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Podcast: An In-Depth Discussion Of Final Fantasy XV

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On today’s episode of Kotaku Splitscreen, we’re taking a spoilery deep dive into Final Fantasy XV.

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Kirk and I have drastically different opinions on the fifteenth Final Fantasy—I liked it a lot; he didn’t—which makes for a fun conversation as we pick at the game’s warts. Final Fantasy XV is a messy, clearly unfinished game, but do the characters and combat make up for that? LET’S DISCUSS!

You can listen to this week’s episode on iTunes or Google Play, or directly here. (MP3 download here.) As always, you can reach us at splitscreen@kotaku.com.

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DISCUSSION

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Randy Randerson

I just heard you guys asking about the point of Pitioss Ruins, and apparently it’s this reallllllly symbolic explanation of the backstory and lore, dealing with the conflict between Ifrit and the Astrals (Pitioss = Pit of Eos). There’s a great video explanation here (the title is weird, I’m not sure I agree with that part), and a great explanation on Reddit to go with it. It’s really fascinating stuff, and allegedly is confirmed with some of the SE developers:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FFXV/comments/5t367b/pitioss_ruins_revelations/

(I would’ve really prefered a cutscene explaining this stuff over a weird platforming dungeon...come on, Square, the lore for this game is so great, just tell it to us)

ETA: I think the most interesting bit is that the design/shape of the Rock of Ravatogh (the nearby landmark) actually alludes to Ifrit mourning his dead lover (the female deity in the game’s logo).