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Check Out 18 Minutes of Final Fantasy XVI Dungeon-Crawling Gameplay

Check Out 18 Minutes of Final Fantasy XVI Dungeon-Crawling Gameplay - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 June 2023 / 2,034 Views

IGN has published a new Final Fantasy XVI video that showcases 18 minutes of dungeon-crawling gameplay.

Final Fantasy XVI will launch for the PlayStation 5 on June 22, 2023. A  Final Fantasy XVI-themed PlayStation 5 bundle will be available on the same day. Pre-orders are now available on PlayStation Direct.

View the video below:

Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida last month explained why the game is exclusive to the PS5.

"Final Fantasy, being one of Square Enix’s very important franchises up there with Dragon Quest and the Kingdom Hearts series – when we do begin development, we do approach multiple platforms, multiple companies, about releasing the game. And when you approach them, they’re going to come back to us with their offers," Yoshida said at the time.

Square Enix ended up liking Sony's offer the most and decided to make it a PS5 exclusive. Yoshida added developing for one system is easier and the team has gotten help from PlayStation.

"That said, from a developer and programmer perspective, limiting development to one system makes it not only easier on us but allows us the ability to optimize it," he said at the time. "And that allows us the ability to maximize performance for that one system because we’re only concentrating on that one system."

You can check out more gameplay footage of the game here.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Leynos (on 08 June 2023)

Devil May Clive. I'm in

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Hynad Leynos (on 08 June 2023)

An easy one. But a good one.

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2zosteven (on 08 June 2023)

just give us a numbered turned base FF game

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Runa216 2zosteven (on 08 June 2023)

We had like 13 of those. Final Fantasy has always been about evolving and adapting with the times.

Don't get me wrong, I love those old games, almost all of them, and would love to see them do turn-based again, but there's nothing inherently wrong with change. IT's not like we DON'T get stuff like Octopath Traveller or Persona or whatever. Turn Based RPGs exist and will continue to exist, but Final Fantasy has always been about changing with the times.

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JuliusHackebeil (on 08 June 2023)

I think it looks fantastic. A little too dark perhaps, but whatever. I also heard a hands on preview saying, that enemies don't have that much hp/defence. That is just for the preview-material apparently to show Clives moves better. Stupid idea in my opinion to show it off like that. But good news that enemies are not that much of hit-sponges.

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IcaroRibeiro (on 08 June 2023)

Combat looks fun, but why is everything so dark and lifeless

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tslog (on 08 June 2023)

Combat looks way better then it’s even been for FF….but why is this game so dark every time we see it. It’s a real turn off.
Almost Looks like lack of lighting was implemented to save money on the budget.

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The Fury (on 08 June 2023)

To me, it's all flash. There is a fight at 4.15 where Clive (haha) wails on the enemy for like 2 minutes straight, changing forms, casting all kinds of skills and he is just scratching him, I don't even think it's a boss. Why can't his damage be 10 hits of 1k damage instead of 100 hits of 100 damage?

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gtotheunit91 The Fury (on 08 June 2023)

That's honestly been my biggest gripe so far with what's been presented. I don't care much for the problems some have with the dark lighting as it goes well with the dark tone of the game, but with how over-the-top the combat is, you'd think more damage would be done to enemies. Clive doesn't take much damage either, so it's not like they're playing on a high difficulty.

Hopefully that's something that can be addressed.

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HoloDust (on 08 June 2023)

Rally like the setting. But Devil May Cry combat is automatic no go for me. Then again, I'm not their target audience, so no loss on both sides, I guess.

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The Fury HoloDust (on 08 June 2023)

What is their target audience? Legit want to know. DMC fans?

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 08 June 2023)

Dungeon game play inside a huge cave building ?!?!?

But but but why is so dark?!?!?

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BonfiresDown (on 08 June 2023)

I get the impression that the developers looked at what western games are doing and copying it. Except they were looking at X360 era games.

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KratosLives (on 08 June 2023)

I'll wait for the reviews. If it's a below 90's , then a pass for me.

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Hynad KratosLives (on 08 June 2023)

Translation: "I’ll wait for others to think for me. As I don’t know what I enjoy unless reviewers tell me."

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2zosteven Hynad (on 08 June 2023)

we are in a monkey see monkey do world.

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KratosLives Hynad (on 08 June 2023)

Actually i've been let down by final fantasy the last 2 iterations, so I won't be putting up with mediocre just good games. For something like final fantasy, I expect nothing less than outstanding, and I expect to see it as universal praise.

For those of us who work full time and other commitments, with a backlog of games to catch up on and releasing, I's rather spend my time playing great games

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