For better or worse, Final Fantasy XV is almost upon us. Just a few shy months away. I’ll admit that playing through the free Platinum Demo left me with feelings of remorse, confusion, disappointment and even skepticism. Heck, it left our resident Rage Mage flat out seething. I hadn’t been researching the project much since I didn’t own a PS4 until recently, but even after completing the demo and watching some trailers, I wasn’t too impressed.
It isn’t that I’m not a fan of the modernity or the cover of “Stand By Me”, it’s just that the presentation of this next entry in one of the landmark franchises in the industry didn’t grab me by the huevos with a sharp influx of adrenaline. In a nutshell: I wasn’t too jazzed.
To be honest, the modern look isn’t something I’m a fan of, though it worked in VI, VII, and VIII, the rest of the series is fairly fantasy oriented with some exceptions. It’s seemed to me for a while that they’ve been trying their hardest to distance themselves from what’s come before, as if it was somehow uncool, anachronistic.
Then a friend of mine, of the Timely sort, shared with me the following “Environment Footage”. Smart as paint, it is. And the music was a nice callback with its variation on the Prelude theme so hopefully there’s more of that. I wonder if this gets anyone else excited about FFXV, or if you already were? Feel free to leave a comment, view a few other trailers (all 1 hour of them) and take our poll, not necessarily in that order.
-The Well-Red Mage