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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    Oh, I don't think Noctis' father was ever going to be evil, just flawed maybe, in XV he isn't portrayed as perfect, people doubt him because he pulled back the wall, but he's ultimately a someone trying to do what's right for the world. I think it's more of an aesthetic thing if anything, on the...
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    Everything FFXV Datamining Related

    A lot of the CG cutscenes shown off in the very first XV trailer seemed to have been made more for Versus or an earlier version of XV, but they needed something to show so that's what we got in 2013. Regis still having his older design in the dining scene gave that away. I imagine a lot of money...
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    Final Fantasy VII REMAKE - General News Thread

    Ending it with the big death would definitely be going out with a bang as opposed to a fizzle with the group departing from Midgar. And if it's episodic they'd probably like to have a sting to make you want to play the next part. Also all the stuff with Aerith takes place at the end of the first...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    Now an argument you could make against Ardyn being from Solheim is that it does make him less connected to Noctis and the Lucis Caelum line. BUT, at least to me, there seem to be hints that Gladio's father Clarus was going to play a role in the fall of Insomnia, meaning he would've been an...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    I think the Astrals were more like "forces of nature" that protected their territory, which happened to be where Humans built their cities. That or they were tied to the magic of the crystals similar how the Crystals created the Eidolons in Orience, so they were more like "guardian...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    I do remember them being in early concept art too. I guess there was supposed to be more going on there in terms of story beyond the Noct/Luna and Ignis stuff. But Sapphirus being an Altissian Imperial makes some sense to me, or at least it would've been cool seeing as there aren't really any...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    Something nobody seems to have picked up on that could be interesting. Does anyone think it was strange that there were like barely any notable characters from Accordo/Altissia, the place plays an important role in the story and it even showed up in the 2013 XV trailer as on of the big setpieces...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    It seems like the localization has been off for most of the recent Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts games, at least LR, XV and KH3. Certain lines that changed the characters personality in English, but even moreso the plot details, the XV dub seems to favor vague and mysterious dialogue over the...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    Doesn't the soul reside inside the heart in FNC lore? So when the body and heart expire, their souls return to Etro and she can either make them a new heart from the chaos and reincarnate them, or let their souls pass on into the unseen realm to be at peace. It is somewhat similar to KH, where...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    There's also a famitsu interview from 2010 that's very similar to the one you sourced, are they drawing from the same source maybe? It's strange that so many sites reported the completion of the scenario yet there's not a mention of it in said interview. It's even on the wikipedia that it was...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    Wasn't the decision unanimous to move Versus XIII to next-gen and rebrand it as XV? I figure that's when the constant rewrites began because they had to cut down what was supposedly a trilogy or duology into one game AND rework the lore because the focus on death was unsuitable for a mainline...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    Nomura just gets dealt a lot of bad hands unfortunately. It doesn't help that Square only seems to have like 3 directors, or that's what you'd think with the way they get thrown around to different projects all the time. It's still not looking good though because once again Nomura has been...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    None of these are direct allegories but you see little fragments of ideas and concepts there in the lore, and I believe most of this stuff was probably written after Nomura left XV/Versus XIII. Anyway I won't overdo it, but I hope this was a little insightful.
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    Also recently noticed how Xehanort has the same little sneer/smirk expression Xehanort makes, he did this in one of the old Versus trailers too. But that's all I have for the KH connections, I'm sure you could make plenty given that Nomura likes to recycle certain ideas and designs a lot if he...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    Funny parallels but you get the picture. This scene in KH3 in particular reminded me of XV's early game trolling that Ardyn did. Could be nothing but still, as a fan of both I can't help but notice things sometimes.
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    It feels like a lot of loose ideas from Versus found their way into the XIII sequels, Caius and Yeul's roles feel like Ardyn split into several characters, the only thing both are lacking is his trollish personality. There's time travel and dream worlds, Etro suddenly became a bigger deal after...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    So Noctis and Luna still barely interact in the novel? Damn, I'd hope they'd rectify that and let them spend some downtime with each other, Luna gets to be casual with Sol but not Noctis? I guess had the DLC actually been made they would've had dialogue with each other as party members, shame. I...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    I just want a super sized making of/artbook, but given the troubled development cycle Versus/XV had I doubt we'd get anything too in-depth. I'm sure there's a ton of concept art and designs for stuff they didn't use in the game though, I'd love to see that just like with what they did for DotF...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    I think main characters beings subtle pawns of the divine isn't necessarily as bad but I agree the "punch god in the face" philosophy has been overused in FF and JRPGs in general at this point. XV's canon ending is about sacrifice, Versus would've probably been about sacrifice if it was a...
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    Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

    Hot take: Ravus deserved his own DLC story more than Aranea and he was more important a character to the story overall being Luna's brother and Noctis' foil/rival. Aranea could've teamed up with Ravus for the DLC but I find it weird the novel, especially Aranea's chapter, doesn't mention him at...