What Makes Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Such a Playable MMO Game?

About the game


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Final Fantasy XIV is an MMORPG, a massive multiplayer online role-playing game. It is a part of the famous Final Fantasy series of adventure games. The game is known as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which is a re-released game after the original game received severe criticism. Square Enix has developed and published this game. It is available for the Windows and PlayStation platforms. The game was released in 2013.

The game features a persistent world where players can interact with the environment and also with each other. There are many customization options available for players. Since the initial game flopped, the developers have constantly released expansion packs with new content. There were five patches released to fix the game. Three major expansions have been released with new features. They are Heavensward (2015), Stormblood (2017), and Shadowbringers (2019). The game has more than 18 million registered players.

The game plot, characters, and storyline

The game is set in a fictional world known as Hydaelyn. The game events occur in the region of Eorzea, which has four states. There are eight races in the game, and players can choose characters from any of these races. The eight races in the game are:

  • Hyur
  • Elezen
  • Lalafell
  • Roegadyn
  • Miqo’te
  • Viera
  • Hrothgar
  • Au Ra

In the game, you need to take on the role of any of the characters belonging to these races. Each of the characters has their own traits that help in gameplay. You need to join hands with the Adventure’s Guild and win their confidence at the beginning of the game. The updates and expansion packs keep adding new dimensions to the story. The latest expansion is set in the First Star. Here, you play as a warrior of darkness and explore dungeons and carry out raids on the enemy. The game involves fights between various groups.

The gameplay

The gameplay revolves around dungeon exploration and battles with enemies. There are raids that are one of the main features of gameplay. You join hands with other players and raid your enemies. Since the game features a persistent world, there are many random events that you encounter. These events determine how the game proceeds. A new gameplay element added in the Shadowbringers expansion is the trust system. This involves you having to trust three non-playing characters and bringing them with you in the gameplay.

The gameplay proceeds through the main storyline that involves many mini-stories. Apart from the main story, there are stories that each of the expansions has. You need to complete all the stories before you can reach the latest expansion. In case you are in a hurry and don’t have the patience to wait, don’t worry. You can pay real money to complete an expansion without playing it. For $25, you can open up the entire story content until the latest expansion.

This can be worth it since you need to play more than 100 hours to complete the entire storyline before the present expansion. Essentially, you are skipping directly to level 70 if you pay the developers. Since the new expansion has an interesting storyline, where you fight with the forces of darkness against light, paying the money may be worth it. There are many characters in the game and sub-plots. All these make this game a great one to play. If you are an MMO game fan, then this is one of the games that you definitely need to play, thanks to its rich content.

The game features

Final Fantasy XIV has gained popularity, thanks to its features that make it such a playable MMORPG:

  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a multiplayer game played by millions of players.
  • It is a fantasy game set in a fictional world and involves the fights between various races.
  • The game has four different expansions, each of which brings in new elements to the story and the gameplay.
  • You need to go through the original storyline and then move through the expansions one by one. For a fee, you can skip any of the expansions if you want to.
  • The game has hours of content and is not just all about fighting battles. You will immerse yourself in the game characters and the story.
  • The game has been acknowledged as the best in the Final Fantasy series, thanks to its engrossing content and rich gameplay elements.

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