You know how there are those parts of games that are, in a lot of ways, more fun than the main event itself? That was Chocobo racing for me in Final Fantasy 7. Yes, I know Chocobo Racing was an actual game released for the PS1, but there was something hilarious about it being a distraction, an unexpected prize for your progress.
Unsurprisingly, the prehistoric birds are back to race in Final Fantasy XV. And guess what? It looks great.
The footage was shown off earlier this week during a Final Fantasy XV livestream, which Dualshockers captured and reuploaded.
The racing mechanics are largely controlled by the player, although what was shown is more of an obstacle course with hoops and barriers.
This is only early footage, so we haven't seen whether there will be full obstacle races against other riders. And even the basic quest looks pretty good as is — none of that zig-zag shuffling nonsense you had to do in FFX.