30: Final Fantasy XV – Show Notes


First Segment

  • A Typical Final Fantasy Encounter
  • World Building:
    • Magic and Technology Coexist:
      • Yoshitaka Amano
      • Summons
        • Shiva
        • Ifrit
        • Odin
        • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
        • Recurring Themes
          • Women in Final Fantasy

Second Segment

  • Square
    • Founded in 1983 by Masafumi Miyamoto
    • Division of “Den-Yu-Sha” a construction company
  • Hironobu Sakaguchi
    • Alpha 1986
    • Final Fantasy 1987
      • Based on Dungeons and Dragons
      • Ahead of its time in the genre
      • Directed up to Final Fantasy V
      • Produced up to Final Fantasy IX
    • Final Fantasy XV
      • Started development in 2006
      • Tetsuya Nomura
        • Character design on Final Fantasy V, VI, VII, VIII, and, X
        • Lead Developer on Kingdom Hearts
      • Originally planned as a spinoff from Final Fantasy XIII entitled Final Fantasy versus XIII
      • Was eventually switched to being the main Franchise game
      • Tetsuya Nomura was eventually replaced by Hajime Tabata
        • Added the Road Trip feel to the game
      • Facts and Figures
        • Fastest selling Final Fantasy
        • 5 million copies sold by December 1, 2016

Third Segment

  • How It Measures Up to the Past
  • The Impact of Final Fantasy VII
  • The Depiction and Role of Women