In a recent issue of the weekly Famitsu some more details for World of Final Fantasy have come up in an interview with the game’s director Hiroki Chiba.
Talking about the way the game plays compared to other Final Fantasy games, it seems this game is on the casual end of the scale, you’ll be able to return to town from dungeons at any time and vice versa. On top of this being defeated in battle no longer comes with harsh consequences, you’ll simply be sent back home to try again with all your money and items in tact.
Don’t panic if you think this is going to take the challenge out of the game as we’re also reassured that although you can blast through early battles with relative ease, from the middle of the game onward the game will require to consider elements such as attributes if you want to keep winning.
Speaking about the length and size of the game, they mention some rather impressive statistics. Not including side quests the main story in the game is over 100 hours long. That sounds insane and it’ll be interesting to see just how far off that figure is when the game comes out.
The volume of the game is also comparable to that of main entry Final Fantasy games, with fully fleshed out sub stories and events in the game. There will also be over 200 Mirages in game (adorable monsters that can fight with you) so there are plenty to collect and utilise.
It certainly seems like fans will be getting their money’s worth with this game and any assumptions about this being a forgettable spin off seem like they’re far off the mark.
There are a couple of other nuggets of info from the interview as well, event scenes are skippable or simply fast forwarded, no more sitting through cut scenes you don’t want to. It also seems like all the previous Final Fantasy characters in the game are not from some multiverse, they’ve all lived in the world of Grymoire prior to the vents of the game which has the potential to set up some interesting relationships between characters.
Rather promisingly they mention that the game is in its polishing and balancing phase of production with just the finishing touches being applied. So here’s hoping there are no delays.
Lastly, Square Enix wants to make figures based on this bucket of concentrated adorableness that is World of Final Fantasy so prepare your wallets people.
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World of Final Fantasy comes out 25th October for North America, October 27th for Japan and October 28th for Europe.