In a two part series in and around Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, we will take a look at the differences between cerebral and visceral combat systems and what the developers might have in mind for the game. Check it out and then leave your thoughts in the comments.
"Same old [insert derogatory adjective] combat system.”
The statement above pops up in pretty much every FFXIV discussion at some point or another. The other variant of this comment tends to be that “tab-based combat is dead, everyone knows the genre is all about action combat." This is a bit odd, since no incarnation of the Final Fantasy series mirrors TERA-esque action combat. Expecting action combat in FF is a bit like wondering where the full body contact is in a Magic: the Gathering match.
Read more of Ryahl Smith's Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Cerebral vs Visceral Combat, Part 1.