Maybe now it will actually be playable?
Final Fantasy 15‘s Chapter 13 has received a lot of criticism thus far- its gameplay mechanics, a lot of which are introduced for the first time in the chapter, and then used to an annoying degree, have earned the ire of a lot of players, and the chapter has universally been decried as the worst part of the game so far.
It got so bad that Square Enix promised they would be issuing a fix to the chapter- and as they promised, so they have done. The March update to Final Fantasy 15 will apparently introduce fixes to the maligned section of the game. Speaking with Game Informer at PAX East 2017, Producer Haruyoshi Sawatari confirmed that the chapter should hopefully be less of a pain to play now.
“So there is an update planned for this month that includes enhancements to Chapter 13,” he said. “So before, obviously, it was just Noctis by himself, kind of alone without the powers of his weapon summoning abilities. But what we’ve done for Cchapter 13, is we’ve added a separate route for Gladio and Ignis after they get split off from Noctis, so you actually get to play as Gladio, and see what happened from their side of things until they reunited with Noctis. You’ll see some additional cutscenes [that] just show you what took place while Noctis was kind of on his own.
“You’ll get some actual gameplay with the party of Gladio and Ignis together. You’ll see what happened to Emperor Aldercapt and Revis, and where they ended up being during the whole time. These are just the supplementary scenes that were added into chapter 13, and that’s just for Chapter 13. But aside from that, we’re overhauling the ring magic, so the three spells that you could use with the Ring of the Lucii, those are completely powerful now, like super powerful now. So those are some other things to look forward to.”
Are these changes enough for you? Or do you still dread the thought of having to play through that chapter? Let us know in the comments section. Final Fantasy 15 is now out on PS4 and Xbox One.