Final Fantasy XV is Proud of Their Bromance


For nine years I have eagerly been waiting for Square Enix to complete Final Fantasy XV. Hell it didn’t even have that title back when it first debuted at E3 so long ago. But the truth it clear, Final Fantasy XV‘s release is drawing ever closer, even if we don’t have a solid date yet. Recently a Final Fantasy XV demo dubbed Episode Duscae was packaged with Final Fantasy Type-0, allowing gamers to get a taste of Noctis, and the rest of the all male playable cast. And for some odd reason, people are still pretty miffed that there are no playable chicks.

bsbfinalfantasyHowever, Hajime Tabata recently sat down with GameSpot and defended the decision on creating a game focusing on a bromance:

“Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable for players. Even the presence of one female in the group will change their behaviour, so that they’ll act differently. So to give the most natural feeling, to make them feel sincere and honest, having them all the same gender made sense in that way,” he said.

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s be honest here, we do in fact act differently when the opposite sex is around, whether we mean to or not. So I can immediately see why the choice of having males and only ¬†males as the main focus, instead of having a few females tagging along, whether they be the damsel or the strong heroine, was decided upon. In a sense, Tabata simply wanted the boys to feel comfortable about being boys. Boys will be boys, am I correct?

It’s not like these are five random dudes just thrown together. They are life long friends: best friends. Bros, if you will. This will actually be a first for Final Fantasy and I’m thoroughly interested in the new dynamic they are trying to throw at fans.


About Emily Horton

Emily is just your average twenty something girl who discovered her love for gaming at the age of three or four, all thanks to her older brothers. Mario, The Lion King, Aladdin, Zelda were her first loves, but Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Tales, and pretty much all Japanese games eventually fell into that category. She has an unhealthy obsession with Pikachu, hoodies, her 3DS, t-shirts, plushies, and purses. She may also fancy herself as an excellent lawyer due to number of times she has played through the Ace Attorney series. Outside of videogames, she is a Disney, Harry Potter, and Tolkien fanatic, while also recently discovering that she is now a hardcore fan of Supernatural thanks to Netflix allowing her to watch eight seasons rapid fire. She has elvish writing, the Deathly Hallows, a rather large Tinkerbelle and a large Yuna from Final Fantasy X all tattooed on her body, with only more geeky stuff to be added. Currently working on her own fantasy novel, she hopes to publish it eventually once all the kinks are worked out.

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