Final Fantasy XI: Final Thoughts
It’s hard to really consider Final Fantasy XI as part of the main series, but this is a franchise that defines itself by changing the formula. Borrowing from elements of the past, and crossing the console boundaries, this game established itself as worthy of the legacy. Though it lacked a decent story and it was an unforgiving grindfest, there is something to love about this MMORPG – otherwise it wouldn’t have been the most profitable game of the series.
There are so many things to explore: crafting, mini-games, different job classes, end-game content, and it’s doesn’t just end when you defeat the big boss. The game goes on. While it can feel like a job at times, it really does have some fun to it. But…good luck playing it on PS2 or XBOX 360 because those servers shut down in 2016. But this would not be the last MMORPG Square Enix attempted…no…there was a much darker, more sinister game planned…
But before that, there were a couple other franchise entries to enjoy!
So, what do you all think? Still playing Final Fantasy XI for PC? Or are you glad that chapter of your life is done? Let us know in the comments below!