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  • Summary: It's time for Prompto to take centre stage in his very own episode. Become the cheerful gunslinger himself and experience a brand new storyline, wrapped in thrilling Third Person Shooter gameplay. Separated from the group in a harsh arctic environment, Prompto heads off to the place of hisIt's time for Prompto to take centre stage in his very own episode. Become the cheerful gunslinger himself and experience a brand new storyline, wrapped in thrilling Third Person Shooter gameplay. Separated from the group in a harsh arctic environment, Prompto heads off to the place of his birth to uncover the truth of his mysterious origins. [Square Enix] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 30, 2017
    80
    Episode Prompto is a way better DLC than Episode Gladio. It's more focused to begin with and much more compelling thanks to a good narrative, some crazy villain and a pair of characters everyone learned to love. It also delivers quite a lengthy content at a somewhat cheap price, making it a nice addition to your Final Fantasy XV campaign.
  2. Jul 3, 2017
    72
    Episode Prompto is a far better chapter that Episode Gladiolus was. With different but interesting gameplay, a really good story and a design that strays from being linear, this DLC has many good reasons to convince players to return to Final Fantasy XV.
  3. Jun 28, 2017
    70
    The story is even touching, introspective, infused with details and curiosities that widen the knowledge of the dark machinations of the Niflheim Empire.
  4. Jun 29, 2017
    70
    Episode Prompto is a significant improvement over Episode Gladiolus, and fans of Final Fantasy XV will enjoy the additional light character development. It's still a bit awkward in places both narratively and mechanically, but it works well enough to fill a gap in Final Fantasy XV.
  5. 65
    Episode Prompto is a better DLC than Episode Gladio, but that doesn't make it great in anyway. The open environment is welcome and Prompto’s play style is unique though hindered by some questionable design choices. Episode Prompto doesn't enrich the XV experience in anyway. Instead of leaving excited for Episode Ignis I left hoping they would just move on to Final Fantasy XVI.
  6. Jul 3, 2017
    60
    Short and unsatisfying DLC that makes the prior one better than it was.
  7. Aug 14, 2017
    40
    Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto plugs another gap in the main game's still woefully disjointed story, but a seriously shoddy mix of gameplay mechanics makes it a difficult DLC to recommend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Mar 17, 2018
    10
    Episode Prompto provides a really interesting, new, re-imagined combat system for Final Fantasy XV which is both engaging and fluid. Like theEpisode Prompto provides a really interesting, new, re-imagined combat system for Final Fantasy XV which is both engaging and fluid. Like the rest of the game, the music is excellent and definitely one of the highlights. The DLC has a Metal Gear feel which I really appreciated. The story delves into Prompto as a character, and provides him with a great amount of depth, as well as explaining other parts of the game's lore. The characters in this DLC are very strong and make for a very fun 2-hour experience. If you liked FFXV and Prompto, this DLC is definitely worth picking up. Expand
  2. Nov 25, 2017
    10
    Episode Prompto was an amazing addition to an already good game. Prompto is a lovable character and seeing his heartwrenching struggles fromEpisode Prompto was an amazing addition to an already good game. Prompto is a lovable character and seeing his heartwrenching struggles from the player perspective is a great time. Music is amazing, character is amazing and the story gives us some much needed lore and backstory Expand
  3. Jun 28, 2017
    10
    Head and shoulders above Episode Gladiolus, with an interesting story, improved gameplay, and an open area that you can't experience in the base game.
  4. Dec 8, 2017
    9
    I give this a 9 because it was something totally new and different. It is also way longer than the first dlc.
    The new combat elements feel a
    I give this a 9 because it was something totally new and different. It is also way longer than the first dlc.
    The new combat elements feel a bit clunky though. The music is more electronic style and I reallly like it. Aranea also was some hot sidechick ;)
    This was worth the money (season pass) and in the end I spent 10h here I think .
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  5. Jun 30, 2017
    7
    Woahhh this DLC was a great improvement to the previous one
    First off I really like how this DLC explores Prompto's origin and his
    Woahhh this DLC was a great improvement to the previous one
    First off I really like how this DLC explores Prompto's origin and his feelings/fear of getting left out from his teammates. It's mainly a story about Prompto facing himself and it was interesting to see how he overcomes it

    Adding on to this, the main reason Prompto can even face himself is ofc Aranea and she was awesome. She accompanies Prompto at about the half way point and you get to teamup with her for the rest of the DLC!! It was great seeing dragoon dive again :D

    The combat system is really similar to the base game and not like Episode Gladious; I actually like this one way better.

    Ofc the big change/addition is the shooting mechanic and I found it to be pretty smooth. Prompto is able to use sub machine guns, sniper, pistols and rocket launchers.. All these weapons enhanced the gameplay for me and it was actually pretty fun to use in combat

    Prompto can also you use his abilities from the main game like the selfie shots, and that was a really nice feature; I kept wanting to do selfie shots with Aranea and she was in a few of my pictures posing with Prompto xD

    That was sweet :)

    Another thing I really like about this DLC is there's a small open world area you can explore. It's really small but it does add a lot of value to the game. In the small area you can freely use a snowmobile and take off with Aranea to do various repeatable side quests throughout the day/night

    Completing these side quests gives you upgrade points to your snowmobile and you can upgrade it's speed, jump, damage and stability.
    There's also some attires you can collect while exploring and a Optional Trophy Boss which was pretty fun

    The boss fights themselves were unique and it was pretty fun!

    I liked the OST for this expansion; I think it conveyed Prompto's feeling's well ranging from this lonely and metal gear style music to a more upbeat Final Fantasy music.

    The voice acting was on par to what we got in the main game and there's nothing much to say about that!

    The last thing I really appreciate is like what they did with the last DLC, they added a time trial and Boss Fight against your Partner!

    Now here are the cons:

    -The small open world itself feels way too small/restricted and there's not much variety to these side quests when you need to do it over and over again for your snowmobile

    -The main concern I have for this one is I feel like Aranea should have more time to talk with Prompto like when resting in vending machines or by the campfire.. Gladious's Dlc had that and I kinda miss it here
    ------> Also the Bonus Fight with Aranea ended the same way with like Cor's except this time she only says like one line in the fight... I just wish there was more of a reward to fighting these bonus fights like an extra scene; not just an achievement xD

    Other than that this is a big improvement to the Episode Gladious and I think Ignis's DLC will be the superior one out of the three after all these feedbacks! I enjoyed my time with Episode Prompto and pls make an Aranea expansion in the future; I'm interested to see her story :D
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  6. Jun 27, 2017
    7
    The only reason to play this is for the story and Aranea Highwind. If you actually like Prompto's character it goes way more into his origins.The only reason to play this is for the story and Aranea Highwind. If you actually like Prompto's character it goes way more into his origins. Aranea is with you for majority of this dlc.

    Gameplay is your standard 3rd person shooter plus Aranea destroying everything with her dragoon dive. The grenades don't target correctly and the manual aim clips on objects so you will be throwing grenades either 1 foot in front of you or taking shots to the face.

    The level design reminded me heavily of chapter 13 and made want to quit. The level becomes open world later where you're in a snow environment with a sled to drive around. The side quests are just like the blue ones in the main game. The only difference is that they are yellow now, repeatable and time of day restricted.
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  7. Sep 23, 2017
    0
    At no point was Prompto interesting in FFXV; at no point is he interesting now. Clunky gameplay coupled with a story that literally goesAt no point was Prompto interesting in FFXV; at no point is he interesting now. Clunky gameplay coupled with a story that literally goes nowhere make this steaming pile of garbage something to skip. Expand

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