5 things that you should know while playing Final Fantasy XVI
Final Fantasy XVI is already with us, introducing us to the Valisthea region and the adventures of Clive, Jill, and the company. We don’t have to advance much in the new Square Enix game to realize that we are facing a delivery that seeks to differentiate itself in its narrative from previous ones in the Final Fantasy saga.
However, it is not the only thing that is different, since, although it continues to have the typical elements that we like, it decides to innovate in different sections. For this reason, since a servant has finished the game to be able to bring you the complete guide to Final Fantasy XVI, we also wanted to leave you these 5 keys for when you go to start your adventure.
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1- Difficulty mode
Although we have a guide explaining what the different difficulty modes are in Final Fantasy XVI, we recommend that you be clear before starting what kind of experience you want to have. One is more related to the action and the other to the story. In my case, we commend the Story Mode, since we believe that the first time it is played we are going to be very immersed in everything that the title is telling us. Also, the real challenge is in the New Game +, so we can make a more plot-focused first round.
All of the early content we saw in the Final Fantasy XVI demo is simply some of the best early we’ve seen in the saga. However, do not get carried away only by the sensations of the first hours, since, at the combat level, it is a game that continues to evolve constantly until almost the end of the game. This is fast and frantic fighting, and the main advice we would like to give you is to take advantage of the dodge mechanic since you can counterattack and that is often more useful than trying to mash buttons at all costs.
3- Enjoy the story
Final Fantasy XVI will catch you from the first moment. You are going to want to know how the story continues at almost every moment. Of course, each player has a way of approaching the games, but we recommend that, at least in the first round, you focus on enjoying this one, since if you decide to cut the action too much the pace can be affected. If you want to keep the excitement going, we assure you that you will have time to explore later.
4- The accessibility rings
In this season, we can equip certain accessories that allow us to have some basic advantages for combat. Before dismissing them as additional help, we suggest that you take a look at them since some of them do not affect the gameplay too much and make it easier to jump right into fights. You can see them from the “Team” menu.
In the same way, you must keep an eye on improving Clive’s abilities. At certain times, the player can become so immersed that he forgets that he has a large number of points to spend on new abilities. At least in my case, it was like that. Since the variety is wide, we advise that you do not be afraid to undo an ability when you no longer use it to recover some experience points.
5- The importance of a good build
Far from spoiling, and since the demo already showed it, it is known that in Final Fantasy XVI we can make use of the powers of the Eikons. These abilities, which belong to the usual invocations, can be configured, finding different types within the same element. The idea is to try all of them to see which one best suits our way of playing, but it is also vital to find synergies between them.
Although we are not facing a Genshin Impact in which to chain Elemental Damage intensely, we can generate a strategy. We recommend that you cover attacks for group enemies (at least a couple), and one that raises the enemy’s Vulnerability bar quickly. On the other hand, always be aware of new accessories that you are getting or finding that reduce the loading times of the attacks.
If with all this, you still want more information about the game, we recommend you read our Final Fantasy XVI analysis in which we tell you many more details.