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This Final Fantasy XV Feature Is A Huge Bust

By Alvin Elfwine , Feb 18, 2017 04:10 AM EST
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There's a lot to like and love about Final Fantasy XV, the latest installment in the critically acclaimed series. While that still remains true until now, fans have discovered a couple of reasons to hate it over time. Such is true with its user interface, something that players have complained the past few days.

According to Kotaku, when it comes to features such as the map and menus, Final Fantasy XV fails to amaze the fandom. In its most organic form, the title's interface lack the ability to help players -- most especially the new ones -- better understand its functionality. As how the publication puts it, newcomers are definitely going to scratch their heads thanks to the counterintuitive menus.

In Final Fantasy XV, unlike any other games out there, offer confusing button mapping. Well, not to mention the prompts that seem to be a bit inconsistent with one another. Sure, the game offers one of best combat style or gameplay there is. There's no doubt when it comes to this department. However, one can't deny that its user interface is a little bit messed up.

From having unclear texts to bad prompts to contradictory information in Final Fantasy XV, the list just goes on and on. And take note, these elements are somehow significant to the overall impact that the game offers. First and foremost, user experience is a must. It's so important that usually, at first glance, when it turns out to be bad, players tend to deem it unlikable.

For instance, when pressing the X button in Final Fantasy XV, it doesn't necessarily select the certain object that the reticle highlights. Sure, players can press the Square button to establish a waypoint; however, if the X button is pressed, interacting with that specific thing in the map is almost impossible. Worst? Pressing the said button moves the players' view away from whatever perspective is set.

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