If you haven't already seen it, Playstation made a post for the "March Event" for Final Fantasy XV and they released all kinds of goodies (I highly suggest going there and checking it out). Including a release date. As of September 30th, we'll be able to get our hands on a game that has been in the works for quite a long time.
They also announced an anime, a cg movie, and a demo that was released today on the Playstation store. Along with all that they showed what versions you can nab if you're willing to make the investment. The collector in me was definitely eyeballing those.
Besides all that information, I discovered something else that I wasn't expecting. Interest. I haven't really been interested in a Final Fantasy game since, I would say, FFX. And I'm not entirely sure what happened. I tried playing other Final Fantasy games and I just couldn't get into them. And I know I'm not the only one.
I got into Final Fantasy when FFVIII came out. Shortly after I went back and played FFVII. Later on I played both IX and X. I even remember playing the very first Final Fantasy when I was a kid. So I'm no stranger to the series by any means. I've noticed a lot of other people had similar experiences though. A falling out of sorts with the series.
That's why I find it a bit strange that I'm actually interested in XV. I'm not entirely sure why but it seems like it has a lot going for it. The summons look amazingly epic. The graphics look great. And the characters even seem appealing.
Chances are I'm just buying into the hype of it all. I could be all wrong. This game may turn out terribly. But what if it does bring Final Fantasy back into the limelight? It'd be nice to see a classic series return to the forefront of gaming without being another FFVII rendition.
What do you think? Can FFXV make Final Fantasy good again? I think I'll go play the demo and get a taste of it and see what happens.