Two months on from Shadowbringers release, the events keep on rolling in Final Fantasy XIV. The Moonfire Faire event began earlier this month and is still ongoing, allowing you to unlock various clothing material and even a kid’s swimming pool for your housing. Then, starting August 26, a new event called The Rising will kick-off for all players level 30 and above.
The Rising will be located in Eastern La Noscea, Bloodshore, and will send you on an important quest to unlock a Brave New Y’shtola minion and numerous pieces of artwork to decorate the walls of your housing with.
Reviewer Ginny Woo awarded the Shadowbringers expansion a score of 9/10 in GameSpot’s review, saying, “It’s not just the sheer scale and strength of the narrative weaving in years of old lore without cheapening the experience for new players, or the immaculately designed boss fights replete with spectacular music and thematic touches. It’s also the implementation of the Trust system and the chance to truly feel the impact of the Warrior of Light’s decisions over the past expansions through exploring the stories of your companions. For a story that starts with a laser focus on your character’s motivations and misgivings, it tells a tale that ends up being the biggest and the best that Final Fantasy XIV has ever told. Equal parts redemption, vengeance, cruelty, and sassy Elezen, Shadowbringers promises a hell of a lot when you take your first steps into Norvrandt and delivers a truly spectacular finish even if it stumbles a little along the way.”
In other Final Fantasy news, Square Enix released a new trailer for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered during Gamescom, finally giving us a release date of September 3 for the upgraded version of the classic RPG. With overhauled visuals and substantial polish, the remaster also fixed one of the game’s funniest memes.