final fantasy 16 It arrived with great fanfare in stores at the end of June. Overall it met expectations and received very positive ratings from the community; however, some players found the end result disappointing. Although it is very good that each person shares her opinion, it seems that there are those who express it with hate and malice.
It was clear that the nature of final fantasy 16 It was going to cause controversy. From the promotional advances, it was seen that this new installment was going to have a more serious and mature tone, which is far from the youthful feeling present in previous titles. Also, turn-based combat was dropped entirely. These changes disappointed a sector of the fans.
Although Square Enix’s JRPG debuted to rave reviews, it was the victim of review bombing. Specifically, angry gamers gave extremely negative scores on the grounds that the title was not a true installment of the RPG franchise. It seems that some people shared their opinions very intensely.
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In a mini-documentary that was broadcast on Japanese soil, Naoki Yoshida, producer of final fantasy 16, spoke about the criticism the title received since its release. Audrey Lamsam, executive director of Aitai Japan, was in charge of translating the creative’s statements and sharing them on her Twitter account.
According to the translation, the producer confessed that he is tired of toxic users yelling at him to express their disgust for the game. He also stated that those comments are full of negativity and bad intentions.
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“There are a lot of people who just yell at you, people I’ve never seen or met or talked to before. It’s strange. What did we do to them? Maybe they just write from a place of negativity and malice. It’s exhausting,” Naoki Yoshida said in the video.
Yoshi-P reading negative Japanese comments on #FF16
“There’s a lot of people who just yell at you, people I’ve never seen, met, or talked to before. It’s weird. What did we do to them? Perhaps they just write it from a place of negativity and malice. It’s tiresome.” pic.twitter.com/jW2AY1WAgr
— ☆オードリーAudrey☆ (@aitaikimochi) July 23, 2023
In addition to translating the Japanese producer’s words, Audrey Lamsam added her two cents to the conversation, explaining that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but there’s a difference between real criticism and malicious negativity.
Despite the anger of a sector of the fans, final fantasy 16 it was liked by a large section of the community. The good reception translated into an outstanding commercial performance. Despite all the doubts and theories, Square Enix claimed that initial sales were “extremely strong.”
But tell us, what do you think of Naoki Yoshida’s words? Let us read you in the comments.
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