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  • Summary: Take part in an ever-changing FINAL FANTASY as you adventure and explore with friends from around the world. Experience all the hallmarks of the franchise - airships, chocobos, moogles, and more.
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  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Role-Playing, Massively Multiplayer Online, Massively Multiplayer, Fantasy
  • # of players: Up to 64
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. May 2, 2014
    95
    A Realm Reborn is one of the biggest reversals in fortune we've seen for a game in many, many years. A must for MMO and Final Fantasy fans alike.
  2. Apr 29, 2014
    90
    PS4 power and updates have made a great game, even better.
  3. Jun 19, 2014
    90
    By adhering to the cookie-cutter conformity of MMO tropes, A Realm Reborn doesn’t attempt anything wholly new but shines in its familiarity.
  4. Apr 22, 2014
    85
    A Realm Reborn is a well crafted theme park with a healthy variety of activities for the players, but those who strive to participate in the End Game shall see a lot of grinding ahead of their path.
  5. May 19, 2014
    85
    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PS4 version, has got a higher gear, takes advantage of the hardware in an intelligent way, it marks a milestone in the MMO genre and in the history of Square Enix. This is the best MMO available on a console.
  6. Apr 14, 2014
    83
    Even on PS4 A Realm Reborn is a great game, with the upgrade to Full HD which is especially useful for a better HUD management. The DualShock 4 is comfy enough, and the touchpad helps to navigate better the interface. The game's major issue remains the excessive lag (but it's still better than on PS3).
  7. Apr 19, 2014
    70
    As it stands now, A Realm Reborn vastly improves on its predecessor and delivers a wonderful fantasy world to spend countless hours in. It has its fair share of flaws, especially in regard to the quest structure, but I imagine fans of the genre will enjoy their time with the game regardless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 70
  2. Negative: 16 out of 70
  1. Mar 13, 2017
    10
    Final Fantasy 14 is a really beautiful game. Yoshi-P and his team did an amazing job at reviving the game, across the board it is by far theFinal Fantasy 14 is a really beautiful game. Yoshi-P and his team did an amazing job at reviving the game, across the board it is by far the best mmo out on the market with an amazing online community. Dull start at first, but stick it out and you're in for an amazing experience. Well worth the subscription.

    Story 10/10
    Graphics 10/10
    Combat 10/10
    Endgame 10/10
    Music 10/10
    replay ability 10/10
    open world 10/10
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  2. Feb 6, 2016
    10
    Im going to keep this short and simple.FF 14 A Realm Reborn is by far the best console experience on the markt today.Dont be scared away byIm going to keep this short and simple.FF 14 A Realm Reborn is by far the best console experience on the markt today.Dont be scared away by the negative reviews which all mention lag or bad customer service do to there bieng no North American server.All these issues and many more have been addressed and improved upon vastly since the games launch.Nothing but a beyond stellar and expectation shattering game remains! Expand
  3. Apr 14, 2014
    10
    Best MMO on consoles/PC with cross-platform play between both. Also the best Final Fantasy game to come out in years. This is a must buy forBest MMO on consoles/PC with cross-platform play between both. Also the best Final Fantasy game to come out in years. This is a must buy for fans of classic Final Fantasy games and MMOs alike. Expand
  4. Apr 14, 2014
    8
    Excellent game, but I took off 2 points for the overpriced monthly subscription price.

    I don't mind games with a monthly fee (esp mmo's),
    Excellent game, but I took off 2 points for the overpriced monthly subscription price.

    I don't mind games with a monthly fee (esp mmo's), but if we're already paying $40 for the game, there is no reason to charge an additional $15 per month. $5 would of been fine, and you probably would of gotten more people to buy it.
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  5. Oct 1, 2014
    7
    An average MMORPG experience that will satisfy most fans of the Final Fastasy Series. Great for anyone looking to explore a new world, orAn average MMORPG experience that will satisfy most fans of the Final Fastasy Series. Great for anyone looking to explore a new world, or perhaps indulge in a combat system that differs from most other MMO's on the market today. The main story quest's has it's ups and downs. I felt as if certain phases of the story were dragged on too long. Worth a try. Expand
  6. Apr 28, 2014
    6
    @Zuldo
    That mentioned that your Beta characters wouldn't transfer if you played Beta #1....
    (If you played Beta #2 they should have, but
    @Zuldo
    That mentioned that your Beta characters wouldn't transfer if you played Beta #1....
    (If you played Beta #2 they should have, but honestly why would you want to play an already leveled character? I think that's boring.. especially since your paying monthly)

    Now to my review....

    For the price of the game and the monthly fee I was very strict going into this one so....

    Good:
    - Graphics are amazing, PS3 and PS4 versions do not compare graphically or framerate wise.
    - A lot of stuff to do
    - A lot of class choices

    Bad:
    - Like I said in good "A lot of stuff to do", for someone like me that can also be bad if I'm trying to do too much at once lol.. I can't multitask :X
    - Doesn't feel too interactive with other users really.... Everyone just walks by you without a hello or gesture... Seems kinda like a SP game just full of more functional npcs lol (No I don't expect this all the time but it just makes the game seem not like an MMO.. WoW was more "chatty" per say..)
    - Doesn't seem worth the $15 a month, thankfully I got a free month free. Deciding if I want to do a month or two but than this game will probably sit on the shelf unplayable collecting dust...
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  7. Sep 20, 2018
    0
    Honestly a sucky pay to play game at its core. Fun game for sure but it costs money literally to breath in this game.
    Its one thing to
    Honestly a sucky pay to play game at its core. Fun game for sure but it costs money literally to breath in this game.
    Its one thing to subscribe with your wallet every month but the terrible mogstation with optional items, insanely grindy story (that you can pay to skip), insane MMO dramas where it comes to where you purchase a house to live in and marry another character, its just pretty crazy but i like playing the normal FF way, so this game is fun to that extent but nothing really justifies exploiting the FF fanbase with a monthly sub. There's not even daily rewards for logging in or anything.

    You never get to use your mailbox unless you pay more money to buy extra stuff, and then there's the new app that is absolutely useless and you also have to pay even more money to use.

    This game is just a huge cash grab, exploiting the FF fanbase while the content is locked inside a cage, not for everyone to enjoy. Like i said i dont mind subbing a month if there was more motivation to play like more rewards unlocked instantly. Just not enough to keep me as a subscriber.

    Also super complex to get into, i cant for the life of me recommend this game to friends and those that have played it for free, instantly fell of that train due to how insanely complex it is to start, make your own menus and go start the fetch postman quests.

    Sorry that this review is overly negative, it could be the best game ever like Nintendo and EA for example, they take the same greedy route.

    Heavensward is definetly alot better expansion and makes the gameplay more fun IF you either paid to skip, bought also extra expansions with the game itself and the monthly sub lol or actually like me, played through the horrendous ARR content which i regret because i burnt out playing afterwards.

    I wanna recommend this game and give it a thumbs up and maybe in the future i can :)
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