Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Game review by Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Rebooted fantasy adventure MMOG with combat and mild blood.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

FFXIV - fun but grindy JRPG

FFXIV is a very pretty game. As noted, its role models are typically upstanding members of their communities, and you are "good". There will be violence, but it's all very sparkly and I didn't think it was too bad. The game is relatively easy to play, but much levelling up will come from playing with others in daily dungeons and mini-dungeons, so if your child is under 18 or so, you may want to monitor them - or play along yourself! There is a repetitive, slow crafting process, but it can be quite relaxing. It's very well put together, in that all crafting professions cross each other - you'll need something from one to help level up another more expertly, for example. It might, however, cause some kids to spend too much time online, so again, this should be monitored so it doesn't become addictive. The outfits can be somewhat risque, particularly for female characters, as with most MMOs. You should also be aware of the perceived differences between genders, and although it's not hugely prevalent, keep an eye on things such as "Little Ladies' Day", which is meant to celebrate young adult women. It comes across as a little backwards as a result of this, and a light talk with your child beforehand regarding sexism in gaming may be required. There is a store to buy non-game changing items (such as costumes and jewellery) . It is also a subscription-based game.
age 11+

Very Fun

This a very fun game that I allow my son and daughter to play. It does have slight violence but it is seemed to be kept to a minimum. I would recommend this for your kids if they are around 10 or older.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Game Details

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