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The father of Final Fantasy can’t stop playing Final Fantasy XIV

Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series, is addicted to the highest-selling in the franchiseFinal Fantasy XIV. It’s crazy to believe the man who birthed the concept of FF is putting massive hours into FFXIV; he’s pretty much living in the code of the game due to extensive documentation of his journey on Twitter.

Sakaguchi picked up the game at the tail-end of September. He’d make a cute lalafell as a gladiator, who soon would get a job crystal and become a bonafide paladin. Since then, he’s been on enough to get past the base story and the first two expansions within a month. Every cutscene was watched and read, according to his tweets. It’s no surprise when he replied to a tweet and said that FFXIV is “the type of game I skip sleep to keep playing.”

Hironobu Sakaguchi’s Tweet

Final Fantasy XIV doesn’t shy away from referencing older games in the series. Sakaguchi ended up reminiscing on Final Fantasy III within the MMO’s Crystal Tower raid. The “crystal tower [was] full of nostalgia” for Sakaguchi, and one of the bosses, Amon, reminded him of Yoshitaka Amano’s earlier illustrations for FF.

Yoshitaka Amano Artwork

Sakaguchi also got the help of a former Square Enix developer, Yasumi Matsuno, well-known for Final Fantasy Tactics, and together they went dungeon spelunking. While in their Zoom call, Matsuno helped Sakaguchi navigate FFXIV‘s UI while playing the healer through some in-game content.

The father of Final Fantasy is now on the latest expansion, Shadowbringers, and he’s hurrying to prep up for the highly-anticipated Endwalker releasing next month. It’s so cool to see developers enjoying games and sharing their journey online, don’t you think so? Let us know below!  

Via: PC Gamer

Anthony Jones

I'm a late 90s kid still in love with innovative retro titles and the evolution of modern gaming. As a writer, I'm passionate about narrative structure, character analysis, and unique takes on clichés for all forms of interactive mediums. Watching documentaries and learning code is my daily pastime.
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