XI and XIV are generally not considered when talking about mainline Final Fantasy games.
Also FFXIV is constantly making Square decent money so it definitely cant be the worst FF game if anybody wants to count it as one.
I just really hate that Square used the mainline numbers for the online FFXI and FFXIV. Like they just couldn't call it FF Online or along that line?
The OG (original) FFXIV that the poster was referring to was a disaster, and Square Enix ended up shutting the servers down, while redesigning a new version, which would eventually be the one that a ton of people love.
The original Final Fantasy XIV, released in September 2010, was a critical and commercial failure. In response, then-Square Enix President Yoichi Wada announced that a new team, led by Yoshida, would take over and attempt to fix the issues with it. This team was responsible for generating content for the original version as well as developing a brand new game which would address all of the previous release's criticisms. This new game, initially dubbed "Version 2.0", features a new game engine, improved server infrastructure, and revamped gameplay, interface, and story. The original version shut down in November 2012, and was followed shortly thereafter by an alpha test for Version 2.0.
Last edited by Hiku - on 18 June 2020