Final Fantasy XIV "Damaged" Final Fantasy

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For a game with grand ambitious, Final Fantasy XIV has been a grand disappointment. Today in Tokyo, Square Enix honcho Yoichi Wada once again addressed the game's shortcomings.


"The Final Fantasy brand was damaged," Wada said, adding that the game was being "substantially reworked" so that the game can be revived as the FFXIV that should have been released.

With Dragon Quest X now an online role-playing game, Wada also addressed questions whether all Square Enix games will be online titles. He said not all of them would be, but yes, many will have online elements.

Last December, Wada apologized for Final Fantasy XIV, stating, "While more than two months have passed since the official launch of Final Fantasy XIV service, we deeply regret that the game has yet to achieve the level of enjoyability that Final Fantasy fans have come to expect from the franchise, and for this we offer our sincerest of apologies."

The game was such a bust that the PS3 version was delayed, and the game's developers were booted out. The PS3 version was slated for a March 2011 launch, but still hasn't been released.

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actually its the so called "fans" that damaged the ff name. FF13 was a good game and it got good reviews its only the small dogs that bark the loudest that hate the game. Now was it the best game of this gen? well no. Was it the best ff? thats a no as well. I guess what can you expect from ppl when they want a ff7 remake (which is by far the worst ff ever) i would rather play ff14. The new gen of gamers are just a bunch of whiney bitches.