The development of Final Fantasy XIV is a story unlike any other. When it was originally released in 2010, it was almost universally panned. Its biggest supporters could only muster faint praise or optimistic projections of the game beyond its graphics or its music. It was for that reason that myself and many others passed on the game. But then Square did something unexpected: they remade the game.
I played a little bit of the Realm Reborn trial on PS4 when it launched, but I couldn't figure out the controls. Might be worth getting back to I guess.
It's never too late to get into any game
The problem with FF14 is that the game only really gets good after level 50 and the patched content post ARR launch will feel like one hell of a slog to most people. The story skip cash shop items aren't really a solution either because the patches do an amazing job setting up the Heavensward story and really, if you're not interested in good storytelling, you're looking at the wrong game. It's absolutely amazing at level 70 and the overall story is hands down the best in an MMORPG but telling new players it'll take like 100 hours to reach the good stuff isn't exactly the most enticing of sales pitches.
the base game is one of the most boring shit i have ever played
holy f*** is it tedious, but the expansions are damn good, so if you don't have a problem going through a shit tons of hours of boredom to get to the good parts then be my guess, if not, this MMORPG is just not for you