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Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016/Sony Blu-ray)

Picture: A Sound: B+ Extras: A Film: B+

The Kingdom of Lucis and Niflheim have been at war for ages. Niflheim, with it's magitek and Lucis with it's magic. For as long as Lucis has the Crystal and the Kingsglaive, they have managed to kept Niflheim's army at bay, but as Niflheim's military might continues to grow stronger King Regis power grows weaker, and he is given an ultimatum to force his son, Noctis to marry the Princess Lunafreya, also a captive of Niflheim. While the King is forced to make a difficult choice, the Kingsglaive continues to protect Lucis from Niflheim's lies and treachery in the new CGI animated feature Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016).

Nyx is an elite member of the Kingsglaive, a soldier imbued with magic by the King Regis to protect the Kingdom of Lucis. Over the years, they have fought tirelessly in a losing war, but when King Regis concedes and is forced to sign a peace treaty, Nyx is the only one who suspects it is anything but peace. And while some believe in peace, others believe King Regis has become too weak to rule. Nyx discovers too late that the peace treaty was a cover-up for a surprise attack by Niflheim and for them to steal the crystal which protects the kingdom. What he never expected is for treachery to come from within their own ranks. Nyx must rescue not only the princess but stop the invasion, their only hope lies in unlocking the hidden power in the King's ring, the Ring of of Lucii.

This was another beautifully made Square Enix movie/prequel to the Final Fantasy XV rpg, though a bit tragic and doom and gloom it show what led to the downfall of a kingdom and the opening setting of the game. Fans should be particularly impressed. Lena Headley, Sean Bean and Aaron Paul lead the English-language voice cast.

The 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image is as good as it can be for this style of CGI animation, while the lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 mix night not be as spectacular, it is still strong enough with a consistent soundfield and its share of decent detail. Extras include Away With Words: Epic and Intimate Vocals, Fit For the Kingsglaive: Building of the World, To Capture the Kingsglaive: The Process, Emotion Music: Scoring the Kingsglaive and trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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