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post Jul 26 2012, 10:54 AM
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So they finally got their shit together and "2.0" is on the horizon. This includes the PS3 release.

Apparently there's been a shitload of changes to the game in the time since we last gave a fuck about it. I won't lie, I've kept the game installed on my computer this whole time with the hope that they'll somehow make it good and fun so I can try it again. I'm definitely going to give it another month spin once this 2.0 version drops. It certainly LOOKS very much like the Final Fantasy MMO I actually wanted.

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post Nov 27 2012, 05:32 PM
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Damn, FFXIV Director Yoshida dropping some real talk:


Naoki Yoshida has revealed that he feels another mistake like Final Fantasy XIV would end up "destroying" Square Enix.

Speaking with Kotaku, the game's producer and director explained that his team is fully aware of the pressure on them to salvage the brand's reputation following the poor reception the MMO received. He asserted that this was why they were determined not to launch the revamped Final Fantasy XIV - A Realm Reborn until they feel the game is ready.

"We won't make a mistake like FFXIV again," he said. "If we did, it would be like at the level of destroying the company."

Final Fantasy XIV launched back in 2010 to a negative reaction from fans and critics alike, resulting in Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada saying "the Final Fantasy brand has been greatly damaged."

Just why the game didn't fare particularly well has been the subject of much scrutiny over the last couple of years, but now Yoshida himself has waded in with his thoughts. Filling both the producer and director roles for the game since December 2010, when the previous producer of the game resigned and left the company, he's now revealed he had qualms about the state of the game even before he was involved with it.

"When I heard that it was going to go on sale as planned, I thought, that will probably be a big mistake," he admitted, before saying he believes the fundamental error made was that lessons weren't learned from other MMOs. The original team supposedly were just trying to make an MMO that felt different from Final Fantasy XI, which Yoshida believes was a mistake.

"I think it would've been good if they tried seeing what happened if they turned World of Warcraft into Final Fantasy. So, because they tried only to make something that was 'different from FFXI,' they ended up with not much of anything.

"They should have said, 'Hey you, go play WoW for a year [for inspiration].'

"Unless you are a genius, you cannot make something completely new from nothing."

There's still no set launch date for the revamped Final Fantasy XIV, though it's expected to appear around the middle of 2013. The PlayStation 3 version is also still in development, with more details expected on that soon.

Love how candid he's being about the mistakes in FFXIV's development. It's funny that their whole game plan with FFXIV wasn't "lets make a good game" but rather "lets make a game different from FFXI". It certainly was different, and also a total piece of shit.

Looking to WoW for inspiration as far as game flow and UI can do nothing but good for FFXIV, but I hope they're looking at advancements from other MMOs as well.


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Crushinator   Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn   Jul 26 2012, 10:54 AM
HC82   It looks like they just totally remade a completel...   Jul 26 2012, 05:52 PM
Crushinator   QUOTE(HC82 @ Jul 26 2012, 05:52 PM) It lo...   Jul 27 2012, 10:28 AM
AC9breaker   QUOTE(Crushinator @ Jul 27 2012, 12:28 PM...   Jul 27 2012, 04:56 PM
AC9breaker   Godammit, I'm not falling for this shit again. Re...   Jul 26 2012, 07:18 PM
Retehi   And then everyone plays it for 5 days, and it's fo...   Jul 27 2012, 12:15 AM
Scan_Man   Is there a gameplay trailer somewhere? I can't see...   Jul 27 2012, 05:11 PM
Crushinator   Another CG trailer... First gameplay footage and ...   Aug 8 2012, 10:25 AM
DarkEpyon   And then you have the folks like me that shelled o...   Aug 9 2012, 08:32 AM
AC9breaker   No DE STOP! Don't let Crushin fool you! that cock...   Aug 9 2012, 07:59 PM
DarkEpyon   QUOTE(AC9breaker @ Aug 9 2012, 09:59 PM) ...   Aug 11 2012, 07:43 AM
Alisha   QUOTE(DarkEpyon @ Aug 11 2012, 09:43 AM) ...   Aug 14 2012, 05:20 PM
Kazicht   QUOTE(Alisha @ Aug 14 2012, 05:20 PM) don...   Aug 17 2012, 09:13 AM
Crushinator   QUOTE(Alisha @ Aug 14 2012, 05:20 PM) i m...   Aug 17 2012, 12:49 PM
Alisha   check my post again specifically the part about "w...   Aug 21 2012, 11:47 PM
Crushinator   QUOTE(Alisha @ Aug 21 2012, 11:47 PM) che...   Aug 22 2012, 03:45 PM
Crushinator   Official PS3 screenshots, this is actually happeni...   Oct 12 2012, 09:20 AM
HC82   This is kind of like being in an abusive relations...   Oct 13 2012, 10:11 AM
AC9breaker   QUOTE(HC82 @ Oct 13 2012, 12:11 PM) This ...   Oct 13 2012, 10:24 AM
Wiryu   As long as I don't have to buy the damn game again...   Oct 13 2012, 12:45 PM
Crushinator   I won't even qualify this, it just looks damn good...   Nov 22 2012, 10:51 PM
Scan_Man   I really hope it redeems itself. It's amazing they...   Nov 22 2012, 11:48 PM
DarkEpyon   I'd love to see what the other cities look like. I...   Nov 23 2012, 04:24 PM
Crushinator   Damn, FFXIV Director Yoshida dropping some real ta...   Nov 27 2012, 05:32 PM
Kazicht   I would have taken a Final Fantasy version of WoW....   Nov 27 2012, 07:16 PM
Ether   I really hope their idea NOW isn't "Hey let's just...   Nov 28 2012, 05:00 PM
HC82   If it ain't broke don't fix it. I have a feeling ...   Nov 28 2012, 06:18 PM
Wiryu   I was under the impression Crush was going to cove...   Nov 29 2012, 10:08 AM
Crushinator   Yeah monthly subs all around! First month is on m...   Nov 29 2012, 10:53 AM
Retehi   QUOTE(Crushinator @ Nov 29 2012, 08:53 AM...   Dec 1 2012, 07:40 AM
Oddies da Nerfed   QUOTE(Retehi @ Dec 1 2012, 08:40 AM) QUOT...   Dec 1 2012, 05:33 PM
AC9breaker   QUOTE(Oddies da Nerfed @ Dec 1 2012, 06:3...   Dec 1 2012, 08:07 PM
Scan_Man   I signed up for Alpha. Says requires an active FFX...   Dec 2 2012, 04:20 AM
Crushinator   Good looking out, I applied too. May or may not h...   Dec 2 2012, 06:10 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   Seeing how broken the signup is, I am sticking wit...   Dec 2 2012, 10:42 PM
Scan_Man   Yeah there seems to be some oversights here. Becau...   Dec 3 2012, 12:01 AM
Crushinator   Yeah I had similar pains, I clicked the link for t...   Dec 3 2012, 12:35 PM
Knightsword   I got into the alpha, and downloading it as I type...   Dec 13 2012, 11:42 PM
Crushinator   We wont' tell anyone... post it on the members onl...   Dec 17 2012, 12:44 AM
Crushinator   I got an alpha invite! I'll install tonight... ho...   Dec 18 2012, 11:01 AM
Crushinator   So i got to play for about 20 mins before the serv...   Dec 19 2012, 01:14 AM
AC9breaker   RE: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn   Dec 20 2012, 04:35 AM
donkeybeatz   QUOTE(AC9breaker @ Dec 20 2012, 04:35 AM)   Dec 20 2012, 04:10 PM
Knightsword   Crush is right it is great, everything I had issue...   Dec 20 2012, 05:34 PM
Retehi   Need more impressions so I can ban crush.   Dec 20 2012, 10:30 PM
Knightsword   New Combat/Levequest Vid   Dec 21 2012, 12:12 AM
Kazicht   Awww snap, get hype! Looks like everything I ever ...   Dec 21 2012, 01:16 AM
Knightsword   The only slightly annoying thing is you only get 3...   Dec 21 2012, 01:35 PM
HC82   So they're still using a bullshit Leve system? Al...   Dec 21 2012, 02:36 PM
Knightsword   Its really not to bad, leve's are still extra, the...   Dec 21 2012, 05:27 PM
Crushinator   Yeah, although the Leves are still here, the impor...   Dec 22 2012, 11:45 AM
Knightsword   You don't even need to party up to level, the only...   Dec 22 2012, 03:01 PM
Crushinator   This instance was available in the Alpha. After p...   Dec 27 2012, 02:44 AM
Knightsword   I ran it several times, it was none stop action. O...   Dec 27 2012, 10:12 AM
Alisha   wow that instance looks sweet. i just got my new p...   Jan 5 2013, 09:28 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   QUOTE(Alisha @ Jan 5 2013, 10:28 PM) wow ...   Jan 7 2013, 08:34 AM
Crushinator   Yeah take Oddie's advice and just stick with PC. ...   Jan 7 2013, 11:07 AM

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