Final Fantasy XVI Has A Decent Neon Genesis Evangelion Anime Nod

A Neon Genesis Evangelion screenshot shows EVA Unit 01 going crazy.

Screenshot: Gainax / Netflix / Kotaku

Final Fantasy XVIA more action-oriented approach to the RPG series, it clearly draws inspiration from many other popular media. Like Game Informer Announced in May, Square Enix was inspired by blockbuster movies and hit series like: game of Thrones, GodzillaAnd Neon Genesis Evangelion during the development of the game. And it’s this latest inspiration that has come to the fore after gamers paid a detailed homage to the mecha anime series.

Spoiler alert for Final Fantasy XVI.

ResetEra forum Lady Bow user posted a video comparing the battle between anime protagonist Shinji Ikari and Sachiel. Neon Genesis EvangelionFrom Tokyo-3 (a post-apocalyptic version of Tokyo) to a terrifying battle between Phoenix and Ifrit in the early hours FFXVI.

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This troll fight (playable in demo, btw!) takes place between two manifest calls. FFXVI basically by turning the player into a giant kaiju version of a god. Early in the game, one of the outposts in the game’s fictional kingdom Rosaria is ambushed. Phoenix does her best to protect her from the raging Ifrit. Unfortunately, the Phoenix that gets ripped from his ass to his appetite on stage is his brother Joshua. FFXVI Protag, Clive. You can check out the GIF of the video below.

gif: Square Enix / Gainax / Netflix / Kotaku / Lady Bow

And just like in NGE Shinj and Eva with Unit 01, this fight showcases a similar viewpoint of the giant kaiju mounting his opponent and giving them savage blows in the face, then hitting them with a double-armed hammer fist.

The similarities between the fights make it all the more tragic as Clive begs the hulking titan to stop his attack. Clive’s desperate plea mirrors Shinji’s plea to his father, Gendo Ikari, to stop his mecha from crushing his friend’s entrance slip after his unit goes AWOL. They are like poetry because they rhyme.

And here it is: just Final Fantasy XVI A video game with bold and political tricks similar to George RR Martin’s game of Thrones serial and bombastic Devil May Cry-esque action, but also the latest video game to pay homage NGE the work of its creator, Hideaki Anno. We love to see it.



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