Verno wrote on Jan 17, 2018, 12:15:
You barely get enough backstory on the "Bros", major characters characters in the story, without watching an accompanying media series and playing their now released DLCs. Ardyns motivations are incomprehensible. Why do so many important events involving characters like Aranea and Ardyn happen offscreen? Ravus's actions and their motivations were essentially patched in later. Chapter 13 is low hanging fruit so I'll just leave that one alone.
Oh, you were referring to Kingsglaive. Okay, yeah, I see what you're saying there. To be honest, the film itself was fucking awesome so I had no qualms about paying for it, but there was a lot of story in there that made things in the game make more sense. I didn't really think about how it would appear if you didn't have the movie knowledge available.
Ardyn's motivations indeed make no sense. It seems to be "I got betrayed (somehow), so now I'm just throwing an extensive temper tantrum." I actually figured it would just be revealed at the end that it was just all the Gods' doing, either for shits and giggles or as payment for their continued support, or whatever. Or that they would pull the old FF standby by revealing a Bigger Evil(tm) that was puppet mastering the Smaller Evil(tm) and that you'd never even heard of until the final battle.
Ravus' motivations do indeed make more sense with the movie added in, though even then it's still as baffling as Anakin suddenly deciding "yeah, I'm going to just slaughter Jedi children. That seems like a logical next step."
I mean, I get that he's pissed at the King for "abandoning" him (even though I kinda go "you could have just run away yourself? You were old enough that your legs worked? Apparently standing there yelling seemed like a valid option to you that should have enabled your salvation?") but even so, why the fuck would you then GO WORK FOR THE PEOPLE THAT INVADED IN THE FIRST PLACE?
I dunno, most Japanese stories seem to miss the crucial logic/common sense step.
I can only assume you played the game after the September patch where they finally made good on patching a lot of these things in, though I still would not say the games story is any good and I still believe several areas are deficient at best, incomplete at worst. Tabata has tried to shrug these off as "youre meant to see the world through Noctis" which frankly seems like a lot of bullocks to me.
Yeah that's a cheap excuse, because if that was the case, why do we see cutscenes outside of Noct's viewpoint? I don't think I played after the September patch, though. I think I played it somewhere during the summer. The main story beat was clear enough to me, but of course, I had seen Kingsglaive.
Bullshit like only takin one hunt at a time, major performance issues and so on were all present for a long time.
Fair enough, those didn't bother me so much. The performance was okay, nothing to write home about it, but you're playing it on (let's face it) pretty decrepit hardware so that was to be expected. It never occurred to me to do more than one hunt a time, to be honest, since typically they were all in such separate areas that you wouldn't have saved that much time by not going back in to report them first, but I can see why you'd hate that.
They've slowly added features, some free, some DLC but I still don't like what they're doing with the DLC and seasons pass. Frankly with how the game was released most of this should've been free. What's frustrating is that FFXV can be fun at times and had so much potential but they somehow squandered it despite it being in the tank for 10 fucking years. I know Tabata essentially rebooted it 4 years ago but still.
I know, I only have myself to blame for buying it at release. I know. I'm still pissed off about it though.
Fair enough, man This comment was edited on Jan 18, 2018, 12:32.