Final Fantasy 16 and 14 producer Naoki Yoshida is officially tired of internet trolls complaining about his games.
As I mentioned EurogamerComments made by Yoshida during a Japanese documentary were translated by livestreamer and Twitter user Audrey of Aitai Kimochi (below). “There are so many people just yelling at you, people I’ve never seen, met, or spoken to before. It’s weird,” Yoshida said of reading negative comments online.
Yoshi-P reads negative Japanese comments on #FF16
“There are so many people just yelling at you, people I’ve never seen, met or spoken to before. It’s weird. What have we done to them? Maybe they’re writing that from a place of negativity and spite. It’s boring.” pic.twitter.com/jW2AY1WAgr
– ☆ オ ー ド リ ー Audrey ☆ (aitaikimochi) July 23, 2023
The documentary highlighted a handful of these comments, though it likely picked out a few tamers that were fit for TV. Reddit user eleven miles Translate them: “Iconic battles sound so plain,” read one. “Still [the only Final Fantasy] Another said, “I wouldn’t buy it on the first day.”
“What have we done with them?” Yoshida asked in response. “Maybe they’re just writing it out of a place of negativity and rancor. It’s boring.”
Final Fantasy 16 received some criticism for not really being an RPG, but aside from annoying some dogs and motion blur making some players nauseous (although this was quickly dealt with), the game ran well.
It received high critical praise (with an IGN review giving it a 9/10) and Square Enix said its sales were “extremely strong” after shipping three million copies in its first week.
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