Summary: In the end, FFXI is a great MMO
that suffers from few, though noteworthy, issues. Play is smooth, the
graphics are great, and the game remains addictive…though a lack of compelling
interaction and an offer of little more than level treadmilling means
it won't be for everyone.
Excerpt: In 2009, the FFXI team threw three mini-expansions at players. For $10 each, these three add-on scenarios focused on plot and were generally regarded as a letdown. Only the last of the three had a worthwhile plot; no surprise, since it featured the beloved Tarutaru NPC Shantotto.
Excerpt: I can hardly believe what happened here. After two especially uninteresting and unrewarding "add-on" mini-expansions (A Crystalline Prophecy and A Moogle Kupo d'Etat), the FFXI dev team surprised us with something that had decent gameplay ideas and a hilariously fun storyline.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy. It's a series that has become extremely popular ever since Final Fantasy VII came out on the Playstation (yes, it was big before, but not as mainstream big as it was afterwards).
Pros: Massive world with tons of things to do and lots of places to visit, Lots of customization when it comes to equipment, Combat and party aspects require strategy, Great artistic style
Cons: Too many menus to go through just to get into the game, Graphics could use more polish
Excerpt: The second of three planned "Abyssea" $10 add-ons, Scars of Abyssea was released alongside a level cap adjustment from 80 to 85 in September of this year. The game continues a quick evolution to keep players interested.
Excerpt: Square Enix has broken into new territory for themselves with the release of Final Fantasy Online . The biggest question out there is whether or not they can make it work. Okay, let's get this out in the open: I am a virgin when it comes to online games.
Excerpt: While most of the MMO playing worlds has become trapped in World of Warcraft , Final Fantasy XI has managed to pull and maintain a healthy following. The game, which is one of the only multi-platform MMOs on the market (both PC and Xbox 360 versions are available and interact with the PS2 players),...
Excerpt: Most RPG’s can be played for 40 to 60 hours and it is easy to know when to review it…when you finish it. However, MMORPGs are built to go on virtually forever, so when do you review them? I chose to play an entire month (the free one that comes with the title) before sitting down to my review.
Excerpt: As you can probably tell, assuming you know the job class lingo, I did what most players do, took a base job to level 30, tried out all (or almost all) of the advanced jobs, decided what I liked best and began leveling that job.