‘Final Fantasy XV’ Latest News & Updates: Some Fans Appear Unimpressed By The All-Male Lead Cast

By V Doctor , Updated Sep 09, 2016 11:25 AM EDT
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While most RPG fans are already at the tip of their seats in waiting for "Final Fantasy XV," some do not appear too impressed, particularly with the all male ensemble. The Final Fantasy franchise has always been known for good looking characters, oversized weapons, and hairstyles that defy the laws of physics. For this latest franchise, some fans think that Square Enix has gone overboard by featuring four good looking male leads that somehow resemble a boy band.

The Bitbag reported that promotions for the game has been very productive and well received as the realistic graphics and enhanced gameplay brought the excitement to another plane. While that may be so, fans cannot help but note the apparent bromance between the four male leads: Ignis, Noctis, Prompto and Gladiolus as they cruise around in their world.

Kotaku also noted that "Final Fantasy XV" director Hajime Tabata said that "The party is men only. That has not changed since "Final Fantasy Versus XIII." This has elicited several reactions online from fans who seem disappointed that the latest instalment will not feature any playable females. While the game is a sausage party, that does not mean that everyone is male since there will also be female characters, although not playable.

This strong clamor for the addition of female characters has some deep historical reason behind it. Most previous instalments of "Final Fantasy" had always had playable female characters, many of them even taking up the larger plot lines. This is not only a concern for gamers on the West, but also the Japanese who share the same sentiments, as well.

While fans are divided on this issue, there is reportedly no issue at all as to the gender of the game's lead characters. The more important part of the game would be its central theme and that is where its players should focus. For sure, it will not be short on gut-wrenching action, oversized weapons, and a rich storyline which the franchise has always been known for. It is also believed that this all male ensemble will highlight brotherhood, camaraderie and male friendship. 

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