Reviews for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Cute MMONeume | Dec. 5, 2013 | See all Neume's reviews »
So would I recommend FFXIV? You should take a look at The class system the most attractive, specially crafting classes. Each crafting and gathering class is a fully realized class with 50 levels. I strongly recommend checking out FFXIV if you love the craft and you are tired of others P2W MMO.
If you're looking for end game, you will farm again and again Wallace Palace to get a properly gear and finally go to The Binding Coil of Bahamut.
The worst : Just one end game raid
The best : Old school game with trinity !
Nice MMOseballot44 | Dec. 5, 2013 | See all seballot44's reviews »
This MMO is nice, you can do a lot of dungeons with your friends, and play all the classes on a character.
You can go as a Tank, and switch to DPS or Healer for the next dungeon. It's fun and it's usefull (you will unlock skills doing that).
Look everywhere around you, it's Final Fantasy, you can see that the universe is here, and well designed. The lights and shadows are amazing !!
To sum up, this game will let you live in Eorzea, with your friends !
An artistic success..XGpredator | Nov. 25, 2013 | See all XGpredator's reviews »
Final Fantasy XIV : A Realm Reborn is a title that has much to tell . Rarely will a MMORPG possessed such a strong storyline while providing such freedom to the player. As adapted to the general public and enthusiasts of the genre, it offers an impressive content and the world seems still open to players once the maximum level attained. To play all classes with a single character while being able to slightly mix the skills provides opportunities for customization undeniable. However, the soul of the game features a very long time to grow up and spent his class (or set up a new ) hours could have been more interesting with fresh ideas for the combat system or for quests outside bodies . Anyway , A Realm Reborn has really enjoyed a lot of work on the part of its designers and it shows in each compartment in. With a little patience , there is little chance that you regret buying.
Surprisingly one of the best MMO's of my life!taskaidomi6 | Nov. 7, 2013 | See all taskaidomi6's reviews »
To be honest I've never been a big fan of MMORPG's. I've tried World of Warcraft and a lot of other MMORPG's, but I didn't like any of them. I got into the beta and the day when I started playing I quickly realized that I've spent 7 hours in a row playing the game. The art-style, the combat system is amazing, haven't seen anything like it in a while. I'm quite sure that FF XIV is the best MMORPG I've ever played in my life.
Great MMOMykolas22 | Nov. 2, 2013 | See all Mykolas22's reviews »
Whilst not inventing anything new in the MMO genre, it refines what people are already used to making them more enjoyable. On a whole, it definitely feels like a final fantasy game with a story that, whilst isn't comparable to anything we've seen in a final fantasy game before, still holds up well, however, the game suffers from lack of end-game options leaving you running the same three or four dungeons over and over again for tomes which you then trade in for gear.
The soundtrack is absolutely fantastic along with the visuals, this game has the best soundtrack I've ever heard in an MMO and with music that plays when you enter fights, you'll find yourself a lot more patient when grinding enemies for exp or items.
Unique MMOgunnerau | Oct. 19, 2013 | See all gunnerau's reviews »
I've ploughed a reasonable number of hours in to FFXIV so far and I'm happy to say it's a highly enjoyable game. Despite it's issues that arised at launch, it is now all sorted and very few queues when logging in to the game.
The visuals overall are superb. Excellent character models and art design everywhere you go, although some people may find the near perfect appearance of every character off putting.
Sound wise it's typical FF... great. Amazing music all around and sometimes I enjoy just sitting and crafting purely to listen to the music. Sound effects are alright, nothing special but not bad either. Some people may be put off by no voice acting but it adds a certain flavor to the game and doesn't negatively affect it.
Gameplay wise, it's a rather standard MMO in terms of combat. Crafting is quite enjoyable and interesting though and is not mindless unlike many other MMOs. The FATE events are neat distractions while crafting and the dungeons are mostly unique and attractive.
I've not hit level cap yet, so I can't comment on that, but overall I would recommend FFXIV for anyone looking for a familiar MMO style game but with unique world and environments (and a busy world at that!).
Been addicted to using my brother's account!RoosterAssassin | Oct. 13, 2013 | See all RoosterAssassin's reviews »
So far, this is one of the best MMO's, if not THE best MMO I've had the chance to play. The ability to have all these different classes available instead of restarting over and over is glorious, and it is a B E A UTIFUL game if you're PC can handle it. My only gripe is the (dying) spammers of ingame currency. Other than that, I'll be enjoying this for a loooong time... once I purchase my own copy that is ;)
Final Fantasy XIVSkyorZX | Oct. 11, 2013 | See all SkyorZX's reviews »
FFXIV, maybe one of the best games that I have played. FFXIV is an enjoyable game with excellent soundtrack and graphics. The nice graphics make me feel a player that must battle to be stronger and survive in this amazing world inside the screen. Other thing that make FFXIV special is make your own character with his own discipline, gladiators, archers, lancers, conjurer... all of them are needed in a online party to defeat the most difficult bosses. You will enjoy the game if you do an effort to be strenght in this amazing world that will make you feel alive!
Great game but bad supportedwinw | Oct. 8, 2013 | See all edwinw's reviews »
The game has great graphics and gameplay. Very fun. But I will have to be honest and warn that Square Enix's support and billing system is atrocious. This game requires a subscription and setting one up is a pain. I suggest the buyer beware and read up on the official tech support forums on this subscription issue many are having.
Seems cool at first but...deathpilot78 | Oct. 6, 2013 | See all deathpilot78's reviews »
I've played a lot of MMORPGs and this one seemed nice in beta but playing from Europe I had some issues with lag (no european datacenter in 2013?), horrible servers stability at launch and lack of content near the level cap. If you don't mind grinding public quests (GW2 style) to level up all the other classes besides the first (and even with that you'll have some grind to do) it could be a good game but... not my cup of tea.
FFXIV A game worth a looktopzed | Sept. 30, 2013 | See all topzed's reviews »
It may not be the most innovative game in mmo today, but it makes up with a lot of polish in everything it does. The graphics are very good often worth taking a screenshot, movement animation in the characters are believable and pacing of the game is very good. It doesn't make you an instant end game character, but give it time and it will grow on you. One of it's cool features is character class swapping, tired of your main class? switch and refresh you gameplay without the need of making a new character. All and all you have a mmo that's beautiful with minor annoyances that every mmo has, and like all those if you support it and give it time my guess is that it will be a great one.
Excellent gamegoforce | Sept. 14, 2013 | See all goforce's reviews »
Excellent game with amazing graphics and a really well done musical score, as expected from any FF game.
While the launch (and pre-launch) were plagued by disconnects and other server issues, they have done an excellent job over the last week or so in clearing those up, and are expected to continue to improve the server performance and stability in the coming weeks.
Game play is fluid and feels very good, animations are very well done and really match the skill or spell they are assigned to, while giving your actions a sense of weight that many games lack.
An enjoyable gameMrEverybody | Sept. 6, 2013 | See all MrEverybody's reviews »
A cool MMO in the Final Fantasy universe. If you enjoyed the Final Fantasy universe, you will of course feel yourself at home with this charming world. The graphics are really good for a MMO and the design is respectful of FF games, and if the game might not be as dynamic as others new MMO, it is really enjoyable to play in an old fashioned way, taking your time to develop your character. A game I really recommand, they succeeded the reborn of this FF XIV, the game is really cheap (especially on this site) and even though you might not spend the next year playing it, you will enjoy it for some time.
FF14 has surprised mereckless00 | Sept. 5, 2013 | See all reckless00's reviews »
At first I was skeptical with this MMO, but after trying it all I can say is totally worthy. I love the game design that some story based quests can't be done before getting to certain level, which push you to move forward and explore other stuff.
Awesome game!AtomicUniverse | Sept. 2, 2013 | See all AtomicUniverse's reviews »
Game's had a rocky launch, but these things happen with new MMOs. The most important thing is that the game itself is fantastic!
Solves problems of the originaltzarinakatarina | Aug. 29, 2013 | See all tzarinakatarina's reviews »
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a refreshed version of Final Fantasy XIV, a famous Japanese RPG. After pretty cold reception of the game, a new version was prepared, and this is what A Realm Reborn is. The improvements are many, and they answer most of the critical remarks about the original. So a new graphical engine was used, combat engine is different and new player vs player modes introduced. I think if you were disappointed with the original Final Fantasy XIV but are a fan of the series, A Realm Reborn should be the solution of your problems and make the game what it was supposed to be from the very beginning.
Great game-totally addictive, but not as good as ffxi used to begraspee | Aug. 28, 2013 | See all graspee's reviews »
This is an amazing mmo, totally addictive and engrossing. It's actually dangerous and hard to tear yourself away because there's always something to do. It really helps that you can level all the classes on one character. There have been some teething troubles at launch but they seem to be mostly over them now and I have managed to put hours upon hours into this great game. The problem for me ist that the game is not as deep as final fantasy 11 was. It could be a sign of the times and the general dumbing down of mmos, but for example you used to have to skill up your weapons by using them, airships you had to wait for and you were active while on them (not a cutscene like now). Only whm got teleport, only blm got warp and only thf got flee. Now everyone gets all three. There are no subjobs although you can select certain skills from other classes on your main class. Death has only durability loss, in ffxi it was -10% of level xp. I could go on, there are a lot of things dumbed down in 14 from 11, but the game is still surprisingly good, and some things that were removed I am glad about, eg in 11 you start with very small inventory and have to level it up. Another consideration is that there may be better mmos for you if you don't love the final fantasy lore.