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  • Summary: Take part in the next saga of FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online with the next legendary expansion pack—SHADOWBRINGERS.

    New jobs: Gunbreaker and Dancer New races: Viera and Hrothgar Level cap increased: 70 to 80 New cities: The Crystarium and Eulmore Journey through expansive new areas, such
    Take part in the next saga of FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online with the next legendary expansion pack—SHADOWBRINGERS.

    New jobs: Gunbreaker and Dancer
    New races: Viera and Hrothgar
    Level cap increased: 70 to 80
    New cities: The Crystarium and Eulmore
    Journey through expansive new areas, such as the Rak’tika Greatwood, Amh Araeng, Il Mheg and Lakeland.
    New trails, including harrowing encounters with Titania and Innocence.
    New beast tribes: pixies, Nu Mou, and dwarves
    New 8-player raid: Eden
    An exciting new series of alliance raids YoRHa:Dark Apocalypse
    The Restoration of the Holy See of Ishgard - In the aftermath of the Dragonsong War, Disciples of the Hand and Land work together to rebuild Ishgard
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FFXIV Shadowbringers New Dancer And Gunbreaker Job Quests
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jul 10, 2019
    100
    Shadowbringers is a step above anything that has come before it. The perfect blend of captivating gameplay and a truly memorable story that rivals those heralded by fans for decades. It’s time to step out of the shadows and become what you must Final Fantasy XIV; the best MMORPG in the world.
  2. Jul 25, 2019
    98
    Shadowbringers is not just the best FFXIV expansion yet, it's also one of the best Final Fantasies, period.
  3. Jul 23, 2019
    94
    Final Fantasy 14 is quietly one of the best games in the series, but Shadowbringers elevates it even further by telling a bleak and heartfelt tale that generously rewards the investment made by its most hardcore fans.
  4. Jul 8, 2019
    90
    Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is what MMOs should aspire to, telling a story for the ages and engaging their players with evolving mechanics. It’s an exquisite adventure that needs to be experienced.
  5. PC Games
    Jul 15, 2019
    90
    Shadowbringers is one of the best MMO-Addons, we have ever played. The emotional main story is breathtaking and in its own right the best reason to play this game. Moreover, there is so much great content with the new zones, dungeons and raids or fresh features like the Trust System. A Must-Play for every MMO-Fan.
  6. Jul 10, 2019
    90
    Shadowbringers is simply the best MMO extension ever made, period. The new world to discover is amazing, the story is amazing, the soundtrack is amazing and the updated battle system is amazing. We will only complain about one thing: please Square Enix, fix the way characters are animated during cut-scenes because it is painful to watch in 2019.
  7. Mar 27, 2020
    70
    The active story events of ShadowBringers are good fun, but due to the grinding nature of the genre, it suffers from some terrible pacing issues. If you are invested in FFXIV, this DLC will probably excite and please you. It's a fun but forgettable romp that runs just the wrong side of boring during its hours-long retelling and bland A-B mission style. If this tickles your fancy, be sure to start and play with a team of friends - it will easily be 10 times more enjoyable, if infinitely longer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 179
  1. Sep 25, 2019
    10
    VII has a semi-cyberpunk industrial aesthetic, whereas IX has a medieval one. XIV is both.
  2. Jul 20, 2019
    10
    All I can say is the story is insanely good and keeps me reeling in the entire time. The dungeons are super high budget and the worldAll I can say is the story is insanely good and keeps me reeling in the entire time. The dungeons are super high budget and the world environment is gorgeous. Note that to get to Shadowbringers you must complete the previous expansions. Expand
  3. Jul 2, 2019
    10
    Honestly I've played a LOT since Shadowbringers has released (pre release on 28th) and I've finished all the MSQ (Main Story Quests) and It'sHonestly I've played a LOT since Shadowbringers has released (pre release on 28th) and I've finished all the MSQ (Main Story Quests) and It's been a hell of a ride. Voice acting and story line are ON POINT!!!

    On release there are 8 dungeons and 2 big boss "Trials" as well as 2 lesser Big Boss Trials included with the expansion as well as 5 zones you can obtain flying in right away (Not wait 7 months and have to do a buncha BS, looking @ You WoW)

    Also with Shadowbringers it brought a complete revamp to the games combat system and healing system. It made all the jobs (Classes) WAY more fun to play which is awesome. Looking more and more like a fast action MMORPG.

    Each zone ingame is gorgeous in Shadowbringers, all the music is amazing, the game is more fun to play than ever and jobs are more balanced. What more could you ask for to be honest.

    So some people give low scores it seems because it's expensive because they have to buy initial game plus this expansion. Other games make you buy initial, prior expansions and then current expansion.

    At least FFXIV Lets you buy Game + All prior expansions for one low price and then allows you to buy current expansion when you get to it.
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  4. Jul 27, 2020
    10
    One brings shadows, one brings the light....enough said...just buy the game. Its story is extremely good
  5. Jul 6, 2019
    10
    Amazing Experience! This is the best story since Hanvensward. And more than the other FF games of the past 20 years.
  6. Jul 3, 2019
    10
    Nothing on the market has never been more true to the game type MMO-RPG than FF14 with their newly released expansion. The story, music,Nothing on the market has never been more true to the game type MMO-RPG than FF14 with their newly released expansion. The story, music, zones, new jobs, battle changes are just beautiful. I'm at loss for words to describe my experience trough Shadowbringers Expand
  7. Aug 29, 2019
    0
    Great story, and that's it. Awful job design ruins everything. Tanks and healers butchered, GNB after patch 5.01, NIN, DNC, SMN, RDM deals noGreat story, and that's it. Awful job design ruins everything. Tanks and healers butchered, GNB after patch 5.01, NIN, DNC, SMN, RDM deals no damage, MCH is a bunch of bad ideas. I would recommend searching for other games first before going to this one. Expand

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