Final Fantasy XVI Naoki Yoshida has hit back at online trolls in a documentary released in Japan, expressing his disdain for people who simply yell abuse on the game and do not offer something constructive.
A translation of Yoshi-P’s comments from Twitter user aitaikmochi reads as follow:
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.
Final Fantasy XVI has generally received high praise from critics and gamers alike, although there are its detractors who question whether it can be called a Final Fantasy game due to its more action-oriented gameplay. Meanwhile, Square Enix has asked Japanese players what they want to see from the game in the future, further hinting at the prospect of DLC, which Yoshida-san himself has said is possible.
Final Fantasy XVI was released for PS5 on June 22, 2023, and you can read our full verdict on the game here.
[Source – Naoki Yoshida Interview via aitaikimochi on Twitter]