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#1 Oct 13 2011 at 7:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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http://playstationlifestyle.net/2011/10/13/final-fantasy-xiv-1-19-patch-shows-bright-future-for-ps3-release/

Despite all the doubt people have had about this game, I get the feeling the new development team's efforts are beginning to resonate throughout the gaming community. Seems to be a growing feeling that maybe this game has hope after all.

Not that I didn't already know that, but still, nice to see others are finally coming around.
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#2 Oct 14 2011 at 12:35 AM Rating: Excellent
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These short publicity write ups we've been seeing tend to be positive yet any in-depth full reviews are still giving it a 5 out of 10.

Wonder why that is (if you know what goes on behind the scenes in the industry you already know why)

Edited, Oct 14th 2011 3:40am by Lobivopis
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I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
#3 Oct 14 2011 at 12:39 AM Rating: Excellent
And I'm not a pilot, I'm a "naval aviator."
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#4 Oct 14 2011 at 12:42 AM Rating: Good
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Thayos wrote:
And I'm not a pilot, I'm a "naval aviator."


Kain & Lynch: Dog Days got good reviews too. So does any bad game if the company behind it is large enough. Though a marketing department can't save a game if it's level of awfulness is high enough e.g. Over the Road Racing or FFXIV on release. Review sites are only willing to ***** themselves out to a point.

There are only certain review sites that can actually be trusted these days. If for example, Yahtzee doesn't savage a game too hard then it's probably good (he'll still savage a game hard for it's faults even if he likes it)


Edited, Oct 14th 2011 4:01am by Lobivopis
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Final Fantasy XI 12-14-11 Update wrote:
Adjust the resolution of menus.
The main screen resolution for "FINAL FANTASY XI" is dependent on the "Overlay Graphics Resolution" setting.
If the Overlay Graphics Resolution is set higher than the Menu Resolution, menus will be automatically resized.


I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
#5 Oct 14 2011 at 12:59 AM Rating: Excellent
Only this is the third review I've seen in about as many days that basically says, "The game as it is isn't too great now, but we see reason to believe the game has a bright future ahead."

That's pretty cool, considering the reviews have been nothing but pessimistic until now.

I give props to this reviewer, simply because he seems to have actually played the game substantially before and after 1.19. I've read amazingly negative reviews written by people who obviously didn't get past Rank 5.
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#6 Oct 14 2011 at 10:21 AM Rating: Default
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Lobivopis wrote:
Thayos wrote:
And I'm not a pilot, I'm a "naval aviator."


Kain & Lynch: Dog Days got good reviews too. So does any bad game if the company behind it is large enough. Though a marketing department can't save a game if it's level of awfulness is high enough e.g. Over the Road Racing or FFXIV on release. Review sites are only willing to ***** themselves out to a point.

There are only certain review sites that can actually be trusted these days. If for example, Yahtzee doesn't savage a game too hard then it's probably good (he'll still savage a game hard for it's faults even if he likes it)


Edited, Oct 14th 2011 4:01am by Lobivopis


... uh no.. Kane and Lynch: Dog days had pretty much all mixed reviews.. the reviews were also offsetted by a crap ton of negative player reviews on all platforms.. These 2 factors implies that the game is pretty bad... but some will find it acceptable if they had nothing else better to do..

Final fantasy XIV on the other hand had an insane amount of negative critic reviews and also insane amount of negative user reviews... These 2 factors imply that the game is pure garbage no matter which way you look at it.... most will find the game completely unlikeable even if they were bored out of their minds... The only people that would like Final Fantasy XIV are the ravaging turn based combat MMO fans...
Everyone else who love fps/dynamic combat/meaningful story-lines/large unique open-worlds/puzzle solving dungeons/dynamic events/etc.. will just have to look elsewhere.

There are bad games like Kane and Lynch: Dog Days.. then there are games like FFXIV that deserves worst game of the year titles.. 2 completely different ranks of game quality..
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#7 Oct 14 2011 at 11:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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nick2412 wrote:
... uh no.. Kane and Lynch: Dog days had pretty much all mixed reviews.. the reviews were also offsetted by a crap ton of negative player reviews on all platforms.. These 2 factors implies that the game is pretty bad... but some will find it acceptable if they had nothing else better to do..

I think he's talking about the mess with Gamespot. It was something like that because Eidos had shelled out so much money to them in advertising they gave it a good review. One dude either quit or was fired over it. I'm fuzzy on the details now.

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Maybe it was that the guy got fired because he said the game sucked. I'll look it up later maybe. The point being that the money companies get via the advertising is playing a role in how they review the game.


Edited, Oct 14th 2011 1:46pm by MrTalos
#8 Oct 14 2011 at 4:22 PM Rating: Good
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MrTalos wrote:
nick2412 wrote:
... uh no.. Kane and Lynch: Dog days had pretty much all mixed reviews.. the reviews were also offsetted by a crap ton of negative player reviews on all platforms.. These 2 factors implies that the game is pretty bad... but some will find it acceptable if they had nothing else better to do..

I think he's talking about the mess with Gamespot. It was something like that because Eidos had shelled out so much money to them in advertising they gave it a good review. One dude either quit or was fired over it. I'm fuzzy on the details now.

Edit:
Maybe it was that the guy got fired because he said the game sucked. I'll look it up later maybe. The point being that the money companies get via the advertising is playing a role in how they review the game.



Jeff Gerstmann gave an honest review of of Kain & Lynch: Dog Days and was fired within days. It was really just confirmation of what everyone knew went on behind the scenes at review sites all along.

It's also pretty well known that the 0-10 scale on most sites is actually a 5-10 scale to avoid ******* off the publishers. If you don't think that consideration is given to who the publisher is and how it will affect their advertising income and future review copies of prerelease games then I don't know what to tell you.

Kain & Lynch was published by Eidos, who is now owned by SE. SE's purchase wasn't only for IP, it was also to gain access to Eidos's expertise in marketing games in the west as well as their codebase (SE's new Luminous engine is based on Eidos code)


Edited, Oct 14th 2011 7:32pm by Lobivopis
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Final Fantasy XI 12-14-11 Update wrote:
Adjust the resolution of menus.
The main screen resolution for "FINAL FANTASY XI" is dependent on the "Overlay Graphics Resolution" setting.
If the Overlay Graphics Resolution is set higher than the Menu Resolution, menus will be automatically resized.


I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
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