What the—? Well, we suppose nothing about Final Fantasy XV should surprise us anymore, but even after earlier reports suggested as much, this first trailer for Episode Prompto has caught us by surprise. It looks like the kind of corridor third-person shooter that you’d find on the PlayStation 2 – but in the days before Resident Evil 4 released and revolutionised the genre.

Look, we haven’t played this so we reserve judgement, and the footage clearly depicts a tutorial area so maybe it’ll improve, but… It just looks so bad, and doesn’t do anything to accentuate the very obvious strengths that Final Fantasy XV has. Eh, it’s due out on 27th June and of course we’ll give it a fair shake. But our expectations aren’t very high, let’s say that.

[source youtube.com]