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Post by trog @ 12:37pm 15/09/10 | 21 Comments
The opening cinematic from Final Fantasy XIV is revealed in this neat new trailer from Square Enix. The trailer runs for almost 8 minutes and shows the usual lush CGI that you would expect to see from a Final Fantasy video.

From our FFXIV game page:
FINAL FANTASY XIV marks the latest installment to the FINAL FANTASY series, and brings with it unprecedented levels of player choice and freedoms. FINAL FANTASY XIV introduces adventurers to the Armoury system, which influences character development as well as their individual gameplay experience.
Check it out below or download the high res version for the full experience.













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Eorl
Posted 01:33pm 15/9/10
Wicked CGI. Bad game however. They should make another movie :(
gamer
Posted 01:47pm 15/9/10
I still dont understand that last movie!

I got the movie where the people lived in cities and stuff and when the shield went down the people got their souls taken etc

But the latest movie... where there was that big monster thing and the guy with the big sword and the others all did stuff to kill or or whatever made no sence at all... i even re-watched it when i wasnt drunk and it still made no sence.

I dont think you should have had to play the game to understand the movie related to the game...
ravn0s
Posted 02:04pm 15/9/10
you talking about advent children gamer? probably best to play or read up on ff7 before watching that one.
DM
Posted 02:41pm 15/9/10
Wicked CGI. Bad game however.

Yeah its a terrible shame that. Being honest btw.

They should make another movie :(

Agreed. That or make a decent Secret of Mana game. Everyone beyond the PS1 Legend of Mana has sucked butt
Sc00bs
Posted 02:42pm 15/9/10
whoever is on the art team for these games are fuckin amazing. I love the detail they go into, they cgi is amazing everytime and gets better and better.

Story loos enjoyable aswell, didnt really get into the last one as much as ff
Basket
Posted 02:56pm 15/9/10
can someone fill me in on the main problems with this game :$
DM
Posted 03:39pm 15/9/10
- UI sucks. It's clunky, slow, and while it is nice you can move it all around to what you want it's just a little confusing to use. The old one's menu sucked too but you had shortcuts like ctrl+i for inventory.

- Combat is slow. Now while this was a good thing in FF11, in this one it's just boring because they have taken the need for parties mostly. Apparantly you can solo most of the game. FF11 MADE you group to get exp and forced you to learn your role and how to best do it.

- Magic system blows. In WoW casting a spell is as simple as pushing a button while having something targeted. In FF14 you need to push your magic button, wait for the lag, then you have to CLICK THE MOB ITSELF WITH THE MOUSE, wait for the lag, wait for the casting bar to finish and hope you don't get interupted which cancels your casting entirely and then do it all over again until the mob is dead. If you misclick the mob when it tells you to, you deselect it.

- Lag. While i'm sure there will be proxy services to fix this, for now it's got some pretty hefty lag and for me this sometimes unplayable with up to 5 second delays between actions.

- Classes. In ff11 you had 6 classes to choose from at the start. The other 10 or however many there are were locked off to you. You needed to be Lv 30 to unlocked them through quests. This gave you a bit of a milestone to work toward. Even when you unlocked the advanced jobs you could still use your Lv 30 job to compliment your newer, advanced jobs. This also put a bit of strategy into the game in picking your classes wisely. Here, everything is unlocked from the get go and leaves nothing to really aim for.

- The trinity is gone. By that I mean tanks, damage and healers. For a long time there are only 2 healing spells in the game, both of which belong to a single class. Also it's supposed to be a bug but healing others gives you incredible agro which will lead you to get beaten on until someone can get it off you or you die. While i'm sure eventually things will work themselves out, for now expect to be rather confused as to what your role is.

- There are apparantly no cities outside of the 3 main ones. FF11 had at least 1 other hub city where all roads met, and became the place you would launch any group from after Lv 20. Think of it like Dalaran or Shattrath city from WoW. maybe it's just me but I love this idea.

- Graphics are nice and will put a bit of a strain on your system if it is'nt reasonable. Sound is rather brilliant. Being in a forest actually sounds kinda like one. Birds chirping and such. In 5.1 this is exellent. Oh wait this isn't a bad thing...

Think that's about all my complaints so far.

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last edited by DM at 15:39:20 15/Sep/10
Sc00bs
Posted 03:37pm 15/9/10
thats sucks they havnt been doing to well with them lately, the last one was horrible how linear it was
Eorl
Posted 03:41pm 15/9/10
Terribly slow combat. You have to choose your skill, then click the monster, then wait 1-2 secs for it to "warm" up, then it hits the monster. Rinse and repeat.

Areas are like hallways. You are basically running down one long hallway with quests and vendors on the sides. Supposedly release will have less like this, but at this close to release, I doubt it.

UI interaction is just plain utter shit. I move my mouse and it feels like I'm being chained down. Controls are fucked. Supposedly it was "made" for console controller, which is just retarded. Why release a PC game and have it based around controller usage.

Square came out and said that the OB only has about 20-30% of the actual game, with well over 60% being "hidden" to stop spoilers. I can understand not wanting to spoil a supposed epic story, but keeping alot of stuff out, is bad for testing. I expect alot of broken stuff, as OB allow stress testing and invaluable data to be collected.

All in all. It's a hated MMO in my opinion. And that's just that, my opinion. I would recommend jumping into OB as quickly as you can, before it gets released.
DM
Posted 03:43pm 15/9/10
Why release a PC game and have it based around controller usage.

Apparantly PC gamers in japan like to use controllers for MMOs. Odd no?
Eorl
Posted 03:44pm 15/9/10
Very odd. I'd rather a keyboard and mouse anyday. I have a G15 and a Storm laser mouse. Very easy to just map extra keys in WoW, and be off shooting shit with a click of a button.
Sc00bs
Posted 03:51pm 15/9/10
ff is a console game, why would they make a special version just for the pc?

Eorl
Posted 03:52pm 15/9/10
This is the MMO scoobs. It is being made for PC, and PS3, but PS3 is being released March next year.
Mordecai
Posted 05:41pm 15/9/10
While we are on FF14 I found this: It explains the fatigue system in a nice clear way:

Sc00bs
Posted 05:48pm 15/9/10
yer but the entire series is on playstation, they are going to mostly make it pimp for that i would say?

deadlyf
Posted 06:14pm 15/9/10
I bought that last one, it was the first one I'd ever played. I figured it looked nice, has a large fan base and I was up for a good RPG so figured it wouldn't let me down. It started off pretty good, lots of pretty cinematics and then I got into my first fight.

What the fuck was that? I clicked a button, waited, clicked the same button again and apparently beat the bad guy, you could hardly even call that an interactive game. I couldn't even move the character around during combat. I played for about 15 more minutes, long enough to learn that you don't even get to jump yourself but simply move into the right spot for it to automatically jump for you. Why even bother labelling something as a game if you aren't going to let people fucking play it.

Anyway not surprised that the MMO plays like ass, these guys could learn a thing or two about combat from Bioware and Bioware sucks at combat.
DM
Posted 06:18pm 15/9/10
That video is the best explanation i've seen yet on the fatigue system.
Nerfosaurus
Posted 06:26pm 15/9/10
I'm confused as to how the post alien-spirit invaded earth in the movie leads to the land of cute cat girls with british accents.
Basket
Posted 06:31pm 15/9/10
I bought that last one, it was the first one I'd ever played. I figured it looked nice, has a large fan base and I was up for a good RPG so figured it wouldn't let me down. It started off pretty good, lots of pretty cinematics and then I got into my first fight. What the fuck was that? I clicked a button, waited, clicked the same button again and apparently beat the bad guy, you could hardly even call that an interactive game. I couldn't even move the character around during combat. I played for about 15 more minutes, long enough to learn that you don't even get to jump yourself but simply move into the right spot for it to automatically jump for you. Why even bother labelling something as a game if you aren't going to let people fucking play it. Anyway not surprised that the MMO plays like ass, these guys could learn a thing or two about combat from Bioware and Bioware sucks at combat.


what... it's turn based REALLY?
Enska
Posted 09:46pm 15/9/10
god damn it. In the other thread I was convinced on not getting this game but one watch of that trailer and I have FF fever all over again ><
I'll probably pick it up on PS3 and see how they nail down the whole Console-MMO thing.
Oh and that vid sugarcoats things well, but the fatigue system still sounds like its shit.
tequila
Posted 11:11am 16/9/10
yo im'ma let you finish, but FFVII was the best final fantasy of all time
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