rionaleonhart: final fantasy versus xiii: a young woman at night, her back to you, the moon high above. (nor women neither)
Riona ([personal profile] rionaleonhart) wrote2016-12-01 09:57 am

Noctis, Ignis, Gladiolus, Prompto and Dave.

First impressions of Final Fantasy XV! I've played for six hours but have barely made any progress on account of being constantly distracted by all the optional things to do (I've only just completed the first chapter), so there are no plot details in here; you can read this without being spoiled.



- There's an optional tutorial at the beginning of the game. You're guided through this tutorial by a green fennec fox that communicates with you through text messages. When you get the hang of a move, it will send you celebratory emoji.

- An extraordinary amount of love and care has gone into perfecting the movement of Gladiolus's leather-clad buttocks. (The game, in fact, gives you the option of removing the jackets of any or all of your party members in order to give you a better view of their arses. It doesn't explicitly say that that's why the 'no jacket' versions of their outfits exist, but we all know the truth.)

- This game is so cute. Your guys will team up for attacks and it's cute. Your guys will stagger around wounded and you'll be able to rescue them and it's cute. When you make camp for the night, you can scroll through all the photographs Prompto took of everyone that day and the others will comment on them.

- Speaking of how cute this game is: if you stay in a hotel or caravan overnight, your party members will be off doing their own thing in the morning, and Noctis will greet them with 'Good morning' when he sees them. Just like you would with your real friends! It's a tiny, tiny thing, but I really like it.

- Noctis gets endearingly grumpy if anyone criticises his fighting technique. I fluffed a battle at one point. 'Wow, that was embarrassing,' Prompto said. 'I KNOW,' Noctis snapped back.

- There's an entire sidequest where you catch fish and get it professionally cooked because Noctis decided a cat looked hungry. This game is amazing.

- I hired a caravan so the boys would have a place to stay for the night.

Noctis: Ugh, I'm all sticky and gross.
Prompto: Woohoo! Bath time!

Am I supposed to not think they bathed together?



Finally: there's an NPC called Dave! That's not very Final Fantasy!
jecca_mehlota: (Thumbs up!)

[personal profile] jecca_mehlota 2016-12-02 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
YES GOOD YOU DID THE CAT QUEST
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[personal profile] jecca_mehlota 2016-12-02 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Alas no, the PS4 is supposed to arrive today, but I've already been informed I'm not to buy any games for it (thank goodness it's coming with Uncharted). But several people in my FC have told me about The Most Important Quest In The Game, and I am very glad for its existence.

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 12:18 pm (UTC)(link)
- Noctis gets endearingly grumpy if anyone criticises his fighting technique. I fluffed a battle at one point. 'Wow, that was embarrassing,' Prompto said. 'I KNOW,' Noctis snapped back.

Hee, this reminds me of The World Ends With You. "You should do better, Neku." SHUT UP, JOSHUA, LIKE YOU DID ANY BETTER.

Noctis sounds more like a Zidane than a Squall/Cloud, does that sound fair based on, y'know, the small proportion of game you've played? It's not that I don't like Squall and Cloud, but we've had lots of Square Enix Broody Protagonist games lately so it was time for the good old Square Enix More Cheerful Protagonist. (Do Square Enix ever deviate from those formulae with main characters?)
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[personal profile] thebaconfat 2016-12-03 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh nooooo this sounds very much like my cup of tea!
thenicochan: {...} from Hanna is Not a Boy's Name (Regis FFXV Looking awesome)

[personal profile] thenicochan 2016-12-09 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I love the guys and all the little touches the game's done around their relationships (like the aforementioned morning greetings).

I won't lie. I'm pretty much open to a four-way polyship between them.