Take A Tour Of Final Fantasy XIV’s “Black Shroud” Forest Area

By Ishaan . November 21, 2012 . 11:35pm

Square Enix have shared a quick video tour of the “Black Shroud” area from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The Black Shroud is the forest surrounding the city-state of Gridania. The video demonstrates how the map gradually reveals itself as you explore the land:



For a tour around Gridania itself, you can watch the previous video.

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  • Solomon_Kano

    What I enjoy the most of SE’s alpha footage is how consistently they like to show off the jumping mechanic. Fun stuff.

    Perhaps the biggest thing to me with XIV being an MMO coming off of XIII is that by nature it’s got tons of exploration. That was always one of my favorite elements of FF, so it’s always nice to know that I won’t have to worry about that in XIV. The alpha footage has been looking pretty great, so I’m really looking forward to giving A Realm Reborn a go once it launches on PS3.

  • Wow, that place has changed a lot. The shadows look great in that outpost area.

  • Romangelo

    Gridania, my hometown.

  • Marcelo Henrique Chaves

    I’m on the fence with this game.
    I want to love it. FF has the most impressive content when put together. The only game that i can think of that also has a great content is Tales Of series.
    I’m gonna give it a try when released, but i already have my eye on Guild Wars 2 and Phantasy Star.
    Since we can’t possible play more than one MMO, i will have to choose one of them.

    • saxophone15

      I think it’s possible to play more than one MMO. I wouldn’t mind playing all three of the games you mentioned at the same time (especially considering two of them have no monthly fees).

    • Robert Leonardi

       we can play more than one mmo, and i do advise against GW2, its good but their security is too weak, and at the end of it, your endgame is only to get legendary weapons, which took me weeks to craft

    •  when it comes to MMOs I get the feeling that running more than one, especially if it’s got a subscription fee, is risky.

      I barely have enough time to mess around with GW2, but with no worrying about a p2p model, I don’t really feel bad if I go weeks without making much progress.

  • Yesfir

    This looks absolutely lovely! I am very interested to see how this game eventually ends up.

  • Is the PS3 BETA coming soon?

  • Settsuo

    F’n beautiful! When I join a game design company i’m so going to wish they operate like Naoki Yoshida’s team. It’s probably going to be tough work, but so far they have an excellent track record with producing awe astounding results. 

  • AzuNo17

    Can’t wait to see the houses and chocobo stables!

  • DuoMatrix

    Gotta admit that I am a little excited for Realm Reborn. Though I probably won’t get it so long as it has a monthly subscription. If it goes free to play, well…

  • If FF11 didn’t have a monthly subscription I definitely could’ve gotten into this side-series

  • Another strolling video showing us the exact same place they showed us last time. Ugh. Square Enix should just trash this game and create a proper offline Final Fantasy 14. They have time, since FF 13-3 and Versus should be released first.

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