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Top Final Fantasy XIV Devs Replaced, PS3 Version Delayed 89

After Final Fantasy XIV's troubled launch and subsequent attempt to placate angry fans, Square Enix has decided that the game's leadership needs to be replaced. They've asked players to patiently stick around until they're ready to unveil their new plans for the game, extending the free trial period to compensate. Square also announced bad news for PS3 owners who were still somehow interested in the game: "Regarding the PlayStation 3, it is not our wish to release a simple conversion of the Windows version in its current state, but rather an update that includes all the improvements we have planned. For that reason, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of the PlayStation 3 version beyond the originally announced date of March 2011."
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Top Final Fantasy XIV Devs Replaced, PS3 Version Delayed

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  • Re:Who cares? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 10, 2010 @08:55AM (#34513126)

    It's another stupid AC...

    We have enough ACs and need more real commenters. Not those stupid 4chan/Dig/Reddit/Fox/CNN users that say they're commenters, but in reality, they are nothing more than troll users with commenter elements.

    Calling those above mentioned users commenters is the same as calling Commander Taco an commenter because he can post.

    The internet needs to release another great commenter like UID 1337.

    That's the closest to a real insightful comment/commenter user that the internet has released in years save for that one last week, which sucked. That one was like an commenter with blinders on.

  • by Tridus ( 79566 ) on Friday December 10, 2010 @08:59AM (#34513144) Homepage

    No, this isn't an unrealistic ship date problem. This is a fundamental design flaw problem. This game has the worst UI of any MMO post-WoW, and even most ones pre-WoW (the exception being FF XI). It was clearly designed for consoles with a very bad PC port.

    The game was shipped with no AH and no mail, and a completely awful player store system instead that makes it a giant timesink just to *find* things that are for sale, let alone do price comparison and things that any modern game should allow.

    A post documenting all the flaws in this game would be about five pages long, so I'll stop now. Suffice to say that the problems are much worse then simple lack of time.

  • by lbbros ( 900904 ) on Friday December 10, 2010 @09:02AM (#34513162) Homepage

    Anyone expected a western style MMO was deeply disappointed.

    You expect Final Fantasy XIV to be a Western style MMO? I think you are looking at the wrong game...

  • by truenoir ( 604083 ) on Friday December 10, 2010 @10:23AM (#34513724)
    Actually, thing is, it's not that similar to FFXI. They reused the races, but past that, they seemed to intentionally do things differently than XI. In the meantime, FFXI has undergone quite a number of changes over the years, much of which has served to make it a more appealing game. The current Abyssea content, in and of itself, is a vast departure from FFXI as originally released - albeit at the expense of the rest of the game, which is being largely ignored now as a result. Either way, XIV would likely be a far better product if SE had actually taken their years of hard lessons learned with XI and applied them to XIV. If they -had- taken current XI and retooled it a little, put new graphics on it, then there'd be a lot more content, and a lot more tweaks already in place. They didn't.

Logic is a pretty flower that smells bad.