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  • Summary: Endwalker is the fourth expansion pack for FINAL FANTASY XIV Online. Experience the climax of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark story, and encounter an even greater calamity than ever before as you travel to the far reaches of Hydaelyn and even to the moon.

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  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jan 14, 2022
    100
    Endwalker is not the end, but it is very definitely an end. In the game, it is the end of the tale of Hydaelyn and Zodiark, the Ascians, and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn who rose to challenge them. In our universe, it is the end of the second era of Final Fantasy XIV, a midnight that transitions into a bright and new day for the players and developers, in which anything could happen. But for now, the clock is still striking twelve, and I’m absolutely thrilled to see what will happen at 12:01.
  2. Dec 22, 2021
    100
    Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker caps off a lengthy story arc in the best way possible. The main quest has tons of unexpected twists and turns with satisfying payoff for fans both new and old. Sage and Reaper are a ton of fun to play and the new dungeons and trials will put your skills to the test. If you’re not already playing, you should be.
  3. Feb 9, 2022
    95
    FFXIV is currently the best MMORPG available. The main reason is because it’s RPG first, MMO second. The story isn’t just an afterthought, but an integral part of the experience, and everything else revolves around the tale of the Warrior of Light. It’s logical, well-planned, and presented with great, voiced (or not) cut-scenes.
  4. Dec 15, 2021
    90
    An expansion that's better than it has any right to be, Endwalker succeeds at wrapping up a decade-long story arc providing a satisfying send-off for players.
  5. Jan 19, 2022
    90
    Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is a fantastic expansion that pays homage to the series' legacy and is a beautiful send-off to a ten-year-long story arc. The plot me had engaged throughout its entirety, the characters are memorable, and the new dungeons and Trials are satisfying to conquer. While some Job changes could be improved with future patches, many of them are welcome additions to the game.
  6. Dec 21, 2021
    90
    Final Fantasy XIV's Endwalker expansion brings its longest story arc to a satisfying close and cements its place as one of the best Final Fantasy stories ever told.
  7. Dec 21, 2021
    80
    For all that Endwalker suffers from pacing issues and the sheer amount of plot lines it lobs at us, an earnestness carries the entire story. Endwalker is jubilant in its sincerity, and tender in the way it treats life and death, mankinds' inevitable failing and flaws. It doesn't shy away from grand proclamations that would come across as cheesy if it was any other game, with any other cast of characters. But because it's FFXIV and because the Scions are people who accompanied us through Ala Mhigo's revolution, averting the apocalypse on the First, and much more, Endwalker's loud and bold demands for hope, light, and love fall more on the endearing side rather than hamfisted sentimentality. Endwalker is a fitting, emotional conclusion to a years-long journey for us adventurers, and I can't wait to see what's next.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 516
  1. Dec 12, 2021
    10
    As a long time WoW player whom had attempted to get into FFXIV since ARR patch 2.1 multiple times, shadowbringers finally hooked me in July,As a long time WoW player whom had attempted to get into FFXIV since ARR patch 2.1 multiple times, shadowbringers finally hooked me in July, never did I think a story could continue top itself over and over again.
    From the Start of Endwalker to the end the music, the environments, the story was so well done I am still left in awe after finishing it 5 days before this review, it is now just sinking in how grand the story was, It lived up to the height and beyond, Endwalker shattered my mind on just how good a story could be.
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  2. Dec 11, 2021
    10
    I've played since the original beta and it is the Best game I've ever played in my life and it just keeps getting better. The team behind thisI've played since the original beta and it is the Best game I've ever played in my life and it just keeps getting better. The team behind this game are passionate and show no signs of slowing down. It truly is a labour of love. Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2021
    10
    The best expansion in a mmo with shadowbringers, I can not lower points for people who can not login is something that is solved with theThe best expansion in a mmo with shadowbringers, I can not lower points for people who can not login is something that is solved with the passing of days Expand
  4. Dec 15, 2021
    10
    Shadowbringers expansion was a gaming masterpiece.
    Endwalker is even better.
    Dev team have added new mechanics, refined some old ones. You
    Shadowbringers expansion was a gaming masterpiece.
    Endwalker is even better.
    Dev team have added new mechanics, refined some old ones. You can see that they pay close attention to community feedback in all forms, including jokes and memes. They know exactly who you love and why you love them.
    Generally Endwalker gives you a huge payoff for nearly 10 years (yes, 10, cause it references some points from 1.0) of existing content.
    It might be hard to score it as a separate game, but whole saga has one of the best stories in video games I've played.
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  5. Dec 11, 2021
    10
    While the expansion starts slowly, it quickly builds up to shocking events that keeps you hooked.
    The music is incredible, the visuals
    While the expansion starts slowly, it quickly builds up to shocking events that keeps you hooked.
    The music is incredible, the visuals breathtaking and the adjustments to the game makes it feel much smoother to play.
    The story features an incredible journey with hard hitting emotional moments, wonderful exploration of the world, and thought provoking themes that leave you self reflecting and pondering deep philosophical ideas outside of the game.

    Overall, Endwalker delivers a beautiful ending to a saga 10 years in the making while leaving room for many adventures to come.
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  6. Dec 9, 2021
    10
    The best expansion than it's predecessors!
    It's as a number of surprises!
    Only issue is its launch but that was expected! For a large number
    The best expansion than it's predecessors!
    It's as a number of surprises!
    Only issue is its launch but that was expected! For a large number of wow refugees shifting to ffxiv
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  7. Mar 6, 2022
    0
    most reviews that you will see here are from people who will go and eat any kind of dog poo that square enix throws at them . the expansion ismost reviews that you will see here are from people who will go and eat any kind of dog poo that square enix throws at them . the expansion is pretty bland and as compared to shadowbringers it is of very low quality . it is still better then wow shadowlands but if you gauge it according to ffxiv own metrics its a big disappointment. Expand

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