Square Enix Responds to Chocobo GP Backlash

Following a variety of popular posts on social media calling out questionable design choices in Chocobo GP, Square Enix took to the official Final Fantasy Twitter page to address the controversy.

The controversial design choices include paid currency that expires (Mythril) and Battle Passes with desirable content in a non-free-to-play game. Players took to Twitter to voice their frustrations with the game, leading to Square Enix’s response.

In response to these complaints, Square Enix is giving players 500 Mythril for free, though since Mythril still expires, not everyone is satisfied with this resolution. Square Enix also said that they will be making the prize level settings in Chocobo GP Mode more forgiving, and that they’ll share further details on these changes as soon as possible.

If you’re still on the fence about Chocobo GP, check out our full written review as well as our video review. We said that “Chocobo GP isn’t the Chocobo racer from my past, but it is just as whimsically unique as ever. I’m still unsure if it’s a game for children or older Final Fantasy fans; maybe it falls somewhere between. There’s some balance needed, and the tracks have no identity, but you’re playing a game where a bird is wearing rollerblades, so find fun in that.”

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Spencer Legacy

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