• Spells will be affected by Final Fantasy XV's Dynamic Weather System

    In the recent live footage of Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix showed off the Dynamic Weather System. Downpours and sunny days will be part of the adventure. Better find your rain boots!

    The Dynamic Weather System will allow the weather to change both naturally and organically throughout the day and night phases. This means that when it rains, characters and environments will get wet. If the ground is uneven, puddles will form. When the sun comes out, the water will dry up both on your characters and the environment.

    That's not all though, the weather will impact Noctis' magic abilities too. Akin to the story Rikku tells of her brother zapping her as she swam in the ocean in Final Fantasy X, spells will be affected by the environment, including weather. So if it is wet outside you'll need to be more careful when using lightning abilities as you may hurt your own characters. Alternatively, if the sun is out, fire spells will most likely be stronger, but possibly uncontrollable in some environments.

    So the Dynamic Weather System isn't just for the aesthetic looks of the game but it also affects how you play it. What do you think about this weather addition? Will it change your magic play style? No more spamming Firaga. Sorry.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Spells will be affected in XVs Dynamic Weather System started by Freya View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. Spooniest's Avatar
      Spooniest -
      (Raised eyebrow) Fascinating.
    1. Del Murder's Avatar
      Del Murder -
      What do I think? I think that this is awesome. I loved how weather affected things in FFXI and the Tactics games and I'm glad they are bringing it back.
    1. Ayen's Avatar
      Ayen -
      Get lost rain, I'm trying to cast magic over here!
    1. Karifean's Avatar
      Karifean -
      FF XII had something like that but I barely noticed it. This sounds like it warrants more attention. I like it, shakes things up.
    1. Sephiroth's Avatar
      Sephiroth -
      So apparently the moon affects waterbending and sunlight firebending.
    1. Rostum's Avatar
      Rostum -
      That... is really cool. Super excited!
    1. Colonel Angus's Avatar
      Colonel Angus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Karifean View Post
      FF XII had something like that but I barely noticed it. This sounds like it warrants more attention. I like it, shakes things up.
      I was going to mention that. I think it was only in a few areas, & rain would noticeably affect Fire & strengthen Thunder. This seems to be kicking it up a notch.
    1. Vyk's Avatar
      Vyk -
      Wow, I don't know if I ever realized old FF games had done this. Or perhaps I had just forgotten. I actually came in here to compare it to Divinity: Original Sin, an awesome new CRPG that does this that everyone should play. But that point it moot if the thing has been available in previous FF games. I am all for this though. Other than them being all dudes, pretty much every new thing I hear about this game makes me more interested. Good on them
    1. Flaming Ice's Avatar
      Flaming Ice -
      5th member Frogger
    1. Depression Moon's Avatar
      Depression Moon -
      I never noticed this in XII, but this sounds great to me. Info's getting me excited.
    1. Mirage's Avatar
      Mirage -
      Hey, it's just like in FFXI (released in 2001)! Super progressive!
    1. Pumpkin's Avatar
      Pumpkin -
      Gosh darn it having to think and plan now because of fake weather *grumblegrumble*
    1. Rostum's Avatar
      Rostum -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mirage View Post
      Hey, it's just like in FFXI (released in 2001)! Super progressive!
      To be fair, the way FFXI implemented it was utter bulltrout. There's so much room for better implementation, especially with newer technology.
    1. Psychotic's Avatar
      Psychotic -
      "Have some FIRE!"
      "...oh god damnit".
    1. Scotty_ffgamer's Avatar
      Scotty_ffgamer -
      I'm just imagining during a dry spell while you're chilling in the forest, an enemy pops out to attack you. You use firaga, and this results in a massive forest fire and your characters just become hated by everyone throughout the rest of the game.
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