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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.
Release Date: Aug 27, 2013
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Notice: The NA version of FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ will require a North American Square Enix Account to play.

A Square Enix Account without any previous Windows version of FFXIV registered, may receive 30 days of free game time.

Monthly subscription required to play.

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$24.99

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Patch 2.3 is now live!

July 9

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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Patch 2.2 is now live!

March 27

Today marks the arrival of the highly anticipated patch 2.2 which will submerge Eorzea in a myriad of new content and refinements. Come and join the thousands of adventurers online...

THROUGH THE MAELSTROM!

Patch 2.2 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 2.2 sont disponibles sur The Lodestone ! Venez vite découvrir les surprises que vous réserve ce patch titanesque !

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 the 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
3,550 of 3,902 people (91%) found this review helpful
4,178.2 hrs on record
Ruined my life. Five stars.
Posted: April 5
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70 of 91 people (77%) found this review helpful
143.0 hrs on record
I dont remember what real life is anymore.
Posted: June 28
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49 of 63 people (78%) found this review helpful
561.3 hrs on record
After Final fantasy XIV 1.0 was a gigantic flop, Square Enix was brave enough to give the title a reboot.

With success!

A Realm Reborn is really fun. This already starts with the story which is very long in my opinion. The atmosphere and the music are wonderful. Every detail in the game is lovely designed. There are so many possibilities in the game to kill time. For example, there are FATEs which are events where you must fight in groups against world bosses and other opponents. Even if you've reached max level, you can still enter old dungeons because your level gets capped and you can enjoy them with newer players. If you're bored with your current class, then you don't have to create a new character. Just change your weapon, and you can play as another class. I really like that idea since I don't like to have multiple characters.

If you're a Final Fantasy or MMORPG fan, then you should definitely give this title a try. It's one of the greatest MMORPG's in recent years. I've never had so much fun with an MMO like with this one.
Posted: April 21
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48 of 62 people (77%) found this review helpful
604.3 hrs on record
A breath of fresh air in the MMO scene, or rather, a reminder of what it was that made MMOs popular in the first place.
What makes FFXIV:ARR so good, is not what it does have, but rather what it doesn't.

Gimmicks.

Ever since World of Warcraft became such a large player in the MMORPG scene, competitors have risen which attempt to dethrone it with new and "exciting" mechanics, but in doing so forget what an MMO even is.

FFXIV:ARR learns from the mistakes of others and sticks to the known strengths of the genre. The holy trinity of Tank/DPS/Healer, Strong and challenging end-game content, deep storyline and world lore, an abundance of content to sink your time into along with major content patches every 2 and a half months.
It should be noted, that major content patches in FFXIV:ARR usually contain the same amount of content an expansion for WoW would contain at launch.

Yes, the game has a subscription model, but given the spetacular failures of numerous F2P and Cash Shop MMOs that have popped up over the years, combined with how this money is funneled into frequent and high quality updates to the game, is this really a bad thing? Honestly, it's well worth the money.

However FFXIV:ARR doesn't just stick to old core values, it does so while breating new life into them that don't undermine their integrity. The holy trinity of MMOs is refered to as holy for a reason, to mess with it is to dance with certain doom. FFXIV:ARR conquers this perplexing problem regarding the need for re-interpretation without becoming gimmicky by altering the way experience works in the game.
In traditional MMOs, you make a character, you select your class and you start getting experience points. As you gain experience, your character levels up thus expanding your capabilities with your selected class, until you hit max level then you move to end-game content.
XIV:ARR does away with character experience, instead replacing it with class experience. You have an active class, determined by the weapon you are wielding and any experience gained will go into the experience pool for your active class. You don't level your charcter, you level your class. For example, I'm currently a level 50 conjurer, specialising in the advanced healing class "White Mage" and I am also at the same time a level 18 Thauterage, the predecessor to the DPS class "Black Mage".
This doesn't make me some weird DPS/Healer hybrid, I can only be one at any one time. If I have a WHM weapon equipped, I'm a WHM and I have access to all the abilities of a WHM of my level and can equip gear for my class. I do not however have access to abilities for classes I have also leveled (except certain cross-class abilities which are sort of how this game does talents) nor can I equip gear meant for a Black mage while I have my white mage active. At the same time, when I switch to my black mage, it is as if I am a fresh character still leveling and only at level 18, the fact I have a class at max level does not affect my game play at all.

This is great since it allows for alts without having to give up your character, your identity, your friends, your guild etc, you have it all in one place, without ever undermining the holy trinity.

FFXIV:ARR shows that it's possible to approach MMORPGs with a "Don't fix what isn't broken" philosophy without simply remaking yet another WoW.

On a final note? I pre-ordered the imperial edition for The Elder Scrolls Online, that set me back $75 USD, I did that before I started playing this and you know what? I've decided to just swallow that purchase and play this instead.
It's THAT good.

Saying all that however, the game is certainly not without it's faults.
FFXIV:ARR is a remake of the 2010 game FFXIV, which frankly? Was absolutely terrible.
The original game suffered from poor UI, poor world design, a dull and slow (Even by MMO standards) storyline and terrible optimisation leading to significant technical issues.
There is only so much you can do with this and this shows when we look at the current game world.
The current world is made up mainly of what was the original open game world which has had the massive bloat cut from it, the areas worth keeping turned into zones which are seperated by zone transitions.
These aren't instanced, which is good, but still it does break immersion a bit.
Thankfully, this isn't likely to be an endearing issue as developers have acknowledged the size of the world which though acceptable, could use a bit more to it and have said that we will be seeing significant increases to the world's size in major expansions (the first of which is expected in the second or third quarter of 2014).

There are also some key class types which are noticably absent from the game, for example the stealthy ambusher, (thief, rogue, ninja etc), however once again the developers have acknowledged this issue and said plans are in place to bring in new classes in future patches and expansions.

Typically, I would count this as a major negative when forming my opinion on a game but I have been very impressed with how reliable Square-Enix are for following through on promises and fixing or introducing things where needed.
So I'm willing to take their "We are aware of this and we have plans in motion to meet these requests" in good faith, something I am VERY hesitant to extend to many if not most game developers these days.

Overall?
FFXIV:ARR is the equivilent of a miracle in gaming. Not only rescuing a title otherwise doomed to ridicule, but improving it to such an extent that it deserves a place in the genre's historybooks on account of it's merits.
It has it's issues sure, but nothing that comes close to being considered a major con against it's abundance of pros.

I highly recommend buying this game, or at the very least, putting it onto a watch list and keeping a very close eye on it over the next few months to see just how well it is cared for for yourself.

I'll give this an 8/10 :V

TL;DR - This be some seriously good ♥♥♥♥, but it has some things that need attention. Buy it or keep an eye on it!
Posted: March 20
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30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
437.7 hrs on record
I don't go outside anymore.
Posted: July 3
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