While thousands of Final Fantasy XIV players have struggled against disconnections and server congestion during the final two hours of the game, Square Enix just released the final, epic cutscene that concludes the game’s storyline.
this is why I hate MMORPGs. This could've just been FFXIV the RPG.
Your hate for MMORPGs is irrelevant. They have their place in this industry and a lot of people love them. They also make possible a lot of things that single player RPGs can't, like forming bonds with other, real, people. And FFXIV created a whole lot of bonds and a great community. There have been several offline Final Fantasy. Surely there's room for two online ones.
yea, they should've dropped the XIV and just call it FF Online Realm Reborn. @Abriael It doesn't matter if it's a sequel. It's been wrong from the first day they decided to number the online series.
@jc48573: Why? It's a direct sequel of the FFXIV story. basiclaly it's FFXIV-2. Players have been sent by Lousieaux in a statis between time and space (you see it at the end of the trailer), and will wake up five years later, as Eorzea has finally recovered from most of the destruction.
While I agree with you Abriael, they shouldn't waste such quality on an Mmo. Mmo's have there place and are great additions to gaming, but...still. This shoulda went into a story based RPG not an mmo. Like The old republic...they shoulda made an MMo and Kotor 3 instead of TOR Edit--- I really like what S-E did with FFXIV though, in the way that the world was ending or whatever, and the Forerunner looking sphere was coming towards Eorzea etc. It's a great way to release a new updated version of FFXIV
stop crying about the name...this is a final fantasy as much as was XI and all the others..and so it is numbered. why is it wrong? explain. you want the full collection? buy XI and XIV as well or shut up, complaining about a name is just stupid.
Agreed. MMORPG's can do alot of things single player RPG's can't do. Obviously you cannot have the usual unique final fantasy story telling but MMO's can have a decent enough story. This game does look interesting, but i don't want to put 1000+ hours into another game anymore. @jc48573 They could have done that, but it would confuse others in a way. It also doesn't matter if it is a numbered series or not. Actually by having a number in the title sales would probably increase because its not a spin-off.
SE's always been good at making cut scenes. Too bad there hardly as good at making good games...
Wow guess u never palyed Final Fantasy XI online which is still today an amazing game and hads loads people playing online.
I agree, this cutscene was fantastic. It shows that SE still has it, Wada just doesn't know how to use it...
Both FF MMOs arE great games 14 just needed some tweaks and never should have been released when it did. That was an awesome cutscene if I had kept up with the story I'm sure it be even better. I'm a little bummed I got my times mixed up I thought the event was ending tonight at midnight pst so I'm real happy to see the cutscene at least. Hope everyone enjoyed it and are atleast a little excited for realm reborn, see you all in Eorzea!
tweaks? it was almost unplayable at launch state! i hope they at least "try" to do something decent with this new launch
SE should make another movie.
What do you call Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy X, arguably Final Fantasy XIII, Kingdom Hearts I and II, if not "good games"?
The world is about to end and they are still fighting that was awesome! They should have done this on December 21st though!
I agree with everyone who's disagreeing with jc48573.... Why the fuck is it important whether or not SE names their own fucking property/game however the fuck they want? FF11 is an MMO, FF14 is an MMO. Why should anyone give a single fuck to your petty argument of whether or not only FF#'s should ONLY be 'RPGs' or 'JRPGs' ? It doesn't even god damn matter. Do you bitch about such trivial things often? I certainly hope not. If you don't like that SE made an FF game an MMO instead of a game like FF1 to FF9 and then FF12 to FF13 then don't fucking buy it and move on. The end.
That shit was so epic to me.
Yep, all things aside, that was an amazing cutscene.
This looks far too cool to be a modern Final Fantasy game.
Wtf is wrong with all you people? Complaining that this looks too good to be an MMO? There's TONS of offline FF RPGs and even more coming, what"s the problem? Why not just be thankful that this one is at least (finally) coming to PS3? It's a great looking game and there's no reason not to at least give it a try, even if you're not into MMO or against paying a subscription you could at least try it off temporarily. The complaints are so pointless, SE makes way too much on these to not make them and there's no reason to make them of a lower quality just so people can claim the offline titles to be better. They need to be up to date in quality just like any other new game. Get over the title, it's a final fantasy game, they all have numbers.
Final Fantasy usually has great CGI cut scenes and this is no different.
Especially love the art style. Imagine a FF game with skyrim type gameplay. A shame FF Fortress was cancelled.
The only good thing that is coming out from this company. Very well made cutscene.
God damn that was epic! Didn't think anything of the game before, but, now i'm pumped as hell!
You shouldn't get excited for the game based on a CGI trailer dude. Especially from square enix this gen. You're setting yourself up for a huge disappointment.
Just so you know the dev team that made FFXIV was moved to FFXI and the de team that made FFXI amazing was taken off to remake FFXIV a realm reborn so it will be amazing.
Have to agree Ryan, epic cutscene alright! If and when the next game is released on the PS3 and IF it gets a properly transformed in to a good game I might actually be tempted.
That was an amazing trailer.
When does this come out for PS3?
Same day it comes out for PC. Which is sometime in early 2013 unless they run into issues in the beta. I don't think they'll rush this one, because if this bombs again it'll just be sad.
WOW! the music! the animation, that was siiiiiiiiiick!!! i am as mad at square as the next FF, fan but one thing they know how to do is make an amazing cg animation. that was EPIC!! And if anyone knows the name of that song PLEASE let me know!
The song is called Answers by Susan Calloway.
I really think this game is gonna be amazing. This trailer may be just CGI, but they put in Bahamut, Magitek, and it felt like I was watching something from Final Fantasy. I can't wait to play all of the old classes and see all of the summons and references to the past games. It was pretty cool to see all those people fight to stop the end and give Bahamut everything they had and still fail.
That was amazing. It's crazy how that one trailer had more of a FF feel than the 2 years XIV has been out. 2.0 is going to be really good. Can't wait!
Main reason why is cause it was made by the dev time that made FFXI
@Blackcanary Really thats good!! I haven't played 11 or 14 but was thinking of getting into this, I'm listening to the community and this is a definatley a good thing. Looking forward to this or PSO2 to come out while playing GTA V.
Epic, really epic. Makes me want another movie
Meh.. Square is no more "The king of CGI" in this days.
Who is better?
Look at the prologue to Halo 4. Dr. Halsey looks as real as I've seen a CG human.
Detailed human face, her hair lacked movement though. But it is one of the best i have seen. Other games with great detail, but I cant recall which ones.
Square is still the king of making a depth "Fantasy" & realistic CGI's .. but there's other developers can do what square did about that .. take a look at Dead Island: Official Announcement Trailer , they did a really great job on that CGI ! Just wish they will made a new Parasite eve game with their CGI's skills , i would love to see how the transformations scenes look when they do that !
the dead island trailer sucked
Who is then? Blizzard? Pfff
Square Enix needs to start making movies. That was phenomenal. They usually have great stories to tell, so if their games haven't been as great as before, then at least they should make them movies.
They tried that and failed.
Yeah and it was everyone's beloved Sakaguchi that made it too. I really wished he never made that movie because that caused some bad relations between him and some of the other people at Square. Plus it lost Square a whole lot of money.
Yeah 5 minutes is okay, but the cost for a full length feature is astronomical
Damn that was an epic trailer, But why cant we get a damn game that is just as epic these days
I don't play Final Fantasy Games but sure I love watching to CG cutscenes for all FF games they are awesome.
I was just like most people and thought a Final Fantasy MMO would suck, but Final Fantasy XI turned out to be one of the best games I've ever played (before the most recent updates where you can leave your computer on and max out your level in a day). People still play it on PC, PS2, and 360 after 8 years from there being so much to do in the game. I bought FF14 when it first came out, but there wasn't much to do, laggy servers, and my gaming rig made me not want to play it since the graphics could've looked way better than the settings I had it on. I can't wait until this drops so that I can see the improvements.
Yo Crotin main reason why FFXI is crap now with the Abyssea Exp Pack is cause the dev time that first started on FFXIV are the ones that are now working on FFXI and they took dev team of FFXI and put them on re making FFXIV a realm reborn. So you know this game is gonna kick ass big time. I'm still playing FFXI played since it first came out back in 2002 so i know how u feel bro.
wow that´s like one of the best trailers ever.
Can't wait this will be the true successor to FFXI online.
Play this trailer on mute while having this song in the background. Really made my day....
How about this Epic Orchestra with the trailer ... Its perfectly fit the trailer :D !
When the music sort became sort of rock-y, I think it spoiled it just a little bit, but still an awesome trailer, if a little bit "western" in places. They literally destroyed the world they created though. How classy is that as a response to criticisms? haha. Even as a statement, they brought armaggedon to their own game, in order that they may rebuild it with fan's complaints in mind. Pretty epic.
I think the rock part added to the intensity of what what happening at that part.
I just thought it was a bit cheesy and not very tasteful...
Cant wait to play a realm reborn
It reminds me of the badass Kingdom Hearts cutscenes.
i wish they still made movies advent children was great
This trailer literally made a large part of the game's population cry so I say a job well done on this trailer. Was also nice seeing Wada himself on the live stream after they revealed this say they won't release it until Yoshida (the director) feels it's ready. It's already looking pretty good though so just hope they keep it up.
Wow this trailer was the best thing to come out of SquareEnix in a while. Although the original XIV trailer looked sweet, but it was nothing like the game. Which sounds terrible although it seems like it has a great community behind it. This rebirth will hopefully be what XIV needs, and hopefully XV is just as epic!
Wow this was literally the best animation I have ever seen. The setting and the characters were so dynamic. Even though this was only a 5 min trailer I feel so emotionally invested in the characters even though they didn't say a word. Would be so cool if this was 15.
Holy shit! I am so ready for the release on PS3! Awesome cinematic!
Yes, it was awesome. I can understand why people hate FFXIV but It's awesome.
That was super epic as the struggle kept on I found myself really rooting for the good guys to win pretty fkn epic.
its finally coming 2 PS3 ..Can't wait