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Is Final Fantasy an action series now? Square answers


12:00 PM on 06.11.2013
Final Fantasy action?Is Final Fantasy an action series now? Square answers photo



There's no doubt that recent Final Fantasy games have shifted to a more action-oriented style, and Square Enix today answered a question some fans may have on their lips -- is Final Fantasy an action series now?

Square's Shinji Hashimato was on hand to say that the move to action is "not a trend," and that the company evaluates each gameplay shift.

"For Final Fantasy XV, we have action packed game system, but that doesn't mean the next title will be a similar thing," he said. "And we aren't ready to talk about the next game."

He also spoke of the level of challenge in XV, stating it'll have a flexible difficulty level, and be a game that's easy to play. 

"[An] action based RPG fits XV, that's why we chose this. For people like me, I want a game that's easy to operate. [We're] asking the dev team to be flexible about difficulty level. I want you to understand that the Final Fantasy series is always evolving, always challenging. This is a change JUST for XV."

The basic message is that, whatever happens with Final Fantasy XV, it doesn't represent a definitive change for the series, and that each Final Fantasy game should be judges as its own entity. A little worrying phrasing, since it seems to be geared toward preparing against an onslaught of angry fans. 

Here's hoping it's actually a great game, though! I want to play a really good main FF entry again. 





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5:05 AM on 02.20.2015
Watch the official Final Fantasy XV demo livestream here

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10:30 AM on 02.05.2015
Square Enix will release the Final Fantasy XV demo alongside of Type-0 HD

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3:00 PM on 01.22.2015
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3:00 PM on 12.30.2014
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12:30 AM on 12.20.2014
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3:30 PM on 12.19.2014
Finally! Final Fantasy XV English trailer

"I could do with a baaaaaahhhhth." Got to have a Brit to help differentiate the bro-cast, innit? These are, for the first time, the English voices for Final Fantasy XV. Same ones you'll spend two hours with in the March...more



10:00 AM on 11.21.2014
The Final Fantasy XV demo will be roughly two hours

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10:45 PM on 11.15.2014
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7:00 PM on 10.02.2014
Hajime Tabata clears up some concerns about Final Fantasy XV's battle system

After the lengthy trailers and gameplay demonstrations of TGS 2014, Square Enix played host to a Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Extended Talk Show earlier this morning, during which Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata was on han...more



7:30 PM on 09.25.2014
Hot new screens from Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

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