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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: 44 out of 59
  2. Negative: 8 out of 59
  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. Jul 4, 2015
    10
    Great main storyline, great characters, nice twists. And do not forget about the good sense of humor in this one. Flying in around in the newGreat main storyline, great characters, nice twists. And do not forget about the good sense of humor in this one. Flying in around in the new areas is amazing. Atmosphere, details, graphics over all are great. It's more of the same great stuff, that made "A Realm Reborn" so enjoyable, but this time twice as good. Expand
  3. Apr 10, 2020
    10
    A major improvement from ARR. The story is more interesting and the character development goes even deeper. Compared to ARR, it feels like youA major improvement from ARR. The story is more interesting and the character development goes even deeper. Compared to ARR, it feels like you are saving the world. Less stupid quests, which means less boredom and more fun overall. I would definitely recommend this expansion to any person who is interested in MMOs. Expand
  4. Jun 25, 2015
    10
    The best MMO on the market just got a-lot better. Don't listen to these whiny crybabies about having to finish the story quests in order. OMGThe best MMO on the market just got a-lot better. Don't listen to these whiny crybabies about having to finish the story quests in order. OMG it's so hard to actually have to go through the story!! They just want everything given to them for free like the spoiled brats they are.

    Look, FF14 is a fantastic MMO that strikes the perfect balance between not being too inconvenient while maintaining challenge. As a big MMO fan, this is easily the best on the market by far. Give it a shot and you'll see.
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  5. Dec 15, 2021
    9
    ARR was already quite good, but Heavensward was a big step up. The characters and the story were much more compelling. And the story ofARR was already quite good, but Heavensward was a big step up. The characters and the story were much more compelling. And the story of Heavensward didn't feel like it dragged on like ARRs did. I think the areas in Heavensward arent as good as Stormblood and Shadowbringers, and both of those beat it in the dungeon and trial department as well. Although Heavenswards are still very good as well, much better than ARRs. Expand
  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. Aug 21, 2020
    0
    SucksSucks.,.................................................. ...................

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