Final Fantasy XV Review | Infinite Grenade Launcher Podcast | Level 302
IGL Podcast hosts Justin, AJ and Kyle return this week with their look at Square Enix’s beautifully constructed, Final Fantasy XV. With over 24 hours of gameplay logged, Kyle has barely scratched the surface of this stunning and massive open-world game.
Final Fantasy XV is an open world action role-playing game where players take control of main protagonist Noctis during his journey across the world of Eos accompanied by his three companions Gladiolus, Ignis and Prompto. The world is a large connected landmass that can be explored on foot, or by using the party’s car “Regalia” or chocobos. Both the Regalia and chosen Chocobos can be customized by the player, and Chocobos can join in battles if their connection to the characters is strong enough (Which is pretty cool).
The game uses the Active Cross Battle system, an action-based real-time battle system instead of using the familiar menu interface. The player selects commands directly mapped to buttons on the controller, such as “Attack”, “Defend”, “Magic”, and “Item”. Battles take place within the current environment rather than transitioning to a separate arena, like in previous Final Fantasy Games.
Final Fantasy XV was released on November 29th, for both the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 and was well received by most in the gaming community with some calling it a game for the history books. Even though sales weren’t massive in comparison to games like Call of Duty, this game has something that Call of Duty games just can’t match and that is elegance.
At first the new gameplay and storyline took us back and was a little frustrating to try and wrap our minds around but, after putting in over 24 hours of gameplay into the story, we are absolutely hooked. Which says something about the quality of the game if we kept playing it for that long after our initial reaction to it. For us, Final Fantasy is amazing to look at, the new battle system allows for players to have more control and a real-time feel that makes gameplay feel like it’s progressing at a faster rate and has more story than most game franchises combined.
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