Ships Ahoy - Final Fantasy XI: Shadows of Promathia

Square Enix Ships Final Fantasy(R) XI Expansion - Chains of Promathia(TM) (thanks Frans) is the press release with news that the MMORPG expansion is now available:
Chains of Promathia boasts a plethora of new areas to explore, along with a sweeping new storyline that expands the world of Vana'diel to unseen heights. With more story content than the original release of FINAL FANTASY XI and the "Rise of the Zilart" expansion, Chains of Promathia builds upon what the developers at Square Enix are best known for: storytelling and pushing the technological envelope. Enhancements have been made in every area, including subtle nuances in music and character motion.
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Re: PS2 no more HDD
Sep 22, 2004, 15:01
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Re: PS2 no more HDD Sep 22, 2004, 15:01
Sep 22, 2004, 15:01
 
sorry when I said console game I was thinking like early super nintendo ish, not as bad as say original nintendo, but the sounds are horrible to say the least.

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Re: PS2 no more HDD
Sep 22, 2004, 00:24
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Re: PS2 no more HDD Sep 22, 2004, 00:24
Sep 22, 2004, 00:24
 
the sounds are terrible (they sound like a console game

I dislike consoles as much as the next pc gamer but that is just fucking stupid.

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Re: Final Futility XI
Sep 21, 2004, 18:15
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Re: Final Futility XI Sep 21, 2004, 18:15
Sep 21, 2004, 18:15
 
to accomplish anything in the game past level 55 it takes hours upon hours.

Well, my brother is mad addicted to this game (he's been playing since before launch, he has the japanese client and plays with japenese people) and he said that apparently there was a bug where you weren't getting the right amount of xp in the higher levels, which is why once you hit level 50 or so it just ground to a halt. Apparently now you get like 1.5 times as much, at least.

I dunno though. I couldn't keep up with the people i played with because i don't play a MMO 5 hours a day so i was constantly having to look for new people to group with and that is such a pain that i stopped playing.

The graphics are actually good though. You just have to force on high AF to make the textures stop looking like crap at range and AA (of course) doesn't hurt either. Low character customization was a minus for me though. Then again, I still think SWG has the most customization in how you can look and everyone just wears damn composite armor so they all look the same anyway.

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Re: Final Futility XI
Sep 21, 2004, 17:47
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Re: Final Futility XI Sep 21, 2004, 17:47
Sep 21, 2004, 17:47
 
Worlds of Warcraft could not arrive soon enough....

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Final Futility XI
Sep 21, 2004, 16:40
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Final Futility XI Sep 21, 2004, 16:40
Sep 21, 2004, 16:40
 
I can't believe I played this game for as long as I did.

The gameplay is far too damn restrictive (forced grouping, level restrictions within groups far too narrow) that to accomplish anything in the game past level 55 it takes hours upon hours.

Give Square credit for one thing: this title is a time sink like no other MMOG to date.

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Re: PS2 no more HDD
Sep 21, 2004, 15:59
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Re: PS2 no more HDD Sep 21, 2004, 15:59
Sep 21, 2004, 15:59
 
I doubt you are missing a lot on this game, unless you just like being screwed from companies starting with S. SE has one thing going for its FFXI Online series, and that is the combat, aside from that the game is not very good at all.

The GUI is HORRIBLE at best, the UI is incredibly tedious and offers almost no customization, the graphics look like something that came from the late 90's, the music is not good, the sounds are terrible (they sound like a console game)... I mean even if this was just a console game I wouldnt be impressed but the fact it is computer along with ps2 makes it even worse.

Oh and CoP came out early for the Japanese (of whom SE continues to show favoritism towards), do yourself a favor if you are thinking about buying FFXI, dont.

Or do, I have a level 74 blm (75 cap)/ 65 whm on there I'll be happy to sell you.

The game is bad. seriously bad, just dont buy it.

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PS2 no more HDD
Sep 21, 2004, 15:42
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PS2 no more HDD Sep 21, 2004, 15:42
Sep 21, 2004, 15:42
 
YAY! On the day CoP is released screenshots are released of the new PS2 that HAS NO HDD SUPPORT! Fuck you Sony.

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Re: Deadwood
Sep 21, 2004, 15:33
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Re: Deadwood Sep 21, 2004, 15:33
Sep 21, 2004, 15:33
 
ummm huh? is this game called Shadows of Promathia (title that Blue gave it) or Chains of Promathia?
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