Already sporting oodles of content spanning four full expansions, Final Fantasy XI
doesn't have a lack of quests, items, or objectives for players to
enjoy. So when the development team sat down to come up with their next
major update to their game, they decided that, rather than create
another full-blown expansion, the team should do its best to tie off
some loose ends and introduce small spurts of targeted content. Broken
up into three installments, the first of these smaller downloadable
episodes is called A Crystalline Prophecy: Ode to Life Bestowing and
Ten Ton Hammer got a up-close look at what it has to offer.
For players that just tinkered with Final Fantasy XI when it was originally released, many of you probably remember the rendered cut scene featuring a small boy and his sister being attacked by monsters in the middle of a war. The Crystalline Prophecy acts as a sort of conclusion for that story that occurred twenty years prior to the events in the original game.