60 thoughts on “Name a greater comeback in all of vidya. I’ll wait.”

  1. It’s impossible I actually played 1.0 it was I can’t even imagine how to begin…
    I had latency on menus, on fucking menus. I couldn’t believe it.
    I think since FFXIV is such a lore heavy game and there this feeling that people are nostalgic for 1.0
    You’re not. It’s incomprehensibly bad. It felt like some cash gab Z-tier game from steam.
    It ran like ass, the controls were ass, the gameplay was pathetically bad, you couldn’t level because limits…

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    • Barry seething

      What you’re seeing is Ganker being contrarian for the sake of being contrarian. You bet your ass if TLOU2 was hated by everyone, Ganker would flock to it as a hidden gem or some shit

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      • I don’t see 1.0 being popular on Ganker. For the most part, Ganker’s biggest flaw is that you’re not allowed to consider ANYTHING good without being a shill.

        >You bet your ass if TLOU2 was hated by everyone
        It pretty much is. I’ve never met a TLOU2 fanboy.
        >Here’s some homosexual on twitter!
        Like 1% of the population uses twitter, and a good portion of them almost literally live on twitter. Left wing activists sorts aren’t real fans, either. They like things for the influence and control that it brings them, and they’re legitimately baffled by the idea that someone might just want them to fuck off because they liked the games that were being made before they showed up without any hidden ulterior motive.

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  2. How much of a comeback is it though? It’s not like they fixed the game, they literally scrapped the whole thing. No Man’s Sky is a real comeback, because it’s still the same game, just fixed. FFXIV is really a different game but with the same name.

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  3. >profitable means the game is good

    If we’re going by that metric, remember how Fortnite launched in early 2017 with no battle royale mode and literally nobody gave a shit about it? It was dead in the water. They they cobbled a BR mode in like 8 weeks, rode out the shitstorm over cloning PUBG and it became worth billions

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  4. This is one of the best turning points for the entire videogame industry. In an era where the business world is obsessed with the fantasy of chaining a skeleton crew of diversity hires to their desks for peanuts to make the company a bajillion bucks (fueled by decades of communist babble about how customers will buy whatever they’re told to buy and workers are only separated by prejudices), FFXIV showed in a very direct sense that the switch from sparse, low quality content to high quality content pays dividends. The fantasy of the modern world is just that: a fantasy.

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  5. I cant and for good reason, no other mmorpg that failed or went free to play ever did something like that because it would have been to risky in their eyes

    For single player games maybe no man sky but that still wasnt as risky not even close

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  6. If only the game was good… the only thing it has going for it are fucking autistic furries that shill the game 24/7 on this basket weaving website.

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  7. What they did with 14 was a miracle. Other Incompetent devs keep thinking they can pull of the same feat. See bioware and Anthem

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  8. xiv to arr and beyond is a success story without question, but how do you gauge the amount of success it has? S-E lies about the number of players constantly in their shareholders briefs so profit would be a better metric

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    • Fuck, Switch from WiiU. I didn’t expect Nintendo to be outright done with the flop of the WiiU, but bouncing back into what’s poised to at least be their second most successful platform (I don’t see it actually reaching the DS) is just nuts.

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    • >turn around
      Really? It was pretty successful on launch, was sick with hackers which they fixed, then it’s been downhill since. I won’t argue whether it’s still popular or not now, but it was a good game from the start (that’s only been getting worse since then imo.)
      But I haven’t played it in years now.

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      • This is also true. Commercially, it actually did pretty well even though the game was completely unplayable dogshit. The metacritic score for it was way too high for how it played. If that sort of game wasn’t made from Square-Enix, it would be 10 at best. The JRPG weeb homosexuals carried to to be a commercial success at launch, but even this would not prop up the game long term, which is why they had to remake it.

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  9. SHUT UP. JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP.

    FFXV WAS THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE IN GAMING. YOU FUCKING *DARE* TO SLANDER THE GOD OF GAMING AND MY KING NOCTIS YOU ARE GOING TO FEEL THE FUCKING THUNDER

    FINAL. WARNING!!!!!!!1!!

    SICK OF THIS SHIT

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  10. >and improve
    they literally just transformed it into the safest, most bland mmorpg ever conceived by mankind. it’s not as ballsy as everyone thinks it is.

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  11. I wish more companies were willing to learn from their mistakes and improve rather than just throw their hands up and declare every flop an unsalvagable failure.

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