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Submitted by Abriael 379d ago | opinion piece

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s Story Does Right What the Original FFXIV Did Wrong

The original Final Fantasy XIV had a lot of flaws, but its arguably worst problem was in the most important element for a Final Fantasy game: the story.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn does not repeat that mistake, and does right what its predecessor did wrong. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PC, PS3, PS4)

mr.selfdestruct  +   379d ago
It is soo much better then the original ffxiv.
Abriael  +   379d ago
It is, and not just technically. I would go ahead and say that it's on the good track to be one of the best MMOs on the market nowadays.
NewMonday  +   379d ago
is their an ending?
Abriael  +   379d ago
@newmonday: that kind of game has several storylines with several endings normally.
NewMonday  +   379d ago
so it's not like the perpetual "end games content" in MMORPGs
Noami  +   379d ago
i honestly prefare the old ffxiv story but as for gameplay is much funer etc i miss the old voice cast i hate the new voice overs.
Abriael  +   379d ago
The old voice cast? What voice cast? They said three lines each (and the acting was sub par, to be charitable).

What new voice overs do you hate, considering that 99% of the new voice overs aren't implemented in the game yet?

Without even talking about the fact that A Realm Reborn has an advantage that cannot be countered: the ability to set voices to the original Japanese. Dual audio > All.

And the old story was a complete and utter mess, with what should be the main character completely marginalized.
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Noami  +   379d ago
hm ive hear the voice actors of japanese ver on a event and for english i like the englan tone type of e than u.s english.

ive seen more bout the game on events in rl so i can say what ive seen for voice actor i like the old cast for u.s and jp one is ok again liked the old one played 1.0 from bigging to end of story.
NatureOfLogic  +   379d ago
I've really enjoyed the beta so far. I got to lvl 32 this weekend and completed everything in duty finder, I also really enjoyed fate camping this weekend.
Abriael  +   379d ago
Funnily enough fate doesn't do much for me, but I guess it's a decent diversion for when you don't have other things to do...
NatureOfLogic  +   379d ago
Fates are fun, If you can find the consistent back to back ones, like the one near drybone that gives you around 20-25k exp and about 800-1000 company seals. That's where I got most of my exp and seals while waiting for duty finder.
Chapulin  +   379d ago
Really good so far.
SlapHappyJesus  +   379d ago
If this eventually goes without a sub fee, I am definitely on board. Not big on MMO at all, but this really looks to be a quality release.
Abriael  +   379d ago
It's a quality release *because* it has a sub fee.

Sub = Quality, especially continued quality
F2P = supermarket where a lot of development resources go into trying to make you buy crap in the cash shop.
SlapHappyJesus  +   379d ago
Eh.
I would argue that, personally. Though it is all point of view.
That said, I don't see me getting my money's worth from a subscription based MMO.
This isn't for me then.
rdgneoz3  +   379d ago
There is a middle ground like with games such as Guild Wars 2. Pay for the game and then no sub fee. They've had content updates every so often, fixes for bugs / balancing, and a cash shop that doesn't make the game pay-to-win like some F2P games and is more cosmetic stuff.

But as for ARR, I've been enjoying the beta so far. Can't wait for release, as well as for the PS4 version when it comes out later.
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Shoul  +   375d ago
@rdgneoz3 - you can't really say Guild Wars 2 have content updates 'every so often'... it is updated two weeks, and before that, once a month. That is a lot of content.

The shop is purely cosmetic, and the currency can be earned via playing the game - you may convert your gold into 'gems' which is the currency required to buy stuff in the shop.

Rather than paying a obligatory £8 a month fee, Guild Wars 2 gets it right - buy the box, and only pay for stuff you want. No one can argue "subs = quality" when you consider the amount of quality content Guild Wars 2 on a regular basis.

Sub fees won't exist in the future. B2P and F2P are the way forward. Progress = developing new ideas, not succumbing to a vocal minority and reverting back to a age-old model that is no longer as successful as it once was.

I'd be interested in FFXIV if it didn't have a sub fee, and about a million others would agree. B2P would suit this game fine, and like its predecessor, expansions would be another source of income.
Kte  +   379d ago
amazing so far! Can't wait till the full game for more content!!!!
Tundra  +   379d ago
Loving the game. I can safely say THM will be my starting class when release hits. I just hit 20 at the end of this beta weekend and with astral fire II, it gets so powerful.
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NatureOfLogic  +   379d ago
THM is my primary class. I agree, astral fire and ice II are good, and the mp regen on my THM is crazy fast.
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Cid33  +   379d ago
extremely cool mmo already addicted, but the hud on ps3 is to low rez so its to big, covering almost the entire screen hope they add the option so you can have the pc hud for skills when using a keyboard
joe_thomas25  +   379d ago
Very excited about this game. FFXIV could find it difficult to compete against the massive amount of free MMO's at the minute, but by the looks of things it's definitely going to be worth the monthly fee!
Summons75  +   379d ago
Ugh I really wanna play the beta but I never get the code :(. I knew the original 14 was garbage when I played hat beta but I've even earring nothing but good things and the demos seem way better so I wanna give it a try again.
Abriael  +   379d ago
The next phase of the beta (probably in August) will be an open beta.
Summons75  +   379d ago
Thanks, I'll keep my eye out then.

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