Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

By Brenna Hillier, Thursday, 5 March 2015 02:23 GMT

Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel.

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Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs.

Speaking to IGN, Sakaguchi said he thinks every game should always be a new experience, rather than more of the same.

“I don’t like sequels. I hate them,” he said.

“That’s why every single Final Fantasy had a new cast of characters, a brand new story, [and] a different system.”

Now that Sakaguchi helms his own studio, Mistwalker, he insists that every game be stand-alone, not a franchise starter.

“Every single game that we make, we are going to give it our all, and then we finish it, we’ll end it in such a way that there is no to be continued checklist,” he said.

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