Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition – Review
Follow Genre: Action, Adventure, JRPG
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC (Windows Edition)
Tested on: PS4

Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition – Review

Site Score
8.9
Good: All DLC included, New features add endgame content
Bad: Not that ideal for those who already own the base game and DLC
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10.0
(3 votes)
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Final Fantasy XV might have been one of the most hyped Final Fantasy titles of the last few years, and it’s still being updated regularly with new DLC, events, crossovers from other developers and now, a new edition that adds extra content, new mechanics and other items. We were curious to see how the endgame content was altered, thickened and how some of the new features worked in this amazing adventure that captivated us nearly a year and a half ago. It was a teary-eyed reunion, one that made us plow through the entire experience once more, making this truly a gem of a game. That being said, this review will not be a recap of the original review, but it will focus on the new features most of all.

Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition

Those who missed the game the first time around can pick up the complete Royal Edition, which will include all the available DLC, the new first-person mode, a new island to explore, a new vehicle and much more, which will certainly please those who haven’t had the chance to play through the epic adventure of Final Fantasy XV. Those who have the base game, and already bought the DLC, can simply purchase the Royal Pack for a nominal fee and enjoy the new area and so on if they wish to lengthen their Final Fantasy XV experience. That being said, the complete package is totally worth the investment if you currently don’t own the game.

The DLC included in the Royal Edition will place you in the shoes of Ignis, Prompto and Gladiolus, who will leave the main party at some point in the game to handle their own business. Of course, this content has been out for some time, but it is conveniently included in the Royal Edition bundle, which is a fun extra as you can walk in the shoes of the other characters, instead of playing through the story from Noctis’ point of view from start to finish. Extra story content is always an appreciated extra, especially when it’s done right which is the case in this package.

Truth be told, the actual Royal Pack isn’t really such a big add-on to the game. Of course, the first-person mode is fun to mess around with and you can experience the game in a totally new way. It’s exciting to be able to view the world in all its grandeur from a close-up angle, but when you actually have  to do combat in the first-person mode, you’ll be disoriented, lack an overview and might get a bit seasick if you warp a lot. Nonetheless, it’s a fun gimmick that adds a few beautiful sights to your experience. The added boat and new area to explore add a lot more bang for their buck, even if they somewhat speak for themselves in terms of what you’re able to do.

Keep in mind that the Royal Pack includes mostly endgame content, which means that it’s mainly content for the fifteenth chapter of the game, which will take a complete playthrough for you to reach. Nonetheless, it’s worth the wait, and it does extend what you’re able to do before you finish all the extra quests and missions.

Conclusion

To first get the negative out of the way, it’s a bit silly to purchase the entire Royal Edition if you already own the base game and/or the normal DLC. This would be a big dip in your wallet for only a bit of extra content. That being said, if you missed the game the first time around, you’ll be in for a treat if you own the Royal Edition from the start, as it deepens the already grand experience that is Final Fantasy XV. We can understand that this is truly one of the most hyped Final Fantasy games, not only for its visuals and story, but also for its mechanics, sense of freedom and the regular updates that are still being done. If you’ve been on the fence for this one, now is the time to pick up the game.

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