MyGaming takes a look at the upcoming Final Fantasy MMO
Cool how PC and PS3 users can play together.
it's the first major, commercial, current-gen MMO on a console since XI. And it looks very, very pretty too :) I'm a sucker for the "shiny". Will be getting this for sure. Hope it's out in the fall. I would also add that apparently this is more solo friendly that XI (which wasn't soloable at all with any degree of sense). Yes, I realize MMOs are 'social' experiences, and while I do indeed engage in much chatter and grouping, the bulk of leveling and questing I do alone, simply because it's faster and more convenient than grouping for. So it's nice to hear that this is a viable option in XIV.
A few years ago SE added a system into Final Fantasy XI called Fields of Valor which allowed players to go solo and gain exp from doing little mini quests. Final Fantasy XIV seems to be using a more in depth and diverse version of this system and they are calling it Guildleves. It seems to me the game will be about the same in terms of needing to party but with the Guildleves system it will allowing players to solo from the start if they so wish.
I just want my lvl 75 dragoon Rei...LOL
It's a MMO and they charge a monthly fee to play! That's OK! I'd rather play other stuff anyway. But you guys go ahead and have fun!
LOL! I never understood this hate for the monthly fee. When you play an MMO more than likely if you like it, that will become your sole source of entertainment for a looooooong time. When I played FFXI I never bought or played any other game really. Same thing when I was playin EQ back in the day. The whole point of an mmo is to keep you playing month after month. They usually update content consistently throughout the year, well with a large company like SE, and Blizz.
Great article. The genre of the JRPG is under fire at the moment and it's refreshing to see another opinion.
I don't think I'd want to play with a PS3 user as 90% of them don't have a mic, and 99% of them don't have a keyboard. MMOs are about communication, so why would they release an MMO on the platform with the least amount of communication? I think I'll go with TERA instead.
It really does suck how few people on PS3 don't have headsets. Lately though on the games I play, its slowly picking up. Still chances are if I enter a game with lets say 16, only about 6 of them at most will have mics. It really sucks to because trying to play games that involve teamwork is a pain when you have idiots running around with no head sets :/
could you show me where you got your percentages from,i want to read that article seems interesting
I wouldn't say 90% of us don't. I'd say it's closer to about 50/50. Seems more accurate. Also, I'm just glad we don't have to use proprietary headsets. We have so much more freedom when it comes to our console. I can use ANY standard usb headset or bluetooth headset. And don't even get me started on proprietary harddrives on the 360. lol There was no excuse for the new 360s not coming with standard hdd's. That was their opportunity to play nice with the consumer and they gave us the big middle finger.
and I can guarantee you that people who play MMOs on a console will have a keyboard. If they don't, they usually get them within a month.
Very true, hell when i bought XI for my PS2 when it launched i bought a keyboard the next day. I couldny play w/o one lol
90%? where did you pull that number from? Im guessing about 50% of ps3 users have mics.
I played the first FF MMO on PS2. loved that game by the way, honestly the only thing to come close to it was Vanguard...concept wise anyway. That being said I used a keyboard all the time. I think that when ppl use a PS3, they will just use the keyboard they have around or get a new one. The way I look at it if they are playing it on PS3 they are aware they need to communicate seeing is how its an MMO and there for would get a keyboard or a headset. I have both so its all good. Def. picking it up when it arrives.
''PS3 user as 90% of them don't have a mic'' Yeah right, and Blu ray is not needed for Games I assume /s.
Your a$$ pulled numbers have even less meaning when coupled with the thought that if they don't already have a mic and or key board they will get one if they choose to play this game efficiently. You're an idiot. PCs don't come boxed with mics either and they ps controller can be used for text, just at a much slower speed than a keyboard. People buy accessories to make their games more accessible and fun so why should this be any different?
Pointy eared Harry Potter wannabe at 2:01 in the trailer...
Well, is this subscription based? Seems SOE got a lot of hate on N4G because people didn't want to pay to play DC Universe...
sure it is...every good MMO is subscription based..micro-transactions mmos are all about spending money for the uber equip:if you don't want to spend money then you're a noob..not my genre.
yes it will be and i guess £/$14.99 per month hopefully they do a deal for psn+ members but i doubt it with squar£-£nix
the big problem with paying for DC Universe is that it looks like a free to play game
Therefore I won't, and never will, care.
if you have to pay for it each month then ^^ :D LOL LMAO Forget it im not stupid
It's not about being stupid, but I sort of agree. I do not want to pay a fee for playing one game. For MMOs, you need to put a lot of time into them as well as pay a fee. That takes away a lot of time from trying to play new games that come out.
Couldn't they find anther game to ruin it with this mmo crap. they should make a new ip and make it mmo and leave ff alone. ff fans had enough trouble with ff13 and now this crap.
i agree that ffxiii wasn't a great game..but bashing a game before it's even out is immature!i bet you've never played FFXI and you are one of those who think it shouldn't have been numbered...give it a chance before bashing it!
it shouldnt ave been numbered the devs after even said it shouldnt have been and that they wouldnt number any of the next online final fantasys but square will be square and ignore there core fanbase
I totally respect what are you saying. but I do not want to pay every month. I am an old FF fan. but I hate mmo games. and that is unfair to me. and I haven't played ffxi for the same reason.
just keep in mind that the fee payed on MMOs is justified as long as the service is good.i remember that in FFXI when there were problems with some areas or bugs most of the time SE resolved or patched it in a matter of hours..that's way i don't mind paying a subscription! anyway if you don't like MMOs that's another story..XD
I am one of the rare Americans that is looking forward to this mmo. I really enjoyed playing the first one with my friends and the friends I made from Japan when I played. It was one of the first MMO games that Japanese and American's played together and worked really well. There was still a language issue, but it inspired me to learn Japanese. I got a good keyboard just to play this mmo's on the PS3 I can not wait.
i don't think you're one of the "rare"...there's a lot of ppl waiting for this game!
I think you'll have a lot of english speaking people from the PS3 base of players but from the PC i don't know how successful it will be with Cataclysm and The Old Republic on the horizon
After seeing what they have done with the game now in beta, I am more the convinced that the game is going to be amazing. The thing that I think is crazy about it is that the videos shown show far is just a taste of the locations and what not in the game. There are a lot of screenshots that show completely different locations then what has been officially shown already. I look at FFXIV as a game I will be playing for the next 3 to 5+ years, so I'm definitely looking forward to it. Can't wait for when the beta starts so I can see the videos from it and/or actually play in it whenever they get the PS3 beta started. Edit: I forgot to add that this time around it's going going to be kinda hard to play all the games that are coming out. When FFXIV hit stores, I will most likely never take it out of my PS3, unless the servers go down for maintenance or something. The main three games I want are GT5, FFXIV and SOCOM4, but there are also a truck load of games coming out soon to play, (FFXIII Versus, The Last Guardian, Dead Space 2, Killzone 3, LBP 2... (I'm sure you guys know the rest, lol). So it will be interesting to see how I balance it out, along with school/work... then there is all the new anime coming out...(Mirai Nikki (animated finally ^^), Highschool of the Dead, new Code Gease thing, new Black Lagoon season, etc...). Sigh... 2010 is the best year ever.
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