Check out our Final Fantasy 14 review. A MMO epic not to be missed! We've been testing the game for several months and here's what we think.
Today in this test section, we are going to talk about a video game. It's about online game massively multiplayer, final fantasy 14. We played it and in this article dedicated to the test, we give our personal opinion.
Before continuing, I want to mention that I am not a fan of the final fantasy saga. The last one I played was final fantasy 7, which I failed to complete.
We are going to talk about final fantasy 14, which I played with great pleasure. To get to the heart of the matter, I will make a brief presentation of the game.
Final Fantasy 14: An online game worth seeing? Here is our analysis
Presentation of the game
History Final Fantasy XIV depicts the world of Ætherys, and more specifically the region of Eorzea.
The latter is home to several city-states that maintain more or less ambiguous relations: united in the same religious belief, some are sometimes in conflict.
The world is threatened by an unknown enemy and as a hero you must fight to save your world.
Thus begins the great adventure that will probably never end!!
Final fantasy 14 unlike the other adventures of the saga before it, is a pc games MMORPG-like.
Which means you can meet other players and then play with them. This game is compatible with Microsoft Windows, the ps4, Mac OSX then the Xbox One.
The final fantasy game includes 4 major expansions which are in order of release:
- Real ledge (start)
- Heavensward (2015),
- Stormblood (2017)
- Shadowbringers (2019)
- and EndWalker (2021).
Each extension corresponds to the continuation of a great epic.
The game starts with a free base expansion called Real reborn free. At the end of the story, begins that of Heavensward, then Stormblood and so on.
I played it until shadowbringer when I wrote this article.
Now that the game is presented, we can begin the review of the final fantasy 14 game. I will make an effort not to spoil the content of the game.
Contents of the final fantasy game 14
The game is full of positives and is very rich in content and challenges. It is impossible for me to describe everything in this article but I will do my best and especially talk about the small faults that I found there.
What stood out to me the most about the game is the story, the dungeons, and the music. Let's start with the story.
The beautiful stories are the common points of final fantasy games, a legend in the world of video game.
the 14th game of the saga is no exception to this rule. As nothing is perfect, this MMORPG game has some flaws.
The story moves very slowly. Especially for an action-hungry gamer coming from World Of Warcraft.
The first dungeon is available from level 15.
Between each important part of the main story, there are a lot of routine quests that take you for a walk.
It's lighter at the start but when you go far and you become impatient to know the rest of the events, you often meet NPCs (non-playable characters) who waste your time.
Luckily for everyone, you can participate in already conquered dungeons.
The quests, despite their flaws, are worth completing to experience epic, funny or intense moments.
It is especially in these moments that we realize that the story does not move fast enough “lol”.
We mentioned dungeons as an escape when webored in quests. Let's discover the adventures in the dungeons.
2- Final fantasy dungeons 14
The online game dungeons are very easy and enjoyable to explore.
This is one of the challenges of the game that we carry out as a team.
Simply if you are a beginner, you will never risk getting lost. The dungeons are so well designed that every time you make a mistake, you won't have to go all the way back without risking getting lost along the way.
I've seen MMORPGs where when you get lost in a dungeon, you get stuck until the end of the game.
It had happened to me that the dungeon was completed without me. Which spoils the experience of team play and especially the pleasure.
You can replay dungeons at will regardless of your level.
As long as their level is lower than yours. There is a level synchronization system that allows you to replay dungeons with a younger team (in level).
The defect that I noted is that for certain combat classes, it is very difficult to access the dungeon due to the shortage of the healer and tank class.
To achieve this, it is better to form your own team in the game or invite members of your guild. Or choose one of the classes between healer and tank.
You should know that dungeons are only playable in teams.
To better enjoy a team game, you need a good community of players. This is one of the elements that is often overlooked when talking about a massively playable game.
But before that, how about we talk a bit about music?
What attracts me the most in video games is the story and especially the music. A game with bad music is hard to digest.
I'm not going to dwell on this part because the music is very subjective and it's more a matter of taste.
In my opinion, the music perfectly describes the atmosphere, the level of tension of each part of the story.
Each extension has its musical theme that makes you feel what awaits you.
Community of players
At the beginning the players you meet in the dungeons are very nice. Unfortunately the more you advance in high level dungeons, the more difficult people you meet. I have met two types of players in this game:
- Those who throw stones at you for each error.
- Those who have patience and give you advice.
- And those who insult you and leave the game without giving you time to respond
- Others who complain about your [incompetence]
- And the ones that gently remind you of what you forgot to activate.
Hey, instead of 2 I found 5. To get by, here is the solution:
- Being very good, you will see that everyone will be nice to you.
- Watch the dungeon on youtube before you start. In other words, spoil yourself before you play. This is not my preferred method.
- Take part in complex dungeons with your friends or guild colleagues. This is the method I recommend because they will let you take your time in the dungeon and enjoy the game.
Graphics and performance
With a good setting you can enjoy beautiful graphics with good game performance.
Compared to other MMORPG games I've played, Final Fantasy 14's graphics show off the detail. Again, it all depends on the configuration you will be doing.
Price and tip to save
What should be criticized for final fantasy 14 is that you have to spend monthly while there are completely free MMORPG games (it's good competition).
It is necessary to count between 6000 and 7500fcra per month according to the rates of the moment. To access the new content of the game you have to pay around 30fcfa per extension. Again, this varies a lot depending on current prices.
Fortunately the game is free up to level 30 for a while. (with its own conditions).
To enjoy the game you have to test it up to level 30 to give yourself time to form an opinion.
If you decide to continue, I advise you to pay for the last expansion of the moment, the latter includes all the expansions that preceded it.
For example if I buy the shadowbringer extension, I will automatically have access to heavensward and stormblood included.
The second tip to save money is to subscribe for several months. If you have ever reached the limit for the number of quests, wait for the release of the next expansion before continuing with the subscription. This way you will have more content to play nonstop.
When I play ff14 (short for final fantasy 14), I'm very interested in the story.
Dungeons and multiplayer games are good to replay when I'm looking for action during quiet times. The game is not free, so I wouldn't want to spend my time on multiplayer games.
If you really want to enjoy the game, configure in the settings, the spoken voice in Japanese and the transcription in your native language.
I love Japanese voices!
You won't be disappointed during the cutscenes.
Other points on final fantasy 14
Final fantasy 14 game is what I recommend for all MMORPG type game newbies. Many require that you have some level of experience with massively player games, but Final Fantasy 14 takes the time to "educate" you.
The game world is both vast and full of quests without being confusing!
Like any game of this genre, you will be able to communicate with friends, play games together and even duels or group clashes. For the latter, you must have at least level 30 and pay.
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