Quite the gametimeraider | Oct. 30, 2013 | See all timeraider's reviews »
Ive played alot of MMORPG's but this is one of my latest favorites. While alot of mmo's lately fully go for the grind and lack any story, this whole mmo relies on its strong story... and strong the story is (its a great storyline ;P) While it is comparable to WoW, but while some people might think thats a bad thing.. its actually a good thing. Its a solid base that holds the great final fantasy storyline.
Atm i feel like its: Storyline: 9/10 Gameplayfeel: 7-8/10 (depends on class) Graphics: 8/10 Endgame as of now: 6/10
Now you might think a 6/10 for endgame isnt great, but for me thats only for 1 reason.. the endgame raids are the best raids ever, but i always loved PvP .. luckily! next patch (2.1) they will start adding housing and PvP which will be a great addition.
Worth itsalogeo | Sept. 16, 2013 | See all salogeo's reviews »
This might be one of the best MMO's that has been released since a long time it has alot of different types of gameplay so that everybody will be pleased you can grind or quest or even do world events (called FATE's) it has a interesting storyline and loads of different sub stories
The digital collectors edition might not give you something that will be actually usefull (at least not the digital one) but none the less what you do get is really worth the effort and money to actually get it
Fantastic!!Trollfaceyomama | Aug. 29, 2013 | See all Trollfaceyomama's reviews »
This game has come a long way from the fiasco that was version 1.0. Overall, Square Enix has done a great job completely remaking the game and optimizing everything that failed in the first. And aside from the server issues during Early Access and the 1017 errors as of launch this game couldn't be any better.
You can call me a fanboy or just not agree with what I'm saying, that's fine. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and this happens to be mine. I've been playing since 1.0 but didn't play it for long because it did suck big time. When I heard about FFXIV:ARR I was excited and hoped they would do a better job this time around. They have.
The game is better in almost every way. The graphics are almost as good and don't kill your system like 1.0 did. Most people couldn't run the old game. The optimizations have worked out wonderfully. I can safely say that it's one of the besting looking MMORPG's out. People seem to mistake that for best looking game but that's not the case. This is right up there with TERA in terms of beautiful MMO graphics. By the way, I am running on maximum settings with 60+ fps. Perks of building your own extreme gaming PC.
The quest system is much improved and everything just feels more fluid. There is a lot of text to read but that's pretty standard. They do a pretty good job of defining what you need to do and it all isn't just fetch or kill quests. I think the most a quest has ever had me kill is 5 of a particular monster. I'm currently a 26 Marauder. My only gripe is I wish all the dialogue was all voice acted but as it stands only select in game cutscenes are voice acted. The ones that are are pretty well done too, some of the voices fit the characters while there are others that don't.
Things to do are plentiful in this game. Want to quest, sure, go ahead. Want to craft? You can do it all on one character. FATE's are frequent and award nice experience and GC seals when you get that far. Leves are a fun diversion though I wish you weren't restricted to the allowance you're given. And you only gain 3 every 12 hours real life time. The story missions have been great too. Lot's of lore and character development to discover. Another great diversion are the Logs you have access to. Hunting Logs have you kill monsters for super bonus experience. It's all a nice way to help you level up.
The only real issue I've had with the game so far is just the server issues which are doing much better than they were at the start of Early Access. Despite those issues I have given this game a 10/10 because it is everything I wanted and more. And the beauty is that it can only get better from here! They have so many wonderful plans for the future and even near future! So stick with it guys, I will, and I guarantee it will be a blast!