FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Windows® PC and PlayStation®3 that invites you to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world. Form a party and adventure with a multitude of players from across the globe.
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Release Date: Aug 27, 2013
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July 9

Patch 2.3 is now live!

Patch 2.3 brings a host of additions and refinements for adventurers of every persuasion. Those who would heed the realm's call for a hero may do battle with Ramuh, while those who seek fortune can take up the Hunt and pursue dangerous game. Whether you're training your chocobo companion, fighting for your Grand Company on the Frontline, or mastering new crafting techniques, myriad are the ways you can spend your days in the realm of Eorzea!

DEFENDERS OF EORZEA

Patch 2.3 trailer please click here.

The patch notes are now available, come and visit The Lodestone to discover all the surprises that we have in store for you!

Die Patch-Notes stehen jetzt zur Verfügung. Lest sie euch hier auf dem Lodestone durch und erfahrt, welche Überraschungen wir für euch vorbereitet haben!

Les notes de la mise à jour 2.3 sont disponibles sur The Lodestone ! Venez vite découvrir les surprises que vous réserve ce patch gargantuesque !

今回のパッチノートはアップしています!みんなさん、早速 The Lodestone 上で面白い発表や新規コンテンツについてご存分にお読みください!


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Reviews

“a great MMORPG experience”
8.6 / 10 – IGN

“One of the best takes on the MMO experience I’ve ever seen”
92 / 100 – Ten Ton Hammer

“rounds up every great MMO feature we’ve seen in the last decade”
9 / 10 – Machinima Inside Gaming

Digital Collector's Edition

The FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ Digital Collector's Edition features some amazing exclusive in-game items, including:

  • Helm of Light: Become one of the fabled warriors of light when you equip this exclusive helmet.
  • Baby Behemoth Minion: Summon this cute, but ferocious miniature version of Behemoth and watch him roar with excitement as you adventure through Eorzea.
  • Coeurl Mount: Only the bravest of warriors are able to tame and ride the mighty coeurl. Show off your prowess with this exclusive mount.
  • Behemoth Barding: Customize your Chocobo with the fearsome Behemoth Chocobo Armour and charge in to battle.

About This Game

FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Windows® PC and PlayStation®3 that invites you to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world. Form a party and adventure with a multitude of players from across the globe. Forge friendships, mount chocobos, and board airships as you and your companions create your own unique stories in Eorzea. Set out alone or enlist the aid of friends as you undertake epic quests, battle familiar FINAL FANTASY monsters, and acquire unique abilities and equipment. All the classic elements from the series that you have come to know and love are waiting! Embark on the adventure of a lifetime to help reforge the fate of Eorzea on PC or PS3.

Eorzea. A Land embraced by Gods and forged by Heroes. Seeking control of this realm and its abundant crystal resources, the Garlean Empire sends forth a massive host on a campaign to conquer its southern neighbor. Driven by madness, the commander of the invading forces silently plots to tear the moon from the heavens and hurl it down upon the land. The people of the realm soon learn of this foul scheme, and join their hands in prayer in an eleventh-hour attempt to entreat the aid of the gods, only to see their endeavors fail. From within the moon emerges Bahamut, an ancient terror seething with rage fueled by countless generations of imprisonment. Sensing the tug of Fate, a powerful magus channels the last of his strength to send Eorzea’s heroes into a temporal rift. There they wait, untouched by the flames of destruction, until they are needed again. Those heroes are you, and the hour of awakening is now. Come and witness a realm reborn.

Features

  • All the hallmarks of the FINAL FANTASY franchise, including an engaging storyline, genre-leading graphics, and HD real time cut scenes

  • Robust gameplay features such as player-run Free Companies, story-driven player-vs.-player content, and a unique summoning system, all designed to accommodate a dynamic player community

  • Incredible new graphics engine that delivers a high level of detail and quality on both the Windows PC and PlayStation®3 platforms

  • A flexible class system that allows players to change to any of the eighteen different classes on the fly, simply by swapping their equipped weapon or tool

  • Breathtaking musical score by renowned FINAL FANTASY series composers

  • Cross-platform play on Windows PC and PlayStation®3

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® Vista 32/64bit, Windows® 7 32/64 bit, Windows® 8 32/64 bit, Windows® 8.1 32/64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo 3GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce® 8800 or higher, ATI Radeon™ HD 4770 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound® compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 2.66GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 660 or higher, AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound® compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
122 of 168 people (73%) found this review helpful
1,229.5 hrs on record
Ruined any speck of productivity I had.

Pro Tips: 1. Heal passing furries on the Pheonix server and they may reward you with 55k gil.
2. Take up the culinary skill, send people Moogle mail containing your hand crafted treats accompanied with witty puns. (You are destined for grapeness)
3. Join a 420 Free Company for intense amounts of random what if's

13/10 would let Titan throw me into the abyss again.
Posted: June 25
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47 of 58 people (81%) found this review helpful
1,242.7 hrs on record
Final Fantasy XIV is in a tight spot. Following the poorly-received Final Fantasy XIII and carrying on the legacy of Final Fantasy XI, it has a lot to live up to.

And originally, it failed to live up to this. With 1.0, it had a lot of major issues including XP caps, lack of group activities and general bad design. This was a major problem that could've caused the death of the game.

However, Square Enix did something different. Instead of following the generic "Make it Free-to-play" model, they set out on rebuilding the game. Almost completely scrapping the original game and rebuilding it from the ground up, they made a game that can serve as the true XIV that people wanted. This is A Realm Reborn.

Following the failure of 1.0 and the implementation of ARR, Square Enix decided to keep the universe of 1.0 semi-canon, with ARR following on. Set 5 years after 1.0, there was a catastrophe that served to bridge the gap between the 1.0 world and the ARR world. With many features such as landmass, NPCs and areas staying almost identical to that in 1.0, the whole storyline is completely a new, almost sequel to XIV, with gameplay vastly improved and expanded to meet those of other modern MMOs.

The storyline, although generic, does follow the Final Fantasy formula of an evil Empire ruling over the world with an evil agenda, and you and your companions have to fight against them. With this, it is almost a retelling of Final Fantasy VI, with many story elements shared across the two universes, and this is strengthened in the expanded storyline with locations and characters having similar names.

The characters within the game are all pretty unique, although it does have it's own versions of "Biggs", "Wedge" and Cid". Each character in the world feels fleshed out, with most having their own questlines and stories separate from the main storyline. This serves to flesh out the universe and make you feel like you're in an actual world rather than a half-baked MMO.

Although the storyline is a major aspect of the game, it does serve mainly to unlock additional content, although this is in no way a bad thing. The storyline quests give a good step on leveling up your first character, guiding you through the leveling process whilst not serving to hand-hold the player. Although it is easy to gain levels through quests, it would not be easy for a character to max out by simply completing quests.

Instead, the game has a number of different ways to level up, mostly these are through group events.

Firstly, one of the most commonly encountered events are FATEs. There can essentially appear anywhere in the field, outside of towns and other sanctuaries. FATEs have a simple objective, often something such as "Kill all of x enemy", "Kill x boss" or "Collect all of x". Usually they involve beating on enemies until the quota is met, which is pretty satisfying. These give the player additional XP and Gil. Mostly these FATEs are level-limited, so many higher-level players would not be inclined to do older FATEs or do them if they are max level, however this has been changed through late-game content that requires players to return to areas and perform in FATEs, meaning that they are available for everyone and serves to keep old content fresh.

Secondly, are Leves. Similar to FATEs but for single player, you are assigned them in each town by a special NPC with a unique tasks such as "Kill x and collect their item" or "Plant an item at x". These are pretty fun to pass the time and have a number of benefits, similar to FATEs.

Finally, the most common way of leveling up is through Duty Roulettes. Once a day, the player is given a boosted XP and Gil bonus by performing in the Duty Roulette. By choosing to do this, you are randomly assigned a party for a Duty, which can consist of a dungeon, a Trial (Boss fight) or Guildhest (Similar to FATE and Leves). These are unlocked as you progress through the story, and as it is random you can get assigned to any duty that you have previously unlocked. This means that a maxed player can get assigned to a level 20 dungeon. This ensures that the game is kept fresh and that new players can progress through lower level dungeons without the risk of there being no available players, which is also reinforced as an XP bonus is rewarded for all party members who participate with members who are new to that duty. As you progress, more and more duties are unlocked including high and extreme level, with their own rewards. In addition, once the player hits level 50, an additional reward becomes available as a substitute to the XP.

I currently have 150 hours registered to Steam for this game, and have just completed the main storyline. There are countless other things that I must complete, as well as the content unlocked in the latest update coming soon. This will add large amounts content which serves to increase the playability for both high and low level players.

Square Enix are very good at announcing and presenting new content to the games, with regular livestreams showing off new content to keep up the hype. This builds good relations between both the players and the company. In addition, the moderation team of the game (GMs) I have heard are very helpful, and can resolve most issues. In addition, in the two times I have contacted Square Enix support I have received an adequate response within a few hours.


In all honesty, the game is great. Although it is different from other MMOs I have played, it does have a great playerbase who will help newcomers with any issues. I fully recommend this, even if it's only for the 30 day trial.
Posted: July 6
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177 of 280 people (63%) found this review helpful
150.0 hrs on record
I dont remember what real life is anymore.
Posted: June 28
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147 of 233 people (63%) found this review helpful
437.7 hrs on record
I don't go outside anymore.
Posted: July 3
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68 of 116 people (59%) found this review helpful
1,424.7 hrs on record
10/10 Ruined my life, would play again.
Posted: August 26
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4,010 of 4,464 people (90%) found this review helpful
4,752.9 hrs on record
Ruined my life. Five stars.
Posted: April 5
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