As a fan of Final Fantasy XV, I can fully admit the game is flawed. The story is not well told, there are major characters that aren’t given time to shine, and there are huge chunks of the story missing. Fans were hoping that the future DLC’s that were announced for 2019 would fulfill the holes that the main game left. Unfortunately, it seems Square-Enix has canceled all future DLC for FFXV except one; the Ardyn DLC for March 2019.
In April, Square stated they were working on 4 DLC packs: Ardyn, Aranea, Luna, and Noctis. Hajime Tabata, the director of XV, has announced that he is leaving Square-Enix. Whether he will still be with Luminous Productions, his spin-off company from Square-Enix remains to be seen. There was also news that FFXV Comrades would be released as a standalone title in 2019 for PS4 and Xbox One. You can watch the press conference below but it’s in Japanese.
Final Fantasy XVwill be officially finished by 2019. It’s unfortunate that we will never see the backstory for Luna and Aranea considering that they were important but barely in the story. XV is going to be remembered as a bad entry in the series. Even as a fan, there’s huge flaws in the game and the push for DLC to fix them are ridiculous to defend. So I guess I’m not a fan anymore. Square-Enix has burned me once again.
Life is Strange is a new IP from Dontnod Entertainment and published by Square-Enix that released in January 2015. An episodic story revolving around Max Caulfield, an 18-year-old photography student who discovers that she has the ability to rewind time at any moment leading to multiple butterfly effects for her town and her best friend, Chloe. The game was very successful and sold over 3 million units across console and PC. It was praised for its art, new story, and characters. They also release a prequel, Life is Strange: Before the Storm in 2017 which focused on Chloe.
Today, they announced their sequel: Life is Strange 2 for September 27, 2018. It has been confirmed by directors Michel Koch and Raoul Barbet that the game will not follow Max Caulfield or her friends from the previous games. If you missed the first game or watched a playthrough, you can start the game without worrying about missing anything. Instead, there is a prequel to Life is Strange 2called The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. The prequel is completely free and the choices you make will effect Life is Strange 2. Captain Spirit will be released on June 26, 2018, for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit follows the story of Chris, an imaginative 10-year-old kid who imagines himself as a superhero. The game allows you to change your costume and will have dialogue trees similar to Life is Strange 1. The story takes 3 years after the first game. Since it’s free, might as well try it and it may interest you in playing the sequel itself.