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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.

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mr.selfdestruct1118d ago

It is soo much better then the original ffxiv.

Abriael1118d 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.

Abriael1118d ago

@newmonday: that kind of game has several storylines with several endings normally.

NewMonday1118d ago

so it's not like the perpetual "end games content" in MMORPGs

Noami1118d 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.

Abriael1118d ago (Edited 1118d 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.

Noami1118d 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.

NatureOfLogic1118d 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.

Abriael1118d 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...

NatureOfLogic1118d 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.

SlapHappyJesus1118d 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.

Abriael1118d 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.

SlapHappyJesus1118d 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.

rdgneoz31118d ago (Edited 1118d 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.

Shoul1114d 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.

Kte1118d ago

amazing so far! Can't wait till the full game for more content!!!!

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