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Pumpkin
03-09-2016, 07:56 PM
http://i.imgur.com/j65uBtU.png


Here's hoping Final Fantasy XV will make you cry. Not with disappointment and anger at money wasted, but rather at the sadness and beauty of the storytelling. At least, that's what Square Enix wants to happen when you play the latest numbered entry to the FF series later this year.

Director Hajime Tabata says "I want to create a very emotional ending to the game and want to make as many people cry as possible. You're spending so many hours playing the game, so when I finish a game and it ends on a sour note and it doesn't move me, it gets me disappointed. At least make me cry or give me some emotion! I want to give a moving ending for the consumers who invest so much time."

It is their hope to create a similar impact to what they did way back with Final Fantasy VII, something that is a strong motivator for the team. Release date is expected to be announced later this month. Are you ready to shed some tears?

Read more and watch a video about the interview here: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-15-director-hopes-ending-makes-you-c/1100-6435473/

Freya
03-09-2016, 08:13 PM
That's pretty bold claim. VII took the gaming world by storm. To try to compare itself to it, well that's going to be a big task.

I like that they are saying it'll be emotional though, it means they really put a lot of effort into making it more than just a cookie cutter story. They're going in hard on their story telling.

Fox
03-09-2016, 08:14 PM
Well, the odds of Lunafreya surviving the game just plummeted.

Aulayna
03-09-2016, 08:18 PM
Inb4 Prompto dies and everyone cries tears of joy.

Aulayna
03-09-2016, 08:19 PM
Inb4 Stella appears at the end of the game and everyone cries tears of rage over Tabata tricking them.

Depression Moon
03-10-2016, 12:26 AM
Dang I was about to write this before I went to work. I figured someone would beat me to it.

DMKA
03-10-2016, 12:46 AM
Well, the odds of Lunafreya surviving the game just plummeted.

The scenario writer for FFXV is the same guy who did FFX.

I'd say Luna has better odds than Noctis.

Vermachtnis
03-10-2016, 01:17 AM
I just hope they remember to turn off the happy pop music.

Sephiroth
03-10-2016, 04:56 AM
Pretty sure that means the end is going to say "To be continued in Final Fantasy XIII-4" and he means those will cry who hated XIII as well as those who love the trilogy will cry tears of joy.

Wolf Kanno
03-10-2016, 05:34 AM
Well, the odds of Lunafreya surviving the game just plummeted.

The scenario writer for FFXV is the same guy who did FFX.

I'd say Luna has better odds than Noctis.

It's probably going to be fans crying tears of being duped again by one of Nojima's asinine plots. :roll2

maybee
03-10-2016, 07:13 AM
I just hope they remember to turn off the happy pop music.

Cue Aerith's death in the remake being interrupted by jpop music as Aerith gives lifted up into the sky and waves to a smiling Zack Fair as feathers fall to the ground as Cloud looks up in amazement.

Tyson
03-10-2016, 10:28 AM
Sounds like a silly thing to be excited about but I'm glad they're going for emotional depth with the characters in this game.

I haven't cared about any of the FF characters since FFX, which came out 15 years ago! (although I guess I'd include Zach in Crisis Core maybe)

Fynn
03-10-2016, 10:39 AM
The scenario writer for FFXV is the same guy who did FFX.

Oh


...

OH

OH NO

Loony BoB
03-10-2016, 01:15 PM
Is it bad that I don't really care when they die right at the end? Like, I'm more inclined to be devastated by a death if it's mid-game. Because then you have to keep fighting.

Karifean
03-10-2016, 03:56 PM
I just hope getting the players crying isn't their end goal.

Formalhaut
03-10-2016, 04:24 PM
They better be tears of happiness. I don't want to play a long game only for the end of the world to happen (looking at you here, FFXIII-2 :mad:)

Sephiroth
03-10-2016, 09:07 PM
The scenario writer for FFXV is the same guy who did FFX.

Oh


...

OH

OH NO

YOu just said Oh no to half of Final Fantasy.

Del Murder
03-10-2016, 09:41 PM
Even when FF was good I never cried at it. The stories are good and have emotional moments but the style of delivery has muted the emotional impact.

Fox
03-11-2016, 01:57 AM
Well, the odds of Lunafreya surviving the game just plummeted.

The scenario writer for FFXV is the same guy who did FFX.

I'd say Luna has better odds than Noctis.

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This is going to be glorious.

Seriously though X really had some great moments. If they can do half as good a job as they did there it'll be a story to look forward to.

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Pheesh
03-11-2016, 09:16 AM
Well The Last of Us was the last game to make me shed a tear and it was absolutely awesome, so if they do it right then I'm all for it.

Fynn
03-11-2016, 09:59 AM
I don't think a video game ever made me cry, honestly. Sure, I've felt sad when Aerith died and stuff, but I never really cried. So I'm not sure if XV is going to change that.

Del Murder
03-11-2016, 07:30 PM
Well The Last of Us was the last game to make me shed a tear and it was absolutely awesome, so if they do it right then I'm all for it.
If SE is able to craft a narrative on par with TLoU, then things are looking bright for them indeed.

Tyson
03-13-2016, 10:20 AM
I don't think a video game ever made me cry, honestly. Sure, I've felt sad when Aerith died and stuff, but I never really cried. So I'm not sure if XV is going to change that.

I've never literally cried at any media that I can recall. I like that they are aiming for emotional resonance tho. Aerith dying in VII or Tidus disappearing in FFX definitely had an emotional impact on me very few games have. Last I can recall was The Witcher 3 and before that the end of The Last of Us. '

Games really don't do that kind of thing anymore, especially Final Fantasy with everything after X. SE used to masters at it. In all honestly the gameplay of FF XV could be trash and I'd still consider if one of my favourite games of all time if the characters are amazingly crafted and it makes me feel for them and their plight the way VII, VIII or X did.

Bubba
03-13-2016, 11:52 AM
Well The Last of Us was the last game to make me shed a tear and it was absolutely awesome, so if they do it right then I'm all for it.
If SE is able to craft a narrative on par with TLoU, then things are looking bright for them indeed.

Honestly, there isn't a game I've played that even comes close to the narrative in The Last of Us. Only that and FFVII have made me emotional enough to cry.

Do I think FFXV can match it in character development and storytelling? No.
Do I think FFXV has the potential to be the best FF game since FFVII? Absolutely!

This is the most excited I've been for an FF game since FFX.

Pumpkin
03-13-2016, 04:30 PM
I cry super easily at games so I'll probably cry even if I don't like it

Ffamran mied Bunansa
03-14-2016, 06:18 AM
I am pretty excited by this assertion, I love some good tragic moments (or truly wonderful and happy ones like FF9). All the best JRPGs have made me at least a bit teary in the end. I hope they manage it.

Fynn
03-14-2016, 06:09 PM
I cry super easily at games so I'll probably cry even if I don't like it

"It was so, so baaaaaaaaad :crying:"

BustaMo
03-17-2016, 10:15 PM
It's been since Final Fantasy X that I've been surprised or truly been into the emotional state of a characters mindset, so I'm not sure if FFXV will do the trick or not. FFVII didn't really move me much, nor did anything in FFXIII. I believe the closest to FFX's ending was a death in Final Fantasy V that I wasn't expecting. Hopefully FFXV can be a tad bit more personable.