I'm on the PC version. Not sure what server - maybe Cactuar?
First impressions... it seems like the graphics are continuing to get worse and worse as testing continues. Probably related to the PS3 version.
The characters' skin look like clay. It might be a lighting issue. I'm not sure. The textures on equipment look very strange, and also clay/Play-Doh-ish.
Not thrilled with the city restrictions based on which class you want to start as. It feels like a step backwards. I wanted to start as a Lancer in Limsa Lominsa, but the game would not let me.
The zones are small and set off my claustrophobia. Limsa Lominsa appears to be simplified, but I think it's ruined by loading screens for things as simple as walking down a flight of stairs... Loading...
The combat (which I tested briefly before) appears to be the exact same. I'm not sure what changes were made, but it's still the most simplistic battle system I've come across in a AAA MMORPG. It's just not very fun and it bores me. I'm testing as a Marauder.
They kept in the TP system that I was hoping they would change. So, you automatically get full 1000 TP for every fight, and it's a spam fest from start to finish.
A positive is that it's always running at 60 FPS on high, but like I said... the graphics have been scaled down a lot. So, on max settings, the game doesn't really look that good anyway (in my opinion).
Since this is phase 3, and the game releases in August, I'm pretty disappointed. I don't think things are going to be changed much, besides bugs and glitches.
It's not like it's a horrible game, but it's not really a good game. I can't see myself spending my time on it.
Edited, Jun 14th 2013 4:35pm by Killua125
Well the graphics thing sounds urksom, lol.
The spammy combat part tho, if you had to compare it to another MMO, what would you say it feels the most like? Something like WoW?
Also, the abilities you're spamming, are they atleast cool looking? Did they give characters cool attacks right outta the gates?
and are there any resource systems that limit your spammy nature in combat? IE, energy/rage? (I know mana is there for mages)