After 14 years, you can finally play Final Fantasy 14 on Xbox and the wait is absolutely worth it

Fear not, weary Xbox players, the incredibly long wait for FF14 on Xbox is finally over as the MMO’s open beta officially begins on Series X|S.

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anast55d ago

Imagine waiting 14 years to play this. The game isn't good.

anast55d ago (Edited 55d ago )

I maxed the free trail when it was out. I thought the combat was horrible and the graphics. It felt cheap and janky to me. And I would have thought they would have overhauled the game by now.

anast54d ago (Edited 54d ago )

"I don't judge a game on how many people like it."

If you paid attention. I said the game was going to fail because of it and that the game would have been better as a solo experience. They are different arguments.

PapaBop54d ago

ARR probably. The game is amazing, there is nothing quite like it out there, the level of character development and story is unmatched in gaming. The early game though poorly reflects the overall value of the game, the early combat, story, gameplay in general and even the voice acting (English) are all pretty bad in comparison to where the game has been since Heavensward really. I'm not surprised many people tried it and didn't stick it out and it's why it's such a hard game to recommend. "Hey here is one of the best FF games ever made but the first 50 hours are average at best" isn't a particular enticing sell.

jznrpg55d ago

It’s a good game but it’s been out so long it’s hard to enjoy past content when you don’t get to experience it when it comes out. MMO’s are best played in the first couple years imo or at least the first 5 but 14 years later you will level up and go to newer end game stuff and skip a ton of content or bypass it fast as you can. It’s just nowhere near the same playing it towards the end of its life instead of experiencing everything as it releases.

anast55d ago

There is this point too. It makes sense.

Angyobangyo55d ago

The game has been around for 14 years.14 successful years and still going strong. You just sound bitter.

anast55d ago

I don't judge a game on how many people like it. I think for myself. Candy Crush sucks and it is still going strong. You will need to, at minimum, come up with a decent argument instead of guessing how people feel.

ModsDoBetter55d ago

"I don't judge a game on how many people like it."

If I recall correctly, you were always complaining about how Friday The 13th had a low player count and that reflects how TCM was going to be poor.

Kind of sounds like you judge games based on how many people like it.

andy8555d ago (Edited 55d ago )

Probably the best MMO that exists right now. When did you play it, 2010?

Felix31355d ago

that's your opinion - I've been playing since the 2.0 beta and have enjoyed most of the game (Stormblood was a bit meh imo) and the current game has only been out 11 years not 14

anast54d ago

Yes, it's my opinion. A ton of people enjoy the game and they should if that's what they like.

Yui_Suzumiya46d ago

Sounds like your judging it based on the initial release which was an absolute disaster. Then it was overhauled completely into A Realm Reborn and it was almost like a completely new game.

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Hereandthere55d ago

This game is assss, i guess this is their cope for phil selling them up the river for a nickle.

Einhander197255d ago

It'll take another 14 years to pay back the investment in getting the game to run for the 2 people left on xbox. I guess that's why they have to pay for gold just to play the game. Xbox is the worst place to play FF14.

Hopefully maintaining the xbox version doesn't take money that could have been better spent on the game itself.

Reaper22_55d ago

Sounds like you are in your feelings. Get used to it because this is where the industry is headed for Microsoft as well as sony. This is only the beginning. In the near future you won't need a ps to play sony games or a xbox for Microsoft games. It's a good thing imo because hardware sales don't make up for all the money lost on them.

DarXyde55d ago (Edited 55d ago )

Never played it, but this is the first I've heard any bad about it (after ARR, anyway). My understanding is that it's a great game and the article does mention that it even outpaced WoW. Not a small feat.

It's pricier on Xbox though, which is unfortunate, but at the end of the day, if you've waited this long, you'll have hundreds of hours of content upfront and that's a pretty good thing.

Felix31355d ago

afaik the Gamepass requirement is on Xbox not Square

DarXyde55d ago

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's correct.

It's a step backwards when you consider it took forever for them to relax their Gold requirements on F2P titles.

BrainSyphoned55d ago

Who this is good for--people that have a secondary FFXIV account stuck on their PSN ID.

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Snookies1214d ago

Lol, damn... At this point, they were better off keeping FF XIV away from Xbox. It has been nothing but obstacle, after obstacle.

gold_drake14d ago

wanted to say the exact same thjng.