Final Fantasy 16 on PS5 looks to take full advantage of the console’s hardware

In terms of pure action and variety, Final Fantasy 16 forms an incredibly promising entry in the long-running RPG series. The game looks to take full advantage of the PS5 hardware to truly bring the game’s brutal and chaotic world to life.

What is known immediately Final Fantasy 16 on PS5 compared to the older titles of the franchise is the method of combat. The action is fast and the enemies don’t stop coming. It’s clear that the console’s NVMe SSD technology and powerful GPU are working hard to pump out stellar visuals at a fast pace to keep up.

A new hands-on with Final Fantasy 16 from PlayStation Blog goes deep into why the RPG will be: “an essential PS5 title”. This can be proven through encounters with Eikons, which are actually giant monsters that you have to face on your journey. Inspired by Japanese Kaiju, you will fight all kinds of big enemies to see what you are. From the early gameplay revealed, it looks like there is more in common with something like that God of War Ragnarok than your everyday JRPG.

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The battle seems to have influence from The Devil May Cry 5 in terms of sheer scale and cinematic flair. So, if you are a fan of fast-paced fighters in the scene, Final Fantasy 16 should take care of you with long combos that can be pulled off and Eikon-themed special moves that only have one cooldown.

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