Final Fantasy XIV battles are “pathetically boring”

Eager MMORPG maniacs awaiting Final Fantasy XIV are aghast at beta gameplay footage showing battles as exciting as Final Fantasy XIII is non-linear.

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Vicophine2965d ago

Just cause its not ATB means it boring. It looks fine to me :) Can't wait.

Reibooi2965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

A few things people need to keep in mind.

Every MMO combat looks boring unless you are playing it(with a few exceptions).

This game is in Alpha and it's been stated time and time again that less then 50% of the abilities each class will have are present. Hence you will have alot more to be doing when the final game is released and all the abilities are usable.

Also these are easy low level mobs(again the bigger stuff is not even in this Alpha) And what MMO isn't insanely boring for the first few levels?

It's WAY to early to judge the game and that is why SE themselves have not released official game play videos.

blitz06232965d ago

Wow they need to fix that system. Looks boring as hell.

iNcRiMiNaTi2965d ago

no this combat looks boring
this is an mmo as well and the combat is way better than what im seeing in ffxvi

some other games as well:

it's all realtime gameplay which is why i would prefer these over ffxvi. i wouldnt want to stand there choosing attack options all day

Reibooi2965d ago


seems people don't understand what the word exception means.

There ARE games out there that look incredible in terms of game play. Sad thing is the VAST majority of them are not out and never will be because game play like that simply doesn't work in a MMO beyond the concept phase. If it did the way MMO's play would have been like that a long time ago. It puts to much strain on a game that has 1000's of people playing on the same server.

iNcRiMiNaTi2965d ago

Didn't see the parenthesis thingy my bad. Guess it was just me so pissed off after seeing this vid expecting more the seeing "Every MMO combat looks boring unless you are playing it". I was slightly interested in it before but after seeing this I don't really wanna try it anymore.

karl2965d ago

.....that action cannot be perform

it kept saying that. i would guest the player didnt know how to play or something was wrong with the game.. since its alpha

really if playing wow u start pushing the same invalid skill everytime and u perform no action... the it would look boring aswell

HolyOrangeCows2965d ago

The anime-porn site says some early on parts of a beta are boring?

Oh noes!

thewhoopimen2965d ago

Seems to me that the Koreans studios are going to surpass Japan in MMORPGs as the predominant RPG source this gen. I can't help but be impressed by what some of these free to play titles are starting to shape up as.

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Therealspy032965d ago

that looks fine to you? i play MMORPGs, and i almost fell asleep watching this. this is like 10 years in the wrong direction. the environments and graphics aren't terrible, but the game play is some of the worst i've ever seen.

ThanatosDMC2965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

MMO's these day are a ton faster than this. Oh well, it is a beta... They should have made it action RPG. Imagine Kingdom Hearts gameplay mixed with Monster Hunter...

Noctis Aftermath2965d ago

I really really hope that this gets changed, it is way to slow and archaic for an MMO, i was hoping for something similar to wow in attacking speed.

hamoor2965d ago

it looks very boring to be honest,even for an rpg fan like me

himdeel2965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

...I'm very concerned as this just doesn't look fun at all for a pay/play mmorpg system. I'm just hoping those weapons have VERY HIGH delay values attached to them thus the slow actions on the weapons.

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vx2965d ago

lazy Square Enix all the did was brining FF11 in HD gfx, they could've remake FF7 in HD instead not that crap boring MMORPG with the slowest battle system ever.

Masta_Killa2965d ago

this is just the alpha build right? Many things, including the speed, will likely be tweaked before release.

RememberThe3572965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

From alpha to gold many things change but not by much. The battle system would need a complete overhaul to make it bearable for me. I am officially not excited for this game. I don't see the combat speed changing very much if at all.

Noctis Aftermath2965d ago

@The357: that's exactly how i feel, if they add in auto-attacks and ability to move around while attacking(i think in the videos everyone was standing still) and increase the speed by about 2x that might fix it.

As it stands now, even though it's in alpha or beta it looks really bad(not graphically), if they want to get a few million subscribers they need to fix the combat system ASAP.

Celeras2965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

RememberThe357, are you an idiot? Rhetorical question.

This isn't a beta test, it's an ALPHA. It's a sneak peak they gave to FFXI subscribers, BEFORE the beta. The game is barely on two feet yet, give me a break with the 'overhaul' comments. There's nothing even to overhaul yet..

Legosz2965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

I have experienced it head on. It sucks. I am sticking with WoW for my MMORPG.

Reibooi2965d ago

Somehow I have a hard time believing that you have "Experienced" the game head on. If that indeed means you played it that's unlikely.

At this point in time the vast majority of the people who have gotten into the game were those that were present at the Vana Fest Celebration for FFXI in Japan.

Seeing as you comments about WoW makes me think you are a WoW fan I find it unlikely that you would go through the trouble to go to Japan and get into the beta by attending the Vana Fest event.

Comparing any MMO to WoW is a massive mistake by the way. As WoW is EXTREMELY causal(hence being able to solo to the highest level in very little time comparative to other MMO's) and most MMO's are built to be the complete opposite.

Celeras2965d ago

Only looks slow because of the server lag, it's an Alpha test. Look at the combat log and measure the time between "Readying" and when the ability actually fires.

The ability timers are mostly around 1 second. World of Warcraft has a 1.5 second Global... so this game is actually faster. The only difference is no auto-attack damage spam, and would anybody really try to make the argument that would 'take away the boredom'? Please.

WildArmed2965d ago

Can'treally tell whats going on.

But it doesn't look too bad.
I loved a Turned based MMO and played it for a long time.. Atlantica Online.

Ofc, I dont think this seems worthy of a monthly fee.
Soo yeah.
But the game looks pretty xD

Heartnet2965d ago

It does look super slow tbh.. they need to westernise it more make it similar to WoW combat system tbh.

tda-danny2965d ago

If you want it to be 'like wow' then just go play wow...

On the flip side, if it was too similar to wow, people would just say it a clone.

Some people will enjoy the game, and some won't. different strokes and all that

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