I am excited this week to talk about a popular game that has already left its mark in gaming forever. The title I am referring to is Final Fantasy 14 for PlayStation 3, PC and, just recently the PlayStation 4.
For starters, the Final Fantasy franchise is essentially a genre of its own. Every game is a stand-alone, and you never have to play one to understand the other. The series as a whole is a combination of traditional role-playing aspects mixed with action-adventure elements. Plus, you are always welcomed into an intriguing storyline that is saturated with unforgettable characters.
The most recent entry is a multiplayer online game. This means you will need a steady online connection, and you will be able to play with a massive number of people from around the world at the same time on your screen. If that doesn’t seem like a whopper, consider that at any given moment you could have more than a million people actively playing alongside you.
The game’s world is a fantasy realm where animals have human abilities like speech and walking on two feet. This opens up a long list of possibilities in character creation and development. Players are able to choose different fictional races that are unique to one another. For example, one group is similar to humans, and another is hunters who have more primal characteristics such as fur skin and fierce personalities.
Your overall objective in this adventure is to rebuild life after a major catastrophe that happened five years previously. You embark on a journey with as many friends as you want to accomplish the task of bringing the kingdom that you are in back together. Some of the trouble you will be getting into includes searching dungeons for treasure, collecting bounties on dangerous beasts and crafting your trade skills to increase your income.
I have never been an online gamer — contrary to my tech friend on the opposite side of this article. I like to play straight ahead and finish the story. But after playing the beta version, I was very impressed. Enough word has spread that if you like the Final Fantasy series, then you should give this installment a try.
The only reason that I am not playing it now is that you do have to pay a monthly subscription fee. Even though I feel it is fair, that doesn’t mean it is worth it for me particularly. Do not let that stop you if the idea of a million people out playing it now is right up your alley.
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