Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector's Edition
Save your money! Not worth it.
I like to review games if they're either a) really amazing or b) really horrible. Today I'm reviewing a horrible game. Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn had true potential to be something great but if it'll ever reach any potential then it'll be a slow journey. The developers have attempted to create this game from the original Final Fantasy XIV and transform it into a more successful version. It is far better than the original but still lacks in so many departments. As an MMO, the only real word that comes to mind is "Boring". If you want to level up characters, kill a few bosses over and over and over (literally hundreds of times) in order to advance and become stronger in the game to which eventually servers to purpose then this is your game. The customer support is absolutely awful as Square-Enix has truly lowered the bar of what should be expected when you pay a monthly fee for a game. There's constant issues with hackers and people attempting to annoy you by selling in-game currency for real money and little to nothing is being done about it. Also, as a PS3 player you will be discriminated in the game by parties who only allow people with a PC to play with them as there are some major flaws with PS3 compared to PC. Do yourself a favor and don't bother spending the money on this game or the monthly subscription fee for a server that is simply lacking. There's other companies that would appreciate your money and have a quality product. Good luck!
Don't let all the negative talk fool you. Its a brand new mmo out there of course its gonna have glitches and bugs. No one is perfect so give it some time with all the issues. But when I was able to get on it was pretty awesome I cant wait to get on again.
Love it, perfect for final fantasy enthusiasts
Loved this game in beta, ps3, however have not received an early access code from gamestop.com, despite my pre-order. Hoping to get one before the weekend is over.
I did not play 1.0, but I heard the horror stories and it made me very sad. Im an FFXI vet so I was greatly looking forward to playing this game the first time. Flash forward almost three years later to me playing the beta: SPEECHLESS. I am/was so impressed by the game play that not only did I run out and preorder the CE game for ps3 (while they still existed lol), I also gathered together all the Xbox 360 games I didn't play anymore and traded them in for a new ps3. My boyfriend has a ps3 already but there was no way he'd be able to use it once this game launched! So i got my own...and a gorgeous illuminated wireless keyboard so I can play all night without a light on.
I am fully committed, invested, and in love with this game. After playing the mess out of the beta, I'm pretty sure my heart will remain unbroken. :)
Beautiful Scenery and Gameplay
1.0 was terrible. It was a game that was broken from the beginning to the end. But this is not 1.0, this is now a Realm Reborn. I have beta tested this game and it was beautiful, addicting, and the community that has just begun was helpful to players of every level. All the problems I had with 1.0 ,especially the crafting, was fixed. It was definitely the Final Fantasy game I intended to play during 1.0. You will not be disappointed.
This not 1.0
I swear after i heard how bad the original version of this game was i would not be sweet talked into playing FF XIV ARR then i seen that they where giving away free beta keys for ps3 and i actually was late on filling out the app for it so no way i thought i would get it and definitly not as quick as i did been doing the beta for a few weeks now and have to say i'm loving this game i already pre-odered it the beta was so diffrent tyhen what i thought it was going to be and it's smooth like ciroc the graphic are great and the fighting is awsome you actually feel like you have a meaning in the game it did take a little getting use to being a FF XI vet but i have to say they did a great reboot of this game cant wait to see how many years i play this.
This is one MMO that I am seriously looking forward to.
I recently got dragged into the beta via a key and pressure from a best friend to apply for said key.
I do not regret it.
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is an amazing game with good things to come! If you have an enjoyment for Fantasy Games and looking for something new to try, I would highly recommend this game when it comes out on opening day. For me, it's a like breath of fresh air after WoW for so long.
Still deciding if I wanna get the Collector's Edition though...The Security Key, the Soundtrack, and a bunch of other stuff their offering sound super tempting though. I just might consider it.
I'm so invested in this that I'm getting a new tv and a ps3 for this. I generally hate MMOs but this is the one I've been waiting to play for a while. I am a fan but I'm not blind. If you ever get the chance give it a chance.
The best way to explain the quality of this game is by one word. Pristine! The quality of this as a game, not just an MMO is unparalleled. I played the beta on its weekend hotspot I suffered from zero lag as i smoothly grinded down enemies on both the PC and PS3 versions of the game. The PS3 controls were incredibly smooth and so easy to figure-out I needed no control map. Though the game looks much better on a strong PC I still did not notice much lag on a lower end one. If you're considering getting this game consider no longer and get it! I guarantee it will best any other MMO out there! :)
PS3 FFXIV Beta Participant.
Let me start off by saying I don't discriminate against those past and upcoming MMORPG's. To a surprise, I received Beta keys on Friday morning 06/15/13 to play FFXIV, luckily I had the whole weekend off...IT'S THAT GOOD. YOU WILL PLAY DAY & NIGHT. After installation(40minutes) the excitement begins. Graphics are flawless, controls are smooth and Square Enix really did a magnificent job. I have no complaints, I'm counting down for Beta 3/Phase #2, which commences On Friday. I'll gladly take a break from FPS games, mark my words on 08/27/13 I will be on Eorzea. Feel free to join me. Ny1strada