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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 19, 2016
    10
    I absolutely loved this game. Yep, that's what I'm opening with. I know this game doesn't fit the mold of the final fantasies we are all usedI absolutely loved this game. Yep, that's what I'm opening with. I know this game doesn't fit the mold of the final fantasies we are all used to, but given how utterly uninspiring the characters in ff12 and ff13 were, I think most people will actually like the change. For me, not only was this game refreshing, but it was fun, and downright addictive. The graphics were amazing, as one might expect from a square enix game, and the characters truly are deep and interesting. I felt the 4 main characters really made this game awesome.

    The story was good, though a bit confusing until you get all the facts towards the end of the game, but I had no problems following it. The ending really does bring it all together and provides a satisfactory conclusion (in my opinion).

    As for the game play, I know it isn't turn based but I actually prefer this style because it makes things move quicker while still maintaining a level of strategy. For example, you can customize the battle by changing your friends' special moves, and you can scan enemies to find out what weapons and spells they are weakest to and priced accordingly. In short, I didn't think this was just a hack and slash with no depth.

    Some of the side quests can be a bit repetitive, but I actually had a lot of fun doing them. Also, I guess in the way of criticism, some of the dungeons were a bit tedious, but they don't by any means break the game. If I could tell square enix to change one thing it would be to let us save in all the dungeons, because I cannot imagine my power going out in the middle of some of those and having to do them over again. Lol.
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  2. Dec 5, 2016
    10
    Best game ever!!! So deitailed, fun, amazing soudtrack, no bugs/glitches, Epic battles, relatable story and chatacters, realistic, profound,Best game ever!!! So deitailed, fun, amazing soudtrack, no bugs/glitches, Epic battles, relatable story and chatacters, realistic, profound, deep combat, it simply has everything, this is my new fav gameof the whole sries. very woth and recommendable. Expand
  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 16, 2017
    8
    Overall Final Fantasy XV is a great game, however a flawed one at that. Like 2015's MGS V (a phenomenal title) FFXV has a noticeablyOverall Final Fantasy XV is a great game, however a flawed one at that. Like 2015's MGS V (a phenomenal title) FFXV has a noticeably 'patch-work' storyline which can be very jarring at times, as whole segments are skipped over or diluted in some way. Moreover, the transition from open-world to linearity, by the end of the game, is slightly disappointing as (following from chapter 8) many areas that could've been opened up to free exploration, were relegated to a 'corridor-esque' experience (especially chapter 13, a significant low point during the course of the plot). A few other negatives would include: the majority of sidequests being bland, uninteresting, and uninspired fetchquests; the villain (although intriguing and enigmatic-if somewhat obvious-at first) being made a typical, maniacal bad-guy; and issue of the camera being hard to negotiate whilst in combat (especially in tight spaces, such as dungeons).
    Moving on from the negatives, FFXV boasts great dungeon design (for the most part), beautiful visuals and stunning vistas, very human interactions between the main characters (in spite of their archetypal natures and average voice acting, they develop into very likeable characters), fun and engaging combat and levelling systems, and ultimately a satisfactory ending despite it all.
    In conclusion, FFXV holds up to be a fundamentally good and fun game in spite of its tumultuous development cycle and its most glaring flaws. I can recommend this game to anyone who has a passion for RPGs in general, as I was drawn in by its core gameplay, charm and music alone having only played one JRPG in my life and having otherwise coming away from its story a little disgruntled.
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  5. 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.
    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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  6. Jan 11, 2017
    5
    TL;DR: Well below average for a Final Fantasy. It lacks the charm of FF IX, an engaging story of FF VII or memorable characters of FF X.TL;DR: Well below average for a Final Fantasy. It lacks the charm of FF IX, an engaging story of FF VII or memorable characters of FF X. Personally, I would rate it even below the lackluster FF XIII, which - obviously - is a bad sign.

    Pros:
    + Big and pretty open world, which you can explore quite freely
    + Good visuals, both in terms of textures and animations

    Cons:
    - Dreadful combat system. You basically hold one button (circle) to attack and another (square) to dodge. Many times I found myself just holding the circle and watching as my character blew away its opposition. There is no finesse in all that. I understand that this FF was supposed to be "for the fans and for the first-time players", but this... This is just dumbed-down to the point of absurdity.
    - Too many meaningless quests. Have you ever played Witcher 3? There's a ton of sidequests in Witcher 3. Some of them are fetch quests, sure, but ALL of them (and I mean ALL) are somehow memorable. Here, it's mostly, well... Bring me this, fetch me that. Booooring.
    - Riding the car. At first I was pretty excited to use the Regalia (that's the name of the car), but after a while driving it (or rather riding it) became a nightmare. Sometimes it takes five minutes for the car to reach its destination. Five minutes when you can do nothing but sightsee. Or make yourself a tea. Go to the toilet. Do something else. Anything. Otherwise you'll just waste your time.
    - No plot. Seriously. I was halfway through the game (maybe even a little further than that), and the number of exciting events equaled exactly zero. The game has no drive whatsoever. What, you mean that trying to regain the throne for an unlikable, spoiled brat is supposed to keep me in front of a TV for 40-50 hours.
    - Boring characters. That's pretty much self-explanatory.

    All in all this was a huge disappointment. I waited for this game since it was announced in... I dunno. 2006? Maybe back then it could be considered good. Ten years later it's average at best.
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  7. Nov 17, 2018
    0
    .,.,.,.,.,.che schifo di gioco....veramente una merda ......................

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