Final Fantasy Father Not Too Keen on "Long" God of War 3 Opening
Hironobu Sakaguchi has been Tweeting.
God of War 3 has an opening intro. It looks a little something like this:
Here's what Final Fantasy father Hironobu Sakaguchi thinks about the intro, courtesy of his Twitter earlier today: "A long opening movie. It's nicely done, but you don't need this :) It's movie-like, but you don't need long openings in games."
This comment was quickly picked up by Japanese gaming blogs because -- well, it's the guy who made Final Fantasy, which has gone on to become one of the most movie-heavy games around, complaining about movie length.
In a later Tweet, Sakaguchi commented on the sequence that actually kicks off the game, shown here:
Wrote Sakaguchi, "Naturally, I started on Easy Mode. A Lord of the Rings-like fortress. A real time scene? You can't skip this??? That's annoying. The graphics are, as expected, nicely done."
So what's up with Sakaguchi hating on the cinemas? Someone brought this up in a response to Sakaguchi's Tweets: "Sakaguchi-san, you've changed." To this, Sakaguchi responded: "Games are neither films nor manga. They're game entertainment and should take their own approach."
It should be noted that Sakaguchi isn't ripping on God of War 3 as a whole. His other Tweets are full of praise for the game.
He even wrote a rare English Tweet: "Sorry, my English is poor. lol Now I'm playing GoW3 and write some comments. This is good game !!"
On a completely unrelated note, here's the opening sequence from Sakaguchi's second Xbox 360 project, Lost Odyssey:
[Seen at My Game Flash]