FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Windows® PC and PlayStation®3 that invites you to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world. Form a party and adventure with a multitude of players from across the globe. Forge friendships, mount chocobos, and board airships as you and your companions create your own unique stories in Eorzea. Set out alone or enlist the aid of friends as you undertake epic quests, battle familiar FINAL FANTASY monsters, and acquire unique abilities and equipment. All the classic elements from the series that you have come to know and love are waiting! Embark on the adventure of a lifetime to help reforge the fate of Eorzea!
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29 out of 4367%of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Review 81 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
If you buy it, don't expect to play it
Quite possibly the worst release ever for any MMO made. Actually, second to worst because the first installation of FFXIV v1.0 was probably the worst. With that said a couple of things that make this a 1 out of 10 in terms of MMO and company customer service. 1) Unplayable in peak hours, 2) Server lockouts, 3) Intentional delay for customer service, 4) No PvP, 5) Terrible beta/early access transition phase. Out of all the MMOs that I've played this one takes the cake in proving to be the most incompetent and disappointing. If you are persistent in purchasing this game and take no heed to the warnings listed, at least try and purchase this game 6 months down the line. The hype and rush to playing this game will make you regret it tenfold.
0 of 4 found this review helpful.
Review 82 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Its gonna be good
Ive played most the FF games and was original ffxi release played that forever. Then came the ffxiv and it was meh which was realized and now comes the new one. Ive beta on pc and ps3 the game looks solid all around. Alot better than the first 14. I say give it a go if you dont like it stopplaying. Its really that simple. Like most mmo worth playing the game takes time and learning to play. I hate playimg mmo's like wow and the new ffxi where you can lvl cap your character in a matter of hours. Takes the fun out of the game and the challenge. If I misspelled words its cause this review is being worked on on my phone. I say give it a shot it'll be worth it. Its not your typica FF game. Its like Aladdin once said..."it's a whole new world"
Review 83 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
if you have played all FF online this is for you
Location: madison in 47250
ok so its heard so what thats what makes it fun/grate with out it being heard it wold be lame there for i say thay did a allsome job on this game all the other ones befor this one were to easy!! THIS FF IS FOR HEARD CORE FF/GAMERS #1 real play all the FF online games befor this one!! becas if you play this one and not the others you wont know the story(knowing the story will help you play this game!!! real #2 its a MMORPG so play with others have fun be nice and help thos that need it that way you have more players that will help you back.... (what gos around comes around) as thay say in life that is!!!! real # 3 if you follow this reals you will have fun and you will have lots of players to play with,this game have over 1,000,000 players as of now,more keep comeing so there will allwas be new plays to play with and to lvl up with so dont give up have fun if its to heard thin go online and goggle info, ask in game for help, jist dont give up there is alwas a way to get past a part in any game thank of this game as life if you are stuck in a job you dont like what do you???? most talk to there boss some find a new job,, no one stops working and never works agin there for i say this hase miny grate points to it!!!!!!!! i give it a 100/100 for the way its made and the thanking that was put in to it!!!
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1) This game is NOT from any other Final Fantasy that I have ever played, so the story isn't going to matter. It's not even relevant to XI other than the races.
2) Just because it's an MMORPG Final Fantasy does not mean it's for "heard core" players. I actually barely touched 11 and I'm rather enjoying this game on PC. It's very casual, and relaxed.
3) It took me a while to figure out the quests so I will agree with you that it's frustrating. But honestly, if you read all the dialog, and the quests more than once you're pretty much going to figure out where you're going to need to go.
4) Awesome sound track, I loved the cut-scenes that my character is even involved in and makes noises in. (No pun)
I think this is an awesome game for MMO'ers that are used to Final Fantasy XI, as far as new players.. Well you're going to want to start with your friends. I hope this comes out fairly soon on PS3, I'd love to play with the girlfriend fairly soon. Both our copies pre-ordered and all.
Review 84 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Location: Paris, KY
I've played every single Final Fantasy game since the first one was released on the SNES (not the PS1, mind you) up until they started releasing the online versions. Even though I haven't played any of the online ones, I feel as though they have lost their wonderful ability to captivate the player through its great plot. The turn based game play is a bit of a hassle in some respects, but when they started using the turn based system that was very similar to Kingdom Hearts, it began to signal a transition in the franchise that I didn't like. Why, may I ask, can't Square Enix continue with the tradition that has brought them so much success?
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Not a big deal, just lettin' ya know that the first Final Fantasy was on the NES not the SNES. ;)
Review 85 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
this is not 2010
After playing the open beta for three days and only getting lvl 10 I had the feeling I'd barely gotten started. I did not play the lousy 2010 version but this freshly coded one seems like it will be fun. I'm not sure about all the easy handholding quests I played at the start but it seems more like an intro to the game and hand you some minor stuff to get going with. Not everything was in the game that will be in retail including a few of the jobs although I did see hints of them.
There's alot about the game that I didn't see or probably even know about and I couldn't figure out the new market system and was missing the simple auction house feature of FFXI...then again it's rookie stuff! Try this out for yourself ^^
i played this for PC, with my wife and my best friend for about 3 months. hoping and praying it would get better. i cannot say it got any better, in fact the last time i played it about 2 months ago i could NOT even get past the tutorial quest with how much they BUTCHERED it . just keep in mind this is an MMORPG not an RPG. its been out for a year and its awful. i was an avid fan of FF but this was their last chance. never again
2 of 5 found this review helpful.
Review 87 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA
This game is perfect for: casual gamers
Forget the fact they are swamped right now on the servers, that will be fixed within the next few weeks or sooner. That is part of the course for MMOs. What surprises me is the fact that Square Enix came back from their attempt in 2010 and completed redeemed themselves when any other company would have dropped the game and moved on. All their hard work has payed off and I am definitely enjoying myself with what I have been able to play. Once they increase server capacity everything will be great in my eyes. If you played 1.0 or not, you should do yourself a favor and try this game until at least level 15 before you make an opinion on this game, it's well worth the cost as I have it for both PC and PS3. Love it!
Review 88 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Views from a Beta Tester
So this past weekend was probably the last beta test before the final release. Luckily my friend, my wife, and I had the chance to beta test the product. Is it the end all of MMORPG's? No. But it is fun, with beautiful scenery, a nice variety of monsters and such to battle, Huge expansive cities to get lost in, and a decent battle system. There are some parts that could be improved on, and I am sure will be addressed as time goes by, but for the most part, its a decent game to play. There is a good amount of customization with the characters, and spells look great when cast. I would try it out if you love the franchise as there is lots of recognizable aspects that make it a typical final fantasy game.I plan to.
Review 89 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Big fan of the FF series and im so getting this. Monthly fee doesn't bother me none what is it $15 dollars a month? That's like nothing especially for a beast game like FF. I just wanna know if there will be a limited edition for this bad boy on the ps3 like there is with pc???
3 of 8 found this review helpful.
Review 90 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Lol @ fanboys
Who cares if microsoft has a few Final Fantasy titles. What matters most is the fact that the game can still be played like any other video game. I have all 3 systems and they all have strengths and weaknesses as well as a few exclusive titles. If any of these companies has you fighting over them, then they have control over you. Lets defer to another subject on paying to play games. World of Warcraft has millions of people playing and they all have to pay a fee to play as well. If you think that people wont pay to play a game, it seems you may have been mistaken. In regards to FF14 it all depends on the quality of the game and how much they wish to charge players to play for a certain amount of time.
Review 91 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Back To The Final Fantasy Feeling
Location: Baltimore, MD
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
After the disppointing release of XIV last year, A Realm Reborn is definitely a breath of fresh air. The game has been redesigned from the ground up, and is no where near what it used to be. The story line immediately drew me in from the begining, it's wonderful to see them tying together the story from the original release into this new version. The music and gameplay is full of that Final Fantasy feeling, I found myself with moments of nostalgia when I rode my first chocobo and listened to that all familiar theme. The gameplay is fun and engaging and familiar to anyone who has played WoW or other similar MMOs; but at the same time has a specific Final Fantasy flavor all its own.Some of the dungeon boss encounters are quite creative. The party Limit Breaks are full of those over the top attacks and animations that bring me back to my days of Final Fantasy VII. There is plenty to do with numerous classes to level (both combat and crafting related), dungeons to run, achievements to obtain and monsters to hunt. In my eyes Square has redeemed themselves from their orginial release and I can see myself playing this game for a long time. I highly recommend people to pick up and try this, I promise if you're a fan of the Final Fantasy series you will find something to draw you in.
I haven't played an MMO on console since Phantasy Star Universe Online, (which I found to be quite entertaining, despite others opinions) So this being an amazing upgrade I hope would be refreshing. I never really got to getting a nice computer to run other MMO's, so one on console will be good enough. I bought a ps3, this being a huge factor in that choice. With the summer release being announced a week ago, this should be coming in the next month or two.
1 of 2 found this review helpful.
Review 93 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Will have you Hooked
Location: Louisiana, LA
The game has been totally remastered, so the game is made into a whole new adventure with new features as well. This game will be online, and will have a fee of $12.99 which can also be purchased from Gamestop, or any other place you go to shop for games. The game will continue to provide new features for you and all the players around the world with the monthly fee they are charging. In this game you will be able to also be able to play with PC users, and PC users will be able to play online with you as well which is also amazing in itself. Personally, I will be preording this game this Saturday after buying my new ps3 slim. I look forward to this game, and hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Final fantasy has blown since square soft went with Enix
4 of 11 found this review helpful.
Review 96 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
I CANT WAIT
Location: post falls, ID
I have played every final fantasy game, since the first one on psone to FF XIII. but i didnt like the game play of XIII. hope they fixed it on this one...also when is the release date for ps3???
3 of 8 found this review helpful.
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They did make it for PS1 as well, later on.
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Obviously not EVERY FF game
You realized the first FF was for the NES. Just sayin'
Review 97 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Yes there is payment!
Just like the last Final Fantasy XI online you have to pay. Just like WoW, Warhammer, Aion, EQ, Age of Conan and all of the other MMORPGs out there. The fee weeds out alot of the children and insures employee's will be present to work exclusivly on the MMO, creating new content, patching ect... Look how well Warhammer and Age of Conan did after people stoped buying subscriptions, fell straight off the grid, gotta have monthly payments!
1 of 2 found this review helpful.
Review 98 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
We still dont know if its free or not.
We still dont know if FFIV is going to be pay to play or just free because its only for the ps3 and for the PC so i belive that the PC version of the game is going to be pay to play and the PS3 version of the game is going to be free since PSN is free and i dont think that square enix wants to loose money because people dont buy the game becuase i doubt that people on ps3 will pay to play for this game of curse ther is always the one that has extra money and all but understand that most people dont have that much money ethier way i guess we will have to wait untill it realeses or untill there is more information out btw the graphics are amazing i really cant wait to play this game
Review 99 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Gave them time
Location: South Carolina, SC
I know how bad it was but i am will to gave them a chances. i did not play it when it drop because of them damned requirements. i think they had a deal with the hardware companys or something. but i will gave them a chances maybe after a mouth or 2 after the drop date for the ps3
2 of 5 found this review helpful.
Review 100 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
This is BS
If I am paying for the game upfront then there shouldn't be a subscription fee to play online. I mean this is the PS3 not the Xbox why charge for a free function. What exactly is that subscription cost going towards? Server maintenenace? This is just pure greed! There is no other game on the PS3 that charges for online, and there should not be such a thing. I have been looking forward to this game for over a year now and am greatly dissapointed that they are charging a subscription fee. If I buy a game it's not free to play to begin with at all. Why should we have to pay for a minimal service just because the developers are to lazy to ensure a stable online enviroment.