An MMO like Last Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn can take 100+ hours to finish, and that is not even contemplating its rising listing of big expansions, which add wherever from one other 50 to 100 hours. That is seemingly no downside for Last Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, who has reportedly performed via everything of Last Fantasy 14 in a month, setting himself up for the Endwalker enlargement that releases on November 23.
As reported by PCGamesN, Sakaguchi began enjoying Last Fantasy 14 in late September, sharing his progress and screenshots on Twitter. Sakaguchi solely wanted 16 days to finish the bottom recreation and simply two days for Heavensward (an estimated 73 to 150 hours on HowLongToBeat). He then accomplished Stormblood, Shadowbringers, and smaller patch content material by October 29. He even managed to squeeze in a while to attend his daughter’s wedding, the madman.
A conservative estimate, simply counting the bottom recreation plus three expansions, places Sakaguchi at 300+ hours of playtime in accordance with HowLongToBeat. That is assuming he touched completely not one of the aspect content material within the expansions or smaller patch content material updates, which might put him as much as a most of 1567, which is actually not possible to tug off in a month and alter.
Sakaguchi initially began enjoying Last Fantasy 14 in preparation for a dialogue with the sport’s director Naoki Yoshida at this 12 months’s Tokyo Game Show. The chat was hosted on October 1, however Sakaguchi clearly saved grinding past that.
Sakaguchi has been enjoying as a gnome-like Lalafell, however he is been sharing a ton of screenshots on his Twitter account, noting similarities and references to the traditional Last Fantasy video games he labored on a long time in the past. Sakaguchi appears notably keen on calling out traditional monster designs, like the looks of “Mr. Typhon.”
— 坂口博信 (@auuo) October 31, 2021
Sakaguchi notoriously left Sq. Enix on fairly tough phrases in 2003, along with his final official credit score on Last Fantasy X-2. He is since based Mistwalker, which launched Blue Dragon in 2006 and most not too long ago the iOS RPG Fantasian.
Learn up on Last Fantasy 14’s Endwalker enlargement in our enormous hands-on preview, the place we dive into a number of new areas, two new job courses, and modifications to the home searching course of. Within the meantime, Sakaguchi is in good arms with Last Fantasy 14, which simply cracked 24 million gamers and has turn into the franchise’s most worthwhile recreation thus far.
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