#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?
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'
'Breaded Cutlet with Tomato'
'Creamy Crustacean Omelette'
'Grilled Wild Trevally'
and finally the 'Dish and Chips'
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?