Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker - PC (Steam) Review

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 Endwalker - PC (Steam) Review

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  • System: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Steam)
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Release Date: December 3, 2021

FINAL FANTASY XIV: ENDWALKER Launch Trailer

 Endwalker - PC (Steam) Review

Endwalker marks the extremity of a communicative arc that has taken eleven years to develop, and for this reason, it caters to seasoned and returning FFXIV players who person been playing done the game’s travel for years.

 Endwalker - PC (Steam) Review

Unfortunately, the archetypal happening you person to cognize is that determination is simply a hold clip to play. Because of its popularity, it's not uncommon for FFXIV players to person a tiny "queue" timer erstwhile they effort to log into the game, but what utilized to beryllium a 2-3 infinitesimal hold clip during "peak hours" turned into 2-5 hours aft the merchandise of spot 6.0 for the Endwalker expansion. Waiting agelong hours to log into a crippled sounds insane, but radical who were anxious to play waited, to the constituent that to connection immoderate "relief" for the queue timers, Square Enix had to STOP selling FFXIV and suspend their escaped proceedings registrations indefinitely. Even implicit a period aft release, the queue times past astir 1:30 to 2:30 hours during "peak hours" and the crippled is inactive unavailable for purchase.

If we place that, it's not each bad. Those who person entree to the crippled were delighted to find that Endwalker meets each of their expectations and more. The enlargement is long, fun, interesting, and engaging to play done and through. Other than an breathtaking story, the Endwalker enlargement introduced the much-acclaimed antheral Viera, a playable contention of handsome quality bunnies. The playable Viera contention was really introduced connected the erstwhile expansion, Shadowbringers, however, it was lone disposable arsenic the pistillate gender.

Two caller playable “jobs” were introduced with Endwalker, a healer relation known arsenic "Sage" and a melee DPS role, the"Reaper". Despite being new, these 2 jobs person proven their worthy by taking the pb connected the harm boards successful Asphodelos Savage, Endwalker's endgame raid content.

 Endwalker - PC (Steam) Review

A caller enlargement ever equals to caller areas to explore, but Endwalker brings stunning scenery of some caller and old. Since Heavensward, we've known astir Idyllshire, an abandoned Sharlayan city, present we get to question to "The Northern Empty" wherever we tin acquisition the blase Sharlayan architecture successful each its glory. Another old-but-new country is Garlemald; a metropolis we’ve known astir lone from the tales of our enemies, is present disposable for players to roam... oregon what's near of it anyway.

Some caller cities and dungeons are inspired by Indian culture, truthful expect agleam colorful scenery with a batch of character. That inactive doesn’t comparison to the otherworldly ocular beauties of “The Sea of Stars” and each the distant planets we get to question to successful Endwalker!

 Endwalker - PC (Steam) Review

FFXIV Endwalker enlargement brings with it galore bully bangers, arsenic expected from the legendary Masayoshi Soken. Some of the champion euphony volition beryllium encountered done the main communicative quest fights, but we tin besides bask large overworld music, particularly successful cities similar Radz-at-Han, wherever we immerse ourselves successful tunes inspired by Indian culture. As this enlargement is meant to beryllium a wrap-up of each the expansions truthful acold successful FFXIV, we volition perceive a batch of aged euphony arsenic well, particularly the celebrated ARR theme, "Answers" by Nobuo Uematsu. Using older euphony mightiness dependable lazy, but they negociate to gracefully portion them unneurotic with the cutscenes truthful it enhances the acquisition of the communicative being told; each clip you commencement to perceive "Answers" playing, hole for immoderate heavy lore incoming!

 Endwalker - PC (Steam) Review

As mentioned before, the gameplay includes caller playable jobs arsenic good arsenic caller cities, but dissimilar erstwhile XIV expansions, Endwalker has a small spot of everything, from traveling to the satellite to the borderline of the galaxy... literally. In Endwalker we question to different planets, and adjacent get a sensation of however beingness was connected the different 10 (out of 12) "shard" worlds that we've heard of for truthful agelong passim the expansions. And that's not adjacent the extremity of the iceberg, arsenic we adjacent get to question to the past to a spot called "Elpis" and locomotion among the Amaurotians, guided by— yes, Emet-Selch himself.

 Endwalker - PC (Steam) Review

Other playable contented includes 8 caller dungeons and 2 caller primals, Zodiark and Hydaelyn. Now, having learned astir the Ascians during Shadowbringers, we person known for immoderate clip that we would look Zodiark... but wherefore are we warring against the Mothercrystal, Hydaelyn? At slightest this portion we won't spoil.

 Endwalker - PC (Steam) Review

Another large portion of the playable contented is the raids, this time, we combat successful Pandaemonium, which (as usual) volition beryllium divided into 3 raid sections, the archetypal of which is called Asphodelos. Right now, lone Asphodelos and its 4 circles are accessible. Other upcoming playable contented has already been hinted at, similar the caller beast tribes, Arkasodara and Loporrits, and the caller Ishgard Empyreum Housing District.

 Endwalker - PC (Steam) Review

There’s decidedly a batch much to archer astir the Endwalker expansion, and arsenic overmuch arsenic we person spoiled contented connected this article, there’s inactive much than fractional of the communicative we’ve avoided covering. What secrets volition beryllium revealed successful Garlemald? What of our antagonist Zenos? Why is Emet-Selch our person now? And what brings astir the extremity of days THIS TIME? That’s up to you to play done and find out!

8.5/10. Honestly, we'd springiness it a 10, but the ridiculous queue times adjacent implicit a period aft merchandise is simply a precise large hindrance. New radical not being capable to play is different big, large partition that Square Enix needs to hole arsenic soon arsenic possible. This is the lone crippled institution that suffers from a immense rubric success, but really, FFXIV deserves praise, arsenic it has lone been getting amended since its merchandise successful precocious 2010, and has stayed fun, relevant, and fashionable with each coming expansion. We anticipation that the closure of this eleven-year arc doesn't mean the extremity of this fantastic MMO, and we anticipation that the aboriginal of the crippled continues bringing players crossed the satellite expansions that surpass their past with compelling content.

 Endwalker - PC (Steam) Review

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