VIDEO: "Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn" Preview Goes on a Quest

Square Enix's retooled MMO currently in fourth phase of alpha testing

Enough idle exploration, the latest Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn clip jumps straight into questing and combat in the city-state of Gridania. See the Duty List—which allows players to complete a quest from start to finish without needing to refer to the journal—and the improved combat below. 

 

 

This is the fifth installment of the Alpha First Look video series. A Square Enix community rep adds some extra notes to it in the video's forum thread

 

* The battles in this video involve low level enemies. Targeting and actions are demonstrated with the mouse instead of keyboard for greater clarity.

 

* Level progression is primarily quest-based.

 

* The battle system is currently undergoing significant revision, including changes to all damage algorithms and the claim system.

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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