Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

released on Jun 23, 2015

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

released on Jun 23, 2015

An expansion for Final Fantasy XIV Online

The Warriors of Light journey now to Ishgard a city-state mired in a thousand-year conflict with the dragons of the Dravanian Horde. Can our heroes uncover the ancient truths buried in Ishgard’s bloody history and help bring an end to the Dragonsong War? Can the Warriors of Light cast off the shadows that darken the realm? Heroes of Eorzea, the time has come to rise once again! Set forth with players across the globe on an adventure that will take you to the heavens and beyond. A whole new FINAL FANTASY XIV awaits!


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A well-made expansion that brings solid dungeons and trials to fit nicely with a new vast area to explore and a story with characters new and returning. I was entirely invested in plot development and characters, while not seeming rushed at all. The dungeon bosses were creative in both design and difficulty, and the trials were decently difficult. I honestly loved Ishgard as a whole, and I highly recommend to play after ARR! Onto Stormblood!

Heavensward has all the ingredients you could ask for a good story, however some of them don'tt combine well with the final result. The expansion literally begins by telling you that you are the hero who saved the world and that you deserve that prestige and you will not be sent on errands. It doesn't take us long to discover that this is a lie, all arcs are divided into 15-20 MSQs and 70% are "go from A to B and come back", "collect these ingredients" or "slay these monsters". I guess all this is always going to take precedence in an MMORPG even if the game tells us no (I'm still a new user in this genre). Ignoring these boring parts (sigh Gnath and final one arc), the story has very high quality peaks, with unforgettable scenes and characters that help you not abandon the adventure. One last thing I wanted to comment on is how abrupt the final arc can be, it gives the impression that there are many things left to explain and tell and that they are left in the pipeline for future patches.

Heavensward hit all notes beautifully. from story, soundtrack, pacing, characters, and writing/direction overall showed a ton of care and passion went into this. Extremely well thought out story and thematically fitting Soundtrack, as well as characters that will surely end up on some of my favorites of the series, There is not a fault i could state for the sake of being a tad bit interesting.

Absolutely phenomenal experience from start to finish. While minor annoyances exist, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward presents an extremely engaging narrative filled with nuanced characters, complicated scenarios, and intelligently fleshed-out worldbuilding. Beyond that, it features an absolutely transcendent score and some great art direction. Expect a full YouTube video on this one. I don't want to spoil my complete thoughts.