Should I get Final Fantasy 15?

  • Yeah, definitely see if you can TRY it and if you do, do not feel like you have to do the side quests. In my opinion it's best to do the main story for the first few hours to open up the world more before you go crazy doing other stuff.

  • I agree with a lot of the points Ben made in his review. I tried to go into this with realistic expectations. I wasn't looking for a masterpiece to rival FFVI or FFIX, I just wanted a return to form. At one point in time, Final Fantasy was the undisputed king of JRPG franchises. All I was looking for was a title worthy of the name the series had built for itself. While I'm sure some would disagree, I think FFXV accomplished that. It hit all of the notes that it needed to, it was intriguing and engaging, the world was amazing, the combat was fantastic, the voice talent wasn't breathtaking but pretty solid overall, and they took some major risks along the way (particularly with the magic system). This could be a major turning point for the future of this franchise. If you are new to Final Fantasy, this might be the best time to jump in.

  • Banned

    I kinda hope XVI goes for a more traditional medieval fantasy. It's been so long since we've had one like that. Unless you count the mmo's.

    My friend also thinks I'm crazy cause I miss hearing the classic battle theme as well as the Victory Fanfare after every battle.

  • The combat is ambitious and fun, if rather clumsy to control. And the world is breathtaking, if rather sparse and spread apart. It's only the story that totally falls apart.

    I feel like the whole first half of the game was just the Aranea fight and the one with Titan. All of the side quests are time killers and only the set pieces and (some of the) dungeons feel worthy. The game just has absolutely no idea what to use even its most intricately designed locations for. Not-Venice, for example, is hilariously underused for how much work went into designing it. Go back and watch the trailers (from 2014, not the vs XIII era) and just see how many millions and millions of dollars of content was cut.

    There's a very particular moment in the story that I would make me greatly doubt your taste — and basic narrative self-awareness — if you didn't outright condemn it, if not see it coming from a mile away. It is B.A.D. bad — so, so bad! Seriously, even fans who are uber-invested into XV's long marketing cycle would only be more angered by it. God, the main team at Square needs to either fire their writers or let them write for once. The characters right now feel like beautiful, intricate 4K models with nothing but archetypes and dust inside. Except Noctis, who is passible.

  • Banned

    @Haru17 said in Should I get Final Fantasy 15?:

    see how many millions and millions of dollars of content was cut.

    Too many unused assets again.

    XV-2 Inbound.

  • No. If you are unsure, don't. Wait for a sale or borrow it for an afternoon from a friend.
    There's no harm in waiting a bit. It's your money, spend it well.

  • @Haru17 Interesting that you say that about the characters, most people seem to think they are pretty good, but I have heard a few others that say that they are just ok.

    My brother seems to be interested in the game so I think I'll be waiting for either him to buy it or wait for it to be really cheap, since story is something that I can't overlook and seems to be the weakest part of the game.

  • @bard91 this is my take on the 4 main stars

    gladio: great character has the most development early on we know why he's there by chapter 4 voice actor does a passable job
    Prompto: my least favorite design wise as he just looks like any other nomura character but his Chacter and voice actor are spot on and hes a joy to watch
    ignis: boring seems his only characteristic is that he's smart but im only in chapter 5 . His voice actor is spot on though
    Noctis: the weakest of the voice cast a slightly entitle brat of a character they dont go annoyingly overboard with it. not alot of growth early though

  • I have only played the game for 2 hours now but i'm debating if Final Fantasy XV is even better than Final Fantasy XIII. Too early to tell yet but that's not a very good thing.

  • Banned

    Season pass bro.

  • @Stephleref its miles better then 13 its probally imo the best since 9

  • @FF7Cloud said in Should I get Final Fantasy 15?:

    @Stephleref its miles better then 13 its probally imo the best since 9

    I highly disagree,i don't see what's miles better about it. Final Fantasy XIII was flawed and did things i didnt like but it turns out that if you don't do these things but what you do instead is not very interesting then it's not really that much better,for exemple: Final Fantasy XIII was linear and this game has an open world but it's not really that fun or interesting to explore anyway. Final Fantasy XIII had the auto attack button but this game's combat is boring me even more. Do a warp strike,hold circle,dodge with square (sometimes) and repeat. I'm so bored that i'm level 5 and i did a lv14 hunt hoping to be challenged by the combat...nope it just took forever because that enemy was resistance to pretty much all forms of attacks but i was never even anywhere near challenged or afraid of dieing. What's even the point of leveling up my guys? Especially since the game isnt't clear on what i improve when i level up,they can't even get that right.

  • @Stephleref leveling up just puts you hp and mp up you get ur stat bonuses and stuff from the ascension grid

    and dont get me wrong the games got alot of problems

  • @Stephleref said in Should I get Final Fantasy 15?:

    @FF7Cloud said in Should I get Final Fantasy 15?:

    @Stephleref its miles better then 13 its probally imo the best since 9

    I highly disagree,i don't see what's miles better about it.

    it has a likeable cast of characters with actual character development and the writing is much better for a start.

    there's next to no lines as cringeworthy as "Do you dream of death?" and no jargon salad like the fal'cie l'cie cieth failed their focus

  • There are assuredly lines in 15 as cringe-worthy as "Do you dream of death?"

    Seriously, take a lens of feminist criticism to this game — It's quite clear.

    And not for nothing, "It's picture time!"

  • Banned

    @Haru17 Give us all the cringiest lines you've heard in XV.

  • I really don't think you wanna defend the cringe of all things when it comes to Final Fantasy XV. It feels like Sweary was involved in this game sometimes tbh.

    I haven't seen any character development in this game yet 4 hours in. XIII has character development too,Hope's mom get killed and he blames Snow for it and wants to murder him for a good portion of the game and learns to forgive him. All Ignis has done is not shut the fuck up when i want to use my car at night,because apparently there are dangerous enemies outside. You mean that lv30 Iron Giant i killed easily? Again i'm level 5. Prompto takes picture because apparently "photograph" is his job class. Other Job classes include fishing and cooking,is this Runescape or Final Fantasy? wtf?

  • FFXV even says as you boot it up "It's for fans & new comers". I'm gonna tell you YES. I am a fan of FF but not a super hardcore fan. I am really digging it. I at around 20 hours in, level 23 characters. I'm loving it so much I set my alarm for 4am-5am so I can get in a good 4-5 hours before I have to goto work. I would wait til after work, but I put 6-8 miles on my feet during my work day so I'm simply too tired to play after work.

    So "YES", definitely play it. If you're apprehensive, GameFly is a wonderful service. I've been with them since 2007. At least you could give it a try by renting it. Then choose to buy after some gameplay.

  • @Art Okay, I found ThE wOrSt OnE1!

    "I do not seek to guide him, merely to stand beside him." What does that even mean. It reads like a historical fiction fetish novel.

  • Because FFXV is not fiction.