In Final Fantasy XV, events can go in a different way depending on what conversation options you select, and thanks to two gameplay videos released respectively on August 16th and yesterday, you can see two different outcomes for the same situation.
Keep in mind that due to the nature of the content, this article includes mild spoilers on the beginning of the game.
If you check the video below, in the first case Noctis responds with a firm denial to Iris’ joke (but is it really a joke?), causing Gladio’s sister to display an irritated reaction. In the second clip, he responds in a softer way, and Iris’ reaction is definitely more cheerful and even a tad romantic. Make sure to turn on captions if they already aren’t, so you can read the translation of the scene in Japanese.
As a funny note of color, in most examples we have seen so far, conversations had three options. Could there be a third that lets Noctis be a bit of a playboy and actually confirm that it’s a date? Unfortunately, we have no way to know for now.
At the moment it’s unknown just how relevant those change will be, and whether they will influence the overall story at all or not.
On top of that, yesterday’s video actually included both the PS4 and the Xbox One version of the game. While different scenes were showcased on different consoles, the equipment menu is the same, giving us a chance to gauge the effect of the different resolutions (we learned yesterday that PS4 runs the current version of the game dynamically between 900p and 1080p, while the Xbox One version runs it between 765p and 900p).
Since both versions of the game come from the same video, compression levels should be the same, allowing us to achieve a fair comparison. Just keep in mind that the game is still being optimized, so things might change by release on November 29th.
Given that YouTube compression hides detail, you can download a less compressed version of the video here, and watch it directly on your PC.