Nomura: FFXV "Is A Final Fantasy" Before It's An Action Game
Feel better? I certainly don't, but maybe you do.
Amid a landslide of accusations that Final Fantasy XV (formerly Final Fantasy Versus XIII) wasn't really a role-playing game, game director Tetsuya Nomura has given us some encouraging information. Well, first he scared us and then he encouraged us.
According to a recent Yahoo! Japan interview (as cited by GamingBolt), Nomura addressed the issue at hand, saying that FFXV "is being presented as a 'Final Fantasy action game.'" Initially, they had intended to make it a pure action title:
"True, we did want to get rid of the UI, remove hit counters, restrict the playable character to Noct and so on. But if we did all it that it would become just another action game like all the others. The team is saying, ‘don’t forget this is Final Fantasy before it is an action game.’"
Nomura went on to say that FFXV is different from existing action games and shooters, in that you see the amount of damage you're inflicting, and there's also a party to consider. Party combat is the one saving grace for this game, in my eyes, but is anyone at all surprised that Square Enix originally wanted to make FFXV an out-and-out action game? Anyone at all? But here's an even more interesting question-
Why didn't they? What stopped them? That appeared to be the obvious next step to most fans, so...
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XV
6/26/2013 9:41:22 PM Ben Dutka