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Submitted by CaptainCamper 437d ago | opinion piece

Square Enix Disappoint With Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Playstation 3 Beta

Blaine of MMOGC Writes:

PC players may have had a good experience, they may have thought the developers fulfilled their promise but I don’t care as I was waiting for the PS3 version. So imagine the excitement shared by thousands as Square Enix released a ton of closed beta keys over the weekend. I got home Sunday evening after a day with the family and was met with that such surprise in my email inbox. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PS3)

Abriael  +   437d ago
They didn't send you a key with two hours remaining. They sent you a key with almost the full phase 3 and phase 4 remaining. The fact that you missed the first weekend opf a much longer beta means nothing in comparison.

This excuse for an "Article", which is in fact just an irrational rant, is based on a false and misleading standpoint in order to stir controversy.
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CaptainCamper  +   437d ago
At the very base, it's poor planning and poor execution. Blindly defend them if you wish but having experienced hundreds of beta events, I've never had an invite during a weeks worth of downtime.

The average game could probably get away with it. However, a AAA title that has already had to shut down once, people expect even more.
Abriael  +   437d ago
It's called beta. You're called a whiner looking to stir controversy over two days (not a week) of gameplay missed.

Betas are to help playtest the game, not to get a free demo.
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Avery  +   437d ago
I found nothing AAA about this game not now (not much changed) and definately not the first time around... A shame.
GabrielKross  +   436d ago
It's not poor planning. They planned the first week to be lower numbers, and raise the numbers for the second week. They needed to test the servers to see what would happen before they sent out a bunch of keys. The last thing they needed was hundreds of additional people making repeat forum posts for the same issues. We already have enough people doing that on the Beta tester forum as is. If you felt you were so important that you should have been in the first part of phase 3, I got bad news for you. Square Enix didn't agree.
Nevers  +   436d ago
I really didn't find the article as flameworthy, whiny, or ranty as others here. I got into the ps3 beta this weekend and I had an absolute blast. So glad I preordered now. But I had no idea it was a weekend only affair (for now). I couldn't even find the information regarding play-times when I started looking. Yeah, I was a bit disappointed when in the late morning on Sunday I couldn't log on.. so I can relate to the disappointment a little.

But honestly it wasn't a big deal. I have a ton of other games I need to play. It was funny when I found out cuz my girlfriend told me she was really glad she didn't guilt me out of playing. Now, after playing FFxiv, I know I need to push through my backlog cuz FFxiv was so fun and it's going to suck me away from reality for a while.
3-4-5  +   436d ago
So cry a bit...then wait for the Full game like everybody else.

Acting butthurt because you didn't get your way and you can't experience something early.
pixelsword  +   437d ago
Oh, cry me a river, it's a friggin' beta.
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Triforce079  +   437d ago
X makes this look old plus X won't have bug after bug.
vishmarx  +   437d ago
wtf is this article...your personal whinings are none of square's fault..
for someone who really want to know SE has done an amazing job with ps3 port
0 lags ...0 fps dops and looks gorgeous
Obamanationn  +   437d ago
you didn't miss out on anything , the games alright nothing innovative clone of alot of the mmos already out there but in this game the character creation is great , music is awesome , the game-play is boring the global cooldown on spells downtime is higher than in most mmo styled games , each zone can run out of in less than 60 seconds one end to the other , and they want to charge prices the same as WoW ? wow never even had the starting price of $15-m until there game was further developed if this game was $60 at the gate and $5 a month id subscribe as a fan of SE but this isn't impressive at all , if your bored of WoW this will do the trick until you realize how much it falls short of expectations
R_aVe_N  +   437d ago
This is nothing like WoW if you like WoW you will hate this game. This game takes what they did with FFXI and builds on that and the cool downs are next to nothing so I am not sure what you are talking about. It takes a longer to run across zones than 60 seconds. I am not even sure you have been playing the same game.... I do agree however the character creation and music are really well done in this game.
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Obamanationn  +   436d ago
why would i hate this game if i like WoW ? WoW was a clone of every other MMO out at the time and took off and became the monster it is now everyone's copying WoW for there innovations , i downloaded the game out of excitement and hope for something unique , because i like Street Fighter im going to hate Tekken ? your not making sense ; the game falls short of innovation , charging $180 for a Year subscription and $30 for base game , that caters to fan-service .. shows how much of a niche market this game caters to , 12 months it will be f2p and you know it
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Firan  +   436d ago
"each zone can run out of in less than 60 seconds one end to the other"

Lol what? Did you even play the beta?
titanjin  +   436d ago
You must be another one of those trolls out there. Get a life.
swishersweets20031  +   437d ago
i was wondering wtf was going on. I got the beta key this morning. I go to sign up. fallowed the steps just to be told oh you need a big long registering key they were "supposed" to send to me.. now i read the article and the F'n thing isnt even running. F U squeenix
swishersweets20031  +   437d ago
@disagree you people are brainwashed squeenix fans..
titanjin  +   436d ago
Must be a troll or stupid.
DrakenSilverwing  +   437d ago
Be happy you got a key in the first place! and any downtime is scheduled anyways! i got the key on friday night. i didn't check my e-mail till saturday, oh well i missed a day of the beta, still i know to check the forums and the updates. i know that is all planned, and that its a beta and ppl will get back into it soon enough. lol, bet there will be another article complaining once yer phase 3 character get deleted and all as well.

Anyways it looks and plays great on the ps3, i'm happy its even on the system at all! my only problem is "information overload!"
BigDollarZoe954  +   437d ago
I'll just wait for the full release
Square-Enix in general is a disappointment. FF13 games & FF15 are all garbage. They don't know how to make a proper (or good) RPG anymore and they bought Eidos to help them further ruin classic franchises like Tomb Raider & Thief.
R_aVe_N  +   437d ago
huh You are not even making sense to me right now lol. Tomb Raider is better than it has been in years. Thief we no nothing at all about really. FF15 looks freaking great. Although I do agree FF13 is a major let down.
Tundra  +   437d ago
Can I borrow your time machine? I'd love to play FFXV too.
Hadoukameha  +   436d ago
I agree but to be fair I dunno if Thief was ruined. Never played it.
titanjin  +   436d ago
We're talking about ffxiv arr. However, I do have to agree ff13 was disappointment.
RiPPn  +   437d ago
Wish this was a PS4 launch title. Might have to get it on PC.
Hadoukameha  +   436d ago
Man, this should have been on Plus. They advertise betas but rarely get good ones.
sephiroth420  +   436d ago
you wasted your time writing this article, and i wasted my time reading it, i am also disappointed i missed the beta, but you are just unlucky buddy, get over it.
Snarkasaur  +   436d ago
What a pointless article. Is this gaming journalism now? Whining and pouting about incidental things?
Kte  +   436d ago
Wasted my time reading ppl crying about the game. Like all the other posts above, it's called a BETA for reason

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