FFXV Game Director Wants to Create an Ending for FFXV that will Make the Fans Cry
When it comes to endings of video games, I can't think of many in video game history that has an emotional or tearful ending. I remember playing Vandal Hearts II in PS1 and the first time I finished it, I got the bad ending and Adele died in my first playthrough. I felt a little depressed and sad back then, but not to the point in breaking down in tears. Games nowadays have a typical and common endings, with the exception of some story driven games like the Walking Dead series and Life is Strange which have an emotional or somewhat tearful ending.
Maybe not for long, though. Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata wants to set a new standard for emotional endings with the incoming Final Fantasy XV. Speaking with Game Informer via GameSpot, he says he is out to make some players cry.
“I want to create a very emotional ending to the game and want to make as many people cry as possible. You’re spending so many hours playing the game, so when I finish a game and it ends on a sour note and it doesn’t move me, it gets me disappointed. At least make me cry or give me some emotion! I want to give a moving ending for the consumers who invest so much time.”
And an emotional impact with the ending isn’t all he’s aiming for. He wants the entire video game world to feel the impact of his game, reverberating like Final Fantasy VII did back in the mid-90s.
“There are some team members that were here for VII. They’re taking on the challenge of trying to exceed that title once more, which is a great motivator for them. FFVII sets a very high goal for us, but it serves as a good goal. It brought in new audiences, sales, and more.”
The last Final Fantasy game that I've played that has an emotional ending or impact for me was Final Fantasy X. I just felt saddened at the ending of that game simply because Tidus and Yuna ended up being separated with each other. I wouldn't mind if the ending of FFXV will be an emotional or tearful one. It will be an added incentive for others to play the game, but I think they should focus more in making the gameplay of FFXV interesting and more addictive to play. If the gameplay of FFXV somehow ended up being lame and uninteresting, then its emotional ending won't matter much to gamers. I have high hopes for Final Fantasy XV, and I'll be playing it once it comes out. How about you guys, do you like FFXV to have an emotional and tearful ending?
Final Fantasy XV is due out sometime this year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The release date for the game will be announced on March 30th at the Uncovered event (see below).
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XV
3/9/2016 10:46:02 PM Drew Constantino