FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
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
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 ;)