If you hadn't noticed, there are no female characters in the core adventuring party in Final Fantasy XV .
While we're all sure certain people will leap atop a soapbox and call it sexist, Square Enix has an explanation. During a recent GameSpot interview , FFXV director Hajime Tabata says such a setup is simply more "accessible:"
"Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable for players. Even the presence of one female in the group will change their behaviour, so that they'll act differently. So to give the most natural feeling, to make them feel sincere and honest, having them all the same gender made sense in that way."
Tabata thinks the journey sort of embraces the "boys will be boys" attitude and it's "the story we wanted to tell." That's not good news, as far as I'm concerned, because "boys will be boys" usually relates to something inane and stupid…like a bombastic action sequence. But whatever.
As for the game's completion percentage, Tabata said the project is approximately 80 percent complete. Back in February, he said it was only 60 percent finished, but that estimate related to the demo (which recently released with Final Fantasy Type-0 ). Said Tabata:
"To clarify on that 60 percent figure, it's the playable demo that represents the 60 percent, which is what was referring to in February. The main challenge right now is taking all the lessons we learned from making the demo and turning them into something positive to bring to the full game."
I still don't see how it can be done by the end of the year but you never know. If you played the FFXV demo, are you excited? Or did it just confirm your belief that the series is indeed dead?
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XV