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Depression Moon
06-14-2016, 01:02 AM
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Final Fantasy XV made an appearance at this year's Microsoft press conference today and the demonstration this time around is a boss fight against the summon Titan. This demo honestly made the game look very rough. The battle looked negatively chaotic with camera jump and angles that obscured your vision, not to mention the stream repeatedly took third person shots of the gameplay. When Noctis was clearly visible on screen, Ignus, and the others weren't. There wasn't indication of damage infliction either. This demo was not impressive and hopefully Square Enix has something better to show for the game this week.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sRNz1YJjow

Aulayna
06-14-2016, 01:23 AM
Did we even watch the same demo? :p

The early part of the scene is Noctis on his own, the quest objective is for "Noctis to survive until his comrades show up," which they do throughout the course of the encounter (starting at 1:22). Also you can see Noctis taking damage everytime Matt failed at dodge rolling Titan's attacks (for example at 1:06-1:08, 1:30 etc). At 2:42 we even see control switching to input a command for Gladio when the quest objective updates to "Destroy Titan's Arm."

All in all we saw, the dodge rolling in action, companion commands, Blizzara and a QTE - I think it was a pretty good demo marred only by the show director constantly panning to crowd shots.

I agree that the in-game camera was a bit finnicky at times though, I suspect it's due to being locked onto Titan instead of free. The Iron Giant encounter in the Platinum Demo had a similar problem.

DMKA
06-15-2016, 02:14 AM
That guy....man that guy is terrible at the game. I watched it when it happened live and I felt nothing but second hand embarrassment.

Still it did look cool and I have to give SE credit for actually having their guy get up there and play the game live, instead of pre-recording it and having them stand up there with a controller in their hand and pretend to play the game, like everyone else does. :p

Formalhaut
06-15-2016, 02:27 AM
Yeah it seemed okay. I will concur with the other opinions in this thread that a good camera is pretty damn essential for a game like this. If it is too finicky, hard to control and/or gets in the way, that'll really detract from the gameplay and combat.

Ayen
06-15-2016, 03:34 AM
I couldn't resist the words 'Titan Boss'. That actually looked cool. I would hate playing this boss fight, though. I wouldn't be much better than the guy on stage, just I'd be hurling profanities at the screen and concurring Noc's opening line.

Depression Moon
06-15-2016, 03:39 AM
That guy....man that guy is terrible at the game. I watched it when it happened live and I felt nothing but second hand embarrassment.

Still it did look cool and I have to give SE credit for actually having their guy get up there and play the game live, instead of pre-recording it and having them stand up there with a controller in their hand and pretend to play the game, like everyone else does. :p

I was going to mention that, but I didn't want to be mean.

Formalhaut
06-15-2016, 03:41 AM
To be fair, that guy's probably only played, at best, a few hours of the game, and is expected to convincingly defeat what looks like a difficult, complex multi-stage boss. In front of an audience. Live.

Damn straight he'd be ropey!

Ayen
06-15-2016, 03:45 AM
To be fair, that guy's probably only played, at best, a few hours of the game, and is expected to convincingly defeat what looks like a difficult, complex multi-stage boss. In front of an audience. Live.

Damn straight he'd be ropey!

Oh, god. I wouldn't even feel confident doing that if I had a whole week to play the game. Let alone a few hours.

Del Murder
06-15-2016, 08:41 AM
It looks really chaotic.

maybee
06-15-2016, 08:56 AM
To be fair, that guy's probably only played, at best, a few hours of the game, and is expected to convincingly defeat what looks like a difficult, complex multi-stage boss. In front of an audience. Live.

Damn straight he'd be ropey!

Thank-you, he would've been so incredibly nervous, not to mention the gaming community can be pretty harsh.

Formalhaut
06-15-2016, 02:24 PM
Was he playing on Wait Mode? I have a feeling that'll be near mandatory.

Galuf
06-15-2016, 02:41 PM
reminds me of when i played type-0.

but really he wasnt that bad, i mean he beat the boss.

Fox
06-15-2016, 09:46 PM
Hey, check out this flying car!

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Ayen
06-16-2016, 12:35 AM
I, uh, da, de, lagh, blurgh.

I HAVE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS!

The Summoner of Leviathan
06-18-2016, 03:13 PM
I didn't see it live from E3 but the PlayStation Access one on YouTube looked awesome!

Slothy
06-18-2016, 05:06 PM
Yeah, I'm sorry, but that camera was having some issues. Maybe it was him, but it honestly looked like he wasn't even in control of it half the time. Which actually makes the camera worse in my eyes. It was difficult to tell what he was trying to do half the time, and the existence of QTE's these days makes me lose all interest. They had gotten stale by the time the PS3 was released. You can just imagine how tired of them I am now.

fat_moogle
06-19-2016, 12:18 PM
I loved it when everyone started throwing blizzard spells and the arm froze enabling you to smash it to smithereens!

NeoCracker
06-20-2016, 06:29 AM
I actually had the chance to play the demo while I was there! Only a portion of it though (YOu'll have to check my E3 adventures thread for all the details when I post the link to my article;P)

In short? The fight against Titan was painfully un fun to play. The Quick time event aspects aren't enjoyable at all, and nothing you do really feels all that impressive.

fat_moogle
06-20-2016, 09:27 AM
BLASPHEMOUS. Don't bring me down!

Slothy
06-20-2016, 02:54 PM
So it played like it looked. Good to know.

Del Murder
06-20-2016, 09:19 PM
In short? The fight against Titan was painfully un fun to play. The Quick time event aspects aren't enjoyable at all, and nothing you do really feels all that impressive.
Balls.

Rocket Edge
06-28-2016, 09:33 PM
Why they HAD to change FF to an action RPG is beyond me. I nearly always find this kind of gameplay really boring. I really think I'm gonna give this game a miss.