Square Enix producer Tetsuya Nomura introduced Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III during Sony's E3 press conference. But what games did he find impressive at the show?
During a Dengeki Online interview (as cited by DualShockers ), Nomura talked about a few of his favorite titles.
He first mentioned Titanfall , Watch Dogs and Battlefield 4 , because they all have "very strong personalities." He also likes the unique hacking mechanic in Watch Dogs and particularly the graphics in Titanfall and Battlefield 4 . The last game he brought up was Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain :
"There’s also Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The graphics are beautiful — It’s a Metal Gear game, after all — and the expressions are amazing. It’s impressive that it’s made by a Japanese developer."
That last statement makes it plain that most Japanese designers don't expect to be in the same graphical league as their Western counterparts, and that's kinda depressing. And for those of you who are surprised that he mentioned so many shooters and action-oriented games, you must not be privy to the direction Final Fantasy has taken over the past generation or so. Who's up for Call of Duty Versus Final Fantasy ?