developer: Square-Enix / Eidos
publisher: Square-Enix / Eidos
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4
Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades is a stand-alone edition of Comrades - an expansion to the 2016 release of jRPG Final Fantasy XV, which added a cooperation mode. Square Enix is responsible for the game. Unlike the original version of Comrades, this release is available in a free-to-play model.
Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades starts six months after the events presented in the thirteenth chapter of Final Fantasy XV. The whole world is shrouded in darkness, and people are forced to fight for survival in isolated cities, besieged by hordes of monsters traversing desolate roads and fields. We play as anonymous members of the Lucis royal guard. Together with our companions, we defend people against threats while awaiting the return of the king, who is to restore the light to the world. During the adventure, the task of the guards is to find meteor fragments that can supply the electricity generators used by human stations.
We start Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades by creating our own hero using an extensive character editor. Then, the players are transferred to the base in Lestallum city and begin to perform missions. There are several types of tasks available, but they are usually based on defeating specific creatures, defending a position or escorting a target. While performing further missions, we are rewarded with funds, which we can spend on new equipment and outfits. A maximum of four people can participate in the game. You can create your own team or search for games created by others.
The gameplay has not changed significantly compared to Final Fantasy XV. The combat system remains the same, although we cannot use many different weapons and magic at the same time. One spell is assigned to each type of weapon, such as swords, daggers or shields. We also can't use summons. It is worth noting that in the stand-alone version of Comrades you will find weapons, bosses, and clothes, which were not in the DLC.
In Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades, we can only play with others.
Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades uses maps and locations designed for the original Final FantasyXV and its DLCs. Many monsters and equipment have also been borrowed. Thus, we should not expect major differences in graphics design - most new elements can be found in the character editor, which contains dozens of configuration options, as well as in the diverse and huge wardrobe for our hero.