‘Final Fantasy 15’ Rewiew, News & Update: Game Worth Waiting For
"Final Fantasy 15" is bombastic, strange, surprising and brilliant. It is mind blowing plot, extreme actions and savage animations are worth to be seen. It's the only type of reaction that would feel fitting for a game with such a lengthy and epic history.
Originally announced a whopping 10 years ago under the name Final Fantasy Versus 13; Final Fantasy 15 was intended to be a game changer featuring the same world and lore as Final Fantasy 13. In the decade since then, the game has seen switch-ups in its scale, its platforms, most of its development team and its very core design philosophy. It's hard to conceptualize a project coming out of all these twists, all of this time passed, breath taking. Surely, "Final Fantasy 15" wears a bunch surprises up on its sleeve.
The "Final Fantasy 15" puts you into aworld with little fanfare or prologue. Taking on the role of Noctis, the prince of a kingdom called Lucis. At the game's setting, Noctis is sent from his home city to take part in a political marriage that's meant to bring peace between the rival factions of Lucis and the Niflheim Empire. He's associated by his three best friends since childhood, four warriors on a journey of world changing significance, just like the old times.
The first half of "Final Fantasy 15" stretches, urging players to take their own pace and enjoy themselves. The second half feels breath taking in its pacing, moving past whole nations and plot beats far faster than they can be resolved. Numerous side characters and story elements that are slowly developed in the first half are dropped entirely or given negative outcome as a result.
This seems impossible to say for a game that's been in development for 10 years, but it feels there were much bigger plans for the second half, as if the developers had to scale back the size of the open world and the scope of the game's plot, and put everything into half the time intended. For the record, "Final Fantasy 15" nails it.