Im quite a big final fantasy fan so was quite excited to give this one a go, its a online roleplaying game with a cost to buy the game and then a low monthly fee.To download the game it can take a while most of the games have about 3 expansions included in them now.The log in screen can be a little confusing theres deinatley a lot going on there,before you start you get to build your charecter and choose your realm,you might want to investigate this first as some realms arereally quiet and some are a lot busier.The actual game play was ok but as with all final fantasy it can be a little repetitive,suposidly you can level up solo but to me it seems you do need a group even in early stages but thats no problem guilds are easy to join i wasoffered a place and gold within minutes of going outside the city.Its colourful and theres lots to do jobs to level armour to collect and unending quests if i wasnt playing wow i would definatley be playing this.Ialso recomend geting a stratergy guide if u havnt played before.
To me this seems to be a very good idea as u can play with basically has a high speed internet connection! The only problem is like Millenium bug said less than 10% Of people have a broadband connection. Personally Sony need to come up with a very cheap high speed internet connection that anybody can afford! I have also been hearing that Square are going to actually make FF X-2 which isnt an online game, the gossip I have heard is that there isnt going to be any summoning which Im sure at least a few of you will agree is an amazing part of FF-x! If they do eventually make an online games as mentioned I think that there should be an oppurtunity for summoning, maybe computer games should ask the public or the "PEOPLE" what they want in a game surely they'd make more ££££££ Im not going to put any Advantages or Disadvatages as the game isnt actually out yet and I'm also going to miss the overratting well leave it on 3 starts Cheers Leeski
having heard nothing about FF11 has suprised me greatly, I heard rumors of online gaming coming to the foreground of every major console (apart from maybe the Gamecube!!). I am very unhappy to read the few opinions here and see what they are suggesting i.e. a non-offline game. Now, Now, This does not look good at all, the life expectancy of a game like that especially a RPG like FF that you cannot pplay offline is going to resemble a chocolate kettle on a REALLY hot stove, or in the words of the office "Chicken and a fox......... Bloodbath" Could this be the final Final fantasy, I hope that square will not give in to the calls of technology and produce a quality game to back up the offline playability of FFX (excellent) and also have a element of online play, Maybe a special arena where you can go to meet others online, and fight them, trade and swap hints, tips and weapons. ALthough I am severly worried seeing as the broadband is mentioned, Seeing as less than 10% of the population has broadband and a lot less than 50% will have it any time soon thweir release of a broadband only game would be the biggest waste of money since most of the millenium projects i.e. Dome (?), and worlds biggest swinging bridge (ha!). Please please Square do not squander the name of Final Fantasy and Deafen your ears to the cries of the technological geeks. There is more money to be made without online gaming, break it in slowly.
Final Fantasy 11 is significantly different from previous FF games. Previous FF games have been single player games, based around controlling a single character through evolving story and defeating increasingly difficult enemies. FF11 will still involve defeating ever increasingly difficult enemies, but won't be single player. Square have decided to make FF11 an MMORPG (Massively Multi-Player Online Role Playing Game). This means you play online in a continuous world against other players across the world. While many aspects of game play are the same as offline RPGs, you still gain experience to fight more powerful enemies and money to buy equipment, some aspects are very different, for example, the characters you meet in the world are not static and computer controlled, they are real players, competing in the same way as you. This, theoretically, is an improvement, as the dialogue is not fixed and the game world seems more real. However, it can be a disadvantage as it is much harder to have a story based game in a continuous world. Final Fantasy 11 will be different to previous final fantasy games in many other ways, because of this change to multi-player. The characters will no longer be fixed in name appearance and past story, as you will choose your own character as you start the game. There are five races too choose from: Humes (You may know them as humans) are the most basic species, average abilities and have much choice in careers and skills to learn. Tarutaru are a small, possibly mog-like race, that have good magic abilities. Elvaan are taller and strong than humans and are good as warriors. Mithra are similar to the elves but are opposed to technology. Galka are strong and industrious. There are three main regions in the FFXI world, which is called Vana?diel. These are the Republic of Bastok, the main hume territory, the Federation of Windurst, populated by Tarutaru tribes, and the Kindom of
San D?oria, the Elvaan Region. You must also choose a character class, or job. The main ones are Warrior, Mage (Black, White or Red), Thief and Monk. There are also Dark Knight, Paladin, Bard and Ranger. Ano ther changed aspect is the dialogue, which is now controlled by the players. A picture based system can also be used for convenience, and the game recognises commands to make your character do conversional movements, such as nodding. FFXI allows players to from into groups for fighting enemies, which will be beneficial. The synthesis system is back and like in FF9, not all items can be made by one person, although this time this will be ordered. Different guilds will exist and these will make the items related to their craft. The game is already out in Japan and should be released in the U.S on the 16th of February 2003. It is also planned for be released on PC, which I will be waiting for (that or buy a fortune of Sony goods to play it on my PS2). I do not yet know release dates for Europe (If anyone can help me on this please do).
Playing with final fantasy I have passed pleasant time to fight monsters, finding objects, to try places... The beautiful graphics, the optimal gameplay, the incredible sonorous, have give to me sympathies,and to feel emotions for every single personage, for every its gesture... I can feel sometime Zidan, sometimes Garnet or Vivi; I have answered to questions with my ideas, but also with them personality that are psychologically clear, real and formed for every personages. To speak about video game I find it reductive, could be an interactive film, in which we are between emotional chosen and chosen of the common strategy of game... Splendid, fascinating; technically optimal, humanly wonderful, very rarely I end in order to reflect on me and on my life after every left... A miliare stone and an optimal conclusion of a series that I hope will continue to enjoy a lot... In conclusion Final Fantasy XI is a fascinating work in many aspects, exaggerated in many others, rich of particulars and magical moments that difficultly they will go it forgets to you. It's at the same time a work of the new tendency in the world of the videogames: the fusers does not have more to elaborate too much, our mind does not have to be gotten tired more of the due. The images must give us to a concept, not to make others. And it is what great part of the users find. I go home from job, I do not have to be forced to still produce, than features of thoughts or movements. A game like FFXI relax you, living for some other hours . When it passes remains some images, a pair of sounds, perhaps light traces of emotions.
As you may all know, 10 final fantasy has been released and each one with a different storyline, but all the same way of gaming. Final Fantasy XI is online; this is the biggest change ever to the game play of Final Fantasy. So you think Online???? When I say online I mean, interactive gaming with other members around the globe, all competing against each other, you and your mates take on a quest to be the best. So you think now, SOUNDS FUN!!!! How can I do it? Simple, you get a PS2 and on the back it has extensions for a modem to be put in and you’re on. Now you say what kind off connection. Hopefully it should have two choices of broadband (ADSL, Cable) and narrowband (56k, ISDN), but some of you think another internet line I am not made of money, hopefully if you are a existing member of the internet company and you can dial up with the same connection. But only time can tell. There isn’t an official release date of Final Fantasy XI yet since Final Fantasy X has only just been released. Hope it comes out after we had time to play Final Fantasy X
Is this game worth its £40 price tag? Well yes i can say it is, another great installment from Squaresoft and probably the best to date. The FMV's are as usual excellent and so are the in game graphics, definitley an improvement on the last game. I was also pleased that the buttons had changed and were easier to use than the previous games. You start off in a black mage called Vive and have to go and watch this play only then you find out your ticket is fake and you have to find another entrance. I wont say much more as it will spoil the game. There are 2 major differences since the last game for starters you can now have 4 members in your party instead of the 3 since the last game. Also there is no materia section instead you learn skills of wepaons each weapon has different skills only some characters can equip certain skills and each character plays a different part in the battel The only let down is those boring conversations some are important but some pointless but other than that this game is excellent. Like all the previous final fantasy's this game has such a complicated story line and is quite difficult to get the gist of. This game is brilliant, with loads of baddys, goodys and unsolveable puzzles you will love and devote all your time to it.
This game highlights the sheer power of playstation 2 and the graphics are the best ive ever seen on a final fantc game if you liked final fantasy 7 and 8 you will love this it hase all the clasic final fantasy options like summons and materia you can still use items as well i would recomend this game to any one who likes to take things slow you can play this game for about 80 hours before compleating it but it will seenm like for ever and the stiry line stays with you just like a book. this game is highly recomended to RPG fans ff fans and people who genraly like a good long game that lasts another thing that caught my attention was the great orchestral sound track that goes with it
The plans have been made…construction has started…it’s only a matter of time now. Final Fantasy XI is said to be the first online Final Fantasy, but what will that mean? 1.Final Fantasy going online? How is that going to work? Well, hopefully Square will be thinking through carefully what the possibilities of playing Final Fantasy XI online. 2.I thought online gaming is really slow. It is…but only using dial up modems or 128KB/s IDSN lines. However, because Sony are going to give the PlayStation 2 broadband connection (512KB/s), you can expect the game to run as smoothly as a game runs offline. 3.Cool, so what features should we expect on Final Fantasy XI then? No promises on these, but probably head to head fighting, sending files to each other, chat (voice as well as text), web cam chat and probably many other features. 4.Wow! Are there any downsides to this amazing game? Well, there may not be a storyline, there may be no offline playability, and the broadband connection may cost a large amount (anything up to £50 for line rental). Broadband modems will cost a large amount, maybe anything up to £100. So be ready to empty your wallets. 5.No way! I can’t afford that! What should I do? Convince yourself Final Fantasy XI is not worth purchasing and wait for the rumoured Final Fantasy XII which is said to be completely offline. 6.When can I expect Final Fantasy XI to be out on PAL format? The Japanese release is rumoured to be in the spring of 2002. Judging by Square’s previous release dates for Final Fantasy, expect it to be in British shops by around winter 2002.
A totally online game, Final Fantasy 11 was developed and published by Square. It is a role-playing, adventure game, and... the eleventh in the Final Fantasy series. Final Fantasy XI is due for release in the second quarter of 2001.