The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared With The Game

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

We're talking looks here. Square Enix just began streaming a Final Fantasy XV anime, so let's see how the anime stacks up to previously released game footage. If you haven't seen the first episode yet, you can watch it here. A-1 Pictures is handling the animation, and while it obviously doesn't look exactly the same (which, honestly, isn't necessary because these are different mediums!), there are some interesting and expected similarities, whether that's camera angles or character roles. This helps keep the anime in tune with the forthcoming game, just as one would hope.

Please note that the "game footage" is trailer footage. Some of it is earlier than others and while the final game footage and cutscenes might be slightly different, the stills I've taken give a somewhat fluid indication of how the anime and the game version compare.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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We've seen several variations on this tableau during the one million years that Square Enix has been developing what is now called FFXV.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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So it's not surprising to see it re-appear, albeit slightly tweaked, in the anime. Noctis is one sleepy prince.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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We've seen loads of footage of the car from behind, but this angle looks nice.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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A somewhat flatter and less dramatic framing in the anime.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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In one trailer, we get a camera pan that moves around the front windshield as the barrels down the road.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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Getting a better shot of Noctis in the backseat.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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That might have been a tricky or expensive shot for the anime.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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The camping scenes match up pretty well.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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The differences are interesting, though.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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I don't think I saw the Coleman logo in the anime, for example.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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But, it's good to see anime Ignis Stupeo Scientia serves up grub like video game Ignis Stupeo Scientia does.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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The food in Final Fantasy XV the game looks so delicious.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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It also looks yummy in the anime. I hope the game has burgers!

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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There are also sorts of little touches that, naturally, match up.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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Like how Noctis sits in the backseat.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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Appearance-wise, I think the biggest difference, however, might be the road.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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Is there a double yellow line in the game, too? I forget. But, perhaps, the most interesting comparison is how combat compares.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

[GIF via Square Enix]

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

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Here, we have Noctis summoning his blade, which is done more dramatically for the anime. In the game, where speed is key, it happens much quicker.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

[GIF via Square Enix]

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

[GIF via Square Enix]

It's the same deal with warping. Obviously, the difference is functional: In anime, it's for dramatic effect, while in the game it's for exciting gameplay.

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

[GIF via Square Enix]

The Final Fantasy XV Anime Compared with the Game

[GIF via Square Enix]

The rush attack looks sweet in both, don't you think?


Comments

    Ignis is driving from the other side of the car!
    :-o
    Have they done a Twilight Princess & flipped left-to-right...?

    Man, this game has gone all out in the last couple days. An anime AND full cgi movie? Awesome.

    I wonder why they chose to have the car inverted in the anime...?

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