FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD (XONE/PS4)
Final Fantasy games haven’t always fitted the western world market – but this is undoubtedly the most accessible adventure yet.
The franchise has gone back to the start by igniting a new era – before the arrival of Final Fantasy XV – with a grittier, more fast-paced, strategic tone, as the world of Orience is brought to life in (generally) vivid HD detail.
With the ability to choose from 14 playable members of a young combat troupe, Class Zero – as a turbulent war of nations threatens to tear the land apart – this is, for the most part, compelling stuff.
It is intermittently let down by some bland backgrounds and poor camerawork, but with an emotive storyline and at least 30 hours of gameplay this offers a good entry level for newbies – and enough Final Fantasy for fans.