Hironobu Sakaguchi has said that he is tired of talking about Final Fantasy.
Its Sakaguchi´s reference after all but i understand why. Too bad he doesnt want to make games for Sony platforms anymore.
I don't understand why Sakaguchi doesn't want to make games for sony platform anymore. I knew he hated Krazy Ken, but he doesn't tell why he hated him (even though he hated him maybe because Spirits Within is a major flop). But Krazy Ken not worked in Sony anymore, so why Sakaguchi still hated Sony even Sony is one of the company who help Square & FF more popular (remember when Sony had $100 million to promoted FF VII anywhere Square wants?). But again, i understand why he tired if someone asked him about FF. We saw SE made cheap FF sequel left and right just to made a quick buck from the fans. And Sakaguchi is the original creator who in the 1st place doesn't want a sequel for FF. If i'm in his position maybe i'm tired and sick too when i saw my creation got punkd like that...
Well when Mistwalker started, Microsoft contracted them to make games on the 360 (Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey) and after that they became free and Sakaguchi decided to put the Blue Dragon sequels on the DS and then Nintendo contracted Mistwalker to do a game for the Wii (if I'm not mistaken) and the Last Story was born. So Sony only needs to do is contact Mistwalker and make arrangements, I don't think any personal hate will affect business. But for now Sakaguchi is going casual by making some app games, if I'm not mistaken. @The Killer (below) I believe Lost Odyssey almost sold a million copies world wide and the Last Story came out at the end of the Wii's life cycle, just imagine if that came out at the peak of the Wii's dominance.
heres an idea make a NEW game lol
He does make new games...
Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, and The Last Story were his new games. You should show some respect.
"Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, and The Last Story were his new games. You should show some respect." all flops and in a platform which is hated in his homeland! his fans will see him as a sellout now, and a failure one at that. no wonder he doesnt like to talk about FF, specially if he was kicked out from making anything with FF series while his new games are bad compared to FF and he lost most of his fans. look guys, sometimes some people have a great idea/story and thats it! they cant make anything like that while still original and different! and it seems he is one of those guys.
"all flops and in a platform which is hated in his homeland!" The Last Story is on the Nintendo Wii.
"all flops and in a platform which is hated in his homeland! his fans will see him as a sellout now, and a failure one at that. no wonder he doesnt like to talk about FF, specially if he was kicked out from making anything with FF series while his new games are bad compared to FF and he lost most of his fans. " Good for him for not being so conservative. What made it a flop exactly? The sales? I'm pretty sure people liked those RPG's he made.
thanks for correction if Last Story was on wii. what i consider a flop is when media and ads push for a game to be the second FF rival while it doesnt hold a candle to it. they even had the character designer of dragonball Z anime series to work for the characters for Blue Dragon. so clearly this game was aiming high but it failed. 1 million (shipped or sold) for blue dragon is not bad, but for a 3 or 4 cd game, which is exclusive on a console that suppose to sell exclusives very fast is not that well. besides i remember any ps3 exclusive which sells around 1 million is called a flop, so i guess we can call any game which competes with big games but sell 1 million copy is a flop.
I'm pretty sure the animator of DBZ did video games before. I think he did Chrono Trigger so he already new Sakaguchi. And if you're going to make a game why not aim high?
@The Killer Well don't get caught up by the haters and fanboys, selling around (especially the near ones) 1 million copies world wide isn't a flop. Historically outside of Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter, JRPGs rarely sell in 1 million mark (world wide). There has been exceptions (outside of those titles) but more than likely JPRGs are not an automatic million sellers, not even in Japan and even more-so in this generation.
Thats unfortunate for sony. As a nintendo fan I am MORE than happy to have his creative tallent working on the Wii and soon to be Wii U console.
He's been producing these games for 20-30 years right? And the last few entries have been doing how well? Yeah FF just isn't like it used to be.
I don't see why not. It's not like Mistwalker has made any good games. They've all been mediocre RPGs. The only thing they have going for them is the fanboys that overrate their games no matter how bad they are (just like fanboys of Platinum Games).
Woah woah woah, dont trash mistwalker just because hes not making jrpgs you wish you could play on A sony platform.
I wish I could play them on my PS3... Though I don't have that option, so I can't say whether they're good games or not...
Lost Odyssey is better than most final fantasy games. The issue is that it wasn't enough of a financial success for Micro$oft to allow another to be made (also I don't think Mistwalker are interested in contiguously working on one franchise). The problem was most likely the fact that it was on 360 and not PS3. (obviously the first "FF" aimed at the Japanese audience in a long time but on a console that very few Japanese bought?)
Lost Odyssey is nothing than an archaic, average and generic jrpg on HD that can't even hold a candle to any FF game from IV to XII.
How so? You are the first person I have ever noted to hate LO and like FF, I presume you have played it through and are not just trolling?
Lost Odyssey was hardly bad. It had great gameplay that was very reminiscent of old FF games. It's main story was medicore but that "thousand year of dreams" story you get to read every now and then throughout the game was really good. Still, LO is loads better than FF13 and FF13-2.
Hardly the first actually . I dont find LO to be nothing more but generic , even if obviously not bad . People will remember Last story and other mistwalker games , not so much blue dragon and Lost odyssey
Do you hate all good developers? Platinum makes great games and I really wish The Last Story was on PS3 along with other Mistwalker games. I'm sure many people have Wiis. It looks like it is time to get off of your lazy ass and pull that thing out or buy one.
tired creator, tired game.
Well, Sakaguchi is essentially one of the founding fathers of the franchise and he has little interest in it any more. It makes sense. The series has just about exhausted its creative potential, and Sakaguchi went the way of fresh ideas. Lost Odyssey is probably the truest successor to Final Fantasy and The Last Story is looking to be phenomenal as well. The Wii arguably has the greatest JRPG of this generation by way of Xenoblade Chronicles, so obviously he doesn't feel that the system is holding him back in any way.
Disagrees without legitimate discussion? Nice one, N4G.
Don't get upset over <6 disagrees. You made like, 3 very opinionated, subjective statements. "The series has just about exhausted its creative potential" "Lost Odyssey is probably the truest successor to Final Fantasy and The Last Story is looking to be phenomenal as well" "The Wii arguably has the greatest JRPG of this generation by way of Xenoblade Chronicles" Some people are going to disagree with your very opinionated comment, and the reasons don't really need much introduction.
Considering each Final Fantasy game is unique, unrelated story-wise, and evolving in every iteration, I would say it's careless to claim that the FF franchise has been exhausted. Of course, this doesn't count the FF games are FF12.
No. He isn't "...one of the founding fathers of the franchise" he IS the founding father of the franchise.
Also I don't think FF has lost any creative potential. But I do agree with you about the Wii having some of the greatest JRPGs this gen with Xenoblade and The Last Story.
I'm playing through Lost Odyssey right now and I'm loving it, I don't usually play JRPGs but my friends encouraged me to do so.
The short stories are the best. very emotional and well written .
Yeah, those dream segments are really great. I never expected reading in a game to be so good.
I loved the memory sequences of Lost Odyssey. They are some of the most emotional things I have read. I still need to finish the fourth disc, but unfortunately the American packaging of the fourth disc rendered it unreadable due to some kind of wax or something from the dvd sleeve case. Looks new but the xbox just can't read it. =(
Agreed with everything u said
This guy has alterior motives for saying this. "Hironobu Sakaguchi (坂口 博信 Sakaguchi Hironobu?) (born November 25, 1962) is a Japanese game designer, game director and game producer. He is world famous as the creator of the Final Fantasy series, and has had a long career in gaming with over 100 million units of video games sold worldwide. He left Square Enix and founded a studio called Mistwalker in 2004." That's right. He left in 2004. This isn't news, this is him promoting his Mistwalker studio which is not doing so well.
I am Not saying the guy would avoid promoting his company (who would?), but the article said that he gave 6 interviews that day and he was almost exclusively asked questions about Final Fantasy. He can't control what people ask him in interviews.... so if claimed he was tried after the 100 question of the day about an old (some would say worn out) series, I wouldn't call that "promoting Mistwalker". Pissed-Off Mario (check youtube) said it best: "I'm sick of this s--t!!!" http://www.youtube.com/watc... I believe Sakaguchi-san feels the same way.
im not suprised @ him being tired of the same game for years and years he should just sign it over to someone else and go on with his life.
He already did, years ago.
I don't really understand how this is news... Wouldn't anybody be tired of talking about, and being compared to, a project they left years ago, especially when they've gone on to make some fantastic things.
His fantasy is to stop talking about final fantasy
They need to bring out a fresh new original IP. After all, it worked for Kingdom Hearts Didn't it?
If people keep annoying Sakaguchi about Final Fantasy I'm sure he'll come back to it :P I really want another great turn based Final Fantasy game with Nobuo Uematsu doing the musical score.
They have at least stopped taking ms dirty money. Really looking forward to Last Story.
My favorite FF is the one he nothing to do with ( FF 12), but I have to admit FF V is crazy good. Thank you PS PLUS :D
How about an HD downloadable version of the Last Story for Xbox 360/PS3, that's how you move copies. Unfortunately Nintendo has the publishing rights to game, I do not know if the have the rights to the entire IP though.
Thank God for Mistwalker. This gen wouldve been barren and desolate without the games they have made. Sure theres a few good rpgs (tri ae has been great this gen) but there hasnt been a Dragon Quest on hd consoles or a traditional FF. There has been spiritual successors in Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey which are amazing. Lost Odyssey is more FF that FF is these days. I was one who enjoyed 13 and i love 13-2 but they arent classic FF's, they are more of a modern streamlined FF. Lost Odyssey was classic, only FFX can rival it for my favorite jrpg ever. I can wait to dive in to Last Story. I REALLY REALLY hope Mistwalker decides to make jrpgs on the 3ds. Maybe Last Story games to turn it into a franchise.
I love Lost Odyssey. I've yet to play Blue Dragon, The Last Story, and Xenoblade but, so far, LO is my favorite JRPG this gen. It pretty much rivals the best of the FF games and, honestly, the only one I like more than LO is VI. In trying to go more mainstream, I feel the newer FF games have lost much of their sophistication and have been reduced to a giant pile of convoluted, teen/j-pop mess. I personally find the direction of the franchise extremely unappealing. I really think Mistwalker can take what they started in TLS and build an entire franchise, much like what Sakaguchi did with FF, using new characters and stories in each game. Doesn't really matter to me which console Mistwalker picks as long as it's one of the main ones :]
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