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#52 Aug 23 2013 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
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I don't think the (lacking) ad campaign here in NA has done the game any favors. As well, I think anyone with their finger on the pulse of the MMO scene at least knows about it. For the impossible-to-please-hardcores, the game probably won't get a warm reception since they'll want to be comparing launch content to stuff that's been around for years or more. As well, you'll have a bit of confirmation bias from those who really don't want to "give up" their other-game avatars because of time investment. And, you know, ******** about "training wheels" for the early content and stuff like that.

For the more uninitiated, the game will obviously need to avoid errors like the 90000/3102 combo at launch and later. Otherwise, I'd say the foundation is there for something potentially good as long as SE doesn't get lazy like they did with XI.

An 8, give or take some decimals, probably isn't unreasonable. Yet I also expect your usual reviewers to be jaded and biased. So seeing something less, especially for a game you can't "beat" in a handful of hours won't surprise me in the slightest. In the end, it's up to SE to catch the casual crowd. I worry about them retaining them in pandering to more hardcore types with endgame, but we'll see. At the very least, I don't expect doom and gloom like this.
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#53 Aug 23 2013 at 1:38 PM Rating: Good
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Like many others, I'm thinking somewhere around 8 on the metacritic scale, which is more than good enough, in my opinion. This game is not going to appeal to everyone, this is clear.

But something the way the Open Beta and the way the servers were constantly flooded seems to tell me is that we're already over Yoshida's goal marker when it comes to players. Which is good. However the question comes whether or not we can retain that expected number of players.

That's beyond my ability to predict, though I feel secure that I'm in it for the long haul.
#54 Aug 23 2013 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
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7-8/10 most likely.

Edited, Aug 23rd 2013 4:06pm by Waffleswagon
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#55 Aug 23 2013 at 4:39 PM Rating: Good
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Figured people would actually think about it before they posted scores. Some people are predicting lower scores than 1.0. Smiley: laugh Would be interesting to know how they worked that out.
#56 Aug 23 2013 at 5:06 PM Rating: Good
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i will give it a true 7 as of beta

it will get a 7.5 once i get a good ls

it will get a 9 if i get a good drunk ls

#57 Aug 23 2013 at 5:14 PM Rating: Good
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IGN? you mean the same IGN that has exclusive rights to stream the game at launch?
http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=137729606127798724

Yeah im sure they are not in bed at all.

They will give it 8.5 at least..
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#58 Aug 23 2013 at 5:16 PM Rating: Good
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IGN? you mean the same IGN that has exclusive rights to stream the game at launch?
http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=137729606127798724

Yeah im sure they are not in bed at all.

They will give it 8.5 at least..


yeah i didn't know that before, but as i said, they ARE biased, only this time it seems they'll be biased in a positive way towards FF14
#59 Aug 23 2013 at 5:20 PM Rating: Default
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3/10 unless Yoshia offer IGN 1% of their revenue.
#60 Aug 23 2013 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't think I could give them a score yet. Already told myself I would wait until my trial was up to make a decision whether or not I'll be subscribing. I guess I can update when the trial period is up.
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#61 Aug 23 2013 at 6:25 PM Rating: Default
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Don't think I could give them a score yet. Already told myself I would wait until my trial was up to make a decision whether or not I'll be subscribing. I guess I can update when the trial period is up.


Oh, neither could I. I was just thinking we could predict what IGN/Gamespot/etc. might give it.

I made the thread before I noticed this but I have to agree that it looks like IGN is "in bed" with Square on ARR. They're probably paid off to give it an 8.5+. They have exclusive rights and information involving the game. They also have a special account with everything unlocked (obviously given by Square).

Not sure if the latter is just normal and being given to every reviewer but I still would expect a paid off near-perfect score from IGN at this point.

Edited, Aug 23rd 2013 8:32pm by Killua125
#62 Aug 23 2013 at 6:50 PM Rating: Good
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FFXIV 1.0 hovered between a 4 and a 5.5.

FFXI got mid 8-8.5

I'm thinking FFXIV will probably get on average a 7.5-8/10 or a 30/40 ish score on Famitsu with praises on their comeback from revitalizing a failed MMO and limit break system and the first FF to really come back to the roots since IX, and criticisms on taking a lot of popular things from other MMOs and playing on more of the safe route.
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#63Killua125, Posted: Aug 23 2013 at 6:59 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) The reviewer would lose their job.
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