Play Through the Tutorial
When you first start Final Fantasy XV, you will have the option of playing a brief tutorial that will give you a rundown of the brand-new fighting mechanics as well as some much-needed practice. While you may want to just jump directly into the action, the combat can prove to be much more difficult than it looks. Sure, hacking and slashing will help against smaller, weaker enemies, but the moment you face off against a tough monster or, even more dangerous, an intelligent one, you’re going to wish you took the tutorial.
If you happened to skip it already, don’t worry. You can still play the tutorial. Simply pause the game (Options/Menu button) and scroll down to Tutorial where you can select from groups of different training sessions. As you learn certain new mechanics, new tutorials will be added in for them, keeping you on top of your game.