NowGamer: "In a recent interview, Squaresoft founder Hiromichi Tanaka was asked if the fact that, being the fourteenth instalment, his new Final Fantasy MMO might be an intimidating prospect for newcomers to the series. No doubt it was intended to prompt some kind of comment on the fact that its numerical suffix deceptively implies complicity with 12 of the other 13 games in the series. Deliberate or otherwise, Tanaka sidestepped that response by stating that the target audience for Final Fantasy XIV was Final Fantasy XI players and general Final Fantasy fans. As it happens, it makes no odds whether you’ve played the other titles or not, because there are two crucial barriers to entering the world of Eorzea. One of them is the subscription model."