Final Fantasy is a franchise that has been regularly releasing massive JRPG games ever since its first game in 1987 for the NES. Every iteration of Final Fantasy is set in a new world with new characters but often with familiar enemies. Arguably the most popular game in the series, Final Fantasy VII, is considered by many to be one of the greatest video games of all time, so it is no surprise that the latest iteration, Final Fantasy XV, is also a best seller on Amazon.
As a player, you take control of Crown Prince Noctis, and as you set out with three of your friends to get to your wedding, the neighbouring Nilfheim Empire invades your homeland. Your mission is to help Noctis to fight back against the imperial invasion and reclaim his lands. However, in order to achieve this goal, Noctis must work with his friends to get stronger. To get stronger, Noctis must level up by fighting enemies, undertaking quests and side missions, and progressing through the game’s storyline.
The formula for this release in the Final Fantasy franchise has been changed quite a bit from previous titles. Most notably, the world is much more open, and can be explored on foot, on a Chocobo, or in a car. These changes mean that the game plays much more like its spin off series, Kingdom Hearts so instead of a turn based RPG style, you have full control of movement and attacks. Previously, you had to use a menu to select what attacks to use or what magical spells to cast. Now, you have buttons on the controller bound to “Attack,” “Magic,” “Items,” and “Defend.”
The way magic works is another new change to the Final Fantasy system. In older games, you had characters who would just learn spells that they found or bought. hese could be used in lieu of attacks if your character was physically weak, and would act like normal attacks. Now, magic is separated into two categories – elemental and ring magic.
Elemental magic is further divided into three sub categories: fire, ice, and thunder. The elemental magic is taken in flasks and can be used in several different ways. One way is to craft magic bombs that will damage enemies. The other way is to combine the magic with items to grant them special effects to give you an edge in battle. Ring magic can be used to summon monsters to help your team, such as Titan, Leviathan, Ramuh, and Carbuncle.
Final Fantasy XV is available on the PS4 and Xbox One, which is unusual because, until now, the series typically only released on Sony platforms.
The Day One Edition includes the Masamune sword DLC, while the Deluxe edition includes a steel cover with exclusive artwork, two DLC costumes for Noctis and the car, the Masamune DLC, and Kingsglaive, the Final Fantasy XV movie on Blu-ray.
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