My name is Bruce, and I am a senior highschool student and a new reader of
Edge. Because I am new to this magazine, I thought it would be a good idea to catch up on recently released issues, so I picked up a copy of E314, which happens to feature an article celebrating the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy, the world-famous RPG series that has had a special place in my heart for many years.
I found the whole article incredibly endearing because a few of my friends and I have made plans to form a videogame studio (which we have called LilBlueNest) and are in the early stage of developing an RPG of our own. To hear how industry legends talk about their hardships and struggles to create something they’re passionate about is motivating for a young team like mine. Whether this dream project my friends and I are working on will lead to something fruitful or not rests completely on how much energy we put in, but reading this article has given us a bit more strength and courage to pursue this project.
The game industry has gone through many changes in the past three decades, but the same love of games is there, if not stronger than ever. I might be sounding like an extreme greenhorn right now, but I’d like to believe that so did Sakaguchi when working on the original Final Fantasy. After all, amazing things can come from a series with 15 entries, or an indie studio making its first step. From legends to novices, we all just want to make games.
Sakaguchi’s story inspired us, too – and also made us feel a little better about the ramshackle conditions under which this fine tome is somehow made every four weeks. Enjoy your PS Plus subscription.