I am sensing this game will be very divisive. Here is a positive article that can't quite seem to say the game is great but really wants to. I wonder how FF15 will do...Two Surprisingly Good Hours With Final Fantasy XV
*even the title indicates that we all expect it to be bad but it is good
At PAX in Seattle last week, I played two hours of the next marquee Final Fantasy, and I left with two main thoughts:
1) This game is kind of janky, but also kind of amazing?
2) Just how much product does Noctis use? And when do I get to play more?
A top tier title being "janky" at this stage in development makes me glad I didn't pre-order.
There are some technical issuesóframerate hitches, bad lipsyncing, terrible camera movement while youíre inside buildings and dungeonsóand I imagine even two months wonít be enough to fix everything, but hey, itís an ambitious game. After playing it for this long, Iím very high on its potential.
They have two months, I think if they are not hitting their potential yet they are fast running out of runway to get the flight going!
The writing is, uh, very JRPG. Some lines are funny. Others are interesting. Others donít feel like they were spoken out loud by a single English-speaking human until the voice actors started recording.
This kind of made me sad. After very high quality writing in stuff like The Witcher 3 I just don't think RPGs (even JRPGs) have a good reason to have bad dialogue.
I came into PAX not really knowing what to expect from Final Fantasy XV. I left more optimistic than Iíve ever been. Itís got so much potential.
They are two months out! A lot of potential is what you have when you are in the alpha or beta stage - not in the final polishing stage!
Anyway I hope many of you take the plunge and can tell me if it is worth picking up.