Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Online multiplayer role-playing Final Fantasy XIV hit the market in 2010, it was a disaster, panned by critics and series fans alike. Two years passed before the game was finally shut down. World of Warcraft.

Developers decided to retool and launch the game instead of abandoning it. Final Fantasy XIV in 2013 with a new storyline. Over the next eight years it would slowly build a committed audience across several expansions of its world—one riven by war, plagued by elemental monstrosities, and manipulated by a shadowy cabal seemingly intent on destruction.

With the December 2021 release of EndwalkerThis expansion completes the storyline many have been following for almost a decade. While the player—dubbed the “Warrior of Light”—engages in typical fantasy sword-and-sorcery high jinks, EndwalkerThe story of ‘Good triumphs over Evil’ is more about hope over despair.

A once-powerful empire’s violent fall is presented, despite the evil leadership. This shadowy cabal is a collection of sad, desperate fallen angels who for centuries have been determined to restore an unreachable paradise. The silly, snooty chocobo bird rides and the cute maid dresses to wear are just a few of the themes explored in the game. He is not against evil, but against nihilism.

Square Enix is fighting to address supply chain issues due to the rush of interest for the game. Square Enix was unable to meet customer demand because of initial expansion sales. Sales were temporarily stopped because the company couldn’t acquire sufficient servers.