“Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey complete.” Renowned banking executive Chanda Kochhar may not have meant to say this for ‘Final Fantasy XV’, but for those who have had the privilege of playing this, it rings true for every step of the way. Needless to say, there will be spoilers for the game in this article, so proceed at your own risk from this point.
‘Final Fantasy XV’ was one of the most anticipated games of all time. Historically, gamers have always eagerly anticipated the instalments of the long-running role-playing game series. The game was developed and published by Square Enix, and initially released in November 2016 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the Windows release happening in March 2018. Fans of the JRPG genre, in particular, have rightly considered the ‘Final Fantasy’ series to be the most prominent influencer in the entire history of the celebrated genre.
‘Final Fantasy XV’ was ten years in the making, and consisted of an elaborate plot with well-drawn characters who all had rock-solid motivations for what they did throughout the course of the massive game. Indeed, the length of the game spanned as wide as its gorgeous open world, with a run time of 25-plus hours at the very least. This is just for the main story at its barest essentials, with the entirety of the game going to hundreds of hours, especially after this main story is long finished.
It is evident, right from the outset, that a lot of sense needs to be made of the game’s ending, what with the intricate plot and the multilayered nature of the plot itself. It should be known that to make better sense of the game’s ending and how the events shape up afterwards, ‘Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV’ should be seen. The Japanese computer-animated film acts as an immediate sequel to the game’s main story. However, the game’s ending itself requires quite some explaining before we can head towards that film.
Plot: Unravelling the Epic Tale