The much-anticipated release of Final Fantasy XV (the latest installment in one of the greatest RPG series of all time) has consumed some player's lives. But when you dive in to something so fully, there are bound to be some things that annoy you. If you’re not familiar with the game, Prince Noctis and his traveling bodyguards must evade the evil empire until they can avenge King Regis. Oh, and there's a lot of friendship. The main party consists of Noctis, Prompto, Ignis, and Gladiolus.
Let's be clear: this is still a great game. This list is just the worst parts of Final Fantasy XV. The most disappointing things about Final Fantasy XV. The most glaring Final Fantasy XV problems.
Sorry, the thing is Final Fantasy XV sucks -- if you agree (or disagree), be sure to cast your vote in our list of all Final Fantasy games, ranked.
Ignis’s special skill is cooking. Now, this isn’t so bad. He cooks every time you camp, and different recipes give you different attribute boosts. What is so bad, is that every time you find a new consumable, Ignis exclaims, “I’ve come up with a new recipe!”
And he doesn't just shout it out in the background as you run along. Every time, the gameplay freezes and puts him in frame with a pensive look on his face until he finally makes his pronouncement. It's one of the worst uses of cutscenes in videogame history.
Each individual member of the party has a unique skill that levels up throughout the game, and Prompto’s is photography. To clarify: one of the main characters just takes pictures throughout the game. What’s more, when you’re driving along, he occasionally request to stop the car for the party to get out and take a picture. Prompto is basically your great aunt Sylvia if she was a character in Final Fantasy.
Unfortunately, it’s not just Prompto’s photography that's a pain in the ass, it’s the man himself. First of all, he never shuts up. Secondly, just look at this clown: an armband? Who does he think he is, Guy Fieri? Bullying is never acceptable, but this guy needs to be hoisted up a flagpole by his underwear. His one saving grace is that he hums the FFVII victory theme after you win battles, but the bad definitely outweighs the good.
See all the little icons in the above map? The little pickaxes, golden leaves, and treasure chests? Those are all items that you can collect. And they repopulate. So you're never, ever, ever done collecting them. So if you're a perfectionist who wants to collect everything in a given game, that's physically impossible to do. Great news though: they’re almost all garbage!
Final Fantasy VII is one of the best videogames of all time. When Square Enix announced they were remaking it, well... a lot of pants were ruined that day. About a year ago, the studio announced the FFVII remake would be coming out in November of 2016. Then December. Then January. Then sometime in 2018. Apparently, they were putting it off so it wouldn’t coincide with, and detract from, the release of FFXV. The new game was fine, but it hampered fans from getting what they really wanted.