Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
A gorgeous, stirring, mechanically solid, feature-rich expansion to what is the best MMO in years.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward felt mixed. Interesting story that started a large-scale conflict was spoiled by the slowness. Exciting new classes for each combat role is great, but controversial pantheon of tribal gods are not left us in awe as Titan or Leviathan. Highly complicated and overburdened combat system and the uneven balance of battles and dungeons also do not benefit the project.
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Some may argue that the current generation of MMORPGs is filled with throw away imports that focus on monetization over quality. While that seems true for most of 2015's releases Final Fantasy XIV's expansion Heavensward bucks that trend and proves that there is still room for subscription based MMORPGs on the market that are not named World of Warcraft.
Yoshida and his team has cemented FFXIV's place amongst the MMO titans that dominate today. They're not going anywhere - if any new MMO is going to see a decade plus lifespan, it's this one. Don't wait another second - Final Fantasy XIV, along with Heavensward, is an MMO you need to be a part of.
All in all, you'll literally get hundreds of hours of gameplay to do, with more content added roughly every three months. This is hands down the best MMO on the market currently, in my opinion, and I think every Final Fantasy fan should at least play it through. Even if you're not the type to join clans, it's a game you can play almost exclusively solo except for a couple bosses and some mandatory dungeons. If you have been waiting on picking up Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward there is no better time than now to pick it up. It's a solid 4.5 out of 5 for me.
Treading water is exactly what we have here with Heavensward. Besides ingenuity, Heavensward doesn't necessarily fail in any regard.
An extensive and well-planned expansion that makes Eorzea an ever-more compelling place to get lost in.
Heavensward reconfirms Final Fantasy XIV as one of the best MMORPGs out there.
[I]t doesn't take long for fatigue to set in when they're the only two dungeons, and when there's almost nothing else to do at 60 beyond farming tokens to get your next set of gear
We couldn't have asked for anything better than Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. It comes packed with a staggering amount of content that will leave players overwhelmed in both quantity and quality. It contains a storyline that's highly entertaining and rivals most RPGs in length, three new jobs that are more than welcome additions and flying mounts that help revolutionize traversal in Eorzea.