Summary: I purchased this used (not the greatest idea on my part.) While the HDD works wonderfully, the game itself, since it's already used, would have been nearly impossible to use due to the product key having already been registered.
Excerpt: Since it's original release, Final Fantasy XI has changed so drastically, that it is practically an entirely different game together. In fact, I can guarantee that if you played this game at release, you would agree that it has a completely different feel.
Summary: The good thing of owning the PS2 version of FFXI is that you no longer need to worry about hardware specifications that much. All you need to do is buy a compatible PS2 Network Adaptor (sold seperately), plug it in and play.
A solid expansion, although a bit disappointing...
5 March 2006
Summary: Chains of Promathia is a fairly solid expansion released by Square Enix for their Final Fantasy XI MMORPG. With this second major expansion (Rise of Zilart being the first expansion) for the series, SE (Square Enix) attempted to introduce several new missions and quests that may be attempted by...
Summary: I want to clarify a few points for Amazon buyers who wish to purchase this game used. FFXI is a unique game in the fact that once the account expires you cannot play it ever again. The game Key will be broken and will not work ever again. This will require you to purchase the game again.
Summary: I was reluctant to buy this game, even as a fanatical fan of the Final Fantasy series. Eventually I bought it, and have recently signed on. While I find the story elements a plenty, this game is more about interacting with other players all over the world in what is perhaps the largest RPG I have...
Summary: First off I would like to state that the harddrive is for all the updates that are constantly being done. The updates fix bugs, add areas, quest, and make general adjustments to the game. You will have to a subscription fee to continue playing this game past ur first free month.
The only game you hate as much as your addicted...
Prescott Breeden, Amazon
1 September 2004
Summary: I have been a Final Fantasy player since the origonal on Nintendo and have a long tradition with the Final Fantasty games. The newest addition (or addiction), FFXI, is perhaps only limited by Sqaure's new partners Enix, who have done their best to ruin final fantasy tradition.
Summary: First off you MUST have the Network Adapter to install the HDD! I was the beta tester and now the owner of FFXI and the HDD and it is a good expansion to the PS2. For certain games like Resident Evil Outbreak (the one released this week) the HDD decreases load times.
Summary: I think it should be said somewhere that this game can only be played on a PS2. I have the backward compatible PS3 (you can play PS2 games on it) but this game still requires the PlayStation 2 System Data to be installed on the PS3.