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#1 Sep 05 2013 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm curious if the majority of ps3 players are playing because they prefer that to a pc, even though a pc is a viable alternative to them? Or are they playing on a ps3 because they don't have a pc that is capable of running the game? I personally don't see the appeal of playing on ps3, however I don't know if there's something I"m missing something that would grant a greater appeal of ps3 instead of pc, since pc hardware capable of playing the game at a decent resolution can roughly be found for the price of a ps3.

Also, is htere any way to play my regular pc game on ps3 without buying the game on on ps3?
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#2 Sep 05 2013 at 10:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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It's the cheaper way for me to play for now. Plus in a few months will be upgrading to the PS4 anyway. I'm pretty sure I won't be close to 50 anyway for the high level fates and such.
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My PC sucks. I like console MMOs. I like my big TV and my controller. PS3 was cheaper to set up. Yes it is by choice.
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Im not a graphics *****. I can still play even NES games today (heck even played pong an missile command a few days ago) all I care about is having fun not how the game looks. I play on PS3 by choice even though I have a $2300 gaming laptop.
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When my wife crashes to a runtime error for the third time during the day, I understand the appeal of continuing to play on my PS3 instead of my PC Smiley: lol However when I look over her shoulder I wish graphics were as crisp on PS3, but hey I'll take smooth gameplay with no issue over better graphics any day.

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It was either play on PS3 or mess around with getting it to work on WINE since I refuse to install windows on any of my machines. And since it was available to just download and install for PS3 I felt that was easier.

Plus, you can plug a mouse and keyboard into the PS3, so I don't see what the big deal is.
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I perfer playing on the ps3, i really like how they set everything up and the hot bars, really easy to pick up and play. I played ffxi on ps2 so playing ffxiv on ps3 just felt natural to me, and graphics never really mean much to me as long as the game is good im happy.
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Verran42 wrote:
It was either play on PS3 or mess around with getting it to work on WINE since I refuse to install windows on any of my machines. And since it was available to just download and install for PS3 I felt that was easier.

Plus, you can plug a mouse and keyboard into the PS3, so I don't see what the big deal is.



heres the "big deal"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHKcdfm4tC8

I personally dont give a crap but clearly some people do
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I'm curious if the majority of ps3 players are playing because they prefer that to a pc, even though a pc is a viable alternative to them? Or are they playing on a ps3 because they don't have a pc that is capable of running the game? I personally don't see the appeal of playing on ps3, however I don't know if there's something I"m missing something that would grant a greater appeal of ps3 instead of pc, since pc hardware capable of playing the game at a decent resolution can roughly be found for the price of a ps3.

Also, is htere any way to play my regular pc game on ps3 without buying the game on on ps3?


for myself... its a legacy thing. i played ffxi on ps2 first before pc. ill play ffxiv 2.0 on ps3 first, then ps4, then my pc when pc graphics are just plain out better than ps4 or whatever. i currently have ffxi on pc to play, but thats only because i can't really play it on ps2 anymore, and not at all on ps3 unless a person has the backwards compatible one.... fat chance at that. yes i know xbox 360 can play ffxi, and no i don't care.
now, from what i said previously about superior graphics to the ps4. I am speaking from a value/cost point. yes pc can out do the ps4 already, but not for 500$ ;)
it's clost though. and when i have it for ps3, ps4 and my pc, ill be able to play dual box 3 characters, no problem. use a mic to command my pc, left hand for ps3 and right hand for ps4. pro style.. lol
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Verran42 wrote:
It was either play on PS3 or mess around with getting it to work on WINE since I refuse to install windows on any of my machines. And since it was available to just download and install for PS3 I felt that was easier.

Plus, you can plug a mouse and keyboard into the PS3, so I don't see what the big deal is.



heres the "big deal"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHKcdfm4tC8

I personally dont give a crap but clearly some people do


This is not accurate. I'd guess to get such a crappy result for PS3 they had to use the RCA cables hooked up to a coax converter and then film that on an old TV with an antique camera. Seriously, it's not that bad. It's not as good as on PC, of course, but that video is NOT an accurate representation of what the game actually looks like on PS3.
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A friend of mine is on PS3 because she uses a Mac and doesn't want to mess around with Boot Camp or Parallels.

Although I have a PS3 and I seriously considered getting the game for it, I opted out because I get more enjoyment out of my two 22" 1080p monitors than I would the 40" big TV. So instead I'm holding out for a PS4 and the version for that, if anything.

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#12 Sep 05 2013 at 10:46 AM Rating: Good
I play on the PS3 by choice. From time to time I want better graphics so I'll fire up my desktop, but other than that I like that the UI is scaled larger. And I can sit on the couch.
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Verran42 wrote:
It was either play on PS3 or mess around with getting it to work on WINE since I refuse to install windows on any of my machines. And since it was available to just download and install for PS3 I felt that was easier.

Plus, you can plug a mouse and keyboard into the PS3, so I don't see what the big deal is.



heres the "big deal"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHKcdfm4tC8

I personally dont give a crap but clearly some people do


problem with that video, is that it is a perfect example of how NOT to do a comparison. first of all, i have a ps3 and graphics are never that ****** looking unless you purposely change the results, such as messing with tv options, and not using an HDMI cord. believe it or not, the cord DOES make a difference in quality.
and like i said in another comment. obviously pc will have better graphics. the reason why i play this on ps3 to start instead of pc, it due to reliability. chances are, the game will work better on a console, hands down, for the next while until the ps4 version is released for ps4. i will then have two copies, as i have the ps4 preordered already. pc has the small issue of being BUGGY AS ****. sure, there are better graphics on pc. there are also more bugs, due to the many different setups of pc. plus with consoles, ill be able to chat to people on my console, or barring that, on my pc seperately, while using it for things i bought it for, like searching the web, and chatting to my fellow Earthly comrades.
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Verran42 wrote:
It was either play on PS3 or mess around with getting it to work on WINE since I refuse to install windows on any of my machines. And since it was available to just download and install for PS3 I felt that was easier.

Plus, you can plug a mouse and keyboard into the PS3, so I don't see what the big deal is.



Pretty simple to get it to work on linux. just quit using WINE and use a virtual machine instead. way easier to install and use, and works better than WINE hands down when trying to get something to work on linux. WINE works, don't get me wrong, but like you said, its easier to play on ps3 than mess with WINE. well my friend. VM's are easier than WINE. just install extra ram, an extra harddrive if you need it, and voila, you can have linux in the background keeping things running. and when window's crashes... like it will eventually, it's not a complete system restart.
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Uh, my PC bugginess isn't due to the game, it's due to the fact that Microsoft's Windows 8 still needs its big patch to not suck as much.

I only crash when I do things like install experimental drivers.
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Uh, my PC bugginess isn't due to the game, it's due to the fact that Microsoft's Windows 8 still needs its big patch to not suck as much.

I only crash when I do things like install experimental drivers.


windows 8.... fail..... go reinstall windows 7 with all direct x 11 drivers. much better. stability wise. i understand from some people's comments in other forums that windows 8 is supposed to get a framrate boost for some games, but to me the bugginess of a new version of windows just isn't worth it.... plus it's the same crap they said about windows vista.... we all know how that went.

-edit- also, i don't want to be confusing anyone again so ill explain here. i was not meaning bugginess of the game on pc, i mean the pc in general.

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Something just feels good about playing an MMO on a console. It just gives me some sort of special feeling.
Though I do play this on my PC (with a PS3 controller). I was waiting for this to come to PS3 but I finally talked myself into getting a PC. If I didn't go multi monitor, I would have hooked my PC to my TV to completely simulate the PS3 experience.
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I work in IT. I have to learn to use it in order to support it. Smiley: bah

I actually don't mind the whole Metro interface and start screen and such. I've learned all the keyboard shortcuts to do what I need it to do. I'm just crossing my fingers that the memory management issues get ironed out in version 8.1....

I also like PC because whenever it breaks I can fix it myself. Smiley: cool

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Something just feels good about playing an MMO on a console. It just gives me some sort of special feeling.
Though I do play this on my PC (with a PS3 controller). I was waiting for this to come to PS3 but I finally talked myself into getting a PC. If I didn't go multi monitor, I would have hooked my PC to my TV to completely simulate the PS3 experience.



yup. ffxi was awesome that way. 65" led flatscreen. ps3 controller. munchies. high definition ps2 graphics on my computer. = heaven.
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Interesting. I thought they said htey werne't putting it on ps4.

I want to try it on ps3, it just feels like the text is going to be to small for me to read, as my tv is on the other side of hte living room.

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Strange, I'm using windows 8 x64 and since day one of installing I've never had a crash, bsod, etc. And I do some pretty funky stuff with it.
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I got a sweet *** rig off some kid from Craigslist for only $600 and I got a free 20" HD monitor with it. Talk about a deal. But im not going to go in to specs but the game runs @60fps on max even during fates and that my choice. I've read before I got the PC that PS3 graphics are dull and frame rates are horrible. I got this PC by choice.

With the pc version you can change the interface for controller settings and the hot bar changes to controller interface. Excuse to play this on a Ps3 for use of controller is lame lol

Edited, Sep 5th 2013 1:13pm by Anthony11420
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I'm curious if the majority of ps3 players are playing because they prefer that to a pc, even though a pc is a viable alternative to them? Or are they playing on a ps3 because they don't have a pc that is capable of running the game? I personally don't see the appeal of playing on ps3, however I don't know if there's something I"m missing something that would grant a greater appeal of ps3 instead of pc, since pc hardware capable of playing the game at a decent resolution can roughly be found for the price of a ps3.


I'm on the PS3 version because I need to upgrade my PC to play it. By that same token, I didn't want to a build a PC just for FFXIV. That screwed enough people during 1.0. I'm on the fence right now if I want to switch to PC or just upgrade to the PS4. I build PC's for performance for networking so not so much graphical nature. The PS4 version is where many of us would like to play. SE has already promised a discount for those with the PS3 looking to upgrade. So the PS3 is fine for now. Seriously though, the PS3 isn't a bad platform. The Fates are a problem sure, but it works great most of the time.

The PS4 should of been your real question. Most people didn't want to wait another year is all. I believe based on the PS4 specs that it would cost almost $1500 for a PC to beat it. So it's much more feasible to wait for the PS4 version for most people.
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Ill tell you one thing. A lot of those crashes, disconnections and errors you pc players are getting? I've seen zero of that on the ps3 version.
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Strange, I'm using windows 8 x64 and since day one of installing I've never had a crash, bsod, etc. And I do some pretty funky stuff with it.


Yea same here.. I hate windows 8 but I have not had even a hick up yet. I do run the game in compatibility mode though with W7 I think.

I wish they would say more about the ps4 version... I have seen very little on when they think it will release.
It should not take long really.. It is nothing but a stripped pc, the game already has joystick and mouse support.

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The reason why I play my PS3.

1. My PC sucks.
2. 70 inch HDMI Flatscreen TV.
3. I get to sit on my couch and not in an office chair.
4. No need for silly computer set ups and all that jibber jabber.
5. Using a controller is more convenient to me than it is for a PC. Plus I don't feel like having to go out and buy a controller for my PC when one comes free with the PS3
6. PS4 2013. Yes please.
7. I can use my PC to look up stuff while I play XIV on the flat screen!

Smiley: lol

Plus I don't get those insane errors like those PC guys get. Error 90k? Never had it. Error 2002? Nope. Error 1017. Nope. Just Chuck Testa here on Final Fantasy XIV.
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I got a sweet *** rig off some kid from Craigslist for only $600 and I got a free 20" HD monitor with it. Talk about a deal. But im not going to go in to specs but the game runs @60fps on max even during fates and that my choice. I've read before I got the PC that PS3 graphics are dull and frame rates are horrible. I got this PC by choice.

With the pc version you can change the interface for controller settings and the hot bar changes to controller interface. Excuse to play this on a Ps3 for use of controller is lame lol

Edited, Sep 5th 2013 1:13pm by Anthony11420


until proof is given on 60fps your nothing but a bold face bull *******.
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I'm curious if the majority of ps3 players are playing because they prefer that to a pc, even though a pc is a viable alternative to them? Or are they playing on a ps3 because they don't have a pc that is capable of running the game? I personally don't see the appeal of playing on ps3, however I don't know if there's something I"m missing something that would grant a greater appeal of ps3 instead of pc, since pc hardware capable of playing the game at a decent resolution can roughly be found for the price of a ps3.

Also, is htere any way to play my regular pc game on ps3 without buying the game on on ps3?


I run Linux on my workstation and don't feel like investing at least $600 - $800 into a PC that would run games better than my PS3 already does, plus PS3s run $200 nowadays anyway. Plus there's the hassle factor - stuff on the PS3 just works without issue far more often than on PC because it's a very uniform environment to develop for. Windows Vista is different from 7 which is different from 8, plus people do all sorts of mods to the software stacks on their PCs that make supporting it a much bigger deal. Then you end up with driver issues, and issues where something you've done to your system *wasn't* accounted for by the game devs and things don't work or don't work right. With the PS3, every PS3 has the same software, the same versions of that software, etc, and it's easy to account for that as a game developer.
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Plus I don't get those insane errors like those PC guys get. Error 90k? Never had it. Error 2002? Nope. Error 1017. Nope. Just Chuck Testa here on Final Fantasy XIV.


These are server-generated errors, and I've gotten them on my PS3. The platform you play on has no impact whatsoever on whether you'll receive these errors or not. The time(s) and day(s) you login do.
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Strange, I'm using windows 8 x64 and since day one of installing I've never had a crash, bsod, etc. And I do some pretty funky stuff with it.


Lucky! Almost all of mine have been issues with memory management. I have 16 GB of RAM and sometimes Win8 just chokes on it. It's a known issue when you're at the limit of what your motherboard can handle.

Moot point for me, my new i7 and its new motherboard are on their way and should be here Saturday. New mobo can handle 32 GB of RAM so the problems will hopefully go away.
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Or do like me!

I have my pc connected to my 55 inch hdtv. Lowered the resolution so i can see things good like on a ps3. And i feel i'm playing on a ps4 and even better at max settings.

And im sitting on my couch playing with my ps3 controller!

I should post pictures lol.
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I was forced to get the PS3 version because the PC version is sold out in all stores. The experience is not so bad, but the scaled down resolution, combine with the fact that I play on a monitor, makes my character a bit blurry, and some other rendering issues with the world. I'm hooked on my catlady though, and I'm not sure account transfers are possible, especially ones linked to a PSN account. So yeah, I guess you can say PS3 is my mainstay unless otherwise. The 40 bucks were worth it.
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I run Linux on my workstation and don't feel like investing at least $600 - $800 into a PC that would run games better than my PS3 already does, plus PS3s run $200 nowadays anyway. Plus there's the hassle factor - stuff on the PS3 just works without issue far more often than on PC because it's a very uniform environment to develop for. Windows Vista is different from 7 which is different from 8, plus people do all sorts of mods to the software stacks on their PCs that make supporting it a much bigger deal. Then you end up with driver issues, and issues where something you've done to your system *wasn't* accounted for by the game devs and things don't work or don't work right. With the PS3, every PS3 has the same software, the same versions of that software, etc, and it's easy to account for that as a game developer.


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I was forced to get the PS3 version because the PC version is sold out in all stores. The experience is not so bad, but the scaled down resolution, combine with the fact that I play on a monitor, makes my character a bit blurry, and some other rendering issues with the world. I'm hooked on my catlady though, and I'm not sure account transfers are possible, especially ones linked to a PSN account. So yeah, I guess you can say PS3 is my mainstay unless otherwise. The 40 bucks were worth it.


^ This

I ran into the same situation. I was unable to find a PC version anywhere so I bought it for the PS3 to hold me over. I was then able to download and use the PC client after linking the PS3 codes to my SE account. Now I did buy the FFXIV 1.0 Collectors Edition when it was originally released but have since lost the package and codes. Before I bought the PS3 version I was unable to redeem my 2.0 client download from SE but perhaps I was doing it wrong.
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Plus I don't get those insane errors like those PC guys get. Error 90k? Never had it. Error 2002? Nope. Error 1017. Nope. Just Chuck Testa here on Final Fantasy XIV.

Interesting, it worked the other way around for me, playing last week my PS3 version got 1017 nearly all of the time, and in the rare situation in which I actually did make it online, I always got disconnected with error 90000 within 15 minutes, and was plagued with ridiculous lag, wherein actions would be delayed for upwards of half-a-minute, if there were more than 2-3 models on screen at the same time.

Eventualy it got to the point where I just switched to using PC because my PS3 version was unplayable. My PC can run the game, but nowhere near optimally, although, it did stay online and error-free for three straight days.

I prefer to play on the PS3, and now that the errors are getting resolved, I plan to use than more often. It simply runs a little better for me, until I build a new PC. (or get te PS4 version...)
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I love playing on my 55in TV I'm the comfort of my game chair. Everyone has their preferences. I played 1.0 on my PC (which just so happens fried) and I could not get comfortable playing on my desk. I've been a console gamer all my life. Its just comfortable playing on my TV.

I'll enjoy the nice graphics when it arrives on ps4
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#38 Sep 05 2013 at 12:24 PM Rating: Good
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I actually prefer to play on PS3... my fiance and I have two of them in our living room and we can sit on the couch next to eachother and play together on our TV's while still being able to hold a conversation.

I feel like a gaming PC would be too restrictive in terms of interaction with my fiance, and I don't like laptops for gaming, so a console is really what I prefer.

Now, will I be upgrading to a PS4 next year.... YES!
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#39 Sep 05 2013 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
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My living room tv is only 47" and over 10' away, and my couch is not comfortable. I do have a controller on my computer and 3 28" monitors surrounding me and sit in a lazyboy.

I guess if my living room was more appropriate I'd be more inclined to use the ps3, but it's not very game friendly.
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#40 Sep 05 2013 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I would loooooove to play on my PS3. But we are not big TV watchers, so we have but one HDTV. And God forbid I make my kid miss her cartoons, or the wife miss her soaps. I got a recliner, and a wireless keyboard, mouse and controller with a decent size monitor.
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#41 Sep 05 2013 at 12:29 PM Rating: Good
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If you are able to put your FFXIV PS3 disc into a new PS4 and play, I can see why a lot of people got it for PS3. I expect the PS4 will be near parity to a medium/high range gaming PC with this game (though I expect that on max settings the PC will have the ability to run better if you have a really high end rig)

I do recall for games such as Defiance (another mmo, well shooter mmo, that's cross platforms) that the console players had muddier textures and performance issues where a PC player wouldn't.

I get the allure of sitting on the couch and playing on a huge TV, despite you cant just hook your pc up to the tv and get a wireless controller and do the same.

PC will always have the advantage unless consoles get plug n play GPU and CPU that are compatible with parts sold on newegg. Really that's the huge advantage PC has...oh the PS4 is close to my performance? Well Ill just order a $400 latest generation graphics card and slap it in and bam, better than the console that wont upgrade ever in its entire life span.

Also, for me, game library is a huge advantage. I never have to rebuy my game library because I want better graphics from a new system.

But yeah, if you can play this disk on your ps4 when it comes out and you are getting the PS4, ive come to the realization that the differences between the ps4 and most peoples pc systems will be nominal at best. Now...if they could just get steam on a console with the ability to buy and play anything from there and I would argue that a console (at what $350-$450) would be well worth it vs a PC.. until that happens even if consoles can split atoms and blow away PC graphics...ill have my massive steam library and never have to worry about compatibility on new systems.
#42 Sep 05 2013 at 12:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
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It was either play on PS3 or mess around with getting it to work on WINE since I refuse to install windows on any of my machines. And since it was available to just download and install for PS3 I felt that was easier.

Plus, you can plug a mouse and keyboard into the PS3, so I don't see what the big deal is.



heres the "big deal"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHKcdfm4tC8

I personally dont give a crap but clearly some people do


This is not accurate. I'd guess to get such a crappy result for PS3 they had to use the RCA cables hooked up to a coax converter and then film that on an old TV with an antique camera. Seriously, it's not that bad. It's not as good as on PC, of course, but that video is NOT an accurate representation of what the game actually looks like on PS3.


^THIS

I use HDMI cables and 52" LCD TV's... trust me the graphics are not as bad as in that video. They are fantastic looking on my TV. The only problem I have is with server lag and mobs not popping on my screen in FATE's until they are already almost dead, but that's not strictly a PS3 issue as far as I know.

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#43 Sep 05 2013 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
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It was cheaper for me to buy a used PS3 than a PC that would run the game. All in all I spent less than $250 including a logitech ps2 keyboard/controller and ps2->ps3 controller converter.
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I am a PC 'power user', am a career Graphic artist and IT coordinator, and spent the last oh, I don't know, 17 years of my life or so playing games in front of my computer screen and have loved it. I played FFXI for many years on PC and couldn't imagine playing it on console (especially considering how much windower and spellcast assist in gameplay, and the fact that I've been on VOIP software with the same friends since my days of Tribes 2).

That being said... I played FFXIV on ps3 in beta and it was EXTREMELY REFRESHING. There is something about how FFXIV plays on console that is hard to beat. If there is one thing FFXIV does better than any other MMO I've played over the years, it's "feel" like a console game. I had leveled a character from 1-20 a couple times already, so I knew what to expect when I sat down on PS3, but it felt far less "annoying" to repeatedly kill the same enemies and re-do the same fetch-quests in the living room on a big screen TV while talking with my wife than it did either of the previous times on PC.

Personally, I couldn't give a strong enough recommendation for playing on console, it just felt "right", and it's hard for me to even comprehend how they managed to get a WoW-Quality / WoW-Style game into a console and have it feel natural. I honestly never thought I'd see the day a company succeeded in doing that.

That being said, I'm not 'delving in' to FFXIV at the moment because I'm too cheap for the current monthly cost. No matter how 'well executed' a wow-style game it is, at the end of the day, it's a wow-style game that I feel like I've already played. Cost is a HUGE deciding factor for me in games like this now as there are many good free alternatives today, and if I'm going to pay I'd rather spend that money to directly buy an item I just don't have the free-time to earn, but would be worthwhile to have in game, so I can focus on things outside of the game without feeling like I'm "missing out".


edit: changed # of years... sometimes I forget how old I am now ;(

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#45 Sep 05 2013 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I have a copy of PC and PS3 both linked to my account and I can tell you a majority of it I've played on PS3. Yes it doesn't look as good as PC but it's a lot more stable on PS3 than PC. Specially these past 2ish weeks now where with PC client crashing due to runtime errors and not being able to log in. Vs PS3 version where I've had 0 issues or errors that weren't server related. Dunno about you but I'll take slightly watered down graphics for the ability to have a solid play experience. Only complaint is while I don't mind and like playing with a controller I wish it had the option to play on keyboard/mouse as well without having to do a lotta work arounds for it to function "halfway" decently. If I could do that I'd play PS3 almost exclusively.
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#47 Sep 05 2013 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Something about sitting back on a couch and playing the game is so awesome.
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#48 Sep 05 2013 at 3:59 PM Rating: Good
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Playing on a 50" flat screen, from a recliner couch, with a controller option (that I don't use) on PC.

Not sure why people keep stating that PS3 = TV and couch. Both TV's and PC video cards have been HDMI capable for many years.

My PS3 trial ended with woefully sub-par targeting frustration. Bleh. I even bought a second wireless keyboard and mouse for my PS3 so I could compare apples to apples. It's the User Interface restrictions that sink the ship. The cross-bar is in no way equal to keyboard hotkeys. Some people don't care about graphics, but I'll admit that I do.

Anyway, anyone that has not hooked their PC up to their flat screen, give it a shot. After you have 50" of HD Google from your couch you will never go back.



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Ill tell you one thing. A lot of those crashes, disconnections and errors you pc players are getting? I've seen zero of that on the ps3 version.


No issues here on PC. Not a single crash, disconnect, or error and that's with not logging out for days at a time. Max settings, constant 100FPS. No hiccups.

I've basically given up on consoles until the next gen releases. I haven't fired any of mine up for almost a year.
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#50 Sep 05 2013 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
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It's all about comfort for me. I like playing in my comfy chair in my living room or in my comfy bed.

I've seen the game on the PC and it is sick, but not worth giving up those comforts. Can't wait for the PS4.

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#51 Sep 05 2013 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
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I started on pc during beta, then tried PS3 once I had a chance, at first i found it a little different, and wasn't convinced. But then after a bit, i found it really easy to just pick up and play on the PS3, when i was just running quests and gathering and such, even doing the beginner dungeons and guildhests. As mentioned targeting can be a little challenge at time (haven't fiddle with my settings yet, so that more my issue than the games), but for the most part its a non issue. I personally plan on playing on both, but for right now, I'm liking the pick up (the controller) and play aspect of the PS3.
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