How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Last December, Kotaku reported on Final Fantasy XV's combat. At the time, details were somewhat abstract. Today, we have a detailed list of how exactly the controls function.

Square Enix showed off the basic controls in tonights FFXV walkthrough, and the images below are from the demo (via Japanese site Hachima Kikou). Perhaps seeing how the controls work will give you a better idea of what it's like to play the game.

Camera Controls

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Xbox One: Right stick

PS4: Right stick.

Walk

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Xbox One: Left stick

PS4: Left stick

Run

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Xbox One: Left Stick

PS4: Left Stick

Jump

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Xbox One: B Button

PS4: X Button

Dash (Free Run)

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Xbox One: Left Stick Button

PS4: L3 Button

Note that while in Dash, you can automatically jump over things in front of you. Like so:

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Attack During a Battle Scene

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Xbox One: X Button

PS4: Square Button

Combo Attack During a Battle Scene

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Xbox One: Hold Down X, Or Press It Repeatedly

PS4: Hold Down Square, Or Press It Repeatedly

Shift (Warp) During a Battle Scene

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Xbox One: B Button

PS4: Circle Button

Note that using Shift/Warp uses MP. Also, realise that MP is slightly different in Final Fantasy XV.

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Shift Break During a Battle Scene

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Xbox One: B Button

PS4: Circle Button

The key here is to lock on an enemy and, essentially, launch a warp-like attack. Likewise, this uses MP.

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Guard/Parry During a Battle Battle Scene

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Xbox One: LB Button

PS4: L1 Button

This also uses MP.

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Using an Ability During a Battle Scene

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

Xbox One: Y Button

PS4: Triangle Button

Your weapons have abilities, which can be selected by toggling right or left on the Dpad.

How Final Fantasy XV's Combat Works

This is a very basic look at Final Fantasy XV's combat and controls. We'll learn more once we get our hands on the game's demo.


Comments

    mmmmm I should go back and finish FF12 before this come out

    Kotaku branching out into writing game manuals now?

    I must say I was expecting a discussion on how it compares to previous battle systems, not just "X button does this, A button does that".

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