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People stand in a line to enter the booth of video game 'Final Fantasy XV' at Tokyo Game Show 2016 in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Japan, September 15, 2016. Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

“Final Fantasy XV” was in production for over a decade, which meant that Square Enix had years to develop it and fans had years of waiting. Now that the title is finally available in the market, a large majority of the gaming world has claimed the wait worth it.

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As Forbes reported, it is evident within the first few hours of gameplay that “Final Fantasy XV” has done what fans were most eager about. With the game, Square Enix provides an experience that is unique to “Final Fantasy,” but still gracefully fits in 2016. Players play the role of Prince Noctis, a 20-year-old who has the ability to powerfully wield a sword and control magic. Together with three of his friends -- Gladiolus, Ignis and Prompto -- he sets out on a journey to save his kingdom.

The quartet gets in a car and drive the open road, which has the occasional town and several other diners. While driving, players get the option to play classic “Final Fantasy” soundtracks. But when the group heads off road, they must battle monsters found in the wilderness, before the entire RPG rolls into something more adventurous.

“Final Fantasy XV” is an open-world game, which means that players can explore on their own without having to follow a specific linear story. Instead of battling several games to level up the protagonist, players get the pleasure of various side quests instead. Nevertheless, these extra stories are not essential to the bigger picture and can also be skipped if players opted to.

Unlike its predecessors, FFXV combat is not turn-based and players will only control Noctis. He attacks in real time and gamers can explore the various combinations he is capable of. Moreover, the visuals are amazing, especially when magic spells or monsters are summoned during battle.

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Near the end of the game, players will virtually be forced to finished the game, as side quests become unavailable and the plot becomes more linear. It is not standard in today’s gaming, but it does immerse the player in the last moments of the game without the chance to settle down with a separate story.

“Final Fantasy XV” is already available for purchase and is compatible with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Watch the Omen trailer for "Final Fantasy XV"