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  • Summary: Take part in an ever-changing FINAL FANTASY as you adventure and explore with friends from around the world. Experience all the hallmarks of the franchise - airships, chocobos, moogles, and more.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. May 2, 2014
    95
    A Realm Reborn is one of the biggest reversals in fortune we've seen for a game in many, many years. A must for MMO and Final Fantasy fans alike.
  2. Apr 29, 2014
    90
    PS4 power and updates have made a great game, even better.
  3. Jun 19, 2014
    90
    By adhering to the cookie-cutter conformity of MMO tropes, A Realm Reborn doesn’t attempt anything wholly new but shines in its familiarity.
  4. Apr 22, 2014
    85
    A Realm Reborn is a well crafted theme park with a healthy variety of activities for the players, but those who strive to participate in the End Game shall see a lot of grinding ahead of their path.
  5. May 19, 2014
    85
    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PS4 version, has got a higher gear, takes advantage of the hardware in an intelligent way, it marks a milestone in the MMO genre and in the history of Square Enix. This is the best MMO available on a console.
  6. Apr 14, 2014
    83
    Even on PS4 A Realm Reborn is a great game, with the upgrade to Full HD which is especially useful for a better HUD management. The DualShock 4 is comfy enough, and the touchpad helps to navigate better the interface. The game's major issue remains the excessive lag (but it's still better than on PS3).
  7. Apr 19, 2014
    70
    As it stands now, A Realm Reborn vastly improves on its predecessor and delivers a wonderful fantasy world to spend countless hours in. It has its fair share of flaws, especially in regard to the quest structure, but I imagine fans of the genre will enjoy their time with the game regardless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 68
  2. Negative: 15 out of 68
  1. Mar 13, 2017
    10
    Final Fantasy 14 is a really beautiful game. Yoshi-P and his team did an amazing job at reviving the game, across the board it is by far theFinal Fantasy 14 is a really beautiful game. Yoshi-P and his team did an amazing job at reviving the game, across the board it is by far the best mmo out on the market with an amazing online community. Dull start at first, but stick it out and you're in for an amazing experience. Well worth the subscription.

    Story 10/10
    Graphics 10/10
    Combat 10/10
    Endgame 10/10
    Music 10/10
    replay ability 10/10
    open world 10/10
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  2. Feb 6, 2016
    10
    Im going to keep this short and simple.FF 14 A Realm Reborn is by far the best console experience on the markt today.Dont be scared away byIm going to keep this short and simple.FF 14 A Realm Reborn is by far the best console experience on the markt today.Dont be scared away by the negative reviews which all mention lag or bad customer service do to there bieng no North American server.All these issues and many more have been addressed and improved upon vastly since the games launch.Nothing but a beyond stellar and expectation shattering game remains! Expand
  3. Apr 14, 2014
    10
    Best MMO on consoles/PC with cross-platform play between both. Also the best Final Fantasy game to come out in years. This is a must buy forBest MMO on consoles/PC with cross-platform play between both. Also the best Final Fantasy game to come out in years. This is a must buy for fans of classic Final Fantasy games and MMOs alike. Expand
  4. Apr 14, 2014
    8
    Excellent game, but I took off 2 points for the overpriced monthly subscription price.

    I don't mind games with a monthly fee (esp mmo's),
    Excellent game, but I took off 2 points for the overpriced monthly subscription price.

    I don't mind games with a monthly fee (esp mmo's), but if we're already paying $40 for the game, there is no reason to charge an additional $15 per month. $5 would of been fine, and you probably would of gotten more people to buy it.
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  5. Oct 1, 2014
    7
    An average MMORPG experience that will satisfy most fans of the Final Fastasy Series. Great for anyone looking to explore a new world, orAn average MMORPG experience that will satisfy most fans of the Final Fastasy Series. Great for anyone looking to explore a new world, or perhaps indulge in a combat system that differs from most other MMO's on the market today. The main story quest's has it's ups and downs. I felt as if certain phases of the story were dragged on too long. Worth a try. Expand
  6. Apr 21, 2014
    6
    This game isn´t bad. But it´s not great either.

    The world is limited, not that the world is linear, but there is simply too many invisble
    This game isn´t bad. But it´s not great either.

    The world is limited, not that the world is linear, but there is simply too many invisble walls.

    The whole crafting system is nice, but ultimately pointless, as they require a big effort to level up, but the gear you find in dungeons are better.

    The story dungeons is the most retarded thing. Who thought it would be a good idea, to FORCEFULLY make people group up to complete the story? Not that I don´t like grouping, but I spent 2 hours trying to find a group with the in-built dungeon finder.

    The quests are incredible boring, and I simply gave up at level 34.

    Combat is boring, guild wars 2, Elder scrolls online, and many other MMO´s have much better combat. And while the game certainly tries to make it better, by you having to dodge skillshouts, it ultimately falls flat.

    Only some of the cutscenes have voiceover, making the rest feel lazy and imcomplete
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  7. Jul 29, 2015
    0
    I got the demo a few weeks and STILL can't connect to servers, or download the new patches. I'm just glad I didn't pay 20 bucks for this heapI got the demo a few weeks and STILL can't connect to servers, or download the new patches. I'm just glad I didn't pay 20 bucks for this heap of garbage. Expand

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