Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn

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EPISODE ARDYN offers players a chance to step into the role of FINAL FANTASY XV’s main antagonist. Set before the events of FINAL FANTASY XV, players will learn more about Ardyn’s backstory in a story of death and restoration.
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After the masterpiece that was Episode Ignis, Episode Ardyn falls a little too short compared to that. I assume you have played all the other XV related media or at least the base game, so the combat is still good or bad depending on your taste, the gameplay is more like an "arena" where you have almost only mini-boss battles and the final battles, which I prefer more from the semi-open world that the Episode Prompto proposed.

The real meat of this DLC is its lore and story, if you have seen the Ardyn's anime, you have the backstory, but in here, you'll uncover what came after and why Ardyn was like he was in the main campaign. The music started kind of edgy and ironic, but after a while, I really dug it, and I think that feeling goes for almost everything, aside from the ending which I really like but I can't say if it was lazy writing or intentional, so maybe that's up to you to decide.

This final episode doesn't feel as mandatory as Ignis's, but it sure doesn't feel as shallow as the other two, the thing is that it doesn't stand out much either, so only play it if you find it on sale or really want to expando XV's lore.
«That ending!»
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