Hironobu Sakaguchi is “Happy” with TIME Magazine

Monday, December 10th, 2012

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Recently, TIME Magazine released a Top 10 list of what they thought were the best video games of 2012. Xenoblade Chronicles was awarded a very deserved second place and The Last Story came in at seventh. Bear in mind that this isn’t a Wii only Top 10 but a list that covers all consoles and the PC.

Time Magazine

So deserved.

Time Magazine

So deserved.

Whilst both games receiving such high accolades from a very well established publication, such as TIME Magazine, and is pleasant to see, the icing on the cake is the acknowledgement of The Last Story’s creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi.

Time Magazine

He’s pleased as punch.


Posting on his official facebook wall, Mr Sakaguchi said:‎


Which roughly translates as: It’s the seventh. Happy (^ ^)

It’s always great to see your favourite games being appreciated, especially for those that come late in a console’s life. It’s even better to see the game developers accept the honors and showing their gratitude. It makes us feel all warm and gooey inside.

Congratulations Mr Sakaguchi, you and your team deserve it. Any news on The Last Story 2 per chance? … *cough*


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David Rawlings, or ‘Rawky’ as we like to call him, joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign at the beginning. He’s British and found solace with us as he was able to understand our pain about Nintendo and their localizing faux pas. He’s a big fan of the letter ‘U’ and refuses to remove them from words, even though we constantly ask him to. He also believes it’s about time Princess Daisy got kidnapped.

  • If you ask me, The Last Story deserved the number one spot more than any other game this year.  Yes, even more so than Xenoblade.

    •  I’m just glad that both games managed to make it on such a list.

  • I’m very happy that there are still people out there that can see past a console’s graphical shortcomings and enjoy said console’s games.

  • Xenoblade FOR THE WIN!!!! Epic game, didn’t feel this excited about a RPG since Chrono Trigger.

  • The fact that Guild Wars 2 won best game of the year for them kinda gives away that they don’t cover games often though… Not that GW2 is bad or anything… It’s just not spectacular.

  • Nicklindseyclark

    They have to make Last Story 2 because it is by the same guy who made Final Fantasy. We all know how final the last 14 final fantasies have been therefore this can’t be the last Last Story.

  • Both games Highly deserve it! Perhaps The Last Story could have gotten higher if it was longer (I beat it in 26 hours or so), but it’s still a highly regarded game!