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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Aug 8, 2019
    100
    As I said before, I cannot recommend Shadowbringers more. The story, visuals, music, vocal performances, and gameplay all combine together to create a phenomenal gaming experience. Final Fantasy XIV has only gotten better over time, and after playing Shadowbringers I have simply no idea how they are going to better this expansion in the future. It really and truly is that good.
  2. Jul 10, 2019
    100
    With Shadowbringers, the development team has proven that they have perfected everything that Final Fantasy XIV is known for and does well.
  3. Jul 12, 2019
    95
    Shadowbringers has only further solidified XIV's status as one of the greatest Final Fantasy games ever made.
  4. Jul 7, 2019
    90
    Final Fantasy XIV is now a full grown-up game thanks to Shadowbringers. Square Enix has shown great mastery in how it brings content to its audience. Deep world, great story, epic fight sequences, and amazing OST, all wrapped up in one expansion.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jul 30, 2019
    90
    By sticking to classic Final Fantasy elements – an expansive world, and a deftly-told story that weaves in themes – Shadowbringers is one of the best MMO expansions we’ve ever played. The main drawback is that you have to play through the previous ones to access this new content, or pay extra for a story skip. But with all side-quests in Shadowbringers syncing to your player level, and a New Game+ allowing you to replay old quests on the horizon, this might be something we’ll see further in Final Fantasy XIV’s future. [Issue#165, p.92]
  6. 90
    Shadowbringers delivers on all fronts, offering up great new instances, vast new zones to explore, and a new storyline worthy of almost any best-of list. Despite its few early day hangups and minor missteps, Stormbringers excels on almost all counts.
  7. Aug 10, 2019
    70
    The question that every Final Fantasy fanatic poses is probably if it is still worth tackling all the extra obstacles, just to experience another epic adventure. As an online role-playing game, it requires a usual monthly subscription and every single expansion also has its price. If you look past that detail, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is yet another excellent game in the series, albeit a little too adapted for online gambling to attract exactly all "regular" Final Fantasy fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 56
  2. Negative: 4 out of 56
  1. Jun 14, 2020
    10
    Amazing - visual, characters, music and story all were extremely entertaining. Plenty of plot bombs that made you go “so that’s why” or “noAmazing - visual, characters, music and story all were extremely entertaining. Plenty of plot bombs that made you go “so that’s why” or “no way” and just generally fleshed out the story in quite a clever way. The twinning dungeon is one particular instance that come to mind although theres quite more! Expand
  2. Jul 2, 2019
    10
    Best mmorpg best DLC music 10/10 the new classes is good,new location and the best story.
  3. Nov 18, 2021
    10
    Ignore the bad reviews, you can clearly see those idiots are people that don't understand what an MMO is. And to review this game, which is anIgnore the bad reviews, you can clearly see those idiots are people that don't understand what an MMO is. And to review this game, which is an MMO, you have to review it with that in mind.

    It is by far the best MMORPG there ever was, and probably ever will be. The game peaked with Heavensward, and unlike most other MMOs, it peaked again with Shadowbringers. In all aspects. Story, graphics, animations, content, gameplay, class balancing, MUSIC, god the music is so good. Characters are amazing, even someone like me who only started playing at the end of its third expansion, Stormblood, this game managed to capture so many feelings of fulfillment and nostalgia with its story while also moving the characters forward, each of them having a time to shine.

    Best Final Fantasy there is. I put this game off for so long thinking that "it's not a real FF, it will never be good, it's just an MMO". Never again, I've been convinced by the prowess of the game itself. It stands on its own merit, it deserves the name, and it's been the best FF there was since at least 6. But unlike six, the gameplay is incredible, you can play it with others, and it will only get better from here.

    Play the free trial, once you get to Heavensward, you won't be able to drop this game.
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  4. Jul 29, 2019
    10
    Absolutely fantastic. Better than stormblood and on par with HW.

    Some classes have gotten stripped of complexity while others have been
    Absolutely fantastic. Better than stormblood and on par with HW.

    Some classes have gotten stripped of complexity while others have been near perfected. This and the lack of an option to skip the tired old fetch quests is my only complaint. C'mon. We've surveyed, grabbed 3 items, cured the 3 sick people, delivered 3 items etc enough. Just give me the excellent story and the odd solo instance with the incredible dungeons and trials and let me cut out the busy work inbetween.

    It's better than ever been and might even get me to stick around for end game, for a bit.
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  5. Jul 4, 2019
    10
    Story 10, Cobat 10 ( based on Bard), Dungeons best ever, Graphics... You have to see it lol
  6. Jul 28, 2019
    8
    While the expansion was largely great and for the better, a few classes and one full role did not escape unscathed. While playing as healerWhile the expansion was largely great and for the better, a few classes and one full role did not escape unscathed. While playing as healer lost much of it's magic, pun intended, and while some classes lost major abilities and thus effectiveness, the expansion is a lot of good fun. Time will tell whether certain classes will be fixed, but even as it stands now it's a very enjoyable game with relatively few flaws weighing it down. If you're a fan of the previous expansions Shadowbringers isn't to be missed. Expand
  7. Dec 15, 2021
    0
    A Final fantasy online is NOT a Final Fantasy, this **** of game, repetitive and boring

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