Olorinus the Vile wrote:
What part of it did you find untrue? I agree it was unflattering, but I didn't see anywhere where he lied.
-where he talks about crafting guns when there are no guns
-where he says there was a "selection of elfin races"
Those are two easy ones.
First, if you actually read the review, you would note that within the body text he never mentioned guns, that was a caption for a picture he probably though looked cool. As I took it the caption was commentary on the difficulty of finding anything in market wards (i.e. you are better off just making whatever you want rather than slogging randomly through dozens of retainers that may or may not even have what you want).
doesn't mean they are all elf races, it means charming, small or magical as well, so also not inaccurate. (If you are a profesional writer as you claim I would assume you are rather accustom to "big" or "fancy" words, or ones that might require looking them up in a "dictionary" to understand, are you not?)
Even if he didn't level very much how are any complaints he had not plainly obvious at any level? The flaws he pointed out are there and working at your nerves from the moment you first load the game. He mentions cinematic story quests being few and far between but making it to/past 10 is all you need to do to experience that. Never saw him say anything about lack of endgame content or the oddness of the SP system or other things one would need to be high level for to have seen in action.
I agree it didn't seem like he played to a very high level, but (ask your self honestly) does he really have to to get an accurate feel for the state of the game? These elements that seem to be almost designed to drive away new players are there from the moment you install the game, even before you log in, and that is what, more than anything really sets the tone of FFXIV. Edited, Nov 7th 2010 7:56am by Thegorgatron