You know, it's an interesting thing, this game. It's most certainly a singleplayer game, but it has strong overtones of a massively multiplayer online game. The open world design, integrated combat system and "sidequest-ish" hunts all pull inspiration directly from the realm of classic online persistent gaming. The degree to which playing this game feels like Final Fantasy XI is quite amazing. However, there's probably a little World of Warcraft influence to be found as well.