Square Enix Final Fantasy 14

Last updated date: May 15, 2019

DWYM Score
7.5

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 98 expert reviews, the Square Enix Square Enix Final Fantasy 14 placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.1
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
6.3
78 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Great for beginning, Tons of depth for the hardcore.
- Keen Gamer
March 4, 2019 | Full review
Underwater exploration is one of Stormblood's flashy new features, complete with mounts that let you hobnob with the fishes and ninja turtle-like denizens of the deep. It's initially amazing, at least for as long as I can hold my breath here in the real world.
- IGN
June 29, 2017 | Full review
A thrilling new chapter to the ongoing Final Fantasty XIV saga. Streamlined job class progression is faster, easier. Red Mage is the bomb.
- Kotaku
July 10, 2017 | Full review
There is a vast amount to do, which will please players looking to make a serious commitment to a new MMO.
- PC Gamer
November 6, 2013 | Full review
The changes to the combat system have also been wonderful. Animations have been greatly improved (especially when it comes to making each class feel different), and the removal of attribute points streamlines the leveling process.
- Destructoid
June 21, 2017 | Full review
It has beautiful graphics.
- Games Radar
October 20, 2010 | Full review
Part of the game's appeal is how much it doesn't change; Final Fantasy XIV doesn't reinvent the wheel.
- US Gamer
September 5, 2013 | Full review
Strong balance that makes all classes viable.
- Readers Gambit
November 28, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Content bloat can intimidate new players.
- Keen Gamer
March 4, 2019 | Full review
Story progress a bit too quickly. New swimming and diving mechanic woefully underutilized. No dancer job.
- Kotaku
July 10, 2017 | Full review
A certain amount of grind is, however, inevitable.
- PC Gamer
November 6, 2013 | Full review
The only thing I'm bummed out about is the swimming aspect, which isn't nearly as monumental as flight.
- Destructoid
June 21, 2017 | Full review
A total lack of direction or instruction. Possibly worst interface and economy in MMO history.
- Games Radar
October 20, 2010 | Full review
Struggling with leftover baggage from original.
- Readers Gambit
November 28, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

For newcomers to FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, this bundle is the complete edition and includes the award-winning FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn and its expansions FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward and FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood! Join millions of others online and start your own FINAL FANTASY adventure today!

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