I confess I’m not really the outdoors-y type. The closest I’ve come to the wilderness is a day trip to Yosemite and a few picnics held beneath the towering redwoods of Muir Woods. Yet when I was asked to try out a new virtual reality fishing game, I lept at the chance. Not because I suddenly fancied myself a top-tier angler. Rather, because it’s a Final Fantasy fishing game, and the prospect of reeling in aquatic specimens while hobnobbing with Final Fantasy XV’s “fab four” (Noctis, Prompto, Ignis and Gladiolus), seemed too enjoyable an opportunity to pass up.
p dir=”ltr”>Thus, for the next 7 hours I cast my line into various watering holes around Eos, hunting “Daemon” fish and conversing with familiar Final Fantasy XV characters also out for a day of piscatory fun. Was it enjoyable? Well, it certainly caused a ripple of excitement (I could practically reach out and pet the giant Catoblepas in front of me!), but I’m hard pressed to say it really hooked me. (I’m so sorry. Fishing puns were inevitable.)
Author: Meghan Sullivan