Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Games
  3. Consoles

PS3 Review: Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn

See also

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for the PS3.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn takes place in the world of Eorzea. After events of cataclysmic proportions, the land has resettled into a tranquil state. However, a looming empire is on the rise and peaceful allied nations seek the support of adventurers, players, to defend the realm. The premise may seem generic and while the actual story pieces are few and far between, they’re great. It’s just unfortunate that the story is buried so deep in an otherwise monotony of uninteresting side quests.

More Photos

At its core FFXIV is like any other MMO: accept quests, hunt monsters, collect loot, repeat. Yet it also goes beyond that especially for the PS3. The job system is as easy as switching weapons with no limits on how many a player can take. Quests are simple, the rewards are beneficial, and everything in general is simple and streamlined for new MMO players. It's easy to get addicted to and from someone who had a strong distaste for MMOs before, that’s saying something. It feels like a larger, social Final Fantasy that’s a celebration of the series. This is the online Final Fantasy that FFXI should have been and what FFXII accomplished.

This is the best-looking MMO on the market with character models looking particularly stunning. The vast arrays of gear, quests, areas, and classes are fantastic. It makes the game customizable to however players want to experience it either solo, or with friends. Topping it off, this is some of the best Final Fantasy music in years. However, there were an occasional glitch, or two and that $15 monthly fee is a pain. Yet on that same note, FFXIV is worth the price of admission if only for a month at the least.

Final fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is not only a great MMO, but also a fantastic Final Fantasy game. It’s a shame the story is held back and that monthly fee is annoying, still, there’s not much else to fault here. It’s a great MMO for consoles for both new and old players and definitely a Final Fantasy experience that shouldn’t be missed.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was released on August 27, 2013 for the PC and PS3. For a better understanding of the game, watch this elongated video review via ReActionExaminer.


Don't Miss

  • Massive
    Ubisoft Massive exclusive: 'The Division', PS4 & Xbox One, Activision to Ubisoft & more
    Games Exclusive
  • iPhone
    Get your wallet ready: The next iPhone could cost $100 more than your last one
    Tech Buzz
  • Civ
    Need to catch up on 'Sid Meier's Civilization'? Here is everything you need to know
    Games Feature
  • Google Glass
    See how Google Glass is letting sick kids go to the zoo without leaving the hospital
    Tech News
  • Upcoming
    These are 2014's biggest PS4, Xbox One and Wii U games
    Games Feature
  • Google
    Google has filed for a patent to develop contact lenses capable of taking photos

Related Videos:

  • Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518180350" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Kovac's Rules
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517979951" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • How to survive cover photo
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517484966" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!