Final Fantasy XIV
has had a tough life. Panned
by critics and released at a time when the traditional subscription-based MMO
is on the decline, Square Enix's second online adaptation of the classic RPG franchise undeniably fell flat
, even by the relatively low standard set by cult classic Final Fantasy XI
. This weekend is the game's so-called "grand finale,"
where loyal players can sign on and take giant, high-level boss battles before the servers shut down tonight at midnight, Pacific time. In honor of the game's "ending," Square Enix has released an extended cutscene to serve as the game's cinematic climax.