It's another mission pack for this already shallow RPG that is simply worse then the other packs avaiable in all regards

User Rating: 2 | Final Fantasy XI: Adoulin no Makyou PC
Game Title: Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin
Platform: Xbox 360/PC
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: MMO RPG
Age Rating: PEGI: 12+
Release Date: PC version: March 26, 2013 (US), March 27, 2013 (Europe, Australia, Japan)
Xbox 360 version: March 26, 2013 (US), March 27, 2013 (Japan, Australia, Europe)
Game Score: 2.0/10
It's another mission pack for this already shallow RPG that is simply worse then the other packs avaiable in all regards.
After 5 years of one of the most disappointing online games that kept gaining money from fans for so long, It was at last we can finally put this travesty down for good. However Square Enix planned to make another Final Fantasy Online game that was XIV and we all know how bad that trash was. Final Fantasy Online continues it's long going disappointing spree with their announcement of XIV: A Realm Reborn and also it's latest Final Fantasy XI Mission pack which is no doubt the worst of them all and why did it have to exist is beyond us. This mission pack expansion is called the Seekers of Adoulin and it's available for the Xbox 360 and the PC.

This is a game that should have just been it's own game and also being that it's online that still plans to be a pay to play is disgusting. Getting the new content out of the way first, there are 2 new classes that are Geomancer and Rune Fencer that try to add new elements and also there are also 8 new enemies, a new region to play which has 12 areas to visit if you so chose to.

Sadly Final Fantasy XI's gameplay doesn't hold up at all and it's a shame XIV never solved it's issues. Basically you run around each town or dungeon talking to people to get quests to do where's all about fighting against types of monsters before taking on the next. It gets really boring quickly and worse off the battle system is super slow and uninteresting to handle.

In case anyone has thankfully never ever played Final Fantasy XI before, basically there is no battlefield when you start battles, instead the entire dungeon and overworld is treated as it's own battlefield and battles are started by walking towards enemies on the map and selecting the attack button on the command menu. You simply just watch as you and the enemy take turns to attack each other. You can select Magic spells and other abilities in the battle menu by selecting but however their set up is very confusing at times. The main feature of this being an MMO is having a party together with other players but only then the battles becomes uninteresting because the turn based battles are extremely slow and boring to play since you're mostly watching the battles. You can try and run away from battles if you possibly can and also it becomes annoying when you're attacks keep missing the target even if you as close as possible.

Final Fantasy XI's graphics won't impress anyone on the Xbox 360 version with dated visuals, blend environments and dull magic spell effects. Basically it looks rather outdated even the PC version doesn't fair better in that department. The character animations are only decent and there each of them can look good in any different kind of available outfits and armours. The soundtrack is the only thing that is good about the game. Each track features plenty of impressive beats and orchestral pieces and the sound effects are good at least.

Seekers of Adoulin won't be able to redeem any of the poorly delivered content, battles are slow and boring to play or even watch even with friends. The command interface is still terrible and also dying causes you to lose experience which is just very stupid especially if you worked really hard gaining it all only to lose it at the hands of a powerful enemy. Overall this is a poor excuse of a mission pack and it really doesn't do anything to enhance the experience of this already terrible MMO RPG game and this is overall just another mission pack for this already shallow RPG that is simply worse then the other packs available in all regards.
The Good Points:
1. At least the audio is good and that's it

The Bad Points:
1.It's still a pay to play game by monthly basis
2.Dated graphics
3.Bad user interface and the battle system is slow and boring even with friends
4.A waste of extra space and money
Reviewed by: Anthony Hayball (AQWBlaZer91)