Published On: Tue, Nov 29th, 2022

This Is a Poor Excuse for ‘Final Fantasy’s Lack of Diversity

Me and someone in my party playing FF VX.

On November 2, IGN published an interview with three directors and one producer—Naoki Yoshida—of the 16th installment in the Final Fantasy series. The interview covered a number of topics regarding the upcoming game, from questions on how Final Fantasy XVI will game with a Mature rating to whether women and people of color might play roles in the story. To that last point, Yoshida gave a long cop-out answer that isn’t new—or true.

You can read the full six-paragraph response, but it’s really a long-winded way to say “no.” One part that summarizes Yoshida’s thoughts well is the following statement:

The Mary Sue

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