I'm a total fanboy at this point. XIV seems like a strange breed of XI, XII, and XIV and I love it. The graphics, colors, very active vibrant world, the FATE, the community, the Story (which is really cinematic for a MMO a la offline FF style), the customization in menus, UI, chat, display names (surprisingly deep for something seemingly so simple), and the precise way that they have divided the control scheme depending on selection of input. I have very high hopes right now and will be subbing the crap out of it at launch.
It reminds me of FFXII as well. I believe it's because of the little aggro lines and target lines that come up in combat. Also the division of zones is also the same as XII with the little lines of colored orbs. Maybe that's why I like this game. I loved XII, more than any of the FF's after VII. XIII's combat was good, but the story was kinda weak.
Edited, Jun 16th 2013 7:43pm by supermegazeke
Well, just like XII I turned the aggro lines off because I feel like they are lame. It is the story, the rebellion, the empire, the towns, music, art style, etc. Ul'dah actually reminds me of Rabanastre