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  • Summary: Harmony is realized in this alternate tale of Final Fantasy, developed by Square Enix. Not a sequel nor a prequel to the popular series, Final Fantasy Versus XIII unfolds a wholly independent story in another part of the universe with different characters. Set in a futuristic fantasy worldHarmony is realized in this alternate tale of Final Fantasy, developed by Square Enix. Not a sequel nor a prequel to the popular series, Final Fantasy Versus XIII unfolds a wholly independent story in another part of the universe with different characters. Set in a futuristic fantasy world resembling elements of modern day Japanese cities, Final Fantasy Versus XIII revolves around a prince, the last remaining member of a royal family, which controls the last crystal in existence. With two warring nations battling each other for dominance and the last crystal held by the kingdom, you must ensure it remains in the right hands. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 16, 2016
    90
    It corrects all the missteps the series has taken over the past few iterations and offers an accessible game for fans and newcomers alike.
  2. Dec 31, 2016
    90
    Final Fantasy XV is one of 2016's best games, and definitely a must have. Its story will catch you and make you go through Noctis’s troubles, and it is worth playing till the end to discover how all is ended. The side quests are enriching and interesting too. This ten-years-long wait has been worth it.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Feb 4, 2017
    90
    Its flaws and fun come fro the same tangled history, but the latter easily wins the day. [Feb 2017, p.81]
  4. Dec 12, 2016
    88
    Final Fantasy XV is a tremendous return to the franchise and includes a lot things we love about the series. I experienced a few missteps here and there, but it didn’t deter from an overall great experience.
  5. Dec 9, 2016
    83
    As an open roleplaying world Eos is just in the minor leagues. Beautiful to look at but filled with redundant and basic fetch- and kill-quests, it is too evident, that Square’s open world experience stems from MMOs. Nonetheless, the fresh real-time battle system is a risk that I truly can appreciate, while storytelling and imaginative characters showcase the return of Square’s strengths that have been forgotten during the FF13-trilogy.
  6. Mar 8, 2017
    80
    Final Fantasy XV is not the game Square Enix promised us. It’s not an open world game that everyone would enjoy, and even though it looks like they have done a great deal in making it more accessible to newcomers, it has more improving to do. If you are a die-hard Final Fantasy fan, you will have a great time thanks to a beautiful world, easy to learn and fun combat mechanics and a classic story about friendship and love.
  7. 60
    Only kernels of Final Fantasy’s old style remain in FF XV, which is both liberating and frustrating. The game does indeed chart a new course for the franchise, and it’s a fun new course...It is not a course that every old Final Fantasy fan is destined to love.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 100
  2. Negative: 27 out of 100
  1. Nov 29, 2016
    10
    Great Xbox One version. It is a shame that almost all media outlet reviewed it on PS4 and PS4 Pro. They almost ignores that Xbox has a goodGreat Xbox One version. It is a shame that almost all media outlet reviewed it on PS4 and PS4 Pro. They almost ignores that Xbox has a good FFXV too. About the game, it is very awesome. Great story and everything. Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2017
    10
    10 de 10.
    Sinceramente me a encantado la historia es un poco corta pero si juegas todas las misiones segundarias es largisimo no se que mas
    10 de 10.
    Sinceramente me a encantado la historia es un poco corta pero si juegas todas las misiones segundarias es largisimo no se que mas decir asjkfdnskfakfgadfASADGAGAGsfaef
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  3. Dec 4, 2016
    9
    I really don't understand why people keep on posting low scores saying the frame rate on Xbox One is choppy when Digital Foundry clearlyI really don't understand why people keep on posting low scores saying the frame rate on Xbox One is choppy when Digital Foundry clearly showed that it's steadier than on PS4. STOP TELLING LIES IN YOUR REVIEWS! Yes, image is a little blurring since it's 900p and the Xbox can automatically lower the resolution to improve performance. But honestly, if you don't play it on a 70"+ TV, who cares? Moreover, Xbox owners know how the console works. Please stop the same old 1080p Vs. 900p argument, please. Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2016
    7
    Much like the Star Wars reboot, Final Fantasy XV is more for people new to the franchise then it is for loyalists, and that's not a bad thing.Much like the Star Wars reboot, Final Fantasy XV is more for people new to the franchise then it is for loyalists, and that's not a bad thing.

    Final Fantasy gets a lot of things right. The combat, although repetitive, requires more interaction than it did in previous games. Which makes even little battles feel more involved. A lot of people are complaining about "holding the B/O button", but let's get serious, in previous entries you were just mashing A/X to confirm an attack during most battles. The boss fights are big and memorable - without feeling tedious. Combat is fun, it's repetitive, but fun.

    The main characters are life like, and you get a good feeling for their personality, unfortunately side characters are an afterthought. There is a lot of missed potential regarding the side character. The characters hint at their backstory, but never divulge it, and there are no side quests for more information.

    The world is open, but lacks personality. Only two towns are visit-able in the game, and one only for a short time. You never really feel immersed, or like you have the freedom to make your own choices.

    Instead the story is linear, but still very good - until the end. The ending feels like the developers somehow ran out of time. You'll see a part that makes very little sense towards the end, and it's never explained.

    There is a lot missing from this game, or is just an after thought, that fans have come to expect from Final Fantasy. Skill development is non essential, the skill board (ascension) does not develop the characters in any meaningful way. Summons are random, and magic is an afterthought. If you enjoy a good story, but with glaring holes, and want a linear experience, then this game is for you. And, it's good at what it is. If you are expecting a return to old, and comparing it to previous entries, then you will most likely be disappointed.

    Some technical specs. 35 hours to beat the game 50 hours to 100% the game. No guides involved.
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  5. Dec 14, 2016
    6
    I just don't get where everyones coming from. I've beat every numbered ff game sans 11, 12 and 14.
    FF15 isnt a bad game but man is it
    I just don't get where everyones coming from. I've beat every numbered ff game sans 11, 12 and 14.
    FF15 isnt a bad game but man is it medicore. Its probably one of the most disopointing meh games in the series.

    First lets address the ps4 version.

    The ps4 version offers a crisper picture coming in at a locked 1080p. The game hits and stays at 30fps. There is sometimes a oddity in jerky animations but i'd say this is unnnoticable to most normal peoples eyes. The ps4 version has less issues with texture pop in than the xbox one version.

    The xbox version runs a 720p to 900p. When the games running at 900p things look pretty much as solid as the ps4 version however, its running in 720p the vast majority of the time and honestly the picture looks soft and blurry as hell. The xbox version suffers from textures pop in and not loading fast enough a lot. This happens when theres not enough free space on the HDD. It has to load so much data that if the ff15 data isnt on the outer quicker part of the HDD then it cant load fast enough to keep up with the textures.

    I've got 67 hours on the xbox one version and my friend has 200 hours on the ps4 version with everything complete. I myself on xbox only have 90% of the achivements and tons of pointless bland quest to do. He has literally every single quest, hunt, etc to include the bonus dugeons.

    It shys away from the strong story telling of previous games to have a paper thin, poorly wrote, awfully explained and pretty much flaws flat on its face with its lack of depth. You build absolutely no emotion connection with luna.

    Its a technical mess, glitches amass. Popin, textures loading awfully, the game having load times that make the neogeo cd look like lighting comparitly. Aimless pointless traveling thats early to mask loading issues. Games crashed on me 3 times my friends have all had it at least crash once. Im talking about just serious bugs everywhere. This isnt being repoarted from someone whos put 6 to 30 hours into the game.

    The battle system lacks any depth. Its mostly just hold b. The magic system is junk feels like a after thought. The skill tree is **** Things costing 333 and above will simply almost never get bought. You'll be max level and no where near the ap you need for anything. Most of the skills you will soon realize are useless and not thought out. Especially all the ones to enhance the ammount of AP you get. They cost so much that they negate anything wasted into them.

    The graphics are all over the place. Some times looking like a last gen game and not even a good one to the next minute blowing your mind.

    Hallow gameplay. Most of the game is the same damn quest over and over an over. If I wanted that i'd play a western rpg. I want my quest to have real uniqueness with a story to drive them. I've literally fixed the same guys car like 3 times. The hunts have no meaning except exp. This game is literally Fetchquest Fantasy 15.

    Dialog repeatition. They're trying to build up your emotional bond and people seem so captivated by this hallow experience. You're out of unique dialog or any building of bonds by around 7 hours into the game.

    If you dont want a story and you want questing and you dont even want a final fantasy or anything that resembles a final fantasy maybe you'll enjoy this. This is clearly the mind of western rpg or mmo mentality spilling into a single player game.

    To each his own but, the over whelming positivity and hype for this game is baffling. I've yet to meet a single person who likes the game in person and it seems to just be an online presence of this over hyping.
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  6. Nov 29, 2016
    4
    The story is lame.... It gets a bit better if you watched the not-in-game stuff like movie and the anime parts.
    The characters .... As some
    The story is lame.... It gets a bit better if you watched the not-in-game stuff like movie and the anime parts.
    The characters .... As some other mentioned, why oh why on earth would they use a similar-to-tokyo-nightclub- gigolo look?

    I have been a long time fan to the series. Starting from FF2 through most of the games. (didn't actually get into FF13-2.. and the lightning-return .... )
    Story just go down hill for the FF-series for a long while. (For reference, I found FF13 story "ok". It's not exceptional, but it's still sort-fun to see it develops, masterpieces being the earlier FF, I personally think FF6 has best story. Closely follow by FF3 / FF7 / FF5 / FF8 / FF9 ... FF4 is ok too...)

    Magic ... wtf.... just wtf... a fantasy game with magic system so washed down. Limited use? gather from crystals ... really?

    Summons ... boy-oh-boy .. one of the worst adoptation of the system. And it doesn't create any awe like knight-of-the-round-table (annoying after the 50 times you trying to kill emerald weapon, but it's still great and instant classic)

    If I want to play a tech game, I go watch-dogs. What's with the car shop? that's just brings a (????).

    No character development. Look at prompto, he's just bad design. NO depth... only there for comic relief.
    Even sephiroth (being in game showing may be 5% of the time of FF7) has better character than Prompto.

    The game feels so incomplete and weird. Not sure why the first day reviews give it so high.
    "amazing story!!" "amazing characters!!" "amazing graphics!!"
    really? how much did those guys got paid?

    That being said, the battle system is a nice try. Certain something new and fun in the series. (I personally like the older system more... being traditional and like to control all the characters' actions but that's a personal preference. I also like the FF6's command enter for action as Sabin. )

    May be they will release luna as playable character in form of DLC. And other stuff like openworld for the 2nd half as DLC (may be? that could be fun) .. May be a DLC to make the summoning more usable? (that there's supposed a super secret action makes it reliable? ) There's no Tifa, Terra, Aerith, Celes, Leo, Vivi....etc. That is diasppointing.

    Leveling and night rest seemed just weird.

    Dungeons are not bad on the ones been found.

    Music - some are amazing. Especially the songs by Florence + the Machine.

    ---- This is my first and only review. I normally don't do reviews, but the f--- with all the paid review and the disappointment of this game from the FF series compelled for the review.
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  7. Jul 21, 2017
    0
    10 years in the making. Perhaps the biggest disappointment of my life. At least it only took 9 months to make my son. .10 years in the making. Perhaps the biggest disappointment of my life. At least it only took 9 months to make my son. . . Expand

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