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User Info: TalesRevenant

TalesRevenant
5 years ago#1
Courtesy of Neogaf and Lunafreya on Gamefaqs.

-You can make branching decisions. Similar to older FFs dialogue choices; Example: Cidney asks Noctis what do they need to fix the car? Noctis can either reply with, a discount, a loan, or ask his friends. Gameinformer asked friends, Gladio responded, said they should hunt for monsters, Noct/Gladio's relationship went up, and Noct's attack increased by 50% until the end of the day.

-The game have magic synthesis to create new spells;

-There will be a growth system where you can spend ability points on weapon skills, Noctis, the party, bonuses etc. ;

-GI says there's a instrumental version of this in the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO8kTRv4l3o;

-Four quest types: for fun (fishing/chocobo race), main story, monster hunts and regional quests. Currently over 200 quests and they're working on more;

-Tabata: "We have no intention to create sequels out of this";

-Weapon types includes: swords, daggers, lances, firearms, shields, royal arms, spells, and something called "machines" which weren't revealed yet;

-The trunk of the Regalia acts as party storage;

-Each party member has their own "special talent" that improves with use. One example given is Prompto will ask the crew to take pit stops with the car where everyone gets out, goes to a spot and he takes photographs. You can then share these photo's on social media. The more you do it the better his pictures will be. These are in the game for both character development and will have real consequences for the game. Prompto is photography, Noctis is fishing, Ignis is cooking, and Gladiolus is survival instincts;

-When you call a summon they won't always do the same thing. They are entities that exist in the world itself. So depending on the situation they will do different things. Examples given Titan sometimes will run up and melee hit an enemy, sometimes he will throw boulders at the enemy and its possible he will even give up and leave the battle. They will also act differently in a dungeon than they will in the overworld. Its a huge focus for the staff for Summons to feel exciting and a major event when they show up, not just some random monster that swoops in. They want a sense of awe with them;

-One of the screenshots has Ignis with a spear;

-GI has this to say, "FFXV isn't Witcher 3 or Dragon Age Inquisition in terms of your to-do list. That isn't necessarily bad because your quest log isn't bloated by insignificant or uninteresting tasks.....inspires a feeling similar to pre-PS2 Final Fantasies where there were huge overworld maps that made the setting seem authentic and enormous - even if you didn't find a quest every step.";

-You can improve and forge weapons from materials you collect;

-Final Fantasy XV has had a release of September 30, 2016 since December 2013. Same time, Tabata took over as Director in December 2013, and Nomura went off to work on KH3/FFVll:R. Kingsglaive has existed from 2013;

User Info: TalesRevenant

TalesRevenant
5 years ago#2
Story related info:

-The game has a Chapter 0 (Prlogue) but GI wasn't allowed to see it;

-So the game starts with the car breaking down after the opening sequence. No Behemoth hunt.

-About Ardyn: shows up fairly early it looks like. The crew tries to take the ferry to Altissia and he stops them telling them service is suspended. At this point they don't know of the invasion.


-Noctis and co. find out about the invasion by reading a newspaper and then try and go back to the city but are blocked off by Niflheim forces.


-Kagari interpretation of the game's first chapter: So the first chapter after the opening sequence seems to go something like this:

SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE PLAYTHROUGH OF CHAPTER 1

Noctis and friends are on their way to Altissia -> car breaks down outside Lucis in a town called Leide -> you meet up with Cid and Cidney at Hammerhead who agree to repair the car and Cidney sends you on some quests (kill monsters) -> car is repaired, gang goes to deliver a package for Cidney -> package delivered to the black dog seen in the trailers, named Umbra -> flashback to Noctis and Luna childhood -> Noctis and co. set out to a coast town to catch a ferry to Altissia,meet up with Ardyn who says they're closed off for now -> sidequests -> party goes to hotel, reads about Lucis attack in the newspaper -> they get back in the car and head back to Lucis right away -> they fight through some Niflheim troops and eventually see what's happened on the horizon -> Cor calls and delivers the bad news -> chapter 1 ends.


-Tabata state that There will be a centralized foe. Not an assortment of villians as the "main enemy". Think of it like Sephiroth there will be a singular major villian;

-Luna might have affection for Noctis, but Noctis is too complicated to care or unwilling to reciprocate it

-In regards to FFVII remake. Looking at the FFXIII saga as a model of release (three full-fledged games). Each game will be the size of a FFXIII game is specifically stated. In other words full scale 30+ hour RPG, and they also say plot wise nothing is off the table in terms of changes. They clarify they aren't changing everything but Kitase, Nomura, and Nojima feel since they were involved with the original game that they have the liberty to add / change what they want while still making fans happy. They also state they want FFVII Remake to gave a much shorter development cycle than FFXV.

User Info: cothev

cothev
5 years ago#3
Hmm, I'm looking forward to playing this.

I want to see how it all meshes together.
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User Info: UltimaXOmega

UltimaXOmega
5 years ago#4
Weapon skills like Jump,Drain Blade?
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User Info: DarcKage

DarcKage
5 years ago#5
Magic Synthesis? Sounds pretty interesting.
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User Info: NSGraphite

NSGraphite
5 years ago#6
Just read this on Neogaf and was about to make a topic.

Some good stuff here. I think its about time to enter XV blackout to avoid spoilers. I didnt read many of the story based info. I want to go in this completely ignorant of all but the basic situation. I want the story to surprise me. What I want is more gameplay info and ho boy did this deliver!
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User Info: KH2Rulz

KH2Rulz
5 years ago#7
-GI has this to say, "FFXV isn't Witcher 3 or Dragon Age Inquisition in terms of your to-do list. That isn't necessarily bad because your quest log isn't bloated by insignificant or uninteresting tasks.....inspires a feeling similar to pre-PS2 Final Fantasies where there were huge overworld maps that made the setting seem authentic and enormous - even if you didn't find a quest every step.";

This is awesome.

Cramming a world filled with things every 2m just leads to fatigue. Let things breathe a bit.

User Info: VoidBeyond

VoidBeyond
5 years ago#8
Nice, hype!
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User Info: ReliusClover

ReliusClover
5 years ago#9
No intention of creating sequels my ass. lmao They will, trust me.

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reidyboy102998
5 years ago#10
Thank you so much TC! :)
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