This is a copy-and-paste of my Steam Review for Final Fantasy XIV. I decided that it would be good to have it here as well for future reference, as it was extremely well received on the site. I was very skeptic to play Final Fantasy XIV at first. Coming from Phantasy Star Online 2 back in 2015, FFXIV looked slow, stiff, and overall not challenging to play. The subscription model made it even harder to justify playing it, as I had always seen monthly subscriptions as a way to milk players’ money as much as possible.