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Final Fantasy 16 Features Massive Maps But Ditches Optional Dungeons

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Now that there are previews of Final Fantasy XVI, we think that the next mainline game in this long-running series is going to be amazing.There is a ton of fresh information about the world of Valisthea circulating around, but a few comments made by the game’s producer and director, Yoshi-P (Yoshi-P to all those Final Fantasy XIV fans), Hiroshi Takai, caught our attention.

It was announced during a press roundtable that the world of Final Fantasy XVI will have a variety of layouts, some little and some enormous. Takai stated that “we have, I guess, four zones that are roughly two kilometers by two kilometers.” On your journey, you’ll visit each, but one in particular—the Hideaway—will see repeated visits from you because it acts as the player’s central hub.

When Takai says, “We didn’t develop any [secret dungeons or maps] because we wanted players to focus more on the main scenario and not have this sensation that you have to travel to this place and clear this area,” longtime fans of the series may cringe. Takai appears to be mulling over this assertion before including, “There are some places, nevertheless, that I suppose players could classify as dungeons.” Even if they’re far from the action and you have to dig deep, they are all somehow involved with the narrative. and each of them has been meticulously constructed. We made these beautiful places because we want players to visit them, so we will provide justifications for their visitation. We didn’t want to develop anything that the majority of players might not even discover.

Hence, it’s unclear exactly what qualifies as an optional dungeon, but Yoshida is quick to point out that “one issue is that you might assume, “Well, and so there aren’t many areas you can explore,” as you hear this response,” he added. You can explore a variety of different regions. Thus, don’t stress over that.

It appears that we will hear a lot more about Final Fantasy XVI’s side content in April, so look forward to learning more about it in the upcoming weeks. Also, we discovered that a game demo will be accessible before the official release.

Do Takai’s remarks give you the willies?

 

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Feeling a bit buzzed The Last of Us Pedro Pascal from HBO wins SAG Award

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Pedro Pascal may have indulged in a few too many Dark ‘n’ Stormy’s before the 2024 SAG Awards, where he clinched the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Joel Miller in the HBO adaptation of The Last of Us. Appearing slightly intoxicated, the actor portraying Joel confidently stepped onto the stage and stated, “This is incorrect for several reasons. I’ve had a few drinks. I believed I could become intoxicated. Thanks, HBO! Oh boy, I feel a bit embarrassed, but I really appreciate this.”

Pascal faced tough competition from Succession actors Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, and Matthew MacFadyen, along with The Morning Show’s Billy Crudup. He emerged victorious for the award and, seemingly oblivious to his defeated competitors, remarked:

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“I’ve been in the union since 1999, so this is a tremendous honor. “We’re on Netflix,” Pascal noted, mentioning the streaming platform’s position on censorship. “I might experience a surge of anxiety and decide to depart.” Pascal expressed gratitude to showrunner Craig Mazin, Naughty Dog head Neill Druckmann, colleagues, and production staff for their valuable contributions.

 

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REYNATIS appears as a rugged yet strangely attractive action RPG for PS5 and PS4

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It’s unfair to criticize the time it takes to develop PS5 and PS4 games, only to then judge REYNATIS for appearing a bit messy. Developers are investing significant sums in creating high-budget games nowadays, so maybe it’s about time we adjust our expectations and embrace slightly less polished releases instead.

This introduction sets the stage for FuRyu’s latest game, which could easily fit in as a late-gen launch on the PS3, but that doesn’t take away from its potential for enjoyment. A team of former Square Enix employees created this game, which explores a power struggle among magicians in Shibuya. Some aim to flaunt their abilities, while others prefer to keep them hidden.

The setting is truly remarkable; having visited Shibuya, it captures the essence of the iconic location perfectly. The combat appears solid, but there are performance issues to address, especially with the Japanese release scheduled for July 25th. Although there has been no official announcement regarding a Western release, we anticipate that a publisher will likely pick it up later this year.

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Leaked footage of LittleBigPlanet Hub on PS3 brings a nostalgic wave

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Once upon a time, Sony revealed Little Big Planet HUB, a free-to-play exclusive for the PS3 available on the PS Store. It seems that the game will merge all the content from LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2, giving fans the opportunity to play, create, and share without any cost. The concept was ambitious, which likely made the platform holder hesitant.

It is common knowledge that the planned release in August 2013 never materialized, with many speculating that it evolved into Little Big Planet 3. More than a decade later, footage from a beta version of LittleBigPlanet Hub has surfaced after an old NDA expired.

There is not much that is unexpected here: the gameplay resembles LittleBigPlanet, featuring floaty physics, prize bubbles, and narration by Stephen Fry. It’s intriguing to come across cancelled titles such as this one. A free-to-play version of LittleBigPlanet could potentially thrive in today’s landscape of creative live services similar to Roblox and Minecraft.

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