An Amazing Comeback | Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Review
27 September 2013
Conclusion: I put many hours into it trying to experience as much as I can. It’s tough to find a good stopping point in an MMO to write a timely review. There is so much more I have yet to experience that I feel I’ve only scratched the surface of what this game holds. It will take hundreds of hours to really dive deep into this game, and I have no doubt that it will take that many hours to experience it all.
Conclusion: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is something that is worthy of your gaming shelf. It certainly has some growing pains it's going through, but for the most part it's a very competent and fun MMORPG.
Conclusion: There's a lot to like about Final Fantasy 14, but it really is reliant on your ability to overcome a lot of the issues the MMO has had for years. Final Fantasy fans will need to know what they're getting into, but once they do there's a thoroughly engrossing game to absorb yourself in.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy XIV: Take Two. Square Enix took the risk/reward approach to game design with the release of Final Fantasy XIV in 2010. The results were... not good , to put it lightly. I don't think I've ever encountered a person who truly liked the original Final Fantasy XIV , and the overwhelmingly negative reception has led us here to the release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn .
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Review - a wonderful cross-platform MMO worthy of monthly subscription
7 September 2013
Summary: There are so many addictive and enjoyable gameplay elements in Final Fantasy XIV that WoW-schooled veterans and MMO rookies alike will love. It's been a long time coming, but A Realm Reborn is finally here, and Square Enix makes the most compelling case for subscription-based gaming in almost a decade.
Pros: Vivacious, unparalleled soundtrack, PC-grade, WoW-competitive MMO on a console, Jobs, Materia, narrative, gameplay... Incredible
Cons: Visual and technical compromises, Bland voice acting taints otherwise-stellar audio
Excerpt: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is the relaunch title of Final Fantasy XIV, an MMORPG released back in 2010 that received largely negative feedback. A Realm Reborn is Square Enix’s way of apologising for this huge misstep, bringing players a much better and refined edition of FFXIV , which should really be played on PC rather than PS3 to fully enjoy what it has to offer.
Rebooted fantasy adventure MMOG with combat and mild blood.
Common Sense Media
30 January 2013
Summary: Parents need to know that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a subscription-based MMOG and a reboot of the FFXIV game launched in 2010. After the initial month that comes with purchase of the game, a monthly fee ($14.99) is required to continue. The game is played online in an open world with other player-controlled characters.