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Title: Final Fantasy XIV
Posted: March 13, 2010 (02:44 PM)
With all this talk about FFXIII, I figured I'd talk about the next MMO in the series. I applied for the beta, but didn't get in the first batch of invites. ; ;

Gameplay-wise, it seems pretty interesting, especially the Armoury system, a take on the job system that apparently changes your job based on your current weapon.

I've always felt that Final Fantasy XI received a lot of bad press because, as an online game, it's not a "real" Final Fantasy... Despite the fact that the next "real" Final Fantasy was nearly a carbon copy in terms of gameplay,sans online play. Throw in more series homages than you can shake a stick at and a great storyline told through gratuitous cutscenes, and the only thing that really seperates it from "real" FF games is the fact that it's online. That's quite a bit of unfair treatment, and Square Enix making the next numbered entry in the series an MMORPG seems to indicate that they agree with my sentiment.

Anyway, is anyone else going to participate in the beta, or even play the final game when it's released?

As an aside, I'll update this post with videos of cute Korean girls singing when I get home from work.

Edit: As promised!


honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Posted: March 13, 2010 (05:34 PM)
Looking forward to the cute Korean girls singing, for sure...

Anyway, I might give Final Fantasy XIV a shot. I probably will, even. I like some of the art style I see and I'm not at all opposed to playing through another MMORPG if it's done well. The last one I really bothered with was Phantasy Star Online.

One reason that I didn't bother with Final Fantasy XI was that it wasn't as convenient or natural for me to start playing. I didn't care to do it on PC and a lot of PS2s weren't even online-compatible, plus to be honest the game didn't look that great.

Final Fantasy XIV has a lot of potential and my PS3 goes online conveniently and all that, so there's a decent chance that I'll give it a shot and maybe come to love it.

zippdementiaUser: zippdementia
Posted: March 13, 2010 (08:40 PM)
I guess I didn't get into beta, either, then. Too bad, because I like the ideas behind FFXIV and might actually play it on the PS3. FFXI I didn't want to play because it was so PC oriented and that never ends well for me.

espigaUser: espiga
Posted: March 14, 2010 (04:51 AM)
The first batch of beta invites were sent out, oh, a week or so ago. The beta website was opened on March 11th with a promise that the beta client would be available "very soon".
If you didn't get an invite for this phase of the beta, there's still a good chance that you'll get an invite when they send out a later wave of them.

zippdementiaUser: zippdementia
Posted: March 14, 2010 (12:52 PM)
Cool. Maybe we'll be on together. That would be fun.

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