I'll be honest. I'm a pretty big Square Enix fan. So far, I really haven't played a game I dislike by them, and they've made their way to being my favorite video game company. And I play a lot of games.
However, although I'm a pretty big fan of what they release, I'm not a fan boy. I don't ignore bad quality games, and I won't enjoy a bad product. It's common sense, but most know how some fanboys can act.
Now, what I'm getting at, is will I enjoy this game? Things I enjoy about a Square Enix Title:
-Story. The idea of a story driven MMORPG sounds incredibly appealing. If anything, it could easily just be a really long RPG if some people are into soloing.
-Entertainment value (Entertaining RPG elements that never seem to fail me. Whether it be the Hack and Slash of Kingdom Hearts or Nier, or the Turn based tactics of Final Fantasy, I tend to enjoy it.)
The thing is, though, is that this is an MMO, and not a typical game. Expectations are different coming in, and gameplay and every other element is also different. I've played other MMOs, for a long time actually. I went from Runescape, to Guild Wars, to World of Warcraft, succeeding in both PvE and PvP play. So, I knew what I was doing, and I guess I really wasn't a casual.
So, that being said, I also know what makes a good MMO. I've played some good ones, and I don't really know if this would be a step down or not. This is where you guys come in. Do you think I would enjoy Final Fantasy XIV? I've been meaning to buy it for a long time, but the huge list of flaws can only make me frown. Please tell me they're only reviewers being reviewers, and that a large playerbase is still having fun with it.