Sakaguchi Believes Final Fantasy 15 Is ‘Able To Capture Spirit Of Franchise’, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Is Quite Challenging
“I think that they must be making a brand new game that just shares the characters, story and world,” says Sakaguchi on Final Fantasy 7 remake
Final Fantasy 15 is finally out after more than a decade of development. It appears that so far, people have been plenty happy with the finished product considering the early sales numbers.
One person who has really found something to like about the game is the original creator of the Final Fantasy series, Hironobu Sakaguchi. The video game legend recently gave an interview with Glixel where he talked about how he felt Final Fantasy 15 really captured the spirit of the franchise he started.
“I have been looking at Final Fantasy XV, and although I’ve never known or worked with Tabata-san, by looking at his production I feel that he has adopted the spirit that I had when I first created the series. I feel that, in the hands of talented people, the original feel of the series is being brought back.”
Those are words of high praise indeed. Sakaguchi also talked about the challenge he thinks the developers are facing in remaking Final Fantasy 7. In those comments, it appears he’s not sold on why the project needed to be done in the first place.
“I think it’s quite challenging… I mean, we’ve seen previews of the new game and obviously all the visuals have changed. Which means all the fight scenes will also change accordingly, so they will probably keep the battles in real-time. I think that they must be making a brand new game that just shares the characters, story and world. So, there’s really nothing I can give in terms of advice. Do as you wish, I guess.”