Square Enix and the Final Fantasy XIV dev team have no shame when it comes to digging up popular Final Fantasy features and enemies and retooling them for their flagship MMORPG. It’d be depressing if they butchered it, but so far it’s been awesome!
While this has been done pretty frequently since the relaunch of the game, it seems like the newest update, Before the Fall Part 1 (patches 2.5 and 2.51), is finally saying f*** it and going all out. While patch 2.5 is out today, you’ll have to wait a few more weeks for the 2.51 content (read: Golden Saucer stuff). Either way though, here’s a look at some of your favorite things about Final Fantasy REBORN in FFXIV.
The (Manderville) Golden Saucer (FFVII)
The Manderville Golden Saucer is going to be the best thing ever. It just is. Just watch the new trailer starting here and try not to get hyped. It features a remixed version of the original FFVII tune, which is just awesome, multiple carnival games, and it’s shaping up to be the ultimate hub for awesome classic Final Fantasy mini games (which we’ll get to in a second). Hopefully they keep adding to it and we see even more fun features get added in the future.