Final Fantasy Xvi's Homogeneous Cast Shrinks A Massive Universe
Early in the marketing cycle for Final Fantasy XVI, producer Naoki Yoshida was questioned about the conspicuous absence of non-white characters.
The essence of his response was that including people of color would violate the narrative boundaries established by the creators of the fantasy universe.
I had the opportunity to follow up with Yoshida earlier this year regarding his response, asking him if he had the chance to hear the response to his remarks and if he had anything
Yoshida responded, "I believe that with Final Fantasy XVI, we've woven together a variety of peoples and cultures in a sweeping fantasy narrative and world that we worked hard to c
We hope that once players are finally able to take control of the game, they will be able to see what we've aimed for and ultimately be able to connect with that unique experience.
There are six countries in Valisthea, each of which has a real-world counterpart.
The name and imperial ambitions of Sanbreque should evoke thoughts of Napoleonic France, while the Crystalline Dominion's loose alliance of autonomous cities suggests the Holy Roma
And you know that Dhalmekia is meant to be reminiscent of the Middle East because, as soon as you are introduced to it, the hues change from blues and greens to sandy browns and ye
But for all the stereotypical shorthands the game employs to exclaim, "Hey, you're in a non-white area now!" Despite the fact that men are donning turbans, their swords are curved,
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