Square Enix: Final Fantasy XIV has “Greatly Damaged” the FF Brand

Hey, so it turns out Final Fantasy XIV sucks and everyone hates it. And apparently that’s not a good thing for the Final Fantasy brand. So says Yoicha Wada over at Squeenix.

The Final Fantasy brand has been greatly damaged… We’ll continue with our reform work, which basically amounts to fully redoing the game, and hope to revive the FFXIV that should have been released.

Well, I suppose it’s good that they aren’t giving up. Keep on giving it the ole college try, guys. Someday it might be a good game!

via andriasang

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10 Comments on Square Enix: Final Fantasy XIV has “Greatly Damaged” the FF Brand


On September 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

It’s not ing Final Fantasy 14 that damaged The FF IP. It’s This ing retard Yoicha Wada and his Square Enix way of doing things.


On September 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Nevermind the unimaginative character designs and the fact that each FF game is even more like an incomprehensible anime than the last.


On September 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Sqaure just needs to redo and release FF7.


On September 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Final Fantasy 14 never Evolved from FF11 it just copied what had already been made and threw in a annoying gathering system and a brutal crafting system, which is too bad since that type of mmo game play has been shattered by world of warcraft, no longer will you see mmo’s like the old ones.

The day of ever-quest, FF11, and Ragnarok yes I had to add that one too, are gone, if you don’t meet the standards of today then you’ll fail as we see here.

Mark Burnham

On September 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm

@josh I actually agree with you.


On September 27, 2011 at 8:10 pm

you FF7 riders! Redo and remake FF6, since it was still 2d, unlike FF7.

Not to mention, FF6 was the better game by far.

JosephPS3 Dead State

On September 28, 2011 at 6:17 am

From a newcomers point of view

I’ve never played any FF games except FF13. I recently picked it up for just $15. After trying it for about 8 hours I really have a hard time imagining how anybody can enjoy a game like this. Being how bad this game is its hard to imagine that this franchise was once actually a good one. But I’d still prefer playing FF13 over Catherine.

Whats with these Japanese anime and games that just so convoluted and asinine. Can’t they just have a compelling gripping story without making up “rolling the eyes” worlds and spirits and crystals?

From what I gather from reading about Square’s once great past, it seems Enix did what George Lucas did to the Star Wars franchise-majorly butt reamed it leaving a permanently gaping leaking black hole.

Aiden A.

On September 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I think that if they listen to fans complaints about the gameplay and act on it they could make a really good game out of it. Get rid of the bugs, the excessive and redundant dialogues maybe a touch on the battle system to get the boring aspects out of it. I really liked the professions and the crafting system.
Or they could just remake FFVII….

James X

On September 30, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I’m still to this day mad at myself for buying the Collectors Edition of this game when it launched. I still keep the box on my desk as a reminder to never buy another FF game.

These people had one simple task for success, simple remake FFXI with a newer graphics engine and they would have been gold. Instead they changed every possible thing they could in order to make this game the piece of garbage that it is.

The repeating maps, the mining/gathering system, the crafting system, the battle system, it doesn’t matter where you look in this game, you just keep coming up with more Suck!

Square needs to give over the Final Fantasy gaming section to a company that can actually make good games and continue to focus on working out new FF movies. They obviously do not possess the talent to create games anymore.


On December 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Damaged Mean’s they got far