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6 things you need to know about Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV, PS VR’s new fishing RPG

Details on the mob hunts, online tournaments and familiar faces you’ll encounter while trying to rid exotic locales of aquatic menaces

Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV is the brand new PlayStation VR exclusive game that allows you to experience the world of Eos like never before! Using two PlayStation Move controllers, Monster of the Deep is a remarkably genuine VR fishing experience. It’s out today and here is everything you need to know about the new FFXV fishing game.

1. It’s not just about fishing

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In Monster of the Deep, giant fish are terrorising the waters in various fishing locations around Eos. As a Hunter it is your duty to find the monsters lurking below the surface, fishing them out and restore peace to the waters. It won’t be that easy to catch these monsters though so you’ll have to use all your fishing skills and prowess to ensnare each beast and shoot them with a bullet of light to rid the world of them forever.

2. You can create your own in-game character

To fully immerse yourself in the world of Eos, you can create your very own customised avatar. If you’ve played the FFXV Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades, you’ll be familiar with our custom character creator and how detailed and flexible it is. If you’re really going to become a Hunter worthy of tracking down the monsters of the deep, you’re going to want to choose how you look.

3. There are six different locations

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There are a total of six different fishing spots in Monster of the Deep, with each one being drastically different from the last. Environments range from abandoned ruins to tropical forests and each one also hosts different species of fish to catch. Speaking of different species of fish, there are a total of 100 different species for you to catch!

Not only are the environments drastically different, but the weather can also change too. Obviously sunny weather is the best for fishing but mother nature might not always want to play nice so you may have to deal with cloudy skies or even dim light as the sun goes down.

4. You get your own lodge

Every accomplished Hunter needs a base of operations and in Monster of the Deep this is your lodge. Here you can purchase new tackle like rods, reels, lines and lures. The lures are actually based on lures used in real-life, except now they’re tailored to suit the world of Final Fantasy XV.

5. You’ll meet some familiar characters along the way

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At every fishing spot, you’ll have the chance to bump into your buddies from Final Fantasy XV! There are a number of special encounters with Noctis, Prompto, Gladio, Ignis and Cindy while you’re on the hunt for the monster of the deep so be sure to say hi! Who knows, they may even invite you back to camp to eat with them?

6. Night mob hunts and online tournaments

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In Final Fantasy XV, daemons appear at night time and in Monster of the Deep, special monsters also appear at night. If you visit fishing spots at night then you can partake in special mob hunts.

If this wasn’t enough we’ve also included an online ranking system so you can compete with other VR players! Special tournaments with their own varied rules will be held at each fishing spot. Compete in these to show everyone your world class fishing skills!

Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV is out now exclusively for PlayStation VR and we hope you enjoy chasing down and catching the monsters that are plaguing the waters!

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Wait so am I correct in saying this, you ACTUALLY put money and man hours into this?

Back in February 2001, when I got Final Fantasy IX in Ireland, Final Fantasy X launched in Japan, on a new next gen console, only FOUR months later. And, 20 years later, THIS is what it has come to a whole year after a main series FF game has come out!! What is going through your heads at Square?

And you might think, maybe because classic and great FF games always came out averagely a year and a half, or 2 years between each other, that they would have suffered for it. Nope, they were all classics and great. FFXIII and FFXV, 2 games that took 5 years and 10 years respectively to make, do not hold a tiny candle to any FF game that came before them.

What an absolute dire and embarrassing situation this franchise is in. Can you please just scrap any future development for this current FFXV already (you know, that took 10 years to make and STILL isn’t finished apparently) and just put the extra work int...

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Wait so am I correct in saying this, you ACTUALLY put money and man hours into this?

Back in February 2001, when I got Final Fantasy IX in Ireland, Final Fantasy X launched in Japan, on a new next gen console, only FOUR months later. And, 20 years later, THIS is what it has come to a whole year after a main series FF game has come out!! What is going through your heads at Square?

And you might think, maybe because classic and great FF games always came out averagely a year and a half, or 2 years between each other, that they would have suffered for it. Nope, they were all classics and great. FFXIII and FFXV, 2 games that took 5 years and 10 years respectively to make, do not hold a tiny candle to any FF game that came before them.

What an absolute dire and embarrassing situation this franchise is in. Can you please just scrap any future development for this current FFXV already (you know, that took 10 years to make and STILL isn’t finished apparently) and just put the extra work into giving us the first installment of the FFVII Remake before next gen gets here?

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I kind of hope they drop the remake. It’s better to have nice memories of VII than whatever they’ll do to it. I mean they’ve already said they’re using the terrible spelling of that name and the voice actors are terrible, and the combat looks basically like XV.

They need to stop allowing Tetsuya Nomura anywhere near FF games. He always takes a long time, tries to turn it into Kingdom Hearts, designs the same boring characters over and over and over and ends up with a half finished crappy mess. It’s weird how he’s put out endless crap and keeps being put in the position, but the guy who basically made all the good FFs got fired for a single flop that wasn’t even a game.

Step away from the keyboard… this is effectively DLC. Chill. You want them to focus on remaking a 20 year old game though? Something tells me Squeenix are more than big enough to work on a remake, a bit of DLC, focus on expansions for FFIV, work on the new Dissidia and still have something new an unannounced up their sleeve.

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Wait…………. I assume free DLC? In fact, is all the post game content for this “Main Series Final Fantasy game” (lol still can’t believe that is what this game is) not free? If not, that is just even more awful.

Oh and you are telling me to have faith in Square? They “are more than big enough” to work on all these other projects? I don’t care how big they are, all I know is they are INCAPABLE of it now and have been for a long time.

Like I said in my rant, look at the GOLD we were getting 20 years ago and thrown at us at such an incredible rate. Now we get average or below average games that take literally half decades to make lol.

I’ve already done my part by going nowhere near this game, yet they are still stuck to it like a leech the way Rockstar Games won’t move on from GTA V online which I saw coming 4 years ago.

MiseryPrincess 23 November, 2017 @ 20:03
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The complete story of FF XV wasn’t even free DLC. You had to pay to watch a crap movie for the junky plot to make half sense..

well i just finished ffxv and im not really happy with it in most parts. i mean seriously! the mmo style combat in this game is really poor. i can just mash circle and beat the game. now i know in older games it was just put in commands press x… also very easy but atleast u needed some tactics with big fiends. its just not for me this combat.

the graphics are really nice though but the world feels empty and more like a gta game most times. not really a final fantasy atmosphere in it at most times.

now i just started with ffXII zodiac age and im enjoying it way more than 15. its the last of the good ones.

LoveableChristy 12 December, 2017 @ 03:36
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This game is so awesome! Everything FFXV is awesome best final Fantasy game ever.

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