5. Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn
It's perhaps a little surprising that one of the best Final Fantasy games to release in the past five years is an MMO--but so it is. Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn captures a lot of what we love about the franchise: It's got a great story, deep RPG combat and progression, and a fantastic musical score (composed by Nobuo Uematsu himself, no less!). And, despite it being an MMO, which are typically overly complex, it's a game that plays quite well with a controller.
Sure, it'll take some getting used to, and yes, FF14: ARR is a bit overwhelming at first. Its ginormous world is mostly open to you right at the start, and if you've never played an MMO before, it will definitely take you a while to gain your footing. But once you do, and once you get acclimated to the controls, you'll be partying up with others to take down towering raid bosses (Titan, anyone?) in no time. Do be warned, however: because of the constantly-evolving nature of this MMO, you will have to pony up a monthly subscription fee to play it. Worth it? You bet.
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