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Old Mar 10 2012, 08:27 PM   #1

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A new interview was posted here: http://finalfantasy.com.br/index.php...rticle&id=1075

Most interesting answers.

- Why did you opt to make a story with time travelling? What kind of direction do you intend to follow within the context of Fabula Nova Crystallis mythology?

Motomu Toriyama:
At the end of FFXIII, Cocoon had collapsed and people needed to rebuild their world. I wanted to depict the process of restoring this world throughout the span of history, and so I had chosen time travel as the center of the story. Also, the aspect of time travel fits in very well with the ability for players to progress by traveling through time and space. In terms of the context of Fabula Nova Crystallis, XIII-2 is a story that sheds the spotlight on Etro, the goddess of the world of death. Since the mythos encompasses a vast history, the players wonít see the big picture just yet, and we still have many elements of the story that need to be told.

- The artistic direction of the game is certainly varied. What were the main inspirations to create a world so original?

Isamu Kamikokuryo:
When we were deciding on the direction of the graphics, we wanted to go with a dark taste, and a unique one at that, so we took inspiration from works of surrealism such as the art of Salvador Dali and Giorgio de Chirico. There were many desolate sceneries and abandoned buildings in the worldview as well, and so those works were great references when it came to creating the final images; it helped me determine the balance of how far I should pursue a photo-like realism, or an unrealistic fantasy, being deceptive in the imagery.

- Do you think that playing most of the time with only two characters will prejudice the experience of the game as a whole?

Motomu Toriyama:
In XIII-2, we included a number of features that would make the Paradigm Shift system more beneficial in strategic situations. One of them is the ability to choose from over 150 types of monsters and have them join in battle. These monster allies each have their own abilities during battles, and by growing them, their characteristics can be strengthened. Because the player-side characters are fixed, it actually makes the battle system more flexible. In terms of the story, many of the major characters from the previous game will be making an appearance in some form, so Iím sure fans of each character will be pleased with that.
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Old Mar 10 2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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I wanted to depict the process of restoring this world throughout the span of history, and so I had chosen time travel as the center of the story.
Except they kind of didn't. I mean, apart from the Bresha Lake 5AF and the Academias, they didn't really show us how they rebuild it. Travelling 500 years into the future has very little to do with building a city. Just think about your city and how it was 500 years ago. It can be so different that what happened half a century ago is irrelevant. I have buildings in my city that are thousands of years old, but still, they're just... there, they have very little to do with what's happening now.
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Old Mar 10 2012, 10:48 PM   #3

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That's bullshit. No originality....ugh this makes me sick.
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Old Mar 11 2012, 06:49 AM   #4
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These things have been mentioned 142262663 times in previous interviews.
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