Ron Vera of Galaxy Next Door writes:
Here we are a month after the game shipped, a few patches later and the game unfortunately isn’t much different from what I experienced in the beta. I want to also start by stating that I’m not, hating this game for the sake of hating this game. I’m not jumping on the “lets hate on FFXIV bandwagon”. I want to love this game; I want to devote the time into it like I did FFXI. I really had faith in Square Enix to fill my mmo fantasy void. It was my most anticipated title since rumors of project rapture first surfaced. Maybe I had my expectations way too high but I don’t really think that’s the case. Because in many ways, FFXIV is a step back from FFXI.