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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 16, 2020
    10
    This game was my introduction to the final fantasy series and i have been a long fan of it ever since. In almost all of them you gang up withThis game was my introduction to the final fantasy series and i have been a long fan of it ever since. In almost all of them you gang up with your companions, avenge someone dear to you and meanwhile save the whole damn planet with cool swords and magic. final fantasy xv continues this tradition and also tells a good story. the only downside some people might be upset about is that the story progresses rather slow. you dont fully get into it until chapter 9. but if you think you wont be bothered by that, than i absolutely recommend it. Expand
  2. Dec 5, 2016
    10
    This game was amazing touching and fun to play i already have 75 hours and idk how it went by so fast because of the enjoyment, the ost isThis game was amazing touching and fun to play i already have 75 hours and idk how it went by so fast because of the enjoyment, the ost is legendary and noctis will be king for a long time 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. Dec 13, 2016
    8
    After completing the game and putting about 40 hours into it, I would say this game is a solid 8 out of 10.

    Pros: + Amazing soundtrack,
    After completing the game and putting about 40 hours into it, I would say this game is a solid 8 out of 10.

    Pros:
    + Amazing soundtrack, with tons of previous FF music available as you progress, with the mp3 key item you can listen to music from previous Final Fantasy games while you run around the over world. Thematically, it is incredible.

    + Gorgeous visuals, I played on lite mode on a PS4 Pro and it looks really good with mostly decent fps. It stutters a bit but it's not going to hurt the experience that much. I usually game at 60fps on my pc and didn't have much of an issue.

    + Fun albeit somewhat boring at times combat. It's action packed and not like FF13 which I like, but it does sort of boil down to holding down O or Square while pushing a direction on the Left stick. I never got too bored of it, but by 40 hours in, I was hoping for a bit more variety.

    + Fun overworld with plenty to do. The sidequests are good, not great much of the time, and compared to the Witcher 3, leave a bit to be desired. However the rewards and variety are enough to keep it fun for quite some time.

    + The relationship between the four protagonists. At first, I felt a bit luke warm toward the characters, but as the story went on, it was awesome seeing them all interact. It feels like you're along on the journey with them, and while the story telling isn't always perfect, the relationship between the four is mostly enjoyable and fun.

    Cons

    + The story isn't terrible, in fact I enjoyed it quite a bit more of the time than not, but there are some missing pieces that make following it difficult. I love Final Fantasy games, so esoteric, difficult to understand stories are something I don't mind, but without watching outside content or reading up on the lore outside of the game is required for a fuller understanding, and that's a shame because while I may be willing to do a bit of that, most people would prefer that to be all "in house" and I can't blame them.

    + Glitches. They're not super frequent but they appear every now and then, and sometimes require you to save and reload to fix them. For a game of this size and scope, they're forgivable but they do exist.

    Final Thoughts: I think this is a solid game if you have, or haven't played a final fantasy game. At the time of writing this, the developers claim to be releasing some free dlc as well as paid, and the free dlc is supposed to address some of the story telling issues, though it may be too little too late for those of us who have already purchased it and played through it. If you like rpgs, and the FF series, I would say this game is absolutely worth the full price of $60 if you can't find a sale, especially if the free dlc does even just a little bit more in terms of making the game better.
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  5. Aug 6, 2020
    7
    Gameplay carino, originale rispetto ai suoi predecessori ma con tagli su magie e invocazioni che proprio non mi vanno giù.
    Trama sufficiente,
    Gameplay carino, originale rispetto ai suoi predecessori ma con tagli su magie e invocazioni che proprio non mi vanno giù.
    Trama sufficiente, piena di buchi riempiti da dlc, non capisco perché il tizio che l'ha preso da Nonura non abbia voluto tenere l'idea originale.
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  6. Apr 1, 2017
    5
    I really wanted this game to be great and I feel there hasn't been a strong Final Fantasy entry since FF7, but this game feels like they'reI really wanted this game to be great and I feel there hasn't been a strong Final Fantasy entry since FF7, but this game feels like they're trying too hard, whilst the world is beautiful, it lacks structure and real depth.
    Navigating this world is painful, they've gone with a somewhat realistic approach, sleep, food, travel etc but it doesn't make the world fum to explore, the side quests are the absolute worst I've seen in an open world game and it feels never ending and it, collect this, collect that, give this guy this, that, take a photo here and there, the sidequests don't really supplement the main story but is just a poor implementation for a reason for you to explore and see this world, the amount of side quests is too much and it kills the momentum of the story if you do them frequently.
    I also don't get the combat and half of the time I actually don't know what I'm hitting, the camera will also make things worse when you're fighting in foliage or rocks as your view is constantly obstructed.

    The story has great production value, the characters are decent but it isn't anything outstanding but not the Final Fantasy game I was expecting or wanted.
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  7. Apr 22, 2022
    0
    Boring, gameplay don't exist ,push o and stop, sad and no sense story . Don't buy this game

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