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FFXI Starter Pack revealed

New cheap way in.

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Square Enix is offering you a cheaper way in to its MMORPG through the introduction of its Final Fantasy XI Starter Pack for PC.

It should cost around GBP 4.99 and will let you play the original game free of subscription for an entire month. Also bundled with the package are the PlayOnline viewer - Square Enix's online hub - and Tetra Master Internet card game.

Final Fantasy XI is the first persistent world adventure in the highly acclaimed RPG series. It launched on PS2 and PC in Japan back in 2002, but took a further two years to make it to Europe on PC - followed two years later by the worldwide launch of the Xbox 360 version.

It is the world's first cross-platform MMORPG, and boasts a current subscriber base of 500,000 people.

Fans of the series might want to give it a whirl for such a cheap price, but we'd suggest other pastures like Lord of the Rings Online for those of you looking to get into a massively-multiplayer online game.

Head over to our Final Fantasy XI gamepage for our thoughts on it.

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