FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ (NA)
Players that have the original release version of FINAL FANTASY XIV (V1.0) will not need to purchase FFXIV: ARR to continue playing on the PC. There are a number of points that you should be aware of should you consider purchasing a new copy of FFXIV: ARR so please ensure that you read this link before making a pre-order or purchase.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that invites you to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world.
Form a party and adventure with a multitude of players from across the globe. Forge friendships, mount chocobos, and board airships as you and your companions create your own unique stories in Eorzea.
Set out alone or enlist the aid of friends as you undertake epic quests, battle familiar FINAL FANTASY monsters, and acquire unique abilities and equipment. All the classic elements from the series that you have come to know and love are waiting!
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime to help reforge the fate of Eorzea!
All the hallmarks of the FINAL FANTASY franchise, including genre-leading graphics and high-definition real-time cutscenes that advance the game’s rich storyline
Incredible new graphics engine that delivers a high level of detail and quality on both the PlayStation®3 and Windows PC platforms
A flexible class system that allows players to change between over eighteen different classes on the fly simply by changing their equipped weapon or tool
Breathtaking musical score by renowned FINAL FANTASY series composer Nobuo Uematsu
Cross platform play on Playstation®3 and Windows PC
Robust gameplay features—such as Free Companies, story-driven player–vs.-player content, and primal summoning—to bring players together
Great MMObetapaw | June 26, 2015 | See all betapaw's reviews »
Great MMO and definitely worth the money. Really enjoyed end-game content which was where my primary worry was but they pulled through. Primal fights and raids were well designed and I have recommended this game to both hardcore and casual gamers. Definitely worth the money!!
Wonderful Purchasehoodwink | June 17, 2015 | See all hoodwink's reviews »
With new content roughly every 3 months this MMO is definitely worth every penny. No matter what style of play you prefer FFXIV:ARR delivers. Amazing crafting, both casual and hardcore raid setups, as well as an immersive and in-depth story with hours and hours of cut-scenes. The Gold Saucer, a recent addition, provides plenty of mini-games including chocobo racing, triple-triad card game, and twice hourly events to provide entertainment. Join us in Heavensward, FFXIV's first expansion on June 19th for early access!
Standard MMO Faresycomantis1991 | June 15, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
Final Fantasy XIV is definitely the most graphically awe-inspiring MMO I've played (haven't played ESO). Aside from that and some cool designs, it's as standard of an MMO as there is. I feel like many people give it credit it doesn't deserve based on its name. it looks cool but it plays jsut like another WoW clone. There are cheaper and more creative options.
The Best Available MMOharpiegirl | March 31, 2015 | See all harpiegirl's reviews »
To begin, I've played many MMOs over the years, both free-to-play and subscription based. With that being said, I'll be honest; it's easy for me to lose interest in them. Final Fantasy XIV is a great take on both the Final Fantasy universe and an MMO. It has an engaging class system that allows you to partake in as many or as little classes as you want(all of which are based on classes available in previous Final Fantasy installments)...on a single character. That means you can share available equipment and accessories with a single character, and change classes on the go. You'll always have a class to improve or level, all in once place. Additionally, there are classes dedicated solely to harvesting and crafting items. You can level up from this so there's no real need to ever fight or anything like that if you wish. This is a fairly rare feature, I've only seen it in one other MMO. Character customization is fantastic. There are many different options and if you're like me and obsessed with making a unique and cute character, you'll love this system. My only real complain is that it could use some more varied hairstyles. Combat is very similar to that of Tera Online except you'll need to click on enemies and party members more often. If you liked that, you'll probably like this. Plus, there is an easy to use party finder system that does its job very well. It'll pair teams per what type of class each member is, in order to balance them. For instance an outcome could be one healer, one offensive mage, a tank and one melee fighter. Really what stopped me from subscribing was a lack of disposable income to pay the sub and consistently having enough time to play each month. While the game is by far the best MMO I've ever played, sub fees can be very daunting, especially if you don't have a lot of free time every month. It's definitely worth a try, especially if you do have free time.
Good MMO fare in a Final Fantasy packageMadDemon64 | Jan. 9, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Final Fantasy XIV is an MMO that doesn’t do anything new, just good. If you have played Final Fantasy XI, then you know what you are more or less getting into. The story is decent, but isn’t anything new. The combat is very similar to most MMOs. If you have played tab-targeted MMOs, then you will be very comfortable with the combat in this game. Similarly, the quest system is very similar to the quest system in most MMOs: accept quests in a city and go out in the wild to do it. There are some random events that happen in the different areas, and they are fun to do at first, but can become dull and repetitive, especially if you do them constantly. Final Fantasy XIV is decent if you are looking for a new Final Fantasy game, but if you are looking for a new MMO that does something differently, then Final Fantasy XIV is not for you.