During the Tokyo launch event for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, game producer Naoki Yoshida fought (and lost) a constant battle against tears as he thanked fans for their patience, apologized for server issues and looked back on three years of re-developing a failed game.

At least that's what the folks at Dualshockers are saying he's talking about. I don't speak Japanese, but whatever the man is saying it's got him all choked up. It's been a long, strange trip for Mr. Yoshida, tasked not only with renovating a shoddy product, but restoring the honor lost by the franchise with the original release of Final Fantasy XIV.

Server congestion aside, how do you folks think Yoshida and his team have done so far?

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Launch Event Highlights [Dualshockers via the FFXIV Forums — Thanks, Tianyu!]