I tried to make myself like this game, seeing how I loved previous FF games, but I just can't do it.
I know I will get totally rated down by a bunch of people trying to defend the game, but not 1 of them will have a concrete reason, infact the people that say they love it are in denial.
What does the game have that's better than FF11? Hmm graphics and possibly the crafting system.
What does ff11 have that ff14 doesn't?
Hmmm lets put this in a list: A story line, enemies that are interesting to kill because they drop something besides garbage, Graphics that you can actually see from casting magic, good control-abilty of the chracter,NM's, Fun, things to do besides insanly boring leve's,, different looking zones, Better weapon stats (stats are so childish and so unfun.)
people in linkshells, people doing events and the list goes on and on and on..
This game took a serious step back and I cannot see it possible to turn this game around. The design would have to be completly done over. I have never played a new released game that was this bad, there is no defending this game, it is that bad. Not even in FF11 class.
Edited, Oct 11th 2010 12:06am by bigalohelper
Yeah I wish they had maybe worked more on the storyline, it is kinda bleh right now for me in Ul'Dah, There are some problems to me in just the flow of the story and the interconnections between each part, like I swear after the first part at level 1 I have meet most of the people that I have been seeing. Then at level 10 I see them all again, and they are like dur who are you, then right after that, like 1 minute I am told to go help one of them and they are like "great to see you again and thanks from everything at <level one stuff>" I really think there is lead in the water in Ul'Dah and do not recommend it for drinking. Maybe I missed something but I feel like I was paying close attention and reading everything they said but idk, maybe I drank some of the water.
Most of the things I have seen so far in line with quests are the leves, which seem to be nothing but go here kill x of these. Someone told me that later ones would be more like normal quests, but I have not read that anyone; hopefully that is the case. Also I found a guy in the middle of no where to the east of Ul'Dah, he said there were monsters roaming around and he asked me to kill them, so another go here kill x of these. Honestly I wish there was some, go deliver this to this guy, then go do this and then go do that. The ones where they just have you running around doing nothing pretty much but you get a nice story to it. (Yes I know I ignore the other levels, I did crafting for 10 minutes and decided to go get a root canal instead)
Yeah the graphics for casting is kinda weak, but honestly that is not that important right now.
The controls are not that to bad, just annoying. I don't like using a controller, especially since I have a pc and have always used a mouse and keyboard. Some people have problems trying to attack new things, well you can just click them with the mouse and it selects them. I don't even use the tabbing because I would never make it to what I was trying to kill before it ripped my head off.
The NM thing really does bug me though, but it is not that important to the game really. I don't know if they are going to add free roaming NM later or keep them in leves/quests or wherever they said they were shoving them. But I really hope they do add the free roaming ones, I like the part where you can look at someone and know that they put in the time and effort to get a really hard to get item.
The zones really bore me, I am getting tired of killing the Colby things and the squirrels and the Dodos. Also I am tired of the desert and the same color and the same rocks and the just same everything. Tried Limsa area and that got old quick; I refuse to talk about the Gridania area and the Black Shroud area. That place is a pit of **** and I hate it. I really wish they had a lot of smaller areas that are different in both organization and plant/mobs.
The weapon stats I could care less about really, just keep hitting it, either you are it will die.
The linkshell stuff is fine so far with me, I talk they hear, they talk I hear.
The big thing that really kills me is the party system. That is the worst POS ever. Just rip the one from XI out and drop it in here. How bad is it to do a thing advertising you are looking for a party and then another one for searching for a person looking for a party.