Final Fantasy XV PlayStation 4

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

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  1. Dec 1, 2016
    10
    Great combat system make up with the vague and confusing story telling. Final Fantasy XV is truly a FF game for fans and first timers. It isGreat combat system make up with the vague and confusing story telling. Final Fantasy XV is truly a FF game for fans and first timers. It is totally worth the wait. Expand
  2. Nov 30, 2016
    10
    the game is phenomenal !

    loved the story , combat , music , world , dungeons .. and on top of all that .. a PERFECT ending =) it has a
    the game is phenomenal !

    loved the story , combat , music , world , dungeons .. and on top of all that .. a PERFECT ending =)
    it has a couple of flaws .. but not major one .
    game of the year for me
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  3. Nov 29, 2016
    10
    FINAL FANTASY XV is a game that has everything to make you happy. It has a open world, but also, has many linear moments due to story, and theFINAL FANTASY XV is a game that has everything to make you happy. It has a open world, but also, has many linear moments due to story, and the story is VERY good at all. Escaping the flames of war, Noctis epic journey with his best friends is very real and deep. The battle system is so good and the game has the best dungeons in all FF series. I loved Princess Luna, she is so cute and strong. Expand
  4. Jan 28, 2017
    9
    combat system is in depth and entertaining. I do not like however that the attack button and the run button are the same because if you arecombat system is in depth and entertaining. I do not like however that the attack button and the run button are the same because if you are under-leveled you can waste magic you may need to win. world feels massive because the car you are given rides on rails only going left and right and on a set path. story is not the best in a final fantasy but its cute eccentricities like having to pay your way because you don't have enough money to pay the auto mechanic are neat. A cute southern girl mechanic who seems to be from an era completely out of time is a cute concept. It's easy to get immersed because the source material is the real world. Expand
  5. Dec 9, 2016
    7
    Pros: The scale of the game brings awe at times. The world is gigantic. There is a real "bro roadtrip" feel to the game. Combat is deeperPros: The scale of the game brings awe at times. The world is gigantic. There is a real "bro roadtrip" feel to the game. Combat is deeper than it originally seems.

    Cons: The worst sidequests you can find in games. One is literally to run to a guys farm across the world, pick up like a single pea, and go back to turn it in. That isn't even the real problem though, many games can have this sort of thing.

    The real problem is what all of the sidequests amount to: Pick up quest, return to car, fast travel to nearest parking spot, run to quest, kill/pick up single thing, fast travel back to car, fast travel back to hub to turn in. "Fast travel" is codeword for minute long loadscreen. Half your time is spent loading. Weak sidequests can be tolerable when you are pushing towards progression, but when you factor in all the extra wasted time, it becomes misery.

    That would be fine if the game just had serious flaws around its side content, but that is what the bulk of the game actually is. The main story is fractured, messy, and not particularly compelling (despite having so much potential), and is actually quite short compared to FF standards. Its all the extra activities that are supposed to make the game what it is.

    This leaves a game with a ton of content, but a significant portion that isn't fun to do. Either due to it being shallow and/or the obstacles in place that hinder you from moving as swiftly as you would like.

    There are some enjoyable dungeons, and some post-game stuff that fares better, but for the most part I found myself perpetually let down.

    I can't help but think back to FFXIII's valid criticisms of linearity. This game is the complete opposite of that, to the other extreme, and with a whole new set of problems that unfortunately weren't addressed.
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  6. Dec 15, 2016
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Liked the mechanics, the boss fights and a lot of the mini-games, but when I realized how the story ends...I play games to get away from reality, not to have a story teller build me up and then rip everything down. After the FF7 remake, I'm done with FF. It's become too dark for me, if I want tragedy, I'll turn on the news. Too bad none of the people who write these games never really listen to players, apparently we're "Degrading their creativity" when we comment. Expand
  7. Feb 5, 2017
    0
    What a dissapointment. This game could have been great if only they stuck to a more playable game style. Instead you have to sit in a car andWhat a dissapointment. This game could have been great if only they stuck to a more playable game style. Instead you have to sit in a car and literally put the control down and wait from point to point.. there is so much pintless crap filling this game that it is painful and I cant play it anymore. Japanese brands are trying too hard to be creative and are ruining great titles this way. This joins metal gear solid 5 as a ruined game.. done with square as I am done with kojima. Expand

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