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Chances That Final Fantasy XV Will Be A GotY Contender?

There was a time when any new Final Fantasy was an automatic Game of the Year contender. The mere fact that a new entry in that legendary series existed at all made it a contender almost by default.

Those days are long gone now (did any reputable source give any title in the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy a Game of the Year award?) but might they return next year when Final Fantasy XV lands on store shelves?

Square Enix hasn't been shy about keeping us in the loop - despite the ten-year development process dating back to 2006 when the game was called Final Fantasy Versus XIII - and we typically get lots of updates these days. We just got one concerning the planned improvement of the Cross-Link combat system, for example. Some long-time old-school fans aren't pleased with the mechanics they've seen, and they especially didn't like it when the developers described it as a "high-action system." But what are you going to do? It's an action/RPG and that's that; one can only hope the action doesn't dominate the role-playing aspects.

The question is, do you believe Square Enix redeems themselves with FFXV and puts the franchise back on the award-winning track? In short, do you believe the new entry will be the first series installment in a while that's actually deserving of some end-of-year awards? And if so, why?

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XV

Tags: final fantasy xv, final fantasy 15, ffxv, ff15

12/13/2015 9:56:07 PM Ben Dutka

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MRSUCCESS
Sunday, December 13, 2015 @ 10:13:01 PM
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No chance especially with those episodic releases. Even in 1997, I think that award goes to GoldenEye 007 and it would have been even harder in 1998 with the release of Ocarina of Time, Half Life & Metal Gear Solid.

I don't see any RPG in 2016 outdoing Dark Souls 3 -- Just being honest.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, December 13, 2015 @ 10:19:20 PM

FFXV won't be episodic.

Or will it?!

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coverton341
Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 12:16:34 AM

While I think you're talking about VII Remake, I tend to agree with the sentiment that no RPG is going to be able to out do DS3 next year. There's a lot of rumbling from Miyazaki that this will be the last Souls-esque game too, so I imagine that they will go out in style as well.

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Hexen
Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 2:13:43 AM

Is too early and there are way too many rpgs coming next year to declare any one of them the best.Unless youre just basing this on blind fanboyism.

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MRSUCCESS
Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 7:56:03 AM

For some reason I thought you meant FF7... I guess I was too tired from homework.

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daus26
Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 12:57:37 PM

I'm stoked for Dragon quest Xl

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 1:01:03 AM
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Not if you go by the demo. Even if by some miracle it's a good game it's hard to look at everything we have now and say "Yeah, this looks like the game we've been waiting for in the FF franchise." I expect a spinoff, cuz that's what it is. SE just couldn't go as many years as it would have taken to get an actual FFXV ready to reveal. So they just appended a label basically. It was never supposed to have all the FF glam, so how could it be THE game?

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Oxvial
Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 8:41:01 AM

Well that's true, this was supposed to be a exclusive PS3 spin off, back in the day we would never suspect they would make 3 FFXIII games and this would end being released on the PS4 and the Xbox 720 (lol) as the XV entry of the series.

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Underdog15
Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 10:56:28 AM

This echos the sentiment I have toward FFXV. Ever since they faded the versus title into the XV title, I've kind of thought... "uh oh". I just don't see how they could do that without essentially starting from scratch. (And perhaps they more or less did)

Anyways, the bland character models (all black? I hope there's some variety there....), the hectic battles with constant enemy reinforcements with far too strict of conditions needing to be met to do anything cool that they showed in the second demo, and the crazy low 40 year old voice from a teenager just make it hard to believe it'll be a GOTY contender.

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JackieBoy
Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 7:06:51 AM
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Hahahaha

No..

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Oxvial
Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 8:38:14 AM
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I doubt, SE look extremely desperate to release FFVII asap, so this game must be kinda bad.

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Temjin001
Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 11:49:35 AM
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Seeing that it'll likely score worse all around than FFXIII had its not very likely.

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daus26
Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 1:00:20 PM
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I'll be the minority and say yes, but just because I have high hopes for this game. I feel like there's a lot more to learn about this game. I think we'll be surprised. I mean how much do we know about this game other than the taste we got from the demo?

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