The newest trailer for Final Fantasy XV premiered alongside Jump Festa 2015 in Japan and it’s the first “English” look at the newest game in the long running series. I put that in quotes because the dialogue is in English, but the sync is clear still in development.
That doesn’t mean the game doesn’t look spectacular. It is a glossy, next/current/awesome gen take that is hopefully worth the wait. I say that as someone who doesn’t really play many MMORPGs, so I missed out on XIV.
The one thing almost everyone that has written about this trailer has noted is the return of Cid, this time as a female mechanic. Cid or Cidney is cool and all, but I really just like the look of the whole game (and the gigantic scale of it all). Yes, I know that headline sounds a bit harsh and it does have a fairly emo feel to it all. That doesn’t mean I’m not enjoying it. I like the idea of hitting the road and mixing it with swords and sorcery. Throw in a six pack of Natural Light, some cigarettes, a fist full of jerky, and some Molly Hatchet to ensure a perfect experience.