Summary: This installment of FFXI didnt really wow me. The jobs were amazing but the new skirmish and reives were hashed up repeats of campaigns. It fealt like i was paying for another wings of the goddess, which other then the missions gave two new jobs a new area and campaigns.
Do not buy this expansion, wait for a year, six months minimum.
D. Widagdo "ADD", Amazon
3 July 2013
Summary: What you get is the whole complete experience of FFXI with all the previous expansion. Everything before Seekers of Adoulin is fantastic experience. Much have been streamlined and made it to be less grinding, less waiting, more things to do and huge amount of missions and end game activities. Extremely solo and casual play friendly - especially the Abyssea content. And then we are getting this big pile of mess that is Seekers of Adoulin....
Summary: An extremely slow game that took me hours to make any headway. Combat is automatic and restrictive in what actions I could perform, based on a cooldown system that prevents players from doing anything beyond basic attacks more than once for certain amounts of *real time*, so I couldn't steal anything from monsters more than once every five minutes.
Summary: An extremely slow game that took me hours to make any headway. Combat is automatic and restrictive in what actions I could perform, based on a cooldown system that prevents players from doing anything beyond basic attacks more than once for certain amounts of real time. Now this wouldn't be so bad if I was allowed by the game to have my Thief class character attempt steal anything from monsters more than once every five minutes.
Summary: I've played mmorpg's in the past and I was really looking forward to playing FFXI for my first time. But I have to say I'm very disappointed with this title. First off you can select the server you want to play on but most of them are barren and rarely do you see other people in the starting cities. There's a huge world of Vana'Diel to explore but it doesn't help when your stuck in the same city and area all the time.
Summary: im a big fan of the final fantasy games 8 is my fave anyways i picked this game up thinking it would be good but then i find out not only do you have to have xbox live but you have to pay $12.95 as a monthly subscription fee to square enix just to play the game so for that the game was a fail in my opinion
Grind, grind, grind ... good luck finding group to play with. :(
Glen S. Schmidt, Amazon
12 May 2009
Summary: Looks pretty, but still shows it's age. It's been out so long, that it's difficult finding anyone low enough in levels to play with ... and that's bad considering soloing beyond level 12 is nigh impossible. Hard to find quests/missions, and even harder to find out what to do once you have them. The enmies are hard to relate to as well. I got sick of fighting onions, worms, and turtle monsters (beast men).
Summary: For those of you who don't already play this game there is no reason to jump in now. It came in in 2002 and although it was a decent game for the time there have been no improvements made to the game. Two additional expansion packs have been released, however. They add new armor and story for devoted players, but these features will not initially be accessible to newbies. Also, this game has an incredibly high learning curve.
Summary: My advices: 1) Each box of the game have a password therefore you cannot resell or len it (if used). 2) It's online ONLY. You need an broadband internet connection. 3) You have to pay a monthly fee ($12 ~ $20). 4) A 20 GB hard drive will fall short in the meantime. 5) You need an USA credit card with local address. 6) Install it overnight (while you sleep) because it takes a long time to download the updates and patches. 7) Not for casual gamers.