Final Fantasy XV Final Game Impressions Detail FF7/8 Like Set Pieces, Naughty Dog Influenced Storytelling

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Nov 19, 2016

Final Fantasy XV finally launches in all regions on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 10 days, but some lucky players have already managed to get a hold of early copies of the game, as we reported yesterday. While this is definitely a problem for those who are avoiding spoilers like the plague, there are some positives, as it allows us to learn more about some of the game’s most controversial aspects.

A few hours ago, NeoGAF user Verendus shared his Final Fantasy XV impressions in a rather lenghty manner, touching a variety of subjects such as the open world nature of the game, the tonal shift of the second half of the game and more. Verendus also talked about the game’s set pieces, which he likened to the epic set pieces of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII. There are some very light spoilers in what Verendus revealed, so read at your own risk.

Verendus also touched upon the game’s narrative style, which he thinks it’s quite close to the style employed by Naughty Dog in its latest games, such as Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us, also discussing cutscenes. Spoilers are bit heavier here, so beware.

Final Fantasy XV launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 29th.