My clearest memory of a Final Fantasy demo travels back to Final Fantasy VIII when I snagged my sweet sweet copy of Brave Fencer Musashi. Of course, I had no idea about the obtuse story or angsty characters that would dredge from the final product based on a mere 20 minute demo. I only cared about one thing: it looked amazing! Final Fanasy VIII was unrivaled at the time for graphical output, and not even a self-proclaimed hater like myself would challenge that notion.
Squaresoft not only wanted to show off its other-worldly graphics, but also the brilliant animation of its summon monsters, capitalizing on the success it saw in Final Fantasy VII. The demo granted access to Leviathan just to tease the rest of the summons in the full release, and I can remember my friend’s exasperation the first time he saw it. We watched the summon over and over and over again, thinking that video games couldn’t get any better.
Then we played the real Final Fantasy VIII and watched the summons over and over and over again, and just wanted to simply deal damage! Do we need really this excess?!
At any rate, the point is Square Enix has a history of showing off the best of its best graphics in Final Fantasy demos, and the best way to do so is with a summon monster. Final Fantasy XV‘s demo “Episode Duscae” will provide players with the chance to use the summon Ramuh in battle. Use him however you feel is necessary, even against the demo’s Behemoth “super boss” fight.
The only hints about obtaining him come from Jump! magazine, translated by Siliconera, which state the lightning God can be called into battle “upon meeting certain conditions.” The article also hints that summoning will be handled slightly different in Final Fantasy XV.
Only four days to go! Be sure to pre-order your copy of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD or buy it right away on March 17 for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One to secure your demo code.