Square’s Final Fantasy XV Really Is Next-Gen. Err, Current-Gen. Err, Pretty!
If there’s one thing you can always count on with the Final Fantasy series, at least since Final Fantasy III (err, VI) on Super Nintendo, it’s that Square will always push the graphical boundaries. Today’s release of the Final Fantasy XV trailer, below, confirms that we can expect that trend to continue. On display you’ll see richly detailed convertibles driving lazily through an amazing world filled with monsters so big they’d make Godzilla crap his pants, dinosaurs that seem miniscule compared to said monsters, big-ass crystal shard thingies, and of course, lovingly detailed beautiful girls. Oh, and let’s not forget the finely sculpted hair blowing in the breeze as the convertible gallivants around the countryside taking all these sights in.
Of course, Final Fantasy XV isn’t just about the scenery, it’s also about kicking the crap out of some of that scenery. In addition to more humanoid foes, it looks like you’ll be showing some buffalo-looking thingies who’s boss, too. You’ll gaze into the sunset, marvel at giant spaceshipmabobs (technical term) and go spelunking, ’cause that’s what you do in exploration games.
If the game’s story is half as good as its looks, I’m officially excited. Apparently the game will ship sometime in 2015, but let’s be honest with ourselves here: Square Enix never met a deadline it didn’t want to push out as far as possible, so let’s just call 2015 a “maybe” and temper our expectations a smidge. In the meantime, here’s to hoping that, whatever happens with the release date for this stunning looking Final Fantasy game, that the developers will be able to deliver a solid experience on all fronts. With the might of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 behind them, they shouldn’t be particularly limited at this point. Bring it on, Square!