Excerpt: The second of three mini-expansion episodes for FFXI is sizing up to be the silliest of the three. "A Moogle Kupo d'Etat: Evil in Small Doses" tells us a short story involving the world of moogles.
Excerpt: At the end of 2008, at the FFXI FanFest (and the Japanese VanaFest), Square Enix unveiled plans for three downloadable mini-expansions that would cost 10.00 USD. They announced that the three expansions would be released one at a time throughout the span of 2009.
Conclusion: If your not currently playing it, I wouldn't really recommend just now jumping in, you will be at a severe disadvantage and Square-Enix is actually supposed to release more information on there next Final Fantasy MMO at this years E3.
Excerpt: Before beginning the review proper, I need to caution the reader with two notes: one relevant to Square Enix, and one relevant to me, your humble reviewer. If you don't care about issues of bias or, say, the timeliness of this review, skip the next two paragraphs.
Summary: Final Fantasy XI is a stellar game with some great features, which will keep players hooked from the beginning they start playing. Casual gamers may be put off though by its steep difficulty curve, and tediousness at the very beginning.
Pros: It can get very addictive, high replay
Cons: Was amazing three years ago, age is showing.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy XI is different to every other Final Fantasy title previously released – it is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. Coupled with decisions to eradicate the classic style of turn-based battles for a more active and involving style, it was a decision on the part of Square...
Excerpt: This is one of the most involved MMORPG systems I have played in quite some time. Combine the luxury of sitting far back from the TV with a wireless controller and using XBox live's built in chat and headset to communicate with the rest of your party and you have one great MMORPG.