i've got mixed feelings on final fantasy xvi's trailer, both the setting and combat i've got mixed feelings on. on one hand, the setting is a good return to medieval fantasy, however, i actually prefer final fantasy games to be set in weird locations, like the almost cyberpunk look of 7, the uber steampunk looks of 6 and 12, the straight up modern day setting of 15, ect. so a return to just normal fantasy would be nice, except we've got action rpg open world games set in traditionally medieval settings, like the witcher 3, i'ma include assassin creed origins/odyssey/vahala cause, even tho i know they are not medieval europe.
and combat wise, well, it looks fun as hell, so i'm not complaining yet, as long as there is a lot of customization, rpg mechanics, and weapon selection i'll be happy, it's more devilmay cry look, seem like fun.
we'll see how it compares to other final fantasy games in just a few decades, so i'm excited more or less to see fan response, not so much the game itself. i'm curious to see what other peeps think of the trailer and what their favorite final fantasy games are, (mine's 15, i know, i'm so rebellious)
*assassin creed part add on i forgot to say "even tho they're not medieval Europe they are still historically set games with some fantasy elements"
I actually believe FF needs to stay Medieval. The settings where the warriors of light duke it out to save the crystals generally worked best with that theme.
The combat itself has me hesitant. I'm not a fan of 15, and this screams "Hold O to attack. Hold Square to auto dodge."
Yeah i do agree with your concerns about the combat, my biggest issue with 15 was how easy every fight was, i can't think of a single time i lost a fight, (first play through or new game+)
Hopefully the combat in 16 is more like NieR:automata based on what they have shown off, however i would prefer something more like 7Remake or even kingdoms hearts.