Gaming Post 44: Final Fantasy XV: Assassin’s Festival

The random number generator has determined that the next game I should talk about is Final Fantasy XV: Assassin’s Festival. It was a free DLC for Final Fantasy XV and one of the two pieces of crossover content between Final Fantasy XV and Assassin’s Creed Origins. It’s not very long, but it has end credits so I count it as a game.

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I’m a relatively avid fan of the game series Assassin’s Creed, so it was a delight to find out that the game I was in the middle of playing (Final Fantasy XV) was given Assassin’s Creed related crossover content. The premise in Assassin’s Festival is that one of the towns in the game (Lestallum) is celebrating a local legend who may or may not have existed, and the protagonists drive into town right in time to take part in the festivities.

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Apparently, the Assassin’s Creed series exists in the universe of Final Fantasy XV, and so Noctis and Prompto are stoked to dress up as Assassins from their favorite game. This is a little weird, but then again, this game has a side-quest based on Nissin Cup Noodles.

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Some plot occurs, limiting Noctis’s magical abilities, forcing him to sneak around on rooftops and use fighting tactics reminiscent of those used in the Assassin’s Creed games.

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At the end, you get to keep Bayak’s Robes, but I went further and exchanged an egg for Altaïr’s robes, since he is the most iconic Assassin in my opinion.

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This is Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad pumping gas.

Assassin’s Creed Origins had a small side-quest added in which a character from Final Fantasy XV appears to be universe hopping and ends up in Ptolemaic Egypt. These crossover events are more jarring in Assassin’s Creed Origins, because the Assassin’s Creed universe is notably secular. Supernatural occurrences in Assassin’s Creed are usually portrayed as the results of people playing around with the mechanical doodads of humanity’s mortal creators, the Isu race (the ones who came before). Looking into the official explanation, it looks like Layla hacked her own Animus to add in Final Fantasy stuff.

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In Assassin’s Creed Origins, I got something called the Ultima Blade, the shield Ziedrich, and a camel mount that looks a lot like a Chocobo.

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I plan to catch up in both the Assassin’s Creed and Final Fantasy series, so I’ll be sure to stock up on Nissin Cup Noodles, so I can have the get-up and go, to do all the pathetic stuff I have to do.

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Thanks for reading! =)

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