Post by Nester the Lark on Jul 9, 2010 13:50:14 GMT -5
Every time Square Enix registers a new trademark with the word "crystal" in it, people tend to think of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicle, or at least just Final Fantasy. Well, according to Siliconera, they've recently trademarked "Knights of Crystal." Could this have anything to do with FFCC, or is it completely unrelated, like Crystal Defenders?
Typically the FFCC series tends not to sell all that well, but with some recent comments from Yoichi Wada that he would like to have multi-player integrated into all future SE releases, perhaps they won't be quite ready to abandon FFCC just yet.
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 5, 2010 19:03:21 GMT -5
The latest issue of Nintendo Power has an interview with Akitoshi Kawazu for no apparent reason. You can see scans of it here.
There isn't much about FFCC. He's asked about The Crystal Bearers a little bit, and he mentions that "perhaps it was a bit too radical."
He also has an interesting alternate story for how Final Fantasy got its name.
When asked what other game creators he most admires, he mentiones Lord British (Richard Garriott), and says that Ultima IV is what influenced him to use RPG's as a storytelling medium. I think it's interesting, because Kawazu's games are often thought of as a mix between Japanese and Western-styles, and I can definitely see old-school PC RPG influences in his designs. In fact, that's partly what I find fascinating about him as a game maker.
Anyway, these scans were posted in this thread at the GameSpite forum, in which they discuss Kawazu and his games. It's kind of an interesting read, in and of itself, if you have the time.
Haven't played any of them, but that was a pretty good read.
Pretty awesome that they put the custom town name could be transfered from MLaaK to MLaaDL.
I really think SE shouldn't give up on the franchise just yet. It would good to finally see a Wii U FFCC that would serve as a true sucessor to the GCN original. (with U tablet/3DS local multiplayer support) and online for people who don't have enough local players.
(And hopefully not get endlessly delayed and beilieved to be cancelled like The Crystal Bearers).
Last Edit: May 21, 2012 0:36:23 GMT -5 by Da Robot