Movie Review: Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

“Sacrifice the Lucis sons to save his own?” 

~ Nyx Ulric (Aaron Paul)

 

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is a tie-up film of the one of the most anticipated games of year 2016, the Final Fantasy XV. It is helmed by Takeshi Nozue (also the director of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children) and produced by Hajime Tabata (the game director of Final Fantasy XV who replaced Tetsuya Nomura) under the development of Square Enix and Visual Works.

The story of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV focuses on the peace treaty to be agreed upon by two rival kingdoms: Lucis, the kingdom of magic and the bearer of the last crystal and the Niflheim Empire, the kingdom of military technology advancement being led by Emperor Iedolas Aldercapt, that have been using brute force in dominating vast lands of Eos (the name of the planet)After the empire has shown off power in their recent attacks, King Regis Lucis Caelum CXIII (voiced by Sean Bean), the reigning king of Lucis, was presented with this unanticipated offer of armistice delivered personally by the imperial chancellor, Ardyn Izunia, under the following conditions: the remaining lands beyond Insomnia (the crown city of Lucis) are to be surrendered as territories of the empire and the son of the king, Prince Noctis Lucis Caelum is to be wed to Lunafreya Nox Fleuret (voiced by Lena Headey), former princess of Tenebrae who is currently under the custody of the empire.

Lacking any better options, King Regis accepted the offer of the empire even though with hesitations. However, the peace treaty came out only as a facade of the scheme of the empire to intrude the crown city to steal the crystal of Lucis. Caught up in the middle of chaos and betrayal, Nyx Ulric (voiced by Aaron Paul), a strong elite member of the Kingsglaive, is tasked to protect the royalty and the kingdom using the magical powers bestowed by the king.

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