I am really excited for Final Fantasy XV, but Square Enix’s incoming hit is home to some of the most ridiculous screenshots that the series has ever seen. When compared to the glorious Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy XV comes off a bit more like Japanese glam rock.
It’s definitely a game that works better as a trailer, and it should only ever be appreciated in motion.
I mean, the silliest details just jump from the screen in the split second that is captured. In the first four screenshots of the gallery above we have supporting cast member Prompto hanging out at a gas station and in desperate need of a new T-shirt, some marvelous looking sunny side up eggs on toast, the most pretentious glove in entertainment history since Michael Jackson, and Final Fantasy XV‘s own generic Hollywood “slow-mo camera walk.”
Jokes aside, it’s a visually marvelous game, and my favorite shot of the bunch is the behemoth giving our heroes an unexpected morning welcome. It’s just that Final Fantasy XV’s choice of modern aesthetics with fantasy monsters, not to mention the ugly black clothing, just all combine into a weird, jumbled mess that can be seriously taken out of context if given the chance.
Final Fantasy XV will be released for the PlayStaion 4 and Xbox One. No release date has been set yet.