The UK PC magazine, PC Gamer, has gone live with their review of Square Enix' upcoming MMO, Final Fantasy XIV Online, and the results aren't good. More after the jump
Flop of the Year - confirmed.
aaaaahhhhhh!!!! i remember all this fools hyping this game when was confirmed that it was also for PS3 and not for xbox360. aaaaahhhhhhh the hype ps3 fanboys machine!!!
Who exactly are you talking about? No one was hyping ff14 that much. Most of us are hyping versus 13 though.
Square Enix will probably work hard to make this game better on the PS3, so I don't think you should be jumping the gun just yet.
It got delayed on ps3. Why would ps3 fanboys hype it up?
bcz gran turismo 5 is getting hyped lika a mug on n4g and that gets delayed
Absolute nightmare! Square who??
you have ONE shot left at our hearts squareenix. if versus fails, you are done.
FF14 should have never been released in its current form. I think somewhere in the cooperate bureaucracy someone was yelling. "Quickly, we have to get this out before WOW's Cataclysm expansion, go go go" Which is completely and utterly absurd. The game has FINAL FANTASY in the title, this game is probably one of the few franchise that doesn't need to worry about WOW or any other MMO. Did anyone even stop to think that the name ALONE guarantees an automatic number of a loyal player base. Of course they might have, and it's probably the primary reasons they decided to release it the way it is, because they knew people would bite regardless. I'm sure the common sense FF fans feel very disappointed.
Wow. I had very high hopes for this game (the PS3 version), but I have a bad feeling that if this thing flops on PC they might just skip the PS3 iteration all-together. This might sound absurd, but look at The Last Remnant. It started out as a game for both PS3 and 360 and it became a timed exclusive for the 360, flopped hard, and was totally just cancelled on the PS3. We could be seeing a repeat of this pattern, folks-with the PC playing the role as the 360 this time around. : ( edit: As a side note I'll also say that I am about to lose total faith in even FF13 Versus. I'm hearing some sketchy stuff that is telling me that this thing is about to go to the 360. Can anyone say "gimp?" I think this is officially goodbye to good ole' Square until they decide to make those two important decisions: Send Wada to some other happy place and Make the freakin FF7 remake.
Seems to me that SE have just lost their way. Maybe they've focused too much on creating games that appeal more to the West - and got that strategy horribly wrong - or maybe the talent has just left over the years. I'm very very sceptical of Versus XIII. Also, I agree with your thoughts on the possible canning of FFXIV on PS3. Unless they launch the game at a similar price point to the PC version, I just can't see that many gamers picking the game up at full price and paying a subscription - especially with the bad press the PC version is getting.
I'd say it's one or more of the following reasons: - Creating an MMO for console and PC is a tough challenge - That SE really have jumped the shark - SE rushed the game to beat the competition to the punch (WoW), and get some holiday sales FFXI wasn't that bad, so I can't see how they got it so wrong for XIV
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