Square Enix have at last admitted that Final Fantasy XIV is a broken game. So much so that anyone who brought the game before the 25th of October will have 60 days free trial instead of 30.
what about for the other lackluster releases?
An apology + extended trial just doesn't cut it SE.
yeah but they got start somewhere
They started at FFXI. This is their second mmo so it should of been better that FFXI, but it's not.
I agree they have to start somewhere. what's done is done. However I'm still not reactivating until the game is at a point where it's worth the money i paid for it. If they shut down the servers so be it. apologies are fine. but actions speak louder than words. as a consumer my wallet does the talking for me. I won't be buying versus.
I'm waiting for apologies for FFXIII. It was an insult.
They'll be sorry if they multi-plat XIII Versus too.
*Looks out to see if pigs are flying, calls Hell to see if they are serving sno cones.* No way. For real? Well, I suppose it's about damn time. Now they need to get to apologizing for FFXIII, the whole "westernizing" their games, ruining Front Mission, etc.. etc... etc.... Mark this day in your calendars people, you won't see this again in your lifetime.
I don't see any apology in the link. Oh, and FF13 haters, you can suck it, SE will never apologize for this great game. Actually, there is a great chance Toriyama is developing FFXV right now, so it's probably great time for you to shup up already and leave.
In happier news. Squaresoft's Parasite Eve is coming world wide to th e PSN!
So did the PS3 "gimp" the PC version of FF XIV?
thats pretty bad that a company would apologize for its product sucking
@ManiacMayhem There's a difference between gimping a game, and a game that is just flat out broken and not in a state suitable for consumers. Smartass.
So $quareEnix just apologies and gave 60 days more of shitty play time? lol thats funny.
Yes, yes, I certainly can confirm.. For real! :D
But unfortunately, this will be the final fantasy for a lot of your MMO players.
Well at least they admitted the game is bad. I respect them for that becuz most companies will not admit they mad a bad product, *cough Microsoft*. Making it a MMO was a bad idea. I think they will learn from this.
To bring MS into this article when the company has nothing WHAT SO EVER to do with this game just makes you a complete arse - they is just no need
You stole my bit you bastard. XD
Hope this kind of behavior brings back the Square we all knew before they started kissing MS's ass.. I miss SquareSoft
they want better games.
they should be sorry they should have never thought about making 14 a mmo and should have moved straight on to completing versus 13 before making 14
and another example of a develop trying too much and not delivering. too bad fanboys are too stupid to open their eyes and realize dev's and publishers only want their money until word gets out their product STINKS. thank you this genertion of consoles. Sony, MS, and Nintendo have you right where they want you
they can apologise by not destroying verses and porting it to the 360, i dont have anying against the 360 but until microsoft address this media storage situation i want want a full no holds barred game. either that or i will never buy a square-enix product ever again.
SE NEEDS to get rid of wada. That guy is just ruining the games and bringing less and less money in.
Squaresoft was a good company... Enix was a good company... But Squaresoft + Enix = SquareEnix just doesn't cut it >.< Though both companies can make good rpgs.... The balance was thrown off when they merged >.<
XD so true. On the other side it should be free till they fix it completely. I wont be surprise if they delay more the ps3 version.
It should have been delayed until next year, they need there soft back
Square is just abusing the loyalty of their idiot fans at this point.
bubbles for the avatar :D
It seems like a ploy to generate revenue before they finished the game. The Square Enix complacency keeps getting worse.
I remember when people used to drool over SE games.... my how times have changed! Plus, the fanboys never give up! All I see on N4G is "versus" will be better than XIII, don't worry" and other such nonsense. SE has only released crap in the past few years, accept the facts, fanboys!
On consoles that is true but i've loved most of the handhelds games they've made the last few years, honestly though I don't think too many still have complete faith in Versus13 most are prolly like me and are just doing the "wait and see" angle.
agreed, the worlds ends with you and the 4 warriors of light are some of the best games from SE this generation.
I think people used to drool over Squaresoft and ENIX games. Personally, I can't say I've drooled over any S-E game since Squaresoft and ENIX dropped their identities as developers and became a corporation bent on the bottom line. That's only my perspective. :)
I wonder what the PS3 version will be like.. I'm curious...
I don't even wanna know =O
The same but with jaggies everywhere.
but hardly anywhere near curious enough to buy it...
Everybody knows the PC version is just beta for the Ps3 to begin with.
Shit link doesnt work,
all you really need is the couple of sentences from the headline. The rest is just filler.
Can we PLEASE just change the title to "Square Enix Apologizes for Final Fantasy XIV"?
I bet the author apologies for the typo.
They also need to apologize for FF13, and make it up with a remake of FF7
They'd probably fuck that up too.
I don't even think I want them to do it anymore, unless they keep it the exact same way it is just with prettier graphics and maybe Crisis Core in HD also.
Damn, how the hell are you gonna release a game, then apologize for it being shit a few days later? Why didn't they just delay this? Square is really starting to piss me off, i heard FF was soooo great, so i got FF13, the game got really boring, but i heard it has a good end so i'll have to pick it up again later. And now this game? WTF!? They better go hard with FFVS13 or square is done for.
This is old as it came out last week alongside the new "revamp" details. I'd be glad to go back 4 weeks and cancel my pre-order for the CE of FFXIV. What a mistake that was.
Begging's a good start, but try it on your knees SE. Its not like you have a lot of integrity left to salvage anyway Shit, you actually demand people buy their character's after subscribing to the game. why the f**k not?! Keep this shit up an im getting The Duke on to you'se assholes.
I speak from experience, FFXI has been recently updated and the game crashes in older parts on the consoles. I have yet to see any acknowledgment of the problems. Refusal to admit to the serious issues. Refusal to fix incompatibility caused by updates. As a paying subscriber, I decided to write Sony directly about the software compatibility problems. These issues aren't exactly FF14 directly, but in comparison it's the same company and the same polices.
I don't understand it don't theses devs try the game before releasing it. SE ain't srry they full of it, they knew what they were releasing from the start. ( piece of crap game).
who wont this or any future final fantasys because of crap like this!
ps3 exclusive and not tried to cash in on the pc
Just cancel the ps3 version... You failed enough already SE...
I'm still waiting for an apology for FF 13. On topic: this is just ridiculous that Square had the nerve to release an unfinished beta as a finished product and sucker people out of their money. They need to do more than just apologize and offer people a full refund. The huge drop in sales and the generally poor ratings for FF 14 will hopefully send a message to Square that they need to get their shit together and stop fucking over their fans.
...as long as they are still planning on charging people at any time in the future to play this game. I couldn't imagine them asking people to pay for broken game after the free trial ends. They might as well cut their losses and change monthly charges to $1/month if they hope to keep this game alive in any form.
Apologize for this http://www.thekoalition.com...
Apology not accepted. These buffoon will never learn unless gamers unite and say NO MORE!. I just hope FF vs 13 brakes away from the mediocre syndrome currently inherited at SE hq.
Thank you MS for making Square suck
"and the voices of the community are essential to that process." It's hard to believe that when the fatigue system is still there. But, I guess it's nice of the to admit their screw up and apologise. Let's just hope that they can bring a better game to the ps3.
There is a chance it might be canceled just like Last Remnant...
A refund would be a great apology!
The thirty day extension was a good move on their part because they at least are admitting that yes, they screwed up. That being said they will have to change a LOT to pull this game out of the fire. I was a major fan of FFXI and this game just doesn't come close to that one at all. I think the only decent system they have is crafting but the rest is just fail after fail. Right now they NEED to keep the loadstone page updated on a DAILY basis with everything happening or I can see a lot more people leaving this game. :(
Not after all the mediocre releases, idiotic decisions, and outright lies you have told, SE. You're going to have to do much better than one little apology to earn back my respect.
Shame on you square because you don't listen the fans.
Square Enix really needs to get back the momentum with FF15 comes around. FFXIII was fun, but it lost the depth and wow factor that 7, 8, and 10 had. And FF14? That's not even worth putting into the history books.
Square Enix has taken the EA approach and started rushing crap games out to the masses for quick sales. They need to slow down and get back to their roots. Stop all projects and just fix FFXIV for the sake of the gamers that paid for this broken game.
this would be a great idea, this game was obviously rushed to the market and suffered greatly from it. At this point the game is not bad, it's broken, which is just sad.
Squae needs to apologize for most of the titles they have made the past few years.