Failed to deliver: 6 game releases that bombed harder than Mighty No. 9

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Final Fantasy XIV

After the relative success of Final Fantasy IX, I'd have to imagine the franchise's second major attempt at an MMO was more than a little disappointing for the execs at SquareEnix.

A (very) short lived MMORPG world, FF XIV was only live for a little over two years before the servers were shuttered and the game world came to a close.

This entry in the long-running series was so bad that subscription fees were nixed and then the game had to be entirely shut down and relaunched later under a different name after undergoing some serious fixes.

FF XIV: A Realm Reborn has certainly redeemed the game, however, and is still going strong today. If only something similar could happen with Aliens: Colonial Marines!

Published Jun. 30th 2016
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    The original FFXIV wasn't actually bad, it wasn't popular with the player base due to using older MMO concepts, but it wasn't bad. The fact that it remained live while SE was working on the relaunch version proves that there was a loyal fanbase, SE was just unhappy with the numbers as compared to FFXI.

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