When we look back at some of the most botched and incomplete games of the 10’s one of the few titles that instantly comes to mind is Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn from 2010. Square Enix’s Final Fantasy games have generally been masterpieces since 90’s mainly be at they stated within the RPG format in terms of gameplay. Square Enix has not been to big on the development of MMORPG titles prior to the release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn with the exception of FFXI from 2002. While Square Enix attempted you recreate some of the magic from Final Fantasy XI in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn in terms of MMORPG gameplay they were unsuccessful. The reason why Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was mainly panned by critics was because they knew the game was rushed; it made apparent by the constant bugs and glitches that seen throughout the game following its release in 2010.

The strange thing about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is the fact that the game had reportedly been in development since 2005; this was the year before Square Enix XII for the PS2 has released back in 2006. In fact, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was reportedly in development before FFXIII was released back in ‘09. If Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was not fully polished by 2010 then the Gabe could have been saved for a release sometime in 2012. If a polished version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was released in ‘11 its quite possible that it would have been overshadowed by FFXIII part 2 which also came out for that same year for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Its understandable that Square Enix tried to make a MMORPG Final Fantasy game for the early 10’s especially considering how popular the genre was during that time. However, some would agree that Square Enix would of been better of sticking to the traditional offline RPG format whether it had been action or turn based for FFXIV.

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