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There’s a world of wonder waiting in Final Fantasy XV

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Back in March, Final Fantasy XV finally set a course for release. After years and years of development, Square Enix’s vaporware project is finally out on September 30. And with that release date, comes a lot of responsibility to the franchise. You think of the best Final Fantasy games ever made, and the Lightning saga probably won’t be on your top ten list. It’s been a generation of mostly dull games in a trilogy whose greatest achievement was that it managed to at least look pretty.

Final Fantasy XV has a lot riding on it then. Not only does it need to justify the cost of all that time spent in development, it needs to bring back lapsed fans as well. And maybe having an absolutely massive world to explore in a sandbox fashion, is a write step into the past and future of the series. Here’s the World of Wonder trailer that shows off all those new locales:

And if your IP is busy being strict and all like “nuh uh you can’t look videos you’re supposed to be working brah I’m going to go tell the boss,” then here’s a gallery of images to gawk at that includes some of that fine concept art from Yoshitaka Amano:

Exploration has always been the best part of Final Fantasy, Whether it led to you battling Diablos in Final Fantasy 8, visiting the Shuma village in Final Fantasy 8 or flying to the Deep Sea Research Facility to encounter Bahamut and draw the Eden Guardian Force from the Ultima Weapon in Final Fantasy 8 (I may have played this particular game way too much), going off the beaten path was a blast.

And that’s what I’m really looking forward to in Final Fantasy XV. Brotherhood, magic and seeing the world. I can show you the woooooorld, shining, shimmering, spleeeeeeeendid!

Last Updated: May 19, 2016

11 Comments

  1. That music…..<3 <3 <3
    Also…….I hope we can rub a lamp again to fight a summon 😀

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    • DragonSpirit009

      May 19, 2016 at 09:10

      The music is amazing. It still have that well known notes but adding those vocals really makes it even more wow!

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  2. VampyreSquirrel

    May 19, 2016 at 08:10

    [mcmc]

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  3. Pariah

    May 19, 2016 at 08:17

    Certainly is beautiful.

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    • Umar

      May 19, 2016 at 08:21

      The music though. Ahhhhh

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      • Pariah

        May 19, 2016 at 08:24

        Eh, it’s not bad. It’s just not quite “epic”. It feels corporate to me. :/ Like, I could picture an architectural 3D fly-through of that new resort for rich people or something with an African savanna in the background to really sell it home. But it’s still just, corporate marketing.

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  4. Allykhat

    May 19, 2016 at 08:22

    I lost a lot of faith in the series with the Lightning Saga… mainly because IMHO they butchered the summons and made them look crap… Bahamat is a dragon… A FREAKING DRAGON… NOT DUDE WITH FAT PANTS AND FREDDY KRUIGER CLAWS AND…..

    *Deeeeeeep breath*

    I saw the video for XV with Leviathan and it is by far the truest iteration of leviathan I have seen yet in the FF games since FF8. This game sells me based on the summons. Ramuh looks badass and leviathan almost sold me… If Bahamat is an actual dragon this time then this game has me sold.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 19, 2016 at 08:47

      D is Bahamat-man? O_o

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  5. Captain JJ bound

    May 19, 2016 at 08:27

    Very pretty indeed

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  6. Admiral Chief Protector

    May 19, 2016 at 08:42

    FF
    Not even once

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  7. DragonSpirit009

    May 19, 2016 at 09:07

    It always amazes me how the can create such awesome worlds.

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