I think it’s safe to say that Final Fantasy 15 is one of the most hyped up and anticipated games of this year. The franchise has been around since 1987 when Final Fantasy 1 hit store shelves. As the years move forward, not only does the franchise rapidly grow, but so does the game’s fan base and followers. With fifteen core games, dozens of spin offs, remakes, movies, and more, Final Fantasy fans wait anxiously, with only less than 3 weeks away, for the next upcoming new core release, Final Fantasy 15.
Final Fantasy 15 has been in the making since the year 2006, ten years, of directors, developers, and producers, coming and going of this potential gorgeous game. The game offers a very large and open world where you are the main character named, Noctis Lucis Caelum. This breath-taking gorgeous world is fulfilled with enormous yet unique creatures, discoveries of elemental materials for spells and casts, a highway crusher automobile known as the Regalia, and of course the breath taking and gigantic, enormously Blood Sword.
There are numerous widely spread videos pertaining to Final Fantasy 15, consisting of interviews with the directors and producers, actual game play moments, short in-game movie clips, announcements, etc. as the wait for the world wide release becomes tortuous yet excruciating exciting for Final Fantasy gamers and fans. Though, to make an interesting synopsis, will Final Fantasy 15, with such an eye-candy image, “hook n’ reel” in new game players who have never experienced any of the franchise games? I can’t vouch for anyone else, but I can vouch for myself. That’s right, you’ve read correctly, being the avid game player I am, I have never, not even one time, ever experienced the Final Fantasy franchise. I’ve never interacted, observed, or been attentive to the game. The wide variety of any Final Fantasy game has never struck me as fun nor exciting.
Let’s put a few well known facts out on the table that anyone surfing the web for this game, specifically, has to offer. First is the most obvious observation, which is F.F.XV looks hands down, without a doubt awe-inspiring and superb. Secondly, the 15th installment consists of scenes and surroundings such as the kingdoms, the creatures, the weapons, the people, the elements, and much, much more present themselves as jaw dropping and so much that I find myself drooling occasionally. The game offers a very large, open dynamic world that seems to be limitless, filled with multiple and “edge of your seat” interactions as you explore and discover Noctis Lucis Caelum’s homeland. Thirdly, F.F.XV’s combat seems significantly improved then any other previous Final Fantasy game. It presents a more feel of actual impact when a creature comes to attack or an instant decision to use one of many defense tactics like the so called “Armiger Arsenal” that summons a barrier of weapons around Noctis.
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, after obtaining a certain “royal arm” and one press of the guard button at the right moment of an enemy hit, Noctis can regain all of his health and HP that was lost while in action of executing. Lastly, but certainly not least, the many creatures of Final Fantasy 15 has to offer are sumptuous and luxurious. The top two of favorites have to be the Adamantoise and the spine chilling Leviathan.
All in all, as if it isn’t obvious enough, this game has me “ hooked,” but can it “reel” me in? I find myself excitingly pacing, like a tiger in a cage, counting down the days and weeks for the release day. Needless to say, Square Enix has my $84.99 of the deluxe edition game that was already pre-ordered a month ago. That’s a lot of cheddar to put out upfront. That also includes a basic known fact that the money spent will never be returned back if I dislike the game. For an avid game player like myself, to put down that amount of cash all at once can very risky. I have no idea what is in store for me and what to expect. Having never experiencing the 29 year old ( soon to be 30 years old ) franchise, I patiently sit and wait, like many Final Fantasy fans, for November 29th 2016. Could this be the day a Final Fantasy gamer is born? Will this game bring me to the edge of my seat and be unforgettable? Or will it be a “bust” bringing regret and disappointment? Stay tuned with me at ThisGenGaming and find out.