'Final Fantasy XV' Latest News & Updates: Does It Live Up To The Name? [SPOILERS]

Nov 30, 2016 05:21 AM EST | Sharee Ann Narciso-Tolentino

Tokyo Game Show 2016 - Day 1

The new Final Fantasy XV is here. Is it as good as the previous FF games? Meet the new concept of its universe and the modern gameplay.
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It has been over a decade since the last Final Fantasy title was released. Fans and critics alike are clamoring to give the earliest and most comprehensive review of the game. Is "Final Fantasy XV" a good game?

There is no question as to whether it is good or bad. Square Enix has proven, time and again that it is capable of dishing out one FF game after the other. Millions of gamers all around the world play the FF games and each one has his own favorite from the franchise. Some titles are better than others, but all in all, they are usually better than other role playing games.

The official website gives a huge effort in trying to break down the story and concept behind "Final Fantasy XV" and its universe. Unlike most of its predecessors, this one is set in a modern world, with sports cars and cheap motels.

There are already several game reviews up, but Kotaku gives a really in-depth look at the game. If you don't mind reading about what happens later on if you keep playing or finding out how to accomplish certain missions with outside help, then check it out. Otherwise, fight the temptation and go old school on this one. Play it first and keep playing until you have made your way through.

Without giving away too much, here's a review of the game:

The game has certain pitfalls. At times there are big chunks of gameplay that make you forget it is a Final Fantasy game. However, during its strong points, it really works. A good 55 to 60 hours can be put into playing it, and there are memorable moments in between.

Gamers will love driving from coast to coast and watching the beautiful scenery. Even more so, defeating monsters early on in the game will prove to be a challenge you will want to sink your teeth into.

It can be hard to pinpoint what kind of lasting impression "Final Fantasy XV" will have on players, especially when compared to other FF games from the past. One thing is for sure, though, it has every essential Final Fantasy element that fans are looking for: a team of heroes, a story of love and betrayal, magic, music and exceptional combat. Also, never go on a trip without a Phoenix Down. 

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