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Final Fantasy XVI

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Final Fantasy XVI is different from its predecessors, but at the same time, it also seems very familiar. FFXVI features breathtaking visuals, narrative maturity, and a layered combat system. This is a new benchmark in action-RPGs.

Game Info

The land of Valisthea is studded with Mothercrystals—glittering mountains of crystal that tower over the realms around them, blessing them with aether. For generations, people have flocked to these beacons to take advantage of their blessing, using the aether to conjure magicks that let them live lives of comfort and plenty. Great powers have grown up around each Mothercrystal, and an uneasy peace has long reigned between them. Yet now the peace falters as the spread of the Blight threatens to destroy their dominions.

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Total Reviews: 123

Nom: Best RPG (2023), Editors' Choice

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31% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

123

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89

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

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Median Score

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Michael Higham (GameSpot)
June 21, 2023
9/10

FFXVI is a bold shift in both gameplay and narrative, yet captures the Final Fantasy magic in stunning fashion, earning a place within the pantheon of incredible entries in the beloved franchise.

Wesley LeBlanc (Game Informer)
June 21, 2023
8.5/10

When I look back at my time with Clive, his friends, his enemies, and Valisthea, it’s those highs that I vividly remember. FFXVI is very different from its predecessors, but in many ways, very familiar; And it’s still a Final Fantasy, through and through, reminding me why I love this series so much.

Iain Harris (GamesRadar+)
June 21, 2023
4.5/5 stars

It’s the kind of gamble that Final Fantasy has happily made in the past so that the series may reinvent itself to execute the type of story its creatives want to tell. Time will tell if Final Fantasy 16 pays off, but history certainly supports it.

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Awards & Recognition

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Nom: Best RPG (2023)

Final Fantasy XVI Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Hiroshi Takai, Kazutoyo Maehiro, Michael-Christopher Koji Fox

PRODUCER(S):

Naoki Yoshida

DESIGNER(S):

Ryota Suzuki

PROGRAMMER(S):

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ARTIST(S):

Hiroshi Minagawa, Kazuya Takahashi

WRITER(S):

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COMPOSER(S):

Masayoshi Soken

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