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  • Summary: Set in modern times but with a touch of medieval influences, Final Fantasy XV focuses on Noctis Lucis Caelum, the prince of a dynasty which rules a city state that has the last remaining crystal. After the crystal is stolen by an invading nation, Niflheim, a global conflict ensues with allSet in modern times but with a touch of medieval influences, Final Fantasy XV focuses on Noctis Lucis Caelum, the prince of a dynasty which rules a city state that has the last remaining crystal. After the crystal is stolen by an invading nation, Niflheim, a global conflict ensues with all other nations wishing to gain it for themselves. Alongside the main protagonist, Noctis is joined by a military tactician Ignis Scienta, who can deftly handle a katana in battle, a melee fighter named Gladiolus Amicitia, gun-wielding Prompto Argentum, and head of the Royal Family Guards Cor Leonis. There's one other character that appears to get close with Noctis, even if her connection with him is still unknown. Her name is Stella Nox Fleuret, she seems to be strong and fight well with her rapier. Against this backdrop of a world at war, Noctis Lucis Caelum and his closest friends embark on an epic journey to try and get the crystal back. Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Mar 12, 2018
    100
    The definitive edition of Final Fantasy XV.
  2. Mar 13, 2018
    90
    Ready to save Eos from eternal darkness? Notctis and his comrades await you on this spectacular version of Final Fantasy XV with an improved graphics and 4K support.
  3. Sep 18, 2018
    90
    Final Fantasy XV may not feel like an older game from the franchise, but that doesn't mean it's bad. I grew up with the older Final Fantasy game and while XV is different, that doesn't make it a bad game in the franchise. I enjoyed my time spent in game and look forward to doing more.
  4. Mar 10, 2018
    85
    This version of FFXV does deliver a much more complete experience and fixes many of the issues present in the original. It was a great adventure when it came out, and now it's better than ever.
  5. Mar 19, 2018
    84
    Even with its faults, from the weird two-halves of the story to the often poorly designed and uninteresting side-quests, Final Fantasy XV feels like a triumph. Discovering a new location or seeing a giant monster for the first time, Final Fantasy XV constantly surprises. And thanks to its likeable cast of heroes, provides as memorable an animated adventure of a boy band in a world filled with monsters could possibly be.
  6. Mar 27, 2018
    80
    All in all, Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition is the best console-to-pc port that Square Enix has produced to date. On top of that, the Royal Edition is the best version of Final Fantasy XV – so far, and even if only just. The route taken to get here has been a bumpy one, needlessly long with and perhaps without the most efficient direction, but the journey here has left us at a better place than we were at starting out.
  7. 60
    Final Fantasy XV’s beautiful graphics and exciting fights unfortunately come with a confusing story, irritating characters, long and unnecessary cutscenes, and optimization issues.

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  1. Negative: 29 out of 159
  1. Mar 6, 2018
    10
    Definitely the magnum opus of the FFXV Universe. Compared to the console counterparts, especially XBOX ONE, this game looks lush and fluid andDefinitely the magnum opus of the FFXV Universe. Compared to the console counterparts, especially XBOX ONE, this game looks lush and fluid and actually loads fast. It's understandable that people have the issues they have with the game, but the developers have been honest and upfront with improvements and I admire that. Maybe, FFXV isn't perfect, but if you are going to play this game this is the version to go with! Expand
  2. Aug 29, 2020
    10
    Сначала прохождения FFXV мне показалось что это очередная игра с бесконечным гриндом и постоянными доп. квестами, но игра не заставляет тебяСначала прохождения FFXV мне показалось что это очередная игра с бесконечным гриндом и постоянными доп. квестами, но игра не заставляет тебя заниматься данной чепухой. По мере прохождения я все больше и больше влюблялся в эту игру. Постепенно я начал СОПЕРЕЖИВАТЬ ПОЧТИ ВСЕМ ПЕРСОНАЖАМ. В конце игры испытал уйму эмоций. Да, у игры есть минусы, но спектр эмоций, который я испытал, делает эту игру как миниму необычной. Expand
  3. Dec 5, 2018
    10
    I loved this game, when it came out the ending fell short, but they pretty much fixed it with the side stories, and that was the only realI loved this game, when it came out the ending fell short, but they pretty much fixed it with the side stories, and that was the only real downside to me so 10/10 baby. Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Graphically it's amazing, Soundtrack is awesome and I love the characters.

    Unfortunately the gameplay to me is where it lacks. It's too basic and most of the RPG elements are dumbed down heavily to what I call a button masher. That's my number one issue with this title. I expected alot more than just basics. It's all equipment stats and basic skill learning. Nothing really in depth. I expected learning heavy spells, learning complex builds, learning more combos and skills, etc. etc.

    The story was amazing up until after chapter 7 or 8 when it becomes a hallway and all freedom is gone. It looks like they could've done more with the game especially proven with the unfinished areas. I like it but it definitely could've been something grand.

    The quests and the traveling I really love with this game though.
    Optimization on this title is about average and can be better.
    Voice acting is suberb (Both ENG and JP) and I never got tired of Ignis's British accent. I loved it from beginning to end.

    I'm gonna keep this review short though. Long story short they should've left more development time to finish the work that was needed and gave us the unfinished regions. I still think today we should get all that missing stuff from XV as DLC because it's a shame. I would love for them to add new content for the game. Initially 60 dollar title was worth every penny for what it was but I feel like they could've done alot more too.

    8 out of 10. A great experience of a game but too basic for fans looking for something more complex and/or faster paced.
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  5. Mar 8, 2018
    8
    Find it difficult to justify a 10 for this game - there are certain quests that should be time reliant, such as the broken down car on theFind it difficult to justify a 10 for this game - there are certain quests that should be time reliant, such as the broken down car on the highway, took me 5 in game days to get around to clearing that from my journal and he was still there, waiting by his car. That aside, this game is gorgeous. I'm running it on 4790k with 1070 and 16gig of ram and I'm getting 60fps on the highest settings. The story is great, I recommend watching Kingsglaive first as it means you start with the knowledge of the story they expect you to have. Otherwise it can be slightly confusing.

    Overall this is a very strong game. The combat takes some getting used to, unlike other Final Fantasy games, you're not in direct control of all party members so they don't always do as you'd expect, but over time you'll come to rely on their skills and they will save you from yourself when you charge in against 9 enemies. The soundtrack is sublime, listening to old FF games on the road is amazing. The car should offer more freedom, although it's understandable that they've not allowed GTA style freedom in going offroad. The side activities are fantastic, I've enjoyed Chocobo's and Fishing and Cooking and everything around they've left to do. It genuinely feels like a roadtrip with your mates, some side scenes and conversations that aren't essential just add to the game world.

    Overall, brilliant. The second half of the game (where you're on a more linear path) could do with some form of expanding, but overall it's a very, very good game.
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  6. Mar 9, 2018
    6
    As much as I'd love to like this game, I feel it's just not acceptable as a JRPG. It feels like in their effort to make the game moreAs much as I'd love to like this game, I feel it's just not acceptable as a JRPG. It feels like in their effort to make the game more "accessible" they also gutted the major components that make RPGs what they are- namely the complexity of the combat and the progression system. -In FF15, it feels like you're stuck with one character with a warp strike ability and nothing really deeper. If you master the character at lvl 1 you can expect pretty much more of the same as you progress (there is some progression but not enough variety).

    Other things I really don't like: only 4 characters (all emo looking douchebags IMO) and absolutely no hard mode. I'm not sure why any RPG or action game would ship out without some sort of difficulty mode besides normal and easy when the systems in place are so simplistic. Pretty much warp around to win. Why should I have to fight monsters 30+ levels higher than me in order to have any sort of challenge? Why isn't there more varied attacks like allowing my button mashing to be more dynamic and interactive? Why is it that I just hold the attack button? Where's the motivation to get stronger if everything is easy?

    *Please note that I don't buy games for their story, combat is more important to me as that's where I'll be spending 90% of my time. As far as I'm concerned, the combat here is less deep than Bouncer (Square's beat'm up from 2000). Sure, FFXV looks pretty but I don't give a **** about graphics if the complexity of an RPG isn't there. The sad thing is that I think it's not even complex enough as an action game, at least in good action games you usually learn more moves as you progress and the fights become more strategic and complex as you go.
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  7. Jan 7, 2021
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. One of the best games I've played in my life, over 200 hours!! Beatiful graphics e excelent history. Watch the movie before you play hehe. Expand

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