Final Fantasy XV Review

By Julio Franco
Nov 28, 2016
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  1. Let’s get this out of the way: Final Fantasy XV is a great video game. It steers the series in a promising new direction, reveals a spectacular new world, and introduces a combat system as satisfying as any I’ve played. For all of its warts and wrinkles—and there are quite a few warts and wrinkles—Final Fantasy XV is often a thing of beauty.

    It’s also a drastic departure from previous games in the series. Longtime fans may wonder whether Final Fantasy XV truly feels like a Final Fantasy game. Well. Sure. FFXV has chocobos, Phoenix Downs, and two guys called Wedge and Biggs. It’s got crystals, summons, a fantastic soundtrack, a great villain, and loads of references to its predecessors. As for the rest of it? The only constant in Final Fantasy has always been that there are no constants, so the fifteenth game fits right in.

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  2. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 1,177   +578

    Those graphics are awful...
  3. cldmstrsn

    cldmstrsn TS Booster Posts: 101   +51

    Those graphics are superb!
  4. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Enthusiast Posts: 94   +38

    I was on the fence about this game before I read this review. I'm still on the fence.
  5. cldmstrsn

    cldmstrsn TS Booster Posts: 101   +51

    You should read a couple more reviews. I highly suggest they had a good review and also had a great review.
  6. meric

    meric TS Enthusiast Posts: 62   +30

    Is there going to be a pc port?
  7. cldmstrsn

    cldmstrsn TS Booster Posts: 101   +51

    At this time no but they have been porting a lot of the FF's to PC lately so never say never.
  8. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 372   +323

    So the storytelling is poor and the mechanics are half baked, in a single player RPG?

    That sounds like a good $10 bargain game.
    NimbusTLD likes this.
  9. Silvernine

    Silvernine TS Rookie Posts: 16   +10

    So the combat is top-notch, the characters are fantastic, some of the best dungeons in JRPGs, and excellent music and graphics, in a single player RPG?

    That sounds like a good full price game.
  10. alabama man

    alabama man TS Maniac Posts: 215   +126

    Nice, definitely getting the PC version when it comes.
  11. Das Pooch

    Das Pooch TS Rookie

    Great write-up! I'm glad they gave it to someone with such a long-running attachment to the series. I'm also glad that said attachment didn't turn into fanboyism, and you could be appropriately critical.

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