From the second it starts, playing Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition is surreal. Aside from its chibi art style, the beginning of the game is identical to the console edition of Final Fantasy XV, from the early flash-forward to saying goodbye to King Regis, and even pushing the Regalia after it breaks down.
As you’d expect for mobile, battles have been drastically simplified, now based on tapping instead of the mechanics you’d find in XV on console. Warp Strikes are performed by swiping, and you can target an enemy from afar by holding down a finger on them. Parrying and dodging comes in the form of touch-based quick time events, and movement is simply dragging your finger to where you want Noctis and friends to run.