Final Fantasy 14 Writer Brought To Tears By Standing Ovation

Final Fantasy 14 Writer Brought To Tears By Standing Ovation
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Gaming’s capacity to bring people together can, quite literally, move people to tears.

During a talk at PAX West in Seattle, those behind Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers‘ visual, Takeo Suzuki, and narrative direction, Natsuko Ishikawa, spoke about what it took to bring the acclaimed story to life. Once they begun detailing Ishikawa’s work writing the series’ quests prior to Shadowbringers, the full extent of her contribution was realised.

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She admitted to writing most all the main story quests in Shadowbringers as well as the Level 80 Dark Knight quest. So, you know, she’s the one to blame for giving it such a rich narrative and making it so emotionally-charged.

Overwhelmed by the audience’s support and subsequent standing ovation, Ishikawa was brought to tears in a heartwarming moment.

She humbly reminded the audience Bandri Oda had also helped her out but, for god’s sakes, give her a permanent position as head writer all the time already.

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  • I started a new character for Shadowbringers, it’s taking ages to reach it but the fact that she wrote the Dark Knight quests which are my favourite gets me so hyped.

    She’s up there with Yoshida, Square needs more like ’em, especially these days.

  • The Shadowbringers story was actually amazing. Some of the best writing in FF as a whole. This acclaim is well deserved and I’d be happy to have more content with her as lead writer!

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