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Final Fantasy XV - Xbox One

Model: 91502SKU: 1693027

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 956 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Modern Marvel of a game

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    dwoods
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    Having not touched a FF game since FF-X (Since all the ones after that got destroyed in reviews, didn't waste my time/money...figured I'd leave the series on a high note), I was super apprehensive about jumping into this one, even though the preview content looked promising. Take into account the negative reviews from people such as "It looks like PS2 graphics" or "this absolutely awful"; didn't help make it easier. I bit the bullet, pre-ordered, got it on release day, and sat down to play it. DOWNLOAD/INSTALL The download/install took a while (51GB; 41GB on Disc, 10GB over network) but not as bad as something like GTA-V. Once downloaded it still had to install. It let me start the game at ~50% installed, and never had a problem after that. COMBAT Once installed, I started my adventure. The combat was a LITTLE hard to get used to for the first 5-10 minutes (I Highly recommend doing the 5-10 minute tutorial in the beginning, makes the start of the game go much smoother) as the controls aren't super "common" for combat games, but before I knew it, I wasn't even thinking about it anymore, and was pulling off nasty full-team combos on mobs and rares/bosses. STORY The story seems a little "off" to start with, but after about 1-2 hours it gets back on the rails and I found myself fully invested, and making conspiracies of my own on who's doing what and where and why...etc. I am excited to see where the story takes me next! GRAPHICS Ok, I'll start by saying, I'm playing on an XBOX One-S, on a 70" 4K TV. This game is beyond gorgeous. The cutscenes alone had me like "Holy, this is where we are with technology now?" Every little detail in the world is built with TLC, and it shows (Even the burn pattern on a piece of toast...seriously). I'm blown away. Whoever said this looks like PS2 graphics needs to go see an Optometrist and get their eyes checked and stop playing on a 90's Tube TV. OVERALL 5/5 I'm about 9 hours in, and I'm enjoying every minute of it. If you're feeling on the fence about this, I hope my review has helped shine some light for you on this wonderful game and put to bed any doubts you may have. If it wasn't for me being at work today, I 100% would be hunkered down at home playing till I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    photo realistic graphics, HDR looks great

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    superdesi
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    if you just got an xbox one s and a new 4k tv, this is the game to show off your new home entertainment system. Final fantasy games have always had the best graphics and FFXV is no exception. The sky, the landscapes, the buildings, even the main characters hair look photo realistic. Ive had older folks ask me what movie I'm watching because their eyes cannot discern that I'm playing a video game. In terms of game play, this is easy to pick up and get used to. it's no longer strictly turn based like the older final Fantasy games. still has RPG elements to it like leveling up, assigning skills, switching characters during battles to attack a monster's weak spot with the correct weapon/magical spell. its also an open world game where you can drive around (or fast travel) revisit old characters and quests, etc. it's quite a lengthy game in which you can easily spend over 100 hours on. notice for parents: while the game is rated T, it is easily leaning into the Mature rating due to overly sexualized female characters, especially right in the beginning of the game. and I'm not talking about just tight clothing, but extremely revealing that one would expect to find in grand theft auto games. there is limited cursing as well. i was hoping to play this game with my younger sister but opted to trade it back in because of the overly sexualized non playable characters. if that doesn't bother you and you're into rpg games and recently upgraded to an xbox one s + a 4k hdr TV, then this game is worth having in your library.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Final Fantasy in Years

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    Trav
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    Final Fantasy XV has the challenging task of feeling fresh, new, and innovative while also staying true to what fans of the long-running series have come to enjoy. I have put over 70 hours into XV and will say that it's a hard game to review. FFXV and Fallout 4 are the only games I have put considerable time into in the past few years, for good reason on both accounts. The best way to sum up FFXV is to say that the whole is definitely better than the parts. Overall, I highly recommend the game, though it's definitely not going to be for everyone. Here are some quick thoughts: Combat - Combat is simple on the surface, but insanely deep underneath. You will play for hours and still feel like you haven't really mastered it yet. Camera issues are undoubtedly here and frustrating, but overall it's a lot of fun. Magic - Magic is incredibly different compared to previous entries and is much more situational than spammed. Story - The bromance is real and the characters are very likable and deep. You truly care for these guys by the time the end rolls around. Having said that, the overall story hits some speed bumps from time to time; some so egregious that there are future patches and DLC that Square-Enix plans to address these issues, but they shouldn't be there in the first place.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Masterpiece

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    Griffin
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    Final Fantasy XV was one of the biggest surprises to me in 2016. Not only did I put in over 35 hours into the game in my first 3 days with the game, but I have completely 100% the game which is rare in and of itself for me. The story was fantastic in my personal opinion and I grew very attached to all of the characters throughout the 30+ hour campaign. The free roam environment is rich with things to do and very well constructed. After the campaign there is a great amount of Monster Hunts, Side Missions, and Dungeons to explore which will allow you to put in well over 80 hours in order to complete it all. The combat is very fun and works well. Graphics are a little lacking but by no means is the game ugly. Environments and backdrops look gorgeous and sometimes I found myself stopping to take in the view. In conclusion I can not recommend this game enough even if you have never touched a Final Fantasy game in the past. This game is worth its weight in gold and should be experienced by everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Back at it again

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    ChrisB
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    I didn't realize until I started playing this game, but the last main line Final Fantasy game that I played was Final Fantasy 9 about 15 years ago. While I've been away from the series for that long, I still consider myself a huge fan of the series, and I'm enjoying my time with this game so far. One thing I really like about this game is it feels like Kingdom Hearts, which is another series I really love. The battle system is active, more like that game, and the music is done by the same composer and a lot of it sounds similar, especially the battle music. I like the changes they've made so far to the FF formula, especially switching to the active battle system. Side-quests, however, are pretty mundane and feel like filler, not really adding to the overall story, but feeling necessary as a way to level up your party. Overall, great entry to the series, and mostly worth that 10 year wait.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Installment

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    LyonHart
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    After coming off of a successful multi-year run with Final Fantasy XIII (regardless of how you felt about it), and multiple expansions for its MMO counterpart, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XV delivers an unprecedented take on the series in a brand new epic that takes you on the adventure of a lifetime. Though the lack of turn-based combat may deter longtime Final Fantasy fans, those a little more open to change and interpretation will find a lot to enjoy here and still appreciate. With a fantastic story, great gameplay, and a memorable experience, Final Fantasy XV's highly anticipated yet tumultuous development process has paid off years later after multiple revisions, delays, and more. Final Fantasy XV explores new boundaries for the JRPG genre, and will make fans both old and new experience something new and worthwhile to have in their collection

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent but needs more

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    DChoy
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    Final Fantasy XV is a fun game to play. With that being said I think there is more to be desired in terms of story and character development. I'm no expert when it comes to FF games but from the ones I've played I feel like this game needed more development time. Crazy I know since this game was announced ten years ago. I just think that the player wasn't given enough time to get attached to the characters and the story. Don't get me wrong it's definitely a solid game. I just wish the developers spent more time on story and character elements rather than baking up side quests for the open world aspect of the game. Would I recommend this game? Of course. Is the game flawed? Most definitely. It's still one of the better games I played in 2016 there is no denying that. It's just harder to look back on it and say I really really enjoyed everything about that game because I didn't.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Final Fantasy story

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    David
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    The game loads with a screen stating that this is “A Final Fantasy for Fans and First-Timers” and I have to say they are right. This game is easy to get into and allows you to play like the older style wait and play or constant action. With only direct control of the main player, the others are always there to help you with a few abilities through the tech bar. The story is amazing and even upon completion you can go back and catch everything you missed or play the “New Game+” mode, starting over with everything you left off with in the last save. Current DLC has added some minor improvements and accessories but the future promises so much more, to include a plan for the ability to play with friends. If you want even more of the back story to the game, check out the full featured movie, KingsGlaive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Final Fantasy for Newcomers & Veterans

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    Zach
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    This is by far the most expansive Final Fantasy I have ever played. It's the largest free-roaming sandlot one. There's plenty to run into. If you can't handle the monsters just run away. The turn-based battles are gone! The graphics are top-notch. The cutscenes are just as cinematic as the recent movie that has came out. The game also has a decent story. It doesn't get in the way of exploration. You can build exp or move on quicker. Your choice. Your pace. A plethora of weapons and items can be found. Your a.i. companions are pretty fair in battle. Can be commanded with quick menus too. The environments are very varied. Plenty of replay value and monster slaying quests; plus fishing. Lots of skills to acquire and learn. There's so much good to say about this game. Best RPG out for now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not for Everyone

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    Pico
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    Final Fantasy ranks as my favorite franchise of all-time. That said, this is not your traditional Final Fantasy turn-based game. I will admit that I have not yet finished the game, so I'm not sure how or if there will be changes later on as the story develops. This game is more action based and the fighting just doesn't feel like Final Fantasy. You do have quite a bit more freedom and some people will like that. Final Fantasy can't really do too much wrong in my eyes so I'm a bit biased because of it. I don't recommend this game if you are a long-time fan of the franchise and not open to vast changes, particularly with the combat. If you are a newcomer, you will find plenty to keep you entertained.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Final Fantasy XV's four heroes are awesome

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    CowboysFan2019
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    When I’m riding chocobos across the beach at dusk with my three friends and hunting iconic Final Fantasy monsters in a huge, picturesque open world, Final Fantasy XV feels like nearly everything I could want from a modern Final Fantasy. But when it funnels me into linear scenarios and drab, constricted spaces that plunge the simplistic combat into chaos, my blood boils a bit. There is so much good here, so much heart - especially in the relationships between Noctis and his sworn brothers. It just comes with some changes and compromises that were, at times, difficult for this long-time Final Fantasy fan to come to grips with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A New Era

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    Jastar
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    Final Fantasy XV is both a return to form and a complete shake up of Final Fantasy. The combat system is wildly different, with a more action based focus. Mastering the combat is still tactical and requires thought, targeting weaknesses and performing linked attacks. The story is sometimes a bit a of a mess, but if you read the in-game news items you should understand it. Watching Kingsglaive and Brotherhood will definitely help. That said, the characterization and emotional payoff makes the story worth it in the end. This is a grand adventure that in many ways is similar to older FF games, while presenting itself in a new package. New fans should love it, while older fans should enjoy the return to form (though somewhat different).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reclaim Your Kingdom!

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    Spidey
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    Reclaim your rightful kingdom in this Final Fantasy title for this generation of consoles. This is the first Final Fantasy game from the mainline series to hit Xbox One and boy am I glad it did. The game has a very compelling story and the boss fights are nothing to scoff at. Moreover, there is additional DLC available which allows you to play as other characters featured in the game. Also, a huge plus is that you don't have to play previous Final Fantasy games to understand the story. With a massive Open World and places to explore, you can easily put in may hours into the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Flawed, but enjoyable

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    obsolete88
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    A definite example of a game that is more than the sum of its parts, understand right away that FFXV is a deeply flawed game. The story is just missing large parts, including blatant INSERT DLC HERE moments. The combat appears shallow at first, but does grow into its own eventually. The open world is rather beautiful and creative, and the scale of some monsters and set pieces will impress. More than anything, the characters will grow on you and the monster hunts end up providing a good amount of the game's sense of fun and adventure. It is far from perfect and I could debate its problems for hours, but when the final trophy popped I felt like I had enjoyed the journey more than I hadn't.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Dude-bro Journey

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    Robbie
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    When it comes to Final Fantasy games, you can expect a long journey full of twists and turns while you take part in a group of characters that by the end of the journey you come to love, and Final Fantasy XV is no exception. The game promises 50+ hours of gameplay for its story mode and over 100+ hours if you like to collect every item, uncover every secret, and complete every side-quest available. With regular updates from Square Enix and a multiplayer mode releasing later this year, a good game continues to get better, even featuring a VR Mode for those that own the PSVR. This is a game for newcomers and Final Fantasy fans alike as the game suggests in its own opening.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best game in a long time

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    chad
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    I give this game 5 stars all around. Pulls fun stuff from past FF games like music. Stays true to the FF franchise. Its open world bringing the FF world to life in a clean game play with no load times once your playing. Boss fights and normal npc hunting fits in the open world and doesn't feel out of place. Combat is not over complicated at start even my younger kids can do it. (fighting expands over time as you get skills) Lack of reading required. 99% of game is spoken except in tutorial. Packed with Side missions and has grate story. Questing is easy to find locations. could say more but ill leave it at this, i think its all around amazing and a well polished game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid RPG, lackluster story

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    Carlson275
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    I haven't played a FF game since Nintendo (nes), so wasn't sure what to expect from this until I read reviews. I can't compare this game to previous installments but as a rpg it's pretty solid. Open world, day cycle, choices on choosing skills and stat boosts, side quests, etc. However, few cutscenes and story seems incomplete, like your thrown into a middle of an exsisting story, given little detail about who, what, when, why - and little emotional tie in. Exception is your team of the boys, and one semi-love interest. The world is reasonably vast but also empty of any real things to do. The combat does shine and the dlc is fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Trying my hand at the new style...

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    emailioestevez
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    This was one of my favorite series growing up... particularly the original version of "Final Fantasy" for NES, then "Final Fantasy II, and then later on Super Nintendo versions III and IV.... I would love to see them bring these versions back in a throwback.. on xbox one and playstation.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Final_Fantasy_video_games ... As for this XV game... I'm not sure if I like the anime feel over the original more cartoonish/innocent feel, because honestly I think that was just more fun, I mean after all, I chose to sit down a play a game, not watch a movie ... but anyway this is not a bad game so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FF XV for XBOX One

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    MisterScary
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    I love the whole Final Fantasy series. This game seems more like our world than any of the previous games in the series. If you are familiar with other FF games this one plays similar to FF 12. I have played about 40 hours so far with most of the time being on side quests, the addition of driving and different enemies on the map during day and night keep you on your toes. There are a few places where you have to run too far between actions though. Another thing that is nice about this game is gaining levels happens much faster, which is good since the battles seem more challenging than previous games in this series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Final Fantasy First Timer

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    Luvapug
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    I figured for the sale price it was worth a shot to try this game out on my new xbox one. I have a PS4 and an OLED so I am used to really good graphics but I thought this game looked especially good on my tv. It was also really fun to play. I can’t say the plot necessarily makes sense, but that for some reason entertained me! It had a lot of fun little elements that made it overall entertaining, the characters were quirky, the bosses were actually challenging, I liked the side quests. I’m not even close to being done with this game, I think it is a really big game.

    I would recommend this to a friend