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  • Summary: Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition elevates the RPG to new levels, including add-on content and new features. Join Prince Noctis and his closest friends as they fight against the empire in an effort to take back their fallen kingdom.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 23, 2018
    90
    Final Fantasy XV is a must play for this end of the year. It features a concise narrative storyline but a massive amount of side quests in a huge open world to elevate the game's longevity beyond a hundred hours.
  2. Mar 9, 2018
    80
    Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition and the integrated Royal Pack is an enjoyable expansion making it the definitive edition to play Final Fantasy XV. That is until we get its true “complete edition” in the future.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 9, 2018
    80
    Gradual improvements mean FFXV is in slightly better shape than it was when it launched in December 2016, but it'll take more than a few additional cutscenes to make its story feel complete. [May 2018, p.96]
  4. Mar 9, 2018
    75
    The Royal Pack is a well-realized bundle of miscellany that refines the core Final Fantasy XV experience while reminding us that it's still an incomplete game sixteen months after launch.
  5. Aug 30, 2018
    73
    We know that Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition won't be the definitive edition of the game, since more DLC is scheduled. This is the most complete and most beautiful edition of the game thus far, but it's asking you to buy into a very good but still flawed experience that is slowly but surely catching up. If you truly can't wait until the real complete edition surfaces, you'll have a decent experience at the very least. Otherwise, pass on this title and wait another year. The mammoth project that is FFXV will eventually come to a satisfying conclusion.
  6. Mar 24, 2018
    70
    The Royal Edition of Final Fantasy XV -due to its huge content- is targeted towards those who haven’t played the game in its initial release and for them it is a highly recommend game. On the other hand, the appreciable new content does not last long and as a result -for those who have played the original version- it can’t be a strong enough motivation to return to Eos.
  7. Apr 3, 2018
    70
    Although I appreciate what the Royal Pack has brought to the lore of Insomnia, its paltry additions may only appeal to the most hardcore fans who don’t mind replaying the definitive edition of a single chapter. If you’ve never played Final Fantasy XV, the Royal Edition or Windows Edition, both of which have all the DLC – including the character episodes and bonus content not present in the Royal Pack – is the way to go.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. Jul 4, 2019
    10
    This is the definitiv FF15 experience the main character cast is one of the most human ones in gaming, they are total relatable in theirThis is the definitiv FF15 experience the main character cast is one of the most human ones in gaming, they are total relatable in their emotions and struggles and you can easily understand what everyone is going trough. Yoko Shimomura known from the Kingdom Hearts series outdid herself with some of her best Soundtracks she ever created in this game. This all packed within an engaging and sometimes Breathtaking Story is a must play in my opinion ! Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2018
    10
    This is a great value if you don't bought the original game, because it contains all of the updates and the DLCs. The gameplay, music andThis is a great value if you don't bought the original game, because it contains all of the updates and the DLCs. The gameplay, music and design is so amazing and finally the story is definitely a top natch. Expand
  3. Mar 7, 2018
    10
    Like the windows edition, this also contains all the DLC and QoL updates, so if you have yet to jump into FFXV yet now is the time to do so.
  4. Jul 4, 2019
    9
    I've been crying thinking about this game ever since I completed it. The story is ... outstanding as is the case with pretty much all the FFI've been crying thinking about this game ever since I completed it. The story is ... outstanding as is the case with pretty much all the FF games (well, at least the ones I've played through, even X-2 was good, it's a bit campy and silly but the story of Yuna without Tidus has it's own merits. Anyway, back to FF15!)
    The game is a spectacle, a bit clunky in parts and has a few bugs but ... I love everything about it. My ONLY complaint is that the DLC is ... DLC, it really ought to just be part of the main game, we waited 10 bloody years for this to come out and another 2 odd years for the DLC episodes -half of which were cancelled anyway-, why do we have to pay for the same game twice through DLC add-ons which reveal crucial parts of the story?

    Also, I don't care if it sounds a bit SJW-esque, but, it could have benefited from a bit of diversity, even though the choco-bros are all fantastic characters, I can't help but wonder why they all had to be conventionally attractive, young pretty-boys?

    *spoiler* Ignis's blindness was a nice inclusion though since few games include disability in an illuminating way, but Ignis in the story was handled quite well after he lost his sight!- *end spoiler*

    Still, final fantasy has some pretty weird characters in previous installments (a talking ancient animal-creature -Red XIII in FF7, Fran the rabbit woman in FF12, whatever Cait Sith is supposed to be ...-) I find it a bit of a missed opportunity not to include different colours, shapes, sexes, maybe even SPECIES in the FF15 crew, especially since FF13 included Sazh (a black man) as a well developed playable character.

    What FF15 does well, it does EXTREMELY well, stunning visuals, music, storytelling, a huge complex world to explore, silly mini games ... but it lags behind in some areas, particularly representing any kind of diversity which is a shame since previous endeavours (Barret and Sazh for example) showed that black characters are much beloved in the franchise. A friend of mine agreed when we discussed the lack of diversity, as a white woman it doesn't personally affect me, but I thought of HER and she agreed that it was disappointing that after 15 games, FF hasn't highlighted any beautiful black women!!!
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  5. Oct 21, 2018
    8
    Un juego lastrado por sus más de 10 años de desarrollo pero con un potencial increíble. Sabe rescatar sensaciones olvidadas, tiene un finalUn juego lastrado por sus más de 10 años de desarrollo pero con un potencial increíble. Sabe rescatar sensaciones olvidadas, tiene un final atrevido y te llevas la sensación de haber vivido una road movie épica con tus amigos. Expand
  6. Jun 19, 2020
    8
    Played on PS4 Pro. Platinum'ed.
    Gameplay: AWESOME
    Graphic: GREAT
    Story: GREAT
    Music/Sound : GREAT
    Dialogue/Voice Acting: GOOD
  7. Jan 25, 2020
    0
    Considering the high bar that Final Fantasy VII set for this series.

    Pros - Graphics are pretty nice looking - Story is logically
    Considering the high bar that Final Fantasy VII set for this series.

    Pros

    - Graphics are pretty nice looking
    - Story is logically divided into 15 chapters
    - Riding and racing chocobos is pretty fun
    - Overarching story line was okay-ish
    - Music is decent, for the most part
    - Fishing with Noctis is fun
    - The concept of taking photos during your journey is kinda neat
    - Lunafreya reminded me a lot of Aeris from Final Fantasy VII

    Cons

    - Story is horribly fragmented / confusing to follow
    - Boss battles are pre-scripted and just require mashing a few buttons
    - Summons are pointless and only available at odd times
    - City of Altissia was awesome, but you barely spend any time there, wasted opportunity
    - Terrible frame rate, controls don't feel fluid
    - The car is stuck on rails - you aren't really driving
    - Crafting spells is weak / pointless
    - DLCs don't integrate into the game at ALL
    - Game world feels too much like the real world (Utah maybe?)
    - Side missions contribute nothing to the game (give some guy a potion, retrieve some item)
    - You can't get other characters or much less swap them out
    - Invisible walls are EVERYWHERE, making it frustrating to navigate the great outdoors
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