Oct 9, 2013There's a lot to like about Final Fantasy 14, but it really is reliant on your ability to overcome a lot of the issues the MMO has had for years. Final Fantasy fans will need to know what they're getting into, but once they do there's a thoroughly engrossing game to absorb yourself in.
Playstation Official Magazine AustraliaOct 7, 2013It’s still far from perfect – main menu freezes abound and the EU and NA servers will frequently fail to even show up, so you’ll probs find yourself on a JP one – but when it works, it really works. Finally. [November 2013, p84]
games(TM)Oct 23, 2013As its own beast though, it's simply okay. [Issue#140, p.98]
Sep 18, 2013Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is an excellent game, but it's a bit too much for the aging PS3 to handle at times. While it's impressive that Square Enix managed to get the title to run on the ancient hardware at all, it's difficult to justify the monthly fee if you plan to play solely on Sony's console.
Awards & Rankings
Mixed or average reviews- based on 330 Ratings
Aug 27, 2013A marvelous game. As someone new to MMOs, I expected to be overwhelmed by features and interface elements. Thankfully the tutorial was helpfulA marvelous game. As someone new to MMOs, I expected to be overwhelmed by features and interface elements. Thankfully the tutorial was helpful and clear; I felt comfortable using the different features.
Gameplay is not difficult but battles are enjoyable. Monster models, true to the series, offer entertaining art styles and names.
Graphics are superb. This is simply an astoundingly beautiful game. I find myself stopping regularly to take screenshots of the landscape.
The crafting system is intuitive and fun yet deep and useful. It's certainly more involved and richer than in any console RPG that I've played. You have so many opportunities to craft what you want and to approach it from so many different classes.
The user interface can be a bit clunky at times, but it offers a good amount of information through various menus.
I'm incredibly satisfied with the game and have enjoyed my time in Eorzea. I hope you will take a spin too.… Full Review »
Aug 28, 2013One of the best MMOs out there.
The Good: Story. Lore. Class/Job system. Music. Battle System. Basically overall gameplay. Design.One of the best MMOs out there.
Basically overall gameplay.
Map.… Full Review »
Aug 27, 2013This is my first time playing an MMORPG and i really do think it was the perfect game to start with. the lighting and the over all gameplayThis is my first time playing an MMORPG and i really do think it was the perfect game to start with. the lighting and the over all gameplay are miles ahead of the original XIV.… Full Review »