Final Fantasy Society

Home Articles Games Forums Shop
You are not logged in. Log In or Sign Up.
Browse Online Now Directory New Posts Achievements Help/FAQ
Search


Final Fantasy Society Forums  >  Video Gaming Discussion  >  Final Fantasy Series

FFXIV Stormblood: Soon™



< Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 53 Next >


0
 06.06.2012 4:43am


Enkidoh
Time Travelling White Mage



Clowd, you said the same thing about FFXIV's original release - and look how that turned out. ;)

I'm not really a fan of FFXIV's new GUI to be honest - it's far too cluttered (even more so than the current/original interface) and the fonts/icon designs look like they've been pinched straight from FFXIII. It also looks far too cyberinspired and out of place for a game with decidely medieval leanings.

Call me stubborn but I still prefer FFXI's menu-based system. At least that looks like an old-school FF interface, to an extent.




 Jump to Post







0
 06.06.2012 4:50am


Clowd Cole
Dangerous Zombie



And it turned out to have amazing city scapes and beautiful scenery just crappy gameplay. XD



Buggle Up! Danger! Danger! (Genocide!) Death the Crisis! Dangerous Zombie!






 Jump to Post



0
 06.06.2012 4:53am


Enkidoh
Time Travelling White Mage



Sad, but true. And bashing a big rock into said cityscapes I don't think is going to change that in a hurry.

It's like a resturant with terrible cooking and bad service saying "We're much better now!", when all they've done is change the seating arrangements. A crappy game by design will always be a crappy game no matter how much you tinker with the interface and graphics.




 Jump to Post



0
 06.06.2012 5:06am


Onyx
Butts
Administrator



That's a real busy UI for the default. I mean, I've seen less busy WoW raider addon GUI's and those can get quite ridiculous.

Don't see what's so inspired looking about the graphics either. Just looks like higher res FFXI.




 Jump to Post



0
 06.06.2012 1:38pm


amaron
No answer, must be that deaf bitch.



Onyx said:

 Just looks like higher res FFXI.

Which would have probably been a better idea from the start.




 Jump to Post



0
 06.07.2012 10:54am


Arckanghel
Pirate.



amaron said:

Which would have probably been a better idea from the start.

I would thrown my money to it.




 Jump to Post



0
 06.14.2012 4:06pm


Shadow
Comes and goes like the wind...



Every time I look at Final Fantasy XIV, I just wish Final Fantasy XI was redone with those graphics and better draw distance. I realize it's kind of a lame thing to wish for, but I feel like FFXI is just such a fantastic game, but is really showing its age now.




 Jump to Post



0
 07.27.2012 6:03am


Clowd Cole
Dangerous Zombie



http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/st1ong/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-launch-trailer

D
id I see someone who looks to be a main villian? 




 Jump to Post



0
 08.09.2012 8:24pm


Enkidoh
Time Travelling White Mage



Isn't that guy's identity already known though? He's one of the Garlean Empire's Judges if I remember right. But yeah, it's pretty obvious SE are setting him up to be the main antagonist for the game.

Which just seems like they're rehashing FFXII again. *sigh*




 Jump to Post



0
 08.09.2012 11:31pm


kjonez
with a Z



The art style and roles they play are similar, but motives and intentions are completely FFXIV and not related to any other game in the series. They also mentioned that past themes, like the Crystal Tower in III, will be implemented in 2.0 so why not take what was good from XII and put it into XIV. Looking back two years ago this game is far more than leaps and bounds better. I feel good about the release of 2.0. 




 Jump to Post



0
 08.15.2012 2:18pm


Clowd Cole
Dangerous Zombie



http://kotaku.com/5934897/final-fantasy-xiv-screenshots-and-concept-art-dazzle/gallery/1

F
lying chocobos, awesome looking enviroments, HOLY CRAP that trent is awesome. 

Yeah SE you have won me over for sure. I will be trying this. 




 Jump to Post



0
 08.16.2012 12:05am
Thread Creator

Zubis
Registered Member



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM6bi4RP25o

Off camera footage, but I have to admit it looks far superior to 1.0 from both artistic and gameplay aspects.

And hey, you can jump on chocobos.




 Jump to Post



0
 08.16.2012 2:12am


Aquila
Usually lurking
Administrator

Huh...didn't notice the chocobos were flying until you mention it.

And is it me or this is totally Jeuno?




 Jump to Post



0
 08.16.2012 3:00am
Thread Creator

Zubis
Registered Member



Not just you, I swear a certain clocktower looks the exact same.

I'm told the game does need a Jeuno - there's no central hub.




 Jump to Post



0
 08.16.2012 8:12am


Enkidoh
Time Travelling White Mage



I believe that's what they originally planned Ishgard would become when it was to be eventually introduced (independent city state that is, kind of, centrally located, takes a back seat in world affairs, and consists of a giant citadel - I mean, it's likely that's even meant to be Ishgard's Adventurer Guild in the original opening movie).

But the change in direction for the game I guess has kind of killed off that idea. Ul'dah has therefore became the 'central hub' for the game by default, but it's not the same (it reminds me too much of the bad days of 'Laggate' in FFXI, right down to simillar architecture).

Seeing the new GUI up closer though, I admit it does look streamlined and clearer, but... I don't know, it comes across as well, sterile. Fancy futuristic fonts just don't suit a game which is technically meant to be in a neo-medieval world in my opinion.




 Jump to Post









< Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 53 Next >



Jump to

Go




© Copyright 2013 Final Fantasy Society, All Rights Reserved
Home  |  Articles  |  Games  |  Forums  |  Shop  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy
Become a Facebook FanFollow us on Twitter