Update: Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is now out worldwide!
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Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius gets reviewed by Hironobu Sakaguchi himself
Hironobu Sakaguchi is a name that needs no elaboration for any Final Fantasy fans. While no longer at the helm, he is still asked by the people at Square Enix on his insights on a number of newer Final Fantasy games. He was at the FF XV event last March.
Today, we offer to you an interview he did with regards to Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, a brand new mobile game in the FF franchise. He is not in the development team. However, he did share some insights on the game's design.
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Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius mix in beautiful cut scenes similar to those found in FFVII and more recent series in the series with beautiful sprites from the SNES era. It's a wonderful mix-mash it's no wonder Square Enix is making money from this mobile title.
Recent Final Fantasy titles have had darker stories. FFBE, on the other hand, has a light-hearted tale with an unbeatable music score. Sakaguchi went on to explain that the music selection for this game is something that he hopes fans will enjoy.
For listening pleasure, here's the full FFBE OST. We all agree with Sakaguchi. This soundtrack is amazing.
At the time of the interview, Sakaguchi had invested one month into FFBE. In one of his 8-hour flight, he was able to get not just one Excalibur, but two!
To make the deal even sweeter, his main character is able to double-wield his sword. In other words, the level of epic beatdowns his character can dish out might actually be off the charts!
Sakaguchi's FFBE screen
Sakaguchi is really enjoying playing Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius and stated how much he loved "dot" art and traditional art. Yoshitaka Amano is the lead artist for FFBE, and that actually explains a lot when it comes to traditional swirling art. We can expect a number of iconic Final Fantasy characters appearing in the series.
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is offering a brand new Final Fantasy on a new platform with a new story. So it's safe to say that we can expect a new experience with this game and it has the original FF creator hooked.
I'm also playing the Japanese version of the game. I fully agree there is a nostalgic touch that's refreshing. The controls are simple, so I can jump in at play at any time. Also, the story line is pretty straight forward, so even if your Japanese isn't perfect, this game's story won't be too hard to follow.
Be warned, however, as it might be hard to put this game down.
Jake looks great dual wielding!
Here's the official English trailer for FFBE
This is the full interview with Sakaguchi about FFBE by Japanese magazine, Famitsu.
That wraps up the highlights from the interview with Hironobu Sakaguchi.
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