Summary: Final Fantasy XIV has come a long way. Although there wasn't any real endgame content to speak of when A Realm Reborn launched in its 2.0 incarnation, Square Enix worked hard to deliver in 2.1, and has continued to deliver in every major patch since. With each update came new "Primal" (read: Summon) fights, all of which had an Extreme version to test the mettle of its playerbase.
Summary: The prospect of playing as a Ninja again in Final Fantasy excited me. After working my way up to level 50 in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn , the class ended up having so much style and substance that it changed the game for the better, and I'll be enjoying it for months to come. While the rest of the Dreams of Ice update wasn't as enjoyable as playing a Ninja at endgame, A Realm Reborn remains worth playing.
An Amazing Comeback | Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Review
New Gamer Nation
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.
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