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Edited by FunkyS

Completely forgot this was coming to PS4! Might just check this out...

Posted by cloudymusic

It's worth noting that owners of the PS3 version get the PS4 version for free. As someone whose PC isn't that great, I'm looking forward to this version quite a bit.

Edited by Bucketdeth

It's great that owners of the PS3 version don't have to re-buy the game, I'll probably check it out again once it's released for the PS4.

Edited by TurboMan

didn't know you could use a mouse and a keyboard on PS4. Good to know!

Posted by sabin1001

Did not forget and have been eagerly awaiting it. That's why I bought the discounted PS3 version a couple months back.

Posted by Alucitary

This game made my short list of MMOs that I got to max level in. There's very little feeling of grind throughout the campaign, and the endgame stuff is now one of my favorite in any MMO.

Posted by KenpachiRamaSama

Keyboard and mouse isn't an PS4 exclusive feature FYI thats in pc as well.

Also this is a GOOD MMO.

Posted by BasketSnake

And all I wanted was a Flappy Chocobo game

Posted by SomeJerk

The best writing in an MMORPG since Rift, this game, in my sci-fi loving opinion. I choose to not let my easily tempted brain fall into giving all spare time to an MMORPG again though. Highly recommended for fans of the fantasy-FF style and those curious of MMOs.

Posted by Xeiphyer

Get on in there y'all. GB guild is going strong.

Edited by MormonWarrior

I am a) somebody that's never played more than a few minutes of an MMO and b) a disenchanted old Final Fantasy fan. Is there anything in this game for me? Would I enjoy it at all?

Edited by paulunga

I think it's funny they're selling keyboard and mouse support as a feature when I personally prefer playing the PC version with a 360 controller. XD

Posted by kollay

Oh you, Twintania.

Posted by xyzygy

I like how they call the Vita a "PlayStation 4 Vita System" as if the Vita is only an accessory to the PS4.

Edited by Y2Ken

Really enjoying this game. First MMO that's actually grabbed me long-term, lot of great and funny writing in the questlines and such too. Plus I just really love the world design and combat mechanics.

That said, I'm content sticking to the PC version. But I know quite a few people who play on PS3 and apparently the control system is pretty solid all-around, so that's cool. More ways for people to play and enjoy the game is always a good thing.

@mormonwarrior I've tried a lot of MMOs and this is the first one I've really enjoyed. I had a little fun with SWTOR but it didn't hold me for long. That said, I do still have quite a bit of affinity for the FF "style", so if you've fallen out of love with that then perhaps it won't click with you as much. I'd say it's worth at least a look, though.

Posted by darkest4

Giantbomb crew simply can't resist any opportunity to flame a Final Fantasy game can they?

Edited by Turambar

I am a) somebody that's never played more than a few minutes of an MMO and b) a disenchanted old Final Fantasy fan. Is there anything in this game for me? Would I enjoy it at all?

Depends. Did you ever play FFXI?

Edited by MormonWarrior

@turambar said:

@mormonwarrior said:

I am a) somebody that's never played more than a few minutes of an MMO and b) a disenchanted old Final Fantasy fan. Is there anything in this game for me? Would I enjoy it at all?

Depends. Did you ever play FFXI?

Nope! Like I said, my MMO experience is basically nothing. Played ten minutes of WoW once upon a time. And a game called Nexus. I've played all the Final Fantasies apart from that up to XII.

Posted by Nill

I am a) somebody that's never played more than a few minutes of an MMO and b) a disenchanted old Final Fantasy fan. Is there anything in this game for me? Would I enjoy it at all?

Probably? There's good writing and story without the usual MMO grind, fun mechanics, and the franchise callbacks are from the earlier titles.

Posted by xbob42

@darkest4 said:

Giantbomb crew simply can't resist any opportunity to flame a Final Fantasy game can they?

Why would they resist? The series has been less than fucking garbage lately. It's not their job to make you feel good about the shitty series you like.

Posted by mynthon

Aww man... At first glance I thought there was a new Lightning Returns trailer

Posted by Shtinky

This new player sucks.

Edited by fisk0

@nill said:

@mormonwarrior said:

I am a) somebody that's never played more than a few minutes of an MMO and b) a disenchanted old Final Fantasy fan. Is there anything in this game for me? Would I enjoy it at all?

Probably? There's good writing and story without the usual MMO grind, fun mechanics, and the franchise callbacks are from the earlier titles.

Oh well, it does have the MMO grind and kinda generic "kill X amounts of Y and bring back their Z" quests, but it's also got the FFV job system and combat that feels alright on a gamepad. I rather like it, playing it on PS3 right now, but since it's cross platform (and seems to have a shared subscription across all platforms, you only need to buy the client for each), I'll pick it up on Steam when it gets released there, and possibly PS4 down the line too.

Posted by BenderUnit22

Condescending as always, Alex.

Edited by Turambar

@mormonwarrior said:

@turambar said:

@mormonwarrior said:

I am a) somebody that's never played more than a few minutes of an MMO and b) a disenchanted old Final Fantasy fan. Is there anything in this game for me? Would I enjoy it at all?

Depends. Did you ever play FFXI?

Nope! Like I said, my MMO experience is basically nothing. Played ten minutes of WoW once upon a time. And a game called Nexus. I've played all the Final Fantasies apart from that up to XII.

Well, it's about as much of a theme park MMO as it gets. Think about everything you know of WoW in terms of game mechanics and structure, and FFXIV is pretty similar.

The core difference is that one character has access to every single class (which can then specialize into jobs). Aesthetically, it is very old school Final Fantasy-esque (FFIX, Tactics, etc).

Edited by Fawkes

@cloudymusic said:

It's worth noting that owners of the PS3 version get the PS4 version for free. As someone whose PC isn't that great, I'm looking forward to this version quite a bit.

It might also be worth noting that if you upgrade from the PS3 version to the PS4 version you can no longer play on PS3 (unless you buy a new copy). I mean if it were me I'd probably never care, but maybe somebody out there might think they could upgrade and have their PS3 set up somewhere else and play the game on either one.

Edited by HerbieBug

Apology Edition

Edited by cloudymusic

@fawkes: Good point! I had admittedly forgotten about that since I didn't have any plans to revisit the PS3 version once the PS4 version was out.

Edited by frankiebeanz

after playing FFXI for years and years and then this beta on ps3 I was really sad how much this game sucked.,

Edited by LikeaSsur

If nothing else, the music is still fantastic.

Edited by magicwalnuts

Now you can play a game so bad, it had to be re-released, on your fancy new games box.

Edited by Casty

Playing as Lalafell makes the game at least twice as fun. I mean, look at them.

Posted by Assirra
@xbob42 said:

@darkest4 said:

Giantbomb crew simply can't resist any opportunity to flame a Final Fantasy game can they?

Why would they resist? The series has been less than fucking garbage lately. It's not their job to make you feel good about the shitty series you like.

Here is a hint. People got different preferences.

Posted by TheVGamer

@assirra: You can like shit but it doesn't make it any less shitty.

Posted by MJ646

Im glad they didn't overlook using mouse and keyboard support

Posted by Curufinwe

@darkest4 said:

Giantbomb crew simply can't resist any opportunity to flame a Final Fantasy game can they?

Alex still thinks snarky ignorance is amusing.

Edited by Curufinwe
@thevgamer said:

@assirra: You can like shit but it doesn't make it any less shitty.

Your opinion on whether a videogame series is shitty not binding on the rest of us. It's as worthless as any of the other opinions you hold in the rest of your futile, meaningless life.

Edited by Efesell

@casty said:

Playing as Lalafell makes the game at least twice as fun. I mean, look at them.

This looks like a dark ritual of some sort.

Edited by Saga

why is Alex getting so much shit? He is right. The FF series have been disappointing for years. Stop being a fanboy and understand that if you believe that the latest FF games were any good then you are in the minority.... not the other way around.

Posted by MeatSim

They lost me once they stopped showing people /dancing.

Posted by Musai

@saga: Except for the part where 14 is actually good. Granted, 13 and the spinoffs are terrible, but this actually does something right.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam
Posted by Zabant

How the FUCK is playing with K&M a PS4 Specific feature?

Posted by Assirra

@saga said:

why is Alex getting so much shit? He is right. The FF series have been disappointing for years. Stop being a fanboy and understand that if you believe that the latest FF games were any good then you are in the minority.... not the other way around.

If that was true, then why they went on with the story like that? I mean, the stuff still sells enough that they are making sequels.

Posted by VILLHAVER

It's too bad that I've got a personal vendetta going against Square Enix over their failed support of their Android release of Chrono Trigger (broken since last July), their non-existent attempts to keep fans up to date on possible repairs or fixes of the game, and their piss-poor customer service (I e-mailed them my Google purchase order for a refund under the subject "What's Square Enix Doing To Fix Chrono Trigger On Android?" and was told my Apple purchase was nonrefundable -- thieves and idiots, that's what the company is). Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts are going to be used purchases for me until I am either given my $10 back or I can finish Chrono Trigger on my phone.

Edited by Draxyle

Oh huh, that touchpad support is actually kind of interesting; I wonder how well it would work in practice.

We also definitely need more console games that allow you to just plug in a keyboard and mouse as control options. Why the heck not?

@villhaver said:

It's too bad that I've got a personal vendetta going against Square Enix over their failed support of their Android release of Chrono Trigger (broken since last July), their non-existent attempts to keep fans up to date on possible repairs or fixes of the game, and their piss-poor customer service (I e-mailed them my Google purchase order for a refund under the subject "What's Square Enix Doing To Fix Chrono Trigger On Android?" and was told my Apple purchase was nonrefundable -- thieves and idiots, that's what the company is). Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts are going to be used purchases for me until I am either given my $10 back or I can finish Chrono Trigger on my phone.

That's the real tragic thing about SE over the last decade; the complete inconsistency across the board.

The team working on FFXIV right now is pretty damn solid. They're actually open and communicative with the playerbase in a way that SE has never been before.

But they've also got a team pumping out the most hideous and broken iOS ports and remakes at the same time with seemingly little oversight. It's very strange that the company as a whole would allow that to happen; you can never be sure anything with their name on it is even a functional product anymore.

Posted by Addfwyn

@saga: Except we really aren't in the minority. The games sold really well and reviewed pretty well, I think people who like games these days don't really flood message boards to declare it, that or it didn't do well with the specific subset of people who do spend time on message boards. Though XIII-2 did sell less, that isn't exactly that surprising I think. It still did pretty darn well here. Tastes are going to vary, but for me they are squarely somewhere in the middle of my FF rankings. Not as good as VIII or X but better than like XII.

It's sorta like how its the cool thing to hate on Blizzard games, especially in MMO communities, while WoW remains anything but a total failure.

Or did you just mean FFXIV was bad? Sorry if I misunderstood your position, though with the reboot I think that is hardly the case either.

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