced, and there are many sidequests that are extremely boring. I don't find the game bad but i can't say is great either. Expand
  11. Aug 31, 2017
    6
    I wish I could rate this game better. I am a long time Final Fantasy fan, I have played every Final Fantasy except I, II and III and tons of other RPGs and JRPGs and action/adventure games. And sadly this game doesn't succeed in being good at none of these categories.
    First, the good things: the gameplay is good, if you are into action RPGs it is one of the best battle systems out there.
    I wish I could rate this game better. I am a long time Final Fantasy fan, I have played every Final Fantasy except I, II and III and tons of other RPGs and JRPGs and action/adventure games. And sadly this game doesn't succeed in being good at none of these categories.
    First, the good things: the gameplay is good, if you are into action RPGs it is one of the best battle systems out there. Even if I prefer more classical systems in RPGs I really enjoyed every fight of my 50 hours of gameplay. Graphics are beautiful. The cities are unique, inventive and beautifully rendered, even if sometimes they lack inspiration, the natural wilderness is vast, diverse and incredibly beautiful, the dungeons are surprisingly interesting and clever.
    But unfortunately that's it. The open world of FFXV may be visually amazing and vast but it is empty and boring. RPG open worlds need content, background story, good, interesting and diverse NPC dialogues, sidequests that expand on the story and the lore. FFXV has nothing of this.
    Story: this is the worst part. It is by far the most boring and worst written story of every Final Fantasy and of most modern RPGs. There is almost no story progression. Few and useless dialogues. Useless and boring NPC chatter which never helps expanding on the world and the story. At no time in the game there is a sense of purpose, an epic turn of events, a tragic worldchanging moment (and the actual ones all happen offscreen). The characters are bland and irritating.
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  12. Aug 28, 2017
    0
    For me Final Fantasy 6 and 7 is the best ones so this xv is realy terrible and should not be named even final fantasy, cant be bothered to play it anymore, story and gameplay is a joke. This is even more worse than ff xii. If you want jrpg tales of games are that.
  13. Aug 26, 2017
    4
    I can't keep it inside any longer. These Final Fantasy XV pointless updates make me sick. Most of those contents should have been in the game since the very beginning.
    Final Fantasy XV is a bad and frustrating game: horrible story telling, quests poorly rewarded, nonexisting combat system, crazy camera angles and an extremely outdated concept of open world.
    Under Hajime Tabata direction,
    I can't keep it inside any longer. These Final Fantasy XV pointless updates make me sick. Most of those contents should have been in the game since the very beginning.
    Final Fantasy XV is a bad and frustrating game: horrible story telling, quests poorly rewarded, nonexisting combat system, crazy camera angles and an extremely outdated concept of open world.
    Under Hajime Tabata direction, the studio even managed to ruin the most characteristic and fun part of the franchise by removing the manual use of summons. Tabata made, in my opinion, a series of very poor business choices...
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  14. Aug 24, 2017
    3
    combat is actually bad. FF15's "open world" is to open worlds what FF13 was to linear games. Systems and menu usage are clunky af. I timed a fast travel loading screen at 1:33, brutal. Im having a really hard time finding anything redeemable about this game. honestly just go play witcher 3 its the game SE was trying to duplicate here.
  15. Aug 24, 2017
    8
    Final Fantasy XV has a completely different gameplay from previous titles. For the first time in the series they use the mechanism of the open world. Since they use the open world mechanism, then I understand why this game was made to be an action RPG. The open-world mechanism was made for action games, so it makes sense for this game to be an action RPG.

    The story of this game is good
    Final Fantasy XV has a completely different gameplay from previous titles. For the first time in the series they use the mechanism of the open world. Since they use the open world mechanism, then I understand why this game was made to be an action RPG. The open-world mechanism was made for action games, so it makes sense for this game to be an action RPG.

    The story of this game is good and interesting, but the problem is if you want to understand the whole story then you have to first watch Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV.

    This new battle system known as Active X Battle (AXB) is similar to the battle system used in Final Fantasy Type-0 and Kingdom Hearts. The player can only control Noctis, while the other characters are controlled by the AI. In battle, the player can use co-op moves that allows interaction with other characters. The magic system is not very good, while the summoning system is interesting. If Noctis gets KO'd then it's game over, but when Noctis falls to 0 HP then begins critical status and you have a limited time to heal. This battle system is good and interesting, but I was hoping that they will use and improve the ATB system from the previous Final Fantasy games. From Final Fantasy XII to Final Fantasy XV, they began to apply a battle system in which a player can only control one character, which is bad. The last Final Fantasy game where the player could control all the characters in the battle was Final Fantasy X. Unfortunately, after the Final Fantasy X series they stopped using the two best battle systems they made. The CTB system from Final Fantasy X and the ATB system from Final Fantasy X-2 were the best-improved versions of the traditional Turn-Based Battle system. They should use and improve one of these two battle systems or both in new Final Fantasy games. The thing I like in this game is the development of characters. The Ascension Grid is much better than the Sphere Grid from Final Fantasy X.

    The idea of the open world is interesting, but they have broken the important rule of JRPGs. At the very beginning, the player can explore the whole world, can complete almost all sidequests and can train all the characters to the maximum level without progressing the story. For me, that's the worst thing in this game. JRPGs must have a semi-open world because in JRPGs the player was supposed to explore the world through the story: step by step the world should open to player to explore, to complete all sidequests and to train all the characters to the maximum level. That they have made this game as a semi-open world and that they put a CTB or ATB system, then this game would be perfect. But since they did not do so, then I gave a score 8 out of 10.

    Conclusion: They have give more effort that this game have a excellent graphics and the mechanism of the open world, but they also should give the same effort to make excellent gameplay. In the end I can say that the game is good but they could do it even better. It's a good JRPG and I enjoyed playing it.
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  16. Aug 18, 2017
    0
    One of the worst JRPG's I've ever played.

    - Horrible boss fights (Leviathan is the worst boss fight ever)
    - Terrible characters (The whole cast is terrible)
    - Awful Combat (A failed Kingdom Hearts Wannabe)
    - Awful Story (Who wrote this garbage?)

    I RECOMMEND EVERYONE WHO LIKES JRPG'S TO STAY AWAY FROM THIS GAME
  17. Aug 15, 2017
    7
    Game definitely grew on me. Platinum'ed it around 55 hours. The story moved quick..not the best of plots but the fighting of different large creatures was entertaining. Overall, not my favorite final fantasy....FF2 and FF7 was the best....this was my 3rd favorite just based on graphics and fun factor. Give this game like 15 hours and it will grow on you. I hated it at first...thought theGame definitely grew on me. Platinum'ed it around 55 hours. The story moved quick..not the best of plots but the fighting of different large creatures was entertaining. Overall, not my favorite final fantasy....FF2 and FF7 was the best....this was my 3rd favorite just based on graphics and fun factor. Give this game like 15 hours and it will grow on you. I hated it at first...thought the fighting was awful...but once you get the hang of it you realize its more than just holding down one button. Expand
  18. Aug 15, 2017
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The final fantasy franchise was built around characters and stories. Multiple characters gained our affection, both villains and heroes, Sephirot, Zell, Stainer, Mika, etc. Every time I played I final fantasy game I prepared my self for some of the most joyful hours of my life. This was not the case.
    Final Fantasy XV is shallow, the characters are not developed, the story is poorly presented and incredibly short, the world is absurdly small with one area, one city and one linear dungeon, giving the player no sense of exploring a world.
    One of the greatest tools for a story teller is empathy, I felt none for the characters or the world, except the very last moment, where a Father must kill his son to save the world, that moment was good, but only because of the Movie.
    The game play and graphics are the only good thing about the game, that's why it gets 3, but those things should come in second, because I still love to replay any final fantasy previous to X, but sure as hell I won't replay final fantasy XV ever.
    Disappointed.
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  19. Aug 12, 2017
    8
    Oh boy, this game surely divides opionions. I did Platinum on it though and my review is based on the release version in 2016. I rarely see a game that is good in so many things and yet fails in so many other things. In the end I had a lot of addicting fun yet I seriously need to complain about some things.

    Graphics 8/10: They overused post processing effects and eeverything looks a
    Oh boy, this game surely divides opionions. I did Platinum on it though and my review is based on the release version in 2016. I rarely see a game that is good in so many things and yet fails in so many other things. In the end I had a lot of addicting fun yet I seriously need to complain about some things.

    Graphics 8/10:
    They overused post processing effects and eeverything looks a bit too blurry, even on PS4 pro. The lighting and character models look great as do some water effects. The scenery looks nice sometimes and sometimes too bland.

    Sound 10/10:
    The only thing this game does not disappoint a single bit: the music. One of the best OST of this decade of any game.

    Fighting system 8/10:
    Well, I was sceptical at first, but it the melee feels right. I had a lot of fun bashing Monsters. One subtraction for the **** up use of Esper and one point subtraction for the use of magic. Nice idea, yet totally ****

    Story 6/10:
    Having consumed brotherhood and the Kingsglaive beforehand I think the story is OK in general but the narration is sparse and it sucks in comparison to almost all older FF.

    Characters 8/10:
    I am only giving them an 8 because I liked them. The charactes are poorly narrrated but they feel alive somehow. The main villain is quite boring. The emo look feels out of place even inside the game world.

    World 7/10:
    The Open World is quite enjoyable yet it is still so damn restricted that it is hilarious. The whole car stuff is and it's controls are barely bearable. The Chocobo makes good of that though. The second part of the game where it get's linear is mediocre at best. And chapter 13 is the worst of any FF game.
    So let's say spend 40 hours until you go on that ship and you will enjoy this game. Afterwards...

    Post game content 8/10:
    You can have some neat stuff there. Yet some of the new dungeons are qite "mad" or bad. Going 4 hours downstairs ... well what a fun.

    If you are a Final Fantasy veteran like myself you really have to create an open state of mind for this one to be able to enjoy it. I did and I enjoyed the game until you take the ship to the more linear experience. Then until the post game content I was in constant disappointment.

    I hope they take their time to redevelop FF 7 remake away from this style.
    So many bad decisions square enix. Your were lucky it is partly fun.
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  20. Aug 11, 2017
    3
    This game was a disappointment. It seems that this game was too long into development that they decided to just publish it in order to get some revenue. But let's go to the review.

    First the core thing in any RPG. The story. It fails to get you invested in the characters. The have removed a large part of the narrative and made it into an also disappointing movie. Without the movie you
    This game was a disappointment. It seems that this game was too long into development that they decided to just publish it in order to get some revenue. But let's go to the review.

    First the core thing in any RPG. The story. It fails to get you invested in the characters. The have removed a large part of the narrative and made it into an also disappointing movie. Without the movie you lose a lot of the backstory needed to understand the characters. I cannot even understand the logic behind this.

    Then the characters. They seem well thought and well written, but none of the gameplay supports this. The characters seem superficial. There's the distant hero, the cook/driver, the tough/camping guy and the photograph guy. Maybe it's just me, but I cannot identify with either of them. I don't care about these characters. Also you cannot control any other guy than the hero (compared to older FF) and there's a lack of women in your squad. So all guys and superficial characters, means that this game is aimed at very young boys and not mature guys (like the ones that have played the first FF games).

    So no gripping story and no interesting characters. But let's go to the gameplay.

    You've got a car! And you move great distances with a car. And it's the most boring thing in this game. Dude I've got a car in real life. Putting fuel in it, or listening music in the car, or getting bored while driving is not an experience that most seek. Only if you're very young and haven't experienced this, then you'll might find it interesting. I load up the game, excited to play the hero, and I'll have to wait 6 real life minutes in order to reach my destination. Meh I'll watch some videos on my phone, or go make a coffee in order to stay awake from the boredom.

    The open world is very sparse! I get bored walking (or riding the chocobo) from point to point, for hunting and generally explore the world. I they could shrink the whole world by 50% then it would be perfect. A few steps and here's something interesting.

    Oh the fighting...! I don't feel that I'm doing anything heroic. I'm definitely not getting bored, but the only thing that makes you feel like a hero, isn't there! I don't decide any strategy for the squad (see FF13), I don't have the choice of actions (see all FF), I don't have an option to pick priorities for the characters (see FF12), no special skills (see FF7), no variety of magic (see FF8). There's nothing special. I can only chose the type of weapon I will use. This makes all enemies the same. I'm leveled up enough, I can kill it. No thought/skill required. This means no challenge to make you feel like a hero.

    Next.... The controls... are "disconnected".

    I'm in a town. I push max forward the stick and the hero is slowly walking. DUDE just run! I don't have time for this. If I wanted to walk, I would press lightly forward. I want to change direction. NOPE. The character needs to think about it. In a few seconds you change direction. Meanwhile I'm raping the controller with my fingers as if its not even listening.

    The same in dungeons or open world. I press max forward. The character runs fast. I'M HAPPY! Then he slows down for no reason! DAMN IT DUDE! Are you tired? I click the left stick in order to force him to run again. He runs for a few feet and then slows down again. RAGE! It's like I'm controlling a bored horse and I have to hit it every few feet in order to run fast.

    This is how I feel like a hero. I'm whipping the hero in order to run!

    Oh and the AI of the other characters. First of all they're usually in the way! WHY OH WHY do you make them run in front of you?! DUDE I'm the leader. I run forward and YOU ALL follow my lead. Nope! After a few feet they run in the same direction as you and pass you. But YOU DONT KNOW WHERE IM GOING YOU IDIOT! I'm the one that controls the game! Just follow me.

    The controls make you disconnected from the character. I want to feel that I'm controlling the character, not that I'm fighting the character for control. And this is constant!

    And another thing. I DONT CARE ABOUT THE PHOTOS. Dude we're trying to save the world and you're asking me "who do you want to take photos of?". I don't care dude. I'm not here for the photos. Not even in real life people care about photos, unless it's someone naked or in embarrassing funny situations. And I haven't seen any photos like this in the game. It's photos of four dudes smiling and/or acting tough and If you're lucky there's some picture of an NPC character. Imagine how ridiculous would be to take a photo of Sephiroth in FF7, or Squall in FF8. The moment they would see you taking a photo, either of them would break your camera on the spot. This silly superficial photo thing breaks the whole immersion.

    The creators in this game seem to lack direction. It seems that the guys that made the previous FF games have left and the latest games lack this glue that makes the games special. Maybe it's just me...
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  21. Aug 11, 2017
    7
    Around 10 years of waiting and we finally get our hands on Final Fantasy XV and with at least 100+ hours clocked in here’s my thoughts if it was worth the wait.

    Story/Characters: An area where Square Enix rarely disappoints is the story but sadly XV’s story confused the **** out of me with its rough pacing leaving more questions than answers, i feel the game has been cut up which
    Around 10 years of waiting and we finally get our hands on Final Fantasy XV and with at least 100+ hours clocked in here’s my thoughts if it was worth the wait.

    Story/Characters:
    An area where Square Enix rarely disappoints is the story but sadly XV’s story confused the **** out of me with its rough pacing leaving more questions than answers, i feel the game has been cut up which should be a big no-no for us gamer's.

    The characters in XV are as empty as they come they lacked the characterization needed, the only characters you give a damn about are the main protagonists [Noctis, Prompto, Ignis & Gladilous] they had personalities to their own and moments on screen to care about them but for the rest i cared little for and at times i found myself wondering where certain characters disappeared to throughout the game, I must say though the characters were well designed but deserved more screen time like Ravus & Aranea.
    4/10

    Gameplay:
    My only problem with the combat is it can get very irritating in small areas thanks to annoying camera angles but despite that the combat system in XV is epic and works smoothly in open areas especially with combat techniques and link strikes with your comrades and with more unlocked nodes in the Ascension grid the more techniques for you to use at your disposal.

    Speaking of the Ascension grid, it is the place where you can improve your party’s stats, combat moves, and much more, I must admit though I didn’t like the design of the ascension grid with some nodes requiring too much AP which is ridiculous unless you grind it out also I would’ve preferred individual grids for each party member.

    The Magic system aka Elemancy is different compared to previous FF, it is quite simple to use but can be confusing at first, sadly using magic in XV though can become more of a burden then help because magic spells hit your own party members and the item needed to negate that is attached with the Holiday Pack + [a paid option], cmon Enix.

    Side quests could arguably be the games second biggest flaw, they all could've been implemented better into the game, some were uninspiring [eg find 5 frogs, smh] and some just felt vital to the main story [eg the dungeons with Royal Arms/Tombs]. I like the quantity of SQ in XV but here they quickly become tedious.

    There’s Bounties which introduce you to tougher enemies and Dungeons, where you face even greater enemies and gain better items and weapons but most of these can be easily skipped or missed if just completing the main quests.

    Here a few things that could've made XV better - a bestiary for better knowledge on daemons and wildlife, a better way to skim through time, better items for end game content, reasonable AP costs in the Ascension grid, better depth into side quests - so many little things could’ve been done to make this game a masterpiece.

    Visuals/Sound:
    XV is visually a gorgeous game from the beautiful city of Altissia to the very little details like getting dirty after exploring for long periods and being soaked by the rain, nothing negative to say here just an awesome job done. 10/10

    The music in Final Fantasy’s are usually very memorable and XV doesn’t fail with a beautiful score but the only let down is the game doesn’t showcase all its great music composed for it.
    A great option though I must mention is the chance to purchase old soundtracks from previous FF [in game] for those big FF fans out there which can be listened to in your car the Regallia or the MP3 item. 8/10

    Fun Factor/Challenge:
    XV is definitely a enjoyable game with some jaw dropping moments but the game might be a little easy for the hardcore gamer, the main story can be completed in just over 30 hours but if you choose to enjoy every bit of the game then it has well over 50 hours of content to enjoy,

    XV though has seemed to cater to a more casual audience and new comers to the series which is fine but they compromised what made FF a legendary franchise, a epic story with great storytelling and meaningful characters. But I cant ignore the amazing visuals and score, awesome combat system and the four badass lead protagonists.

    Verdict: 7/10
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  22. Aug 11, 2017
    8
    Does this FF has some flaws, yes, for sure. I still like it overall, some of the new ideas worked and some didn't. The story wasn't as jumbled as everyone said it was, minus a few things in the beginning. I loved the ending chapters and I think this has one of the best FF villains to date. The ending few boss battles are fantastic, things become dire, and I love when FF games get intoDoes this FF has some flaws, yes, for sure. I still like it overall, some of the new ideas worked and some didn't. The story wasn't as jumbled as everyone said it was, minus a few things in the beginning. I loved the ending chapters and I think this has one of the best FF villains to date. The ending few boss battles are fantastic, things become dire, and I love when FF games get into darker themes. This is a great story and a good game, not fantastic, but good. Glad I spent the time with it. A Solid 8 Expand
  23. Aug 9, 2017
    8
    Great game. Have A LOT of problems with the argument and her developmet. And that's sad...because what propose is really good.
    The art of the world , characters and enemies is a masterpirce. And the music too.
  24. Aug 8, 2017
    0
    0/10 this game is trash, name one good thing about it i dare you cos i cant find anything good to say at best id give it a 3/10 but from a company this large with this much money and time to put into a game this is a shameful product.
  25. Aug 7, 2017
    0
    Story: Dreadful, full of plotholes, don't even bother trying to understand it.
    Gameplay: Worst gameplay of all time, camera continuously getting in the way, hold down x and square and hope for the best.
    Music: Good. Sidequests: Shoot yourself in the head because that's way more enjoyable than doing these. Open world: It is very open, with a lot of space... and that's it, just space.
    Story: Dreadful, full of plotholes, don't even bother trying to understand it.
    Gameplay: Worst gameplay of all time, camera continuously getting in the way, hold down x and square and hope for the best.
    Music: Good.
    Sidequests: Shoot yourself in the head because that's way more enjoyable than doing these.
    Open world: It is very open, with a lot of space... and that's it, just space. Nothing worth mentioning goes on, except for helping the occasional broken down car. WHAOSOCOOL.
    Second-half of the game: Get yourself some chips and a soda, put on some netflix, lay back and hold down the analog stick forward, because all you will be doing is going in a straight line from here on out.
    Overall: False advertisement, none of the trailers from 2006-2013 (that basically sold the game for a lot of people) contain anything in the final game.
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  26. Aug 6, 2017
    10
    I want to say that I love this game, It has awesome music, graphics, story and characters. I give it a 10. I recommend this game 100%. You have to play this game once in your life, I assure you that you never going to leave it , you are going to come back always to play it.
  27. Aug 6, 2017
    9
    Final Fantasy XV is the newest title in the long-running Final Fantasy and as a veteran to the series I was incredibly excited to play the newest entry. I didn't get the chance upon release unfortunately as real life took a lot of my time away from me, but when I finally got to play the game I had nothing but a blast.

    The development of the game was a bit rocky, that much is clear, the
    Final Fantasy XV is the newest title in the long-running Final Fantasy and as a veteran to the series I was incredibly excited to play the newest entry. I didn't get the chance upon release unfortunately as real life took a lot of my time away from me, but when I finally got to play the game I had nothing but a blast.

    The development of the game was a bit rocky, that much is clear, the thing is about the game though is that despite this rough time pre-release when the game came out it wasn't a mess or a disappointment, or even bad in any way, in fact quite the opposite as the game was fun, entertaining and even good. The feeling however was strange because it was still quite rough around the edges with a few little hiccups here and there.

    Despite these flaws though the game never really let me down when playing it however, which was the most surprising factor.

    Now to be more specific, this game clearly has a lot of love put into it from start to finish and really is a Final Fantasy for first timers and newcomers probably being the closest to the original in terms of feeling since the pre-VII titles. With the story whilst being a bit rushed in the later half still had some very epic and otherwise emotional moments. The characters were some of the most likable characters to have ever been introduced and the world was beautiful from start to finish.

    It may not have been perfect, but overall it was a fun ride and isn't that the most you can ask for in a game?
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  28. Aug 6, 2017
    8
    I love this franchise and at the same time, I struggle with it because, I feel they cant live up to the hype. Not because these games suck, they are beautiful and amazing, but after soooo many releases, how do you continue to impress? Cool as game but tough think back to from FF2-7.
  29. Aug 4, 2017
    8
    More than a decade in development and this is the result. Ok let me start right. I am not a great FF fan. In fact, I started this franchise not so long ago. First played VII then X and then VI. I have loved all of those. I went to play this game because of hype. Everybody was playing so I figured out, well it must be good so let's give it a shot. After roughly 30 hours more or less, I canMore than a decade in development and this is the result. Ok let me start right. I am not a great FF fan. In fact, I started this franchise not so long ago. First played VII then X and then VI. I have loved all of those. I went to play this game because of hype. Everybody was playing so I figured out, well it must be good so let's give it a shot. After roughly 30 hours more or less, I can give an honest opinion. Graphics: generally fine, cutscenes are pristine, facial animations are out of sync and outdated. Gameplay: probably the biggest change and it is kind of a mess. There is so much going on on the screen that it feels convoluted. And the matter of fact that you can only control Noctis, gives the other teammates less value compared to when other FF games encouraged you to use them too. Gameplay has two or three good, relatively epic parts but that's it. Music: not bad. Story: now this is where things go really wrong. The game starts simple enough and as you progress, things start to get more complicated. I can tell you that story wise, the game starts solid enough but it just can't keep up later on. Character development is dumbed down to the point where I did not cared at all about any of them, even in the pointless offscreen deaths. The story has some good parts like any game but it falls heavily short compared to other FF games. The final aspect that really makes this game suffer are the quests. RPG games need good quests. Quests that have depth and sense. Most of the quests here are given only by a handful of characters and basically consist of fetching stuff. Quests are very very repetitive and have no sense of value. If I did them, it was only to grind some exp. points out. A good RPG game needs a solid story and great quests. This game lacks both departments. The game has some enjoyable parts but it falls apart by messy gameplay, bad uncompleted story/character development, and terrible sidequests. Expand
  30. Jul 31, 2017
    2
    I had hope for this game, because of the good user and critic reviews. Ultimately, it was disappointing. If you take away the repetitive and intentionally time-consuming side quests, this is a very short game, with only a few small set pieces. I quickly went from start to sidequests, then immediately to end game.

    The world also feels small. Much of it looks and has the same feel.
    I had hope for this game, because of the good user and critic reviews. Ultimately, it was disappointing. If you take away the repetitive and intentionally time-consuming side quests, this is a very short game, with only a few small set pieces. I quickly went from start to sidequests, then immediately to end game.

    The world also feels small. Much of it looks and has the same feel.

    I never connected with the characters, either. Prompto is unnecessarily insecure and his personal twist falls flat, feeling like an afterthought. I watched the anime beforehand, which does help to provide some background.

    It's upsetting that the success of this may force a similar direction in the future.
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  31. Jul 26, 2017
    10
    It is one of the best Final Fantasy that I have ever played. The graphics are awesome, the history is interesting and there is a lot, but a lot of secondary missions and the world of the game is really beautiful, with a lot of places and dungeons to explore and items to find in this world. You will probably want to do all the hunts, level up and do all the missions if you start to play it.
  32. Jul 25, 2017
    2
    This game was a disappointment. It had good music and the game had a good start but after chapter 8 you know the game was rushed and that is when the game took a really bad nose dive. Parts of the game were missing only to be released as DLC way too late (99% of people had already finished the game, no point in mid game DLC, it really needed to be a part of the game from the start). TheThis game was a disappointment. It had good music and the game had a good start but after chapter 8 you know the game was rushed and that is when the game took a really bad nose dive. Parts of the game were missing only to be released as DLC way too late (99% of people had already finished the game, no point in mid game DLC, it really needed to be a part of the game from the start). The game doesn't feel like an RPG and the magic system was bland. Many side quests but a very short main story, way too short. World was beautiful but also too big and empty. The game did not feel like a Final Fantasy game. The game was rushed at the end. The ending was too bland, short, filled with loop holes and dark for my taste. Expand
  33. Jul 23, 2017
    10
    Final Fantasy XV é um dos jogos mais incríveis que já joguei ,mais especificamente meu terceiro favorito ,e o jogo que me lançou a essa franquia incrível .Reconheço que o jogo não é perfeito e sei quais são seus defeitos (missões secundárias fracas ,elementos da história mau explicados ) ,mas nada disso tira o brilho do jogo e suas qualidades ofuscam de forma enorme os defeitos ,comoFinal Fantasy XV é um dos jogos mais incríveis que já joguei ,mais especificamente meu terceiro favorito ,e o jogo que me lançou a essa franquia incrível .Reconheço que o jogo não é perfeito e sei quais são seus defeitos (missões secundárias fracas ,elementos da história mau explicados ) ,mas nada disso tira o brilho do jogo e suas qualidades ofuscam de forma enorme os defeitos ,como ótimos personagens ,um lindo mundo aberto ,grande quantidade de conteúdo ,gráficos lindos ,trilha sonora linda ,ótimo sistema de combate e exploração e etc... Expand
  34. Jul 21, 2017
    1
    10 long years I waited for this. What are the paid shills who write the 7-10 score reviews saying?

    - "A Beautiful Open World" - that you can't even explore openly because of invisible barriers. While some parts are nice (the parts shown in the trailer) most of the world feels barren and empty as if it hasn't seen any attention from the developers. The cities are lifeless and there is
    10 long years I waited for this. What are the paid shills who write the 7-10 score reviews saying?

    - "A Beautiful Open World" - that you can't even explore openly because of invisible barriers. While some parts are nice (the parts shown in the trailer) most of the world feels barren and empty as if it hasn't seen any attention from the developers. The cities are lifeless and there is absolutely no sense of exploration, any secret area you find usually contains nothing more than a crafting material. Even the need to talk to a NPC merchat is alleviated by allowing you to shop from your car.

    - "easy to learn and fun combat mechanics " - yeah its pretty easy to hold a button down to Auto Attack and a button down to dodge. Its especially easy to learn when you its pretty much impossible for you to die - when you "go down" you simply limp about with your MAX HP draining until another party member can bring you back to your feet. Phoenix Down's are also so plentiful that even when my entire party was wiped out "Downed" Noctis was able to throw a Phoenix Down and we are back in business holding Auto Attack and Dodge - SO FUN.

    - "a lot of depth to the combat that can be reached by the big verity of weapons" - This i don't get. Its fake depth, with the exception of a few , most weapons are re-skinned melee weapons , the game is essentially a Hack-n-Slash. Magic has been dumbed down to 3 basic elements that can be infused to give bonus effects. (not to mention you have to gather materials to craft the spell) Even the summons have been dumbed down to a RNG chance of occurring.

    - "So many side quests you can't hardly focus on the main story (a pro, not a con) and that don't feel at all repetitive" - NOT REPETITIVE? Every single side quest in this game is a shallow attempt at adding depth to a lifeless game. --- Talk to unimportant irrelevant NPC with no memorable quotes or background, go to Point A. Return to NPC. Receive Item. Every "side-quest" has this structure. Think Preston Garvey in FO4.

    - "challenging hunts" - the only challenging thing about the hunts in this game is finding the willpower to continue playing the game long enough to reach the interesting hunts.

    i'm not going to comment on the story because I personally couldn't find the strength to finish it (stopped at Chapter 11)

    People who claim that the bad reviews are from Turn based purists or whatever need to have a serious think about what this game does right. No sense of exploration, simplified and dumbed down RPG mechanics, shallow lifeless world and characters, and don't even get me started on that horrible car.
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  35. Jul 20, 2017
    10
    Dont listen to everyone giving this game bad reviews. It's one of the most impressive open world games of all time. Most of the people complaining are living in the past, final fantasy is taking a turn for the better. Gone is the boring, tedious and easy turned based combat system. With an open world this big, a turn based system would never work. The combat is new and refreshing andDont listen to everyone giving this game bad reviews. It's one of the most impressive open world games of all time. Most of the people complaining are living in the past, final fantasy is taking a turn for the better. Gone is the boring, tedious and easy turned based combat system. With an open world this big, a turn based system would never work. The combat is new and refreshing and despite what people say it's very engaging and challenging at times. The people who say it's easy are outright lying or they played the game on easy and overleveled to the point where there was no more challenge. Essentially final fantasy 15 is an incredible game with amazing graphics, music, characters, and combat. Ignore all the scores below 5 as they are biased, close minded haters who can't accept change. Expand
  36. Jul 18, 2017
    10
    Game Rating: 96.5
    I do not understand all of the hate towards this game. I can understand the wait but the continuous criticism of the gameplay sickens me. In other games, such as the Resident Evil franchise, there have been sporadic change in gameplay that revolutionized and gave life to the series. I feel that this gameplay change from turned based combat to real time combat is
    Game Rating: 96.5
    I do not understand all of the hate towards this game. I can understand the wait but the continuous criticism of the gameplay sickens me. In other games, such as the Resident Evil franchise, there have been sporadic change in gameplay that revolutionized and gave life to the series. I feel that this gameplay change from turned based combat to real time combat is brilliant and outstanding.

    When you have many other titles in development, lack of development thinking this would be apart of FFXIII as a side story and a rebranding, an engine change and next gen development would make a game sidetracked to 10 years in development. With that being said, was it worth the wait?

    ABSOLUTELY! The game has its flaws, but it shows new LIFE in the Final Fantasy series, now we can turn away from the turned based combat and indeed move with other things and I would like to see more of this real time combat in the series. The REAL TIME COMBAT is what really got me interested in playing this title to completion. An adult version and Final Fantasy version of Kingdom Hearts is what I had thought about this game at first.

    The storyline of the game is incredible until the end as I feel that the ending of the game could have used more build-up when Noctis awakened after his 10 year slumber. Moving forward with this, the FPS could have improved as well as there was some lag in the Frame Rate. I have seen that Final Fantasy XV's interface has a lack of design and which really knocks down my rating for this game. But as I have been playing it, the open world is beautiful and outstanding.

    The activities in this game is endless and lasts a long time which really brings out the 10 years I have been waiting for. The main characters really bring out the definition of BROTHERHOOD. I love the communication and relationships with all of the main characters. I am also a fan of the supporting characters. Gameplay was extremely fun the story is gripping and heartbreaking straight at the end. This game I will definitely be playing again!

    THE DLCs I will say there could have been improved but as we see the next few episodes, I can see longevity in this game and more room for REAL TIME GAMEPLAY in the Final Fantasy series.
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  37. Jul 18, 2017
    8
    After trying the demo, I wasn't going to buy the full game but while PSN had a misprice, I decided to pick it up and I'm really glad I did :)

    The thing that put me off the demo was the combat system but it turned out that it was one of the strongest parts of the game, once I gave it enough time. It's neither turn-based, nor full ARPG, something in between... What turned out to be
    After trying the demo, I wasn't going to buy the full game but while PSN had a misprice, I decided to pick it up and I'm really glad I did :)

    The thing that put me off the demo was the combat system but it turned out that it was one of the strongest parts of the game, once I gave it enough time.
    It's neither turn-based, nor full ARPG, something in between...
    What turned out to be great was the fact that you are given a pause in the action which gives you an opportunity to use libra/scan to devise the best strategy and gifted the ability to switch out your party's gear and spells to suit the foes you're fighting.
    In previous FF games, you'd have to lose the battle before being able to change anything.
    Many people have criticised that all you do is hold circle throughout fights - these people haven't taken on any challenging foes yet - you certainly can't take on some of the later bosses without near constant blocking, waiting for the opportunity to attack.

    The graphics are gorgeous and the story is good too.
    The skills (fishing, photography, etc) are irrelevant but diverting if you want more out of your game.

    The thing that let the game down is the main characters - they look like a K-Pop band and act in a mostly repugnant nature.
    They in no way make you care about them.
    Noct grows as a character towards the end of the game but not much and not convincingly.
    The only main character I felt any warmth towards was Ignis (no pun intended).

    It's only the fact that I bought the game digitally that I put in the effort to find a real gem of an ARPG but if I had bought the disc, I'm not sure I'd have put the effort in and would have traded it in quickly, with an altogether different opinion of the game.
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  38. 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 de Final Fantasy IX esta saga ha caído en picado y parece hundirse poco a poco...
  39. Jul 12, 2017
    5
    FFXV is a disgrace of FF franchises. I had known before played that this game was not much good, still it was even worse than my expectation. I could not bring myself to finish it. I stopped at the middle of chapter 5. The major problem is the story writing is so terrible, "VERY TERRIBLE". It started with boredom and kept on going with boredom. I heard that the latter chapters are evenFFXV is a disgrace of FF franchises. I had known before played that this game was not much good, still it was even worse than my expectation. I could not bring myself to finish it. I stopped at the middle of chapter 5. The major problem is the story writing is so terrible, "VERY TERRIBLE". It started with boredom and kept on going with boredom. I heard that the latter chapters are even more of boredom so I decided to give up. I did not buy this game just to chill out with car driving or fishing or cooking meal. I need excitement. FF series always create excitement but this game fail miserably in this area. ( Actually, I am a fan of FF, but I won't protect it because of that)

    Combat system is one and only ok thing in the game. It is just ok not great. Most of the time, you don't know what you are doing. Keep blocking and waiting for parrying are the safest way to win yet most boring way but you have no choice because the battle always become chaos. Legendary weapons will drains your hp (I don't know who come up with this idea but it is stupid.) It is fun for a while before you start feeling repetitive for doing the same and the same. You have no control of your friends either, which contradict with the standard of FF series thus far. It is unique system though so I don't want to be harsh but it is barely hold players. It needs refinement. Magic is an item now WTF and Summoning has no freedom. Many things went wrong here.

    Other Bad Points
    1. Loading time kills the game
    2.Car speed is too slow
    3.No girl in your party (Seriously ?)
    4.Graphic is not that impressive.
    5.Boring uninspired sidequests
    6.Music is not memorable as other previous FF title

    Good point ?? - I don't know, can't think of any. Maybe Luna looks good, that is it

    Overall, it is just an barely ok game. It has length, open world and unique battle system, but they should not put the "FF" name on this one. If you are looking to open-world game, I suggest go for Horizon Zero Dawn instead. 5 of 10 is a very generous score from me. Without an acceptable yet flawed combat system, the score would have been much lower.
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  40. Jul 10, 2017
    9
    Muy buen juego si te gusta el rol, grandes personajes gráficos y jugabilidad, la historia esta mal contada y el juego no esta muy bien traducido al castellano. Gran juego para divertirse un buen rato sobretodo si os gustan los action rpg. Totalmente recomendado, pero no os espereis el mejor JRPG.
  41. Jul 9, 2017
    8
    Yeah, not the best game in the series, but that does not make it bad. The game has very good battle system, a colorful challenge summoned and raznostoronnii soundtrack
  42. Jul 5, 2017
    0
    Graphics are insane
    Musics are good
    Timeplay : Short
    Gameplay : Sucks
    Story : Totally Sucks
    Difficulty : Very Easy
    Side Quest : Repeated boring side quest
    Overall : Boring game and nothing special to be remembered.
  43. Jul 5, 2017
    3
    THE WORST FF game to this time. Don't believe the bought opinions here- this game is like having a cancer. Even FF XII was masterpiece compared to this ****
  44. Jul 5, 2017
    9
    Un jeu fait avec le coeur, pas parfait malheureusement mais un excellent jeu quand même, le jeu est injustement bashé par un effet de masse , les joueurs sont des moutons.
  45. Jun 27, 2017
    9
    Easily the best Final Fantasy title in a decade; FFXV comes with a great story, likable characters and a modern battle system. There's hundreds of hours of fun monster battling to be had in a beautiful open world and that would make it good; what makes it great is the relationships between the four main characters.

    Truly a Final Fantasy for fans and first-timers (to crib shamelessly
    Easily the best Final Fantasy title in a decade; FFXV comes with a great story, likable characters and a modern battle system. There's hundreds of hours of fun monster battling to be had in a beautiful open world and that would make it good; what makes it great is the relationships between the four main characters.

    Truly a Final Fantasy for fans and first-timers (to crib shamelessly from the opening spiel.
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  46. Jun 26, 2017
    10
    I bought this game! I was sure it is something special and huge. I see many negative comments on this game and I know why they're there...it's because people play it on their own. That's wrong. THIS GAME YOU MUST PLAY TOHETHER WITH YOUR FRIEND! Sharing idies, exchenging emotions of all the epic stuff whats in there, be a crazy quest doer and hunter, u must really PLAY this game toI bought this game! I was sure it is something special and huge. I see many negative comments on this game and I know why they're there...it's because people play it on their own. That's wrong. THIS GAME YOU MUST PLAY TOHETHER WITH YOUR FRIEND! Sharing idies, exchenging emotions of all the epic stuff whats in there, be a crazy quest doer and hunter, u must really PLAY this game to understand what it delivers. When me and my friend finished this game...we were like, OMG that was a masterpiece!!! Noctis will be remembered as an amazing character, he reallt feels like a main role. Everything else is great too, battles, game mechanix abilities are really interesting. This game is damn beautiful too. It is a beautiful game, I was blown away by the ending. It is a great new-gen experience. It also got me to a point - nowadays games are HUGE you should just enjoy every bit of it. Again Just my opinion and I respect what everybody else thinks, neither good or bad about it. Thanks Expand
  47. Jun 19, 2017
    9
    This one has waited on for almost too long. The long awaited Noctis story and it does deliver. With fun combat and very good story, and oh boy that soundtrack which is superb this can stand easily as one of the better FF games we've gotten over the past years.
  48. Jun 16, 2017
    6
    This game is a collection of so many great elements but fail so hard to assemble them into one whole game.
    + Decent combat mechanism with BEST ever RPG combat animation
    + Top Tier BGM + Excellent mazes (however most of them are "hidden" and unrelated to the main story) + Ecological environment + Food and fishing + Touching ending - INCOMPLETE game - The story except for the ending
    This game is a collection of so many great elements but fail so hard to assemble them into one whole game.
    + Decent combat mechanism with BEST ever RPG combat animation
    + Top Tier BGM
    + Excellent mazes (however most of them are "hidden" and unrelated to the main story)
    + Ecological environment
    + Food and fishing
    + Touching ending
    - INCOMPLETE game
    - The story except for the ending is totally DISASTER (not even match their own movie)
    - Meaningless and redundant side quests
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    It looks like their ideal game contains part A-B-C-D-E-F and so on. However, they have only finished part A and a little bit of part B. So basically after part B you are rushing towards the end with lots of unanswered questions and confusing story development.

    However I still enjoy this game. But for those who are considering, maybe you should avoid this current version and save your time.
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  49. Jun 11, 2017
    2
    It was a big disappointment.
    A really long development, change of titles, project reformed, two other artworks created and STILL feels rushed.
    Between the plot that's nothing new from SE, Nomura's designs being a reuse of other characters and not owning this entry of the saga, the game being really pretty but empty of content other FF had. And really, making mandatory to watch both
    It was a big disappointment.
    A really long development, change of titles, project reformed, two other artworks created and STILL feels rushed.
    Between the plot that's nothing new from SE, Nomura's designs being a reuse of other characters and not owning this entry of the saga, the game being really pretty but empty of content other FF had.
    And really, making mandatory to watch both Kingsglaive and Brotherhood so you have the background of the MAIN STORY of a JRPG? Look, those works are supposed to EXPAND the in-game story, not being the **** main source. And the very fact they're patching the plot, you know, the strong part in any RPG game, it's the final nail in the coffin.
    The combat is dynamic but the very fact you have to maintain pressed the buttons instead of the classic tapping makes it strange to form combos to quickly eliminate enemies, the fact you can't change your party members at ANY MOMENT (A Final Fantasy video with no other option for party members, what?!) and oh boy, the magic.
    This is the first Final Fantasy game I'm not using either magic or summons in a tactic scenario, because one happens in random occasions and the other is "Friendly fire for everyone"
    And so far the DLCs lauched should have been in the story. From the beginning.
    I'm sorry, SE, but you can't live up by the name alone.
    You need to back it up with good games.
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  50. Jun 10, 2017
    7
    Compared to previous games, this one felt rather basic. I really enjoyed the gameplay though, it felt refreshing to have free combat instead of turn-based fights. Visually amazing
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    Jun 10, 2017
    6
    As a hardcore final fantasy fan for nearly a decade and waiting for this game to come out for a half of a decade I feel like I was punished for my devotion to this game. This game takes everything you love about the final fantasy universe and cuts it down to a barebones minimalistic and trendy piece of garbage. Final Fantasy is supposed to be a magical realm of wonder and awe but instead,As a hardcore final fantasy fan for nearly a decade and waiting for this game to come out for a half of a decade I feel like I was punished for my devotion to this game. This game takes everything you love about the final fantasy universe and cuts it down to a barebones minimalistic and trendy piece of garbage. Final Fantasy is supposed to be a magical realm of wonder and awe but instead, we get a boring lifeless world with pointless fetch side quests. zero spells, a 10-hour main storyline filled with plotholes which lead to an incomplete and incoherent storyline with travelling that takes WAY to long to get anywhere and will literally waste your time trying to get from point A to B.

    Pros:
    - Combat animations are good.
    - The soundtrack is wonderfully done.
    - 4 main protagonists are likeable.
    - Day/Night Transitions look nice.

    Cons:
    - The open world is a barren wasteland filled with little to nothing to do.
    - There is a huge amount of downtime in this game when going from point A to B.
    - Exploration offer's zero rewards as items are static and can be bought it stores.
    - Poorly balanced combat, the fights are either way too easy or way too hard.
    - Levelling your characters really does not offer anything significant to your hero's ability.
    - Combat does not evolve whatsoever from the start of the game to the finish.
    - Huge lack of skills for the team that get outclassed by the next unlocked skill, Noctis does not have a single skill other than the armiger and warp striking.
    - Fighting monsters and enemies in the world always will always feel like a one-sided fight/you have all this power and you fight enemies with no magic or ability skills.
    - 2 cities in the entire game. (no this is not a joke)
    - The inability to simply go up to and have a conversation with a single NPC in the game. (FF1 had this and so did every other FF game so why not this one?)
    - The most incoherent storyline that tells you the who, what, where, when but then fails to tell you the why and how in the main storyline. (THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF ANALYZING A STORY!)
    - Kingsglaive, the Brotherhood anime, justice monsters five, and kings knight where a complete waste of resources and could have been just used for FFXV.
    - To understand the entire game world you must buy the official strategy guide for footnotes.
    - All story cutscene options give you the same outcome.
    - Cup Noodle commercial quest... (I really wish I was kidding but I am not)
    - No spell

    The worst part is that hardcore fans of this series which should have been the number one priority in pleasing were punished for being hardcore fans and by watching all the active time reports as soon as they came out should benefit a person not hurt their experience If you where someone like me who watched the ATR's then guess what, you just witnessed literally the first 7 chapters of the game's cutscenes chopped from the game and presented in a random order. I thought I saw maybe 1-3% of what the game had to offer but instead, it was more like 40-45% of what the game had to offer. So instead of trying to make a truly great and genre changing RPG like Tabata claimed, instead we get a generic world full of borrowed outdated and overused mechanics from games like Uncharted, Farcry and Skyrim. I could have forgiven all that if the story was no rushed to death... This is a statement from Hajime Tabata about the complaints about the story in FFXV "We didn't want to create a comprehensive and perfectly balanced story in this game" -HT. So he went with the walking dead style of storyline telling where you don't tell you audience jack and expect them to come up with their own fan theories and outlooks for the game!?!? Because if that is was the intention to make a game with a BS story line then mission accomplished. You could have made an actual RPG game with actual good storytelling but Tabata didn't want to? Absolute total BS excuse... This game had so much potential and how this sold 5 million copies blows my mind...
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  52. Jun 6, 2017
    9
    First of all, the game isn't all that they promised there is some flaws, and there is no denying to it in it's history principally. But judging by what was given to us for a game that changed engine and director as many times as it changed. It's a very good game, beautiful, fantastic, and with a good history. The history may seems incomplete at some points, but if you pay attention to theFirst of all, the game isn't all that they promised there is some flaws, and there is no denying to it in it's history principally. But judging by what was given to us for a game that changed engine and director as many times as it changed. It's a very good game, beautiful, fantastic, and with a good history. The history may seems incomplete at some points, but if you pay attention to the scenarios and locations there is information, it's a rich universe but the way that this universe was explicated to us is a bit frustrating in the game it should have been told by better ways, But this game is a very good one, Expand
  53. Jun 6, 2017
    6
    Gostei parcialmente do jogo, comprei por ele representar um fóssil vivo de FF versus 13, pelos anos de desenvolvimento acreditei que o jogo seria grande.

    Mas não é bem assim, ele é pequeno com um mundo grande. Pontos positivos: Trilha Sonora, realismo gráfico, IA incrível, animação e comportamento dos seus amigos são realistas demais, mundo vasto para explorar e bastante monstros para
    Gostei parcialmente do jogo, comprei por ele representar um fóssil vivo de FF versus 13, pelos anos de desenvolvimento acreditei que o jogo seria grande.

    Mas não é bem assim, ele é pequeno com um mundo grande.
    Pontos positivos: Trilha Sonora, realismo gráfico, IA incrível, animação e comportamento dos seus amigos são realistas demais, mundo vasto para explorar e bastante monstros para caçar.

    Pontos negativos: Sistema de batalha quase não usa estratégias, sistema de magia muito repetido e sem graça, nada a ver com o que foi mostrado no Platinum Demo, o mapa tem poucas cidades para explorar, o jogo é curto, só dá pra pegar o Regalia Type F no final e isto não é importante para o jogo, o jogo é difícil, mas se torna ridiculamente fácil por não deixar morrer até que use todos os Phoenix Down no inventário. Até o momento a SE não tem ampliado o jogo como deveria o que me leva a crer que o Jogo está finalizado e nada vai ficar diferente, temos que engolir seco. Muitos personagens temporários são inúteis e que fazem muita falta no decorrer do jogo. A luta final é ridiculamente fácil enquanto as caçadas tem criaturas mais poderosas que o chefe final, isso é bastante incoerente.
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  54. Jun 2, 2017
    7
    About 70 hours played, Final Fantasy XV, in his most part, have a lot of fun to offer, amazing boss fights, cool giants bosses that you ever played, and a great variety of monsters to fight of. About the story, until the game starts to not be open world anymore, it gets kind of faster, trying to end it to quick, some dlcs wich should be in the game, but it's not bad, just not so good as itAbout 70 hours played, Final Fantasy XV, in his most part, have a lot of fun to offer, amazing boss fights, cool giants bosses that you ever played, and a great variety of monsters to fight of. About the story, until the game starts to not be open world anymore, it gets kind of faster, trying to end it to quick, some dlcs wich should be in the game, but it's not bad, just not so good as it could be, the characters are the best here, the dynamics that you have while traveling, fighting and in the story, principally at the chapter eleven, makes the game so much fun and enjoyable. Poor side quests, in my opinion, just a feel really worth to get it done. The landscape is beautifu, had never seen a blue so touching in the sky or the sea like it is in this game. Expand
  55. Jun 2, 2017
    7
    In spite of stellar graphic design, flashy combat mechanic, and a phenomenal musical score, Final Fantasy 15 fails to live up to the reputation of its predecessors. Too many unsettled plot holes fail to explain why we must travel from one place, to the next.
    This entry into the series deserves a passing grade, at best. But the game ultimately lends little meaning to our progress.
  56. May 28, 2017
    9
    Game: Final Fantasy XV
    Genre: Action RPG
    Developer: Squareenix System: Playstation 4 (PS4) Total Score: 89/100 Value Score: 8.9/10 Number of Hours to complete main story: 46 hours • Story: 8/10 • Characters: 9/10 • GamePlay: 8/10 • Graphics: 8/10 • Sound: 9/10 • Music: 10/10 • Length: 10/10 • Replay Value: 9/10 • Player Value: 8/10 Pros +Great and engaging combat
    Game: Final Fantasy XV
    Genre: Action RPG
    Developer: Squareenix
    System: Playstation 4 (PS4)
    Total Score: 89/100
    Value Score: 8.9/10

    Number of Hours to complete main story: 46 hours

    • Story: 8/10
    • Characters: 9/10
    • GamePlay: 8/10
    • Graphics: 8/10
    • Sound: 9/10
    • Music: 10/10
    • Length: 10/10
    • Replay Value: 9/10
    • Player Value: 8/10

    Pros
    +Great and engaging combat system
    +Great character interactions and cutscenes
    +Fantastic OST that also consists of songs from different FF games
    +A lot of fanservice for those that have a long history and nostalgia of the game series through items, monsters, etc
    +Very lengthy, takes about 45 to 50 hours to complete at normal mode
    +Consists of a lot of sidequests, hunts and optional dungeons which increase replay value
    +New Game+ is available
    +Multiple difficulty modes
    +Decent number of mini games such as Justice monsters and fishing
    +Social media options such as uploading photos taken

    Cons
    -Magic system and summon system are not as great as previous FF games (summons are done rarely and magic you create or combine with items/elements)
    -A lot of plot holes and off screen events between characters
    -Major storyline involving major characters tied to DLC
    -Some glitches occur where it prevents you from completing a sidequest
    -Plot is weakly explained through NPCs which you have to get near and is at random at some parts alongside a lot of reading some items on throughout the game's locations
    -A lot of updates which can be annoying especially if you are playing through the game and it changes something drastically.
    -Driving mechanics are horrible and are on rails
    -Some visual aspects look like last gen (PS3 gen or even from PSP gen)
    -Some voiceovers are hard to understand due to music playing over the conversations
    -Special events such as Chocobo Moogle Carnival, can only be accessed at certain times during event periods
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  57. May 28, 2017
    5
    i´ve allways been a hardcore fan of the series since the magestic FF VII. i had some expectations on this game from the earlier trailers and articles and all the previus work for many years.

    I finished the game in a near 70 hours gameplay and thats the conclusion: Graphics are way below the expectations. The game uses good textures and facial animations on main characters and the
    i´ve allways been a hardcore fan of the series since the magestic FF VII. i had some expectations on this game from the earlier trailers and articles and all the previus work for many years.

    I finished the game in a near 70 hours gameplay and thats the conclusion:

    Graphics are way below the expectations. The game uses good textures and facial animations on main characters and the rest of NPCs are ridiculous... the graphics quality gap is terrible in terms of texturing and animation and the general impression is lazy. The biggest enemies are nice and some creatures ( no spoilers ) are really impressive but overall graphics are inconsistent. Ilumination is meh, nothing special. Magic attacks are simply nice but dont blow your mind. I expected much more.

    Sound is MEH..... suits all situations overall but the quality is standard for battle and epic moments.

    Main story is too short and too linear.

    From my 70 hour gameplay most of the time used on farming XP, doing secondary missions and minigames. U can finish the game going straight forward in less than 20 hours. The only thing that prevents u from doing that is the enemy levels, u need to farm XP to face foes in final chapter. Its a shame because the game is based in an """open""" world but sadly the game spams too much loading screens between transitions and the loading time is too high that makes u feel downer.

    Im sick of the stupid PUPPET MASTER cliché ( no spoilers ). The story is inconsistent, Your nemesis is a typical douchebag that makes your ears bleed with unnecessary bla bla bla bla. Final chapters of the game are TRULY and DESPERATELY boring thanks to puppet master cliche and bla bla bla from your nemesis. A real shame. And all work for the worst final battle ever seen in the whole series.

    Minigames are funny but u end so tired of runing.

    And i stop. As i said i playd for near 70 hours. The game most of the time is MEH, u got 2 or 3 moments that u say WOOOOW and some others that y say ****** ** **** ********* *** ********* ******. Thats not what u xpect from a final fantasy game.

    Entertains you. But ull forget it faster than u playd it.
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  58. May 25, 2017
    8
    there is so much uncalled for hate lol the game is more graceful than all those reviews.

    im gonna be 100% honest and very critical. pros music is good story is always interesting and gripping and the open world is relaxing and fun and challenging. i often am reminded of road tripping thru america. characters grow on you a ton with the story events. there are females, but your
    there is so much uncalled for hate lol the game is more graceful than all those reviews.

    im gonna be 100% honest and very critical.

    pros
    music is good
    story is always interesting and gripping and the open world is relaxing and fun and challenging. i often am reminded of road tripping thru america. characters grow on you a ton with the story events. there are females, but your battle squad is the 4 bros korean boy band that wrecks ass.
    gameplay is good.. the battle and entire game is essentially witcher 3 in final fantasy flavor in a very good way. i think this game is around the same or higher level of fun than witcher 3, there are more weapon types in this game.
    items are simple.. i like the simplicity.. it's not as complex as witcher 3 but there is some crafting where you get recipes to give to blacksmiths. mostly you collect treasure to give to your people of your kingdom of lucis and they give you BANK like thousands GIL yknow. racks on racks. you can sort items and buy and sell while sitting in the car to your next quest, so right when u finish you finished the car ride / loading
    the story is good.. i actually like it and it's everything this game couldve delivered. truly relates to many serious themes on planet earth, fighting for peace and freedom and stuff. when bad ppl take over.
    noctis is a really good character.. he is realistic with depth and masters his powers etc and the variety of events thru the day cycle is so interesting like night monsters vs daytime ones

    i actually really like this game and appreciate it

    graphics are fine.. i get constant 60 fps on the high graphics settings there's also a dedicated lite mode to make sure you get 60.

    cons
    rushed, in a good way, to keep momentum, but the story encompasses his whole life in a matter of hours which can feel like the progression is breezing by fast, which feels good at times, unlike witcher 3 where he literally doesnt change at all lol
    i want more luna freya
    leviathan summon needs to splash more water lol
    i think they couldve fleshed out so many parts like noctis as a kid being with luna. how about a dungeon or two. like in old games. and that wouldve built so much better support to appreciate the progressions of the story. im glad they are patching in more of the story..
    MORE INGREDIENTS omg i think 2000 more ingredients should be added and way more recipes. having like 200 dishes to make is cool but i think we need way more food every update. like make a onion model then color it white and make it smaller boom garlic model.. and so on.
    more gear pls there is like 30 gear pieces of armor to wear haha

    i think if the game had a prologue: luna section where you play with her and noct as kids and her growing up would be so badass and add so much to the game.

    8/10 overall because it's fun, memorable, story is hot, characters are cool and good examples of real life young people archetypes music is really good omg but shortness of length and lack of detail means it's not perfect 10 or near perfect 9 just an 8 like good

    i love the group combos and all that. honestly the game is really fun and if it was released with an independent title it would be a 10/10 for many but with the final fantasy expectations some ppl are mad when they lose lmao

    most of the bad reviews state outright they were losing at the game hahaha

    oh and also there needs to be a journal.. like in witcher 3.. with a bestiary.. and completed quests.. and everything so you can review the info and appreciate the game. also the script is pretty good in my opinion.. i would say the entire script is casual then concise, funny, meaningful. and the game is not easy.. i have died more in final xv than i did in witcher 3 on hard mode. witcher 3 on hard mode is easy as **** compared to the first area of the world of ruin which i cant even get past and im 5 levels above the recommended level.

    the summons are available based on elements so if youre near water, you can summon leviathan etc it wouldnt make sense to do a water summon in the middle of the desert.. so when the weather is raining you can cast the raining thunder summon etc. and i appreciate how the summons of nature actually work with the game's nature weather system.
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  59. May 18, 2017
    9
    Please ignore the ridiculous fanboy hate for this game. The fact that people are giving this game 0's and it still has a user score of 7.5 is enough to tell you that the game is good as hell. If you are on the fence, I recommend it. The story IS there, you just have to look a little deeper than the surface to get it, which is why Final Fantasy fans hate it. They are used to a spoonfedPlease ignore the ridiculous fanboy hate for this game. The fact that people are giving this game 0's and it still has a user score of 7.5 is enough to tell you that the game is good as hell. If you are on the fence, I recommend it. The story IS there, you just have to look a little deeper than the surface to get it, which is why Final Fantasy fans hate it. They are used to a spoonfed story. The combat is great, and this game is a huge breath of fresh air for the Final Fantasy series. Sure it has its flaws, but the good greatly outweighs the bad. The reason for the negative user scores is that everyone wants this game to be Final Fantasy Versus 13, which it is not. But if you go in with normal expectations, this game will be a great deal of fun.

    If you have never played a Final Fantasy game, this is the best possible time to start.

    For the record, I have been playing Final Fantasy my whole life, but have been disillusioned with the series since X-2. This is just what I needed to get back on board.
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  60. May 17, 2017
    9
    Let's start with the pros. It is a beautiful world. Seriously. There's a perfect harmony of visuals, music and originality. But it is a little small considering how long the development took. The cities are beautifully made although they're few in number. The enemies and mobs are also very well made, though still relatively few in number (considering the world size). You'll find thatLet's start with the pros. It is a beautiful world. Seriously. There's a perfect harmony of visuals, music and originality. But it is a little small considering how long the development took. The cities are beautifully made although they're few in number. The enemies and mobs are also very well made, though still relatively few in number (considering the world size). You'll find that they're reused quite often. I can't really explain how beautiful the game world is through words. I don't think there's any other game with a world that is quite as well made.

    Combat is also awesome. It's engaging and fast paced. At the start till somewhere in the middle. I have 2 gripes with combat. The extremely low number of equipment, and the fact that skills don't really affect combat much. They don't open new mechanics and combat CAN, eventually, get kind of stale after a while.

    The biggest con: the story. The story... or seemingly non-existent one. If you could do a speedrun, I'd reckon that you could finish the story in an hour. I spent more (LOTS OF) time with miscellaneous quests and leveling up rather than the story itself. Of course, given the crazy beautiful game world, I didn't mind them much at all. But the story was not well told, it was short, lacked depth and it was forgettable. The characters themselves are well made. You grow closer to them not through the story, but through constant interactions with them throughout the game.

    I don't consider the car mechanic a con unlike some other reviewers. Yes, sometimes it feels like a drag. But I understand the design choice made by the developers. If you could fast travel at anytime, you wouldn't be able to appreciate the visuals, and there wouldn't be a reason to put that much effort into world creation. (Also the reason for the chocobo travel mechanic). But if you just want a fast paced action game, this isn't for you. Take a moment to look at the game world around your character. Listen to the beautiful BGM. Listen to the banter from your teammates. Appreciate how well the game is made. Stop **** about how long it takes or how much of a pain it is. And you'll find yourself loving the game more for it.

    Which is why I'm giving this game a 15/10 just because of the beautiful game world, and deducting 6 for the crappy story. 15-6=9/10
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  61. May 16, 2017
    8
    Me ha encantado el ffxv sobretodo la genial historia pero que esta bastante mal contada ya que hay partes sin sentido ya que en ningún momento se explica como el final. También tiene problemas en la libertad ya que esta realmente limitada.
    El contenido secundario tiene un buen nivel (pero como en todos los juegos tiene muchas de recadero) y para mi destacan las cacerías de nivel alto.
    El
    Me ha encantado el ffxv sobretodo la genial historia pero que esta bastante mal contada ya que hay partes sin sentido ya que en ningún momento se explica como el final. También tiene problemas en la libertad ya que esta realmente limitada.
    El contenido secundario tiene un buen nivel (pero como en todos los juegos tiene muchas de recadero) y para mi destacan las cacerías de nivel alto.
    El combate por mucho que digan es genial para ser un RPG sino me creeis compararlo con el de the witcher 3 y el de dragon age inquisition.
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  62. May 12, 2017
    0
    I loved final fantasy franchise but FF XV shouldnt have final fantasy on it, why? because its totally SUCKS! The director didnt understand about RPG!
    - Story SUCKS!!
    - Game play SUCKS!! - Camera SUCKS!! - Magic SUCKS!! - Summon SUCKS!! - Party member SUCKS!! Cannot play as other member and support character!! - Repeated BORING QUEST!! - World was EMPTY AND BORING - 20H of GAME
    I loved final fantasy franchise but FF XV shouldnt have final fantasy on it, why? because its totally SUCKS! The director didnt understand about RPG!
    - Story SUCKS!!
    - Game play SUCKS!!
    - Camera SUCKS!!
    - Magic SUCKS!!
    - Summon SUCKS!!
    - Party member SUCKS!! Cannot play as other member and support character!!
    - Repeated BORING QUEST!!
    - World was EMPTY AND BORING
    - 20H of GAME PLAY!!
    - EASY SUPER BOSS!!
    - EASY GAME PLAY!!
    - FISHING, FARMING, COOKING, AIRPLANE, and RESIDENT EVIL in the game!! The Director can give us these useless content, but cannot give us a good story and gameplay because there was not enough time as an excuse of his failure, hello? why you focus on these useless content if there was not enough time? Dude, learn more about RPG!!
    - Dishonest trailer, Omen Trailer!! Not in the game!!

    The best thing of these game :
    - Amazing graphics on PS4 Pro
    - Good musics
    - Cannot find another positive things, sorry!
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  63. May 9, 2017
    8
    The game starts off great, then declines in its final chapters. For the first half of the game it felt like a 9/10. The ending reduced that impression, but it redeemed itself in other aspects.

    Pros: -I found the hack and slash combat refreshing compared to turn-based -Great voice-acting for the majority of the cast (English) -Character interaction is great and the team really feels
    The game starts off great, then declines in its final chapters. For the first half of the game it felt like a 9/10. The ending reduced that impression, but it redeemed itself in other aspects.

    Pros:
    -I found the hack and slash combat refreshing compared to turn-based
    -Great voice-acting for the majority of the cast (English)
    -Character interaction is great and the team really feels like they're travelling with you. Loved how team members exchange interactions in the car while driving, call out if you get hit, comment on your actions such as trying to open a clearly locked door for the third time, sit around the camp site together etc. The details make them feel alive in their own rights.
    -Beautifully animated. Some of the scenes just came alive. Locations were beautiful too.
    -Lots of colossal, interesting creatures to fight.
    -Some great novel ideas, although some don't pay off.
    -The addition of the open-world and side quests was a great move in my opinion.
    -I enjoyed the details in the world around me, you could immerse yourself quite easily. Would have been great if there were more areas.
    -Really enjoyed the characters (although sometimes comically emo or bratty, I kind of found this endearing and laughed it off. There was enough for me to find each of them likable).

    Cons:
    -Chapters 13 onwards. One extremely long and tedious mission where you are stripped of your weapons. This is where it went downhill for me. The mission was like a brand new game with attempts at stealth and otherwise pointless fetch quests to find 'keys to the next door' essentially.
    -Combat is almost too easy at times. I walked the earth with a pocket full of Phoenix Downs (used to revive you from the dead), and never even needed them.
    -Would've been cool if you could switch up the members of your team. You do get new 'fill in characters' on occasion, but you can't dictate this, and they often don't contribute much anyway.
    -Travelling was a mission. Contrary to what some reviewers are saying, an auto-travel option does exist. It's just so specific, I only figured it out midway through the game.
    -The story was far too short. I was surprised to discover I had finished the game abruptly 15 chapters in.

    Overall:

    Oddly enough, the flaws of this game are not enough to make me regret having played it. Quite the contrary, it;s pretty addictive. I found running around in the open world post-plot a lot of fun.
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  64. May 6, 2017
    5
    I literally grew up playing Final Fantasy games. If this really took 10 years, that alone is laughable. There was really nothing exciting about this game period. I'd rather crank back up FFXIII. Oh, and the graphics, even the boss fights, might have been cool on the PS3. I'll vote this my personal worst FF game ever, and I've played them all. Probably all the worse having just playedI literally grew up playing Final Fantasy games. If this really took 10 years, that alone is laughable. There was really nothing exciting about this game period. I'd rather crank back up FFXIII. Oh, and the graphics, even the boss fights, might have been cool on the PS3. I'll vote this my personal worst FF game ever, and I've played them all. Probably all the worse having just played Witcher 3, Fallout and Horizon. What a joke. Makes me truly worried about the FFVII remake. To end on a good note, I'm really looking forward to the FFXII remake! Expand
  65. May 4, 2017
    5
    Being a huge Final Fantasy fan and having played FF 7,8,9,10,12,13, I was really disappointed by FFXV. The game felt like it was half done. The world wasn't very fun to explore and the characters that were introduced early in the game were just forgotten about later. I felt the ffxv movie's plot was better than the game's which is sad considering final fantasies usually have incredibleBeing a huge Final Fantasy fan and having played FF 7,8,9,10,12,13, I was really disappointed by FFXV. The game felt like it was half done. The world wasn't very fun to explore and the characters that were introduced early in the game were just forgotten about later. I felt the ffxv movie's plot was better than the game's which is sad considering final fantasies usually have incredible plots/stories. Also, the car travel system was really annoying to use and slowed the game down. This game was a huge letdown and by far the worst final fantasy game ever released. Expand
  66. May 1, 2017
    7
    Final Fantasy XV es un juego memorable pero no rejugable ni recomendable.
    Pros:
    -Los 4 personajes tienen carisma -Tiene muy buena historia principal -Buenas gráficas y escenarios muy bien diseñados -Las invocaciones y algunas batallas son espectaculares -Me encontré con un solo bug -Amplia variedad de habilidades y diferentes modos de encarar la pelea, ya sea yo solo o integrando al
    Final Fantasy XV es un juego memorable pero no rejugable ni recomendable.
    Pros:
    -Los 4 personajes tienen carisma
    -Tiene muy buena historia principal
    -Buenas gráficas y escenarios muy bien diseñados
    -Las invocaciones y algunas batallas son espectaculares
    -Me encontré con un solo bug
    -Amplia variedad de habilidades y diferentes modos de encarar la pelea, ya sea yo solo o integrando al grupo en combos.
    -Buena banda sonora
    -El juego, algunos jefes y el final todos 3 son memorables
    -Gran variedad de enemigos con habilidades variadas.
    -Buena historia final.

    Contras:
    -Es un juego que Aburre en muchas ocasiones, especialmente en las cinemáticas o cuando uno se esta trasladando de un lugar a otro, inclusive montando en los Chocobos se aburre uno mucho.
    -Llega un momento en que se torna repetitivo y no quieres jugar más aunque haya pasado varios días.
    -Cuesta identificarse con los personajes principales, sobretodo al principio del juego los senti muchas veces más como unos prepuberes en vez de héroes principales de una historia, en ocasiones Prompto incomoda, no me queda claro si es homosexual o no.
    -No se puede manejar el Regalia (el único carro que uno puede usar) a voluntad, a veces lo maneja Ignis uno de los amigos del personaje ppal y uno queda viendo el paisaje o "escuchando" la música que por más alto que pongo el TV o cambio la configuración no se alcanza a escuchar casi nada, sin embargo uno puede "manejar" pero es una mierda, literalmente es como si manejaras en línea recta, no se puede manejar por fuera de la carretera lo único que puedes hacer es acelerar, frenar y cambiar un poco el sentido del carro.
    -Muy poca variedad de atuendos, nunca me gusto los trajes con los que vienen inicialmente parecen de una banda metrosexual de kpop o una mierda así, al menos, hay una segunda muda de ropa más aceptable que me permitió seguir con el juego, por ejemplo la ropa de Gladiolus es el mostrando el abdomen y con el jean apretandole el culo, una mierda estar aguantandose todo el tiempo eso en un juego que dura 30 horas aprox.
    -Solo se puede manejar a Noctis (el personaje principal), los otros personajes no. Gladiolus lo puedes manejar por un rato en cierto tramo de la historia pero es muy corto el tiempo en que lo puedes usar.
    -Las únicas misiones secundarias interesantes son las de caza para ganar dinero, de resto son una puta mierda de misiones secundarias
    -La rama de desarrollo muchas veces se quedaba sin hacer cambios en el juego, por ejemplo si escogía aumentar 3 veces la vitalidad del grupo no se modificaba, a pesar de que insistí en que apareciera éste efecto cargando varias veces la partida y nada.
    -Uno de los personajes que acompaña a Noctis debería poderlo manejar un multijugador online o local, esa hubiera sido un gran logro en este videojuego, lo que hace sentir muy desaprovechados los otros personajes.
    -Muy difícil entender la mecánica de las invocaciones, el ardid, coro espectral, nova espectral, entre otros, me rescate el juego entendiendo vagamente como se lograba obtenerlas para una pelea.
    -Promto debió ser hecho un personaje femenino, no masculino, o al menos que no todos sean hombres en el grupo (digo Prompto por ser el mas femenino del grupo).
    -Pudieron hacerle un minijuego a la comida que hace Ignis, no solo una pinche foto de la comida que el prepara, que hace dar hambre y ya.
    -Las habilidad de Prompto de fotografiar en muchas ocasiones le quita seriedad a éste personaje, sobretodo cuando es fotógrafo de guerra.
    -Gladiolus tiene la habilidad secundaria más estúpida o la que más sobra de los cuatro: supervivencia...
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  67. Apr 30, 2017
    8
    Final Cut-Fantasy 15

    That's all i could say....the game has potential at the start and a riveting and interesting plot...but as you pass through Chapter 13 the story gets more loose ends...as many events are unexplained..but the good thing about this game is the Gameplay and the world itself is massive that's the only thing i could say positive to this game...i really wanna like it..but
    Final Cut-Fantasy 15

    That's all i could say....the game has potential at the start and a riveting and interesting plot...but as you pass through Chapter 13 the story gets more loose ends...as many events are unexplained..but the good thing about this game is the Gameplay and the world itself is massive that's the only thing i could say positive to this game...i really wanna like it..but chapter 13 just make this game go mediocre cause of it.....and the worst thing is..it's the shortest FF game i have played...i'm waiting for a update to explain chapter 13...if they do that..i'll give it a 9 but as of it's state right now an a 8 deserves it.....that's all
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  68. Apr 30, 2017
    0
    Its not Final Fantasy. its Final Fail square. The best serial Jrpg transfer to Fighting game where you have to turn the left stick of the joystick to insanity.
  69. Apr 24, 2017
    4
    What a horrible experience... and they call this for fans and first time players??? Frameskips through the whole game, terrible Depth of Field, and the battle system.... oh my god it's horrible. Please do what other software developers are doing and go BACK TO THE ROOTS. Glad I bought it used to SE doesnt profit from my buy. Persona 9/10, FF15 4/10. Compared to this bullcrap FF13 is GOTYWhat a horrible experience... and they call this for fans and first time players??? Frameskips through the whole game, terrible Depth of Field, and the battle system.... oh my god it's horrible. Please do what other software developers are doing and go BACK TO THE ROOTS. Glad I bought it used to SE doesnt profit from my buy. Persona 9/10, FF15 4/10. Compared to this bullcrap FF13 is GOTY material. Expand
  70. Apr 22, 2017
    10
    This fantasy is awesome, but has some weak points. There are obvious problems in the storytelling because of cuts(luck of time in development).
    But there are so many different emotions in its 20-25 hour main story so it's hard to find something this heart-touching. The fighting system is amazing, the world is amazing, characters are amazing (especially Ardyn with his malicious voice)!
    This fantasy is awesome, but has some weak points. There are obvious problems in the storytelling because of cuts(luck of time in development).
    But there are so many different emotions in its 20-25 hour main story so it's hard to find something this heart-touching. The fighting system is amazing, the world is amazing, characters are amazing (especially Ardyn with his malicious voice)! It's the best journey in my life!
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  71. Apr 21, 2017
    0
    Mediocre action gameplay, incoherent story, lack of customization and party control. Poor/low character development. Feels like different IP with FF cameos. ie not really FF at all in gameplay and has poor story telling. Only positive is graphics..
  72. Apr 21, 2017
    6
    Just to clarify. This is a great game, at first I thought it was brilliant. Amazing, even. It's certainly original, and ground breaking. The graphics are smooth, immersive and even overwhelming at times. The world is vast and plentiful. The story has major highs, but also a lot of pitiful lows. And the characters are overflowing with personality and, well...character.Just to clarify. This is a great game, at first I thought it was brilliant. Amazing, even. It's certainly original, and ground breaking. The graphics are smooth, immersive and even overwhelming at times. The world is vast and plentiful. The story has major highs, but also a lot of pitiful lows. And the characters are overflowing with personality and, well...character.

    Unfortunately, the combat is a bit of a flustercuck (to be polite). It works, it's fun, it's simple yet expansive. But it has a lot of issues (usually with larger enemies, certain small/tight terrains and dungeons, and the camera angling is atrocious at times). And the story, as great as it could be (and after basically theorizing what the hell happened with the rest of the community) did have some impressive twists, turns. Hell, they were emotional.

    The major downside is that there's evidently huge chunks of this game just missing, and the story is short. The MCs are all the place in their chemistry and goals, as well as the fact the main Antagonist(s) aren't either shown, or their intentions or backstory fully explained. Well, to be truthful... their's just little to no air time for the important things that matter. The story evidently seemed an after thought, but the open world experience and it's major details are spot on.

    All-in-all this game is phenomenal, but it's let down by poor narrative structure. And time-wasting mechanics. There's fast travelling, but it's limited. So far after near 60hrs of gameplay, more than half of that has been in travelling time and other 'mechanics' that impede your pace of playing, forcing you to play at this game's pace. (There's an infamous section of the game SE themselves are going to address because it got so much hate over how pitiful and pointless it was, as well as the end-game portion).

    The 7/10 is the best I can give it, and that's being generous. For how grand it is at one end of the scale, it's let down by major issues at the opposite end. Hopefully SE rectify this, or atleast learn from this. But the story is short, sorta sweet... but extremely confusing because, hey!, there are entire portions missing.

    *EDIT* I've replayed this game recently. And I was disappointed. My opinion didn't improve, and it seems that without the hype keeping my love for the franchise alive... and already having prior experience with the flaws of this game. They were more evident. Unsure if the trauma was too fresh for me to play this game again so soon. But my non-existent love, though I did give it "reasonable" praise prior, was still not there for this game. Honestly, FFXV is a stain on this franchise.

    I have also replayed FFIII, IX and X recently and the nostalgia glasses weren't dirty enough for my views of these games to be jaded. I'm starting believe that outside certain FF titles, in the main series atleast, not all are amazing and that the name itself isn't as prestigious as I original thought it to be. I seemed to have left on a tangent there, but my point is that... this is Final Fantasy. And I've been, like many others, holding it to a certain regard. A high regard. Higher then what I expect of the main stream AAA franchises, or titles, that with all that man-power, time and money should be on an appropriate standard. That FF, sometimes, doesn't hit that aforementioned standard. Nevermind the standard I falsely hold in my mind. And FFXV is another game in the series that doesn't hit that standard, off AAA games in general.

    Sure, I praised it for various achievements. Even stating it was ground breaking. But looking back... it wasn't *THAT* good, nor groundbreaking. And it hurts me to say that because I am a delusional fanboy of SE... or I was. Until their recent run of bad games (even developed by, or published by SE). I know WoFF and Nier:Automata were some amazing titles they brought to us. But FFXV should be on a pedestal higher and it isn't, it's unfinished. Plain and simple. A rushed, incomplete mess that I've been critical of many other titles for, and even verbally punished. And FFXV deserves no less.

    It's not exactly a bad game, it's also not exactly good either. But it does have some strong areas, things I would love to see in future FF games - or other games in general - the open world aspect, a stunningly beautiful world that wasn't just immersive it FELT immersive. Grand monsters, and an improvement on the battle mechanics in some way or another. Honestly, I appreciate the 'hack and slash' gameplay that was intuitive due to the fact it was responsive, it automated chains depending on limited inputs... and no button spamming was necessary. This is revolutionary and should be a must in future beat'em ups and hack and slash games. It saves on needless stress, so you can game longer, and preserves the life of your controller as well as makes for smoother gameplay. So maybe it was intuitive afterall. But still only 6/10.
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  73. Apr 20, 2017
    7
    Great story, badly told.
    Poor magic powers, poor summons and you can not summon when you want.
    Great artwork, graphics and excellent OST. Could have been a 10/10 Final Fantasy game with only a little bit of more work. I had played all final fantasy games since VII, except MMORPG (XI and XIV). Final Fantasy saga has lost its essence, despite XV has a great story it seems a group of
    Great story, badly told.
    Poor magic powers, poor summons and you can not summon when you want.
    Great artwork, graphics and excellent OST.

    Could have been a 10/10 Final Fantasy game with only a little bit of more work. I had played all final fantasy games since VII, except MMORPG (XI and XIV).
    Final Fantasy saga has lost its essence, despite XV has a great story it seems a group of teenagers roaming the world. Photos, fishing, camping,...
    I think Final Fantasy saga needs mature histories like this one (XV) but well told, not as this one. Lots of magic, summons,... and remove all unnecessary teenagers stuff. Greatest Final Fantasy (VII) didn't have this stuff.. and it was the best of all.
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  74. Apr 20, 2017
    9
    As a new comer to the series I really enjoyed Final Fantasy XV. I've been gaming since the 80's and played many RPG's, but could never get into the FF series. I've enjoyed many turn based JRPG's and now I think about it, regret not playing the older FF games so I''ll be sure to play them, starting with the remake of FF7 on PS4.

    Anyway, I bought the game in a sale and thought I'd give it
    As a new comer to the series I really enjoyed Final Fantasy XV. I've been gaming since the 80's and played many RPG's, but could never get into the FF series. I've enjoyed many turn based JRPG's and now I think about it, regret not playing the older FF games so I''ll be sure to play them, starting with the remake of FF7 on PS4.

    Anyway, I bought the game in a sale and thought I'd give it a go and got hooked within the first hour. The game world is stunning, it blends reality with fiction beautifully. It's a really great cross over to have real world shops, hotels, houses, restaurants, towns and resorts blended with fantasy landscapes and creatures. I love how one minute you are in a modern town doing fetch quests for 'normal' looking people and the next in the middle of a battle with a giant beast surrounded by surreal landscapes.

    Quests are varied enough to keep you occupied. The main story is not particularly deep but is interesting enough to keep you playing. A few have complained about story and I presume they are hardcore fans who have seen better from the series but as a newcomer I didn't mind. Roaming the world and creating your own unique story through exploration was imo more enjoyable than watching lengthy cutscenes.

    The main characters are okay, they do seem a bit dated like earl 00's emo kids and don't really look like royal warriors, but I've played as much more bizarre characters in JRPG's before so it wasn't game breaking. It would have been nice to have a bigger range of costumes that changed the style of the characters so I could make them look better suited to my tastes.

    I liked the combat it wasn't perfect but it worked although simple. FF XV is not a hard game and some aspects have been made overly simple but I presume that's to ease in new comers, As someone who understands and has played many RPG's a deeper battle system would have been welcome.

    The map is large and your main mode of travel is by car or Chocobo. The car is manual or auto but manual driving doesn't give full control which is annoying. Chocobo however are super fun to run around on.

    The graphics look great, character models are good and the environments detailed. Sound is decent and voice acting is reasonable.

    I'd definitely recommend this game and look forward to playing past and future FF games.
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  75. Vay
    Apr 18, 2017
    6
    This game aims high but very rarely hits the mark.

    I am a long time Final Fantasy fan. Unfortunately XV is quite similar to XIII in that it is not an awful game but is very far from a masterpiece also. What Final Fantasy has always sold itself on is story. This is the number one gripe I have with the game. I can forgive the rough open world idea, the endless fetch quests, the
    This game aims high but very rarely hits the mark.

    I am a long time Final Fantasy fan. Unfortunately XV is quite similar to XIII in that it is not an awful game but is very far from a masterpiece also.
    What Final Fantasy has always sold itself on is story. This is the number one gripe I have with the game. I can forgive the rough open world idea, the endless fetch quests, the inconsistent combat, and wonky camera, but I can not forgive the story that was delivered. If your main enjoyment from previous FF's has been story then you are most likely going to be disappointed by this entry.

    The pacing is alarmingly irregular. At the early stages of the game there is none to little story (or motivation) around to drive you forward, but as you come to the end exposition gets thrown at you all at once and you will be pushed towards the end of a story you've only just been starting to understand. In the early chapters you will be told to collect weapons to help your country, only to have this discarded as important by the next chapter where communing with aeons suddenly becomes what it is you have to do. Focus is the main thing this story needed but there is a lack of it at both ends; there is very little clear idea of what it is you're actually working towards at the beginning, and near the end so much is going on all at once that it is hard to pinpoint what the story is trying to tell you. Characters will routinely have things happen to them rather than developing themselves through choices and actions. The four main characters you spend your time with are likable but rarely step out of the sterotypes you are introduced to at the start. New characters will be introduced only to disappear very soon after and become largely irrelevant to the grand scheme of things. A lot of events will happen off screen with little attempt to explain them further to the viewer who might be confused by what exactly has happened.

    The combat is passable. I found myself enjoying it immensely at the beginning but it soon becomes boring and rigid. There isn't much variation to mix things up and battles seem to be either ridiculously easy or unfairly hard with little comfortable middle. Attacking certain parts of enemies is a fun idea but it doesn't add much to the strategy or flow of battle. The best execution in battles is the tactics you can order your friends to make, and the team attacks you can trigger with them. These are gratifying and fun to watch as well as essential to a lot of harder fights, but even with this good addition the combat doesn't do much to entice you to enjoy it for it's own sake. Magic was as much of a dealbreaker for me as it seems it was for most people but more variety would have been nice and it was simply easier just to attack away then throw magic half the time.

    The open world is again passable. Bogged down with meaningless fetch quests and tedious car journeys, the best way to travel is by chocobo but don't expect your exploration to be rewarded. You can come across quest givers with broken down cars, or a person in distress requiring a potion, but what I've just described is the extent of the complexity to these discoveries. These people have nothing new to say or bring to the game as a whole and you will find yourself cursing when finding them after a short while. The world is pretty and the diversity of enemies is good, I will give it that. I did enjoy fishing but the repetitive banter which is a symptom elsewhere is at it's worse when doing so. You will hear the same lines over and over and don't expect to grow to love them- it mars what is otherwise quite a fun minigame. I didn't even bother with the pinball machine game after trying it once so can't talk extensively about that but it certainly didn't win me over.
    The day/night cycle changes up what enemies you will encounter but you will run into a problem I mentioned earlier, in that a lot of these fight are unfairly hard and a chore to get through. In fights like this your winning depends more upon the amount of potions and phoenix downs you've got handy than actual skill.

    The music is something I can applaud, and the soundtrack is one of my favorites of all Final Fantasy games. It's done incredibly well apart from a few town hubs (Lestallum I'm looking at you) being repetitive and annoying. Alongside this the inclusion of being able to buy previous game's soundtracks is inspired. In other positive notes the villain did as well as they could of done considering the story; they were both threatening and entertaining and it is a real shame more backstory couldn't have been discovered on them, as I was very interested. Photography is another inspired move alongside cooking; there's something about looking at photos while eating a dinner you choose yourself that feels cosy and familiar. It is in these moments that the game feels like something more special and worthy of our time.
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  76. Apr 17, 2017
    8
    The PS1 era Final Fantasy titles remain amongst my favourite experiences in gaming and, while this latest entry in the series isn’t quite up to those standards, it’s certainly an improvement over some of the rather forgettable recent efforts.

    In terms of story the attempts to create a sort of “brotherhood” amongst the four main characters will help to give players more of an investment
    The PS1 era Final Fantasy titles remain amongst my favourite experiences in gaming and, while this latest entry in the series isn’t quite up to those standards, it’s certainly an improvement over some of the rather forgettable recent efforts.

    In terms of story the attempts to create a sort of “brotherhood” amongst the four main characters will help to give players more of an investment in their party than they perhaps did in Final Fantasy XII or XIII but, to be honest, the characters still aren’t as memorable as those from the PS1 days and the plot becomes a bit of a mess by the end. The open world itself however is the most full realised in the series yet and, as well as looking great, it offers plenty of variety with its story missions and side quests. Yes, too many of those side quests are simple “fetch quests” and best just ignored, but activities such as monster hunting, chocobo racing and fishing are good fun. On a side note, and this is a criticism of open world games in general rather than Final Fantasy XV in particular, why do characters giving out side quests just stand in the same position for however long it takes you to get back to them? (One guy waited by his car in the middle of nowhere for 2 weeks until I brought him a repair kit to fix it!)

    Those that have been following the series will know that it has increasingly moved away from traditional turn based combat, something which does seem to have split fans. Personally I don’t have a problem with updating the old school RPG combat (did anyone actually like random battles?) as long as what replaces it is good and the combat here is pretty enjoyable, arguably even bordering on excellent at times. It certainly takes a bit of getting used to but, once you get a handle on it, it does prove to be suitably deep with a large selection of weapons and special moves available to tackle the enemies which all have different strengths and weaknesses to counter. The only real issue for me in the end was that the camera was pretty poor at giving you a decent view of the action when you’re fighting in more confined spaces or when you get surrounded by large groups of enemies, you can manually move the camera, but getting it in the right place in the heat of battle isn’t exactly easy.

    There are a few other minor issues, such as relatively long loading times when “fast travelling” or car journeys that require you to just sit and watch as a passenger for periods of up to 5 minutes, but these are easily overlooked as they don’t really spoil the overall quality of the game.

    To sum everything up Final Fantasy XV is a good game that will appeal to most fans of the genre, thanks to a few design decisions and camera issues that affect any combat in confined spaces however, it falls short of being considered an all-time classic in the way that some of the earlier entries in the series are.
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  77. Apr 15, 2017
    10
    I played all the numbered FFs, except the MMOs. XV is definitely a Final Fantasy game and it is a great one too. It reminds me of FF 6, 7 and 8 (which is a great thing). Boy, the ending was a tearjerker. If Square Enix could add Hard Mode (raise the prices really high on potions, etc.) and 2-3 more chapters near the end game (after Chapter 8), that would make the game even better. OtherI played all the numbered FFs, except the MMOs. XV is definitely a Final Fantasy game and it is a great one too. It reminds me of FF 6, 7 and 8 (which is a great thing). Boy, the ending was a tearjerker. If Square Enix could add Hard Mode (raise the prices really high on potions, etc.) and 2-3 more chapters near the end game (after Chapter 8), that would make the game even better. Other than that, great FF Square Enix! XV will make it to my Top 5 of all time. Expand
  78. Apr 15, 2017
    8
    great combat. A lot of gameplay. Good graphics. very interesting enemies and characters. a vibrant world. This is a great game for anyone who likes an open world RPG experience.
  79. Apr 14, 2017
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. As much as I loved playing the game and enjoyed fighting monsters. There were certain elements that was lacking with the game. For me the game/story ended too soon, there was more that could have been added to the game. But overall it is a good game for Final Fantasy fans such as myself. Expand
  80. Apr 14, 2017
    1
    En mi vida he jugado juegos malos, juegos horribles pero pocos juegos que me insultaran como jugador, FFXV es uno de esos pocos elegidos. En FFXV tenemos todos los componentes que pueden convertir un buen juego en uno insultante. El sistema de combate es aberrante, la cámara hace lo que le da la real gana y las asignaciones de enemigos se cambian como les sale de las narices, las magiasEn mi vida he jugado juegos malos, juegos horribles pero pocos juegos que me insultaran como jugador, FFXV es uno de esos pocos elegidos. En FFXV tenemos todos los componentes que pueden convertir un buen juego en uno insultante. El sistema de combate es aberrante, la cámara hace lo que le da la real gana y las asignaciones de enemigos se cambian como les sale de las narices, las magias no sirven de nada y ni en el modo táctico acabas por entender todo lo que pasa en pantalla. El mundo abierto es horrible, un fail completo, misiones estúpidas de recadero soportando a los estúpidos de tus compañeros, a cada cual mas estereotipado. Chorradas y chorradas a kilos para rellenar horas de juego, que si ahora pesca, que si haz fotos, que si vamos de excursión o a correr... lamentable. Y la historia, madre mía la historia, mala no, lo siguiente y todo eso remarcado en la peor OST que haya escuchado nunca en un JRPG y en un FF. En fin, un juego execrable, horrible, ofensivo y que debería hacer que aquí se acabará con el cadáver que es desde el X FF. Good Job Square. Expand
  81. Apr 12, 2017
    4
    FFXV : This game has many problems : the dialogue is very repetitive, they say the same things over and over again, it's so annoying. Plus, if you fight enemies in a place where there is bushes the bushes get in front of the camera and you can't see what you're doing. Also, the driving scenes are so tedious, you can't fast travel anywhere and you have to sit there and just wait, and whoFFXV : This game has many problems : the dialogue is very repetitive, they say the same things over and over again, it's so annoying. Plus, if you fight enemies in a place where there is bushes the bushes get in front of the camera and you can't see what you're doing. Also, the driving scenes are so tedious, you can't fast travel anywhere and you have to sit there and just wait, and who thought it would be a good idea to make us refuel the car all the time? Reminds me of ghostbusters for the NES. Another problem is that you can accidentally warp too far away in a battle and if the battle takes place on a bridge you cannot get back up there, it's so messed up. Lastly, they don't bother explaining the plot a lot and this is very confusing. I am very disappointed with you guys. I have been playing ff since ff 7 but no more. Expand
  82. Apr 10, 2017
    10
    This game has its flaws, but it's well worth your time for its scenes alone.
    Scene: 12/10 the best scenes I've ever seen in a game. Every architecture in game is state of art, especially for Altissa and The Citadal. They put a great deal of efforts to create those various styles of buildings and delicate carvings on them.
    Story: 6/10 Has a good potential, but is badly unwounded. The
    This game has its flaws, but it's well worth your time for its scenes alone.
    Scene: 12/10 the best scenes I've ever seen in a game. Every architecture in game is state of art, especially for Altissa and The Citadal. They put a great deal of efforts to create those various styles of buildings and delicate carvings on them.
    Story: 6/10 Has a good potential, but is badly unwounded. The story picks up in the final few chapters, but for the beginning I really had no idea what they are talking about.
    Battle: 3/10 very badly executed. Except for dazzled visuals, there's absolutely No achievement gained after slaying a powerful adversary. All boss fights are extremely boring, basically all you need to do is to attack.
    Dungeons: 9/10 I especially like the last imperial base. That dungeons is so long and keeps making people wonder what had happened here. But because of the existence of the ring, there's no challenging passing it.
    Extra bonus: +1 road trip feeling, pretty like the yatch travel to Altissa.
    +1 photo system
    +1 people's conversation
    +1 a feeling of reality, especially when you walk on train
    +1 beautiful cutscenes
    Negative:
    -1 most items you picked up is useless.
    -1 battle system no variation
    -1 Don't like the king's accompanies, many meaningless conversations.
    Total:9.5/10
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  83. Apr 10, 2017
    10
    My favourite game of the year is awesome, dont hear the opinion of the joses, this game is better than the witcher 3, thanks to game for give me this master piece
  84. Apr 10, 2017
    10
    Un Final Fantasy que debe jugarse más allá de la historia principal para descubrir sus joyas ocultas. Las mazmorras opcionales son un reto que alarga bastante la jugabilidad, por no hablar de Pitioss (no lo busquéis si no sabéis de lo que hablo).
    Es altamente adictivo. Realmente no entiendo algunas de las notas que se le han dado. Parece que hay juegos como el Breath of the Wild que no sé
    Un Final Fantasy que debe jugarse más allá de la historia principal para descubrir sus joyas ocultas. Las mazmorras opcionales son un reto que alarga bastante la jugabilidad, por no hablar de Pitioss (no lo busquéis si no sabéis de lo que hablo).
    Es altamente adictivo. Realmente no entiendo algunas de las notas que se le han dado. Parece que hay juegos como el Breath of the Wild que no sé muy bien por qué tienden a sobrevalorarse (aunque no niego que es un gran juego), y otros como este con los que hay cierta tendencia a darle caña. Yo llevo 90 horas y todavía no he completado muchas de las cosas que ofrece.
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  85. Apr 10, 2017
    0
    This game is a trainwreck of bad ideas. The only thing 'Final Fantasy' about it is the title. The series is in desperate need of a reboot after this abomination. It lacks direction and seems to have no idea what it wants to be. Had I not received it as a gift, I would have returned it after the first hour.
  86. Apr 10, 2017
    7
    After more than a hundred hours in this game, I have to say I have a love and hate relationship with this game. At first, I was telling myself it was amazing but the further I get in the game the more I saw there was no depth to the game.

    Pros : The graphics are amazing. The bromance is at it best. The action sequences are fun. The references to older games of the series are a nice
    After more than a hundred hours in this game, I have to say I have a love and hate relationship with this game. At first, I was telling myself it was amazing but the further I get in the game the more I saw there was no depth to the game.

    Pros :
    The graphics are amazing.
    The bromance is at it best.
    The action sequences are fun.
    The references to older games of the series are a nice touch.

    Cons :
    The fighting system doesn't get deeper.
    The magic system is one of the worse in the series.
    The story is so poorly told.
    The secondary characters are poorly written and you can't get attached to any of them because they don't have much appearance time.
    The Boss fights are way too easy to make any sense.
    The world is all the same and not that big because you can't even go everywhere you want.
    The post ending is pretty useless.
    There is too many back and forth travelling with the car.
    Most of the side-quests are completely useless and are nonsense.

    With no DLC, I would say this is a 7/10. I’m going to update this review after all the expansions are out.
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  87. Apr 7, 2017
    9
    FFXV is the perfect next installment to the ever evolving FF franchise. The game offers its first open world style game which, though is not perfect, is still leagues ahead of the extremely linear worlds we've been given the last few main games. The story can be a bit confusing, admittedly, as you might want to watch some of the side content to get a better idea for it. The fluid and funFFXV is the perfect next installment to the ever evolving FF franchise. The game offers its first open world style game which, though is not perfect, is still leagues ahead of the extremely linear worlds we've been given the last few main games. The story can be a bit confusing, admittedly, as you might want to watch some of the side content to get a better idea for it. The fluid and fun combat system, the amount of weapons, accessories, abilities, and quests at your disposal should keep you busy enough to get your money's worth!

    The game opens with "A great FF experience for new and old fans" and it truly does deliver on that promise.
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  88. Apr 7, 2017
    7
    The best way that I can sum up this game is that it feels like it should have released a console generation ago. While it was nice to see a more open world than FF usually gives, it was way too empty and dull. The whole game felt like it had about 12 different character models that just changed color to indicate different strengths and weaknesses. It honestly felt like it had about as manyThe best way that I can sum up this game is that it feels like it should have released a console generation ago. While it was nice to see a more open world than FF usually gives, it was way too empty and dull. The whole game felt like it had about 12 different character models that just changed color to indicate different strengths and weaknesses. It honestly felt like it had about as many different types of enemies as the old NES games did. The magic system was AWFUL. I probably used magic less than 5% of the entire game. It was bland and, too often, hard to control. Even with the ability to add items/ingredients/treasures to your magic to create (slightly) more and different spells, that felt more like a chore than anything else. A lot of items don't do anything to magic at all and are only to sell (I guess), as if money is ever hard to come by (it isn't if you do the Bounty Hunts). Much like with the enemies, FFXV felt like it had far fewer spells than FF games did even ten years ago.

    On a related note, let' talk Summons. BOOOOOOOOO. The Summon videos were some of the most tantalizing advertisements I saw for this game. Guess what? There are only six. Again, much less than previous installments. Also, you can't choose which Summon you want to use, and you can only use them when the game allows you the option (seemingly at random in some areas, unavailable completely in some areas).

    Another huge letdown? Yes. Boss battles. I think people who consider turn-based JRPGs to be in gaming's evolutionary past don't understand the timeless elements of that structure. Boss battles in JRPGs, and especially the classic FF games, always felt like chess matches to me. Planning several moves ahead and adapting on the fly when your enemy does something unexpected. In FFXV, boss battles are mostly chore-feeling, attack-and-heal, rinse and repeat. Because of this, it feels like there is little to no strategy in any of the battles, even the most difficult (which jump from repetitive and easy, right over "chess-like," and straight to patience-testing marathons).

    I am having trouble explaining what I did like about the game. But I did like something. I put 150 hours into it, and I did enjoy much of that. But, I think as time goes on, I will continually think less and less of it. Maybe I just want to justify those 150 hours.

    SPOILERS AHEAD

    Nearly every dungeon, and ESPECIALLY the extra/hidden dungeons, are bland and boring. They were one of the worst, instead of best, parts of the game. The hidden dungeons were the most ridiculous "bonus" content I've ever seen. Floor after floor of boring battle. I also looked forward to the battle with Adamantoise for most of the game. Unfortunately, it was just another button-masher, only with a worse camera than usual (although no QTE like the battles with the Summons). More of a marathon than anything else, once again.

    The story is way too short and, much like the open world of the game, mostly empty. It really doesn't do anything to drive you to complete the story missions. I liked the villain, but only until the reveal that explains his backstory and why he is doing what he is doing. Really, everything (in the main story) after going to Altissia stinks.
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  89. Apr 7, 2017
    8
    While the first act more than lives up to it's exciting open world billing the latter stages of the game, with one in particular, become far too tedious. It's a fun little journey, full of campy and somber moments alike, that makes you wish you would never reach your destination.
  90. Apr 4, 2017
    10
    I love this game,

    Granted i might not be a person to trust as i am a diehard Final Fantasy fanboy and has been that since Final Fantasy 1 on NES. but this is the fresh start the FF series needed, take all the old tropes and throw them away, i cannot stretch this enough.... this game is a freaking masterpiece. sure it has it's shortcomings like the long travel times, and the
    I love this game,

    Granted i might not be a person to trust as i am a diehard Final Fantasy fanboy and has been that since Final Fantasy 1 on NES.

    but this is the fresh start the FF series needed, take all the old tropes and throw them away,

    i cannot stretch this enough.... this game is a freaking masterpiece.

    sure it has it's shortcomings like the long travel times, and the fact that you have to rent a chocobo instead of capture one yourself witch in my opinion losses some of the charm of having your own Chocobo.

    but the battles are fun, the characters feels legit and you can almost believe that they have known each other for ages.

    i have spent about 130h on this game and still haven't done everything.

    it's not for everyone but for me it is perfect
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  91. Apr 4, 2017
    7
    Final Fantasy XV is a decent game, not ground breaking but it is fairly enjoyable on its own little way. The graphics is too notch especially how the hair and food looks like, the battle system too is quite fun and satisfying except for the consumables being too overpowered making you literally immortal just by chugging potions and elixirs. The sound design is somewhat decent but not asFinal Fantasy XV is a decent game, not ground breaking but it is fairly enjoyable on its own little way. The graphics is too notch especially how the hair and food looks like, the battle system too is quite fun and satisfying except for the consumables being too overpowered making you literally immortal just by chugging potions and elixirs. The sound design is somewhat decent but not as memorable as the previous Final Fantasy games.

    The story however is a complete mess, it goes all over the place, you can kinda get the gist of it but there is this lingering aura that it was rushed and incomplete. It also didn't helped that the missing story parts are sold as DLC. The characters too had little character development and their twists were lacking in impact. All in all, Final Fantash XV may not be for everyone but it is certainly not a very bad game as other people claim it to be.
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  92. Apr 4, 2017
    7
    While I'm happy that the game was finally released after a decade of waiting. It feels underwhelming, the number of characters that you can use (and that I can't switch to using any one of them as I please is a great letdown) and the battle system feels like a mess most of the time, I can see that there are similarities with FF12's battle system but somehow this game's version of it isWhile I'm happy that the game was finally released after a decade of waiting. It feels underwhelming, the number of characters that you can use (and that I can't switch to using any one of them as I please is a great letdown) and the battle system feels like a mess most of the time, I can see that there are similarities with FF12's battle system but somehow this game's version of it is chaotic. The story itself was ok, it's definitely new though you would feel that once you start the game, the story has already "played out" and it's like being trapped on the middle of the story already, like you're supposed to understand everything on hand (I know that there's the movie and the anime but that feels more like damage control since they must've felt that the story could've been told in a much better way).

    While I don't hate everything about the game, I love how they tried to make it seem like an "open world" game though it's clearly not. I still feel like the game's world is way too small and the quests are too repetitive for a game that's been in development for YEARS. Also, I found that this is the easiest FF I've played so far (and i've played almost every FF out there starting from FF3). Though the reason for that is they wanted to be accessible to the newcomers to the series but it feels like a letdown for long time fans.
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  93. Apr 3, 2017
    0
    FFINO - Final Fantasy In Name Only.

    If you were a fan of the previous FF classics, stay away from this game. Why, you ask? From a lacklustre, non-engaging story to over-simplified combat, annoying as HELL camera, filler side-quests, barren open world, cars on train-tracks, terrible magic system, and mediocre character customisation – it’s hard to find a reason to play this mess of a
    FFINO - Final Fantasy In Name Only.

    If you were a fan of the previous FF classics, stay away from this game. Why, you ask? From a lacklustre, non-engaging story to over-simplified combat, annoying as HELL camera, filler side-quests, barren open world, cars on train-tracks, terrible magic system, and mediocre character customisation – it’s hard to find a reason to play this mess of a game.

    Where do I even begin? The truth is nowhere - don't even waste your time. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IF YOU WERE A FAN OF PREVIOUS FF CLASSICS LIKE X, VII, OR VI.

    Never have I quit a FF game midway until XV. I got to 5-10 hours in and the complete lack of an engaging story, boring watered down combat system, and the worst side-quests known to mankind ensured that I could no longer continue. If I could give one word to describe this game, it would be: unfulfilling.

    I’m rating this game a 0/10 instead of 4/10 because I’m comparing XV to previous non-MMO mainline FF titles and considering development time. Biggest gaming disappointment of all time.
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  94. Apr 3, 2017
    4
    This game is completely unfinished. I don't think I've played a game from square enix as half baked as this. This is honestly the worse final fantasy entry in the entire series. It's an abomination that this is a main installment. SO much potential wasted.
  95. Apr 3, 2017
    2
    This is a completely sell-out promotional product. I was able to literally button mash through this. There's no thought or strategy really required in this game. As for characters and plot, I found them uninteresting and flat - I couldn't care less if they completed their road trip or died. It's sad when the incoherent writing of FF XIII is superior than this. It's a beautiful game butThis is a completely sell-out promotional product. I was able to literally button mash through this. There's no thought or strategy really required in this game. As for characters and plot, I found them uninteresting and flat - I couldn't care less if they completed their road trip or died. It's sad when the incoherent writing of FF XIII is superior than this. It's a beautiful game but ultimately it's a hollow experience. Expand
  96. Apr 2, 2017
    5
    The first half of the game seemed very promising, but after finishing the game, i realized the early content was totally meaningless. Most of the people you help don't appear in the later chapters. So it has no impact on the story at all. Most of the quests consisted of fetching vegetables for people anyway. For all I know they were being auto-generated.

    The back half of the game was
    The first half of the game seemed very promising, but after finishing the game, i realized the early content was totally meaningless. Most of the people you help don't appear in the later chapters. So it has no impact on the story at all. Most of the quests consisted of fetching vegetables for people anyway. For all I know they were being auto-generated.

    The back half of the game was an unfinished mess that felt like a chore to get through. I could excuse some sloppy level design or short levels but the writing started falling apart too. Important story arcs were being resolved with a bit of dialog at the end of a fight. In one scene, an important antagonist switches to your side and then gets killed for it; all off-camera. You end up finding his body later on with a stack of correspondence explaining what happened. That is not how you tell a story,

    I feel like going open world was a mistake. They could have gone with a few detailed zones and focused on the story more. Making this a trans-media production was also a bad choice. To get the full story, you needed to watch a separate movie, a series of animated shorts and play another game. The full FFXV made almost no effort to fill in those blanks. People buy these games for the story and character development.
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  97. Apr 1, 2017
    5
    I really wanted this game to be great and I feel there hasn't been a strong Final Fantasy entry since FF7, but this game feels like they're trying too hard, whilst the world is beautiful, it lacks structure and real depth.
    Navigating this world is painful, they've gone with a somewhat realistic approach, sleep, food, travel etc but it doesn't make the world fum to explore, the side quests
    I really wanted this game to be great and I feel there hasn't been a strong Final Fantasy entry since FF7, but this game feels like they're trying too hard, whilst the world is beautiful, it lacks structure and real depth.
    Navigating this world is painful, they've gone with a somewhat realistic approach, sleep, food, travel etc but it doesn't make the world fum to explore, the side quests are the absolute worst I've seen in an open world game and it feels never ending and it, collect this, collect that, give this guy this, that, take a photo here and there, the sidequests don't really supplement the main story but is just a poor implementation for a reason for you to explore and see this world, the amount of side quests is too much and it kills the momentum of the story if you do them frequently.
    I also don't get the combat and half of the time I actually don't know what I'm hitting, the camera will also make things worse when you're fighting in foliage or rocks as your view is constantly obstructed.

    The story has great production value, the characters are decent but it isn't anything outstanding but not the Final Fantasy game I was expecting or wanted.
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  98. Apr 1, 2017
    0
    I had to change my ratings after dlc is out. This is now completely sell out that made me lost faith in this developer.

    Do you like it or not, depends much do you count of things that is has, or what is should have. Personally i kept it enjoyable, i gave it 5 because it is only a half done from 10. It was cut off from most important things and included some unthinkable game design. You
    I had to change my ratings after dlc is out. This is now completely sell out that made me lost faith in this developer.

    Do you like it or not, depends much do you count of things that is has, or what is should have. Personally i kept it enjoyable, i gave it 5 because it is only a half done from 10. It was cut off from most important things and included some unthinkable game design. You need to see the movie and TV-show, interviews and fan fiction plot analysis from people who love this franchise to have that story because in the game, there is not very much, even the Noctis friends back stories was not told.

    Sadly, about a month of its release, i kind of wish of remake of this game in such way it should have been done. When developers say that they could dlc some of plot content, it may sound suspicious for people who have not played this game, but this game is designed to be such it might work.

    Final Fantasy title is something developers should not use excuses to cut off from content and story just for that reason they does not have skills or time to do this or that. FF13 was miserable attempt, FF14 was so bad they had to do whole game again, FF15 is great. Positive side is if it takes 10 years to make a new game, they can achieve this title's former glory only in about 40-80 years.

    Sakagutchi worked hard to achieve Final Fantasy greatness and was the one who had enough honor and ambition to push up game completely made to match its original vision. Title was known for thrilling and cleverly made scenes and they had all potential to add such scenes in FF15 but maybe they all was cut off.

    Game developers should also respect the time what people use in these games because people nowadays have very less free time. Pointless fetch quests what are designed to be possible time consuming (drive around, loading screens if fast travel, you only can have one hunt active at the time). Every time you return side quest you have this feeling let this be the last one.
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  99. Mar 28, 2017
    7
    All good ideas but horrible implementation. It had an insane amount of hype and expectations put on it. And as a FF RPG it fell short in many peoples eyes.

    Graphics: 10/10
    Story/Lore: 5/10
    Battle System: 8/10
    Character Development: 5/10
    Music: 8/10
    Open-World: 6/10
    Side-quests: 6/10
    Stat Growth: 7/10
    Voice acting: 8/10

    Overall Score: 7/10
  100. Mar 28, 2017
    8
    Final Fantasy XV in general is a good game. We all know that it has holes in its story, but the gameplay and the design of the characters, animals, vehicles, is really good. its amazing how this game looks, the incredible environments that you explore are amazing and breathtaking. The problem comes when the presents its story. The story is not as strong as for example FFIV,VI, and VII,Final Fantasy XV in general is a good game. We all know that it has holes in its story, but the gameplay and the design of the characters, animals, vehicles, is really good. its amazing how this game looks, the incredible environments that you explore are amazing and breathtaking. The problem comes when the presents its story. The story is not as strong as for example FFIV,VI, and VII, but its 10 times better than FFXIII. Like I said before, this game is amazing, but it has flaws in the structure of its story which is the most important part of a Final Fantasy. Expand
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 109 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 109
  2. Negative: 0 out of 109
  1. Feb 14, 2017
    70
    After so many years of development, Final Fantasy XV is not what I expected it to be. The universe is immense and beautiful and the characters are just fine. But the story is short and disappointing and the gameplay suffers from lack of depth. FFXV is a good game, but it can never bring the former glories back to the series.
  2. Edge Magazine
    Feb 14, 2017
    70
    Even as you reflect on the rarity of a blockbuster that's willing to take real risks, you'll be left with the uncomfortable realisation that ten years wasn't quite long enough, after all. Those jagged edges are, in the end, just a little too sharp. [Feb 2017, p.110]
  3. Feb 7, 2017
    83
    Despite a divided feel, torn between what it was and what it plans to be, Final Fantasy XV has a lot to offer. If you're a diehard JRPG fan, then it's a positive sign that the series can cross over to a new format. And if you're just looking for an open world adventure, Final Fantasy XV certainly has that in spades, while doing just enough things differently to separate it from the likes of Dragon Age and Elder Scrolls.