MMO Viking

March 7, 2010

Beo’s take on Final Fantasy XIII

Filed under: middle earth adventures — Tags: , , , , — mmoviking @ 7:34 pm

Beowyf has been doing many skirmishes lately and rewarded himself with the new Rift hauberk and cloak.  Beowyf also got Thorin’s bust for his house.  Thorin’s bust is expensive at 10 campaign marks and 1000+ marks but he had to have it.  Nin and Beo duo’ed the rift skirmish a few times tonight and it is fun with timing fellowship manoeuvres several times and an additional mob at the end with the boss.  Added some spice to the boring fast solo experience of it.  I’ve been reading early reviews of the new Final Fantasy coming out tuesday and it sounds too boring to try.  Apparently they went away from the open world rpg type and for the most part the story is on rails, linear all the way except for a few areas towards the end.  No thanks.   Even though I know it will look fantastic I can’t do games on rails anymore, MMO Viking demands sandbox-style, open world gameplay!  Usually I’m all for style over substance but in this case I am afraid I am going to have to pass.  I’ll try again in 3-4 years when the make the next one and heed the avalanche of complaints I see coming their way.


  1. I’ve heard that you can basically just hold up on the analog stick and get through every “dungeon” in final fantasy 13. It also has no towns. What kind of rpg has no towns!? The entire design philosophy of final fantasy these days pisses me off, they get an enormous budget and have like 10 years of development time just to churn out a pile of crap whose good graphics are stymied by nine hours of obnoxious CG cutscenes which scream “Look at our game (but don’t actually PLAY it)! LOOK HOW MUCH MONEY WE HAVE!” Whatever happened to exploring a world map with airships and 8 different kinds of chocobos and running around towns challenging everyone to a card game?

    Screw good graphics, I like rpgs with world maps, fun battle systems, dialogue presented in text boxes, and good characters. “TALES OF” FOR LIFE!! Persona 4 is also really good.

    Comment by Nindakin — March 7, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

  2. You’ll also be waiting awhile for another conventional final fantasy game since 14 is going to be an mmorpg. But that’s probably not much of a loss.

    I know I’ve told you this before, but you should really get tales of vesperia for xbox360. The world isn’t a sandbox in the same sense that it is in most western rpgs, but it has everything I listed above, plus there’s a character in it who’s just like you!

    Comment by Nindakin — March 8, 2010 @ 10:28 am

    • Im suprised Beo can even complete the open sandbox style RPGs. He must pop on the interenet and snag some walkthroughs. Because he cant even figure out the mirrors in HoM or back in the day EQ when you need to configure your key for MMMM!

      Comment by Redranth — March 14, 2010 @ 6:19 am

  3. That key for MMMM in EQ was weaksauce it was like trying to figure out a puzzle in an old MUD game or something, gimmah some graphics for Thor’s sake!

    Comment by mmoviking — March 14, 2010 @ 6:57 am

  4. A first grader could figure out the MMMMMMMMMMM key puzzle! But Beo not being able to figure it was no surprise, I heard he got lost in the Great Deku Tree in Ocarina of Time for 10 days then quit.

    The mistake you’re making, Red, is assuming he actually completes these games. As soon as he tires of the shininess of the graphics, runs into a puzzle, or (heaven forbid) has to do anything involving stealth, you can pretty much guarantee he quits.

    Comment by Nindakin — March 14, 2010 @ 11:04 am

  5. Beo doesn’t stealth! Beo smashes!

    Comment by mmoviking — March 14, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

  6. You don’t even smash anymore, you stand way in the back and shoot with a flimsy little bow, Beonolas!

    Comment by Nindakin — March 14, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

  7. I want a blog update!

    Comment by Nindakin — March 23, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

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