FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
This game is one of my favorites i faithfully play it on pc. Yes SE pushed the release date back for the ps3 version because the pc version did not live up to theirs and our standards. So you can consider the pc version a very big beta (free to play at the moment cant beat that) I see when the ps3 version releases they will add new classes to entice the ps3 players because us pc users are level capped and have a lot of jobs capped. This is by far one of the best looking mmo-rpg ever. No other mmo has graphics like FFXIV. The crafting system is great and i feel its one of the best in any mmo of course could use a little tweaking but SE has been doing a lot of patches. They just recently added side quests. And to the previous review/comment that this game looks to have no story quest you are wrong they have a story arch to follow which involves the empire. Also there are class quests which act like a mini story arch.
Not a first day buy, unless...
It definately has great qualities, the battle system finaly features FF11 battle type system while keeping up with the new FF14 UI
You can do Behest witch is every 30 minutes at any crystal you earn EXP and GIL - loads and loads of gil the higher the crystal location level cap.
The 3 cities finaly have some factions and they give away great rewards for quests.
The graphics are of top quality. Expansive fields and forests. Vast areas set to get you in the game and partying like its 2005 Final Fantasy XI style!
I recommend that you get the PS3 version when it comes out so that you would experience no lag and play in 720P HD!!
IS THERE A LIMITED ADDITION?
Like any good gamer i always get the limited addition but is there gonna be one for the ps3? Originally i heard the game was gonna be for PC and then i checked again and saw ps3?? i was like Wat the?!? I GOT TO GET IT! War craft on my comp and a best MMORPG like FF for my ps3 oh yeah.....but i want to play it 8 days before the rest of everyone will play it unless there not gonna do it for the ps3. I don't care really as long as i get to play it.....but if there's a limited edition copy out there for ps3 i wants it!
I recommend this game to all MMORPG players. It awesome! Graphics: Awesome, Gameplay: awesome! Try it out, you'll love it!
New Picture plz!!
GameStop take that old picture down plz. People not gonna buy or reserve Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn, because you have wrong picture up.
Final Fantasy XIV | 2.0 Updates
Look i'm not going to sugarcoat this preview buzz. Final Fantasy XIV released on "PC" almost two years ago was a complete failure not only as a Final Fantasy, but also as a game. It barely met the requirements to even be called a game. Now most people who decide to look up this game will most likely get reviews from 2010. It will have almost the exact same synopsis as described above. They will flee in terror at the sight of a reviewers opinion. Ah, but that version has long been dead. With recent updates it's already a completely different title then it was at it's initial release. It's not only playable, but an extremely fun MMORPG in it's current state. Oh, but that's not it. PS3 will feature the 2.0 update to final fantasy out of the box which will include way more features then it already has including PvP, RvR, player housing, etc. If it's like FFXI it will continue to be played even after the world itself has forgotten about it. So don't trust reviews from 2010 because that phase has been dead for to long now. Yoshi P is dedicated to bringing us an enjoyable Final Fantasy MMORPG and won't stop working until we're satisfied. So give it a chance and enjoy the work he's putting into it for our sake.
Enough with the cry-baby reviews!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have read up a lot on this game as well as watched tons of gameplay videos. I haven't played it myself yet but I plan to once it comes out on PS3. A big thing that's getting me mad is the reviews I'm reading. It's not even out yet for PS3 and people giving it bad reviews. It's one thing if you don't like the game, but don't give it a 1 out of 10 because of some stupid, cry-baby reason. First off, I want to say that any good MMORPG you will have to pay for. All free MMOs are lacking greatly in many areas and tend to be more for casual gamers. Next, stop complaining that it's not on Xbox360. Giving games bad reviews just becuase its not on the system you own or want it on just makes you a cry-baby and no one wants to hear it. Finally, even if the game isn't worth a 10 out of 10 yet, it will have updates and expansion packs to improve on the game. Just like many others have pointed out, you will grow along side the game. Anyone who has played FFXI like me, you should know how it works. So to sum it all up, give the game some time to improve and stop complaining about the same old dumb stuff becuase no one wants to hear it anymore.
It's good but...
Well for all of you that were ecstatic to get this game and haven't already- I would definitely say WAIT. Indeed the game itself is stunningly beautiful and you can't help but be in awe how visual stimulating little details are. Having already purchased the collector's edition myself and playing for the last month since release, i have to say it's EXTREMELY buggy and limited. That's being very vague, i know, but the whole interface of the game just feels VERY unfinished. NOW ON THE PLUS SIDE there is MUCH promise for improvement: Square Enix constantly promising to fix bugs and improve gameflow periodically and they have begun so already. This game has A LOT of potential and i have no doubt that it'll reach it completely in less than a few months... around mid December after their second HUGE patch is released that aims to fix many issues. Im my honest opinion- the game will be golden the time the ps3 version in March 2011 and im really excited that many more people will take the second chance of a second platform launch to join in on this game's community. It's going to be great :D
This game will most definitely give the player a taste of Square Enix's greatest work yet. The same races return as well, which gives the players of Final Fantasy XI a very warm feeling of deja vu. Yet giving different distinctions and types to these races provides even more diversity. A much more active movement system also awaits, not to mention the complete lacking of alot of the average load times or the "Now Loading" screen that XI had with zones, which proves that SE has quite a few powerful servers, even if it is still in the works right now prior to release. As some of these posts have said already, the pay to play (P2P) option does seem crazy at first glance, but in all honesty I would rather pay 13 dollars a month than the amount spend in cash shops for these supposed "Free Games". P2P is by far more balanced in my opinion, which gives much more curiousity to what the developers have in store for this gem. =)
A Realm Reborn
Product name probably should be changed to "Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn" or "A Realm Reborn - Final Fantasy XIV". Seems like every in-store associate I mention this game to is still thinking of the original version of the game which doesn't even have servers up anymore and they don't even seem to know it's been overhauled from the ground up and releasing this year.
It already looks like a huge improvement over the original version of the game. Brand new development team and producer, they even patched up the old version to a semi-playable state before they took the servers down for good to make way for A Realm Reborn.