View Full Version : OMG Not A Real Final Fantasy (BUT 8 BAJILION PEOPLE PLAY, IT CAN'T BE BAD)

Clouded Sky
12-20-2007, 05:10 PM
I want to play, but I am scared. Is there more to this than collect x of y? The disc is sitting right here. Is this game exciting? You all play, let's hear it! Lots of my hard drive is hinging on your (hopefully) positive experience.

12-20-2007, 06:46 PM
It has a nice storyline. Unfortunately, it will take you years to get into most of it.

12-20-2007, 06:56 PM
It's fun :D!

I don't play anymore because of school, and probably never will again, but it was fun the two months I played n.n

The more friends you have that play the better.

Del Murder
12-20-2007, 07:33 PM
It is highly group driven, and there is a lot of grinding. But when you accomplish stuff it is a lot of fun and I think very rewarding. :)

12-20-2007, 07:56 PM
I only got to level 19 I think...it was really fun joining parties, but it was always hard getting into one because of my n00bishnes always messing up my party members XD

12-20-2007, 10:54 PM
I used to play, but then i got a guitar, and i didnt want to have to things to pay for mon thly, so i chose the guitar.

REALLY, i thought the game was kinda....idunno. it gets quite repetitive. but its fun.

12-21-2007, 03:00 AM
It's a good game if you have the patience and the time. It's fun when you do events and leveling with other people, but it's time consuming. I've been playing for a year and a half and I've only barely scratched the surface

12-21-2007, 03:38 AM
If you like MMORPG's, try it out. If not, give it a miss.

It's a shame, because it probably has the most indepth storyline out of any Final Fantasy. Though I hear someone on FFXIOnline are planning to make a series of movies of cutscenes and storyline.

12-21-2007, 04:18 PM
I got endless amounts of enjoyment out of doing the mission battles and following the storyline up through the shadow lord, then the zilart missions. The mission battles were always challenging and innovative, I think I never actually beat the last Zilart mission, the one where you have to fight that kid with the 2 droids flying around him?


Unfortunately, you are better off watching youtube videos of the battles because to get that far and deal with finding a group of people you can work with, to eventually experience those battles, is extremely time consuming. Its a shame, because had the leveling system been more time friendly, and less of a "spend 10 hours grinding to get 1 level. Oops you died and couldnt get rezzed? Sorry you just lost half of the xp you gained", more people could enjoy it

Note, in about a year and a half I got my Summoner and White mage to 75, and had alot of fun doing it. But the thought of starting up again and redoing it is a nightmare. I know they brought in those rings to reduce the xp grind pains by a bit, but its not enough. I'm not saying make it as baby easy as WoWs leveling (aka 2 weeks of hardcore grinding and you are lv 70 in a full time raid guild) but FFXI isnt very friendly to casual players (both new and old)

Just as warning for ya thats all. If you have the time and dedication to play it to lv 50+ where you really start to get the juicy storyline battles, go for it. But its alot of hair-pulling frustration along the way

12-21-2007, 10:24 PM
Starting up again might be a lil hard, but i took like a 6 month-ish break, and came back around early December, and i am having alot of fun. You just need friends that play this game around your time zone, else this game might not be so fun and you will feel lonely. Everything else though might be a pain, but when you are with your friends it definetly does not feel so. So yey.

Markus. D
12-22-2007, 05:08 AM
It has a nice storyline. Unfortunately, it will take you years to get into most of it.

The gameplay is definetly there to, it will take awhile to get use to, but it can be involving... To the point of MMO Crack.

FFXI does this prettyfull <3

The world is absolutely huge! it can be rather bare at times... but it definetly has its landmarks of beauty.

Community for the most part is very "everyone knows everyone-ish" ... you do something awful... or really of impact... people will sometimes come to know-of-you~~... and being an aged MMO, people expect you to be geared with rather pricey equips (Older Members of the game still knows what it was like to be new, hug tackling you with help/advice)

The grind itself is awful at times (Unless you have selected a class you can really be content playing) :]... you will need alot of hours just to get started on this game.

12-26-2007, 06:39 PM
It has a nice storyline. Unfortunately, it will take you years to get into most of it.

The gameplay is definetly there to, it will take awhile to get use to, but it can be involving... To the point of MMO Crack.

I am not a fan of massively multiplayer online role-playing games' gameplay concepts; however, this particular title makes its mark from a gameplay standpoint. Boss battles will usually require extensive planning by all participants and the concept of groupwork is key.