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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. 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
    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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  2. Nov 30, 2016
    10
    YES! Its great - not sure why so many negative!! Game-play is fluid, and the story seems to have a real "feel good" vibe. I think all theYES! Its great - not sure why so many negative!! Game-play is fluid, and the story seems to have a real "feel good" vibe. I think all the reviews are just scratching the surface, but i think its a game all should try 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 26, 2017
    8
    After +100 hours and almost completed the 100% of the game I feel prepared to talk in depth about the Game.

    - Story: The story itsef is
    After +100 hours and almost completed the 100% of the game I feel prepared to talk in depth about the Game.

    - Story: The story itsef is interesting but unfortunately bad developed, the game assumes that you have already seen the movie Kingsglaive and the anime Brotherhood, if you have not, you won´t understand part of the inicial moments and the link with the main characters wil be poor.
    The first half of the story is quite slow and focuses on finding the Royal arms and the Astrals to make Noctis stronger, the second is linear and focuses on recovering the cristal, being the last chapter IMO the best interting of all and the ending quite impresive and spectacular.

    -Characters: 4 main characters. Noctis, Gladiolus, Ignis and Prompto, being Noctis the prince of Lucis and the key character.
    The rest of the caracters, even the important ones with the exception of Ardyn, are badly developed. Luna has no enough strenght and her story in poor, as well as most of the Niflheim.

    - Combat: easy, fun and very visual. The tag actions give meaning to having a group of friends.

    - Weaponry: a wide variety but not excesive. Unfortunately having only 4 weapons active on the battles limits the flowing on using all your warfare, the Royal Arms are unuseful on combat, except Arminger, and the camera can be improved.

    - Openworld: Beauty but empty, the side quest are repetitive and only gives supplies and XP, huntings are right but only a source for earning money.

    - Enemies: great designed, good variety, the big ones are really impresive.

    - Soundtrack: Magnificent soundtrack by Yoko Shimomura, one of the greatest.

    - Endgame: A bit repetitive, high level enemies are good but the reward are only better items. The dungeons are all similar and take a long time to complete, the rewards a good but not excellent.
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  5. 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 everAbout 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
  6. Dec 18, 2016
    5
    This is half a game. The first half is almost TOO much, and its very good. The second half is linear, cheesy, boring, and traps you. Once youThis is half a game. The first half is almost TOO much, and its very good. The second half is linear, cheesy, boring, and traps you. Once you start it, you are trapped for dozens of hours, until you beat the main baddy. Then you get to go back to the world, But why would you want to? The climax is supposed to be at the and, and reward the grinding. This game is a 5/10, being half a game. Very disappointing structural flaw. How did this get approved? Heads need to roll at the top, Square Enix. This is bad game direction.

    Also, the plot was alternatively convoluted and bullet-riddled, or predicatable and derivative.

    This is almost a good game, but its just not. I played it for over 50 hours and then just stopped caring. The Linear aspect made me feel cheated.
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  7. Nov 25, 2018
    0
    Played this game for 8 hours so far and nothing good to report. Apparently, the game expects you to have watched a 1-hour movie about thePlayed this game for 8 hours so far and nothing good to report. Apparently, the game expects you to have watched a 1-hour movie about the story in this game because it can't be bothered to do it itself so basically I have no idea what is going on. The quests are boring, most of them consist of finding things or killing things and that's pretty much it. The combat just doesn't work at all, it's annoyingly slow and is seriously dull, some of the things you fight fairly early on just one shot you and then you have to hide behind a rock and wait for Ignis to heal you. The story is actually boring as hell, where so far I have driven to a gas station, fixed the car, driven down to a beach to catch a boat, not caught the boat and driven to some random city and then entered a cave behind a waterfall. The characters are seriously dull with three of them being the most uninteresting people ever and Promptus providing a couple of primary school jokes now and then. I cannot understand why people play this game. I have the Royal Edition and haven't played any of the DLC yet, which I'll probably get round to but it just strikes me that this game isn't a Final Fantasy game. Where are the cool steampunk sci-fi cities and boss fights? If anyone wants to give me a good reason to keep playing then holla back. Expand

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