Are the graphics in final fantasy XI for the 360 improved or atleast good?

Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 6033 Days
From what i've seen in screenshots the stuff looks like a bad playstation 2 game now is it just me or are the graphics good (i'm not expecting MINDBLOWING), but are the graphics a decent upgrade for people that have tried it.


It has appeared to me in screenshots that characters seem blurry like a bad playstation 2 game are they really blurry easy to see and are nicely antiliased?
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grifter_66
grifter_66
Since 6093 Days
No, I think they may be even worse than the PS2 also if you use 1080i you can barely read the text. Awfull port, awfull interface, bad graphics etc...etc..
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 6033 Days
Bah what a joke you'd swear devs were trying to make the 360 look as weak as possible so that their ps3 projects will be even more successful when they come out as people will think there is no alternative that can produce such quality.. Then again i'm not mad its a port its to be expected. Square enix is developing a true next gen mmorpg anyway that'll truly show off the 360.
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Acert93 - Mr. Bad Cop
Acert93
Since 6112 Days
But SE will base their future support of the 360 on how well it sells ;)
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I am too poor to own a 360... therefor I play with paper statistics. The results of my indepth scientific anaylisis determined the most important benchmark is Pi. As in The Ring of Light.

roxwell - PuS3Y
roxwell
Since 6090 Days
and kets face it. In their neck of the woods, it aint selling well.
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I'm the Juggernaut bitch!

Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 6033 Days
That part i'll disagree with, yes the 360 isn't doing well in japan currently, but square enix knows as well as anyone that can easily change.

The next gen mmorpg is a guarantee for the 360. Also there will be a major announcements regarding the dragon quest and next final fantasy series coming to both the ps3 and 360.

Its not that square will simply base their support on how the 360 does they are kind of forced to support the 360. Look at their success on the ps2 kingdom hearts II , among all the other top sellers and they STILL had a very disappointing annual revenue that just goes to show that regardless of how well square enix can do on a sony console they NEED to support both consoles because development costs are now through the roof and unless they plan on losing more money than they did solely supporting sony console's they will fully back the 360.

Keep in mind its all about business and regardles if it doesn't do too well in japan square knows the european and american markets will buy the games. Hell square themselves know IF they provide the games the japanese market will buy it and they themselves must know a port of final fantasy XI wont cut it.

To be honest all it takes is one big game developer to develop an exclusive 360 title the japanese market will really want to force them to change their attitude towards the console. Thats what sakaguchi is doing with blue dragon, lost odyssey, and cry on. Team ninja and itagaki are doing their part same as mizuguchi now its time for square enix especially do something for the 360.

Hell one square enix exclusive 360 title alone would do big things for the 360.
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 6164 Days
PCs have been far more powerful than its MMORPGs will have had you graphically believe. I hardly see how graphics will be a deciding factor in whether people will get FF11 or not. The fact that it's an ancient game most people who'd bother in the first place have already played for ages, however, probably has some impact.
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Jollipop
Jollipop
Since 6024 Days
I agree with simonM7, it is an old game and was kind of pointless SE bringing it to the 360, I am happy that they did because i still play the game a lot, but i don't think it will do very well.

It may be old but i bet it has more to offer in terms of gameplay/content than Oblivion, and i think grifter is being way over the top the 360 version looks better than a PC versions at 1280x720 with high textures and better draw distance.

The text has been increased by 20% for HDTVD users and unless you own a CRT set there is no reason to play it in 1080i.

SE doesn't expect FFXI to do well i think they are hoping many of the PS2 fans will upgrade and many of the European fans will get a chance to play the game, considering it never made it to Europe on the PS2. (they want to keep this game alive due to the amount of effort they have put into it)

Unless you have serious hours to put into the game it's probably not for you, when you reach level 60+ it can take 6-11+ hours to level and in the 70's probably 20+ hours.

But saying that it is by far the best online gaming experience i have had.
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Jollipop
Jollipop
Since 6024 Days
I'm kind of hoping that the PS3 version will get a graphics update and they will update the PC and 360 version at the same time, but that seems like a hell of a lot of work.
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Jollipop
Jollipop
Since 6024 Days
there is a PC benchmark http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/multimedia/downlo... here if you wana check the graphics out in real time.
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McErono
McErono
Since 6103 Days
why is jollipops message boulet timed???
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PlumbDrumb - Still drinking
PlumbDrumb
Since 6135 Days
He must have edited the post while I was reading it.

There; all better now.
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 6141 Days
They're not even close to improved..and while the artwork is beautiful (it really is, the japanese box arts for the new expansion are gorgeous for both the PS2 and 360) high def really brings out the ugly in this game..it's an eyesore on my LCD. Hopefully they fix up other issues prior to the release though--there are areas where it's far too easy to see issues where polys meet..breaks and other such glitches..

Pretty cool game though--it couldn't keep my attention, but from what I did get to see it stacks up against other mmo's pretty well..despite being an aging game..it's sorta impressive in scale if you consider it's a PS2 game.
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 6033 Days
Thanks for that benchmark jolli i'll run it on my x1900xtx and see how good this bad boy looks ;)

I guess this will give me the best impression of what it can look like on the 360.


Not bad at all I ran and the graphics definetly aren't terrible and if they are going to update the graphics in ANY minor way on the 360 version then I'd say its a good bet the graphics were tolerable weren't as bad as I originally thought they were.

The game demonstration part of that benchmark does that represent actual ingame gameplay ? Or was that just some fancy scene?
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 6033 Days
The screenshots make the game look alot worse than it is graphically thats for sure after seeing it on my pc.
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Jollipop
Jollipop
Since 6024 Days
Yea the demo bit was from one of the Promathia cut scene's when bahamut declares war on Mankind :P, one thing i like about FFXI is that even though it's an MMO you still get cool cutscenes.

They should be releasing a benchmark 4 before Aht Urghan goes on sale.
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Broadbandit
Broadbandit
Since 5968 Days
looks better than pc and ps2 version, the text was fixed too for all HD users
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 6033 Days
That's good to know thanks man.
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