If you’re looking forward to the release of Final Fantasy XIV’s large-scale revamp, you’re probably devouring every piece of information you can find about the game. So you’ll be happy to know that just beyond the cut down yonder lies the latest trailer for the impending relaunch, featuring some recycled footage from previous trailers and some new shots of the game as a whole. Also no voiceovers, if you prefer your information in text form.
What we have seen are elements from the first trailers and some of the bigger group battles, including the Meteor spell. What we haven’t seen is some of the in-game footage, including more group battles showing off combat and some of the new landscapes featured in the relaunch. There’s also a good look at some of the new starter outfits in the game rather than in concept art. If that sounds like enough reason for you, go ahead and check out the full trailer just past the break.
The more I see of 2.0 the more I’m starting to wish we could just improve on the XIV we have now.
They’re removing arrows, making questing like WoW – going from quest hub to quest hub, adding tons of different mount types in instead of relying on chocobos and different breeds like FFXI, tuning down the nice animations we’ve gotten used to.
I’m not saying all of 2.0 is for the worst (the actual crafting mechanics and level sync is a huge plus IMO), but I can’t help but feel XIV will lose that feeling only FF MMO’s have.
I’m interested to hear about their pricing for the PS3 version. I already have purchased the PC version, however I feel like I’d prefer to play it on the PS3. I have a feeling that they’re going to price gouge me and then charge a monthly fee.
For a change, it’d be nice if they just say : If you own either version, the other version is free. It IS the exact same game after all.