Final Fantasy XIV update 5.55 adds more to the main storyline and the Save the Queen Relic Weapon questline. This patch gives players a bit of a bite to eat, with Save the Queen providing the most content for this update. Final Fantasy XIV Falls back into boredom with this patch though, having little to offer other than an extensive grind and a handful of main storyline quests and cutscenes. Although it provides an important step for Endwalker, it leaves me feeling tired. And not for the reasons I expected.
With pauses between patch releases, I noticed my feelings towards Final Fantasy XIV started to change. While I had initially been extremely excited about the prospect of freshly released new content Heavensward, this arousal began to decrease significantly with the release of Stormblood. And now with the post-game Shadowbringers content, it is also completely extinguished.
Settling for friends is just not enough to interest me in a lukewarm story that continues to entertain the idea of sympathizing with the imperialists. The Save the Queen Relic Weapon storyline quests reaffirmed this. When gambling offered me the choice of offering clemency to someone who voluntarily turned against a resistance movement fighting the occupation under an imperial power, with the aim of founding another empire, I Was dissatisfied with the history’s lack of a firm position on the issue. . The idea of this being somehow presented as a ‘two-sided’ argument soured me over content that I had previously felt impartial for, despite my deep love for the Ivalice Alliance games. Final fantasy series.
With that, I’m leaving feeling unsatisfied Final Fantasy XIV and its messages. While Heavensward provided commentary and a grim reminder of how historical revisionism obscures our interactions with vulnerable people, Stormblood and Shadowbringers We have asked time and time again to sympathize with those who choose to side with the Garlean Empire. And that’s something I don’t want to entertain.
I’m not sure if it was the tedious content slog that turned me away or the story itself. Getting back into Bozja and the wider Zandor area felt like a chore as I pushed myself to complete the most recent story content available there. Due to this episode of the story containing heavy spoilers, I will avoid elaborating on these events. There is a minimum of player choice available in the Relic Weapon questline, which will determine how events unfold. However, the quest for the main storyline ties major events together while leading to the eventual moon trip in Endwalker. Again, to avoid major spoilers, I won’t be discussing what goes on in detail. It seems like a good enough lead, but I found it somewhat lacking. Guess this is normal in a constantly changing scenario so I have no complaints Final Fantasy XIV for that.
The latest Relic weapon upgrades are available. While the start of the Bozja quest offered a very easy way to level them up, the latest patch takes players back to a long, long routine. It immediately sucked the desire to continue improving my weapon out of me. I had already done something very similar for my A kingdom reborn and Heavensward relic weapons, and I wasn’t interested in remaking it for any reason. That said, those looking for a way to spend more time in Final Fantasy XIV can take the opportunity. Especially if they appreciated the light grind of the previous stages.
Maybe I’m tired of rehearsing for new gear and items in a generally uninviting way. Maybe I am exhausted from what history has tried to present to me over and over again. I am not interested in what Final Fantasy XIV trying to sell me I guess. Perhaps Endwalker will revitalize my interest in the game with a more satisfying storyline that actively contradicts the idea of redeeming the imperialists. For now, I’m just putting the game down and potentially seeing it again in the distant future.
Final Fantasy XIV is immediately available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC. Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.55 is immediately available.