Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 15 is filled with narratives. Many were left wondering what happened with the story.
Final Fantasy 15 As A Narrative
Director Hajime Tabata spoke to Game Informer (via Nova Crystallis) about their Final Fantasy 15 approach. He shared that important events occurring off-screen were entirely intentional. He added that it was for the players to see the story through protagonist Noctis’ eyes. The world and the events that the protagonist sees are things that are seen in his perspective.
Tabata shared that he didn’t want to craft a perfectly balanced story in Final Fantasy 15. “Instead, we placed importance on the main characters and for the player and Noctis to share the same experience when we tell the story,” he said in the interview.
The approach is good according to players. However, there are key moments where the story is not seen through Noctis. Also, some have recalled that a similar approach was taken for Final Fantasy 10, which came out better.
Director Tabata On The Character Creation Tool
In other news, Square Enix is working on a character creation tool that will be coming soon. Tabata shared details about the Character Creation Tool in an interview with DualShockers. The director stressed in the news report that the feature will be added to the multiplayer mode in the game. Furthermore, he mentioned that he and his team aim to make the new setting applicable in the single-player mode as well.
Furthermore, Tabata is proud to report that the character creation function is currently in the works. However, he shared that the team can’t show the new feature yet. He was afraid that showing it early may spoil the fun since the tool is still in its raw state. Additionally, he is proud to report that his team is not just implementing a character creation feature, as they are also combining a multiplayer feature for the game. This will allow the players to create a character and bring it in multiplayer as well.
Right now, the tool lets players change the character and morph it into another one. Check out the video below that shows an early glimpse of the character creation tool. Moreover, the number of options in the tool is still limited, which includes height, muscle, and head size. The good thing is it’s likely to change as development moves ahead. Stay tuned to Video Games Republic to catch the latest on video games, tech, and more.