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It isn’t just that. FFXIV was the first game that treated me like I was explicitly wanted as a player and demographic.and that's fair enough; ffxv was my perfect ff, so I'm glad there's people that may feel this way about 16
I watched that trailer on my phone half distracted at work, and while I liked the song I couldn't tell it was Soken because the man has a wide as hell range, GaerIt’s obvious if you have *ears* Kazin. Yeeesh. Torn from the Heavens is in the goddamn trailer aka Soken’s favourite song cos he wrote it right after yoship announced they’d burn down 1.0 and remake the game. Which of course resulted in ARR.
But... at a glance, it does? It looks like pretty standard "gritty" western fantasy, only the characters have the same generically pretty "realistic" Final Fantasy faces we've been seeing for the last decade.Y’all crazy for thinking this looks like Game of Thrones or Witcher. This is literally my dream team for a Final Fantasy.
Your character in FFXIV has a personality, and as player you can direct that personality. IF they made a customisable or female option I'd expect it to be like how you pick Kassandra of Alexios (aka their own character, not a silent one).I don't care about Tattoo-Face Man (and I think there were two of them, and I can't tell, and that's about how much I care). I get the impression that Joshua is the protagonist.
Final Fantasy XV would have been a worse game if it were [INSERT YOUR CHARACTER HERE] instead of Noctis. Heck, I'd even say Final Fantasy I wouldn't be the game it is if it were [INSERT YOUR FOUR CHARACTERS HERE] instead of the iconic character designs.
For the record I'm not expecting a customisable character.If I were a betting man, I would guess that FFXVI will not have character customization.
It only showed single character battles and definitely looked like someone hitting a dummy rather an an actual fight.Is any of the combat party based in the trailer or did the trailer always show a single player in combat? If its a single player game, I think a player created avatar is somewhat more likely. I would still bet on pre-determined characters however.
wait, what about Mass Effect?Oh, actually! There's no way this game isn't fully voiced. That's not mutually exclusive with a character creator, but in practice, it's never been done, and it's nearly mutually exclusive with a choose-your-own-personality character. I could see at most a choice of male/female, but I think I've talked myself out of thinking there might be a full-fledged character creator.
Yeah any character customization IF there were one would be just like Mass Effect (having their own name you cannot choose).Oh, actually! There's no way this game isn't fully voiced. That's not mutually exclusive with a character creator, but in practice, it's never been done, and it's nearly mutually exclusive with a choose-your-own-personality character. I could see at most a choice of male/female, but I think I've talked myself out of thinking there might be a full-fledged character creator.
Squaresoft loved it back then toothat scene of a man being stabbed and his blood splashing on the face of a child is the same sort of raw and edgy bullshit that these "prestige" works love.
Let me tell you about Final Fantasy VIII!I also noticed where the character(s) that the player seems to control are using the summon/Eikon abilities, like the fiery wing or what I assume are Titan's fists. Augmenting your own abilities with the Eikon's power? That's exciting and something I've wanted to see in the series for a while now.
A few of the non-voiced NPCs refer to Tidus by name (Yevon knows where they learned it though), but everybody else is like "this guy" and Tidus himself is like "the star player of the Zanarkand Abes" and it makes any dialogue exchanges where you'd expect a name drop so ridiculous.(Tidus was never officially named by anyone during voice-acted dialogue scenes in FFX.)
Do you think that Cloud seeing his entire hometown burn down and shortly afterwards seeing Tifa struck with Sephiroth’s blade was less raw and edgy? Tragic backstories with young characters witnessing violence are not the sole domain of modern western medieval fantasy.I'm not feeling this. I like medieval-styled settings, but the treatment here is so dour, joyless and self-serious. I know everybody's made the comparison already, but it's really hard to not see Game of Thrones or The Witcher here; that scene of a man being stabbed and his blood splashing on the face of a child is the same sort of raw and edgy bullshit that these "prestige" works love.
I'm sure the final game will have lighthearted and goofy moments, but right now they're not showing that, and I'm not enthused by how they've chosen to unveil this. We'll see, I guess.
The term used here is eikon, a direct FFXIV reference. A major part of FFXIV's setting and story is primals, entities magicked up into being when you combine a high concentration of aether (magic power) (usually in the form of crystals) with fervent prayer and belief. These entities take the form and character their worshippers imagine for them, but are able to then "temper" those worshippers and other mortals brought before them, rearranging their minds to the primal's purpose. It's an extended metaphor for religious/ideological extremism among some other things. Eikon is another term for them, used largely by the industrial, expansionist Garlean empire who uses the summoning of primals by "savages" (usually in desperation in response to oppression or dire conditions caused by the empire itself) as a pretext to conquer and control, wiping out regional cultures and mythologies to "save them from their own superstition" (and of course set up structures that allow the empire to extract natural and human resources freely from the region).other things that caught my ear
summoned their icon (fun marvel cinematics)
It's basically FFXIV Ifrit but chunkier.It's also interesting how Ifrit looks more like a Behemoth in this illustration. I don't think I've seen him with a tail very often? Maybe FF14? He also has these giant lion hind legs instead of hooves or the more traditional, spindly wolf/humanoid feet. Combined with the dark and bestial appearance in the trailer, I'm looking forward to the kind of antagonism he will display with Phoenix.
Yes, I think there's a substantial difference between showing lots of bomb sprites dancing around Mist and depicting a kid being showered with viscera as far as "how edgy is this childhood trauma?"Do you think that Cloud seeing his entire hometown burn down and shortly afterwards seeing Tifa struck with Sephiroth’s blade was less raw and edgy?
Yeah def got Ivalice vibesAlso, if people think a 100% medieval setting is disappointing, and the game does turn out 101% medieval, Tactics says hi.
Eh, maybe. Personally I hate DMC, and that is sort of a complete opposite of what I'm looking for in an RPG. If they keep and iterate on the openness of XV (also a game i dont like, but i feel it's attempting a lot of neat stuff) it may be ok. But rocking endless combos and all that zazz is, for me, trite and boring.screw it, if this has DMC-style combat, it will hands-down be the best game with this kind of setting
The Witcher and Gothic are a lot of things but "fun to play for the combat" are not among those things