The Final Fantasy Series has been an inspiration for me since as long as I can remember. One of the things that makes it such a constant source of fresh ideas is due to the level of immersion that Square Enix tries to create within their games.
From the vivid and fantastic areas to explore, to the epic and melodic music, it creates a whole sense of fantasy within the world. Final Fantasy XIV's original launch fell rather short of this standard, as many of us know. However, with the realm being completely re-worked and re-built while the players give their input on how to make it better, things seem to be looking up for the game.
One key point I would like to note is at the beginning of this video they note all of the previous final fantasy games from I - XIII. Perhaps they are taking an angle of involvement with the series as a whole, which they would do well to do with the success of Kingdom Hearts and it's immersion within the Final Fantasy universe.
I will be playing this game, in fact I am already playing the Beta. Once it releases though, that's when the real fun begins. I hope I can find some of you to join me and my friends as we explore this fantastic universe!