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Bazztek

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May 26, 2014
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If it's a text archive-like thing, then I'm seriously amused. Remember everyone complaining about XIII's Datalog being almost compulsory reading? Why does that sound familiar, only without the "almost"?
I remember people saying they hated the Datalog in XIII because it was required reading because it has crucial info for the story you will not know about unless you read it, while they would have liked something like that in XV just to have bios for the characters and recaps on the events that have transpired so far. I mean KH does that too, but the way XIII series handeled it is the way to not do one.

Like is the War of Transgression even mentioned once in the story for FF13 despite being a major event from the past? Etro isn't even mentioned once in the game either and even in XIII-2 and LR only gets fleshed out in the Datalogs instead of the game itself properly, same as whole fleshed out backstory for Caius, Yeul, Lindzei etc, that never happen during the games dialog or cutscenes.

The way the Beastiary works in XV as it is now is more like a Pokedex, and the character Bios in Comrades is basically just a brief description of the character and who they are, rather than page and pages or compulsory backstory that you can only find there. Even the Cosmogony passages in XV are found within the world in the books that you can find in different places, so them adding a menu section that collects all those to read the ones you found is basically the same thing as reading Xehanorts notes or like reading the documents you find in Ep Prompto/Ep Ignis.
 

SonOfEtro

Keyblade Master
May 2, 2016
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I remember people saying they hated the Datalog in XIII because it was required reading because it has crucial info for the story you will not know about unless you read it, while they would have liked something like that in XV just to have bios for the characters and recaps on the events that have transpired so far. I mean KH does that too, but the way XIII series handeled it is the way to not do one.

Like is the War of Transgression even mentioned once in the story for FF13 despite being a major event from the past? Etro isn't even mentioned once in the game either and even in XIII-2 and LR only gets fleshed out in the Datalogs instead of the game itself properly, same as whole fleshed out backstory for Caius, Yeul, Lindzei etc, that never happen during the games dialog or cutscenes.

The way the Beastiary works in XV as it is now is more like a Pokedex, and the character Bios in Comrades is basically just a brief description of the character and who they are, rather than page and pages or compulsory backstory that you can only find there. Even the Cosmogony passages in XV are found within the world in the books that you can find in different places, so them adding a menu section that collects all those to read the ones you found is basically the same thing as reading Xehanorts notes or like reading the documents you find in Ep Prompto/Ep Ignis.
Point taken. I'd forgotten it had lots of crucial info. I tended to understand XIII from just the cutscenes alone. The Datalogs provided a little extra flavour. XIII-2 was another matter.
 

FFChocobo18

SeeD A-Class
Jan 9, 2017
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New animation design and screenshots I’ve never seen before!

I take it that’s the place that’s being developed in Niflheim but some curious individual glitched their way into finding it?

That last photo... Altissia?

Wow... how did they get that shot?
Someone said that the town and the train-skip feature were there since 1.16, but it's still really cool to see.
 

Storm

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Oct 26, 2013
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New animation design and screenshots I’ve never seen before!

I take it that’s the place that’s being developed in Niflheim but some curious individual glitched their way into finding it?

That last photo... Altissia?

Wow... how did they get that shot?
thats all using out of bounds glitches, there's a lot of interesting stuff out there.
 

Nova

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Jul 14, 2015
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Wouldn't be shocked to see them port the PC version to the PS5 in whatever default settings chosen, sorta like Skyrim Special Edition. I know i'd go for it.
 
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Storm

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It's okay. The story confused a lot of players...myself included to some extent.
i read all datalogs, novels, ultimania, theories... and i still don't understand how many things happened, yet the craziness and mistery is one of the reasons i find that game so alluring; the lore seems like a puzzle, and it doesnt matter how much you reflect about it, you never come up with a 100% answer... it was a lot of fun to try to figure it out.

Wouldn't be shocked to see them port the PC version to the PS5 in whatever default settings chosen, sorta like Skyrim Special Edition. I know i'd go for it.
PC will have mods tho, imagine all the possibilities.

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https://twitter.com/sanbo72404598/media


















































the world is more beautiful than it seems, holy fuck
 
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Ikkin

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Oct 30, 2016
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The PC version looks absolutely incredible.

Such detail and colourisation.

I think it’s safe to say we’re all getting it? Lol.
I don't have a PC that can play it at greater-than-PS4 levels, but it's definitely something I want for the sake of the future. XD;

FFXV Windows Edition really is 2018's Crysis.
 

Paperchampion23

Warrior of Light
Oct 1, 2016
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Someone said that the town and the train-skip feature were there since 1.16, but it's still really cool to see.

It has been confirmed by players who usually explore oob on Reddit that those areas have been updated with new assets this patch (an updated shoreline, more foliage/buildings there than before), and it is also much easier to encounter these assets in chapter 10. Regardless, it seems like they are gearing up towards something in the future.

Edit: lmao
 
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SonOfEtro

Keyblade Master
May 2, 2016
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I don't have a PC that can play it at greater-than-PS4 levels, but it's definitely something I want for the sake of the future. XD;

FFXV Windows Edition really is 2018's Crysis.
I guess I shouldn't have been shocked by the minimum required amount of RAM to work. A tiny bit above my current level. And even then, downloading with my connection would take getting on for two weeks. Not joking. For reference, downloading Deus Ex HR DC took...three days, and it's only around sixteen gig. XV's 100! Oh well, since I don't mind spoilers one bit, I can get the story another way, since that's what's most important for me in games; the story.
 

Ikkin

SeeD A-Class
Oct 30, 2016
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I guess I shouldn't have been shocked by the minimum required amount of RAM to work. A tiny bit above my current level. And even then, downloading with my connection would take getting on for two weeks. Not joking. For reference, downloading Deus Ex HR DC took...three days, and it's only around sixteen gig. XV's 100! Oh well, since I don't mind spoilers one bit, I can get the story another way, since that's what's most important for me in games; the story.
Why would you need the PC version for anything story-related? If you have the original game and the Season Pass, the Royal Pack will upgrade you to the same content as the PC version has, and if you don't, you can get the Royal Edition on console.

The real advantage of PC is mods... which I will care about far more if the game's development ends without the integration of the Season Pass material than I do now. If there ends up being a PS5 version that allows the game's content to be played chronologically, I wouldn't have any real use for a PC version. XD;
 

Paperchampion23

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Oct 1, 2016
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Why would you need the PC version for anything story-related? If you have the original game and the Season Pass, the Royal Pack will upgrade you to the same content as the PC version has, and if you don't, you can get the Royal Edition on console.

The real advantage of PC is mods... which I will care about far more if the game's development ends without the integration of the Season Pass material than I do now. If there ends up being a PS5 version that allows the game's content to be played chronologically, I wouldn't have any real use for a PC version. XD;

I'm a base PS4 player and I do hope they can at least give you prompts at points in the story to play the DLC at certain points and take breaks from the mains story. The royal pack seems to at least be updating the actual game, and hopefully episode Ardyn will follow suit and be placed at a specific part in the story for us to play and feel like its integrated in the storyline.

I'd love to play the PC version but will my college loans, forking over a grand at least on building a PC will be stupid of meXD
 

Storm

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It has been confirmed by players who usually explore oob on Reddit that those areas have been updated with new assets this patch (an updated shoreline, more foliage/buildings there than before), and it is also much easier to encounter these assets in chapter 10. Regardless, it seems like they are gearing up towards something in the future.

Edit: lmao
now they can release it for Switch.
 
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Jubileus

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Oct 7, 2016
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i read all datalogs, novels, ultimania, theories... and i still don't understand how many things happened, yet the craziness and mistery is one of the reasons i find that game so alluring; the lore seems like a puzzle, and it doesnt matter how much you reflect about it, you never come up with a 100% answer... it was a lot of fun to try to figure it out.


PC will have mods tho, imagine all the possibilities.

edit:

https://twitter.com/sanbo72404598/media


















































the world is more beautiful than it seems, holy fuck
Holy shit man those photos!

I said it before but the photo function in this game is pure genius. Incredible scenery and shots.

I like how we’re seeing all of these “new” places in pictures.

I really feel like we’re in for some massive and huge changes to the game.

Please be excited :D
 
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Jubileus

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Oct 7, 2016
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Sooo I was using the Regalia and randomly pressed triangule and circle to see if they do anything and to my surprise the former triggers the Regalia's horn. I was mindblown O.O

EDIT: Official Clarification on Royal Pack & physical version content.
I’m going to get the Royal Edition.

Technically, since I already have everything else, I only need the Pack but... well, I buy everything and I really want that cover on my shelf on display.