Square Enix, developer of the AAA Final Fantasy series showed off one of their newest games at New York Comic Con 2017, Monsters of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV.  I had a chance to sit down with a representative of Square Enix and play a demo version of the epic Virtual Reality fishing simulator. That’s right, not only did they turn the fishing section of Final Fantasy XV into a game, but they made it into a PlayStation VR game. I’ve never been the biggest fan of VR, but there are a few exceptions that I think are worthwhile games. Monsters of the Deep turned out to be one of the few that I genuinely enjoyed!

Join Noctis, Prompto, Ignis, and Gladio in a virtual reality backdrop as they head towards a thrilling encounter with monsters that lurk in the dark waters.” That’s right, you don’t play any of the boys in this game, you play as yourself as they interact with you in between games! As I was playing the demo, I couldn’t help but be in awe after I caught each fish and was able to observe them close up. The graphics were incredible, I thought I was looking at real fish, even the giant made up fish looked like they could be real!

The objective of the game is to visit every location and catch the monstrous creature that lurks there. There is also a free fishing mode where you can “kick back, relax and indulge in a variety of challenges through various locations around the world of Eos.” As an extra bonus, players can participate in capturing bounties and tournaments. As you work to catch these bounties and win tournaments, you can customize rods, reels, and lures to catch the more difficult fish.

Monsters of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV will be available on November 21st, 2017, or PlayStation VR and costs $29.99.

If you would like to see more coverage from Square Enix’s NYCC presentations, please click the links below:

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Ian M
Senior Staff Writer

Ian is a 21 year old small town guy from Pennsylvania. He currently attends Temple University as a transfer student majoring in English. He has been playing and talking about video games since he was three years old starting out with the Nintendo 64. The first game he ever played was Super Mario 64, which he can absolutely destroy and knows every secret. His two favorite games of all time include Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask (N64), and Bloodborne. During the school year he is drowning in school work, and in the summer he takes his time to catch up on his favorite hobbies.