The World of Final Fantasy demo at San Diego Comic Con 2016 was like a mix of
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon
- Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
You can play as a conventional or chibi version of a character prior to teaming up with a old school Final Fantasy creature like a Bomb or a Behemoth. Really cool. Maybe they’ll use this in a future canon game.
A lot of the standard Final Fantasy spells were used as well.