^HR only sucked by the standards of the original DX. On its own HR was a great game that I enjoyed for hours.
Nothing to show except massively turned-around financials and the continued success of FFXIV and the current success of Bravely Default?
As I remember Wada was responsable to make XIV 2.0 a priority in the company to make it a success. Bunch of project was said were cancelled because of that too.
BD was gonna make decent sales in Japan because the game was made for that territory in mind. The success of BD in the West was something SQEX Japan never saw coming, and decided not publish the game by themselves. I guess they underestimated the market for that kind of game over here.