Fantasy’s Legacy: How FFXV Is Equal Parts Evolution and Homage

Last night, I finished Final Fantasy XV. There’s been a lot of concern, even on this blog, that the game might not be able to live up to the series’ reputation. I’m happy to say that Final Fantasy XV is simultaneously an evolution and a tribute to the series, evoking the spirit of Final Fantasy through story, gameplay, and aesthetics.
SPOILER WARNING: From here out, I will be discussing FFXV in its entirety, including major plot points, character development, and the ending. You’ve been warned.

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Whatever Happened to Couch Co-op?

In this episode, the Volcano Bakemeat gang wax nostalgic about the glory days of being able to sit down and play games with a buddy.

We speculate about why local multiplayer has become the exception, rather than the norm, call out some fun and interesting modern examples and then talk about Nintendo a lot.

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