name me one game that you think has a similar storyline to FFXIV, im sure there is one but i can't think of one, can you? Do you even know what the story line is before we continue (a simple yes will do).
the spin off name is A Realm Reborn. "final fantasy" just means "blk mages, white mages, fighters, mogs and chocobos, summons, rpg" if it has that stuff, its a final fantasy, whats your beef man?
and fyi just because lighting and snow's ugly outfits are available doesn't mean there "going to be everywhere." how old are you?
ALL FINAL FANTASIES SHARE THE SAME IDENTITY. you think every FF before XIV was original? then why name every single @#%^ing game FinalFantasy? you know square enix makes other games Not named Final Fantasy yes?
think about that for a moment before posting
you must hate Quentin Tarantino films (spelled right first try!)
Name you one ? Why only one ? XI, VI, XII. And yes i already know what the story line is, is not even that hard to figure Out.
See here is where you are going off the rails, Final Fantasy, has never meant "Black mages, Summoners, Chocobos" It has always meant, the best most innovative RPG title, at whatever time it was release, they have always been ahead of the pack, they have always been the ones that everybody emulated, not the other way around... Unlike Now.
Please do think again before you post, every final fantasy before XIV has been a stand alone title, the only exceptions have been X-2, CC and XIII-2, but every numbered entry into the series has been independent of the others, VII had nothing to do with VI and VIII had nothing to do with VII, so on and so forth, there has never been anything close to a link between them, other than the name Final Fantasy, story wise... Do tell me a game from which VII was based off ? Or VIII or IX, or X or XI or XII or VI or IV or V etc etc.... None! They have all had original story elements, they have all stand on their own legs as far as story Elements. Now the problem with lighting is that not only does it feel like SE is trying to shove her down our throats, but after her, why not squall ? vivi ? terra ? sabin ? shadow ? cloud ? sephiroth ? edea ? etc etc etc.... This game already has a horrible problem with originality, nothing in is original, besides de Echo... everything else has been ripped from different parts of the game, in order to make it feel "Final Fantasy" when no final fantasy before it needed to do that.