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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