Rated 9 out of 10 by Zeux Very impressed.
Let me say first off I have been gaming and playing MMOs for about 14 years total. I have played every Final Fantasy game on the market from start to finish including the off genre ones game cube, Gameboy, etc. I always enjoyed FF games growing up as my favorite series it was the series that I think of when the word video game is mentioned. I have played many MMOs WoW for 8 years as a PvE healer, GW1 and 2, Aion, Rift, Age of Conan, Tera, SWOTR, and more almost always a PvE healer class.
This is where FF: Realm Reborn comes, it blows me off my feet keeping the whole FF series that I have known for 14 years and gives me an amazing MMO I can enjoy. I have all the amazing aspects of a solo player RPG I enjoyed into a world wide MMO with great PvE content. I play a white mage and plan to do PvE healing content at a high hardcore level of raiding just as I did in WoW. This game is going to have great challenging content to come and I truly cannot wait for this.
Rated 5 out of 10 by rpgfan1282 you've played this already
CONS: When I say "you've played this already" I am not reffering to version 1.0. If you are a veteran of MMO's you will understand what i'm getting at. This is yet another heavily instanced, quest hub grinder with global chat. You start in an area, grab all the menial tasks, run out and complete them so you can move slightly further from where you started, rinse and repeat. The combat is border line abyismal with a 2.5 second global cooldown. The game is solo friendly and offers group content as well. The map directs you like a child everywhere you need to go. You start off fighting bees at level 3 and then you will fight tougher bees that look like the level 3 bees a little further down the line. There is little to zero inovation in this game. Most things good and bad you've already done in another MMO you will find in this game with a FF skin. PROS The sound and graphic quality are what you expect from a Final Fantasy title i.e. awesome . Cutscenes are beautiful and offer some humor. character creation options are better than many AAA MMO's.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Drgnstng Cannot wait until the release!
Played 1.0 and it was a 4 out of a 10. They really revamped this game and gave it the makeover it deserved! Only reason I gave this game a 7 on lasting appeal will depend on the content that they release later on down the road. (and there has already been mention of addons in the near future) You can solo, group, or explore. It is so much easier than the way 11 was made in the beginning and it reminds me of WoW and Rift mixed with the elements of Final Fantasy. If you played FFXI then you will fit right in with some familiar char's and NPC like Goblins, Mandragoras, and Gobbuue. They have added mounts instead of warping to a town to get a chocobo and it is so much easier to get around in the game. Not only that but questing is so much easier and keeps you on track for the story. The cut scenes are amazing and even on a PC the graphics are amazing. I have an AMD cpu and an Nvidia 560 Ti video card and it plays flawlessly at high settings. They definately made it easier on what specs you need on your PC without comprimising playability or eye candy!! Definately give this game a try and im sure you will be glad you did!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by nalgachuey Better than expected
Well final fantasy developers really worked on this, and it shows. At first playing the beta I was a little skeptical. After creating a character some guy with a mask "shows you what you will look like with your classes gear. I did not understand this. After that cutscene I was shown in a wagon with chocobos and then some elvaan looking guys in the gayest looking masks came up to the wagon.... Already I was shaking my head lol. I played a little and stopped. The thing is, past that, the game keeps getting better. The graphics are amazing, the soundtrack is beautiful and really gets you in the mood. The combat system is a lot faster than FF11. they put a lot of detail in this game and they cut out a lot of the bull. You get spells/abilities as you progress your level for that weapon. That's how you level up your class now. It's still in Beta phase so I do think the monsters will scale a little better and I know developers have mentioned this as well. All I know is the soundtrack alone has me wanting to get back into this. I showed my brothers and they got hooked from the start. One of them hated how slow leveling a BLM was in FF11. He was always dying too. In ARR, all that changes. I recommend this game to casual and serious gamers. You don't need to dedicate all your life just to get anywhere in this game.
Rated 1 out of 10 by eBu11y What is this?
What is this garbage labeled as a MMO? Would actually be nice to be able to play the wretched game. At least with The War Z I was able to play the game. Here Im just sitting around hoping and praying for an opening and its going on 8 hours so far! Don't waste your time with this garbage. This garbage launched with so many ridiculous bugs, lack of space for mass population in each servers and really apparently not enough servers to put up with demand. For crying out loud I can't even play on a freaking NA/EU server!! Final Fantasy: A Real Ponzi Scheme should be the title and is much more fitting.
Rated 9 out of 10 by purextreme Whats not to love from a real Fantasy game.
I have played all final fantasy series just like iv played mmos like WoW and let me tell u i finally played ARR phase 3 for the first time on the pc from version 1.0 since a month from release and let me say this is a huge leap its way better than it was a lot easier to get around every quest is displayed on the map the combat is faster and easy to control even on any game pad for those that got disappointed in version 1.0 (like i did) or even some what liked it, its time for a change of heart this time around Square Enix got it right give it a chance this time is for real.
Rated 9 out of 10 by monsterslam Might be the best game of Final Fantasy.
In the ages of the FINAL FANTASY that I have played have been a 9 rated score for the graphics that is but this a knew spin.The monster on there is kinda tough if u don't us the right tools.It gets harder and harder from the start to finish.I never played this one before but this one might be a great sell since all games we make go to Asia like, Naruto and many more so I am hoping that this might be the game changer of FINAL FANTASY.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Cuponoodle Just a reskin of a better game...
Nothing special in this game. They basically take ideas from other games and put them in half hearted. And if you're a quester you'll be sad to know the quests aren't really repeatable so 3-4 classes/jobs in you'll have to find another way. Almost all the skins I saw are just redone FFXI skins.
The cut scenes are great tho.....so if you play a mmo to watch cs it's great for you..
Rated 10 out of 10 by Aldebaron Amazing Game!
This is the best game I've seen come out in recent memory!! I've played all through the beta and the first version, and it's just FUN, nothing about it is painful or annoying, you plug in and go, and start your adventure, lots of help along the way for those that need. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT