Thinking of picking up Final Fantasy XV but not sure if it’s the game for you? Then Square Enix has something to help you make up your mind.
The new 101 trailer for Final Fantasy XV breaks down all aspects of the game, from the overarching narrative and the characters that populate it, to the new, action-oriented combat which is a far cry from the previous combat systems in the series.
There is a lot to digest during the trailer’s 9-minute run time, with a heavy focus on the combat, the various methods of interacting with enemies and exploring the world. Combat can be played in real-time, or in ‘wait mode’, allowing players to pick their target and take time to craft a strategy.
There are plenty of new ways to explore the Eos, including a souped-up sports car that transforms into a small jet, a luxury yacht and, of course, the fluffy yellow Chocobos. The world is beautiful and massive, so working your way through its vast areas will take some time. Although game director Hajime Tabata has said that the game will become much more linear roughly half way through, allowing players to streamline the story after experiencing everything the open world has to offer.
Final Fantasy XV revolves around the young Prince Noctis, heir to the Lucian throne, as he embarks on a road trip with his close friends and advisors to his wedding. But as they leave the crown city of Insomnia, the enemy kingdom of Niflheim launches an all-out assault, killing Noctis’ father the king, and finally bringing Lucis to its knees after years of war. Noctis must then change his goal, setting out to bring down Niflheim and free his kingdom. The story will take place over the course of ten years, chronicling Notis’ growth through the various hardships that befall him and his companions.
Final Fantasy XV releases for Xbox One and PS4 on November 29.