Sakaguchi Comments on HD Graphics Being “excessive”
Sakaguchi from Final Fantasy fame was interviewed by Satoru Iwata during an Iwata Asks. Though the main topic was The Last Story, Sakaguchi said some incredible things about HD Graphics and how game developers seem to be focusing too much on graphics and not focusing enough on other important parts of the game saying.
“To be honest, I think that the HD images which have become mainstream in the TV industry are, for me personally, still rather over the top for the world of video games. There’s a tendency for developers to allow all their energy to be diverted into maintaining the high quality of the graphics.”
He didn’t stop there however, he went on to comment about the fundamentals of storytelling.
“This is why I now feel that we’re at a turning point. With this title, I pressed reset and returned to the basics of what a game is. I started by spending a lot of time considering just what it means to tell a story in a game. But it went beyond simply considering the story side of things – I looked again at the fundamentals on the system side too.
Sakaguchi is a real luminary of the industry and has produced many amazing stories, I feel like everyone should read the interview, which you can find here, as it will make you think more about game story-lines more than ever.