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.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy XIV: Take Two. [ PS4 Version Update: As you might suspect, the PS4 version of FFXIV: ARR takes advantage of the next-gen console's specs with better textures in full 1080p, draw distance, and loading times. Apart from that, it works pretty much as the PS3 version does, with assignable skills on eight different hotbars that utilize all of the shoulder buttons on the Dualshock 4 controller.
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