I know it seems like you know. A bad thing I just.. Trust me I don't want to exaggerate. I had high hopes. Technically speaking I still do. I played FFXI from 03 to 08, then again and again like the next person. Honestly my hopes sunk when I started playing this.. There may be some kind of problem I'm unaware of. The stop motion thing is a little odd. I mean. It's not solely the graphics I'm concerned with. I enjoy old games just fine, so long as the gameplay is there but I feel soured on this too.. i guess i was expecting a little more.. i know it's release. it's just, there is more detail and the art is okay.. I just for one dont understand the gloomyness (started in gridania) , and well. if everything moves in stop motion permanently for one it seems like dealbreaker for me. Not so much a well graphical thing. it's just nearly a mechanical issue. like, I've got no vested interest in any other game... so im just sunk on this. its just my opinion.. my opinion is just that when i started playing it felt awful... so er' yeah.. nothing i can do about that.