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  • Summary: Set in modern times but with a touch of medieval influences, Final Fantasy XV focuses on Noctis Lucis Caelum, the prince of a dynasty which rules a city state that has the last remaining crystal. After the crystal is stolen by an invading nation, Niflheim, a global conflict ensues with allSet in modern times but with a touch of medieval influences, Final Fantasy XV focuses on Noctis Lucis Caelum, the prince of a dynasty which rules a city state that has the last remaining crystal. After the crystal is stolen by an invading nation, Niflheim, a global conflict ensues with all other nations wishing to gain it for themselves. Alongside the main protagonist, Noctis is joined by a military tactician Ignis Scienta, who can deftly handle a katana in battle, a melee fighter named Gladiolus Amicitia, gun-wielding Prompto Argentum, and head of the Royal Family Guards Cor Leonis. There's one other character that appears to get close with Noctis, even if her connection with him is still unknown. Her name is Stella Nox Fleuret, she seems to be strong and fight well with her rapier. Against this backdrop of a world at war, Noctis Lucis Caelum and his closest friends embark on an epic journey to try and get the crystal back. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Mar 12, 2018
    100
    The definitive edition of Final Fantasy XV.
  2. Mar 10, 2018
    90
    Considering the sometimes bipolar nature of Square Enix's PC ports, I'm impressed with how well Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition turned out. If you have a mid-to-high end PC, this is the way to experience this game, either if you're playing it for the first time or if you want to go through it a second time.
  3. Apr 3, 2018
    90
    Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition is one of the best ports of a videogame to date. If you have yet to experience this landmark title then do so now.
  4. Mar 9, 2018
    85
    Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition is a really good port, not only in terms of optimization and adding a bunch of options. It also takes advantage of the unique technologies of the platform in order to create the most complete edition of the game so far.
  5. Mar 10, 2018
    84
    With a potent PC the visuals are nothing short of stunning. And with all the content bundled plus all the enhancements that have been introduced to the console versions since the release, this so far is the definitive version of this thoroughly entertaining roleplaying experience.
  6. Mar 26, 2018
    80
    Regardless of just how many improvements and additions Final Fantasy XV will undergo in the next year or so, the game is far from perfect and hardly the entry that unifies the fanbase, be they long devoted fans or burnt out from the past entries. What the game is, however, is a flawed but still fun masterpiece that looks and plays like no other Action/RPG hybrid out there and is still worth a cursory glance, if not a full commitment.
  7. 60
    Final Fantasy XV’s beautiful graphics and exciting fights unfortunately come with a confusing story, irritating characters, long and unnecessary cutscenes, and optimization issues.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 49
  2. Negative: 12 out of 49
  1. Jul 17, 2018
    10
    this is by far the best FF game i have ever played. the story has drawn me in, the graphics are amazing!! there are so many things you can dothis is by far the best FF game i have ever played. the story has drawn me in, the graphics are amazing!! there are so many things you can do in the world and it feels alive with NPCs displaying animations in stunning quality. Only draw back for me is that I don't have a powerful enough GPU to run the game in Ultra settings. this game is a must for everyone who likes RPG games. Expand
  2. Mar 28, 2018
    10
    Original and ambitious game. Real-time interaction between the characters is the beating heart of the game, which can happen at anytime evenOriginal and ambitious game. Real-time interaction between the characters is the beating heart of the game, which can happen at anytime even during the madness of combat. The combat itself is fun and engaging with impressive animations. There is a lot of depth to the combat that can be reached by the big verity of weapons, the aerial acrobatic move sets, and the interaction with the environment around you. The game is also rich with side content and activities. The experience as a whole is emotional and immersive. Collapse Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2018
    10
    Definitely the magnum opus of the FFXV Universe. Compared to the console counterparts, especially XBOX ONE, this game looks lush and fluid andDefinitely the magnum opus of the FFXV Universe. Compared to the console counterparts, especially XBOX ONE, this game looks lush and fluid and actually loads fast. It's understandable that people have the issues they have with the game, but the developers have been honest and upfront with improvements and I admire that. Maybe, FFXV isn't perfect, but if you are going to play this game this is the version to go with! Expand
  4. Apr 9, 2018
    8
    I want to love this game. I've played it through twice now. I love the combat, even if it''s simplistic and honestly feels like crap with itsI want to love this game. I've played it through twice now. I love the combat, even if it''s simplistic and honestly feels like crap with its awful camera. I want to care more about its characters, but a lot of stuff isn't put together well. Their character depth is explored in expansions that should be played in certain points in the game but are relegated to the DLC section, making it a jarring and confused experience. There's an Anime, some text scripts and a Movie, but none are bundled with the game. It's a great port, with solid compatibility and scaling. The story is broken and convoluted, but holds emotional weight. The voice acting is like a sine wave, going between serviceable to annoying and repetitive, sometimes even out of touch and inhuman, to fantastic dialogue that really show the depth of each character. The endgame is great, but there's almost no guidance to any of it. The music is amazing, but the car radio is terrible and doesn't feel like part of the world. Every good thing seems flawed with something else that had to be broken in some other way.

    Now, this is the PC version I'm reviewing, and I'm sorry to the season pass holders on console who didn't get the royal edition for free. I think they should've. I'm also writing this after PAX. I now know there are 4 more expansions and comrades will be a standalone release soon. I also know about the modding tools and level editor coming this year. until then, my review is not final, and i will update it accordingly when all the content is done and dusted.
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  5. Apr 3, 2018
    7
    Ich weiß nicht ob ich zufrieden sein soll oder nicht . ich hab mich jahrelang auf das Spiel gefreut ... und ja es ist toll aber es ist ebenIch weiß nicht ob ich zufrieden sein soll oder nicht . ich hab mich jahrelang auf das Spiel gefreut ... und ja es ist toll aber es ist eben nicht der Meilenstein der FF7 oder 8 damals war.

    In Summe überwiegt die Enttäuschung weil das Game so lange in der Entwicklung war ... gott sei dank hab ich die Windows Edition gespielt die enthielt schon alle Verbesserung .. die Basis Version von FF 15 wäre wirklich noch wesentlich schlechter zu bewerten.

    Die Story ist gut .. aber kein FF 7 ... und für meinen Geschmack ist sie auch viel zu kurz.... dafür haben sie 99999999999999999 Nebenquests eingefügt.. wie wäre es gewesen nur halb soviele Nebenquests einzufügen aber dafür ne längere Mainquest .. die haben sogar nen 90 min CGI Film gedreht und man hätte sicher noch viel mehr machen können in der mainquest ... sowas kann ich nicht verstehen.

    Kampfsystem ist anfangs komisch .. fängt aber nach ner Zeit an zu gefallen. Magie fand ich immer komisch mit dem " Aufsagen " aus den Steinen. Aber ein gelungenerer Teil.

    Mit der Welt bin ich auch nicht so arm geworden .. in den alten FF Serien war man es gewohnt nur einen kleinen Teil der Welt erkunden zu können und nach und nach wurde man immer wieder weitergelassen .. hier kann man fast von Anfang an die komplette Welt erkunden ...

    Es gibt viele interessanten Charaktere .. die Charaktergruppe hat für mich aber zuviel von einer Boyband ... ich mag sie alle aber zu final fantasy passst so was nicht .. keine tiefen Geheimnisse eines Charakters das herausgefunden werden will .. etc

    wenn ihr es noch nicht gespielt habt dann wartet bis alle dlc rauskommen. 2018 sollen noch 4 kommen und wenn dann wirklich die complete edition gibt dann schlagt zu
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  6. Apr 25, 2018
    5
    Final Fantasy is officially DEAD. Decent combat, many glitches, story is absolutely TERRIBLE and poorly told (game could have started atFinal Fantasy is officially DEAD. Decent combat, many glitches, story is absolutely TERRIBLE and poorly told (game could have started at Chapter 9), characters are boring and uninteresting, and side quests are HORRIBLE. Seriously, 3 years and it seems no developer has learned from Witcher 3. WE DON'T WANT YOUR BORING FETCH SIDE QUESTS. FEED A CAT AND GAIN A LEVEL. UGH!

    Final Fantasy XIII started taking the series down, Final Fantasy XIII-2 made it deep into **** and Final Fantasy XV throws an anvil over the ****
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  7. Jun 3, 2018
    0
    Empty world, Empty story. Day 1 DLC from original release adding cut out portions of story. Hold down X to win the game. It even has an itemEmpty world, Empty story. Day 1 DLC from original release adding cut out portions of story. Hold down X to win the game. It even has an item that auto dodges. Rushed piece of hot garbage. Expand

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