Final Fantasy XIV: StormBlood

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Expert reviews and ratings

By Games Radar on 80

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...

By EuroGamer on 80

Its failings - the stratospheric hump players must overcome to reach the game proper, the often long queue times to before you're often able to even play, and those interminable, vacuous side-missions - are as much genre failings as failings specific to this game. Forgive these anachronistic impositions, and Stormblood is a rich and rewarding sojourn, as well as a bright, timely reminder of how and why Final Fantasy became such a success in the first place.

By HardcoreGamer on 80

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is an exceptional expansion that unfortunately refuses to take any risks. We’re not talking purely about the progression of dungeons, trials and leveling, but Square Enix’s unwillingness to try anything new or audacious with the story. They also refuse to commit on specific plot elements, turning Stormblood more into a fan service anime rather than a deep and meaningful adventure.

By ap.ign.com on 92

Stormblood doesn't do much to shake up the general design Final Fantasy XIV has followed since its relaunch, but never before have its familiar elements worked quite so well. You'll find some boring sidequests, yes, but it makes up for that flaw with an...

By ign.com on 92

Final Fantasy XIV Online: Heavensward is a major expansion pack to the epic MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm...

By CGM on 95

Stormblood helps Final Fantasy XIV soar to new heights in storytelling, visuals, and gameplay, inching one of the best MMORPGs ever created even closer to...

By Destructoid on 90

A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage. How we score:  The Destructoid Reviews...

By GameSpot on

While Final Fantasy 14's expansion Heavensward brought a tide of questions about the MMORPG's longevity, there was far less community concern with Stormblood. In fact, Early Access was so popular that the servers couldn't handle everyone who had shelled...

By kotaku.com on

I haven't completed the final battle in the Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood expansions' main story line. The titular quest has been sitting in the top left corner of my screen for a week, and I've been doing everything I can to ignore it. I don't want it...

By Destructoid on

Having played Final Fantasy XIV since the very first 1.0 E3 demo nearly a decade ago, it would take me ages to describe how much it's evolved.I've seen it go from a tepid little thing that was somehow a step down from XI in every way to a monstrous...

International Review By giga.de on 85

Final Fantasy 14 hält auch mit der Stormblood-Erweiterung das hohe Niveau der letzten Jahre und liefert gerade bei der Story ab. Interessante Charaktere, fesselnde Schicksale und eine imposante Inszenierung schaffen ein für ein MMORPG wirklich...

International Review By warlegend.net on 90

Depuis sa première mouture en 2010, l'histoire de Final Fantasy XIV ne s'est pas écrite sans violence. On espère que la tempête de sang n'est pas une métaphore qui décrit le mal que s'est donnée l'équipe pour redresser un jeu qui aurait pu connaitre un...

International Review By Gameswelt.de on

Völlig irre: Top 10: Das abgefahrenste Final-Fantasy-MerchandiseÜberblickProsehr hochwertige neue Dungeons und Prüfungensinnvolle Gameplay-Änderungeneingängigere PvP-Optionenspaßige neue Jobsmassig frische Inhaltehochwertiges Grafikdesign, vor allem im...