Monday, June 19, 2017

News:: A second opinion on Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

[Chris already gave us his thoughts on Stormblood, but now that early access has cooled a bit, here's another opinion.]

To say Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood caught the eye of newcomers, intermediate and advanced players alike might be an understatement. Four weeks ago, my mid-population server of Lamia saw an influx of new and returning players and as of Friday's early access the place is so packed there are waiting queues to log in. Not long in my case, but still there.

Stormblood is a big turning point for the FFXIV saga and the addition of Samurai and Red Mage only makes it more enticing. From the inception of FFXIV, the plight of Ala Mhigo and its refugees has been known to players. The nations of Eorzea have not been in a strong position to push the Garlean Empire from Ala Mhigo when the Empire and primals  (Ifrit, Titan, Shiva, etc.) have been threatening their own lands from the original release to present.

As the Warrior of Light, you even become something of a refugee yourself in the Heavensward expansion. At the close of the story, you are found innocent of your alleged crimes, have gained the Eorzean Alliance a new ally in Isghard and due to someone instigating a fight with the Empire, the Alliance has been dragged into a direct conflict and now seeks to liberate Ala Mhigo.

As with the initial attempt to liberate Ala Mhigo, the Stormblood early access was not without its tremendous roadblocks.

A second opinion on Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood screenshot


via destructoid