Final Fantasy XV Reviews
Final Fantasy XV is a challenge to modern game design and traditional masculine gaming narratives, on top of being a truly phenomenal, enriching experience. Square Enix has reclaimed its throne.
This game alone catapults Square Enix's most important franchise right back into the circle of most elite properties in gaming, proves that AAA games can be intelligent and meaningful, and deserves every plaudit and accolade out there.
I couldn't be any happier with it.
Final Fantasy XV is not only my favourite game of 2016, it is up there as one of my favourite games of all time. I could of easily used another 2 or 3 thousand words to describe this game, but if you are reading this, get out and buy this game now! With 100 hours easy of gameplay packed in, including hundreds of sidequests, fishing, chocobo racing and more, Final Fantasy XV will keep you very busy this Christmas period. Square Enix put at the start of the game, Final Fantasy XV is a Final Fantasy for newcomers and veterans of the series, and they are right. Perfection is hard to get, but this comes as near as you're ever going to get.
With likeable characters, an amazing villain, superb combat, a beautiful world to explore, and tons of challenging undertakings, Final Fantasy XV is my favorite game this year, my favorite release this generation (thus far), and tied as my favorite Final Fantasy with VI. In my opinion, much like how VI saved me as a kid, XV has saved the series, and I couldn't be happier with it.
After finishing the game, I felt like a great journey had ended, even if it wasn't the most thought out story. I had gotten to know more cast of characters, their journey and what was at stake. There was a lot of side characters and other interesting choices when it came to those not in my group. Yet I sat there, at the end of my journey, thinking back on everything else that came before it.
Das neueste Final Fantasy ist trotz kleinerer Schwächen jedem Fan der Serie zu empfehlen - sofern man sich mit einem Kampfsystem in Echtzeit anfreunden kann.
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Final Fantasy XV is an incredible journey across a unique world with interesting, fairly layered characters and awe-inspiring moments of epic visuals. It is a must play for fans and newcomers to the Final Fantasy series, and while it almost satisfies that expectation that comes from ten years of development, it just simply isn't perfect. Although, Noctis' story will live on as a highlight in the Final Fantasy anthology for many years to come.
Final Fantasy XV has everything you would want in an RPG game. From a large, diverse world, to fun missions and side quests, to unique characters and well-written conversations, to a deep story, and more, the game will provide countless hours of entertainment. If you’re a fan of RPGs, I highly recommend you invest some time in Final Fantasy XV.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
Final Fantasy XV is a return to form for Square Enix, a showcase of their willingness to adapt more Western approaches in their game development whilst also keeping what gave the series it's charm, flair and personality.
Final Fantasy XV does not disappoint after waiting for so long to enjoy it. The relationship that formed throughout the game between Noctis and his friends is definitely one of the strongest aspects of the story. But the rest of the story is just as good, even if it is lighthearted at times and silly. It does have its moments that'll tug on your heartstrings, and the soundtrack by Yoko Shimomura helps paint an epic tale that I was glad to have been a part of and experience after first seeing Noctis in a trailer over ten years ago. Final Fantasy XV certainly is moving the franchise forward in the right direction. I absolutely cannot wait to see where the series will go with Final Fantasy XVI. I just hope it isn't 2026 before we see another mainline entry.
This might be the darkest game in the series, but it is also, I feel, the best one so far. This is Final Fantasy, right down to the heart of it: four warriors of light looking for a crystal.
Final Fantasy XV is, in essence, a trip down memory lane and a glimpse at how the present smiles upon present RPGs. This entry marks a triumphal return for the franchise in every magnitude of the word. This is without a doubt the best campaign Final Fantasy has had in decades. Square Enix showcase its new crown jewel with an intriguing story full of epic moments, characters so well-crafted that are immediately relatable, a spectacular open world full of life, an embracing and nostalgia evoking soundtrack, all framed within an immeasurable brotherhood that stays memorable not only to Final Fantasy as a franchise, but also raises the bar among the RPG world. All we have left to say is: Noctis, we are with you!
Review in Spanish | Read full review
How XV truly excels, however, is with a combination of melodic storytelling, rhythmic combat, and harmonious character development.
Ten years is a long time, but Final Fantasy XV is well worth the wait.
Final Fantasy XV is a very different title from what the series has offered us so far, but that's not a bad thing at all. Opting for a more compact narrative storytelling which can be finished in about twenty hours, it turns us into spectators of a story that is much deeper than it seems. But it also offers a gigantic and magnificent open world with sceneries that will make you drool like the graphic nerd you are. Topped with many sidequests, bounties and upcoming downloadable contents to extend the lifetime to hundreds of hours, Final Fantasy XV succeeds its bet and proves to be a must for this end of year gaming season.
As the credits rolled I realized that Final Fantasy XV truly is as it states when the game starts "A Final Fantasy for fans and first timers"
Even when it stumbles, Final Fantasy 15's ambitious open-world, fast-paced combat, and the humanity of its four leads make it a fascinating adventure to behold.
Final Fantasy 15's big heart and ambition easily outshine its flaws