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question about how FFXIV runs of PS3 for those whove played Follow

#1 Aug 24 2013 at 11:49 PM Rating: Default
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FFXI on PS2 or 360...

compared to FFXI on PS2 would you say this game on PS3 runs just as good, better or worse than that? I mean FFXI on PS2 sure there was FPS issue and serious lag but that only happened when you were around a million ppl/things.. i.e running around lower jeuno/white gate, dynamis, camping an HNM or being in an exp party with 3-4 other parties camped on top of you,.. in any other situation teh game ran just fine.... so if the same can be said about FFXIV then ill be perfectly ok with it and not understand what all the moaning and whining is about
#2 Aug 25 2013 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Coming from someone who played ffxi on ps2 for several years all the way until adoulin release, this game plays a lot better than it counterpart for a console.

No major slowdown issues that I can notice so far--that being said, I still want to upgrade to the PC version eventually.
#3 Aug 25 2013 at 1:15 AM Rating: Default
I played a little bit on ps3 and a lot on computer today. I love the ps3 control scheme. Walking around with analog sticks feels a lot better. The cross bar makes it feel a lot more tactile when you're fighting. It's expected to be out on ps4 in February and will likely run at 1080 on that.

It's only 720 on the ps3 which hurts.
#4 Aug 25 2013 at 2:27 AM Rating: Good
As someone who started playing FFXI in 2004 on the PS2, here are my feelings on the matter.

For starters, the PS3 version handles FFXIV very well if you know the limitations of the PS3 hardware. The game is stuck in 720P which is just fine for any other PS3 game you have in your library. Uncharted, Dragonage, Skyrim, Call of Duty, etc. Loading between zones can sometimes take longer than you like, but again this happens on all PS3 games. The texture pop up is common for the PS3 in games like Mass Effect, Skyrim, Borderlands, etc.

After spending all of Phase 3, Phase 4, and now EA on the PS3, I'm happy with the console version. Is the PC version better, no doubt. But if you play PS3/360 rpg's, you're not going to be disappointed by the performance unlike FFXI's PS2 port which paled in comparison to either FFX or FFXII in terms of graphic fidelity. The PS3 version is superb for the limitations of the hardware. Fates are my biggest gripe right now with the PS3 version as npcs don't always pop fast enough when the zone is packed, but that's about it. FFXIV normally runs every zone well at full frame rate again with the exception of those crammed zones.

The people complaining about the PS3 version aren't being honest. The graphics are great for a PS3 game. The PS4 version will feature a PC port and will resolve all these issues I've addressed in my post. Like I said though, only the lag/minor drop in frame rate typically around Fates are a problem for me. I was very impressive how awesome FFXIV ARR runs. Frankly it runs better than almost all 3rd party Ps3 games. Borderlines 2, Skyrim, Mass Effect you name it...

I have no problem at all playing the PS3 version despite any of the shortfalls of the platform. Smiley: tongue
#5 Aug 25 2013 at 4:59 AM Rating: Good
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What ppl are complaining about is how other players move around you. which is sorta the same movement in games from the 90s. Like DOOM and Duke Nukem.
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