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FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Footage

This trailer offers a look at alpha gameplay from FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, showing an instanced dungeon in Square Enix's upcoming MMORPG reboot. According to the corresponding forum post: "In this instanced dungeon, adventurers will meet with myriad opponents and obstacles to overcome before they may proceed further. The most spectacular spoils are granted only to those who venture into the deepest depths and emerge victorious." They also note this dungeon is designed for low-level characters and that the battle system is "currently undergoing significant revision, including changes to all damage algorithms and the claim system." Thanks IGN.

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9. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Footage Jan 2, 2013, 22:06 WyldKat
 
So are the crazy, blinding particle effects just there to obscure the fact that you're just sitting in the same spot spamming buttons?

I actually have to say this looks worse than the original release and that's coming from someone who was suckered into it. It's worse because they had a second chance to do something truly revolutionary and they give us something that could be mistaken for a badly done WoW-clone with prettier graphics.

Also the clicking and global cooldowns are downright hilarious.
 
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