FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Good At First
Well I do actually enjoy the game, as a long time F2P player, the polish and huge variety of things to do is really nice. That being said I probably will not subscribe for this game any longer after my time runs out, the reason being is because of Square Enix's terrible customer service, bot's are a huge problem in this game, I have a tolerance for bot's to an extent, I've played MMO's for 6 years, but the bots in this game are just terrible, there are spam bot's that advertise and try to add you as a friend every 5 minutes and if you blacklist the bot's, they just change their name and bother you endlessly, every corner you turn there is a farming bot, that just ruins the games economy and ruins the experience for me, I have reported numerous amounts of bot's to square through the game and through STF (Special Task Force), yet nothing is ever done to them, so until square figures out a way to alleviate most of the bot problems, I would recommend sticking with F2P or another subscription base that does't have such obtrusive bot's
PC to PS4 Transition
I've been playing this game on PC for a while and recently checked out the PS4 version. The only downfall of the transition is you need to buy both versions (PC and PS4) and register it to your SE account. Graphics wise, I think the PS4 is pretty stunning. I play high graphics PC version, and the PS4 is pretty amazing in comparison. When it comes to controls, I'm more used to the keyboard and mouse, but grinding works out a lot better on the PS4, and even raiding isn't too bad. I personally think SE did an amazing job with this, simply because the transition from computer to console or vice versa is simple and easy. I like the idea that I can play on either or, and my character files are still there. The only downfall is that between comp and console, it doesn't save your builds/gearsets. But it's a small price to pay for the flexibility that cross-servers offers. I have yet to check out the remote play, but it's on my to-do list!
Don't listen to negative reviewers.
Most people say negative things about this but they haven't played the re-made version. I have read reviews for this but everyone talks about the original from 2010. This is NOT the 2010 version. I have played the Beta and actually didn't like it at first because the controls were confusing, however, once I started to get the hang of it it was a really good game and that was just the Beta! Great story, massive open-world, excellent customization and graphics. MMO, FF and Open-world game lovers will have alot of fun with this.
After the initial release was an EPIC fail it's good to see that ARR has recieved so much love and attention from the devs, the game doesn't innovate sure, but what it does do, is 100% perfect the current mmorpg formula! People looking for the next big innovation might be bored with FF after playing games like EverQuest and WoW for the past decade or longer but it shouldn't stop most mmo enthusiasts from having a great time! The graphics are outstanding, the gameplay is tight with perfect controls! (THE BEST i've seen for an mmo on a console) you can easily and very quickly change spell loadouts and have access to dozens of spells, it's not as fast as PC but it does save on UI clutter! One of the very best things about FFXIV is the fact that it feels like a normal FF game, not just another mmo, it has a story and a very deep one at that, and it's constantly expanding via updates. Speaking of updates, they are vast and RICH with content! Almost every patch so far has been just as good as an expansion that people normally have to pay extra for! There is nothing bad that i can say about FFXIV! I'm not a fanboy, i just know a good mmorpg when i see one!
Join the Beta like Now!!!!!!
Get the beta right now it ends like march 2 This is great like the ps3 version with minor changes and also it takes a great use of touch pad. so you can accurately target enemy on the battle field. But one thing I do dislike is that you MUST do all quests to even though some the main quest or at least how it feels. So an other is that using the lock on button it just hates to lock on to things in front of you. And the map is so big why not have unlimited sprint and also we wish to free ride the chocobo. And i'd wish it had more armor like body armor instead of leggings and sandals. But that also comes with the good. the new touch pad helps eliminates the crazy lock on scheme and the quest all do fall into place. Also the weapons are awesome and the people that help you fight during the quest are nice and cool but they don't cast enough healing spells. but I do think the magic Is somewhat more over power than combat and the auto attack is $#!7. And that about sums it up I thinks it need some improvements but it will bring in new problems.
Amazing Game but not going to buy it...
I have been playing the Beta version and I love this game! The controls and commands take some getting used to but you catch on rather quickly. The graphics, storyline, and character creation are amazing. The problem? I am not going to pay $40 to buy the game and then pay $14 a month. I know this is the norm for online play but just not for me.
Nine months into the game...
I've become bored… I've had non stop play. The game is beautiful and immense if you are new to Online gaming which I was. You get lost in it and it's fun. The story you can finish in a week if you skip all the silly side quests catching up is no problem whatsoever but having to deal with the social world of the server you choose can make or break your online gaming experience then there's the non-stop grinding without any notification of progress on "Relic weapons." Play the game long enough you will become bored of the old and wish the new would come sooner. 1.) People are unwilling to give others the chance to even learn or they expect all players to be elitists like them. Do one simple thing wrong and you can get banned/expelled from duties, raids, or any other game content that involves cooperation from other players from your server resulting to you using DUTY FINDER which isn't the best option. Also if people report you for anything you risk being banned from FFXIV which I don't believe has happened at all. Square enix loves their players and will not dismiss any income because players cannot get a long, but yes, there can be a lot of drama! Be warned. 2.) The game allows you to upgrade your relic: Zenith, Atma, Animus, Novus, Nexus which become very tedious and life consuming! (THESE TAKE WAY TOO LONG) and not to mention the hour and a half long wait for fates that are required by these weapons and the dungeons take a half hour to complete and raids take an hour to complete. Logging on you have the choice of completing story quests or side quests (if you have any left) otherwise you grind for soldiery and myth tomes or even hunt for gear that everyone already has, nothing sets you apart from other in the game and nothing changes fast enough in Final Fantasy XIV a World Reborn unless you are new and are starting from scratch then there is SO MUCH TO DO! Just remember to spend time with your family and to take care of yourself. After nine long months into the game I have eight Characters a Free Company of my own consisting of my alternate characters, a house, money, and it's nice but…. Where do I go from here? I have it all. Then on top of all of this there are the spammers who try to get you to buy game money with real money by sending you a link so they can scam you. These people send tells daily! You can change your status to BUSY which means no one can send you a tell which can be bothersome especially if you have friends trying to contact you and all the Maintenances this game has is ridiculous emergency or not they have way too many. It's your time you paid for they are wasting for mistakes Final Fantasy XIV has made. You can pay for 30,60, 90, or 180 days which is nice no monthly fee and you get rewards from the number of days you are subscribed to the game. :O
Played and Enjoyed and will enjoy for a long time.
awesome game exactly what I thought I was getting my self into. there is nothing better than getting into a game like Final Fantasy XIV Reborn and understanding the game. just what I wanted it to be and I believe I speak for most of us. Love it.
Finally, a great MMO on console
I played FF XIV on PC, PS3, and PS4. PS4 is the ONLY way to experience this great game. The PS3 runs at low resolution and the UI takes up too much real estate, or becomes unreadable if you re-size it. PS3 has frame rate issues, 'pop-ins' due to a low range of visibility, and long load times. On PC, the controls are just awkward -- this was clearly designed for console. PS4 is beefy enough to run this game beautifully, and it's a great game, at least from level 1 until you reach the level cap. Whether or not the 'gear treadmill' appeals to you will determine how long you'll want to subscribe, but I recommend trying one month if you are a fan of either Final Fantasy or MMOs. Note: This is not for those who mostly enjoy PvP, those players will want to wait for the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online. Having played the PC version of ESO, I can say FF XIV is far better to me personally.
A MMO worth Buying
When FF14 was announced I had my doubts. You are taking a franchised, that I have found to be struggling trying something completely out of the box. MMOs always struck me as being somewhat cheap, and unentertaining. I decided to give FF14 a try, and I have to say that the world that they create stimulates the players imagination. Depending on the class you pick, decides the starting area, and as you play you will interact with other players. This aspect makes it worth the money. I can honestly say that the most fun part of this game is running around with a group of friends, and leveling up together. They did a great job making a CPU game compatible with the PS4, and I never thought the touch screen would make such a good mouse. I will say this, "THE SIGN UP CAN BE FRUSTRATING! GETTING USE TO THE SET UP CAN ALSO BE SLIGHTLY STRESSFUL, BUT BE PATIENT!!!