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Dezzy

Yep the ~11 GB one is the current. Mine somehow buggered things up. It randomly stopped at 6GB and then reset the size to 5GB and wiped out my save files. So I just uninstalled the game (and patch) and then redownloaded. Now I'm not updating anything until I've finished the game.

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Dezzy

Good lord. So I'm gonna have to retract my comment about this being an amazing game.

Correction: the first 2/3 is amazing. The last 1/3 is absolutely awful. Though the ending seems to slightly redeem it by being quite interesting (in the final chapter now, will confirm or disconfirm later).

Despite it taking a decade to make. This game feels like half of it's just missing. The half that exists is excellent. And the lore and underlying story for the other half of it seems potentially excellent too. You just aren't actually shown any of it. It all happens off screen. The entire first half of the game is building towards something and then it just all changes and you're informed very vaguely via dialogue that it's changed, including a number of key characters dying. One of them you find out has died essentially by just stumbling upon their body.

This game genuinely feels like watching The Empire Strikes Back for the first 2/3rds and then some idiot comes into your house and switches the DVDs so you have to watch the last 1/3rd of Attack of the Clones instead.

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Shinion

@Dezzy But the last third of Attack of the Clones was the best third...

Though I still get your point, I will be starting the game myself this week and have been warned plenty about the final part of the game.

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Dezzy

@Shinion

Ok but in this metaphor, you actually haven't seen the first 2/3rds of Attack of the Clones. So while it might have been quite good, you don't really know what's going on. And even if you did know, it'd still be a lot worse than Empire Strikes Back.

And also imagine that you learned that Vader was Luke's father via text in a loading screen. It's really that level of incompetence in story telling.

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Dezzy

@Tsurii

Lol, my comment was actually assuming you'd watched those. If you haven't watched those, it's even worse. They cover for the plot holes towards the beginning of the story. None of those at the end though.

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DarthNocturnal

So, the Kingsglaive cutscenes didn't completely fix the plot then?

Ah well. I felt like the beginning “jumped ahead“ a bit (maybe I was just amazed that they made a tutorial that lasted LESS then an hour). Although I knew the basic premise already.

But I played XIII. I can handle some broken story. And XV doesn't seem as broken as that so far (just started chapter 2).

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Dezzy

Nope. The Kingsglaive cutscenes really don't add that much I'm afraid. The movie itself is still essential watching for the general backstory and lore though.

Well in comparison to FF13, and other FF games, I'd say that FF13 has a bad story that's also badly told. FF10 by comparison has a bad story that's well told.
FF15 is then the inversion of that. It has a what ends up being a fairly good story. It's just very badly told.
If you'd just taken all of the content from this game like the lore, the main plot, the world design, the characters, and given it to a different developer like CD Projekt Red, I think they could come out with an absolute masterpiece. All of the components are very good. It's just a game that's less than the sum of its parts.

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DarthNocturnal

There's one way they could still mess it up however. If they pull a XIII and continue it.

I mean, maybe XIII-2 and LR have decent plots. I only got partway into the former and have played none of the latter. But my overall reaction was “...really? why?“. I felt like XIII finished fairly definitively. But then they suddenly felt compelled to keep that going, rather then devote resources to The-Game-Formerly-Known-As-Final-Fantasy-Versus-XIII. I guess I'll have to play them someday to see how I feel about it, but for now... as far as my mind concerned, XIII ended at the final scene.

I suppose XV-2 might lead to more of the fun I've been having.... but, we already have FF VII R Episode 1-X, which is going to play a lot like XV from what I've seen and heard. So, I'm getting that fun anyway.

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Dezzy

@DarthNocturnal

I actually think the exact opposite. I'd LOVE to see a XV-2.

There's so much quality in this world and it's characters that's just wasted in this game. That's part of what annoys me about it. It feels like a lot of very good things have been wasted.
And given how much money they spent creating it, I bet they actually are considering it.

Just the same world with a new story and some new locations would brilliant. Possibly a prequel so they can reuse a lot of the same characters (nearly everyone's story is fairly definitively finished in this game). I really wanted to explore the second continent as well (which you don't get to do). Especially Tenebrae which looks like a really cool location (see http://www.bilder-upload.eu/upload/2812c0-1459896792.png) and yet you only get to visit the train station there before you get moved along. Massive waste of an area they obviously put a lot of time and energy into.

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DarthNocturnal

Maybe for the DLC? I can't remember if they elaborated on every piece, aside from the fact that the other 3 party members will get their own, plus multiplayer in some form.

I'm hearing that Gilgamesh will make an appearence. Bring it.

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Dezzy

It would have to be a huge Witcher 3 style DLC to include what looks like an entire city.

And dunno about Gilgamesh but this game does have a lot of FF callback cameos in it. Including a very cool one from FF6 which I enjoyed.

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DarthNocturnal

Supposedly some special edition book given to some fans and Youtube personalities touched upon the DLC. Gilgamesh was mentioned as starring in Gladiolus' DLC.

He's my favorite FF character, and I'm interested to see how he'll adapt to the “based on reality“ world of FF XV. If this is true, of course.

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Dezzy

I read through the season pass info and apparently there are going to be 7 DLC?

So plenty of space to improve the story at least. I think I'll probably sell my copy and then rebuy the inevitable complete edition that comes out in a year or so.

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DarthNocturnal

Some of the DLC is already out. Obviously it's nothing huge. Full list is:

  • Holiday Pack: A few bonus accessories and items, plus a pass to some “event“ this month. Season pass owners get a few more items via the “+“ version. Outfits won't unlock until the event.
  • Booster Pack: A free pack. Probably just free items/ accessories.
  • Episode Gladiolus/ Ignis/ Prompto.
  • Online multiplayer
  • Gourmand Set: For season pass owners. Probably just ingredients.

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Dezzy

Oh so only 3 of them will be worth anything.

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Oragami

I have it and have yet to play it.

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Dezzy

Well you should either play it asap or just wait until all the DLC is out!

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ruinez

Any high chances for realeasing FF XV on Switch?

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DarthNocturnal

There is/ was a rumor. But we'll just have to wait and see.

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TuVictus

I wouldn't really bet on it. Nintendo should aim for something like the ff7 remake to get on their console. Ff15 is already old news, barring a complete edition in a year or so.

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