Top 5 RPGs to play before Final Fantasy XV is released

With the delay of Final Fantasy XV until November 2016, you have a lot of time between now and then to play some of the other top RPGs out there. There are plenty of great RPGs currently available and if you’ve grown tired of replaying your old Final Fantasy games then these 5 games are definitely worth checking out.

FINAL FANTASY 15 World of Wonder TRAILER (Final Fantasy XV) PS4/XBOX ONE

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Xenoblade Chronicles X (JRPG)

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U and 3DS
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Pros

Amazing story with plenty of twists and turns
Fantastic music
Expansive world

Cons

Dull characters
Inefficient inventory system
Weak combat

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Valkyria Chronicles (Strategy-JRPG)

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4 (Remastered)
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Pros

Highly strategic turn-based battles
Engaging story
Rich and diverse cast

Cons

Too many lengthy cutscenes
Dumb AI
Story has a slow start

Divinity: Original Sin (Strategy/Action-RPG)

Platforms: All PC platforms, PS4, Xbox One
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Pros

High customization
Great co-op
Solid turn-based combat

Cons

Awkward inventory
May be too complex for casual players
Story is well-written by cliche

Blue Dragon (JRPG)

Platform: Xbox 360
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Pros

Final Fantasy creator Hironbu Sakaguchi worked on the game
Great battle system
Good character development

Cons

Story is nothing special
Aimed at children/ a young audience
Boss music can be annoying

Banner Saga (Strategy-RPG)

Platforms: All PC platforms, PS4, Xbox One, iOS and Android. PS Vita version in development.
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Pros

Highly strategic turn-based combat
Choices matter
Great story

Cons

Difficulty is not consistent
Very few battles
No character perma-death

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Check out the trailers and music for the upcoming blockbuster, Final Fantasy XV, from Square Enix:

 

Final Fantasy XV – Omnis Lacrima

And a depressing take from the past: Final Fantasy XV and the Death of the JRPG?

Relive the excitement of Final Fantasy XV’s announcement at E3 2013: Final Fantasy XV Announced at E3 2013

Final Fantasy XV DLC Schedule Released