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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: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or wet-behind-the-ears newbie, Chains of Promathia adds even more to see and do in the already robust world of Vana'diel.
  2. 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.
  3. The expansion is only $29.99, and well worth it for the hardcore FFXI player.
  4. The new enemies, areas, quests and story elements make this a must-buy for anyone who plays Final Fantasy XI, as well as those that have yet to go hunting in Square Enix's MMORPG masterpiece.
  5. 80
    Those that have yet to exceed level 40 and undertake some of the main game’s tougher challenges are probably unprepared for the trials this expansion pack has to offer and will likely find them frustrating and unrewarding. For those prepared to throw down the gauntlet, though, there’s a lot of fun content and gorgeous new areas to be discovered.
  6. Offers tons of new things to see and do, but relative newcomers to the game may want to hold off...for now. [Dec 2004, p.102]
  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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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. Bobness
    Oct 11, 2004
    10
    B-E-A-UTIFUL!
  2. Bobness
    Oct 11, 2004
    10
    B-E-A-UTIFUL!
  3. Oct 2, 2010
    10
    Simply one of the most amazing stories in a Final Fantasy to date, sure you had to go through hell in order to complete the main quest line but it was well worth it. Reaching "Sea" and exploring it for the first time was such a memorable moment and then a few months later being able to finally conclude the story was truly amazing. Expand

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