Hironnobu Sakaguchi, creator of Final Fantasy, reinforces that fact. After discussing development of his latest title ‘The Last Story’, Sakaguchi claimed that working with the limited technology of the Wii has actually been a liberating experience.
You need good graphics to survive in today's market otherwise the game would probably not sell well as a game with good graphics like uncharted, but this is only true on the ps3 and 360, not on the wii
I think as long as the graphics are either good or creative, its good enough. As long as the graphics aren't terrible to look at, I'll play the game if the gameplay is good.
It should be that way but recently 'realistic HD or Fail' is a majority mindset. To the game devs of the world, Where's this generation's Wind Waker or Okami or Thirteen? The gaming industry needs a wake up call. How many more realistic FPSs do we need? A million? Thank God for REACH, Killzone 3 & Bulletstorm. Something not so modern earth. I see creativity in DLC Games like Flower or LIMBO, but the flip devs? Come up with new ideas. Lets make SP a priority for once, not MP. Lets view the world from a 4th perspective, not first person. Lets use our minds, dreams, & inspirations to create games, not a statistical chart of what has the highest probabilities of profit. Thinking outside the box? Try thinking outside the trapazoid. Here's looking forward to your new ideas & genres. Love, Gamers United. -------Bubs me up if you agree please, & share your thoughts--------
@Necrum I agree that we need more creative stuff and stronger SP campaigns. I'll bub you up even of you forgot to mention LBP :D PSN is a nice opportunity for indie devels (and not so indie on a tight budget) to put new gameplay ideas into work. Check Swords and soldiers guys, I just gave it a try yesterday and it is a deep yet accessible RTS on consoles.
Raz, Yeah I missed a few others I know. bubz back Im close to finishing Castlevania LoS, and its an amazing game. 20+ hour linear action game. It's almost up there with UC/GOW in quality
"You need good graphics to survive in today's market" and yet NSMB wii sells 10 million plus. Not all games need to look like uncharted, ill take epic yarn over brown dominated games any day.
"but this is only true on the ps3 and 360, not on the wii" You have to read the whole post.
Sakaguchi has lost his way.
Nah, he got out of square just at the right time.
Still, it was a time of his own making. If he hadn't of messed up with Spirits Within, the CG production company, he'd still be at Square. Squaresoft might even still exist. @versusALL: No, graphics can just be "good enough" if the right gameplay is behind them.
He has gone bonkers...or has nintendo payed him some $$$$?
In a way, Sakaguchi is correct. Some video games don't require the perfect graphics in order to become one of the best games ever. Look at Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. THAT game looked as though its been using thePS1 or N64 graphics engine. But was it terrible? No! The gameplay was fun, story was interesting, missions were exciting, and it was an overal GTA game. Another example is Plants vs. Zombies. PvZ had cartoony-style graphics, but that didn't ruin the gameplay. In fact, the graphics fit PERFECTLY with the gamelay. Zombies bloodthirsty (or plantthirsty) to go invade your house, while your plants try desperately to defend your home and destroy these invading zombies. Overall graphics can help improve video games, but gameplay is where its most important as well.
it all depends on the type of game your making when putting graphics and gameplay together be it 2d or 3d makes a huge difference in the direction you want to go in
Can he just come back to Square I would be on my hands and knees for his return.
wow i guess you really are a nice guy
Wii is good enougth if the game has good art style and dev acually push it like mh3 or the last story. JRPGs are different, as long as its ps2 ff quality its ok. The last story looks asgood as some ps3/360 games although lower rez. Cant wait Lost Odyssey>any jrpg this gen. Edit:he will never return to squae and his games are better than theirs anyways, why would u want him to? Do urself a favor, buy 360 and play Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon. Mistwalker>square. He was the real talent and inventor of ff. Ms is soooooooo stupid to cancel cry on and not turn his games into 360 franchises.
Nah I'm good.
As long as the graphics style meshes well with the story, setting, characters, etc...I really don't care what the graphics are like, as long as it's fun.
I just want to see something and know what exactly it is and the how the depth of it. (like in a 2-D game if that is a cliff or not, but that was usually with older games) I'm sorry to say this, but I was lost in a game once simply because I didn't know the thing 2 inches next to me were the stairs I've been trying to find! Also art style does not equal graphics. Though the style of the game would possibly benefit from being on a platform that can flesh out its style. Especially Cel-shaded games *dreams*
Its painfully stupid how Square uses graphics, a 30 year production turnaround, as the main reason they wont do. Nevermind that they've made it extremely questionable that they even have the talent.
wow some noobs are disagreeing with him
Maybe developing for the Atari Dragon suits you best then. Japan is Dead, west rules. All you have left my dear Sakaguchi is Anime.
Kill this man`s bubbles right now!
Lost Odyssey had amazing graphics. Was Sakaguchi-san hit in the head sometime in 2009?
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