Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4) – Review Update
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Developer: Square Enix Product Development Division 3
Publisher: Square Enix
Platform: PC, PS3, PS4

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4) – Review Update

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FINAL FANTASY XIV LogoFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn finally makes its way onto the PS4. You can actually see the difference between the PS4 and PS3 version. Everything you see, is much more detailed on PS4. The environments look stunningly beautiful, and it’s possible to zoom out further and keep the environment steady without any lag. Now more characters can be visualised on screen, while armor, weapons, mounts, characters, etc are now much more detailed.

But it’s more than just a graphical update. The cross hotbar from the PS3 version has been updated for PS4 and made more customizable. This makes it so that the controls are very easy to use and won’t take to long to get accustomed to. A new feature to the controls, only possible on PS4 because of the touchpad on the DS4, is to use the touchpad as a mouse. If you do not want to play the game with the controller, you can always plug in a mouse and keyboard on your PS4 and play that way, so there are multiple ways to play this game. This is a nice touch, because you’re able to choose how you  manage your game.

FINAL FANTASY XIV 2Last but certainly not least is the amazing new feature to be able to remote play with the PS Vita. As long as you have an internet connection available, you can make contact with your PS4 and you can play FFXIV ARR anywhere you want, even if you are just taking your bath. The graphics are a little less than the PS4 but nevertheless they look great on the little Vita screen. Controls are a little bit more tricky as you have no R2 and L2 button, but you have to use the back touchpad instead, which isn’t always very easy to do. But that’s the only downside I could find.

FINAL FANTASY XIV 1A very positive note is that you do not require Playstation Plus to play FFXIV online. You can just log in and play with the same character you were using on the PC and/or PS3.

On the 24th of May, the first part of a two part special preview of the new adventures in patch 2.3 will be held. Here the producer will announce what will be released in this patch and  questions from fans will also be answered. Here is a little overview of the topics that will be addressed:

– Continuation of the Saga of the Zodiac (scheduled for patch 2.28)
– Ramuh, the Lord of Levin
– New Dungeons
– Hullbreaker Isle
– Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard)
– Stone Vigil (Hard)
– Item Desynthesis
– A new feature allowing players to break down unwanted items to reclaim crafting materials.
– Daily Hunts
– Questions for Lead Designer Takeo Suzuki

If you still want to know more about the game, read our full review here.

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  1. […] It took us a long while to get through the content of the original base game. Luckily, after nearly a month of travelling and battling our way through southern Eorzea, we were finally granted access to the brand new content of Final Fantasy XIV Online’s very first expansion: Heavensward. Psyched and absolutely eager to explore Ishgard and the lands beyond, we geared up for the biting cold and dove in. This review focusses primary on new content and might spoil a little of the original A Realm Reborn plot. Those who are looking for spoiler-free info on the general gameplay of the base game, are welcome to read our reviews for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. […]

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