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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. Mar 8, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Final Fantasy XV is a game published on 29 November 2016 by square enix company. This game called to be one of the best games in 2016. However, it’s still have disadvantage things like bugs and uncomplete story.
    First start with Final Fantasy XV’s false. Uncomplete story. If anyone who want to know the whole story of Final Fantasy XV, he or she must watch animation “Final Fantasy XV : brotherhood” also with movie “Final Fantasy XV : kingsglaive” but it’s still shorter compare with previous episode (about 24 hours). Bugs, Final Fantasy XV have many bugs also with long load game time with cause from limitation of budgets and times. (Many people think that this game has use 10 years to develop but the true is it’s use only 3 years instead).
    But, in disadvantage things, Final Fantasy XV still have more good part like great character design for both male and female character designs, Real time battle which allowed player to controlled up to 4 characters at the same time. Open world, player can control the character to move other from the main story to farming and boss hunting to get better equipment which has level from very easy to very hard. Also, with another mode of gameplay like take a photo, cooking food and fishing.
    Finally, even Final Fantasy XV still have disadvantage things, but the good part is more. So, many gamers and fans of this game are supposed that Final Fantasy XV is one of the best games in 2016.
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  2. Dec 5, 2016
    10
    Beautiful game marks a return to the final fantasy hearts of all people!
    I could not believe that after the departure of Sakaguchi, Square
    Beautiful game marks a return to the final fantasy hearts of all people!
    I could not believe that after the departure of Sakaguchi, Square will make that something of value, but I was wrong. The game is a godsend!
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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. May 16, 2017
    8
    Me ha encantado el ffxv sobretodo la genial historia pero que esta bastante mal contada ya que hay partes sin sentido ya que en ningún momentoMe ha encantado el ffxv sobretodo la genial historia pero que esta bastante mal contada ya que hay partes sin sentido ya que en ningún momento se explica como el final. También tiene problemas en la libertad ya que esta realmente limitada.
    El contenido secundario tiene un buen nivel (pero como en todos los juegos tiene muchas de recadero) y para mi destacan las cacerías de nivel alto.
    El combate por mucho que digan es genial para ser un RPG sino me creeis compararlo con el de the witcher 3 y el de dragon age inquisition.
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  5. Dec 6, 2018
    7
    This game isn't bad, it's even pretty good. I actually love the fishing mini-game and a lot of the sidequests. However, the main quests areThis game isn't bad, it's even pretty good. I actually love the fishing mini-game and a lot of the sidequests. However, the main quests are dreadfully easy if you do even half of the sidequests you get along the way and it isn't reallyfascinating. The characters are fine but not exceptional and, tbh, the inal boss is meh at best.
    The visuals however, are gorgeous and it's an excellent way to kill time, driving in this open world and killing monsters as you go.
    One more critic I'd have is the post-game quests, the bonus dungeons (the ones that go underground) are bo-ring. Awfully so.
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  6. Apr 2, 2017
    5
    The first half of the game seemed very promising, but after finishing the game, i realized the early content was totally meaningless. Most ofThe first half of the game seemed very promising, but after finishing the game, i realized the early content was totally meaningless. Most of the people you help don't appear in the later chapters. So it has no impact on the story at all. Most of the quests consisted of fetching vegetables for people anyway. For all I know they were being auto-generated.

    The back half of the game was an unfinished mess that felt like a chore to get through. I could excuse some sloppy level design or short levels but the writing started falling apart too. Important story arcs were being resolved with a bit of dialog at the end of a fight. In one scene, an important antagonist switches to your side and then gets killed for it; all off-camera. You end up finding his body later on with a stack of correspondence explaining what happened. That is not how you tell a story,

    I feel like going open world was a mistake. They could have gone with a few detailed zones and focused on the story more. Making this a trans-media production was also a bad choice. To get the full story, you needed to watch a separate movie, a series of animated shorts and play another game. The full FFXV made almost no effort to fill in those blanks. People buy these games for the story and character development.
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  7. Sep 21, 2020
    0
    This is just the worst game I've ever played in my life. I love all previous final fantasies and I generally dig all kinds of RPGs and IThis is just the worst game I've ever played in my life. I love all previous final fantasies and I generally dig all kinds of RPGs and I really put an effort of about 20 hours before deciding life is too short to play such utter trash, bad characters, pathetic empty side quests, awful battle system, terrible progression, the worst backstory I could have possibly imagined.

    And what on earth are those loading times, holy moly, I'm shocked that some just go through with this, it's just unacceptable.
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