New Final Fantasy XIV pre-release trailer:
I haven't made much noise about it yet, but I have to admit I'm really really looking forward to Final Fantasy XIV. Not only because I liked Square's previous mmo, FFXI, but also because it speaks directly to the innocent adventure-lover in me. In films, literature and games I always have a soft spot for just pure heroic adventure, and that's what FFXIV seems to be all about. Forget EPIC FEUDS between TWO FACTIONS (cue world pvp), forget LOOMING APOCALYPSE (although, knowing the FF series, it's probably somewhere in there), forget.. well, can't quite come up with a good third punchline right now, but I'll tell you if I find one. What we've seen of FFXIV seems to indicate that we're all just aspiring nobodies looking to find some GOOD HONEST ADVENTURE.
I've already preordered the collector's edition of the game. I happened to win a gift voucher to a local game store in their Facebook lottery (lulz), so I thought I might as well shell out for the bigger package since I don't really buy any other games anymore. The lucky bit is that with the CE I'll be able to join the game earlier than those who buy the regular package, although I'll have to see how the dreaded EXP fatigue will turn out and whether or not the early access will be of any other use than for reserving names.
Which reminds me, I need to pick a name for my toon. I think I'm going to roll a catgirl just for the giggles and call her Tui. Seems that in FFXIV each toon has a 2-part name so I've got a month now to figure out a good surname for her.
Oh yes, also the game's lead art designer is Akihiko Yoshida, my favourite character designer of all time. *massive fangasm*
What are your thoughts on FFXIV? Anyone I know planning on playing when it launches?