While I'm not far into Final Fantasy, I have to say I love the game. It is by no means the best game in the series (everyone has their favorite), but it's a solid edition. It's flaws don't over shadow all of the good in the game, and I'm having a wonderful time with it.
FFXV's story is not the strongest, but the game is about brotherhood and friendship, which are both conveyed in the first hour of the game. What I've played of the combat has been extremely fun. If you want a fast paced fight then throw down in normal combat, but if you want to think and strategize, then turn on Wait Mode.
I've loved what I have played so far, but it's not enough for a review, however Square Enix released some troubling news about the game today. Hajime Tabata the director of FFXV wrote on Square Enix's blog that the game will be receiving a series of updates in the future that will fix bugs, improve the game's slow-paced thirteenth chapter, and add cutscenes to clear up some plotholes.
While I'm a fan of the game, Square Enix and fixing bugs in games, I think this is disgraceful. This is a clear sign that the game was not ready for release. I know they could not justify delaying the game again, because of FFXV's long gestation period. However, this is ridiculous. It should not be necessary to patch in cutscenes, that's a sign the game wasn't complete
I think we have finally reached the breaking point of preordering games or buying them on day one. What is the point if the game isn't complete? Did millions of people pay to be beta testers for this game. I've not been a fan of preordering for a while, but Square Enix finally soured me on the process completely. It's time that I voted with my wallet.
I am still going to play the game, but I plan on k eeping a close eye on this, as you should too. This type of patching does not need to become an industry standard. Let us know what you think in the comments below, on the Nerd901 Facebook page, or on Twitter @Nerd_901.