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Kagari
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(12-12-2016, 07:34 AM)
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Enroute to wed his fiancée Luna on a road trip with his best friends, Prince Noctis is advised by news reports that his homeland has been invaded and taken over under the false pretense of a peace treaty – and that he, his loved one and his father King Regis, have been slain at the hands of the enemy. To gather the strength needed to uncover the truth and reclaim his homeland, Noctis and his loyal companions must overcome a series of challenges in a spectacular open world - that is filled with larger-than-life creatures, amazing wonders, diverse cultures and treacherous foes.

The game uses an action-based real-time battle system, known as the Active Cross Battle system. Instead of using a menu interface, the player selects commands directly mapped to buttons on the controller, such as "Attack", "Defend", "Magic", and "Item." Unlike many of the older titles in the series, Final Fantasy XV's battles take place in real time out on the field. For those who want an easier, more tactical experience, the game also features an extensive Wait Mode.



Noctis Lucis Caelum: Heir apparent to the Lucian throne, Noctis’ trials begin when he sets forth from the crown city in order to wed the Lady Lunafreya Nox Fleuret. In combat, he wields spectral weapons which he forges from thin air, a power possessed by those of his royal line.


Gladiolus Amicitia: The Amicitia family has long served as the shield protecting the kings of Lucis and their household, and Galdiolus is its eldest son. The bond he shares with Noctis transcends that of a bodyguard and his liege. With his prodigious strength, he stands ever ready to keep his companions from harm.


Ignis Scientia: Ignis was raised alongside Prince Noctis to be adviser to the heir apparent. An intensive education instilled in him the resourcefulness and composure required for the role, his tactical acumen proving invaluable over the course of the prince’s journey.


Prompto Argentum: Fast friends with Noctis since they met as teenagers, Prompto is a young man of common birth who finds himself out of his depth when tragedy befalls Lucis. Nevertheless, he strives to carry more than his own weight, lightening his companions’ burdens as well as their spirits.



IGN 8.2

Polygon - 9/10

GameSpot - 8/10

Eurogamer

Game Informer - 8.5

Destructoid - 9

Games Radar - 4.5/5

The Verge

Video Gamer - 8/10

Gamekult.com - 6/10


Is this game available digitally?
Yes. Pre-load is now available across both PS4 and XB1.
What languages does this game support?
The game features several audio options including English, Japanese and French. Text options range widely as well to include German, Portuguese and more.
How long is a typical playthrough?
It takes about 20 hours to beat the story if you're just running through, however, there are plenty of sidequests and things to do in the open world segment that will extend your play time.
How many difficulty levels are there?
Two. Easy and Normal difficulty modes are available.



Special Thanks
Graphics by brandonh83
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robotrock
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(12-12-2016, 07:34 AM)
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Justin>Jared
Aeana
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(12-12-2016, 07:34 AM)
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Who the heck is Jared?
LotusHD
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(12-12-2016, 07:34 AM)
He shall never be forgotten.
JBwB
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(12-12-2016, 07:35 AM)
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'For Jared!'

lmao
Alucrid
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(12-12-2016, 07:35 AM)
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i thought the dog's name was umbra?
Lucentto
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(12-12-2016, 07:36 AM)
Who the fuck is Jared?
jiggle
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(12-12-2016, 07:36 AM)
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Yas
Justice for Jared
He died for all of us
LotusHD
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(12-12-2016, 07:36 AM)

Originally Posted by Lucentto

Who the fuck is Jared?

I won't get tired of hearing this for quite awhile lmao
Garrett Hawke
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(12-12-2016, 07:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by jiggle

Yas
Justice for Jared
He died for all of us

kinda spoilers

but imma pour one out for the hottest final fantasy character
tearsofash
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(12-12-2016, 07:37 AM)
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I ate jared
Aeana
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(12-12-2016, 07:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alucrid

i thought the dog's name was umbra?

What happened to Pryna?
TissueBox
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(12-12-2016, 07:37 AM)
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Without spoiling anything, he (Jared) is a character in FFXV.

Originally Posted by Alucrid

i thought the dog's name was umbra?

Originally Posted by Aeana

What happened to Pryna?


Oh she was forgotten

She just casually died
HeelPower
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(12-12-2016, 07:37 AM)
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Jared's memory survives through Talcott's sexy elder self.
Edge_Maverick
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Jared, the best boy.
OrionX
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(12-12-2016, 07:37 AM)
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The one true Jared. ;_;
Garrett Hawke
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(12-12-2016, 07:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by TissueBox

Without spoiling anything, he (Jared) is a character in FFXV.

that sounds fake
DarkLordMalik
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(12-12-2016, 07:38 AM)
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He must not be forgotten

vareon
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(12-12-2016, 07:38 AM)
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Thanks Jared.
Son Of Sparda
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(12-12-2016, 07:38 AM)
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New thread just for Jared!
Garudan
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(12-12-2016, 07:38 AM)
Seriously who tf was Jared
Mik317
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(12-12-2016, 07:38 AM)
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nice open spoilers \

good job guys
Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
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(12-12-2016, 07:38 AM)
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The fact that it's not "...And Justice for Jared" is criminal.
DeaDPooL_jlp
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(12-12-2016, 07:39 AM)
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I just beat Costlemark Tower...I feel like im ready for real life issues moving forward cause of it.
Trojan
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(12-12-2016, 07:39 AM)
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He went to Jared
TheGreatDirector
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(12-12-2016, 07:39 AM)
No lowkey love for Loqui?
sappyday
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(12-12-2016, 07:40 AM)
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He must not be forgotten
Unknown Soldier
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(12-12-2016, 07:40 AM)
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Wow, a second OT. Maybe I should resume playing now I finished TLG.

Or I could just wait for the patches which finish the game. It's not as if I don't have plenty of backlog while I wait.
Super Stardust
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(12-12-2016, 07:40 AM)
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Who's Jared should be in the faq
Gaiaknight
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(12-12-2016, 07:40 AM)
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So going for platinum trophy whats the best spot to just run around in circle to level up survival i tried hammerhead but when i cam back to the game 2 hours later i was now outside of the city which of course runs the risk of nighttime mobs killing me..
AgeEighty
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(12-12-2016, 07:40 AM)
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Finally finished this today (had to work around the gf's schedule so she could watch me play). I would say that most of the other impressions I've read are spot on: it's a kernel of a great game, but would have been a lot better with a more fully fleshed-out story. It needs more cutscenes, maybe a lot more. It felt very short to me. But I greatly enjoyed that brilliant core that's there.
Son Of Sparda
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(12-12-2016, 07:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Killer Queen

The fact that it's not "...And Justice for Jared" is criminal.

Yeah. But still, having any Jared related title is okay in my book.
Yoshichan
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(12-12-2016, 07:42 AM)
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Welp.
Salarians
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(12-12-2016, 07:42 AM)
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Poor Jared...
DarkLordMalik
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(12-12-2016, 07:43 AM)
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So guys, here is a video that I made last night. I talked about it in the previous OT.

This is a Level 99 hunt given in Lestallum and My party was around Level 70. I really enjoyed my time with the fight and it took me a long while, majority of the time, it was simply counter/parry because the boss was so powerful that I couldn't properly attack him without getting killed.

Final Fantasy XV Level 110 Hunt vs Level 70 Party

No spoilers in the video, but this was definitely the most enjoyable battle for me so far. I started the battle not knowing who I was fighting with, or without a proper strategy. I managed to prevail till the end though, but it required a lot of patience and sweaty palms :P

My party members didn't really help much since each of the attacks from the boss usually did enough damage that their health bars were depleted completely and I simply choose to ignore them since I had a limited stock of recovery items. So I mostly resorted to Parry/Counter and Armiger along with Armiger Chain with occasional warp strikes.
Apt101
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(12-12-2016, 07:43 AM)
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The Rock of Ravatogh is a pretty cool place. Each dungeon I find is more fun than the last.
Ruff
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(12-12-2016, 07:44 AM)
40 hours later, just when I got over the tragic loss of Jared Old Talcott has to tell me the story of why he died

I just couldn't anymore. My heart is torn asunder.
hamchan
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(12-12-2016, 07:44 AM)
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I'm glad that Jared is remembered. He was the hardest working man in Eos.

Everyone save your pics of Jared, so that you can look back over him and never forget the esteemed Royal Butler of the Lucis Caelum.
JHoNNy1OoO
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(12-12-2016, 07:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gaiaknight

So going for platinum trophy whats the best spot to just run around in circle to level up survival i tried hammerhead but when i cam back to the game 2 hours later i was now outside of the city which of course runs the risk of nighttime mobs killing me..

Got the plat yesterday and rubberbanding the control in Hammerhead is by far the best way. I guess you can try in Lestallum in an alleyway which would guarantee you don't see any encounters but it might be slower constantly bumping into walls.
Jamaro85
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(12-12-2016, 07:46 AM)
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Already a second OT before I even get to start the game, damn!
Ruff
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(12-12-2016, 07:46 AM)

Originally Posted by DarkLordMalik

So guys, here is a video that I made last night. I talked about it in the previous OT.

This is a Level 99 hunt given in Lestallum and My party was around Level 70. I really enjoyed my time with the fight and it took me a long while, majority of the time, it was simply counter/parry because the boss was so powerful that I couldn't properly attack him without getting killed..


Lol, I was the same level as you, kill him in about 2 minutes with no struggle just abusing Iggys Overwhelm. Most broken skill in the game. The L120 boss went down just as easily :P
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(12-12-2016, 07:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by JHoNNy1OoO

Got the plat yesterday and rubberbanding the control in Hammerhead is by far the best way. I guess you can try in Lestallum in an alleyway which would guarantee you don't see any encounters but it might be slower constantly bumping into walls.

what spot in hammerhead did you start it at?
Son Of Sparda
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(12-12-2016, 07:47 AM)
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I honestly think I don't have any pics of Jared. Goddammit Prompto.
DarkLordMalik
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(12-12-2016, 07:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ruff

Lol, I was the same level as you, kill him in about 2 minutes with no struggle just abusing Iggys Overwhelm. Most broken skill in the game. The L120 boss went down just as easily :P

Wait, what is this skill? o_0
mugurumakensei
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(12-12-2016, 07:47 AM)
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I'll just say my gameplaying was annoying today. I sequence broke without knowing I sequence broke. Kept redoing the dungeon thinking I missed some key or something. Must have killed that boss 10 times judging by the fact I racked 150k exp (300k with bonus). Final time with tha boss was hilarious. It's a good think I stocked up on magic otherwise I would not have been able to escape the dungeon as my sequence breaking ended up resulting in a cutscene where that boss dies then he pops up. I couldn't directly attack, summon, or command my bros. Luckily, I plowed through it, got the item I need, and teleported out.
LotusHD
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(12-12-2016, 07:49 AM)

Originally Posted by Mik317

nice open spoilers \

good job guys

Ironically it's probably for the best if anything, seeing as how it actually slightly helps to get people to remember who the fuck he is lmao
hamchan
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(12-12-2016, 07:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gaiaknight

So going for platinum trophy whats the best spot to just run around in circle to level up survival i tried hammerhead but when i cam back to the game 2 hours later i was now outside of the city which of course runs the risk of nighttime mobs killing me..

I used the town in the north west, near Vesperpool, because the road through the town is pretty long, reducing the chance of running out of the town.
LotusHD
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(12-12-2016, 07:50 AM)

Originally Posted by DarkLordMalik

Wait, what is this skill? o_0

It's one of Ignis' techniques. I don't know about that other guy, but the weapon that seems to pair off the best with it is the Royal Arm, the Bow of the Clever. For whatever reason, the Overwhelm skill just makes you shoot a shit ton of arrows at a pretty fast rate, on top of your teammates attacking, so it's a lot of easy DPS. And if the monster is "vulnernable" when you use it? Good lord...
JHoNNy1OoO
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(12-12-2016, 07:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gaiaknight

what spot in hammerhead did you start it at?

I use the inn and then have it rubberbanded when I come out. For whatever reason your bro's don't spawn immediately next to you if you just start running in circles immediately. They later pop up and start moving closer and closer to you. I left it there for 3 hours with no issues. I guess in retrospect the best time to do this is when Noctis is solo towards the end of the game.

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