Fans playing the new The Sims 4 Werewolves expansion have spotted a couple of clever nods in the life game’s item descriptions towards critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV. The text descriptions for several new items added to The Sims 4 make sneaky references to the latest FFXIV expansions, Shadowbringers and Endwalker.
First up is the ‘Racked Teak-a Greatshelves’ – the name of which which by itself might spark up recognition in fans of the MMO game as a fun play on Shadowbringers location the Rak’tika Greatwood. The item description references the “Warriors of Write” (a play on FFXIV’s Warriors of Light) and features the line “one brings shadow, one brings light, some are even two-toned,” a quote adapted from the lyrics of Who Brings Shadow, the theme song for Shadowbringers’ primary antagonist.
As if that wasn’t enough, the description finishes by saying that “having one of these in your house will have you RIDING HOOOOOOME as soon as possible just to see it again.” Those iconic two words ring out as the centrepiece of the song’s chorus, and – as a long-time Final Fantasy player myself – even reading them in text form out of context in a Sims game makes me just a little bit emotional.