Hajime Tabata and his team of developers in Square Enix clearly had a plan regarding Final Fantasy XV’s livelihood beyond the main game, with DLC expansions, free content, entertainment medium, and the occasional mobile spinoff games. It sounds fun and exciting, but fans are slowly losing interest in the expanded world due to lackluster content, and the latest mobile spinoff title, Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire might just be the final straw for them.
As the title suggests, A New Empire requires players to join guilds, build their own kingdom and troops to take on other players, which is not a surprise considering it’s developed by MZ, the studio behind Mobile Strike and Game of War: Fire Age. Besides the general gameplay, you can expect to see popular characters from the original game, namely Noctis, Gladio, Ignis, Prompto, Cindy, and much more.
If that’s enough to hook you in, then good for you, but if you are still skeptical about the viability of the game, your worries are well-warranted. According to Kotaku, A New Empire is plastered with ads after ads to encourage players in buying gems for general commodities such as speed up features. It’s a normal feature you’ll see in other similar titles, but this makes the game a very generic kingdom-builder, with the exception it’s plastered with elements of FF XV.
With that said, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy A New Empire, but looking at what the app has offered so far, it feels like it’s best that we stick to other reputable games if we are into building an army before sending them to war. At the meantime, we can look forward to yet another mobile spinoff for FF XV, King’s Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon, which looks more like a proper game to spend your time on.