Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Image
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 255 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Dive into the next chapter of the Final Fantasy XIV Online with its next expansion pack - Stormblood. Explore vast, new lands, including Ala Mhigo, and challenge new Primal threats across Eorzea as you embark on hundreds of new quests as the Warrior of Light.
    FEATURES
    * Level cap
    Dive into the next chapter of the Final Fantasy XIV Online with its next expansion pack - Stormblood. Explore vast, new lands, including Ala Mhigo, and challenge new Primal threats across Eorzea as you embark on hundreds of new quests as the Warrior of Light.
    FEATURES

    * Level cap increased from 60 -> 70
    * New jobs, including red mage
    * New exploration with swimming and diving
    * New areas to explore
    * A new primal Lakshmi
    * New dungeons
    * New High-level Raid The Bend of Time Omega
    * New alliance raid Return to Ivalice
    * The Forbidden Land of Eureka
    * New gear and crafting recipes
    * A fourth residential district
    * Expanded item inventory and changes to the battle system
    Expand
Buy On

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood - Samurai Announcement Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 95
    While Stormblood doesn’t strike away from Heavensward or other modern MMOs in terms of quest design and content, almost everything it does is exceptional.
  2. Jun 27, 2017
    93
    The Legacy of Final Fantasy XIV continues to improve the magnificent Heavensward. Stormblood is one of the best products available from Square Enix and some of the best MMORPG on the market.
  3. Jun 29, 2017
    92
    Stormblood doesn't do much to shake up the general design Final Fantasy XIV has followed since its relaunch, but never before have its familiar elements worked quite so well.
  4. Jun 21, 2017
    90
    After playing the reborn Final Fantasy XIV for nearly three years, each expansion feels like a game of give and take. They're very good, but tend to fall into the same routine as the base game. That's not so much of an issue if that routine is a winning one.
  5. Jul 5, 2017
    90
    Stormblood is a great successor to Heavensward, proving that Final Fantasy XIV can always improve.
  6. Jun 29, 2017
    90
    The release of Stormblood only cements what some players have known for a very long time; Final Fantasy XIV is a phenomenal MMORPG. The structural changes to combat and PvP, as well as the two new classes, introduce plenty for both veterans and newcomers to sink their teeth into, while the emotionally charged central campaign is easily amongst the best the franchise has offered in years.
  7. Jun 27, 2017
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.

See all 16 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Jun 30, 2017
    10
    Stormblood is one of the best expansions to any MMORPG yet,new enemies,sights,story and even two new jobs,Red Mage and Samurai which are bothStormblood is one of the best expansions to any MMORPG yet,new enemies,sights,story and even two new jobs,Red Mage and Samurai which are both great classes in their own right and is not just better than heavensward it's also got alot more to offer than heavensward...I would say more but it's better if I stop here to prevent spoilers Expand
  2. Jun 20, 2017
    10
    Stormblood sets a new standard for what not just an expansion should be, but the modern mmo genre as a whole. While ultimately it is a newStormblood sets a new standard for what not just an expansion should be, but the modern mmo genre as a whole. While ultimately it is a new story featuring new and different lands, enemies, and characters from what we have known, the developers have gone above and beyond to make everything feel fresh, with smart reworks of every job, a complete overhaul of the existing pvp. and fun, *varied* dungeons. The story takes place directly after the events of "Heavensward's" finale patch "The Far Edge of Fate," and hits the ground running. I don't recall a recent game in which they explored so many aspects of war, be it the enslaved, the endangered, or the bystanders, this story is dark to say the least. It brings new cultures and ideals to the already lore heavy game without any need for a retcon. All in all this is the perfect representation of the best of 14, it is truly something special, and an adventure you won't want to miss. Expand
  3. Jul 8, 2017
    10
    I was stoked enough to see the Red Mage (AND Samurai) jobs added to Final Fantasy XIV with this expansion. (My main on FFXI was a Red Mage, soI was stoked enough to see the Red Mage (AND Samurai) jobs added to Final Fantasy XIV with this expansion. (My main on FFXI was a Red Mage, so I was getting nostalgic.) Since the moment I started playing the expansion I have been overjoyed. The new areas are impressive. Great design, nice detail. And you can swim and, in some areas, dive! The new story quests and side quests are engaging, although pretty much the standard fare as far as quests go, they do add to the story and lore while introducing you to the new areas and their monsters. I must admit that many times in games I am one of those who skip a lot of dialog and cut scenes so I can get right to the action, but in Stormblood I am actually compelled to follow the story tying everything together. So far this expansion seems massively bigger than Heavenward. Every time I turnaround I open up a new area. Lots of exploration. Lots of new creatures and races. And if you're like me and are a fan of the Final Fantasy universe, you'll see a lot of nods to monsters and creatures from past games in the series. We definitely got one of the best expansions I've seen on an MMO. And we got major bang for the buck. Expand
  4. Jun 20, 2017
    10
    Despite the early access issue (raubahn and pipin savage), the content of the expansion itself is very very good. I can say it's one of theDespite the early access issue (raubahn and pipin savage), the content of the expansion itself is very very good. I can say it's one of the best MMO expansion I've played and I played a lot of MMOs.

    - Story:
    The pacing is tighter and more streamlined than Heavensward, almost no filler or unnecessary detour in the main quest. Although I prefer the setting and setup of Heavensward, Stormblood has various twists and unforgettable moments, I'm excited to see where the story will unfolds in 4.x patches.

    - Gameplay:
    The two new Jobs (Samurai and Red Mage) are AWESOME. Tried both of them a lot in Palace of the Dead and they play very fluidly with interesting mechanics. Red Mage in particular seems very enjoyable to play, they got the jack of all trades role right. While Samurai is pure DPS monster with zero utility to the party, skill wise it is a bit harder than other melee DPS since you have to keep track a lot of things. The battle system changes they introduced is also mostly a success and make old jobs more streamlined (a bit dumbed down, but understandable, WoW had worse skill pruning).

    - Music:
    No comment needed here. Still reign supreme as the best MMO music.

    - Endgame:
    Can't give full impression on the endgame since raid is not out yet (2 weeks from now). The only endgame content currently is 2 Extreme Primal which I haven't tried yet.
    Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2017
    10
    heavensward expansion was great , stormblood is even greater

    story is very well designed and very engaging , new zones and music and jobs
    heavensward expansion was great , stormblood is even greater

    story is very well designed and very engaging , new zones and music and jobs are all amazing
    I want to thank the development team for this masterpiece and hope they keep on making this game better
    Expand
  6. Nov 6, 2018
    7
    Although the game in general is amazing in itself and the true future of what MMO's should try to achieve, Stormblood seems to be in theAlthough the game in general is amazing in itself and the true future of what MMO's should try to achieve, Stormblood seems to be in the shadow of what Heavensward achieves. Although it is in itself a great expansion,it fails to understand itself. The highlight of the expansion was its middle eastern theme, if it was just souly based on this i believe the expansion would have easily surpassed heavensward. But unfortunately as it rotates between its beautiful eastern landscapes and its depressing maps, it does give the emotion that there is a real struggle in the world which is its intention,but makes the player have mixed feelings from their experience. it will go from beautiful and amazing,gorgeous scenery with a compelling story and then take you to a depressing yet barren place making you wonder how much you would have preferred just having the expansion souly focused on the middle eastern theme as that is where its main appeal is.

    7/10 just because of its middle eastern theme, if the game was just focused on the middle eastern theme entirely i believe the score could have reached a 9 quite easily,as of what it is as a whole it is just simply,a little above average.
    Expand
  7. Jul 22, 2017
    0
    No me gusta. Últimamente (desde hace unos años) Square Enix parece que solo quiere explotar el nombre de Final Fantasy esforzándose muy muyNo me gusta. Últimamente (desde hace unos años) Square Enix parece que solo quiere explotar el nombre de Final Fantasy esforzándose muy muy poco. Intentan innovar en un género que prácticamente ha tocado techo. Expand

See all 14 User Reviews