What Do You Expect From The Final Fantasy XV Demo?
Square Enix plans to release a playable demo for Final Fantasy XV in March. As you might expect, this has prompted plenty of discussion and argument.
So, what do you expect from this sample? Do you anticipate emerging depressed and encouraged?
Don't forget we're talking about a game that has been in the works for over 8 years, and this includes a complete overhaul and retooling for a new generation. The director changed and many say the underlying theme and style changed, too. At this point, based on the footage we've seen thus far, it's hard to say what to expect. To me, it looks like a standard hack 'n slash game with hit points thrown in. I imagine your characters will advance and progress as well, but it's the core gameplay mechanic that worries me most.
The bottom line is that this needs to be a role-playing game. As such, the focus really shouldn't be on action. Then it just becomes an action game with RPG elements. Now, a true RPG with action elements - essentially, an action/RPG - is fine. It's not what I want but at least it still qualifies as role-playing. If it doesn't, it won't matter how flashy it is, I just won't care. How about you?
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XV
9/25/2014 9:49:33 PM Ben Dutka