Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: The Kotaku ReviewMike Fahey10/03/13 10:00amFiled to: ReviewFinal Fantasy XIVFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornFFXIVSquare EnixPCPS3kotakucore35647EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkGIF Final Fantasy XIV Online, massively multiplayer online role-playing game — an MMO barely alive. Square Enix rebuilt it. They had the technology. They had the capability to build the world's first relaunched FF title. A Realm Reborn is that game. Better than it was before. Better, stronger, faster. AdvertisementUnlike 1970's action heroes, video games don't often get second chances. They are developed, released, judged by fans and critics, and then live or die based on those judgments.By all rights, Final Fantasy XIV should have died. It was released in 2010 an unfinished, over-complicated mess. It was a gorgeous game bogged down by heavy-handed stabs at innovation, tripping over its own feet in an attempt to side-step genre conventions and set itself apart. I did not like it. Other critics did not like it. Most importantly, the players did not like it. It was not a good game. ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.