Have you been bad? Very bad? Maybe you need a time-out. In Final Fantasy XIV, if you have been very bad, your time-out will come complete with a chastising parent figure and a very literal jail. On the MMORPG, players who spam, boast dirty usernames or otherwise violate the game’s user agreement are sent to what…
What are dungeon runs for? In Final Fantasy XIV, you mostly run dungeons because you have to. Fittingly, in FFXIV, they’re called “Duties.”
I’m over Fat Chocobo, the bloated bird that has enraptured Final Fantasy fans for two decades. In Final Fantasy XIV, the gluttonous avian became a popular mount and meme when it was released as a part of 2014’s A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition.
When Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida revealed the MMORPG’s upcoming Palace of the Dead dungeon last April, I had what I now realize was an embarrassingly romantic notion of what it would be: dungeon-crawling with friendly strangers, sneaking by traps and strategically navigating its roguelike-inspired,…
Today’s Final Fantasy XIV patch opens up the Palace of the Dead, a fascinating new dungeon that has randomized floors and self-contained equipment and leveling systems. Let’s check it out.
Kirk’s off this week, so today on Kotaku Splitscreen I’m joined by Mike Fahey to talk Final Fantasy XIV, 7th Dragon III Code VFD, and fanservice games. Also: the story of why he wasn’t allowed to go to the Tokyo Game Show.
Somehow, Final Fantasy XIV has become one of the best Final Fantasy games in recent memory, thanks to a bunch of winning factors that elevate it from the ranks of MMO dreck to a game that’s worth playing even if you’re by yourself.
When patch 3.35 goes live in Final Fantasy XIV, it’ll unlock the Deep Dungeon, a 50-floor instance with randomly generated maps that’s inspired by roguelikes. It sounds pretty rad.
Final Fantasy XIV update 3.3 went live today, bringing the Dragonsong War story to an end and adding new raids, dungeons, trials and more. My favorite part of the update is that little Recommended Gear button up there.
It’s Friday, and I’m the only one manning Kotaku today, so naturally we’re going to talk about JRPGs. Or, as the case may be, MMOJRPGs.
You know what I love about massively multiplayer online role-playing games? Losing myself in the fiction of a fantasy world. You know what completely ruins that feeling? The MMORPG equivalent of licensed Happy Meal toys.
Two of the biggest Japanese online games, it appears, are collaborating. And you thought these games were rivals? Ha!
During a boss battle introduced in the latest update to Final Fantasy XIV a song plays that sounds a lot like Powerman 5000's “When Worlds Collide,” so much so that the band is calling it “a straight up rip off.”
Above, via Redditor LightSamus: a dedication to the late David Bowie, found in Final Fantasy XIV’s new Antitower dungeon, which was added with the 3.2 patch yesterday. Cute.
Hey, look, it’s Calcabrina. To quote Kotaku’s Mike Fahey: “NOOO, STOP, GET IT AWAY FROM ME.”
London police today confirmed that voice actress Sian Blake, who played the character Yugiri in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, was found dead with her two children in their home this week.
Hey, you there. Gal or guy who loves Final Fantasy but has spent your entire life avoiding the MMOs because they’re, well, MMOs. Here’s some advice: Go play Final Fantasy XIV.
Step one: Watch what I do here. Step two: Avoid doing any of that.
Final Fantasy XIV update 3.1 is live, bringing more story, dungeons, missions, hairstyles and a minion-powered strategy mini-game to the second (and gaining) most successful subscription-based MMORPG. Check out the full update notes here. See you in Eorzea!
Project Morpheus PlayStation VR may be the only way I ever want to play Final Fantasy XIV—so long as they work out some of the real world kinks.