First overall take on the game ( about a couple of hours in) is an amazing holy crap. Great visuals, very very nice interface, story driven and lots of crazy Final Fantasy stuff. There is so much to suck in, it could be overwhelming. I say could be, because it actually is not the case. The way the story goes forward, the questflow, the initial zone progression, it all makes sense. Very very casual friendly, and very new player friendly. The game slowly tells you about all the little things that matter to you as a player, and that is a lot.
The first couple of hours are actually very very slow, and I’m guessing this is done intentionally so the game doesn’t kill new players with information.
I’ve made a Conjurer, thinking it was some kind of healer hybrid leading to summoner warlock kind of things. I was so wrong. Conjurers are the pure healing class of FFXIV, leading to the White Mage job (specialization).
Nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that you have so little DPS abilities. All this time I’ve been using the exact same two abilities to kill mobs with, and it’s getting boring. There is just not enough pew pew to the class.
FFXIV uses a nice system where you can take up many different classes on the same character, so you’re basically alting on the same character, but this takes time to unlock and blabla.
My only real issue with the game is the various unskippable cutscene you face all the time. Starting a new character because you’re interested in seeing a different race or class is annoying as f*ck due to this. Other than that, it’s been an entertaining ride so far. More to come …