ByCryss Leonhart, writer at Creators.co
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Cryss Leonhart

#FinalFantasyXV takes a little getting used to. The new combat system is a mix of frenetic action and carefully timed dodging and it's haphazard representation of female characters—especially in the game's opening chapters—is a step back for a series known for strong female leads and party members.

These jarring introductions ease up a little over time, as you slowly master battles and other female characters are introduced that feel a little more well-rounded than Cindy. However, there's one thing that's simply perfect from the beginning and I don't think I'll ever get over, and that's how damn good the food in Final Fantasy XV looks. Seriously, I've been almost frothing at the mouth during longer play sessions.

Why Is Food Such A Big Deal In Final Fantasy XV?

Decisions decisions, Ignis decides what to serve in Final Fantasy XV
Decisions decisions, Ignis decides what to serve in Final Fantasy XV

Food gives your party a temporary stat boost in Final Fantasy XV, which can be a godsend during tough missions and in the opening chapters of the game.

You can get food from a number of vendors across the world or cook it yourself (translation: have Ignis cook it hisself) at a campsite, using the ingredients you've gathered thus far. And despite the limited tools and rather simple ingredients, the food always looks absolutely amazing. Here are a few examples that will have you clamoring for lunch time!

'Triple Truffle Risotto'

Talk about doing a lot with a little
Talk about doing a lot with a little

'Breaded Cutlet with Tomato'

Ingredients can be fished, gathered or drops from monsters.
Ingredients can be fished, gathered or drops from monsters.

'Creamy Crustacean Omelette'

More complex recipes like the Crustacean Omelette give better boosts.
More complex recipes like the Crustacean Omelette give better boosts.

'Grilled Wild Trevally'

Noctis fished it, Ignis grilled it to perfection. Must be fish Friday.
Noctis fished it, Ignis grilled it to perfection. Must be fish Friday.

and finally the 'Dish and Chips'

A classic, but I've got to admit those fries look tempting
A classic, but I've got to admit those fries look tempting

The worst part is that as Ignis travels the world, discovers new ingredients, levels up his cooking skills and tastes meals created by others; he gets ideas for new meals... and I get more hunger pangs.

Are you playing Final Fantasy XV? Which meal do you want the most?