ORIGINAL RECORD DATE: May 13th, 2017.
This is a special moment for my Let's Play section of the channel. Why? Because this is my very first Final Fantasy LP to be featured on it. An odd choice, yes. This is an MMO Final Fantasy. You probably wouldn't expect me to begin with one like that. You may have expected something a long the lines of Final Fantasy VII or X, or something like that, right? Well, so would I. However, things didn't turn out that way. Let's chat about that.
I've always wanted to do a Let's Play of a Final Fantasy game on my channel. And a dream of mine is to one day do a full Let's Play on each of the FF games. However, I only am just now getting around to it. Final Fantasy XIV. One of two MMO Final Fantasy's in the main line series. The reason behind this choice wasn't directly to say "Oh, I want to start my first Final Fantasy Let's Play, uhh.... let's do FFXIV!" - No. It just happened to turn out this way. For the past couple months, I've really been wanting to get into an MMORPG. And, my love for Final Fantasy story & lore pointed me straight towards Final Fantasy XIV. So hell, what'd be a better choice!? I decided, that since this game has a main story, and a lot of content, not to mention it will be my first real MMORPG, it would be a good idea to record the journey. ALL OF IT (Meaning below)!
This Let's Play is going to be more of a...err..."Willy Nilly" LP. For example, an LP on any non-MMO Final Fantasy game would have a distinct beginning and end of the Let's Play. This Let's Play...will not. Since it's an MMO, and there's multiple expansions, and new content being added regularly, it technically cannot end the same way. So there most likely won't be a simple "Finale" slapped onto any of the videos. I DO plan to record every minute of gameplay though. No matter what I am doing. If it's grindy tasks like mining or something, it'll be on video. If I am just walking/running around from various locations to the next, it'll be on video. However, since it is a commentated Let's Play, I will try to break up the silence with my BRILLIANT commentary.
Since there's no end to the Let's Play planned, what exactly do I plan to do? Well, whatever I can. Depending on how much I like the game (Which will be determined on progress and total playtime by the end of May 2017 [Month of purchase]). This game seems to have a lot to offer, and seeing that I am rather new to the genre, there's a lot to learn and experience. That's why I believe, there'll be well over 100 episodes in this Let's Play for sure. Because the Let's Play will continue in the Willy Nilly style, will I ever remove the "Blind" from the title section at some point? Not sure.
I will NOT be rushing my experience. In-fact, I am actually trying to immerse myself as much as possible. Yes, I actually read the quest text, dialogue, etc. And I don't really plan to fast travel that often. Unless I am running low on time, or absolutely have to. It's possible that I may even stretch to 100% the various logs and achievement challenges available in the game. We shall see.
This is a BLIND Let's Play. Which means, I am dipping my toes into for the first time, have either little or no experience with the game at all, and am sharing my live reactions and gameplay with my YouTube channel. In short, it usually means that I've never played the game before.
***This MMO does require a monthly subscription to play. Of at least $12 a month.***
If you're interested in this game, and would like to purchase it, you can find it either on the Square Enix website, or through Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/39210/FINAL_FANTASY_XIV_A_Realm_Reborn/
Footage was recorded using Bandicam: https://www.bandicam.com/
Headset/Mic - Turtle Beach PX22: https://shop.turtlebeach.com/us/ear-force-px22
Thanks for watching!