Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
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For all you lapsed players, 4.4 continues the good will Square Enix has garnered since Heavensward. It's still one of the most polished games on the market right now by any metric, and even if you don't stick around forever you'll get something out of it.
Stormblood is simply amazing. Not much more can be said about it. With a very well-crafted story, some tense and epic battles, two new classes, and wonderful zones, saying anything else would ruin so much of the expansion and what makes it great.
Narratively, the goal of Stormblood was to create change for the better. In reality, the developers ultimately succeeded in this same goal. Going forward, it’ll be interesting to see how this is reflected in the upcoming content patches that will further build on what the expansion is seeking to achieve.
Final Fantasy 14's second major expansion, Stormblood, delivers yet another fantastic story that would please even the most discerning of Final Fantasy fans.
Thanks to Stormblood and all the innovations - Final Fantasy XIV is back on the honorary Olympus of the best MMORPGs on the market. Naoki Yoshida and his team did the impossible by making a great game even better, while fixing the annoying problems. Ultimate Final Fantasy of our time is here - and it's Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Final Fantasy XIV second expansion pack, Stormblood, is a storytelling achievement, but nothing more. The game it's a showcase of the archaic scheme that governs every MMO in existence. Nevertheless, it's a rich and vibrant world which proudly carries the name of Final Fantasy.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
The best Final Fantasy XIV has ever been. Ever moving forward, Square Enix has managed to craft one of the most focused storylines in the game thus far, backed up by exceptional voice acting and a desire to keep quests fresh with great boss battles, characters and dungeons. The main area Stormblood suffers is postgame, where there is little desire to top that subscription back up once the main story and few unlockable dungeons and raids have been completed. Whilst it lasts, though, thoroughly engrossing from start to finish.
Stormblood tells an intriguing tale of resistance and rebellion, with well-defined characters, exciting dungeons, and awe-inspiring new classes, but leans just a bit too heavy on the grind.