Final Fantasy XIV first launched in the hopes of delivering big. Unfortunately, it was met with a poor reception. We felt no inclination to dive in based on previous experiences and critical reaction. We'd hoped Square would have learned a lot from the competition this time, it seemed we were wrong.
Still the desire to get it right was clear for all to see. The launch was quickly followed by a massive ‘A Realm Reborn’ relaunch last year, followed by console releases, making it the first major new-gen MMORPG on Playstation 4.
Square have shown they’re not ready to give up just yet, and we're glad they haven’t. There’s a really solid game brewing underneath the surface, and lots to like here, though I am concerned that the future of the game may not end well with a continued subscription-based model.