What ever happened to these "sports casting" style of reviews? I like the cuts to the editor in the studio setting, and it adds another level of personality and professionalism to reviews.
What the hell is a chiglet?... anyhow, after what I've just heard and seen, the 4.0 score seems merciful. Japanese devs have always been better at presenting a linear story, set in stone. That's why just about the only jap RPGs to let you fully create a character of your own will be MMO RPGs, such as this one. And this is what they can do when they have at it...
Not all are bound to be this bad, but I do mean to generalize. I've never seen any jap or even eastern MMO be much better than this. It would seem linear games are more their element. And if you bring up Dark Souls... f*** that.
After all I heard Kevin VanOrd say about this game, I came out with the impression that he gave a 4 out of pity. I've never seen a game being bashed like this one
PLEASE MAKE ONE NEW FINAL FANTASY WITH MALE MAGE!!!!!
I WOULD LIKE THAT YOU PUT MAGE LIKE VIVI FROM FF 9!!!!!!
I have played Rift, WoW, The Old Republic, Dark Age Of Camelot and Age Of Conan. I enjoyed FFXIV and FFXI more then all those games. All because I can change my class whenever I want. I do not want to have 6 alt characters like I did in Dark Age Of Camelot because I am tired of playing the same party role over and over. FFXI had slightly better combat then this though, because there was no action queue and you had to time the use of skills spells and items in accordance to enemy attacks and you're attacks. I also like the flexible nature of linkshells compared to guilds from other MMOs. Additionally FFXI and FFXIV had better player communities then all the other MMOs I've played combined. Besides most of the problems Kevin complained about have been fixed already. Considering the amount of progress Square Enix has already made on XIV, 2.0 (PC & PS3) will be a success.
square enix should just stick to what their good at: linear gameplay, rockstar looking characters, and horrible voice acting..
Aside all these people WHO ARE IN DENIAL and think that game is actually GOOD - I wholeheartidly 100% agree with this review! I'll see what this game is like in a year from now maybe. Square Enix reputation fell very much for me personally being my favorite JRPG developer. FFXIV is an abomination of MMORPG.
This review has one of the funniest intros I've seen. The overly dramatic battle music that starts during a fight with a little rat is a perfect parody of this game genre, too bad it wasn't meant to be.
I was dying to get this once they announced it.. but this game tought me that graphics don't make fun game! "That's not fun, that's work". Exactly.
Well done Square enix. You made a game whoose interface and economy is less advanced then Runescape. That has auction houses and hotkeys, after all.
Square Enix is the Square soft lol, Square bought Enix, that's why the Key people like the President, the Executives, etc are the same. Enix was only a small enterprise, where some people make anime and manga mainly, and also produce some video games, like dragon quest, Star ocean and Valkyrie Profile, and that's why after the fusion you notice Square Enix realise lots of RPGs based in anime and manga. Square Enix have lots of studios one of them is where they produce the Final Fantasy's, in another is where they produce the dragon quest's, etc. what i mean is the enterprise is the same but the games are produce by different studios, each game series is made by different people, and the Final fantasy is the same ones from Square, the programmers, the designers, are all the same, of course some people come in another left, but the only difference in the final fantasy games are the team directors. but the production team is exactly the same. And definitely they don't have touch to make MMORPGs, FF11 was not good, or impressive, and FF14 is a disaster.
Simple + Complex + Crazy + Mentally Disturbed + Major Overheating Of CPU + Meltdown Of All Internal Parts + Outrageously Fit Inducing Brain Frying Gas Passing Turnip Harvesting = Uh...
yeah they need to get back to their roots, a complex deep story without linear gameplay. id love to see a FF game like 7 8 or 10 again, with characters i actually like and a story that grabs me.
"FLAME_MAN_91" correction squaresoft made great FF not square enix,the only game that was worth since the fusion was kingdom hearts 2 everything else they made was crap
square enix should stop making mmo's they simply sucks at it,ff13 was a failure too all u was doing is moving forward....glad that nomura work exclusively for ff versus on the ps3 only....open world,minigames,dark atmosphere,airships and cars FINALY.i want squaresoft back
the guy that made ff14 got fired xd,now i heard that those who already got the game pay much less or its free untill they rework on everything + square apologize in public...but yeah this game is a mass failure along star trek online
http://www.cracked.com/article_18805_5-ways-stores-use-science-to-trick-you-into-buying-crap_p2.html Wow, Cracked was right, brand loyalty CAN screw up a person's sense of what's good or bad.
I am big fan from final fantasy games, but this game won the reward of the worst game from the series... its so increasable bad! they don't learn with final fantasy 11.... and next they made one even worst, why spend so many time to make this! instead they can make final fantasy vii remake finaly -.-
I hope the PS3 version is better i have a PS3 and not a PC but judging by the video review this game is a huge let down for the series
@UltimateBohab Actually man I dunno if you've played it lately, but I hated this game at launch as well, after giving it one more shot because of a friend of mine I am actually enjoying it. Theres more direction, the maps work better and more. Worth a second look
i loved all FF games except 11 i hated that one with a passion i wanted to love it so badly but couldn't if this is any thing like that i may be done with FF games for good.
Well ive seen the game enought its seems like a better graph less gameplay then FF11 ... yea well idc wat people say ^^ who can load this game??? cuz my friends all tried haha and comp says game too strong for u :P
Oh god, whats happening to S.E :( Have they lost their records on some of their games like FF7/8/10 Why are they going so oddly wrong at everything they are making latly :/ Hope they mature enough the PS3 version and let it be a good product...
@Renoo27 - Yes, I do remember watching that review. He seemed to dislike Stormrise about as much as he dislikes this game. I like how he goes into so much detail about *why* he doesn't like these games. Gives me a reason to not want to buy it either just a game getting a bad review.
Common fanboys the game sucks just face it and move on.Instead you guys will waste your money and play a crap game to prove to yourself the game is good, well it isnt
I think I'll pretend this game never happened, and act as if its not a final fantasy game because it is a big letdown. Hopefully they release some improvements for the PS3 version that make it worth buying :)
@XamyLP There's an expansion that was just announced I believe.
@Strategygamer22 awww looks like the troll didn't get a rise out of anyone like he wanted :( sorry bro
@hrid Is Vivi even male, who knows :D
In my over ten years of gaming, I still have no idea what troll means (and I'm not trying to be sarcastic, I'm serious with that). All I was trying to say with this is that my complaints with Skyrim were the exact problems this game was bashed on for having.
@Strategygamer22 You're an useless troll and retarded. Now you got it? Useless idiot.