However, Final Fantasy XV isn’t the only action RPG that allows players to fully explore a vast and intricate environment.
As a final farewell from Square, Final Fantasy became a long-running series that is still going strong to this day despite its humble beginnings. It was evident, however, that the Final Fantasy series needed to re-invent itself in some way or another after 1987. As much as the fighting system has been tinkered with in previous games, it was only in Final Fantasy XV that it was eventually transformed into an all-out action feast.
Final Fantasy XV’s combat may not be the best, but one can’t help but notice how graphically stunning and unusual this entire game is. It’s a given that some gamers would be interested in playing a game that’s similar to this action RPG.
10 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Players will have access to a rich and intricate environment that is loaded to the brim with intriguing encounters that are likely to capture their curiosity in Final Fantasy XV.
No other way to characterize the majority of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim except with this exact remark.
9 Fallout 4
It would be remiss of me not to bring up another outstanding title from Bethesda’s impressive discography while discussing games that allow players to explore vast worlds rich in detail.
Although there are others who think Fallout 4 is a mediocre game, even these critics can’t dispute that it offers players a level of freedom that most people can only dream of.
8 Final Fantasy VII Remake
A special mention has to be made for the Final Fantasy VII remake. From Final Fantasy XV, the combat has been enhanced, making it more dynamic and tactical while still allowing players to feel on top of the world with their incredible moves.
7 Final Fantasy XII
Final Fantasy XII, on the other hand, provides a more traditional Final Fantasy experience without sacrificing the real-time quality of Final Fantasy XV.
The game strikes the ideal balance between the series’ previous turn-based fighting system and the real-time action it was gradually moving towards. For fans of the Final Fantasy series, this is a must-have title.
6 Monster Hunter: World
The hunts in Final Fantasy XV are a major aspect of the game, allowing players to take care of a wide variety of monsters, including some gigantic super-bosses. Certainly, Monster Hunter.World will satisfy the player’s craving for this type of game. It’s one of the best games in the series and a wonderful place to start if you’ve never played anything from it.
5 NieR: Automata
NieR.Automata is an action RPG with a unique story and fantastic real-time combat if you’re looking for something different. After this game blew everyone’s minds upon its initial release, one can only hope that Yoko Taro’s legacy will continue to see success after success.
4 Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
That appealing graphical style in JRPGs wasn’t dead after the first Ni No Kuni game was released was shown conclusively by the sequel. Ni No Kuni II.Revenant Kingdom is a wonderful action JRPG in every sense of the term, taking everything that the previous game accomplished well and enhancing it significantly.
3 Kingdom Hearts III
But despite their complicated nature, Kingdom Hearts games remain a joy to play.
Kingdom Hearts III may not have pleased fans due to its long wait, but that doesn’t take away from its enjoyment as a game with stunning graphics, satisfying combat, and a story that at the very least answers a number of pressing questions that have arisen since the franchise became the unholy mash of prequels, parallel stories, and whatnot.
2 God Of War
God of War is an excellent reboot that revived a once-dead franchise. Improved battle that makes you feel good in your guts? Check. Who wouldn’t want to see a figure who has changed and is still evolving? Check. A brand-new legendary realm ripe with untapped potential for original narratives? Check.
1 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Since Final Fantasy XV had a rocky development period, it’s safe to assume that if it had been given the time and attention it merited, the game’s polish and quality would have been on par with The Witcher 3.
Playing through the third and final installment of an epic trilogy is a joyous experience for anyone who enjoys big open world games that have been fine-tuned to a tee. Everything about The Witcher 3 is excellent, making it a must-play in every way conceivable.