I've had friends message me in all-caps the day they picked this game up. It's sold millions and millions of copies already, apparently. Even just looking at the trending page on the PS4 shows that this game has absolutely taken off.
So it's time. Tell me what you think about Final Fantasy 15.
I'm only a couple of hours in so far, but I've already hit upon what I consider a good sign for Open World Video Games: I'm enjoying running around looking for random shit. The measure of a good open world is how much time you want to spend in it, and I've already enjoyed the little things like playing whatever that random pinball game was, hunting for plants and bits of elemental power just because, fighting enemies way beyond my level.
It's been good fun.
The camera seems a touch annoying - it would be handy if it was a few inches further back. But I don't mind the combat system so far, although I'm expecting it to branch out to be wholly dependent on vulnerabilities, creating timing windows and flanking manoeuvres. That makes the over-simplicity of the combat (holding down circle, occasionally square, and the odd QTE) acceptable.
It certainly flows well. It's probably why I don't mind scouring the world more than I have before, if only because the real-time combat and the actual manner of combat is more fun than anything I've played in a Final Fantasy game previously. It's certainly less arduous.
The in-game world seems nice too, although the High resolution setting on the PS4 Pro is surprisingly unpleasant thanks to the regular interruption of jitter. I'm hoping a patch gets issued soon, since not using the High mode nullifies any advantage you might have playing the game on PS4 Pro over the base PS4 hardware. (You do get more detail and better effects, but the jitter is too aggravating not to sour the whole party.)
I'm looking forward to the future patch that adds 1080p/60fps as an option. And I'm looking forward to seeing where N-Sync's adventures take them next.
Have you been playing Final Fantasy 15? What do you think so far?