The Last Story May Signal Sakaguchi's Retirement

By Chad Awkerman

July 14, 2010

Hironobu Sakaguchi is a legend in his own right, and in many gamers’ minds. He is the father of the Final Fantasy series, and the creator of many other beloved RPGs over the last few years, such as Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon and, lately, The Last Story. Yesterday Sakaguchi blogged on Mistwalker’s site about how proud he was of his team’s progress on The Last Story, and how they are pouring the hearts and souls into his upcoming Wii RPG.

“Me and my team poured 120% of our energy into this title. I am completely pouring everything into this one, there is a strong feeling this may be my last work.”

If this is indeed his last work, the title fits, wouldn’t you say? Of course, that’s what was said about Final Fantasy 20 years ago, too. Needless to say, if his retirement is near, the gaming world will lose a great creative mind.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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