So you didn't do anything in the game yet are telling us about it Kim...
It sounds like he or she played for about 3 days. That's long enough to form a first impression, IMO. I've certainly played video games for less time than that before uninstalling.
I disagree with Kim's conclusion, but that doesn't mean he or she is wrong.
More like 3 hours.
I played for about 20 to 30 hours. But most the time was solo and it was my first time playing it. I didn't unlock the inn until ten hours before server went down. The leaves about four hours. Not really sure what duty, fate and leaves are. I mean know they are for exp and level up. But it seemed they were meant to be small group party events and I didn't see anyone besides two or three people on the server.
One guy who was French and knew no English. One guy who did show me how to do a crafting, and one guy who played since 1.0. The crafter guy did try to take me to another city but he couldn't. He said the city with "lower docks, upper docks" was to far away and impossible to reach other cities. Until I got airship pass. Thus I couldn't change jobs even if I had a weapon.
I did get a smn weapon but didn't make it to the city to unlock that quest. Before the server went down, I was doing my third duty, when a horde of bandits was attacking some village in western lands. I really wanted to try out blm though.
But you walked outside the city, you saw mandies, guebe's ladybugs, sheep, pugils, and other ffxi mobs. I only saw one mob in my whole time that was not ffxi, and that was a bug that looked like a kite. Pretty cool I admit.
Most the fights were heavy swings, and two other great axe skills.
If had an extra day and got the pass or access to other cities to try jobs my opinion may changed. But was just lacking people to figure things out and do things with. The manga jo salvages was interesting to see in the boat fight.
I did wish more mobs would agro you or drop items. I lost track of how many mandies I would kill, pugs, or such and no item ever dropped. If you play ffxi, you walk outside a main city, you can agro a yag, gob, orc or other mob. Outside of wolves, no mob ever attacked me first. I never had to be careful for that. But maybe I didn't progress far enough in the game.
The camera moving all over was insane though. Even when locked I would have to adjust it over and over. Why could it not be simple like ffxi. See everything around you with no problem.
Maybe someone can explain leaves, dutys and fates to me though. What do these do and why are they needed verses questing or killing monsters for exp. Oh and I never did a dungeon raid so no opinion on that.