Square Enix reveals Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
In October of last year, Square Enix voiced its disappointment in how the launch of Final Fantasy XIV went and the reception from its fevered fan-base. Quick to please fans, it was revealed that FFXIV would receive a complete redesign and it looks like that promise has finally come to fruition with the publisher’s announcement of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Here is a quote from producer director Naoki Yoshida.
There is a new website offering new background information on this reboot which can be accessed here. It will be a location for regular updates about the game and below is a flashy new trailer introducing the realm of Eorzea. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be coming soon to PS3 and PC.
If your interested in seeing more, wotgAishee has a few hundred FFXIV videos on youtube.
Thank you for that, I'll definitely have to see more. It's good to see at least some enjoy their games, flawed in some regard or not. It would be a shame if this CG wasn't used in the final game.
However that does not fully answer your quest. Does this trailer impress me? Yes. I'm impressed. Seeing little mythology gags in there was fun for me and I am looking forward to the future Realm Reborn trailers and the new opening sequence (Very sure that the CG used in the trailer will be the new opening).
I've been playing since XIV started, while it was very flawed at first, I stuck with it out of love for the development team behind it, even after the shuffle. While there are a few things I'd love to change (proper auction houses for one, mog safes, and some better targetting controls), I'd have to say FFXIV is nearly everything I wanted and more, and I keep finding new stuff from time to time. Trust me, there is some fun times when sneaking past NM Trees that can hit you for 9999 damage if your not careful. Very serious. =)
A Meteor is a meteor, doesn't have to be FF iconic in that regard. However, I am not an FF specialist in all FF's as apparently some are. But seeing you wish to grand me a reply in which you correct me, do allow me to ask you if this trailer impressed you enough that you 'd already know that you want this game?
I have it, just need to update when they bring out this patch trying to get my woman to play it but she keeps hesitating because of all the bugs from when it first came out lol
So, I take it you missed the Magitek machine from FFVI there, and the Crystal Tower from FFIII, and Meteor from VII in that trailer. I know those are only surface references, but man, facing Magitek in FFXIV right now is a huge task in its own right.
Love the trailer! Still, one thing I hope for with future trailers for Realm Reborn would be this being added:
In darkness the Crystal dreams
From the Flames of Destruction A new Beginning rises
Come, brave heroes Heed the Crystals call
Gather once more And witness A Realm Reborn.
Add this to future trailers would probably set the hype up even more.
To give you an idea, watch some of the latest stuff by wotgAishee on youtube. Realm Reborn will be an improved version of that is all I can say right now. When the beta version starts, a more concrete grasp of the changes to the battle system will be out.
I played it when it first came out, and the game wasn't too bad, just the technical stuff was awful. My friend started it a while ago, so I got back into it, and it's really a lot of fun now. I know the trailer didn't show any gameplay, but it's really a good time!
How bad does a game have to be to get a reboot less than 2 years after it came out....... And i liked the trailer for the original better to be honest.
I just think people are tired of mmos in general /=. I was a hardcore raider in wow with death and taxes getting world first and after tbc ended i was just burned out. Hope this game succeeds,
Can't wait to play! Really. I just hope I don't have to put down 60 bucks for the PS3 version.
Why can't they employ a decent voice actor? Not quite as bad as the Seekers of Adoulin trailer guy, but not far off either.
Where's the game play? These cut scenes don't tell me crap about the game.
I'll be honest, I really want this to do well. The franchise needs a boost because a lot of the fans have lost their anticipation when it comes to new FF games. Versus XIII still gives me that hope but I'm not sure with this redesign for XIV. Wishing the best.
I found myself frowning as I witnessed this trailer. But for one recognisable monster, nothing seems extremely FF iconic to me. That might just be me, but if this had a different title alltogether, I wouldn't have noticed.
That...and another thing...Where's the gameplay? Something to focus on apart from a cutscene?
If this brings a great Final Fantasy MMO, I'll be glad to buy it. Truth is, until I stumbled across Final Fantasy XIV while looking for XI months ago, I had never even heard of XIV. I just hope it's good.
Maybe NOW they'll start aknowledging it exists in main "cannon" and I can get "Good King Moogle Mog" in Theatryhthym finally!
Did you even play the first FFXIV? The game itself was not bad. What brought it down was technical issues and user interface. If those are fixed for a wider audience (which they mostly are now), and people are tired of WoW, this is a good alternative. They've also included a couple more class options, minigames, and future chocobo breeding.
Of course, it all depends on your style of gameplay. I prefer linear console based games, but still jump on FFXIV from time to time. There aren't many people on now, but it least it's not run by a bunch of immature 12 year olds.