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Hands-on with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn | Daily Joypad

Daily Joypad writes: With the Phase 3 closed beta drawing to a close, my Lalafell Lancer reached the dizzying heights of level 25 in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Version 1.0 of this game was, to put it politely, a mediocre experience at best with several elements puzzlingly difficult to the point of agonising trials with so many broken mechanics. In 2011, Yoichi Wada, the then CEO of Square Enix, openly admitted that the failures in Final Fantasy XIV tarnished the Final Fantasy franchise; the game was simply not ready for prime time. To that end, FF XIV was given a massive overhaul to produce something that Final Fantasy fans have been longing for. With A Realm Reborn, the game world has been changed so drastically that it can barely be recognised but the changes are a welcome one.

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Pain1167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

I had a Blast in Beta 3!

Cant wait for Legacy head start before retail launch :3

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Saksoy1167d ago

why do you need head start when you can only level up for 8 hours a week lol

Coltrane_C1167d ago

Where on earth does it say that at?

Pain1167d ago

I dont need a head start all my Jobs @50 aside from crafts i just want to get most of the pre rec story quests out of the way so i can just focus on the lvl 50 stuff.

smartin1021167d ago

thats an article from 3 years ago talking about FFXIV 1.0 before they scrapped it and restarted with A Realm Reborn. A Realm Reborn has done away with that.

JAMurida1167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

"Justin Towell on ***June 23, 2012***"

Old article, game isn't like that now.

EDIT: Guy said what needed to be said before me.

And yeah, 3 years. Put wrong date in.

Saksoy1167d ago

Nice to know, was putting me off from buying it.
Does anyone know whats the level cap is this time round?

frankiebeans1167d ago

I dont like it I was playing on ps3 something about that game just dont feel righT. I like the gameplay of ffxi better

Dno1167d ago

ff11 is to old, doesn't have new features other MMOs have and the population is really bad. With no Dungeon finder you are still sitting in town shouting so people can party up and in a game where u need a party for EVERYTHING it makes for a bad time which is why the game never gets new people to play.

FF14 is light years better.

AzureskyZ1167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

I hope its nothing like the original ff14-- i bought the collectors edition and that game was the biggest piece of crap i ever played-- i want to give it another go but im keeping it at an arms length until i get more feedback.

@ For those of you playing the beta, what do you think? is it the same as last time ?

Dno1167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

Or you can just try it for free if you really bought the game you can log on and play lol.

Edit:
Everyone who purchased the game has access to the beta since beta phase 2. There is gonna be 4 beta phases and an open beta all of these periods are free play. We are currently waiting for phase 4 which starts next month. Every character was transferred from ff14 1.0 to the current ff14 2.0

Edit 2
Coming from someone who has played ff11 for 6 years I have to say the game is awesome, story, graphics,(oh the graphics) setting, content all are top notch. You would have to look hard to find faults in the game.

AzureskyZ1167d ago

Dont they charge 15.00 per month though -- or dont you need to be invited for the beta-- i wasnt aware that i can just use my old login to access the game.

Zephyrus341167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

@AzureskyZ If you already had the game when it was 1.0, it's only 9.99/mo with 8 chars per serv, as for me, i gotta pay 11.99 for 1 char per serv since i just got into this.

Nevers1167d ago

I've been in the PS3 beta since we were allowed in and I played FFxi for years. FFxiv ARR is really really fun. Definitely has me hooked.

fullmetal1561167d ago

@azureskyz man its nothing like 1.0 the battle system is so blazing that it keeps you on your toes, theres practically no downtime u fight fight fight and it doesnt get repetitive SE did a great job at balancing the game, i made it to lvl 31 in phase 3 and i dont even care if my char gets wiped lol i cant wait. (Ps i skipped the story till the game launches :)

AzureskyZ1167d ago

It good to hear they overhauled it-- what about the bazaar system-- trying to find someone to repair your shit or finding an ingredient was pain in the ass-- also do they cap your time or level per class?

fullmetal1561167d ago

The bazaar system was up but not fully integrated yet it did do a good job at finding the items by class and level and craft way better but i don't think people in phase 3 use it much and as far and they do not cap your class or level i went from 1 to like 20 in 1 night lol

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