Perrin, ****** Superhero wrote:
Final Fantasy 14 never had the input of Nobuo Uematsu's masterful composing like FFXI did
Uematsu did the entire XIV soundtrack.
A lot of the music is great, I'm partial to Aetherial Slumber.
I thought he only did the majority of it and that some was split between other SE composers? Or was that XI. I get confused sometimes.
That would be XI, and while many of the key songs were composed by Uematsu, most were split by Kumi Tanioka and Naoshi Mizuta.
As for your point, the game is way better than forums would have anyone believe, but there are 2 hurdles the game would have to overcome in order to achieve true long term success:
1. Get the "return every patch" players to stick around...the game needs something deeper than the occasional dungeon to keep the early adopters engaged and excited to play...personally, I'd like a full expansion that takes us to into the Garlean empire itself. Between that and the upcoming patches the game would definetly be worth paying 14.99 a month for.
2. Somehow, some way, get the game re-reviewed to generate new buzz on media sites. Now...the only realistic chance of this happening is a PS3 version review (if it ever truly releases), but could generate enough buzz to get more people to get the PC version as well.