Average User Score: 6.8Sep 10, 2014This game is somewhat of a mixed bag of emotions.
Right out of the box you are thrown into the story with a somewhat bleached background and somewhat unrefined intro.
Once you're in the game you have a lot of beautiful visuals to look at, even if the world is a bit static and you don't have the ability to disrupt that much in the world, by this I mean you would want to destroy crates and other things around you but you are unable to do so.
Though the game has it's charm.
It has a very open crafting system for spells, allowing variations in your arsenal of spells, I have seen other described the game as very much rinse and repeat your fireballs, however you can do so much more with your spells, and they can combine to very powerful attacks.
But even the starter spells offer a great deal of power, I felt like the master of elements right from the start.
Combining and crafting spells for a varies arsenal is perhaps not the key in the game, some combinations might not be "the best" but they can sure make you feel like a Master of Magic, and knowing how each spell works in junction to each other will allow for a great variation of combinations and play styles.
I wouldn't say this game has the greatest of replay value due to it's linear model, but it has given me a great hope for any future game in the series.
I suggest you pick yourself a copy and give it a try, because I see a lot of potential in the future development in the series and even if it's a one time play though. the game made me feel satisfied from start to finish.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Sep 26, 2013This game has some of the best graphics on MMORPG's to date.
Sure there can be some extra details added but the general textures are amazing.
The game had some issues at launch as well as some capacity issues during Beta.
However I have since then only experienced login queue message twice since I started playing it again post release.
The questing is as with all MMORPG's repetitive to a certain amount, this however doesn't bother me since the environment is appealing to look at and the soundtrack is up to final fantasy standards even if it's not done by Nobuo Uematsu.
The story line of this game has also been very good and it really helps feeling that your character is performing and evolving.
Some might consider it a downgrade that you can only have 1 character server. However this has an advantage, alt characters are more or less non existing, removing the clutter of starting zones. they are populated but not infested.
the system also allows you to have multiple classes on the same character, as has been the case in previous FF titles as well. This allows you to have a more custom based game play and it will allow you to "borrow" various skills from your other roles. However the effectiveness is somewhat lesser if your stats are not at par with the original skill tree of the spell, so a Tank character may have a heal spell but it will not be as effective as if having a team mate with you.… Expand