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.



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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