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  • Summary: Chains of Promathia is an expansion pack to Final Fantasy XI, which brings more exciting adventures, features, and locations for all levels of gamers. The first cross-platform, cross-continent MMORPG, Final Fantasy XI, allows gamers to connect to the same exact world regardless of whether they are playing on a personal computer or a PS2 and whether they are playing in North America or Japan. [Square Enix] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 85
    From the moment I got in game and started doing the new quests and missions, I knew that I would see some great things. However some of the content in the Empty areas seemed to be more difficult than needed.
  2. This game is one HUGE, never-ending game of Final Fantasy with plenty of life in it. It left me continuously wanting to come back for more. [Review of FFXI & Chains/Zilart Expans.]
  3. FFXI may not technically be the future of MMORPGs, as there’s no ignoring its derivative nature. However, it has cleverly assimilated all the elements that make the genre so popular and married them with international brand popularity well beyond the reach of other, more ghettoised MMORPGs. [Dec 2005, p110]
  4. A rich content upgrade that'll please masochistic vets looking for the equivalent of Hercules' 12 labors. [Feb 2005, p.62]
  5. It does have charming graphics and sound, but the maddening grind really drives down the fun factor.
  6. In all fairness it’s a title that is probably geared towards the more experienced MMORPG gamer who should get a lot of enjoyment from the title, while more casual gamers or those new to the genre may find the experience a little daunting.
  7. 60
    Though it's a fairly robust expansion, most of its content isn't immediately accessible, nor is it even readily apparent, especially for beginning players.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jordan
    Nov 26, 2004
    It's just simply goddddd.
  2. MasonG.
    Sep 16, 2004
    Brilliant! what else can be said? this is the fanstasy rpg that the world has been waiting for. A final fantasy that will never die!
  3. JoshuaJ.
    Sep 20, 2004
    This game is great in almost every aspect...only problem is that it needs more levels. I can't count the number of hours i've spent in valkrum dunes. Expand

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