This review is the truth! I've played FFXI, FFXIV alpha, beta and currently playing the retail. I agree with everthing said in the review but I still play. In order to like the game, you also has to hate it. Although there are many issues its still fun to play. My main wish would have been for SE is to WAIT to release this game til next year(at least til release with ps3). There is no logical reason to release this game so soon. I still consider FFXIV in its beta stage because alot of the obvious things that WERE in FFXI (simple commands, basic functions) are simply not in this retail version. Its as if FFXI never happened! Even though I'm still playing this, I wholeheartly believe they should have waited. This can be a GREAT game with time.