DAGINATSUKO
daginatsuko.com   United States
 
 
I'm an aspiring IT professional, web developer and PC gamer living in the United States. My interests revolve around web technologies, computer hardware and emulation.

Currently contributing as the web developer for RPCS3, an experimental open-source Sony PlayStation 3 emulator and debugger written in C++ for Windows and Linux. See http://rpcs3.net for more details.

Hardware

Overview
Mini-ITX, i7-8700K 4.7GHz, 16GB DDR4 3000MHz, GTX 1080 8GB 2000MHz / 5600MHz OC, 250GB M.2 SSD, 120GB SSD, 6TB HDD

Chassis
In Win 901 Black Aluminium

Motherboard
ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I Gaming

Processor
Intel Core i7-8700K 6 Cores / 12 Threads (4.7GHz)

Graphics
NVIDIA GTX 1080 8GB ACX 3.0 (2000MHz / 5400MHz OC)

Memory
Corsair Vengeance RGB LED 16GB DDR4 (3000MHz)

Boot Drive
Samsung 960 Pro 250GB M.2 SSD (2.1GB/s)

Cache Drive
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB SSD (540.5MB/s)

Storage Drive
Western Digital Blue 6TB 5400RPM (168.5MB/s)

CPU Cooler
Cryorig C1 w/ Noctua NF-F12 (120mm)

Power Supply
Corsair AXi Digital 1200 Watt (80 Plus Platinum)

Peripherals

Keyboard
WASD 10-Keyless Custom (MX Red Silent)

Mouse
Logitech G Pro RGB (12000DPI)

Gamepad
Xbox One S Wireless Controller

Expenditure

Steam Account
Started on May 24th, 2015 with a value of $4,903

Personal Computer
Started on Dec 03rd, 2013 with a value of $3,195
Currently Online
Achievement Showcase
21,977
Achievements
210
Perfect Games
91%
Avg. Game Completion Rate
Items Up For Trade
826
Items Owned
19
Trades Made
1,360
Market Transactions
Review Showcase
Final Fantasy XV is a technical masterpiece and a story worth replaying on the PC platform. Originally, I owned this game on Xbox One and I enjoyed every second of it. Further down the line, Xbox One X released and I gave the game yet another playthrough. At the time, I felt like this is as good as it would get as I was able to enjoy the game in its full quality with a dynamic 4K resolution scaler, improved visuals and native HDR support. Fast forward into 2018 and here we are again. The final and most complete release of Final Fantasy XV on the best gaming platform known to mankind.

Final Fantasy XV definitely strays away from previous games in the exploration, combat and visual departments. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition aims to be the most visually compelling Final Fantasy game on PC to date. While others may not care about visuals and simply want to enjoy a good story, don't be deterred. Final Fantasy XV features a great narrative as well as great voice acting. Most see the game as an "Emo boy band on an adventure to where", when really that isn't the case at all. Final Fantasy XV is a bit more deeper than that and actually justifies its exploration aspects better than most open-world RPG games. There are lots of things to do, lots of places to go and plenty of beasts to slay. Oh and lets not forget about the additional downloadable content provided in this final release too.

Gameplay is solid minus a few minor hitches in travel and discovery. For the most part, you're going to be riding around a lot. Taking in the sites, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful visuals. I believe these are nice intermissions before you jump into action or progress in the story. While some may see this as a pain in the game's design, I see it as a way to appreciate the love and detailed craftsmanship that the developers have put into this world. This may be the last time we ever see the Luminous Engine running a fully fledged game besides Final Fantasy XIV. If you're a fan of Kingdom Hearts-esque combat with a little bit of verticality, Final Fantasy XV is going to feel great as you swing your sword (or other useful weapons) at your enemy throughout the adventure.

As for performance, Final Fantasy XV sees a different level of optimization and scalability across different hardware configurations. Unlike previous Final Fantasy games, Final Fantasy XV has had a bit more care given to it with this port. The game was essentially rebuilt form the ground up for PC in mind but also ends up being a bit more demanding when cranked all the way up to the highest settings. But in turn it offers many more settings than its predecessors such as resolution scaling, additional anti-aliasing methods, VRAM usage limits and other detailed options for those less fortunate. Its up to you to find the best balance of settings based on your current hardware configuration if you don’t quite meet the system requirements. Just remember, the game is designed to push the very boundaries of PC visuals for those who want to. Not everyone has to. You don't need to be able to max out the game's settings to enjoy.

“Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition is a story worth telling and an experience worth playing and then replaying once more” — DAGINATSUKO
Artwork Showcase
IN WIN 901 Z370 Build
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