Final Fantasy XV trailer shows realtime combat, action, sword-swingin’


Do you like menu-driven combat in your JRPGs? If so, bad news – Final Fantasy XV has betrayed you. It looks like this time around the long-standing series has almost entirely given up the menus, relying on its perpetually delicate-looking characters to slug it out in action style. I have to say, as much as I liked and like menu-driven combat, the trailer does look absolutely beautiful – both the big, gargantuan demon-cow looking enemies and the soldiers have a whole lot of character to them, and the action is phenomenal.

On the other hand, that precious little high-five midway through the combat? Something about that just seemed so obnoxious. Don’t get too cocky, FFXV characters – I’m sure some kind of foppishly dressed villain will be along in short order to kick you around. Anyway, enough of my commentary – the trailer awaits!

FINAL FANTASY XV Gameplay Reveal (E3 2013)


Victor Grunn has been a gamer since the days of single-button joysticks and the Atari 800XL. When not lamenting the loss of the Ultima series or setting people on fire in Team Fortress 2, he's an aspiring indie game developer and freelance writer.

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