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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: 12 out of 226
  1. Aug 16, 2019
    10
    I have played a lot of MMOs and a lot of RPGs, and none of them come close to the masterful storytelling that Shadowbringers brought to theI have played a lot of MMOs and a lot of RPGs, and none of them come close to the masterful storytelling that Shadowbringers brought to the table. The villain is one of the most relatable antagonists we've seen in an RPG to date, and while his methods may not be acceptable, they are completely understandable. The emotional roller coaster we got this time around easily rivals Heavensward, or even strong single player RPGs like FFX, and storywise is simply the best I've seen in an MMO, period. The new zones have a beautiful aesthetic from the second you set foot in the First, all with truly memorable music from the brilliant Masayoshi Soken (Amh Araeng is a personal favorite theme!). The new characters wrench our heartstrings in just the right way. The combat has largely improved many of the flaws held by many of the jobs - MNK getting a 4th stack of Greased Lightning and being able to keep stacks up between pulls, BLM getting a single-target foul, more instants to assist mobility, and Umbral Soul to keep Umbral Hearts and Enochian up between pulls/transitions, MCH getting rid of ammo and heat system, and DRK getting rid of Dark Arts all feel so much smoother than ever - and that's only naming a few! The new jobs are both very fun and engaging and bring a lot of entertainment to the table, DNC especially being one of the most engaging and enjoyable ranged DPS jobs I've ever played, while GNB gives us an alternative to WAR as a dps-oriented tank that likes to give our healers heart attacks. Overall, I really have nothing negative to say except - GIVE BLACK MAGE ULTIMA NEXT TIME. Absolutely worth picking up if you're a fan of MMOs or RPGs in general! Expand
  2. Dec 2, 2021
    10
    This is the first time I play FFXIV in general, as a long time (over 8 years) WoW player.
    I simply cannot explain how good this game actually
    This is the first time I play FFXIV in general, as a long time (over 8 years) WoW player.
    I simply cannot explain how good this game actually is. From the story, to the zones, to the system, to actually having meaningful choices.

    It's sooo good. If you're looking for a MMORPG/RPGMMO, this is the game for you, it does not waste your time, it respects it, this is one of the many things that the game does right.
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  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 29, 2019
    10
    One of the best MMO expansions ever released. Story wise it rivals some the best FF stories in years
  5. Nov 26, 2020
    10
    Amazing story. Graphics has a great emphasis on attention to detail from scenery to character.
  6. Jul 2, 2019
    10
    Koji and YoshiP really did go all out here. Other companies should take note
  7. Dec 13, 2021
    0
    Ah Shadowbringers what a journey, what a time, much like i said in my Heavensward Review that is was a story any JRPG should not miss,Ah Shadowbringers what a journey, what a time, much like i said in my Heavensward Review that is was a story any JRPG should not miss, Shadowbringers makes the entire FFXIV story from ARR to Shadowbringers a story any JRPG fan should not miss. Expand

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