Final Fantasy XV Demo Will Let You Drive Around And Explore Dungeons

By Sato . September 19, 2014 . 11:32pm

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This week, Square Enix showed the latest footage for Final Fantasy XV during Tokyo Game Show 2014, and also announced a change in director from Tetsuya Nomura to Hajime Tabata. More was shared during a recent NicoNico live-stream for the game.

 

Square say the upcoming “Episode Duscae” demo is set in the Duscae region of Final Fantasy XV. It will feature all kinds of different systems from the game that are still in their early stages, and will have enough content to play about three to four hours, with dungeon(s) to explore.

 

While Square did say that there’s about three to four hours of gameplay, they noted that this was assuming you choose to use vehicles while playing. Completing the demo without vehicles will take longer, as walking is slower than driving. It was hinted that there may even be some Chocobos to ride.

 

The demo won’t have any boss fights, but Square Enix said that there will be something even more impressive, which will have a huge impact on fans of the Final Fantasy series.

 

Coming back to the subject of transportation, you’ll get to drive a car yourself, but you could also let Ignis take control of the wheel as part of an auto-drive feature. There will also be random talk-events with Noctis and his buddies.

 

Just in case you didn’t notice, Square Enix also pointed out that they’ve changed Prompto’s basic expression and his hairstyle from last year’s E3 trailer.

 

 

The above footage clip demonstrates some of the graphics features for Final Fantasy XV, starting with a look at a little frog in rain. Certain parts with elevation difference will get puddles when it rains, and places under roofs will stay dry. Once the rain stops, things will gradually start to dry up as well. This also includes the characters’ clothing and their hair.

 

At around 1:50 in the video, the footage shows the place where Noctis and his buddies fought the Behemoth in the trailer from last year. For demonstration purposes, Square Enix’s demonstrators sped up the time to show what it looks like, but in the game, you’ll have a natural passing of time—morning, day, and night.

 

Square Enix also mentioned that the footage they’ve shown is what they’d consider to be at around 70 to 80% of what they’re going for. The demo is expected to be of a higher quality.

 

Next, they demonstrate some more battle action at around 3:38, where the Behemoth makes an appearance, with a side of Goblins. While they don’t go into much detail, you can see Noctis dodging enemies. This is part of the new system that lets you continuously dodge while holding down the block button. You can also auto-attack by simply holding down the attack button. T

 

The combat is more on the action side according to Square Enix, but it’s simplified, so you can pull off a bunch of different moves with relative ease.

 

Square also mentioned that the E3 trailer we saw from last year was created using a temporary development environment (likely meaning it was running on PC), where the intent was simply to show off the kind of game they wanted to make. Now that they’re working within their actual development environment, motions and other aspects of the game aren’t at their 100% complete stage, but they expect things to get much better over time.

 

As you may have noticed during the fight against Behemoth, Noctis pulls off cooperative moves with the others. This is also part of a combat feature that will be easy to pull off as long as you have allies nearby.

 

Square Enix will announce much more for Final Fantasy XV during their Square Enix Presents show, and they also plan to reveal a bunch of information during Jump Festa later this year.

 

Final Fantasy XV is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A demo will also be released for both consoles as


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  • LightningFarron19

    We all know who the true enemy that is going to show up in the FF15 demo:

    Frogger.

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.roosterteeth.com/images/KHman541d236b6cffc.jpg

    • Suzaku

      Maybe that’s what will happen if toad status effect gets cast on you…?

      We’ve come a long way,

      • Tom

        LOL! So you could focus the camera on every member and… a frog. And people seem to miss Sol. I think that’s Sol under the toad effect :D

      • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

        I was thinking the same thing…

    • Tom

      And the guys will drive the cars around it.

  • Guest

    Perhaps we will fight Cloud since it’s about the legend meeting it’s match and all.

  • DragKudo

    Watch people complain about auto attack/block. lol

    Man i keep getting hyped

  • supermox

    Car? Has fantasy gone too far?

    • -Misaki-

      Didn’t FFVIII have car?

    • Suzaku

      There were trucks and cars in FFVII and FFVIII.

    • DragKudo

      Airships = normal
      Car= SE you’ve gone to far motherf****

    • Kizaru

      pheraphs chocobos became extinct.

      • Tom

        Did you read the article? Chocobos may be in the demo if the dev team has time. If not they’ll be in the final game I bet.

        • Kizaru

          Oooh just noticed, to be honest i just watched the gameplay before,was lazy to read hehe.

    • UnderstandingIndustry

      you forget previous series cars. and FF7’s motorbike.

    • Guest

      Or the cars in VIII.

  • Kizaru

    i’ll miss riding chocobos but gotta admit, thats a sweet looking car.

    • blackmanwithcomputer .

      He said that there’re still chocobos to ride, and there MAY be some in the demo.

  • DesmaX

    Glad to hear that you can drive the car.

  • Manny Being Manny

    Nothing says Final Fantasy like an open world car driving game

    • http://twitter.com/crxuchilbara MegamMix

      nothing says ff fan who started at 10 who thinks ff has nwver had cars before…
      2 – hovercraft
      6 – motor mechanical
      7 – real world vehicles
      8 – fancy real world vehicles
      9 – mist engines

      10 airships
      12 Airships
      13 airships and cars

      xv – fancy real world vehicles.

      • Godmars

        In those other cases vehicles meant something if only fast travel or accessing certain areas. Here, its going to be fast travel but staged. You’ll need the car to get to other areas where normally you could walk.

        • Aleister Crowley

          Except they said you can drive it yourself, or let one of your party members drive it for auto-pilot.

          • Godmars

            Which wont mean much if you’re “driving” down a track like a slot car racer.

        • http://twitter.com/crxuchilbara MegamMix

          so wrong. 100% wrong. can be proved wrong by reading this article wrong…

          • Godmars

            If I’m wrong, then game play will prove me wrong. Not some PR promise.

          • http://twitter.com/crxuchilbara MegamMix

            its not a promise. you can deduce this yoursrlf when they show examples of noctis in the same fields ad the monsyers both in and out if the car.

          • http://twitter.com/crxuchilbara MegamMix

            whats the point kn waiting that long?

          • Godmars

            What’s the point of getting excited about it now? What’s the point of focusing to a great degree to what is a minor game mechanic, especially when you’ve only been shown an incomplete segment of it?

      • Manny Being Manny

        I started at 1. Its never been an open world game with cars. Closest is FF12 but it didn’t have modern cars you drove around.

        If anything, I’m a jaded old school fan whos upset that the series is now a shell of its former self. Back in the SNES days I never would have expected it would turn into some action open world game.

        • Lastlight

          Thats because the hardware couldn’t really handle a ARPG

        • http://twitter.com/crxuchilbara MegamMix

          ok ok. I agree you are a jaded fan. but you are also using too much criteria to funnel xvs situation to seem unique. THERE ARE CARS. how you drive through environment whether its overhead mskes no difference. this is the same as the world map in ff8 just more talking between rides…

          and im sorry dorothy we are not in Kansas anymore (let that snes mindset lay low)

    • HarakiriKami

      is not open world

      • Mat_9

        Yes, it is why are you creating misinformation? They have stated that the game will feature the car, chocobo and even airships to travel the world, so YES its open world, but in the final fantasy world.

        • HarakiriKami

          Is the map completely open from the get go? is the whole world accessible from the map if you can get there?

          That’s what constitutes and open world game

      • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

        It’s open world in the sense that it’s massive and explorable.

        It’s not open world in the sense of Skyrim or games like that. It’s still instance based, iirc.

        • Stuart Nisbet

          what are you even talking about…? instance based? this isn’t an mmo. do you mean the game has loading screens? so does skyrim…

          instance means ‘new copy of an area for x amount of players entering the area’. i don’t know what that means at all, maybe you’re under the misconception that xv is online?

          • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

            No?
            You realize instance-based is a term for individually rendered areas, right?

            Its not strictly for MMOs.

            Maybe instances wasn’t the best word. Individual areas would’ve been better.

        • HarakiriKami

          Yes its not one continous world like Xenoblade or Infamous Second Son.

      • Cybersteel

        Overworld or some sort of World Map stage?

  • HarakiriKami

    You’ve piqued my interest

  • Michieie

    FINALLY. Everything looks great so far, but I can’t help but scoff at Prompto’s new hair and face.

    Gameplay looks fun, too.

    >tfw no PS4 yet

    • HarakiriKami

      The game is going to be on PC dont fret. Lol.

      • Michieie

        Yo, in my country everything tech is expensive, and a gaming PC is one hell to afford. I think I’ll get the PS4 for now.

  • Detrimont

    8 minute version of the video with 720p option http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x26a1ww_ffxvtgs14demo_videogames

  • Shadow Rebirth

    i hope we can toggle off the auto-block and auto-attack, that would ruin the fun :. my opinion of course

  • Aleister Crowley

    God damn you Square… You made me care again.

  • blackmanwithcomputer .

    “Square Enix said that there will be something even more impressive, which will have a huge impact on fans of the Final Fantasy series.”

    I wasn’t the only one that was thinking along the lines of “Summer/Fall 2015 release date” when I read that line, right?

  • Ridho Siregar

    I wish the 100% stage they’re aiming is where the character’s hair wet down because of the rain, just like all real hair should be.

    The way it looks now is like “the cool hair is invincible”.

    • blackmanwithcomputer .

      Of course their hair is invincible; they got that EXPENSIVE JRPG hair gel.

      Of much higher quality than that of the peasant products used by previous FF characters.

      • Ridho Siregar

        Hahah yeah, maybe something like that exist in FF universes.

      • natchu96

        Screw the rain, I have money!

        • Kitestwinblades

          My hair is telling me its not raining!

        • blackmanwithcomputer .

          Exactly. I like Kaiba-logic right there.

    • http://twitter.com/crxuchilbara MegamMix

      read the visual devs image for ff characyer design to learn why they dont do just that. if your interested in finding out.

      • Ridho Siregar

        and where can i read that?

  • Chanesz

    Hope this comes to pc too :/ And if does, I hope it comes months after the ps4/xb1 release dates; not 3 years after which :3

  • Jadfish

    They didn’t even need to make that demo to get me excited for Type Zero HD, but hey I don’t mind at all.

    Final Fantasy ROAD TRIIIIIIP

  • Tom

    It was Prompto not Ignis who got the hairstyle change.

    I really hope the Chocobo’s won’t have those idiot looking fur/feather stuff on the sides like in XIII.

  • thedidact23

    While i’m super excited for this AGAIN i’m also a little worried by the language that’s used in this article when talking about the game’s development. By the sound of it there still very early in development and seriously how is it that they just now started using the actual game environment? Is that normal?

    • ALL HAIL KING BIMPY

      It just restarted development in late 2012. so calm down. clearly they are farer than anything they did on ps3

  • Fainaru Luna

    I like how subtle their facial movements change, not like you’re typical jrpg where the characters all have that stiff dead pan faces. The weather, lighting combined with the game fluidity will all the more add to a great experience.

    Hope to hear more of the games music, see more enemies, show Stella in action if she’s playable. Also, nobody can beat that side stepping!

    • ALL HAIL KING BIMPY

      she said her songs for FF15 would have lots of pinao tracks

  • xe7en

    Where are the female party members though? loll

    • Spicydicey

      I guess they are going for realism, where guys tend to hang around with other guys.

      Of course, if it was realistic you’d have the token fat guy :)

    • AnimusVox

      Well to be fair, X-2 was an all gal part BUT in terms of the overall cast they at least had more….males xD

  • Timovisch

    Tales of Final Fantasy. xD

  • RajaNaga

    Not sure I like Prompto’s design changes, I think he looked more unique before, at least within the group, and if they were aiming for “oops his hair looked too much like Cloud’s”, I think they made it look even more like his now..

    • AnimusVox

      In addition to Prompto’s change I wish they wouldn’t have changed Stella so much, I really liked her original design a lot.

      • Detrimont

        they were talking about Luna in the other trailer, most people think that the girl in the trailer is her, not Stella

        • AnimusVox

          Oh you mean the black haired gal?
          I kinda hope so, I don’t see why they’d feel the need to change Stella’s name too.

          • Detrimont

            no, the blonde girl in the latest trailer, most people think that’s Luna, not a stella redesign

          • AnimusVox

            Oh….
            Hmmm I think she looks too much like Stella but I guess we’ll see.

  • Evan Groman

    Man Prompto was really cool before and now he just looks like a Cloud clone. Dammit.

    • http://twitter.com/crxuchilbara MegamMix

      he looked like an upper class brat before. he looks like a grown man now. I still cherish my xv wall scroll with his old hairstyle but new one is more nice for me

      • BL4CKSH33P

        Meh I liked old prompto better. New prompto is not bad but I am disappointed by the high standards set by old “shotgun guy”. I like old noctis as well even though he looked a little like sasuke. After shitty characters like lightning we deserve this game. 3 fucking ffxiii for real!?

  • Prithivi

    I’ll wait to play the game before judging the depth of the battle system, but it seems too Kingdom Hearts-ish to me so far. I can’t say I like it.

    And the über-cool characters all in black… Where is the diversity of every Final Fantasy game? Are they a boy band?

    I’ll just wait and see, but my faith in SE and in this game is not at its highest…

    • ALL HAIL KING BIMPY

      Great stereotyping you did there. The alterataive fashion for the main males scream boy bond oh yeah. whats next they are all emos

      • Prithivi

        Yeah, well, you know, they actually do look like a Japanese boy band. I even think it was intended.

    • Evan Groman

      Hey man, just wanted to point out that both of those things (specifically a dark theme and KH gameplay) were announced as the characteristic of this title back in, like, 2006 or something.

      so i’m not saying your tastes arent legitimate, but you should probably know that from the beginning, it was always known that this is what the game was going to be.

      • Prithivi

        I really had no idea they were dumping completely the turn battle system, I was looking forward to something like FF XII. But, oh well, I’m glad you like the game and the changes they are making to the RPG formula, I was just stating my opinion.
        I will really have a hard time taking serously these dudes D=

        I guess I’ll just buy Persona 5.

        • http://twitter.com/crxuchilbara MegamMix

          yeah sorry. they said this at announcement ita action rpg. persona 5 os same safe formula

        • Evan Groman

          It’s entirely possible they are going to go back to turn-based anyway, seeing as this game was going to not be a main title originally.

          also, theres Bravely Default on the 3DS that does turn-based just beautifully, if you can get your hands on that. Basically it has a mechanic where you can save your turn and use it later, or use like a few turns at once and then not move for those few turns. This makes it way easier to beat generic battles (you just use all four turns with all characters and get it over with), and the enemies have this ability too, anyway it really adds flavor to the turn based system.

  • Dark Zerato

    Now, looking at the above image makes me feel Noctics and his buddies are actually a boy band from Japan or Korea that go on a picnic. It’s not like some real warriors going to explore dungeon.

    • delmar

      Because all previous FF games really focused on characters that emphasized “we all look like warriors”.

      • Dark Zerato

        People actually like it that way. Noctics is really cool, but his buddies aren’t. And together, they form some kind of boy band. Cool guy, smart guy, tough guy, rouge. There’re enough type for girl to choose.

        • delmar

          My point was since when does the character designs in any of the Final Fantasy titles from V-X, XII and XIII look logical in the sense of where all the characters are going to explore the wilderness or in anyway battle ready? Tifa wore a mini skirt and a tank top to defeat a semi god creature. And they look like that to drive home the persona of their character traits. It’s character design. Which I’m not in any means saying it’s amazing but it’s what’s expected of Nomura and an target audience that ranges from early teens to early/mid twenties.

    • Cybersteel

      I want my magical electric guitar. Bard-class/Rockstar archetype

  • EX+

    Probably running on a PS4 dev kit. They were using a DS4.
    Found a clear pic. Definitely a PS4 dev kit:
    http://abload.de/img/_gs2014_______hd____9njkh7.jpg
    I would also like to point out the amount of drops and the resolution doesn’t look 1080p (maybe it’s compression, but regardless that will be fixed. Native 1080p on PS4 and 960p on XBO is kinda guaranteed), the AA problems and stuff. It’s definitely PS4 footage.
    Add that onto the fact that the graphics will be improved by 20%-30%, there’s no doubt.

    • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

      Nice, I was kinda wondering if the TGS trailer and gameplay were done on a PC, so that we might have had a Watch Dog-ing on our hands.

      • EX+

        Don’t worry about it.
        Watch Dogs came out of Ubisoft (who are.notorious for downgrades) and was developed for 6 platforms.
        This comes from SE, who are graphical masters and said it would improve beyond this.

  • Randgriz

    Auto blocking forever? Easy to execute moves?
    Now im a little worried, i really want this demo to come now.

  • fayt255

    Ahh I’m just glad yo get an update a demo is am even bigger bonus.

  • Youngsexynerd

    Whats up with all the haters man??? This is why I cant stand the internet anymore… People do nothing but complain LOL. And seriously the whole “they look like dah boy band” thing is getting really old now…. Look even I am complaining! I see people complaining about hair, clothes, looks, cars, diversity, Prompto, Females, development, Chocobos, am open world, optional battles system settings, even complaining about a picture where they pull over to make something to eat and make camp, and a lot of this just at the top of the comments….. Umm excuse me, but havnt JRPGs always had parts where the main characters stop for the night (or day) to make camp an make a campfire and cook food and talk??? YES, JRPGs have always done this so what is the big deal??? This is FF sticking with some JRPG tradition yet people still complain.. Chocobos are still in this game, so shut up about that. Hair and style has always been a big thing with Japanese games so please drop that already. Cars have been in past final fantasys so quit acting like its new. This is a modern day FF why the hell would there not be cars? There are still Chocobos, airships and even Mechs to ride around in so quit crying… Geez, the game has only just been revealed with 2 real trailers for the PS4/Xone and we already have people complaining about females or diversity when we know NOTHING about this game! 2 trailers PEOPLE! Chill…. man talk about entitlement. People will complain no matter what Square or Final Fantasy does so I don’t even know why Square tries so hard to give us such a ambitious and huge game… I feel like I am the only person who is in my right mind! I don’t leap to conclusion or baseless arguments. I don’t bash a game after only 2 trailers… and i don’t nit pick every little detail like a entitled little princess.. This game looks amazing, it has all kinds of traditional Final Fantasy elements with all kinds of new elements and that is the PERFECT combination for a great FF game! I have been a FF fan since the early 90s and i can say this is one of the purest FFs we have ever had! Now quit whining and complaining so much and just enjoy your life people!!!! Also, over 4 hours for a free demo is AWESOME, i will spend the entire 1st playthrough walking EVERYWHERE! Its a shame that a free FF demo will take longer to beat then most American games LOL

    • Blati. Boyu.

      Because it’s true. The playable characters looks dull, you think they’re stylish? Hahaha. No.

      Now people are going to be mad at me, because I’ve insulted their lovers. Yeah, sometimes it’s scary, some of you likes FICTIONAL characters like they were real or something. Creep.

      • Youngsexynerd

        Yes. Stylish, there outfits are based off of real clothes from a Japanese clothing company…. And I happen to love the designs, especially the red soles under the shoes. Its different and unique. Im sorry you don’t have the intellect to understand that different parts of the world have different taste in style then you do. I don’t get it, you are bashing this games style yet look at what the characters are wearing in your profile pic!? If you don’t like the game why bother commenting at all? I never understood why people do that. I tend to avoid things I do not like…

        • natchu96

          I think it’s less cultural taste depending on different parts of the world and more that this is possibly the most “real life looking” set of clothes ever in a game named Final “FANTASY”.

          I’m personally indifferent to the designs, but I can see why people don’t like the look.

          • GreatKino

            Exactly.

        • Prithivi

          It’s because we still have a little bit of love for FF that we are complaining, because we like RPGs and we don’t like where the industry is heading.

          You’ll see me complaining a lot in the next months about Breath of Fire VI too because it will be a browser game and I loved that series (jeez, I started speaking English because of Breath of Fire II!).

          P.S: Love your nickname.

      • Benefit

        huh? what are you trying to say?

      • Saraneth

        I mean, I think they look stupid too but it’s not like some character design choices are going to ruin the game. If that were the case half of the cast of FFX (Wakka, I’m looking at you) would be completely unlikeable.

        • BL4CKSH33P

          Wakka over new prompto haha

    • Ric Vazquez

      And that’s the #Truth my friend

    • Prithivi

      But what’s wrong with saying our opinion? As long as it is repectful I see no harm in it.

      I’ve been playing RPGs since I was 10 –that’s more than 17 years now– and I’ve bought every FF title at launch since FF VII. I really think I have the right to complain about what I don’t like, don’t I? And after Lightning Saga I just can’t trust SE anymore.

      If FF XV ends up being a good game I’ll give them my money, don’t worry about that. But until that happens, I’ll say whatever I think of the game, as you will surely do too. Probably, I’ll love the next trailer or the demo and I’ll change my opinion (seems unlikely though), nothing wrong with that. But as for now I can say that I don’t like the design of the characters to the point that it will be difficult for me to take them seriously.

      Do you like them? I’m glad for you, you won’t hear me (read me actually) saying that your opinion is ridiculous or wrong or complaining because you like their hairstyles.

    • Cybersteel

      Free demo? I thought they would be selling it for like $30 or something.

    • Xoranios Fellheart

      These people who bother to bash on all these things are nothing more but SJW’s. Their goal is to mock everything they see as being sexist, racist, misogynistic, or an “anti gender equality” presentation. They’re pathetic and see themselves as a bunch of saviors of the “oppressed” minority.

      Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for equal rights for everyone and any individual. But to those that try to “justify” their judgements by telling everyone here that this is not presenting “social equality”, need to get a grip and !#@%$ off.

      Recently the Factual Femenist said that currently these reporters/bloggers or whatever you may call them are just a bunch of hipsters that got a degree in culural studies.
      Want to know more about this kind of species? Go search some of the stuff on YT. The best way to deal with them is just to ignore them or dismiss them for their SJW behavior instead of looking at the quality of the product.

      Find out yourself, it’s becoming a meme if you ask me (if it isn’t already), I can only inform you. Don’t think you’re alone thinking this is pure BS, because there are many of us who think the same thing. It;s just because it’s a sensitive subject that people don’t really want to bother discussing this with these folks. They can try to stamp you as a sexist or racist or whatever, but you, only yourself, know this to be a lie and just a threat to silence you.

      Thank you for sharing these thoughts anyway :-)

  • Kornelious

    You can drive cars huh…..but can you drink that coffee? O_O

    I’m a tad bit worried about the simplified combat, but I’m sure they will have options for players who want more challenge so it’s cool, Looks great otherwise, Can’t wait for the demo! :D

    • ALL HAIL KING BIMPY

      Nomura said the combat would start off easy last year at tgs… then the more you level up the more moves that you gain and the more enemy types you run into. the larger eniemines take long because they are large and destructive, damaging not only you but the setting so think before you step.

      yea its basically a more hardcore version of kingdom hearts. AGREE THE DEMO SHOULD LIVE UP TO THIS MUCH HYPE OR ELSE WE SHOULD RANSACK SQUARE ENIX

  • GreatKino

    I hope we can change hairstyles/costume. It’s gonna be hard to take the game seriously when the main characters look like a j-pop band.

    http://0.tqn.com/d/top40/1/S/G/H/1/tvxq.jpg

    • Evan Groman

      They just have normal anime hair dude. Noctis just has Sasuke hair, Prompto has hair identical to Cloud Strife. Gladiolus looks like a younger Angeal Hewley.

      I’m having a very hard time understanding why anyone would be okay with most anime hair and suddenly NOW feel like these dudes look like guys in boy bands. No they don’t. They just look like generic JRPG characters. Nothing changed. Why would you change their hair? Did you want to change Cloud’s hair when you played FF7?

    • Uvers

      Go look at every jrpg character and you will see they look the same only difference is the character models are now more realistic looking thanks to improved tech I’m sick of people whining about this j band thing I happen to like Japanese bands so it doesn’t bother me I think the characters are cool

      • GreatKino

        Jrpg characters have an anime art style and that’s why they can pull it off.

        Here it looks corny and cheesy because of the realistic graphics.

        • Uvers

          that’s what you think only promto and noctis have tha androgynous asian look typical of other ff characters the other guys like Ignis look quite caucasian and masculine but i never got why people play JRPGS if they dislike J-pop culture the two are synonymous not all games need to be like western ones and have middle aged balding white dude as protagonits

        • AkuLord3

          But dude if that hair style is realistic then it fits cuz its not weird if other people have it. But seriously calm ur tits, whatever game or how the characters look i bet there were games with weird style characters you could take seriously and if one thing easily distracts you…then noone’s fault but your own

        • Firekitty

          Maybe you should stick to Western games, then, since this sort of art style is ubiquitous in good JRPGs…The ones that try to Westernize usually get panned >_>

        • Benefit

          Some guys flying around casting some sort of spell slashing big bad monsters. Ultra realistic just like CoD

    • Sion12

      but they are Korean band….but seriously all jrpg have anime haircut why complain now?

    • Tom_Phoenix

      BACKSTREET’S BACK…..ALRIGHT!!!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M6samPEMpM

    • Benefit

      Video game never mean to be taken seriously

  • Whodat

    prompto used to be so cute though… :'(

    • Uvers

      Ye I liked how he looked before in E3 trailer

      • BL4CKSH33P

        Yeah I liked all of the old characters better especially noctis and him.

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Gotta love the resolutions on these things. I always wanted FFXV to look like an episode of Doctor Who that PBS ran in the 70’s… said no one, ever

    :3

  • Arz

    This game runs at 30fps right?

    • EX+

      Most likely.

  • Agito

    with this much production value i wonder if it will be another tomb raider situation. where the game sells good enough for the market, but that it’s below what square enix hoped to get.

  • Ric Vazquez

    ERMAHGERD! SO AWESOME! SO MAGNIFICENT! THE HYPE IS REAL AND STILL ALIVE! HOP ABOARD ASAP!

  • natchu96

    Frogs and realistic rain is good and all, but how about the gameplay? XD

    Also I’m not a big fan of how the car looks, but eh I guess it’s a pretty normal car.

  • Suriel Cruz

    So it is basically ‘Final Fantasy Type-0 / Final Fantasy XV “Duscae” Edition’ LOLz Obviously many people will buy the game just to try ‘Final Fantasy XV’, tho I cannot doubt of ‘Final Fantasy Type-0’ GREATNESS.

    • StaticDestroyer

      I played the original psp version. It’s a pretty solid game. Basically the Peace Walker of Final Fantasy games with a bit of Risk. Hopefully they kept the branching story and multiple endings but found a way to streamline the territory capturing bits.

  • ivanchu77

    No kawaii girls no buy

    • Firekitty

      Don’t worry, the Fujoshi will more than make up for your lost sale.

  • Jin Kisaragi

    Final Fantasy XV needs more girls!

    • Surgeon of Death

      There should be at least two female party members….I hope :/

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ One Winged Wanker ♢

      Totally.

      It was always a tradition since IV to have 3 chicks on the party:
      The sexy/mature one, the protagonist/kind of important role one and the jailbait/cheerful one~

    • Guillermo Oliva III

      Nah, it is fine with just guys and it has always been like that.

      • Godmars

        Except there’s suppose to be a girl involved in FF15. An antagonist/love interest.

        • Cybersteel

          Looks to me like a Shojo love triangle.
          (sorry been reading to many shojo lately, seeing things in shojo filter sometimes.

        • Guillermo Oliva III

          Yeah ,but Hironobu Sakaguchi is not longer making the FF series. So, that may not be possible to bring forth.

          • Godmars

            It would be possible if they hired writers, rather than just go with scenario planners.

        • Guillermo Oliva III

          There is nothing wrong with two guys having a love interest or same with two girls.

    • Noor Mahmoud

      XIII was almost entirely female. It doesn’t always have to be balanced out you know.

      • Godmars

        Meh, your argument is invalid; FF13 was a mess in terms of narrative and causal structure.

        • Noor Mahmoud

          What the hell does that have to do with whether or not it had a female cast? Oh, let me answer: Nothing.

          • Godmars

            You’re arguing about sexual balance, I’m arguing about overall quality.

            Or rather, if the the games wasn’t any good, who cares if it had the right boy/girl ratio?

        • BL4CKSH33P

          That validates his argument. Balancing race gender etc waters down story to satisfy petty people.

      • OathkeeperSoraXIII

        how is it ‘almost’ entirely female? We have, Lightning, Vanille and Fang for the women, and then Snow, Hope and Sazh for the men. that’s 3 of each gender. 4 for each, if we include Dajh and Serah. Unless there’s something I’m missing ^^’

        X-2 on the other hand…

      • samsneeze

        Yeah because half and half equals “almost entirely”. What?

    • BL4CKSH33P

      Why? Not every game needs to be balanced, its not natutal. Stella and MAYBE one more girl should be good for this setting.

  • Learii

    You can also auto-attack by simply holding down the attack button.
    that mean you don’t need to tap the attack button to keep attacking? like KH or DW etc..

    • natchu96

      Frankly I prefer my attacks to be manual/semi-auto, thank you :(

      • Learii

        I prefer just hold the button to attack

        Edit: I can’t tap that why

        • natchu96

          Maybe it’s all the action games I’ve played before that need good sense of timing, but I prefer the precise control over the tempo of my attack combos to just letting the computer swing a sword around like a madman.

          In any self-respecting ARPG having full control of ones attacks can produce some . . . freakishly deadly results.

          • Learii

            like DMC and baytteona I bet

  • StaticDestroyer

    “It will feature all kinds of different systems from the game that are still in their early stages”

    Personally if I was this far into development on a game announced nearly a decade ago I might leave off new systems until the sequel or patch it in down the line. If you think of your average gamer they’re not going to be expecting any sort of long wait once the demo drops. So unless it’s like the last of us one packaged with GoW where the demo itself launches 3 months after the game and the game launches within a few weeks of that this effort to placate the rabid fans seems like it might backfire if they aren’t already at the stage of polishing the existing features rather than adding more in.

    Seems like they could be setting themselves up for a fall, especially if it’s actually terrible. Anybody who plays the demo and dislikes it isn’t buying, they could potentially be doing themselves out of existing preorders/future sales. Something they can hardly afford given how much has already been invested into this one game.

    • JReezy

      It said “different systems” though. Nothing about new. The mechanics they’re talking about could have been implemented for a while. They just never got the iterative polish they’ve needed.

      • StaticDestroyer

        They’re at least 2 years into this current development and it’s been stated they’re 50 – 55% finished. The facts being as they are it’s safe to presume that “different” systems that are in the “early ” stage are either new or have simply been left off of r some reason. Which likely alludes to the possibility of QoL changes and polish or actual new systems. Similar to how Tabata has stated the combat system was changed to one button inputs to avoid complicating the controls and subsequently a lot of it becoming contextual. All said though it’s largely dependent on how he classifies different, early and systems. It’s all subjective.
        Regardless when you’ve a title that was announced so long ago; it’s probably not the best idea to risk inferring the possibility of further delays, especially seeing as neither the game nor even the demo actually have an announced release date

  • Ralopoz

    The game is going to be a sausagefest

    • Altumn

      I know I’m excited :P
      However, some of my favorite FF Characters are girls: Lightning, Yuna, Lulu, Leila… So I would love to see a new one, but… I dunno I hope I enjoy one of these to add to my short guy list.

      • BL4CKSH33P

        Lightning? Da fuq? There are thousands of amazing male characters in ff.

    • Savage Sui ♥

      You won’t be hearing any complaints about that from me~

      • komiko12

        Lol. I am glad that you still have THAT side to you.

        • Savage Sui ♥

          Haha, the bishie-loving part of me will never die~

          Also, it’s nice to see ya again Miko :3

          • komiko12

            Nah I was thinking about how your hentai tendencies allowed you to become a fujoshi.

          • Savage Sui ♥

            But I’m *not* a fujoshi though .__. A-And I’m not into hentai either; never have been… ^^”””” lol

          • komiko12

            Come on it has been, like about 2 years? and you’re still denying it.

            *shakes head in disappointment*

            jk

    • Firekitty

      Nomura has always been kind to his fujoshi fans.

      • Ralopoz

        Nomura seems to care more about fujoshis than straight males

        • Savage Sui ♥

          Umm… just because a female fan likes casts with a lot of males doesn’t automatically make her a fujoshi. I’m a girl and I personally can’t stand yaoi .w.” I’m not the only one either~

          • Guillermo Oliva III

            Well, there are other people that does not want to see a typical “opposite-sex” romance.

          • Savage Sui ♥

            Again, true~ different people have different tastes after all, but… I’m not really sure how relevant that is here .w.”” lol

          • Guillermo Oliva III

            Yup, as long it is written well too for it to be enjoyed :b

          • Ralopoz

            Same can be said for males. Just because a man likes a cast with of a lot of females doesn’t make him a pervert

          • Savage Sui ♥

            True, but not really my point.

            You kinda made it sound as if the only group of people who would find a game with a large male cast appealing is the fujoshi. But the truth is, a much wider audience could find enjoyment in it~

          • Ralopoz

            Well that wasn’t my intention. Sorry for that

          • Cybersteel

            but you watch Love Stage!

          • Savage Sui ♥

            I don’t even know what that is… .w.””

        • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ One Winged Wanker ♢

          I kinda believe so lol.

          KH 1 when Sakaguchi was present: Let’s make a cute story about a boy with an innnocent love interest for a girl and an interesting rivalry~

          KH II with Nomura on control: Let’s make a story about a boy looking for a girl but on the last minutes he does something ambiguously homo for his rival and his counterpart also has some sort of too bromantical backstory when he worked on an organization consisting of 95% males!

          • Ni ~Algidus~

            Nomura himself said that he feels more comfortable when writing story with males as the main focus

        • Firekitty

          As well he should, given that there’s some evidence that female fans buy more merchandise.

          Or did you think it was guys buying all that fancy jewelry and the ‘Cloud’ and ‘Sephiroth’ scented candles and colognes and such?

    • http://natenayshun.tumblr.com/ Ghost Pilgrim Rikku Ishida

      Not our call really i mean. Think of it as a more of a typical brotherhood of friends. We all need our sam and frodos undertones..

      oh god…

    • Jin Kisaragi

      Needs more love interests.

      • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ One Winged Wanker ♢

        I wonder if they’ll still roll with the modern Romeo and Juliet thing with Stella, would be plenty interesting to see Noctis getting brotips about it and him being like “uh… ok” lol.

        • Jin Kisaragi

          Bros are always there to help you.

    • Invisbin

      What makes you think that?

  • potatoo

    I think you mean Prompto.. not Ignis.
    Damn i liked his face before, his voice doesn’t really match now.

  • JReezy

    Not sure what to think about the auto-dodge mechanic. I hope it’s restricted on what kinds of attacks you can dodge, otherwise the challenge is mostly gone. Which would be stupid.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    “Noctis and i looks too similar. So i decided to become Snow instead”

    http://38.media.tumblr.com/1867a0e92259742da319fb02b8b44b60/tumblr_nc5heaBBG11rkalabo1_r1_500.jpg

  • Blati. Boyu.

    Plus no playable females. This game sucks, definitely. Jeez, why can’t we have FF games in a FANTASY setting like before? So tired of these “oh, look, we’re so pretty boys that looks like shit, in a modern world”. Ughhh.

    • Guillermo Oliva III

      That does not make sense and male characters are common heroes that appear in Final Fantasy Universe. Also, Hironobu Sakaguchi is not responsible for this anymore : /

    • BL4CKSH33P

      I like the old character designs better than the one direction look but what the hell are you talking about? That world is not modern its futuristic reflecting modern in a fantasy environment…

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ One Winged Wanker ♢

      Jeez. Why people can’t accept Fantasy doesn’t always imply a medieval setting with castles and princesses? So tired of these “This game sucks cause modern and I didn’t even tried it yet”. Ughhh.

    • Fen Y

      Well, it’s Square Enix. You can’t exactly expect creativity.

    • Benefit

      Now you not making any sense. Are you high?

    • Kuromadou

      uhhh FF VII and VIII had spaceships, just saying.

    • Zazon Zenzy

      Making FFXV a pure fantasy setting will make it far less JRPG. To me, JRPG is more about quirkiness, including modern fantasy settings. Who wants a FF game without airship now? Someone?

      • Cybersteel

        steampunk fantasy? technology based on magic? that’s how i see it anyway

      • Guest

        FFXV have airship, which types of airship you want? The one with hot balloon?

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      I didn’t know that giant dragon like monster didn’t count as fantasy.

    • Invisbin

      Yeah…because gravity defying hair, spell weaving HUMANS, and super human feats aren’t a fantasy at all.

  • raygunner659

    I might get a lot of hate for this (or not, I have no clue), but something about this game feels very…not Final Fantasy to me. I mean it’s got the monsters and it’s got the magic and it’s probably got some crystals and some summon things…something feels off though. I suppose it did technically start as a “spinoff” to the 13 series…guess I’ll just have to see the full game before I make more judgements >_>

    • Guillermo Oliva III

      Nahh, you are right and I am glad you can feel that . Also, Hironobu Sakaguchi does not direct or has any part of Final Fantasy anymore. (look it up, Sakaguchi is responsible for adding real “magic” into the FF series from I to X)

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ One Winged Wanker ♢

      It needs 3 chicks on party! It was the tradition ;_;

      But yeaah, I see how it could be different from previous games but I think FF always wanted to do something different on the next step, it was a matter of time until they would do something more action paced.

      • Guillermo Oliva III

        Yeah, a lot is changing.

      • KazukiNanbu

        why not 4 girl since there are 4 guys already?

        • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ One Winged Wanker ♢

          I guess that would make things even but if you think about it it was always 3 girls on party regardless of how many boys there were on the cast, X-2 was 3 main chicks and no boys but still 3 chicks!

          Given how Nomura said there will be sequels out of this the next one might be a chick centric roadtrip!

      • Sentsuizan_93

        Then that would be X-2~

        • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ One Winged Wanker ♢

          That was all FFs since IV lol.

          Eww X-2, eww ewww. D:

      • raygunner659

        Oh, I definitely saw the progression the series was making towards action based gameplay, but as someone who hasn’t played a lot of Final Fantasy for awhile it feels like Final Fantasy should be a subtitle, or this should technically be a spinoff or something.

        • kao

          It supposed to be some kind of spinoff before they made that xv name changer

      • Kuromadou

        my current theory/speculations, if Noct have their buddies as bodyguards/party members, MAYBE Stella would have her own guardian-girl friends as well ? 8’D

        • Cybersteel

          A group date/mixer scenario.

          • Kuromadou

            yeah anything to make straight boys to stop whining on the internet lol

        • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ One Winged Wanker ♢

          Buddy guys hitting on buddy gals and/or viceversa, I could dig that~

      • komiko12

        What you don’t know is that Stella would join and two of your current party members would gender bend into girls mid game for the biggest plot twist ever.

    • Kenshin0011

      Actually I think it’s very reminiscent of what FF7 was. It had cars and motor bikes too.

      • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ One Winged Wanker ♢

        And in FFVIII you could kinda make the party go on a road trip on disc 1 if you think about it haha.

        • Kuromadou

          and now you mention it. VIII and XV got pretty similar atmosphere/theme, i could imagine Squall and friends having a road trip in glorious HD just like XV lol

          • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ One Winged Wanker ♢

            Gosh! Now I wanna play XV ;__;
            Not sure if a lot of people liked VIII’s atmosphere but I liked it a lot~ You could go from a backwater place like Winhill to a modern city like Deling (one of my fav cities) to a futuristic place like Esthar, loved it :3

          • Kuromadou

            and don’t forget Fisherman’s Horizon XD

      • raygunner659

        Yeah, FF7 is probably the closest comparison we have, but that one still had the traditional gameplay style (and I’m not arguing the traditional gameplay style is the best) which made it feel like the ones before it. I get that a series needs to evolve or it becomes bland, or stale, but departing completely from its original genre seems a bit too much. Well. Nothing I can do about it. So no point to this argument >_>

        • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ One Winged Wanker ♢

          I guess doing an olde Final Fantasy with modern tech would be nice for once although I wonder if games like Bravely Default it’s their way to compensate for the main FFs experimenting with new stuff all the time.

    • Fainaru Luna

      Hypothetically speaking, what if this got released first and was the main FFXIII and the lightning saga didn’t exist, would this still feel off to you?

      • Cybersteel

        It’s been a long time coming. People might not realize it anymore.

      • raygunner659

        Wouldn’t it feel more off? The 13 trilogy leaned more into the action then the previous FFs (although admittedly I never really played through 12).

        EDIT: As in there would be no progression into it

        • Fainaru Luna

          Never played FFXII, but know the gameplay of it.
          I wouldn’t really say it would feel off, especially since FFXII took a different approach in it’s battle gameplay and if anything it would pick up the torch to the next level of evolving the rpg fights.

        • Invisbin

          Then you never liked Final Fantasy for it being Final Fantasy. You liked it because it was a TBRPG. Better off playing Bravely D.

          • raygunner659

            Could very well be true. Fair enough. I do enjoy BD

  • Nitraion

    Hmm graphic-wise it looks great but the combat and combo-ing lack “oomph” to me like it doesn’t really satisfying as in KH series or other similar action games

    MGS V, DQ musou and ToZ in other hand make me hype with their impact each on their own…

    • GreatKino

      I know what you mean. I feel like it lacks weight to it.

  • Guillermo Oliva III

    [EDIT] This Final Fantasy looks decent ,but they should delay this for sometime like…… 4 more months?, So they can continue working on it and see if they can go over it quite a number of times to be sure everything is done right. Also, this world’s . . . . “magic” seems to be “lost” or “vanish”.

    • Invisbin

      Delay it 4 months? For all we know it was delayed 4 years and just wasn’t announced.

      • Guillermo Oliva III

        Hahahaha, true and I just hope they do things right with this series.

        • Invisbin

          I hope :(

          • Guillermo Oliva III

            Let us hope! :)

  • Fainaru Luna

    So what is everybody’s take on the auto dodge mechanic?
    I don’t really seeing it too much as a bother, beacause 1. we don’t know if you start off with it, can turn it on/off in options, or if it’s a skill you learn as you level up and 2. There’s probably a reason for use, like the enemy hordes start being more difficult as you progress, or for a quick evasive during a boss fight.

    That side stepping will come in handy if things start getting crazy like The KH difficulty

    • Guillermo Oliva III

      Yay, I am glad you are not nagging about some small mechanic display :b

    • Cybersteel

      Maybe its some developer console to test the game?

    • GreatKino

      I’m praying that you can turn it off. I don’t like the idea at all.

      • Zazon Zenzy

        Yeah, then those FF fans that can’t dodge attacks at all will hate FF forever without that.

        You expect all FF fans are good at action games? I think it’s delusional. Several fans must be isn’t that good at those. Talk about reality.

        • GreatKino

          You don’t have to be good at action games to press a button.

          Don’t downgrade the FF fanbase like that lol.

          • Invisbin

            How’s it a damn downgrade? Either you use Auto Dodge or you don’t. How can someone complain about something so optional.

          • GreatKino

            We don’t even know if It’s optional. I have all the right to dislike the idea.

          • Invisbin

            That you do, but that wasn’t my argument at all.

          • Ken

            The whiners clearly have not seen Type-0’s control scheme. The auto attack and dodge functions as they’re described for XV sound exactly like the one Type-0 employs. All it is is holding down a button to play out the string versus manually tapping all of it. It doesn’t make the game easier. It’s just a more relaxed variant of control.

            Either you can tap the button to do things manually or just hold down the same button to do the same thing. One’s more precise than the other. They supplement each other

        • bob

          lol then what about type-0?? i hear that game’s pretty hard, and i don’t see SE compromising for the “hardcore” FF turn-based fans…

    • Fainaru Luna

      I forgot to mention that what if the auto-dodge use a stamina/MP bar for its use. Guy’s, remember they where using a PS4 Dev Kit to show us the Demo the health bar was being automatically replenished and what if that’s why he kept side stepping endlessly?

    • ALL HAIL KING BIMPY

      It isn’t auto in the normal sense of LOOK I PRESSED IT CAN PUT THE CONTROLLER DOWN AND BAM IT DOSE IT FOR ME . No. Holding down the defend command commences Defend Action, so when someone comes up to you, Noc negates their attack for a very brief moment until someone else comes up to you. During this entire time it seems you still have control over the analog stick because in the footage someone is moving Noc + the camera. Look at the blue highlights. Those are Warp target points. While you use Defend Action, you can figure out where you will warp to. The second you let go you are open to an attack. Also it’s confirmed enimines can cancel out attacks and they come at you in all directions from up down left right diagonal vertical horizontal etc. Don’t forget the setting can become destroyed, so watch where you step. Not your standard auto move. This still retains the RPG scheme.

      Like you said this sounds more of a coward control technique, which does add up when Nomura said he wanted to have MASSES of foes on the screen all at once. Taba is not taking that away, clearly. Only PS4/XB1s hardware will limit that.

      Don’t forget Nomura said the game starts off player friendly but the more you level up the more monster types you run into and moves you learn

    • Invisbin

      The way I see it is like so…

      You see a move coming…hold down defend to dodge. That’s it. There’s no”lol just gonna hold this ddown for continuous dodge effect.” It’s more of a fluid mechanic. If you See it coming, you can dodge and keep it going without messing up the flowof battle.

  • kao

    Funny how many people already hate this game because of the gender ratio and the fact that it’s an arpg rather than a boring old turn based one.

    • http://natenayshun.tumblr.com/ Ghost Pilgrim Rikku Ishida

      Nothing wrong with a little sausage.

      Besides. it didnt hurt anyone physically.

      • kao

        We need more females! Just who are we gonna ship together now? And what about the erotic fanarts? Oh god, the erotic fanarts!

        • http://natenayshun.tumblr.com/ Ghost Pilgrim Rikku Ishida

          PFFT CLEARLY WE SHIP CARS AND MALES!!! Seriously though I dont step into main sites articles unless a point needs to be set across. Its just a game right? Dont know why preparation H isnt being used here….

          • kao

            Me neither but I like seeing the reaction comments of every “reveal” this game will get.

            My anticipation for this game died before the name change, I’m not even gonna buy it at full price, I’ll wait for it to hit the bargain bin range…

          • http://natenayshun.tumblr.com/ Ghost Pilgrim Rikku Ishida

            Ay ay. My hype died at 2009. The trailers as of lately isnt doing any justice to my hype but will pick it up no less.

        • komiko12

          I think you should see more of the internet if you think people need females to create shippings and fan art.

          Start by typing Yaoi on your search engine.

          • kao

            Yeah, I knew from the moment I saw the cast that there’d be some bro-mance fanfics and yaoi “parody” comics but I was joking more about the hundreds of tiffa and lightning fanboys..

          • komiko12

            Hahaha. Its practically begging to have fanfics. I’m fairly sure if we looked it up now, we would find something already.

            Nevertheless, the point still remains: It’s a sausagefest (so far). And in case someone thinks I am hating on the gender ratio, I am merely stating a fact. XD

          • kao

            Yeah, no kidding, I like a diversity of characters in a story too but (so far) the cast looks like fan girl bait, if the ff label wasn’t down I’d think they were some j-pop boy band.

    • Kuromadou

      X-2 has only got 3 official playable females and nobody bats an eye.

      • Fainaru Luna

        because boobs :P

      • Savage Sui ♥

        Double standards are just “lovely”, aren’t they?

        People also seem to forget the fact that this game isn’t out yet and it’s still a work in progress. Just because they haven’t shown a playable female yet doesn’t necessarily mean there won’t be one/some in the final product. I, for one, have a sneaking suspicion that Stella may be playable at some point~

        • http://natenayshun.tumblr.com/ Ghost Pilgrim Rikku Ishida

          Well spoken sui.

        • ALL HAIL KING BIMPY

          lol. Really people think FF15 is 3% females -___-….

        • HarakiriKami

          There are no playable females in this game.

      • David García Abril

        No, because everyone was too busy complaining about those three females behaving like a mix between Charlie’s Angels and some sort of proto-AKB 48.

      • Symbol de Au

        No no. In that case everyone was complaining about the fanservice.

      • Xeclarm
    • Nitraion

      Eh… SE female design doesn’t have more impact lately they are samey as in their male design…..
      The only female that have impact is either Tifa or aqua…

      • kao

        And They can both be so androgynous in certain games that’s hard to tell the genders apart at times..

      • David García Abril

        Lightning’s original design was pretty good.

        She just didn’t have a good personality to match.

    • Vallen

      It’s funny to me because despite the moaning and complaining, I bet they will all still buy it

    • HarakiriKami

      Turn based > ARPG

      Most ARPG’s I’ve played are boring and easy.

      Most Dungeon Crawlers, Turn based, Strategy RPGs, Single Player MMO’s Hell even Hunting Action games I’ve played are better than the ARPG’s I’ve played. Lol.

      Kingdom Hearts on their Final Mix difficulty is the only decent one. You can spam shit to your hearts content in that game anyway. The actual combat itself doesnt feel to satisfying.

  • Xeclarm

    You know what the best thing about this news is?

    Reading all the comments :D

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ One Winged Wanker ♢

      It’s like a dining room with everyone throwing cakes and yelling and only few are remaining sit chit chatting lol.

      • Cybersteel

        While sipping some cool tea.

        • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ One Winged Wanker ♢

          And raising the pinky finger.

          • Symbol de Au

            Oh yeah.

        • http://www.ihasnowebsitez.com Satonaka CP-Four

          I got my coffee, and I’m still enjoying this XD

      • Xeclarm

        personally, I think the last few people are watching the fight while eating popcorns lol

  • http://natenayshun.tumblr.com/ Ghost Pilgrim Rikku Ishida

    2006
    OH MAH GAWD THIS LOOKS AWESOME
    2006-2009
    WHERE IS IT?
    2010-2012
    GAWD JUST CANCEL IT!
    2014-Current
    OH SO MUCH SALTY SAUSAGE!

    Relax at least we got something to look forward to a demo~

    http://files.gamebanana.com/img/ico/sprays/52a1125a54fb5.png

    • GreatKino

      Inb4 demo delayed.

  • shenlong234

    “A huge impact”? Maybe it’s the revelation that Noctis is Cloud’s future son?

  • Zazon Zenzy

    Each hits landed doesn’t seem flashy, too realistic in similar levels of Dragon’s Dogma. Overall, I dig this. That Behemoth looks tasty to hunt.

    I wonder why people hate modern fantasy settings, though. It’s not FF without changing settings pretty drastically for each new main numbered title. Know what I mean?

    • Cybersteel

      Maybe some Shadow of Colossus type boss fights?

      • Invisbin

        You already know.

    • kao

      I don’t get it either…

      The ff7 that “everyone” loves seems pretty darn modern to me, ff13 seemed futuristic and most didn’t mind that setting either. I think it has more to do with the different battle system than anything else, I think some people just want a ff1 with modern graphics so they can choose options from a menu and watch characters take turns to slap each other to death..

      • GreatKino

        Yeah that’s it.

      • Invisbin

        Basically.

      • http://www.ihasnowebsitez.com Satonaka CP-Four

        Sounds boring as &^%$… but hella pretty?

        Sounds very “SE” all right…

      • HarakiriKami

        I wouldnt mind that at all.

        Make it chrono trigger or golden sun instead though.

        Or earthbound :P

    • Nitraion

      Though i prefer dragon dogma because each slash feel so satisfying in there and also blood…

      • GreatKino

        There are blood here to I think. I remember seeing that in the last E3 footage.

        • Nitraion

          Well give more weight on their attacks and this game is good to go…..
          also it will be good if dodge mechanic more technical instead auto i’m pretty sure they noted already as most complaint about auto dodge mechanic…

    • ALL HAIL KING BIMPY

      Yes the movements in 15 are meant to be lifelike because that was what Nomura aimed for so everything feels organic. clearly thats still true as seen here. idk looks pretty flashy to me. never saw moves like that in any jrpg including dd

    • Invisbin

      I don’t like that when an attack is landed, it doesn’t feel like you’re cutting through meat. There’s like no sense of impact.

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      and then when you switch it to flashy over-the-top combat like KH. People will going “OMG ANIME POWA BUTTON MASHER ALL FLASH AND NO SUBSTANCE”

      like seriously, FF is also full of over the top moves. Advent Children an KH are basically REALLY what happened if FF played in real time with all of the abilities.

    • Kelohmello

      This might end up being my favorite FF setting honestly. There’s this really cool fusion of both reality (Road trip around the country in a car) mixed with fantasy (Giant Adamantoise on the side of the road) and futuristic technology (Floating energy powered ships, magic powered guns) that honestly feels even more Final Fantasy than previous FF games have. The fact that it’s all contrasted by that sense of realism is really what makes this seem so interesting to me.

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    Why are people going “It’s not turned based there’s no way this is a real ff game”
    Like can you not?

    • Invisbin

      They’ve been spouting that BS since FF11. Honestly, i believe the loved Turn Based more than they loved the series Final Fantasy.

      • Eilanzer

        I LOVE turn based jrpg´s…I just don´t see why people would prefer action boring “smash one button to win” =.=”
        If you want some change, do stuff right like the perfect grandia battle style…

        • Invisbin

          Idk about you, but when I play an action Rpg, using doing about 3 button inputs per second. Turn Based is slow and strategic, but action makes you think on your feet, something I find more rewarding.

        • Eriq-Christian Deshaun Beard

          techically turn based is the same way. if i don’t recall don’t you use the X button to input all of your choices. on an action game most likely you are pressing two buttons to win, an attack button and dodge

        • Firekitty

          It’s funny, because people who don’t like turn-based RPGs often use the same ‘one button to win’ argument…Because, yeah, you’re mostly hitting ‘attack’ no matter what style RPG you’re playing.

          Personally I love both, though.

    • http://www.ihasnowebsitez.com Satonaka CP-Four

      Yeah I would ignore it, same idiots are complaining that it isn’t FF because there’s vehicles… conveniently forgetting that 8 had the same thing going for it if you wanted to use them.

      Then again those very SAME idiots complained 8 sucks “because it was nothing like 7 herp derp”

    • Perro

      FFXII made me a believer in non turned based combat, so im optimistic in what I’ve seen so far in the trailer for the game

      • HarakiriKami

        That’s just turnbased style gameplay in real time though

        • Aaron K Stone

          OBJECTION! What you just said is a clear contradiction.

          • HarakiriKami

            No not really. The style of gameplay is extremely similar despite the combat being in real time

            You skills are on cooldown after all lol

        • Perro

          Yeah, more or less. I think it was handled very well, especially with the Gambit system for controlling other characters in the party.

          • HarakiriKami

            Xenoblade is like Chrono trigger in real time

          • Perro

            If that’s the case, I want to play it more than I did before!

    • triablos

      I actually never really liked ATB that much because it was all like “hurry the hell up and choose your move and don’t strategize because it wastes time”. I don’t really like being rushed. Wait didn’t help either since it would still continue outside of menus.

      Full turn based or action is fine with me

      • Guest

        I can agree with this.

  • HerosLight

    Excited for JUMP Festa.

  • Vallen

    If the demo lasts 4h like they say, then it will be once juicy demo

  • Eric Harris

    frog in rain, sounds like a witch doctor spell.

  • Richard Salomon

    Is it just me that finds it weird that their hair doesnt get wet?

    • samsneeze

      Sazh’s afro maintained perfect shape throughout the entirety of Final Fantasy XIII. I’m honestly not surprised.

    • James Todd

      dude final final fantasy is known for gravity defying hair since cloud

    • Perro

      The day I see an FF character’s hair get messed up from weather or battle will be the day

    • Guest

      the hair cant get messed up. It’s in the copmanies policy lol. Nomura even said he wishes he could make people bald like they do in FPS but for FF hes not allowed to

  • Bobby Jennings

    Looks amazing.

  • KrazyBean

    This game man, this GAME.

  • Anime10121

    Soon <3

    • Vallen

      I said that back in 2006 ^.^’

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    I feel strange as hell in a XV thread. I’m on the minority straight male that think that it’s a sausage fest or yaoi stuff. I only see Bros who will save the world while shit talking, traveling and doing a lot of stupid stuff.
    “hey, guys”
    “what?
    “remember that giant adamantoise?”
    “so, I just happened to throw a rock at its face. and it seems like it didn’t like it”
    *huge noise*
    “GOD FUCKING DAMN IT, PROMPTO!”

    • Mastery

      I don’t really see anyone that thinks it’s anything like that. I, too, see it as a group of bros doing bro stuff. Entourage: The JRPG.

      • JReezy

        You’re not “seeing” hard enough. Those comments are out there. Maybe even on this very article.

    • Fainaru Luna

      You’re not the only, I dislike all this “omg gay no girls playable in party no buy” shit get annoying

      • Jay Andrews

        Really? Final Fantasy X-2 comes out and no one says “Ewww, just girls”. If you don’t like it, don’t play. The story is supposed to be about brotherhood.

        • Fainaru Luna

          I think you misunderstood my comment, I’ll reiterate it.
          I see no problem with this as a brotherhood road trip game. I get really tired of people calling this yaoi sausage fest.

          FF X-2 battle system was perfect, but had fanservice that some people didn’t like. I didn’t mind about it though seeing how I was 13 at the time when I played it.

          • Jay Andrews

            Okay. That’s better. Sorry, I did misinterpret.

          • Fainaru Luna

            no problem

  • Vash bane

    nice~

    I guess my next system is determined XD

    • HarakiriKami

      PC

  • Ban The Jackass

    What’s wrong with an all-male cast. What’s wrong with the Internet commenters nowadays. They whine at everything, everywhere, anything! =.= Sheesh.

    • triablos

      Calm down bro

    • ALL HAIL KING BIMPY

      It’s not an all male cast. The cast is all major characters. EVERY CHARACTER HASN’T BEEN REVEALED -___-. Plus Nomura said he wanted to tell the story of a group of childhood boyfriends or schoolboys going on a journey. By boyfriend I mean the same concept females use called girlfriend but a male will never call his closet buddies boyfriends because thats just too gay.

      • Ban The Jackass

        Tell that to whiners, lol.

      • k.b.a.

        Yes. Yes I is. Because there a million other words that convey the bonds of male friendship that don’t immediately double as the primary title of a romantic other. Edit”yes. Yes it is.” But some reason I can’t edit on windows phones :'(

        • Wildrose

          yeah i think the word’s called “bro” lol

  • triablos

    That monster really reminds me of zinogre. Even the stare-down walk lol

    • Rintarou

      How about Behemoth? :P

      • k.b.a.

        This guy knows

      • triablos

        That is behemoth though

        • Rintarou

          Yeah I was just messing with you. Sorry. :c

  • Nyandroid

    Honestly prefered Prompto’s old design.

    • Fainaru Luna

      Nah, He looks more cooler here then the other one

  • Jay Andrews

    I wouldn’t mind “Hold to attack” if they hadn’t taken out weapon select…

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