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Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus Review (PS4)

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Last Fantasy XV was at last discharged toward the finish of a year ago after a long pause and now the principal story DLC including the strong ‘Shield of the King’ Gladiolus as a playable character has likewise been discharged. Shockingly, this DLC additionally conveys a somewhat modest sticker price prompting the inquiry, is it worth the speculation?

Since Final Fantasy XV has been out for some time and it is a basic and business accomplishment for Square Enix, the designers have discharged their first rambling DLC for the game. This DLC is centered around one of the three party part, Gladiolus, and it further clarifies the backstory of a portion of the key characters in Final Fantasy XV.

Scene Gladiolus includes another playable character, various new manager battles and a totally different arrangement of foes to slaughter, notwithstanding investigating a spic and span cell. Anyway the DLC is fairly short long and for the most part set in a straight area that makes it feel somewhat confined contrasted with the remainder of the game. Then again, the visuals and workmanship style are first rate and make the investigation in these direct sections charming in general.

Even though the main game featured just a single playable character, which was Noctis, this story DLC has finally made Gladiolus playable and he seems to pack quite a punch. Not only Galdiolus is able to use his great sword to annihilate and obliterate the enemies, he can also throw them with his strength as well as pick columns to smash them. This adds a fun dynamic combat system that might lack the warp strikes of Noctis, but more than makes up for it with the addition of the block, parry and hard hitting attacks of Gladiolus.

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Unfortunately while the gameplay is fun, the length of the DLC is rather short and it is quite possible to finish it within 2 hours – infact it can actually take you less. However this DLC also includes two different modes that are unlocked once the story is completed. One is the ‘Score Attack’ mode that is essentially a time trial that tests the combat capability of the players. It offers rewards for attaining a set amount of points which are counted by the amount of combos chained and enemies killed. The other mode is labeled ‘Final Trial’ and it is an extremely tough boss fight against Cor. If you are interested in challenging him out, you can try your luck and skills in this mode.

Some of the rewards for completing this DLC include new weapon for Gladiolus, new type of special moves as well as a completely new costume that can be used in the main game. So in addition to digging further into the backstory of Gladiolus and Cor, the DLC also adds these neat extras to the main game. The replay value depends on how far you can go to tackle some of the challenging trophies including defeating Cor and attaining 1 million points in Score Mode.

Episode Gladiolus is a fun experience and a nice distraction from the main game, however if Square Enix needs the fans to take these story DLCs seriously, they need to put in more work and make sure the length is reasonable for the upcoming content.

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