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Final Fantasy XI

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Square-Enix
Developer: Square-Enix
Release Date: April 18, 2006 (US), April 21, 2006 (EU)

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Akella Brings 'Final Fantasy XI' to Russia

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 5:26 a.m. PST

In Final Fantasy XI you embark on numerous adventures through vast environments in Vana'diel: a persistent world with over a hundred areas to explore, ranging from mountains, forests, to oceans, castles, and dungeons.

Final Fantasy series doesn’t need any representation – for almost 15 years Square Enix pleases gamers with outstanding RPG-games featuring exciting story-lines, traditionally amazing graphics and original combat system. The new project is unique in its own way, as developers have decided "to cut a window" into the world of online the first time from the very foundation of the series.

Developers do not plan to divide the community of PlayStation 2 and PC-players - both platforms will share same servers. According to all available information, the total number of subscribers has exceeded 1,500 thousands of players.

Action of Final Fantasy XI takes place in the fantastic world of Vana'diel which is occupied by 5 playable races: humans (Hume), elves (Elvaan), halflings (tarutaru), women-cats (mithra) and ominous ogres (galka).

The world of the game is extremely huge: hundreds of monsters, spells, quests, accessible jobs and a lot of items, weapons and armors - an extremely impressive variety! Only cooperating in groups and clans allows players to achieve best results.

Concerning graphics party, Final Fantasy XI is almost flawless: the most detailed models of characters, the realistic system of change of day and night, traditionally astonishing special effects and bewitching pastoral landscapes won’t leave even the most fastidious users indifferent. Speaking about game sound indefinitely would be inexcusable blasphemy: you better listen to it than read about it. Interactively changing depending on game events, opera compositions simply charm.

Unequivocally, Final Fantasy XI is one of the best MMORPGs ever created. Join the huge army of its admirers!

Game Features:

  • 5 unique races, strikingly distinguished from each other in every aspect.
  • Impressive number of different jobs: everyone will find employment that fits him perfect.
  • The classical combat system of the series is really democratic to the newbies but is still challenging for the advanced players.
  • Personal customizable dwelling for each player: your only limit is your imagination.
  • The opportunity to ride fantastic animals to travel between locations faster.
  • Magnificent graphics and sound forming the atmosphere of the delightful world of Vana'diel.
  • Indiscriminateness to the connection – a 56k bandwidth would be enough to play comfortably.
  • The complete set for the Russian users contains the original game and two official expansions with the detailed user's guide.

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