The first PS5 review score for Final Fantasy XVI has been published online, by way of Japanese magazine Famitsu. The outlet awarded the Square Enix title a 39/40, with three reviewers handing the RPG a 10 and a fourth giving it a 9. More verdicts are expected to hit the Internet in the lead-up to tomorrow's launch. Reported by Gematsu, the outlet claims the main story will take roughly 35 to 40 hours to complete, but your playtime will double if you're a completionist.
Just two Final Fantasy games have been awarded a 40/40 rating on Famitsu: Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy XIII-2. Final Fantasy XV scored a 38/40, so the publication reckons the latest entry is an improvement at least. Other entries in the RPG franchise to score the same as Final Fantasy XVI are Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and Final Fantasy Type-0.
Most recently, Famitsu awarded a 40/40 review score to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Street Fighter 6. Where do you think the Metacritic average will land? Share your prediction in the comments below.