Neoseeker: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a two-headed beast. One head is an old friend, embodying a single-player Final Fantasy experience that rekindled my love of the franchise and my hope for its future. The other head is an unremarkable core MMO experience grounded in uninspired MMO tropes. Battling this beast can at times be extraordinary and at other times unforgivably dull. Yet one head does not come without the other, and so it stands as many MMOS do: a game with moments of brilliance intermingled with a near constant tedium and dullness.