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Dezzy

So surprisingly no thread or discussion for this apparently.

Is there any anticipation for this here?

I've been fairly luke warm about it from the start. Thought the Duscae demo was quite average but certainly had a lot of potential if they build on it properly. I do have a general skepticism about Squenix's ability to tell a good story nowadays though. I don't think I've enjoyed any of the stories in their games since FFX.

My enthusiasm's just been marginally spiked by watching the Kingslaive movie though. Thought that was great. Not great as a movie, because they have no idea how to direct movies as they've shown 3 times now. But great as an introduction to the world and lore of FFXV. This world has instantly become more interesting to me than any they've made for quite a while.

Anyone who is either expecting to play the game or is on the fence and waiting for reviews, definitely go and watch Kingsglaive.

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Eel

I'm supposedly a Final Fantasy fan, but to be honest I haven't played any main game after 9 (and even then, I've only beaten 1 to 7).

This one is just... Kind of... There. A background extra in a scene full of people.

I'll be happy if it's a great game, but I doubt I'll play it anyway.

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Peek-a-boo

Final Fantasy VII is my second favourite game of all time, just behind Super Mario Galaxy 2, and whilst I throughly enjoyed the trio of VII, VIII and IX on the PSone, I haven't really felt all too fussed about the series since then.

Final Fantasy X was great and I thought the story was really good (finding about Auron was, to me, both shocking and sad) however, the world was a linear corridor and I wasn't all too keen on some of the side quests that unnecessarily bloated the games length.

The ending is surprisingly emotional, and I was a disappointed to learn that it was 'resolved' in the unnecessary sequel, X-2.

Never played XI, as it was an online game, and XII landed bang in the middle of the most important time of my school life when coursework, essays and exams were approaching left, right and centre. In other words, I only played a little bit of it before dropping the game altogether.

Just like @Dezzy , I too was feeling pretty ho-hum about the Duscae demo that came out last year, but I could definitely see the potential. There's been a couple of folks who got the game early and are also life long Final Fantasy fans, and they are saying lots and lots of positive things about it.

Even if Final Fantasy XV doesn't live up to the hype, it's fair to say that the game isn't lacking in amibition.

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Dezzy

Meowpheel wrote:

I'm supposedly a Final Fantasy fan, but to be honest I haven't played any main game after 9 (and even then, I've only beaten 1 to 7).

This one is just... Kind of... There. A background extra in a scene full of people.

I'll be happy if it's a great game, but I doubt I'll play it anyway.

You should at least play FFX, now that it's available on 5 platforms!

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Eel

I'll consider it if I ever find it for the vita again.

I almost bought it once. But Hyrule Warriors won.

There was that one time a friend of mine brought his PS2 to play, but his timing could've been better, I had lost my glasses earlier that day and wasn't feeling very well overall... So it was a bit awkward. He ended up playing FFX while I tried to understand what was happening.

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Shinion

We're all booked off work/school/important things for when the review embargo for this game lifts are we not?

I don't think I'm ready for the meltdowns. I wasn't around so-to-speak for Uncharted 3 and other high profile games of its ilk and No Man's Sky was/is an ongoing mess that the reviews are only a drop in the ocean towards.

But if there's even just a few 7s I think this will be special.

Hope people end up loving it and that it is worth the wait but I'm getting what I can out of Neogaf damnit!

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@Shinion I don't wish to go too far off topic, but whilst I could understand the mixed reaction to No Man's Sky, what was so controversial, if that is what you are indeed implying, about the Uncharted 3 reviews?

I only had a Wii and Xbox 360 last generation, you see.

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Shinion

@Peek-a-boo it was that there Neogaf review thread that exploded over a single 7 out of 10 from I think Eurogamer? Can't remember who gave it now but man was it ever God's gift to ruffling the feathers of many egg-shell-princes.

"A 7?!?!? Something-something teh bias! Something-something Microsoft/Xbox something Naughty Dog cannot make any game that is less than a 9!"

That sort of reaction happened. Which is made even greater and ironic in hindsight considering that I- as a relatively big fan of that game- wouldn't be able to put a positive word in over there now about it without being told how ND "drank the cool aid" and "appealed to bro-dudes" and they'll be at least one "it isn't a good Uncharted game wha!". A 7 out of 10 was/is a perfectly reasonable view to have of that game and now after a bit of an embarrassing episode over there Neogaf as a whole is a lot more reasonable about these things. Even if they still bet on Metacritic scores for God's sake.

Though this game will probably be an exception and I wanna be there for such a legendary thread in the making.

And to conclude on the Uncharted 3 debacle at least those sensitive souls got what they wanted with 4 I'd imagine, after they dubbed 3 'set-pieces the videogame'.

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Peek-a-boo

Ah, I see!

It amazes me how a number can create such a frenzy amongst people however, NeoGAF is NeoGAF. They criticise the smallest and often petty/silly things, as well as making many a mountains out of a molehill.

I pop on there for the weekly Media Create and monthly NPD sales threads, but other than that, I tend to happily stay away.

Thanks for the explanation. I too think that Uncharted 3 is the weakest of the four, save for a few of the set pieces that are genuinely spectacular. The foot chase in Yemen remains a series highlight.

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TuVictus

I've felt lukewarm as well, Dezzy. From the moment the re revealed it as the bro-trip type game and rebranded it as Ff15. I'm not a fan of the aesthetic they've shown, and their "fantasy based on reality" mantra isn't one I'm particularly fond of.

That said, I'm very eager to play through it as it's been a decade since it was revealed and just the thought that I'll get to play it finally is exciting.

Considering I'm in a minority that really enjoyed the 13 games, I'm sure I'll like this one in some measure.

The only things that worry me are their insistence on spreading the game out so much. The spinoff anime, the spinoff mobile games, the movie, the season pass, the DLC that they say isn't part of the season pass.

I'm just hoping the game itself is a nice, self contained experience. I don't want another 13-2 situation, where the story ends on a cliffhanger.

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Operative wrote:

The only things that worry me are their insistence on spreading the game out so much. The spin-off anime, the spin-off mobile games, the movie, the season pass, the DLC that they say isn't part of the season pass.

Wait a minute. There's a season pass for this?!

I haven't followed the news regarding FFXV for quite some time now, but is that true?

I think I will wait for the 'complete edition' if there is indeed other extra (paid) content on the way...

World of Final Fantasy is released as one complete game with no extra fluff to worry about down the line so, it begs the question; why couldn't Square Enix do the same for Final Fantasy XV?

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Octane

@Peek-a-boo Larger audience = more people willing to pay for DLC. There's indeed a season pass, and additional DLC that's not part of the season pass. Let me find a source for ya:
https://www.google.nl/amp/s/www.engadget.com/amp/2016/08/10/t...
https://www.google.nl/amp/s/www.vg247.com/2016/08/27/final-fa...
http://www.cinemablend.com/games/1541609/final-fantasy-xv-has...

The season pass costs $25 and includes six DLC packs, but it doesn't cover all the DLC. There's a digital bundles for $85 that comes with the DLC included. And there are some pre-order bonusses too it seems, and some are console exclusives.

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Peek-a-boo

A season pass that doesn't cover all the available DLC?

That's got to be a new low. To think I was beginning to feel excited about FFXV!

I shall quite happily wait for a 'complete edition' sometime next year.

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TuVictus

@Peek-a-boo I don't blame you at all. Everything leading up to the release just has me more worried about the base game. I'm sure as a complete experience (watched the anime, the movie, played all the DLC as well as the base game), it'll feel complete. But for people that just want to jump into the game they've been waiting 10 years for? They might feel a bit ripped off. But I'll wait and see how the base game is before I declare the game as an incomplete experience. I'm hoping very strongly that it isn't.

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IceClimbers

I saw two commercials for the game on Adult Swim last night that used Xbox branding. Had to laugh at that.

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Ralizah

I enjoyed FFXII, but SE hasn't really been able to capture the "magic" the series used to be known for since FFIX. I've pretty much given up on the series, and SE more broadly. I still look forward to DQXI, but Atlus is the company making my favorite JRPGs at this point. Cannot wait for Persona 5!

For me, FF IV - IX will always represent the JRPG genre at its peak, though.

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Dezzy

Ralizah wrote:

For me, FF IV - IX will always represent the JRPG genre at its peak, though.

Same. I'd include X in that too though.

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Ralizah

Dezzy wrote:

Ralizah wrote:

For me, FF IV - IX will always represent the JRPG genre at its peak, though.

Same. I'd include X in that too though.

A lot of people really like X, but I could never get into it. Too linear, too many characters I didn't like, and I hate, hate, HATE Blitzball.

I can see why people like it, though. I liked some of the themes explored in this game, and it does have a well-developed story with just the right dose of tragedy to spice things up.

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DarthNocturnal

I dunno if I'm hyped... but I'm in dire need of a game that isn't a multiplayer-focused FPS on my X1.

I am concerned that XV might feel a bit too “hands off“ like XIII, but my only real reference point is that Platinum demo (which wasn't really a gameplay demo), and the awkward Titan battle at E3. The way spells work is... different, but might allow for some interesting fights.

Of course, I generally enjoyed XIII (although if I had to order the games in order for my personal best to worst, it'd be closer to the bottom). Enough to beat the super boss. Didn't get far in XIII-2 though, and I never bought LR... I kinda feel it it should've just ended at XIII.

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Dezzy

@Ralizah

Ah well I liked most of the characters and loved blitzball (at least the version in FFX). So there's the disconnect.
I disliked the linearity though. It was ok for a while as they try to hide it for the first quarter of the game. It does get a bit silly after a bit though. Makes you appreciate the world a lot less when you don't feel like you're actually exploring it.
It's ok to have a high road be a linear area. Having a forest and a snowy mountain also be a linear area just feels wrong.

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