I expect XIV to feel like a Final Fantasy game... which is hard for me to quantify.
I know I'm going in expecting a story driven MMO, that caters to a more mature, community minded crowd than *ahem* some other current MMOs out there.
But everything else seems up for grabs. And if the developers' early comments are any indication, for better or worse, this will be a very different MMO than FFXI.
I've got 5 gil on it being a blast! But I'd bet a heckuva lot more that the differences will be substantial. Just like every other new FF title in the main series, they are aiming to make XIV its own game, and not FFXI-2.
Edited, Jun 5th 2009 4:38am by ascorbic