‘Final Fantasy XV’ updates take a page from ‘Destiny,’ and that’s great

Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f310890%2ffinal-fantasy-xv

Feed-twFeed-fb

It’s hard to say anyone saw this coming for Final Fantasy XV.

While the long-in-development game is a hit, there are plenty of things to criticize about it. And Square Enix has some aggressive plans for addressing the concerns raised by fans and in reviews.

“We have been listening to your ideas on how to make the game experience even better, and so in addition to the previously announced content, we’ll be providing free updates to the game throughout the coming year,” game director Hajime Tabata wrote in a new blog post

What’s noteworthy is the nature of these changes. While some fall under the umbrella of standard game rebalancing — like making a particular weapon feel more powerful — others have the potential to switch up the flow of the game. Read more…

More about Square Enix, Final Fantasy Xv, Gaming, and Entertainment

10 quick ‘Final Fantasy XV’ tips that make the game easier

Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f300835%2ffinal-fantasy-xv-noctis-gladio-ignis-prompto

Feed-twFeed-fb

Final Fantasy XV is so much fun.

You just have to get the hang of it. Just like every other Final Fantasy released since the days of NES, XV is an unapproachable game that doesn’t always explain itself very well. 

The basics are clear enough, but there’s a bunch of things you can do to make your going through the 40-plus hour game more pleasant. After spending double that amount of time tooling around Lucis and its surrounding region, we’ve got a good sense of what works and what doesn’t. Read more…

1. There’s an infinite sprint feature

More about Square Enix, Final Fantasy Xv, Final Fantasy, Gaming, and Entertainment

‘Final Fantasy XV’ reviews are in, and it sounds like it was worth the wait

Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f299186%2fffxv_gamescom_stills_24

Feed-twFeed-fb

Final Fantasy XV is a great game, and a far better one than its protracted, 10-year development would suggest.

So say many critics who lined up the day before the game’s long-awaited Nov. 29 release to share their thoughts. It’s not without its flaws, but the stuff that works, works extremely well.

For a lot of people, diving in with this new Final Fantasy adventure will be a no-brainer. But for anyone else, here’s a general sense of what the critics have to say about what the game gets right and what it gets wrong.

10 years later …

Image: Square Enix Read more…

More about Final Fantasy Xv, Final Fantasy, Square Enix, Gaming, and Entertainment

‘Final Fantasy XV’ has killer product placement

Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f298694%2ffinal_fantasy_xv_20161127200950

Feed-twFeed-fb

Before we get started, while nothing you’ll read below has any bearing on Final Fantasy XV‘s main story, some might construe details of a side quest as spoiler territory. So consider this your spoiler warning.

So. There is an entire quest in Final Fantasy XV that worships at the altar of Nissin’s instant ramen noodle snack, Cup Noodles. It is a magical work of product placement that’s so inappropriate and out-of-place that it actually works.

It all starts when you reach the first major city in the game. As you climb out of your car and step out of the car park, a familiar logo comes into view. Read more…

More about Square Enix, Nissin, Cup Noodles, Final Fantasy Xv, and Advertising