Parents' Guide to

Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Ugly, dull strategy betrays Final Fantasy franchise.

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age 17+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 16+

Racist developers

This game is quite disturbing. I give it a zero out of 5. You can only grow if you spend $100 PER pack. You get crappy drops on items on purpose to keep your account small so you have to spend the money. The developers are also ALL racist!

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 18+


This game has more technical issues on a daily basis than you can possibly imagine. The game is free if you want limited play and lack of help. The developers do not EVER provide assistance when something goes wrong and things go wrong everyday. I have hundreds of emails apologizing for the screw ups and you get nothing for your effort Events and titles are for the privileged, if you've got $100's to spend weekly on everything you do than this game is for you, otherwise STAY AWAY STAY FAR FAR AWAY.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (14):
Kids say (1):

The app store text for this strategy app calls it "the largest open world MMO in the series," so it's funny then that it feels so small. Final Fantasy games are huge in scale, and fans of them have come to expect hundreds of hours of gameplay with super-model heroes, gorgeous graphics, and complex storylines. Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire gives them none of this, and because of it, is highly disappointing.

The first thing you'll notice is how ugly it is. Compared to Final Fantasy's film-quality, over-the-top graphics, everything here is blocky, plain, and ugly. Gameplay is equally boring. The app does almost nothing to explain your overall objective or your means of achieving it, and the in-game chat is full of people asking for help. (It's also full of crude, immature players answering with sexist and homophobic remarks.) All you can do is perform an endless stream of tedious, repetitive build "quests." As the resource numbers tick up, you might mix things up by tapping to upgrade a hero's skill or sending your army to attack another empire, but it's all so abstract. No heart-stopping battles or nail-biting suspense here; the most fun you'll have is watching mean-spirited idiots call each other rude names in chat (or watching your money disappear into the in-game shop.) A New Empire ultimately betrays the Final Fantasy brand, offering none of its visual wonder and precious little fun.

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