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Generally favorable reviews- based on 334 Ratings

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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.
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: 38 out of 56
  2. Negative: 13 out of 56
  1. Sep 9, 2014
    10
    This game is literally the most fun I've ever had with an MMO. I love being able to play this on the PS4, it just works so well. This game isThis game is literally the most fun I've ever had with an MMO. I love being able to play this on the PS4, it just works so well. This game is well worth the subscription fee, and I highly recommend it. Expand
  2. Aug 27, 2014
    10
    It is currently the best MMO for the console market right now. I have been playing the game for about a year now on PS4 and, it has beenIt is currently the best MMO for the console market right now. I have been playing the game for about a year now on PS4 and, it has been definitely worth the subscription. If you are tired of an outdated WOW, this is the best MMO on the market. Gameplay, graphics, and content are amazing. The story is a little lackluster, but who plays MMOs for the story? 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 15, 2014
    8
    First of the PS4 controller works great with this game you can tell the dev team devoted alot of time getting the controls right, next finalFirst of the PS4 controller works great with this game you can tell the dev team devoted alot of time getting the controls right, next final fantasy 11 is one of my favourite mmo's of all time, FFXIV has topped it by a great margin, Eorzea is a magnificent immersive world with wonderful music that captures the final fantasy trademark, I spent endless hours in the beta and am glad to say I will be spending many many more in the full game, one fault I wish they would of considered though they could have had more npc's with voice acting. Expand
  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 28, 2014
    6
    @Zuldo
    That mentioned that your Beta characters wouldn't transfer if you played Beta #1....
    (If you played Beta #2 they should have, but
    @Zuldo
    That mentioned that your Beta characters wouldn't transfer if you played Beta #1....
    (If you played Beta #2 they should have, but honestly why would you want to play an already leveled character? I think that's boring.. especially since your paying monthly)

    Now to my review....

    For the price of the game and the monthly fee I was very strict going into this one so....

    Good:
    - Graphics are amazing, PS3 and PS4 versions do not compare graphically or framerate wise.
    - A lot of stuff to do
    - A lot of class choices

    Bad:
    - Like I said in good "A lot of stuff to do", for someone like me that can also be bad if I'm trying to do too much at once lol.. I can't multitask :X
    - Doesn't feel too interactive with other users really.... Everyone just walks by you without a hello or gesture... Seems kinda like a SP game just full of more functional npcs lol (No I don't expect this all the time but it just makes the game seem not like an MMO.. WoW was more "chatty" per say..)
    - Doesn't seem worth the $15 a month, thankfully I got a free month free. Deciding if I want to do a month or two but than this game will probably sit on the shelf unplayable collecting dust...
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  7. Mar 17, 2015
    0
    The game is actually pretty decent. It is just unfortunately marred by one of the absolute worst customer service teams in the industry. HopeThe game is actually pretty decent. It is just unfortunately marred by one of the absolute worst customer service teams in the industry. Hope and pray that you never have anything go wrong or have any issues with your account. The western release has basically been deemed a cash whale with almost zero support and with the recent move towards cash shops and ridiculously priced expansions on top of a sub model it is going south fast. Expand

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