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FFXV Uncovered was one of the most absurd conferences I have watched in my time following this stupid industry.

I couldn't be more excited.


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Console build, already one of the most gorgeous games I've ever seen, is still only DX11. The PC version is coming out later than the console one, but they've said they'll probably spec up for it.
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199650
Anonymous
I really, really want that Stand By Me cover.

I love shitty, overproduced music for video games. I LOVE IT.
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199655
Anonymous
>199650
The magic of music composition by comittee, eh?
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199656
Anonymous
>199655
>199650
I like it.
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199657
Anonymous
I need to fly the carship
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200436
Anonymous
Wow...that was incredibly obnoxious.
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201376
Anonymous
So after listening to the Gamespot guys talk about it, it seems that the incredibly divisive opinions on the game stem from the fact that the game's kinda like FF12 where the story is kinda meh and forgetable and the world and exploration is the actual star of the game. So depending on what you want out of a Final Fantasy this might be just your thing or a massive disappointment.
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201381
Anonymous
Shitty stories have become a given for Squenix original games. If you buy new ones desperately hoping they'll finally break the cycle you're essentially an an abused spouse. But the gameplay and character interactions do look pretty enjoyable.
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201382
Anonymous
>201381
It is exceedingly rare for any video game's story to not be shitty.
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201413
Alpharius
Final Fantasy XV (dunkview)
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201414
Anonymous
>201381
I liked it.
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201416
Anonymous
I've got about 41 hours played right now and I'm only on chapter 8. World is huge, but fairly empty and there are large portions that are just blocked off by fences. Environments look nice so I've taken a lot of time just going everywhere and doing all the sidequests.
Combat is kind of bad and the dodge just refuses to trigger sometimes, and even enemies much lower level than you are damage sponges I ended up at level 67 from all the exploration and double xp hotels, and some level 30ish mobs still take forever. It would be better if Ignis' analyze would always be triggered at the start of a fight to show elemental weaknesses since turning on wait mode just for that is pretty annoying.
Characters so far are a lot more likable than I thought they would be, and I was pleasantly surprised that Noctis isn't an edgelord like his design would indicate.
So far the Kingsglaive movie has been more interesting story-wise, and you pretty much need to watch it before playing the game.
If you've already got a PS4 and like open world stuff I'd suggest buying it.
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201418
Anonymous
Noctis is the best FF protag we've had since Zidane. Not that there's much in the way of competition.
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201419
Anonymous
>201418
>Noctis is the best FF protag we've had since Zidane. Not that there's much in the way of competition.

*cough*Balthier*cough*
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201423
Anonymous
>201419
Does not count, Ashe is the MC. I do like Ashe tho.
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201427
Anonymous
>201416
Me again. Finished with 53 hours clocked. Enjoyed the rest of the story, with the glaring exception of chapter 13, because it's a lightweight horrorish stealthish section with jumpscares that lasts for like an hour with the boss taunting you the whole time. Absolutely killed the pacing from chapters 9-12.
Definitely want to watch Kingsglaive before playing because even with the patch they did to add some scenes from the movie they leave a lot of information out that's fairly important.
Bought this knowing the major spoilers and expecting only to like the exploration bits, but my problems with the combat aside, it ended up being a really decent game.
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201428
Anonymous
I feel like the frustrating thing about the game's story is despite all the usual modern Squenix cruft, it could've been pretty decent, but they hacked it up in the process of making Kingsglaive and whatever constant changes they were making in the 10 year developmental process that the characterization and plot of the second half got murdered in the process. Thankfully Noctis himself comes out fine but it could've been so much more with a little more tweaking and that's the part that hurts. The lost potential.
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201429
Anonymous
>201423
Pfft. We all know who the Leading Man of that game was.
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201434
Anonymous
I really want to play it. But 70 bucks is just so goddamn much in the Christmas month. I already have to spend a small fortune on gifts for all my nephews and nieces and the trip back home to my parents is gonna cost me, too.
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201436
Anonymous
>201428
Apparently there's going to be a bunch of big free DLC patches to fix up the story in the pipeline. Which makes it seem like despite all the time they spent on it the game still ended up being rushed for Christmas.

It's actually shocking to me that the game ended up as decent as it did given how screwy its development was. Like, there's a lot of really cool stuff in the worldbuilding actual. Compare it to FFXIII which somehow managed to stretch three games and a huge cosmology but couldn't get me to actually care for a single part of it at any point.
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201439
Anonymous
>201418
He deserves a spot in the top 5 for sure. Though you're right it's that it's not hard because half the games' leads are blank slates or close to it and of the remainder a lot of them are really annoying.
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201440
Anonymous
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Man I forgot how much Benson and Bandunk could whine
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201441
Anonymous
>201439
Even in the days of yore the FF leads were some of the least interesting characters in the games. I mean, did anyone really give a shit about Cecil or Locke?
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201443
Anonymous
>201441
Uh, Terra and Celes are the MCs, not Locke.
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201444
Anonymous
>201443
Locke was the designated lead in the same sense Vaan in FFXII was, even if the game's story wasn't really about them and there are other characters with much more weight.
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201445
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>201444
>Locke was the designated lead in the same sense Vaan in FFXII was
No he wasn't, what gave you that impression?

The big thing about FFVI was that "everyone is the main character of their own story," but Terra was clearly the game's emotional core from the very beginning. She's on the cover, she's the macguffin of the first half of the game, and she's the character Square chose to represent FFVI in Dissidia.
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201446
Anonymous
>201444
What? Locke does get some of the spotlight but Terra is not only the protagonist but also the viewpoint character for much of the game. Locke is more like Barret or Snowe than Vaan. Also I liked him him quite a lot, probably more than Terra (who kinda does fall into the "boring lead" trap) though not as much as Celes.
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201447
Anonymous
>Gilgamesh will be in one of the DLCs
HYPE
Thinking of waiting for PC release, hopefully the port will be good and include most of the fix patches.
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201448
Anonymous
>201447
I'll confess, I briefly thought "WHAT, A TYPE MOON DLC?"

I'm sorry
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201450
Anonymous
>201448
Pfft, that mongrel is no match for Gil even with Excalipoor.
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201451
Anonymous
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What am I even looking at here
At least Noct is a pretty cool guy so it'd actually be fun to play dress up with him over Lightning.
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201597
Anonymous
https://youtu.be/eyHRcfVA7bk
I swear if Chocolina shows up in this fucking game.
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201598
Anonymous
>201597
If she does it'll likely just be as a merchant for that event. Wouldn't have minded more unique Merchants really.

Also for the game not to collapse in on itself mid story.
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201599
Anonymous
>201597
Man if only Lightning was this adorably awkward.

Noctis is actually a really charming protagonist, way different from how I expected even knowing he probably wasn't actually going to be like Sasuke. It's a shame that the ending, while surprisingly strong in spite of everything, basically eliminated any chances of us getting more games with him that aren't prequels.
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201600
Anonymous
>201599

I do like the world a lot better than the last few they've had multiple games in.

I could take another game in this world.

Change a few things up. Search for parts of old better car tech to upgrade something into some kinda ramshackle Regalia.

World is massive and I think we could have a grand adventure with another bunch of dudes.
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201720
Anonymous
So apparently at GDC the director of the game confirmed they weren't going to make any more Final Fantasy games if XV didn't do well, and that the FF7 Remake was an attempt at recouping costs in case XV bombed.
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201721
Anonymous
>201720

Any more about his want to Port the game to PC?
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201722
Anonymous
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>201721
Still nothing confirmed but Tabata has mentioned on multiple occasions about being interested in doing PC ports and they're definitely doing PC optimization tests.
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201723
Anonymous
>201722
nice! Guess that's using the Pro optimization graphics upgrades since that's a 1080 Ti.
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202242
Anonymous
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OK... What the fuck even is this?
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202243
Anonymous
>202242

Well at least it isn't the other "version" but if that version does in up on 3DS then I'll be somewhat okay.

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>202243
That Gladio looks awful.
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202246
Anonymous
>202245
Yea but hey PC version is due next year. Then we'll get nude mods for everybody. And maybe resurrect some of the pieces that were left in the code but not built.
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Anonymous
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Bumping the thread because I think this is the first time Yasunori Mitsuda has ever composed music for a mainline Final Fantasy, even if it's just a few songs.
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202488
Anonymous
How well is the demo playing on people's computers? My computer is still a toaster so I don't dare risk it for now.
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202489
Anonymous
>202488
It's a free demo, you can just try it yourself. And there's also a benchmark http://benchmark.finalfantasyxv.com/na/ , which is a much smaller download. Both run pretty smoothly on my low-mid tier rig, but don't look too fancy.
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So, what wasn't in the demo or benchmark was Denuvo which can downright kill your performance. That means the benchmark and demo are pretty worthless at giving you a preview of how the game will run on your PC.
And also something that happens on every PC: Summoning breaks the game and it's stuck on 10-15 FPS until you restart it.
Goddammit Squeenix.
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202493
Anonymous
>202492
Update: They patched the summon bug. Denuvo continues to be a blight.
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