This game is brilliant, well worth the time spent, plenty to explore 1000s to meet.
The Goods: When I started exploring the city, people who where a lot more experienced than I where always at hand, giving me gold to buy weapons and storage for the house. High ranked users spare tens of 1000s to get you started, theirs always people in the game to help you, even for stupid questions you got. I would highly recommend getting a USB keyboard also to plug into your Xbox 360, talking to users with your Xbox controller takes far too long to type, they get bored and walk away and you get nothing. This game is linked to other consoles like the PC and PS2, luckily I haven't met ps2 users yet, just PC. Amazing that games are linking systems now to play, log out and use your same profile to log into the PC version that stores your buddy list, emails, etc.. on the FF XI servers.
The Bads: 40 minutes to register with your controller, id recommend getting a USB keyboard to type up your registration card \ details. Started installing the game on the Xbox 360 console at 21.30 finished at 23.45. Don't plan playing on the day you receive it unless you plan doing an all nighter.
You will also be spending a few days just getting your level up, so you can actually start doing things big, a few days is nothing compared to the amount you be playing. Lets just get it dawn and dusted..