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Can Final Fantasy XV Make Final Fantasy Good Again?

 

If you haven't already seen it, Playstation made a post for the "March Event" for Final Fantasy XV and they released all kinds of goodies (I highly suggest going there and checking it out). Including a release date. As of September 30th, we'll be able to get our hands on a game that has been in the works for quite a long time.

They also announced an anime, a cg movie, and a demo that was released today on the Playstation store. Along with all that they showed what versions you can nab if you're willing to make the investment. The collector in me was definitely eyeballing those.

 

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Besides all that information, I discovered something else that I wasn't expecting. Interest. I haven't really been interested in a Final Fantasy game since, I would say, FFX. And I'm not entirely sure what happened. I tried playing other Final Fantasy games and I just couldn't get into them. And I know I'm not the only one.

I got into Final Fantasy when FFVIII came out. Shortly after I went back and played FFVII. Later on I played both IX and X. I even remember playing the very first Final Fantasy when I was a kid. So I'm no stranger to the series by any means. I've noticed a lot of other people had similar experiences though. A falling out of sorts with the series.

That's why I find it a bit strange that I'm actually interested in XV. I'm not entirely sure why but it seems like it has a lot going for it. The summons look amazingly epic. The graphics look great. And the characters even seem appealing.

Chances are I'm just buying into the hype of it all. I could be all wrong. This game may turn out terribly. But what if it does bring Final Fantasy back into the limelight? It'd be nice to see a classic series return to the forefront of gaming without being another FFVII rendition.

What do you think? Can FFXV make Final Fantasy good again? I think I'll go play the demo and get a taste of it and see what happens.

Tags: final fantasy, square enix, xv

3/31/2016 5:36:39 PM Christopher D. Anderson

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ethird1
Thursday, March 31, 2016 @ 6:25:08 PM
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Played the beta. This game should have been called Final Kingdom Hearts Fantasy.

The first part of the new demo was VERY boring. But the final boss fight was pretty cool, I got to admit.

This is not your father's Final Fantasy ( me) for sure. I guess they want a larger audience. That is ok with me I guess. Besides, Star Ocean is coming soon. Good ole fashioned rpg goodness there.

But still though, I wouldn't mind a complete 3d remake of the original game. Turned based of course. :)

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daus26
Thursday, March 31, 2016 @ 7:59:24 PM

Final Fantasy kingdom hearts? Perfect. That was the vision 10 years ago. No surprise here.

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Ydobon
Thursday, March 31, 2016 @ 9:11:51 PM

No, only a turned based JRPG can make Final Fantasy good again. This latest installment will just raise the bar for third person action rpg which I'm not mad about at all. Basically this is kingdom hearts with final fantasy style.

If you guys haven't seen the first episode of the anime, I can already tell this is going to gear teary eyed.

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Victor321
Friday, April 01, 2016 @ 12:26:59 PM

Let's not forget Persona 5 :)

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daus26
Thursday, March 31, 2016 @ 8:00:19 PM
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Can't wait.

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Victor321
Friday, April 01, 2016 @ 12:26:43 PM
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What are your thoughts on FFXII?

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shadowpal2
Friday, April 01, 2016 @ 2:20:59 PM
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I don't get the surprise/shock of how FFXV turned out to be more Kingdom Hearts-esque action/RPG style.

I mean I thought it was quite damn certain that this was going to be a very action-based/RPG like game when it was announced as Versus XIII @ E3 2006.

The first trailer right from the get-go said: "From the staff of Kingdom Hearts." I knew immediately it had to be an action/rpg not a regular RPG. And considering how Square Enix was getting all "western" especially during that period it came as no surprise.

Whether people are upset about it is a different thing - which I can understand if they are. But this being "surprising" does not make any sense.

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daus26
Friday, April 01, 2016 @ 8:12:43 PM

Even the upset doesn't make sense for me. No point in being upset with something that was clearly laid out for ten years now. The real hate started with the name change. I get the upset about it being a main entry vs spin off, but that should be another topic, not personally hating the game for what it Is. It was always meant to be final fantasy kingdom hearts, same was as kingdom hearts has already been action rpg thus the absence of hate.

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Athrin
Friday, April 01, 2016 @ 4:30:30 PM
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can FFXV make FF good again...nope

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VictorDeLeon
Sunday, April 03, 2016 @ 1:42:43 PM
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saw a gameplay trailer, was a mix of FFXIII and Devil may cry
not a RPG, but an action game with RPG elements, which all games have now, shooters, sports, anything these days is RPGish
this game (probably because Microsoft bought SE) will be as disappointing as FFXIII because it has been changed to please the XBOX gamers

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gamer4lifexxx
Sunday, April 03, 2016 @ 5:07:14 PM
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i tried the demo.. god it's such garbage.. last gen graphics, award camera that jumps up when you jump, not knowing where to go, and annoying little furry bastard of a side kick that i want'ed to punt when ever it squeaked. and of course it was really boring... so morning that the equally shitty final fantasy 13 demo was more fun by comparison.. i wouldn't play the full game if they paid ME $60

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