Summary: I paid alot for this game, the HDD, the PS2, and the other acessories. Now I have to pay $12.95 a month more just to play this one game. What a rip off. I can play Socom II for free. After my free 30 days trial period is over I am going to try to return the game.
Mark Hills "Nobody gets me, I'm the wind, baby!", Amazon
14 October 2004
Summary: I'm not going to review the game, Final Fantasy XI, beyond saying that it's a fine game if you're into that sort of thing, but rather the hard drive itself. I figured that having a hard drive in my PS2 would make it as useful as the one in my Xbox, it doesn't. With the Xbox, all your game saves go straight to the hard drive, rather than a memory card.
Summary: OK so Final Fantasy is a great series and this installment is no exception, but honestly, it was the stupidest decision to make it an online-ONLY game. I have played it at a friend's house and it rocks as a game, but I am one of the many people who are extremely disappointed that Square didn't bother to make a single-player version. I love the game, but to me it's definitely not worth the hundred bucks to get the thing, and then thirteen more every month.
Summary: A dissapointment: The 2 star score is only because the game was fun before it became so god damn boring after about two months. I am a perfect example for one of the people who didn't get what he bargained for when buying this game in such haste. I bought final fantasy XI and began playing, although fun it began to get repetitive, and things began to seem a little too familiar.
Summary: Strictly from the technical side, it's not too bad. Communicating with other players is rather easy, as long as you have an extra keyboard laying around. Load times are fast and the graphics are pretty good. I also liked how diverse you can make the characters. As a Final Fantasy game, I was thoroughly dissapointed. There is very little to no plot. The entire enjoyment of the game is solely based on talking to other people and running around for eternity trying to level.
Summary: Look. Pay $99.00 USD, for a game in which you have to pay money monthly for an RPG, which, let's face it, isn't anything new. As I understand it, the graphics on this game aren't THAT special, I mean, I've seen better much better, and I don't see how this is any better then any MMORPG on computer, except for the fact that it's set in the FF universe.
Summary: Tengo todos los final fantasy que hay en el mercado, y cuando me entere que iba a salir un final fantasy por internet.. podeis imaginar la ilusion que tube! mas aun cuando hace ya un tiempo que me habia metido con los juegos on line (diablo y ultima on line). Lo compre sin dudar apenas un instante, sin preocuparme ni del precio ni de nada... gran error. Primer dia despues de comprarlo, llego a casa ilusionado..
Pros: Es un Final Fantasy
Cons: Pago mensual, formato completamente diferente al que nos tienen acostumbrados . . .