The Final Fantasy franchise is known for making some great games. In this Final Fantasy XIV online game review we will see if Final Fantasy XIV stands up to the long and proud tradition of of great Final Fantasy games. Many RPGs lately such as the Harvest Moon series seem to simply remake the same game and update it, often doing little to change the game from an older version. This is not what you will get from Final Fantasy XIV. As you will see in this Final Fantasy XIV online game review.
What makes Final Fantasy XIV different right off is you are located in a land called Hydaelyn and a region called Eoreza. Besides being visually similar to fit in with the franchise but also visually different from other Final Fantasy games help to make the game new and worthy of being a separate title. The visuals are not the only thing that make Final Fantasy XIV a new game, the game mechanics also change things from previous Final Fantasy games. An example of this change from previous games is that it uses a skill based progression as opposed to experience points and level based progression. Some players may not like this change though while others will love it. Other changes include equalizing solo and group play as opposed to putting all the emphasis on group play.
Often Final Fantasy games change games forever but Final Fantasy XIV does not bring much new to the table. One thing that is new to the franchise but is not totally novel is weapon use altering character development. Some other changes are included to the franchise but not to RPG’s as a whole. An example of this is different disciplines, and changes to the job system that more reflect other MMORPG games.
When you think Final Fantasy one of the first things to come up is the visuals and Final Fantasy XIV does not disappoint. Final Fantasy XIV Has great cut scenes as well. The one drawback is that amazing visuals are pretty common now with such high tech gaming machines so it is hard to stand out from other games with amazing visuals about the only way to go wrong visually is to make bad visuals.
The other and probably number one thing that most people think of when they think of the franchise is the music. The high quality of the music sets this game apart. While it may not have the best soundtrack of any Final Fantasy game Final Fantasy XIV does have an excellent soundtrack and may have some themes which could become some of your favorites.
As you can see from this Final Fantasy XIV online game review Final Fantasy XIV breaks new ground for the franchise but does not break new ground for the genre. Final Fantasy XIV is on par with other Final Fantasy games though it might not be the best. Final Fantasy XIV is certainly worth at least renting and if you are a fan of Final Fantasy you will want to make sure to go out and buy it.