CraveOnline writes: "It's been almost three years since I purchased the Collector's Edition of Final Fantasy XIV. At the time I couldn't have been more excited. Six years of playing World of Warcraft on and off and trying every alternative under the sun had left me craving something new, and what better than an MMO set in the charming world of Final Fantasy. It's worth noting that I was a huge Final Fantasy XI fan. I played it at launch and reached level cap quicker than I would care to admit to.
Unfortunately, FFXIV turned out to be a disaster, and one that myself and many others would mark as one of the greatest disappointments in gaming history. So when Square Enix announced that it would be rebuilding the game from the ground up I was happy but reserved. I knew just like the development team did that it would require an exceptional amount of effort to successfully rectify the game's shortcomings. Now that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is here, has Square Enix conquered its greatest challenge yet?"