Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward….. content overload edition!

Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward is the expansion to Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn, which is made by Square Enix.

Final Fantasy 14 has had a fairly interesting history as it was originally released it was met with much anticipation, but as people played it they soon found it lack luster. Then Square Enix had the brilliant move of instead of scrapping the game, rebooting it to its current incarnation through one of the most epic means …. “destruction” of the old world and the “rebirth” of a new one. Players that stuck with the game saw the world end around them with an in game event that ended in a cutscene of you guessed it… the end of the world.

Heavensward’s story picks up where A Realm Reborn left off. You as the “Warrior of Light” must venture to the isolated city-state of Ishgard, who have been at war with the dragons of Dravania for centuries in order to seek asylum after the events of ARR (A Realm Reborn).

Heavensward brings out a boat load of new content.

  • 9 New Locations
  • 8 New Dungeons (initially)
  • 3 New Trials (Initially)
  • New 8-man Raid Alexander (currently 4 floors released)
  • 24 Man Raid on the way named Void Ark
  • 3 New Classes: Astrologian(Healer), Dark Knight(Tank), Mechanist(Ranged Physical DPS)
  • Flying System in Heavensward Area’s
  • New Race: Au Ra
  • Level Cap raised to 60

From what you see there is a ton of new content. As of Patch 3.1: As Goes Light, So Goes Darkness there is additional content released

This new patch bring in:

  • 2 New Dungeons: Saint Mociannes Arbortoreum (Aurum Vale 2.0) and Pharos Sirius Hard Mode
  • New 24 Man Raid Void Ark
  • Continuation in the Heavensward Story line
  • New mini game in the Golden Saucer – Lord of Verminion
  • Improvments to classes such as the update to the Ninja classes Mudras (Handsigns)
  • New Beastman Tribe faction quests
  • 8 man Trial : The Minstrel’s Ballad: Thordan’s Reign
  • The new Exploration mission : The Diadem

Halo 5: Guardians…. holy 60FPS edition

Halo 5: Guardians is the long awaited sequel to Halo 4, which started off what is known as the “Reclaimer Saga”. Halo 5’s campaign will start off 8 months after the events of Halo 4. One of the most greatest things about it is that it runs at a almost constant 60FPS making for smooth game play.

*SPOILER ALERT FOR HALO 4: After the death of Cortana, Master Chief is stricken with grief but continues his work against the covenant remnants. He searches for the only one who could possibly bring her back, Doctor Halsey his “mother”. END OF SPOILERS*

Halo 5 brings in some new content besides story. Warzone is the new multiplayer mode in Halo 5, where there is still the original 8 vs 8 , red vs blue , but with the addition of AI controlled covenant. Warzone lets you use a special system called the Requisition Cards. These cards are used to bring in special weapons, vehicles, and the use of special abilities.

Halo 5 also brings in a new multiplayer mode called “Break Out”, which is their version of a mode than can be played in e-sports. It is a 3vs3  or 4vs4 game mode with each player having a single life in a match, first team to 5 wins. It is by far one of the most hectic game modes because of how every person alive on your team makes the difference between a win and a lose. I would recommend this mode for those that play with friends a lot.

Halo 5 also steps up in the department of customization of characters which boasts a whopping 145 helmet, 145 chest piece, and 50 visor color variations. The custom game mode options have been updated to allow a greater amount of choices than previous games.

Currently the game is lacking its iconic “Forge” mode where custom games can be created. It is estimated to arrive in December 2015.

In all so far Halo 5 is shaping up to be a pretty great game.  8.5/10