We talk Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn at Gamescom

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Final Fantasy XIV had a shoddy start a few years ago in 2010. It was received poorly by loads of people, forcing the game to be pretty much a failure. A Realm Reborn, the redesigned and fixed version of the original, was launched in 2013. It did a whole lot better.

We had a chat with Naoki Yoshida, both the director and producer of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn at Gamescom. Being Japanese, he was accompanied by a translator, which is why this interview seems a little longer than it actually is. Even though I never understood him, I really liked the guy. Interestingly enough, I had to add subtitles for myself, because you can’t really hear a word I’m saying.

I asked him the usual stuff, but I also asked him what games he plays in his spare time. Obviously, Final Fantasy XIV is one of them, but he also said he is quite excited for Evolve as well as the new Fable, which I found rather interesting.

I’ve never played an online Final Fantasy game. I am a huge fan of the entire series though, especially the older ones such as VI and VII. Is XIV worth a try? Are you a regular subscriber?

Last Updated: August 26, 2014

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