Final Fantasy XIV: Rebirth of the realm has been open to the public for three days, so at this stage will be a comprehensive review of a little premature . Instead, we will follow a slash MMORPG Final Fantasy fanboy novice, as he learns the ropes , and to explore the wide, wide world Eorzea .
The franchise has been disappointing , my generation into Final Fantasy XIV medium high hopes. It may be unwise – After all the recent series of mistakes, Final Fantasy XIV Square Enix singled out “significantly damaged ” brands. The company publicly announced its crappiness and vowed to fix it. Realm of rebirth , restoration, thorough overhaul of products .
I figure two things they would not dare . In addition, my favorite Final Fantasy , lackluster plot aside, is the twelfth , which is as close to the offline MMO , you can get . So, while my previous MMO experience is limited to one week trial of World of Warcraft , I have a sense of what to expect .
Final Fantasy XIV characters
When you first log on to the reborn state, the system will prompt you to create your character. It is one more tool that allows you to dramatically modify the appearance of your player , so I was able to create a teammate inadvertently digital avatar. You do not just deal with the aesthetics, though, you can also choose your character ‘s birthday ( do not ask why ) , and asterisk ( again, no clue ) , but the most important is their class . Players will be prompted to choose between war and magic disciples disciples. The former ( Gladiator , boxer , predators , cavalry , archers ) specializes in weapons combat , and the latter in the Magic ( Conjurer , odd , Arcane division ) . Do not feel locked in the first minute you make a decision , but once you reach 10 , you can equip different weapons , and effectively change your class .
Finalized, my character, a brief cut-scenes drama . My hero still stands , and a hooded man said floating , fuzzy , most incomprehensible thing ( Final Fantasy staple food ) , and then suddenly , I was on my way to a bustling city Chocobo carts . Within minutes, I was within the walls . I joined a guild, I accept the task reckless abandon – Other Final Fantasys compared to the time between the start of the game , the game really starts is refreshingly short . Does not exceed the amount of initial tasks “Access this person ‘or’ touch this crystal ” or ” kill four ladybugs ,” but I’m actually doing something , all the learning of the game mechanics ( gradually relay information to help players through pop-up window ) .
Final Fantasy XIV 2
I spent a few hours of gameplay , accepting quests , upgrade my character, explore the open world – it’s fun , but has been offline and online game Final Fantasy differences between the more obvious. The biggest one ? Although I focused on the completion of quests , the main task of the narrative does not seem any kind of narrative moves forward ( unless you count the pretzels guards narrative ) . Perhaps there is more to come , maybe I’m just my MMO n00bishness exposure , which is what I should expect ……
What is really striking is the feeling of the game how the West , in mechanics , but its aesthetic aspects . Eorzea world and the characters seem to live for Western gamers. Bizarre aspects of Final Fantasy muted. It will be interesting to see how it all played out.