FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
Rating 7 based on:
Gameplay- plenty to do, easy enough controls.
Graphics- about avg. for an online game better then the ps3 and runs smoother but not so much that its going slow things down for weak internet.
Sound- beautiful everywhere you go in the game. sure some songs you will like more then others but the quality is excellent. sounds effects included
Lasting Appeal- just hasn't been what I wanted from a final fantasy game been playing 3months total game time. got a couple maxed out guys. that's besides the point. point is im just not feeling this everyday. the way the battle systems are running dungeons and relying on others to get anywhere isnt' my forte'. kinda wish it was like final fantasy (old school 10- 1 ) lil more less team and more on your own.... this is definitely for the hardcore gamers. but most people will like it regardless.
Well what can i say this game is so fun and addctive.I don't get to play much but when i do i love it,Go out and buy this game.
FFXIV has to be one of my favorite games of all time. There's literally little to nothing wrong with this game at all. Only problems I have are sometimes the other players tend to take things way too seriously. After all it is a game and millions of people are playing. The other thing is having to buy a new game for every system I have. Wish they would just give me a code and restart things instead of having to buy a new game. I love the interaction with others and the environment. Everything I would expect from a game. Very happy! :D