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  • Summary: The Warriors of Light travel now to Ishgard a city-state mired in a 1000-year conflict with the dragons of the Dravanian Horde. Can our heroes reveal the ancient truths buried in Ishgard’s bloody history and help bring an end to the Dragonsong War? Can the Warriors of Light cast off theThe Warriors of Light travel now to Ishgard a city-state mired in a 1000-year conflict with the dragons of the Dravanian Horde. Can our heroes reveal the ancient truths buried in Ishgard’s bloody history and help bring an end to the Dragonsong War? Can the Warriors of Light cast off the shadows that darken the realm? Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Nov 5, 2015
    95
    An extensive and well-planned expansion that makes Eorzea an ever-more compelling place to get lost in.
  2. Jul 20, 2015
    90
    Putting aside the superb plot, Square have made it easier than ever to catch up: main scenario quests have had their experience rewards doubled, and also provide high level equipment. You’ll also be put in priority queues for dungeons and story instances to get you through them hassle free.
  3. Aug 14, 2015
    90
    In addition to flying, players get an all-new storyline, new Primals, a brand-new raid dungeon, and three new jobs to level up. FFXIV still retains a few annoying issues here and there, but Heavensward is one of the best MMO expansions I've played.
  4. Jul 2, 2015
    87
    A hugely enjoyable addition to the world of Eorzea with plenty of room to spread your wings and explore.
  5. Jul 13, 2015
    86
    Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward doesn't make sweeping changes to A Realm Reborn aside from new jobs and flying mounts, but the outstanding story it tells and new lands we visit reinvigorate the adventure and demonstrate why Final Fantasy XIV is one of the best MMOs out there.
  6. Jul 29, 2015
    85
    Some may argue that the current generation of MMORPGs is filled with throw away imports that focus on monetization over quality. While that seems true for most of 2015’s releases Final Fantasy XIV’s expansion Heavensward bucks that trend and proves that there is still room for subscription based MMORPGs on the market that are not named World of Warcraft. If developers create a compelling game that is well polished and has content updates staggered at a reasonable pace they can be successful. Square Enix might even be able to teach the subscription based old dogs a new trick or two about timely content releases through an expansion cycle.
  7. Aug 9, 2015
    75
    The music is often phenomenal, the translation and dialogue are exquisite, and the world is one that's worth spending time in. However, it's all based on grind-heavy gameplay, and it's still subscription based. My advice is to buy it, burn through the new content, and then put it aside until the next substantial expansion is released.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 36
  2. Negative: 6 out of 36
  1. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    Heavensward was an astonishing expansion to Final Fantasy Online. The new landscapes are just gorgeous with great ambiance. The new flyingHeavensward was an astonishing expansion to Final Fantasy Online. The new landscapes are just gorgeous with great ambiance. The new flying feature makes the game incredible, enabling fast area traveling and a new perspective to the landscapes. Soundtrack are just wondrous too. The game development made a great work, and expect great things to come. Expand
  2. Jun 25, 2015
    10
    Amazing expansion, added quite many beautiful areas, the flying feels fluid and amazing, the 3 new jobs are well made and fits right into theAmazing expansion, added quite many beautiful areas, the flying feels fluid and amazing, the 3 new jobs are well made and fits right into the world.

    The story feels exciting and well thought out, excited to see future patches ^^
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  3. Jul 21, 2015
    10
    It is in my opinion after playing FF14 HW and ARR, that Square Enix is the Disney of the Video Game industry. They should seriously haveIt is in my opinion after playing FF14 HW and ARR, that Square Enix is the Disney of the Video Game industry. They should seriously have their own storefronts. They made their characters come alive. Its not easy for me to get emotionally involved with characters from a video game, but these guys did it. The music score was phenomenal and so were the graphics. I definately recommend a MMO/RPG fan playing this game. Expand
  4. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    Awesome expansion. Being a long time WoW vet, this is how you do added content. Not to mention the free content patches that add stories,Awesome expansion. Being a long time WoW vet, this is how you do added content. Not to mention the free content patches that add stories, dungeons, primals, gear ect after the fact. good job SE Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2015
    9
    If you liked ARR then you will love this continuation of the story. Graphics and sound are unmatched in the mmo genre. Im enjoying this toIf you liked ARR then you will love this continuation of the story. Graphics and sound are unmatched in the mmo genre. Im enjoying this to the fullest. So much content has been added and Square Enix didnt skimp out on this xpac. Lots to offer here and it will help bring in newer players. Im looking forward to finishing the story and seeing what more they can do witb future patches. Long live subscription games, as long as they continue to deliver.

    This one does!
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  6. Jan 13, 2016
    8
    I'm Probably NOT the best gamer in the world. But man I love gaming.
    We had a first look at Final Fantasy XIV (14).
    I was just thrown in
    I'm Probably NOT the best gamer in the world. But man I love gaming.
    We had a first look at Final Fantasy XIV (14).

    I was just thrown in to an awesome adventure.
    Cool characters and awesome creatures are waiting for you in this MMORPG.

    ◄ POSITIVES ►
    ♥ Deep and detailed storytelling.
    ♥ Appealing graphics.
    ♥ Lots of customization abilities.
    ♥ Cross platforms (Players on Playstation can play online with PC players).
    ♥ Play with a game pad or use mouse & keyboard.

    ◄ NEGATIVES ►
    ● Confusing map system. You don't know where to go.
    ● Sometimes there is no music.
    ● Some times there are voice over to the cut scenes, some times there isn't.

    View my "First look at - Final Fantasy XIV" video here:
    https://youtu.be/tyM87VAmfvg
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  7. Jun 4, 2016
    0
    Garbage : spent an hour triple checking spelling as the account I created for square enix on the website for some reason didn't "finalize" soGarbage : spent an hour triple checking spelling as the account I created for square enix on the website for some reason didn't "finalize" so when I tried to use it on the launcher it gave "ID or password invalid" went to the SE site tried a password reset, said "account does not exist" after 2 hours of WTF I went to the launcher and created an account successfully finally. then once the game loaded and I spent an hour creating a character just the way I wanted I find out the servers are "restricted" and I cant join the server my brother and friends are on until monday morning if I'm around to log in during the short time they lift the "restrictions"...?? WTF kinda BS is that... plus, not only do you have to buy "Realm Reborn" and the dlc "Heavensword" but you also have to pay monthly on top of those 2 purchase prices?? for a game that no mater what you do, you cant even create a character on the weekend ???? Square Enix is just terrible... terible terrible... Expand

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