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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 148
  2. Negative: 27 out of 148
  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. Oct 13, 2020
    10
    A pesar de no ser muy aficionado al género de RPG japonés (nunca jugué anteriormente a ningún Final Fantasy), el juego me ha parecido unaA pesar de no ser muy aficionado al género de RPG japonés (nunca jugué anteriormente a ningún Final Fantasy), el juego me ha parecido una maravilla. Una historia muy buena, gran personalidad de los personajes, excelente guion, divertido, mecánicas de combate muy trabajadas, escenarios espectaculares. Consigue meterte en la historia como pocos juegos. Gráficamente es muy bueno. Además el manejo con teclado y ratón está muy bien. Enhorabuena a los creadores del juego. Lo recomiendo totalmente.
    Después de acabar la historia principal, he jugado todos los DLC, que están genial para prolongar un poco la experiencia y profundizar en historia y los personajes un poco más.
    Me ha gustado tanto el juego, que seguramente vuelva a la partida y continúe haciendo algunas misiones secundarias, que hay muchísimas que no hice.
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  3. Oct 29, 2018
    10
    An almost masterpiece!
    Graphics up first: The graphics are AMAZING, a true marvel, characters get wet on screen and menus, the water is so
    An almost masterpiece!
    Graphics up first: The graphics are AMAZING, a true marvel, characters get wet on screen and menus, the water is so BEAUTIFUL, grass, lights, hair, fire, food, GOD, the food is so **** beautiful, this game makes me hungry! Summons, weapons, and the environments, sometimes I just stop and look at them. This is truly a GORGEOUS game.
    Sound: The music is again masterful, they created a new soundtrack that will be remembered by fans and SPECIALLY by first timers, i loved the originals and the "not original" was so f***ing effective!!! All the elements feel and sound the way they should, with different sounds for different types of enemies, making them more real.
    Voice-acting: SUPERB!!! Aside some few voices that felt really rushed by some no name extras the rest was really well done!!
    Combat is fluid and fast, it will make you falter in the beginning but after a while you will get used to it's fast paced brawl and face all the challenges the game gives you. Bosses get progressively difficult and the challenge the game gives you seems fair. Some choices of style so the combat does not feels forced.
    The story has it's problems but few and far between, the whole package is MASTERFUL and MEMORABLE!! The journey that you go through is really good, and has layers upon layers of development to the characters, epic moments FEEL epic! The romance felt a little under developed but my only true complain. The game knows that the best part of it are the 4 main characters and thrives on it!! Everything around them is a piece of art. You can have a favourite, but all of them do seem to complete each other.
    One of the best Final Fantasy! This game feels Final Fantasy through and through.
    If this is your first Final Fantasy, it could stay as your favourite.
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  4. May 22, 2018
    8
    Un juego hermoso lleno de problemas , problemas de rendimiento y un soporte para pc pobre,
  5. Apr 9, 2018
    8
    I want to love this game. I've played it through twice now. I love the combat, even if it''s simplistic and honestly feels like crap with itsI want to love this game. I've played it through twice now. I love the combat, even if it''s simplistic and honestly feels like crap with its awful camera. I want to care more about its characters, but a lot of stuff isn't put together well. Their character depth is explored in expansions that should be played in certain points in the game but are relegated to the DLC section, making it a jarring and confused experience. There's an Anime, some text scripts and a Movie, but none are bundled with the game. It's a great port, with solid compatibility and scaling. The story is broken and convoluted, but holds emotional weight. The voice acting is like a sine wave, going between serviceable to annoying and repetitive, sometimes even out of touch and inhuman, to fantastic dialogue that really show the depth of each character. The endgame is great, but there's almost no guidance to any of it. The music is amazing, but the car radio is terrible and doesn't feel like part of the world. Every good thing seems flawed with something else that had to be broken in some other way.

    Now, this is the PC version I'm reviewing, and I'm sorry to the season pass holders on console who didn't get the royal edition for free. I think they should've. I'm also writing this after PAX. I now know there are 4 more expansions and comrades will be a standalone release soon. I also know about the modding tools and level editor coming this year. until then, my review is not final, and i will update it accordingly when all the content is done and dusted.
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  6. Sep 21, 2018
    6
    A high quality and high budget Final Fantasy title, there's no doubt FFXV is a guaranteed triple A video game; but sadly, it's unoptimized andA high quality and high budget Final Fantasy title, there's no doubt FFXV is a guaranteed triple A video game; but sadly, it's unoptimized and offers rather boring game play mechanics, writing, acting and lore. Expand
  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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