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Lost Sphear Director Atsushi Hashimoto Guest Column: My Favorite Classic JRPGs

Lost Sphear Director Atsushi Hashimoto Guest Column: My Favorite Classic JRPGs
From IGN - January 25, 2018
By Guest Columnist Atsushi Hashimoto

RPGs are like toy boxes stuffed with a million different interesting things. I grew up playing them and theyre part of the reason I wanted to get into game development. Almost all of the fun Ive had gaming was playing an RPG so its safe to say that its a special genre for me.

RPGs have been a big part of my professional life, too. After I graduated high school, I went to a specialist games development school and then got a job in the industry, where I was lucky enough to work on games like Final Fantasy Legend II and Final Fantasy Explorers. It has been an honour to contribute to a genre that means so much to me.

That continues to this day. Ive been working on projects with Tokyo RPG Factory since 2014, where I have directed I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear. Ive played lots of RPGs, and Ive done my best to make sure that Lost Sphear embodies as many of the aspects that Ive loved about them as possible.

Displayed below are my top 10 favourites, in no particular order. Of course, these games include many elements that didnt make it into Lost Sphear, so you should definitely give them a play!

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