Pick Up: Final Fantasy X|V Online: A Realm Reborn Collector's Edition
This has to be one of the funniest launch I have ever encountered. A lot of people including myself were in no rush to pick up FFXIV: ARR when it came out, solely because people have already started playing the game a week or so before its release date.
I did not feel like I picked up a game, instead just some boxes, discs and papers...none the less, very nice boxes, discs and papers!
I have never felt so satisfied taking plastic wrap off a product before!
As you can see here, I picked up the PS3 version of the Collector's Edition (Which sold out instantly by pre-orders and is going on eBay for $400+).
FFXIV: ARR uses Square Enix's own servers which allows the game to be cross-platform, so playing on the PC version I can play with a friend who bought it for PS3.
By pre-orering the game I received;
- A Cat Sith (From FF7) Doll Minion.
- Mog Cap.
- Early Access. (I would of got early access without pre-ordering anyways because I am a Legacy member! )
What comes with the Collector's Edition itself? Well...;
- A nice fancy box like every other Collector's Edition out there.
- A FFXIV: ARR art book full of concept art.
- A special case with 2 discs, one being the game and one being special content to view.
- Digitally; Helm of Light helmet, a Coeurl mount, Baby Behemoth minion & Behemoth barding for my Chocobo.
- A sample FFXIV: ARR OST.
- 5 FFXIV: ARR Art cards.
- FFXIV: ARR Security token.
- 30 days free.
As you can see, quite a bit was included!
If anybody is thinking about picking up this game, I strongly suggest waiting a week. Like majority of popular MMORPGs, FFXIV: ARR is facing some major congestion problems thinking they would get less people than their beta's, but it was the opposite, and their servers won't finish expanding till next week, it was a sudden decision for them.
They also had to stop digital sales to stop people from buying the game for the time being and stopped character creations on multiple servers to allow current users to play without problems.
Mhmm, what else do I have to say about FFXIV: ARR besides it being a true Final Fantasy title (A lot of people don't know this, but while everyone is complaining about recent solo FF titles, the online FF titles stay very true to the name and series history). FFXIV: ARR is full of previous Final Fantasy titles while holding its own image, yes it is fan service, but not over the top fan service, not only that it also has a lot of pop culture in it, old and new (Like Breaking Bad for example). The game is very fun if you have the chance to play, putting congestion aside, you won't find any negative article about this game after a review!
...But lets not drag this on (I have already invested 3 years in to this title ) , here are the pictures! I apolgize if the pictures are side ways or up side down, when it got uploaded it turned out that way.
The front of the box, art by the one and only Amano.
Inner box front shot
Inner box back shot
Inner box side shot
Inner box top shot
inner box bottom shot
Opening inner box
Everything that came within the box
Back side of the art cards
Front of the OST
Back of the OST
Side of the OST
Other side of the OST
The OST itself.
The artbook itself!
Here are some art I picked out from the book to share ^.^;;
Outside of the PS3 game case
Inside of the PS4 game case
Here it is side by side with the original FFXIV I picked up.
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- MiNuN X|V