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  Mothanos

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8/29/13 5:25:23 AM#41

Hmm let me look in the past mmo marked at themepark.

Warhammer
Aion
SWTOR
GW2
FF ARR

i can say right now that FF ARR beats any of those in the list.
but hey you cant please everyone right ?

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  grimal

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8/29/13 10:03:29 AM#42

Well, I just hit level 10 on my character.  Here's my feelings thus far:

Graphics - Very nice.  Best yet of an MMO to date.

Music/Sound - Very nice as well.

Questing - Meh.  Very uninspired.  I feel the writing(at least so far) are on the same level as Tera.  I am trying to read the quest log/interactions but my mind wanders.  It's just so bland and uninteresting.

Combat - Typical 1 2 3 tab combat.

Overall - Aside from the beautiful graphics, I am not quite sure what the appeal is for this game yet.  Of course, perhaps the game opens up further down, but at the current state, I am just not really engaged in the game thus far.  I'm surprised because at least with Tera I was actually having a lot of fun at this level.  I find myself playing but thinking about other games.

(I mention Tera a lot in my comparison because to me, that is what the game feels a lot like).

Release a game with a very large established fanbase from 10+ years of bnet history when the market was still emerging and the casual base had not yet been established, thus ripe for harvesting a momentious self perpetuating playerbase people never leave because they have X hours invested in their characters, and their friends and everyone else plays anyway. Not discounting Blizzard quality... but WoW's success is as much about perfect timing as it is quality, if not more so. - Derros

  Antiquated

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8/29/13 10:23:29 AM#43
Originally posted by Cetra

But i doubt any mmo now or the future can meet your expectations.

Shouldn't that be the title of this site's index page?

  TwoThreeFour

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Joined: 3/26/12
Posts: 2148

8/29/13 2:16:19 PM#44
Originally posted by grimal

Well, I just hit level 10 on my character.  Here's my feelings thus far:

Graphics - Very nice.  Best yet of an MMO to date.

Music/Sound - Very nice as well.

Questing - Meh.  Very uninspired.  I feel the writing(at least so far) are on the same level as Tera.  I am trying to read the quest log/interactions but my mind wanders.  It's just so bland and uninteresting.

Combat - Typical 1 2 3 tab combat.

Overall - Aside from the beautiful graphics, I am not quite sure what the appeal is for this game yet.  Of course, perhaps the game opens up further down, but at the current state, I am just not really engaged in the game thus far.  I'm surprised because at least with Tera I was actually having a lot of fun at this level.  I find myself playing but thinking about other games.

(I mention Tera a lot in my comparison because to me, that is what the game feels a lot like).

You missed "interdependent crafting", maybe that's why you are not really liking it :D?

  vandal5627

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Joined: 12/04/12
Posts: 301

8/29/13 2:27:45 PM#45
Originally posted by grimal

Well, I just hit level 10 on my character.  Here's my feelings thus far:

Graphics - Very nice.  Best yet of an MMO to date.

Music/Sound - Very nice as well.

Questing - Meh.  Very uninspired.  I feel the writing(at least so far) are on the same level as Tera.  I am trying to read the quest log/interactions but my mind wanders.  It's just so bland and uninteresting.

Combat - Typical 1 2 3 tab combat.

Overall - Aside from the beautiful graphics, I am not quite sure what the appeal is for this game yet.  Of course, perhaps the game opens up further down, but at the current state, I am just not really engaged in the game thus far.  I'm surprised because at least with Tera I was actually having a lot of fun at this level.  I find myself playing but thinking about other games.

(I mention Tera a lot in my comparison because to me, that is what the game feels a lot like).

Looks like you already made up your mind, why force yourself?  Go play the other games you are thinking about, you would feel so much better :)

  drekz

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Joined: 6/25/12
Posts: 27

8/29/13 3:01:26 PM#46
Originally posted by Wakygreek
I like Final Fantasy games, I think that this could have been a really good game but they dropped the ball early on and didn't do enough afterwards to warrant it as a major player. I am not sure if this is still the case, but the reason I skipped it in the end was the fact that it was not offered to PC, anyone know if that has changed or  is it still console only?

Okay I have to ask. No.  I NEED  to ask.  How do you get on this website, into a thread reviewing a game, and then complain that "they dropped the ball" because a game that was released for PC, and never advertised as PS3 only, wasn't released for PC?  

If you have so little information of a game that you don't even know what platform it's on then you really have no opinion of the game at all.

Almost as awesome as the guy that reviewed the game as being terrible because he(someone that has played other mmorpgs) couldn't navigate the start city....with two parts....and a mini map...and full map....and quest markers on the map.

 

  Distopia

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8/29/13 3:08:07 PM#47
Originally posted by Mothanos

Hmm let me look in the past mmo marked at themepark.

Warhammer
Aion
SWTOR
GW2
FF ARR

i can say right now that FF ARR beats any of those in the list.
but hey you cant please everyone right ?

You can say it sure, that doesn't make it any more true than someone who'd pick any of those games over it.

For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson

It is a sign of a defeated man, to attack at ones character in the face of logic and reason

  Sunnyguy46

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Joined: 8/25/13
Posts: 90

8/29/13 3:34:43 PM#48

I don't know OP. "painfully" and "average" means something very different to me. Other than the log-in issues, I haven't found anything painful or average in this game. In fact, I fount it pretty awesome. /shrug

 

Good luck on your epic quest to find the perfect MMO tho. Please share if you ever find it in our lifetime.

  kyssari

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Joined: 4/12/12
Posts: 158

"Reality is but a figment of our collective imaginations." -N.E.S.

8/29/13 3:43:23 PM#49

I have to agree with the OP in it being Average in the aspect that it doesn't bring anything new to the table at all. The combat, questing, even the job and crafting system are all done in the same or at least extremely similiar ways to many other games that have come out over the years.

 

That being said however the graphics and music are great and the story I found interesting and overall the game was pretty well polished and a lot of fun to play, moreso than numerous other games even. It just kinda lacked any other real wow factor other than it being Final Fantasy for me is all. Again I think it's a great game and a lot of fun but personally with the lack of anything new or innovative I just didn't find it worth buying to subscribe to over everything else thats out there atm.

  User Deleted
8/29/13 3:44:51 PM#50
well what did you expect?

they set out to fix a broken game and that goal was achieved perfectly they never intented to make a new game

so imo its stupid to expect something revolutionary or interesting since the original broken game (1.0) that was used as a base was a WoW clone in its core from the wow clone era

sure people like it for now since its new and shiny but they will eventualy leave, excluding those hardcore fanboys who wanted the original game to work so much but it didnt and their hunger for it was never answered they will most likely play the shit out of it untill they start to see cat girls under their beds and roagaedyns under their pillows

this game at its best will offer 2 months worth of attention and that tells me how shallow the game mechanics really are.

Trinity check

WoW combat check

full on screen UI check

over the top skill visuals check so much in fact that it makes even trinity combat look chaotic and mindless mess

forced story lines check

well i guess they work the way they are supposed to in their boring and simple ways

yeah sure this type of game is not for everyone i get that and i dont mean to offend anyone who enjoys this type of games

  Wakygreek

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Joined: 4/30/08
Posts: 1244

Reason is a necessity

8/29/13 3:58:21 PM#51
Originally posted by drekz
Originally posted by Wakygreek
I like Final Fantasy games, I think that this could have been a really good game but they dropped the ball early on and didn't do enough afterwards to warrant it as a major player. I am not sure if this is still the case, but the reason I skipped it in the end was the fact that it was not offered to PC, anyone know if that has changed or  is it still console only?

Okay I have to ask. No.  I NEED  to ask.  How do you get on this website, into a thread reviewing a game, and then complain that "they dropped the ball" because a game that was released for PC, and never advertised as PS3 only, wasn't released for PC?  

If you have so little information of a game that you don't even know what platform it's on then you really have no opinion of the game at all.

Almost as awesome as the guy that reviewed the game as being terrible because he(someone that has played other mmorpgs) couldn't navigate the start city....with two parts....and a mini map...and full map....and quest markers on the map.

 

I still think they dropped the ball that is my opinion based on the amount of knowledge I had on the game at the time, mechanics, testing phase, releasing a broken product etc. I had asked my friend at the time who owned the ps3 copy if it was avail for PC, he told me that it was not and I just went with what he said. 

  grimal

Spotlight Poster

Joined: 9/11/05
Posts: 1835

8/29/13 4:14:21 PM#52
Originally posted by TwoThreeFour
Originally posted by grimal

Well, I just hit level 10 on my character.  Here's my feelings thus far:

Graphics - Very nice.  Best yet of an MMO to date.

Music/Sound - Very nice as well.

Questing - Meh.  Very uninspired.  I feel the writing(at least so far) are on the same level as Tera.  I am trying to read the quest log/interactions but my mind wanders.  It's just so bland and uninteresting.

Combat - Typical 1 2 3 tab combat.

Overall - Aside from the beautiful graphics, I am not quite sure what the appeal is for this game yet.  Of course, perhaps the game opens up further down, but at the current state, I am just not really engaged in the game thus far.  I'm surprised because at least with Tera I was actually having a lot of fun at this level.  I find myself playing but thinking about other games.

(I mention Tera a lot in my comparison because to me, that is what the game feels a lot like).

You missed "interdependent crafting", maybe that's why you are not really liking it :D?

I haven't gotten to the crafting yet.  Is it that good?

Release a game with a very large established fanbase from 10+ years of bnet history when the market was still emerging and the casual base had not yet been established, thus ripe for harvesting a momentious self perpetuating playerbase people never leave because they have X hours invested in their characters, and their friends and everyone else plays anyway. Not discounting Blizzard quality... but WoW's success is as much about perfect timing as it is quality, if not more so. - Derros

  grimal

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Joined: 9/11/05
Posts: 1835

8/29/13 4:15:25 PM#53
Originally posted by vandal5627
Originally posted by grimal

Well, I just hit level 10 on my character.  Here's my feelings thus far:

Graphics - Very nice.  Best yet of an MMO to date.

Music/Sound - Very nice as well.

Questing - Meh.  Very uninspired.  I feel the writing(at least so far) are on the same level as Tera.  I am trying to read the quest log/interactions but my mind wanders.  It's just so bland and uninteresting.

Combat - Typical 1 2 3 tab combat.

Overall - Aside from the beautiful graphics, I am not quite sure what the appeal is for this game yet.  Of course, perhaps the game opens up further down, but at the current state, I am just not really engaged in the game thus far.  I'm surprised because at least with Tera I was actually having a lot of fun at this level.  I find myself playing but thinking about other games.

(I mention Tera a lot in my comparison because to me, that is what the game feels a lot like).

Looks like you already made up your mind, why force yourself?  Go play the other games you are thinking about, you would feel so much better :)

I was just giving my early impressions.  I'm going to play out what I paid for.

Release a game with a very large established fanbase from 10+ years of bnet history when the market was still emerging and the casual base had not yet been established, thus ripe for harvesting a momentious self perpetuating playerbase people never leave because they have X hours invested in their characters, and their friends and everyone else plays anyway. Not discounting Blizzard quality... but WoW's success is as much about perfect timing as it is quality, if not more so. - Derros

  Torvaldr

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Joined: 6/10/09
Posts: 5509

8/29/13 5:11:30 PM#54
Originally posted by Mothanos

Hmm let me look in the past mmo marked at themepark.

Warhammer
Aion
SWTOR
GW2
FF ARR

i can say right now that FF ARR beats any of those in the list.
but hey you cant please everyone right ?

Now you've crossed the streams.  Didn't we all say crossing the streams was bad.

I think a mind wipe so people could play an mmo like it was their first time again, would be easier to build than a new mmo people here would actually like. - DamonVile

  User Deleted
8/29/13 5:54:53 PM#55

Its a Final Fantasy game...what the hell were you expecting?

The 300k+ people playing don't want some "groundbreaking and revolutionary game design" they want final fantasy.

Why on earth would you even pick this game up if you wanted something different than a FF game?

 

Anyway every game that ive seen trump up their "growndbreaking" and "revolutionary" games design...all turned out to be repackaged turds with slightly different delivery of the same old stuff.  Rift and GW2 come to mind.  At least with those games you can act surprised since they promised the world ect...

 

I will say that this FF game feels a lot different than most mmorpgs that basically do the same thing...I think that this game has the all important "soul" within it that a most other games lack.

 

But yeah there are kill/fedex/escort quests...I know crazy considering its a mmorpg.

  Sunnyguy46

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Joined: 8/25/13
Posts: 90

8/29/13 6:00:21 PM#56
Originally posted by Cyberdown

Its a Final Fantasy game...what the hell were you expecting?

The 300k+ people playing don't want some "groundbreaking and revolutionary game design" they want final fantasy.

Why on earth would you even pick this game up if you wanted something different than a FF game?

 

Anyway every game that ive seen trump up their "growndbreaking" and "revolutionary" games design...all turned out to be repackaged turds with slightly different delivery of the same old stuff.  Rift and GW2 come to mind.  At least with those games you can act surprised since they promised the world ect...

 

I will say that this FF game feels a lot different than most mmorpgs that basically do the same thing...I think that this game has the all important "soul" within it that a most other games lack.

 

But yeah there are kill/fedex/escort quests...I know crazy considering its a mmorpg.

 

Thus it the insanity of MMO fans.

 

"we want innovation! Something new!

"We present to you EQN!!"

"Noooooooo...we wanted EQ1 reskinned!!"

"...."

  Lissyl

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If cosmetics aren't content, why don't people demand a cheaper game done in full grayscale?

8/29/13 6:03:06 PM#57
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by TwoThreeFour
Originally posted by grimal

Well, I just hit level 10 on my character.  Here's my feelings thus far:

Graphics - Very nice.  Best yet of an MMO to date.

Music/Sound - Very nice as well.

Questing - Meh.  Very uninspired.  I feel the writing(at least so far) are on the same level as Tera.  I am trying to read the quest log/interactions but my mind wanders.  It's just so bland and uninteresting.

Combat - Typical 1 2 3 tab combat.

Overall - Aside from the beautiful graphics, I am not quite sure what the appeal is for this game yet.  Of course, perhaps the game opens up further down, but at the current state, I am just not really engaged in the game thus far.  I'm surprised because at least with Tera I was actually having a lot of fun at this level.  I find myself playing but thinking about other games.

(I mention Tera a lot in my comparison because to me, that is what the game feels a lot like).

You missed "interdependent crafting", maybe that's why you are not really liking it :D?

I haven't gotten to the crafting yet.  Is it that good?

I know I'm not the person you asked, but I'd like to offer my response to that.

 

My character is a lvl 16 Arcanist/12 Conjurer.  That's her combat classes.

She's also a 17 Fisher/16 Botanist/13 Culinarian/13 Carpenter/12 Alchemist.  My Botany collects ingredients for cooking, wood for carpentry, and components for alchemy.  My food creates meals that help me gather and craft better, plus combat foods, plus fishing lures so that I can fish for more cooking materials.  My alchemy is also required in some of my carpentry (which also makes weapons for both of my classes) plus potions and elixirs for later on in the game.

 

Since the time I picked up my first crafting class, I have put in 3 hours of combat and 18 hours of crafting, including the last 12 straight.  The crafting is -very- involved if you want it to be, and if you are a person who enjoys crafting, it will quickly overshadow the combat.  Incidentally, almost all of my crafting classes have a stack of abilities to strategically use to increase the chance of a superior item, so trying to craft items for actual use requires a strategy in your crafting approach.

 

edited to add: Almost forgot.  My friend, who is a blacksmith, has to constantly use wood for his crafting as well, which links back in to my botany.  He needs some weaving stuff too (as do I!) but 5 crafting classes will have to do it for me for now.  I don't have inventory space for any more!

  Shauneepeak

Apprentice Member

Joined: 7/22/09
Posts: 409

8/29/13 6:09:15 PM#58
Originally posted by Ridrith

Final Fantasy 14 isn't a bad game, it's just a game.  It's average in every conceivable way.  The combat is generic and your standard alt-tab type of situation.  The storyline, though interesting at times is convoluted and doesn't flow as well as it probably could.  The dialog is...  Thine bring about thou destruction.  I don't care for it.

 

FATES are more or less large scale 'events' which generally translates to a lot of the same type of enemy spawning in a single area where everybody runs to in order to kill them.  Beyond that I haven't really seen anything very exciting.  I was hoping for something a little more like what they had in GW2.  Where the fates would lead into larger scale events or be something other then a big fight in a field time and time again.  

 

Questing is just as uninspired.  Generic fetch, kill, and talk to people quests.  Obviously I didn't expect them to be much more because to date most MMOs fall prey to this kind of thing however it'd have been nice if they put a little more...  Effort into the presentation.

 

Good things -  Fantastic soundtrack throughout every area I've been to.  (At level 27 so far.)  Nice graphics and animations.  The in-game cut scenes are nice to see.  Especially when facing off with a Primal like Ifrit.  Final Fantasy isn't a bad game by any means.  It's just average.  It's a standard MMO set in the FF universe.  I understand that there are a lot of people out there looking for that and I'm glad you managed to find your game.  For those of us looking for something fresh, new or for a game whose ideas have evolved over the last few years will probably still be looking for their game in the coming months/years.

How on Earth can you judge a game when you have only played a tiny portion of it so far. The game is not even fully complete yet housing and pvp have not even been added and are planned to be out with patch 2.4 and have you even touched Crafting? Crafting is still crafting when you get down to it but at least they gave it a nice twist and made it similar to combat.

  EQBallzz

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Joined: 6/28/13
Posts: 95

8/29/13 6:16:50 PM#59
Originally posted by Sunnyguy46
Originally posted by Cyberdown

Its a Final Fantasy game...what the hell were you expecting?

The 300k+ people playing don't want some "groundbreaking and revolutionary game design" they want final fantasy.

Why on earth would you even pick this game up if you wanted something different than a FF game?

 

Anyway every game that ive seen trump up their "growndbreaking" and "revolutionary" games design...all turned out to be repackaged turds with slightly different delivery of the same old stuff.  Rift and GW2 come to mind.  At least with those games you can act surprised since they promised the world ect...

 

I will say that this FF game feels a lot different than most mmorpgs that basically do the same thing...I think that this game has the all important "soul" within it that a most other games lack.

 

But yeah there are kill/fedex/escort quests...I know crazy considering its a mmorpg.

 

Thus it the insanity of MMO fans.

 

"we want innovation! Something new!

"We present to you EQN!!"

"Noooooooo...we wanted EQ1 reskinned!!"

"...."

Let me FTFY:

Thus it the insanity of MMO fans.

 

"we want innovation! Something new!

"We present to you EQN!!"

"Noooooooo...we didn't want GW2 reskinned!!"

"...."

  User Deleted
8/29/13 6:21:24 PM#60
Originally posted by Sunnyguy46
Originally posted by Cyberdown

Its a Final Fantasy game...what the hell were you expecting?

The 300k+ people playing don't want some "groundbreaking and revolutionary game design" they want final fantasy.

Why on earth would you even pick this game up if you wanted something different than a FF game?

 

Anyway every game that ive seen trump up their "growndbreaking" and "revolutionary" games design...all turned out to be repackaged turds with slightly different delivery of the same old stuff.  Rift and GW2 come to mind.  At least with those games you can act surprised since they promised the world ect...

 

I will say that this FF game feels a lot different than most mmorpgs that basically do the same thing...I think that this game has the all important "soul" within it that a most other games lack.

 

But yeah there are kill/fedex/escort quests...I know crazy considering its a mmorpg.

 

Thus it the insanity of MMO fans.

 

"we want innovation! Something new!

"We present to you EQN!!"

"Noooooooo...we wanted EQ1 reskinned!!"

"...."

 

It really is sad to watch all these people who clearly don't like RPG games complaining about RPG aspects in online RPG games.

Makes me wonder if these people wouldn't have better luck going into some action games forum and begging for a MMO version of that game...rather than plaguing every mmorpg game forum begging for RPG aspects to be trashed to make things easier/more action/ ect

 

Its like...sport games started to bore me some years ago...so I stopped playing them...I didn't go onto the forums and start to complain that sport games should have quests or whatever.

 

A lot of these perpetually angry and disappointed gamers would do themselves and the remaining RPG community a great service finding a new game type to enjoy.  They really should get steam, wait for a sale, and check out some other types of games...im guessing they'll never look back to mmorpgs.

 

Threads like this make me cringe.  The OP was expecting space lazers and crazy stuff never before seen in a mmorpg...all he got was a really good FF game and hes pissed about it.

 

 

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