So it continues. Final Fantasy XV was a game with a good heart that felt undeniably rushed through development. So undeniable, in fact, that Square Enix have actively been trying to fix and finish the game since it launched. The latest of which involves adding some extra cutscenes to Chapter 12.
Essentially this update gives Noctis some dialogue options when the Glacian, Shiva, reveals herself in the chapter. These dialogue options mostly just involve her narrating about the history of the Astrals (the game’s summons), over pans of still images. There is one proper cutscene that involves Luna, Gentiana, and Ravus.
The Astral lore is interesting and does clarify some points. The whole deal with Ifrit is woefully underexplained in the original game. But at the same time this is such a straightforward and dull way of explaining things that it removes some of the mystique from the backstory.
I’m sort of torn here. While I obviously like the idea of Final Fantasy XV becoming more finished, I’m not a huge fan of how it’s panning out. The additions so far do just kind of end up feeling shoved in. Because they are just extra cutscenes with lower budget, rather than really adding new actual game content.
What do you think?