Dragon Quest XI vs Final Fantasy XV ?
I ended up going with DQ XI and I must say I am really enjoying it so far. The game is gorgeous and looks really sharp on the PS4 Pro. I am playing with Draconian Quest Stronger Monsters option enabled and I think that the difficulty is perfect. I come from old school where if a boss is too hard just level up some more lol so this is no problem for me. It was a common complaint in Ni No Kuni 2, the game had some extremely interesting mechanics that were rendered useless because the game was too easy. Same with DQXI, without stronger monsters there is no need to gear up or use the forge or any of the game's mechanics because everything dies so easily.
I think that Square Enix are at their best when they use 3rd party engine like the Unreal engine used for DQXI for example and at their worst when they are trying to develop their own engine which caused FFXV to be in development hell and now the FF7 remake as well. I do plan to pick up FFXV though, likely during the next time it's on sale and as a bonus I also picked up a copy of Dragon Quest Heroes II.
Back to playing DQ XI...