Drakengard 3 Director Says He’s a “Strange” Game Developer, Encourages Fans Not to Have Expectations

on January 6, 2014 3:26 PM

Drakengard 3 Director Taro Yoko is known as a bit of an eccentric developer, but lately he received many encouraging messages from fans all over the world, especially expressing expectation and enthusiasm for his next game.

Today he responded to one of said fans that promised to buy whatever game he makes, cautioning him against blind purchases:

Ah, Thank you very much. But, I am strange game creator. So, please check detail of my new game. Anyway, thank you!

Sparked by the same message, he then wrote a message on facebook addressed to his English speaking fans (basically us):

Recently, I got many mails from good fans.
Like this -> ‘I am a fan fan of you. I will buy next your game!’.
But my creation style is ‘Always making another one’. So, please do not have expectation.
I always say in japanese, but not in english.
I tried to write by my poor english.
Anyway. Thank you for your message. I am happy to read those text.

The “Always making another one” part is a bit obscure, due to the fact that English isn’t Yoko-san’s first language. Checking the original message in Japanese, he meant that his games are always different from each other, so fans shouldn’t have expectations based on past ones.

That’s a sensible philosophy, but personally I can’t remember a game of his that I didn’t enjoy one way or another, so I think I’ll still look forward to his next title, and to play Drakengard 3 in English this year.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.