FINAL FANTASY XIV: SHADOWBRINGERS

10 Games That Should’ve Won the Grammy for Best Video Game Score

The Grammy Awards, which annually recognizes the year’s best in music, has finally added a dedicated category for Best Video Game Score. This comes just after 8-Bit Big Band won an award for Best Arrangement with their version of “Meta Knight’s Revenge” from Kirby Super Star. The award is a…

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Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi Finishes Shadowbringers, Laughs at Your Backlog

We have reached the end of our journey, friends. Well, someone has — and we’ve been there to witness it. Hironobu Sakaguchi, the director of the original Final Fantasy and lead developer behind many of the series’ early entries, only started playing Final Fantasy XIV in late September. Now he’s…

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Final Fantasy Creator Storms Into FFXIV Shadowbringers

Can’t stop, won’t stop. Hironobu Sakaguchi, the director behind the original Final Fantasy and the steward for the series in its earlier iterations, has been playing Final Fantasy XIV since September. What could’ve been a one-off playing session has seemingly turned into a real love for the MMO, as Sakaguchi…

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The Best Final Fantasy Soundtrack of the Last Decade Is Now on Spotify

The best Final Fantasy XIV soundtrack of the last decade — “Shadowbringers: Final Fantasy XIV” — has finally made its way to Spotify. On August 13, Final Fantasy XIV composer Masayoshi Soken tweeted, “The Warriors of Light asked me, “Is there a Spotify for ShB yet?” We finally got to…

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Final Fantasy XIV Player Mods Emet-Selch Romance Into Stardew Valley

When I interviewed Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida in May, I asked him about the community’s enduring enthusiasm over the concept of NPC dating. It’s a request he gets often, so it’s something he’s thought much about and won’t completely rule out. However, he shared just how tricky it…

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One of the Best Antagonists of Final Fantasy XIV Returns in Patch 5.5

On April 2, the Final Fantasy XIV team held the 63rd Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, which was dedicated to properly teasing the game’s next patch. As previously announced, Patch 5.5 — named Death Unto Dawn — will be released on April 13. It will be the first of…

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Natalie Flores’s Game of the Year 2020 List

As Samara once said in Mass Effect 2, “I am a ruined vessel of sorrow and regret, but I am free.” With this Game of the Year list, I will be free. Y’all, I am so very tired after 2020. This was a hellish year that was made so much…

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An Ode to Elidibus of Final Fantasy XIV

Spoilers for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers to follow.  Final Fantasy XIV‘s Shadowbringers expansion is about many things — but, if I had to pick an overarching theme, it would be the discarding of preconceived notions through empathy. It is an acknowledgment of the darkness as a natural part of life, rather…

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The Humor of FFXIV’s English Localization Team Garners Praise Yet Again

The Final Fantasy XIV localization team is known for being one of the most impressive localization teams in the games industry. Among the reasons why the localization team is so beloved among fans is its knack for hilarious jokes and witty pop culture references. And, with this week’s release of…

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With FFXIV Patch 5.3, Shadowbringers Might Be the Best Final Fantasy Story

Reflections in Crystal is, in many ways, a glimpse into the future of FFXIV as a whole. A.k.a. Patch 5.3, the update doesn’t just conclude one of the best-received Final Fantasy narratives of all time. It also significantly revamps the base game, sports the next chapter of “YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse,”…

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7 Things You Need to Know About FFXIV Patch 5.3

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.3 is finally live. But unless you follow the constant updates for this game, you might not know what Patch 5.3 really means: why it’s so important, why it’s causing so many reactions and overwhelming emotions on social media, why there will be a lot more…

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Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.3 Brings New NieR Raids, Main Story Gains

Final Fantasy XIV‘s next story patch, titled “Reflections in Crystal,” has been announced. It was officially revealed in the latest Letter from the Producer LIVE stream conducted by director and producer Naoki Yoshida and community manager Toshio Murouchi. Not only will Patch 5.3 bring a huge revamp to the base…

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