Summary: I bought this for Final Fantasy XI and was planning on using it for Final Fantasy XIV when it's released again. Comfort wise I love this controller. The longer grips are perfect for my larger hands. The buttons work alright, but the shoulder buttons could be a lot better. I downloaded the drivers off Snakebyte's UK site (the only place that has them), installed, configured FFXI and I was good to go.
Summary: <-- Graphics --> The visuals in the game are simply stunning. I've never seen more realistic waterfalls or lightning effects than in this game. Standing on the shore, waves will roll in and darken the sand, which then lightens again once the water recedes. Caves seem infinitely dark until you step inside and your eyes adjust, and likewise, the view outside is overexposed and blinding until you do the same.
Summary: Even if you are a devoted fan to both Final Fantasy XI and the FF series in general, do yourself a favor and skip this game. The design choices are ridiculously bad and the game suffers from a complete lack of thought and creativity. The game's world feels lifeless and dull, the maps are repetitive, there is no lore, hardly any story, and most of all, no fun to be had.
Summary: Where to start with this abomination wrapped in a gaming abortion? Anyone in the very least familiar with the previous brilliant Final Fantasy titles should be fully warned before jumping headfirst into this game. It is lacking major accessability and approachability in almost nearly every aspect, and even some of the key elements that make a Final Fantasy title feel like a final fantasy game are totally void here.
Summary: (I purchased the Collector's Edition and my review is posted there as well) Overall the game has potential but doesn't live up to it. I wanted very very badly to like this game as I am a huge fan of the Final Fantasy product line and have been since the first game. The problem is that the game really needs a major overhaul to be playable without lots of frustration. If you don't want to read details, my advice is to wait.
Summary: It has been about four years since I began waiting for this game. Originally known as Rapture, the game was said to be the next generation of MMORPG. I would like to preface this by saying I have played more than half of the Final Fantasy titles and beaten them, and on the other hand, I have played a handful of MMORPGs including FFXI. The Good: - Graphics: The game looks fantastic. Characters are alive and beautiful, and the armor in the game is incredibly detailed.
Summary: First, for those missing the goggles, you can contact SE live chat support to solve your problem, that's how I got my goggles. They will ask you for some information, then proceed to verification, and you'll eventually get your item code by email. Second, for those having difficult time with the game, I can only say that this game is not meant new gamers; it is really built for experienced people from FFXI, and it's still in its beta state...
Summary: After spending time in the Ul'Dah and Limsa Lominsa starting areas I have found nothing but 2 areas that, once you remove the colour palates are for all intents and purposes the same zones. This is my main criticism of the game right now - there is nothing to see that is remotely interesting outside of the main cities that i have found thus far.
Summary: I purchased this game recently with a generally open mind. I enjoy some online games and dislike others and have both liked and disliked final fantasy games. Initially I found this game broken but decided to play for several hours (now at 15 total) to see if it improves. Rather than improving, it gets worse. The game is essentially frustrating and quite boring.