Hironobu Sakaguchi's Lost Odyssey has hit Australian store shelves, and Screen Play was the only Australian journalist to be granted an interview with one of the industry's most influential and respected auteurs.
In this fascinating insight into Sakaguchi-san's aims for his new role playing opus, he explains how he wants to stir a player's emotions, even producing a "tear".
Sakaguchi co-founded role playing masters Square in 1983 and was the pioneering force behind the colossus that is the Final Fantasy franchise. He left in 2001 to start his own company Mistwalker with the financial backing of Microsoft, and has now produced two exclusive role playing games for the Xbox 360 - last year's Blue Dragoon and now Lost Odyssey.
Penned by an award-winning Japanese novelist in conjunction with Sakaguchi, Lost Odyssey is a traditional and epic Japanese role playing game following the story of the immortal Kaim.
The full interview is via the link below...