Reviews by Helkaweth

92

A measuring stick for all turn-based RPGs

Helkaweth | Nov. 12, 2013 | Review of FINAL FANTASY VII

Besides Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI, no game has ever made me love the turn-based battle style RPG like Final Fantasy VII. As far as graphics and sound, for it's time, was possibly some of the best I've ever witnessed. Even today, it's amazing to look at the polygons that make up each character.

The story is enthralling and massive. Like any RPG, you can choose to do some parts of the story or not. However, the overall theme is amazing and makes for a great tale.

Honestly, for the price it's usually at for download, it's a great buy. If you're hesitant, don't be, it's worth the money, but prepare to put in the time.

84

Completely immersive, if a bit reptitive

Helkaweth | Nov. 5, 2013 | Review of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn (NA)

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn hits a sweet spot for both the MMO player and the Final Fantasy buff. With all of the easter eggs, and beautifully sculpted landscapes, one can explore Eorzea for hours on end and find something to do, no matter what.

One of the strong points of the game is the crafting. In previous MMOs like WoW or FF XI, crafting was a matter of having the materials. Now, crafting is a part of the character, that requires grinding and questing. One can get lost in working on their carpentry or blacksmithing alone.

Development is also continuing for this game. Housing and PVP play are soon to arrive in version 2.1. That should be quite exciting!

Overall, it can fall in to the same issue that any MMO can, which is the constant "go here" and "kill this!", but it's still a great game to pick up and play!