The combat system has been improved in such a way that it appeals to both new comers and old fans. Many reviewers expressed their content with the new combat system.
Some fans praised the game for retaining many of the original elements. Those fans felt familiar with the game, as it contained elements from previous Final Fantasy games. See Why some people didn't like Final Fantasy XV.
Many reviewers praised the game's open world for its good design. According to GameSpot, which gave the game 8/10, Final Fantasy XV's world was beautiful.
According to Game Informer, which gave the game 8.5/10, the journey throughout the game was exciting and full of memorable moments.
Many reviewers and gamers praised the graphics and the design of the open world. Many players were happy with the level of graphics which helped them feel connected to the game. See why Final Fantasy games are usually long.
Many reviewers were disappointed by the trailer released earlier before the game. The low expectations many people had made the game seem much better when they got their hands on it.
The design of the monster was praised by many gamers. The monsters looked realistic and at the same time resembled many of the old Final Fantasy monsters. See also why many people loved Final Fantasy 7.
Many people praised the way the game was modernized and said that the right mix was found between a final fantasy game and a modern world.
Many praised the game for having many new elements such as the vast open world part. This made the game very different from other final fantasy games while retaining the core experience.
Some reviewers praised the side quests for being interesting and diverse. They said that the nature of the side quests made the game exciting.
The soundtracks of Final Fantasy XV were as good as the tracks of many of the old popular Final Fantasy games. The interesting tracks made the game more exciting.
Many people praised the non-linear experience of the game. Unlike old Final Fantasy games where the path was almost linear, the new Final Fantasy allows for more exploration and adventure.