10 The reason why it is best to play FFXIV

With Closing Fantasy XIV(FFXIV)’s Patch 6.3 across the nook, gamers will certainly be enjoying the sport once more. It will most probably result in non-players changing into within the recreation. If you’re a kind of gamers and are questioning when you ought to begin your journey on this recreation, then don’t fear. Listed here are 10 the reason why it is best to check out and play the critically-acclaimed MMORPG FFXIV, from its gameplay to its story, to its free trial.

Free Trial
At any time when the FFXIV Free Trial will get introduced up, it normally comes within the type of a spiel. Particularly, it comes on this type:

Do you know that the critically-acclaimed MMORPG Closing Fantasy XIV has a free trial as much as Stage 60 and contains the whole lot of A Realm Reborn and the award-winning growth Heavensward with no restriction on playtime?

In case you had been questioning, I typed that from reminiscence. This free trial is one thing FFXIV is de facto identified for, and for good purpose. I had mates who performed FFXIV, and though they didn’t say this outright, the nice factors they listed down in regards to the free trial had been principally what I mentioned above. You get to play the sport free of charge as much as stage 60, you don’t have restrictions on playtime, and also you get to play each A Realm Reborn (ARR), the bottom recreation, and the primary growth, Heavensward (HW).

Simply to make clear, by the way in which, the “as much as Stage 60” half doesn’t imply you possibly can’t play anymore when you attain Stage 60. It simply means you possibly can’t stage up previous Stage 60 (the sport’s present stage cap is 90). Not solely that, however in contrast to most different MMORPGs, that’s stage 60 on ALL of the lessons gamers have entry to (from A Realm Reborn to Heavensward, which is 13 lessons). Earlier than I purchased the complete recreation myself, I had already spent not less than 556 hours on this recreation. That was once I completed HW and hit 60 in loads of lessons. Even then, I might nonetheless play the sport. What different free trial helps you to do this?

Low system necessities

Now, let’s say that you simply wish to strive the Free Trial. You may be frightened that such a recreation would wish highly effective computer systems to run. In spite of everything, some fashionable MMORPGs have system necessities that rival AAA video games. Fortunately, you don’t have to fret about that. Having a look on the minimal system necessities, it’s truly fairly tame.

  • OS: Home windows 8, 10, 11, 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2.4Ghz or larger
  • RAM: 4GB or larger
  • Disk area: 80+GB (full recreation with all expansions)
  • Graphics Card: NVidia Geforce GTX750 or larger, AMD Radeon R7 260x or larger
  • Display screen Decision: 1280×720

These system necessities are a far cry from loads of fashionable video games, primarily as a result of this recreation has been out since 2013. Fortunately, the sport’s system necessities nonetheless replicate that. This additionally serves to essentially assist gamers get into the sport. Additionally, if in case you have a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, you don’t have to fret in regards to the specs in any respect and simply play in your console.

Nice character customization

Let’s say you’ve downloaded FFXIV free of charge, and also you at the moment are creating your new character. Closing Fantasy XIV’s character creation will not be as in depth as, say, some Bethesda video games or these with loads of sliders. Even so, the sport offers you fairly a little bit of freedom relating to making your character. You may modify your character’s peak, bust measurement, coiffure and coloration, eye form and coloration, and extra. Should you’re selecting a few of the different races, just like the dragon-like Au Ra (finest race) or the bunny Viera (which sadly wants the Shadowbringers growth), you possibly can even modify the looks of their horns and ears respectively. What’s higher is that your look truly issues in FFXIV.

FFXIV isn’t like loads of video games with character creation. You don’t spend hours making a personality, solely to by no means see it once more. You will notice your character’s look the entire recreation, and you’ll truly be taught to like your character, a lot as I did.

Cosmetics on level

Since we’re on the subject of characters, let’s speak about recreation cosmetics. Loads of FFXIV gamers take into account cosmetics, or Glamour as the sport calls it, because the true finish recreation. Gamers could make armor tackle the looks of different armor (with circumstances after all), which lets them boost their appears to be like. Do you wish to be a Paladin with black armor and evil-looking weapons? You are able to do that. Perhaps you wish to be cute whereas wielding a scythe emanating with darkish power? That’s additionally attainable. Are you within the temper to look evil whereas wielding therapeutic White Magic? You can also make that occur. Glamour is such an enormous a part of this recreation, and is one thing you’ll have to expertise for your self.

Lovely surroundings

When you log in to play FFXIV, you’ll instantly see simply how a lot effort the builders put into it. From the forests of Gridania, to the waters of Limsa Lominsa, to the sands of Ul’dah, you will notice simply how a lot love and element went into creating these places. Not solely that, however as you progress into the sport, you’ll attain much more locations, just like the snowy mountains of Coerthas, or the Japan-like Doma. You’ll go far and vast in your travels in Eorzea, and it’ll all look very lovely.

Actually good story

The story of FFXIV can also be an excellent one. In fact, you’ll hear some individuals argue that the bottom recreation, A Realm Reborn, has a sluggish, nearly slogging begin and that the story actually begins at Heavensward. I’m inclined to agree with this assertion, primarily as a result of there have been instances once I did really feel like that. The truth is, gamers can buy FFXIV story skips, in order that they’ll get to the “good components” already. Nonetheless, I extremely suggest AGAINST doing that.

Earlier than this recreation is an MMORPG, it’s a Closing Fantasy recreation. The quantity of care, love, and a focus that the builders and writers put into FFXIV’s story is insane. There are various instances once I discover myself considering that I want I might wipe away my reminiscence of FFXIV in order that I can expertise the story contemporary another time. Positive, there are occasions when FFXIV’s story will get sluggish, like between ARR and HW, or components of the Stormblood growth. Nonetheless, as soon as the puzzle items fall into place, and also you notice simply how effectively the writing is, it can all be price it. So please, don’t skip the cutscenes and conversations.

Likable characters

In your journey via Eorzea you’ll meet quite a lot of characters. There are your principal allies, like Y’shtola Rhuul or Nanamo Ul Namo, in addition to facet characters reminiscent of the wedding assistant within the church. In your facet quests, you’ll meet much more individuals, every with their very own objectives, aspirations, and needs. Though a few of the characters are simply there to replenish the world, a overwhelming majority of them assist in world-building, instructing you so many particulars that you simply gained’t get from simply enjoying the Fundamental Quests. Who is aware of, you may discover your favourite recreation NPC right here.

FFXIV has gameplay

FFXIV’s gameplay performs quite a bit like different MMORPGs. That is, after all, not a nasty factor. The builders managed to get the texture of an MMORPG proper, whereas additionally not taking away from the Closing Fantasy expertise. Your assaults really feel fantastical sufficient, the varied dungeons and trials are properly completed, and extra. The sport simply feels so good to play, and it feels very optimized. In addition they have a bit one thing for everybody, giving gamers a lot freedom. You may dungeon dive, go treasure searching, gamble on the on line casino, and even go on fishing journeys. There’s a lot gameplay to expertise in FFXIV, which you can spend lots of of hours simply doing no matter you need.

Welcoming group

What’s even higher is the group. FFXIV gained Finest Group Assist throughout TGA 2022, in addition to  Finest Group within the Golden Joystick, and for good purpose. Toxicity could be very uncommon in FFXIV. Positive, you’ll generally meet gamers who don’t like the way you play or assume it is best to do issues in a different way. Nonetheless, they’re a small minority of gamers. Loads of the gamers right here love serving to one another out. Should you want assist in a dungeon, likelihood is there may be somebody who will enable you. Should you don’t know the mechanics of a raid, there are individuals who will take the time to show you what to do. What’s even higher is that as a complete, gamers refuse to spoil new gamers in regards to the story. Everyone knows what it’s prefer to play FFXIV and expertise its story and gameplay for the primary time.

That’s one thing we would like our new gamers, or Sprouts, to expertise.

Superb builders

And eventually, let’s discuss in regards to the recreation’s builders. Naoki Yoshida, who followers lovingly name Yoshi-P, has been this recreation’s producer ever because it relaunched. It was because of his work, in addition to these working below him, that FFXIV is the way in which it’s now. You may inform simply how a lot the builders love this recreation. FFXIV’s music (shoutout to Masayoshi Soken by the way in which),writing (Natsuko Ishikawa is one of the best), gameplay, and a lot extra had been made with love from the builders. Not solely that however the builders even care in regards to the gamers. Yoshi-P performs the sport itself, so he is aware of precisely what must be completed. He even mentioned earlier than that it’s okay to not play the sport, as individuals do get burnt out from MMORPGs.

It actually goes to point out that the workforce behind this recreation doesn’t simply see sources of cash. They see individuals who starvation for a superb recreation.

In any case, these are ten the reason why it is best to play the critically-acclaimed MMORPG FFXIV. If you wish to check out FFXIV’s Free Trial, you possibly can take a look at the PlayStation Retailer or the official web site (PC) to enroll. Hopefully, you’re going to get to expertise FFXIV’s story, gameplay, and extra for your self. When you’re completed with the free trial, you should buy FFXIV for your self and play every little thing else.

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