Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Poll Result: Patrons' Choice Topic for December

Every month Phantom River Stone holds a poll among our patrons to choose a topic for the blog in the coming month. After tallying the votes (including accumulated votes from previous months), the winning topic that has been voted this time is:

"Yu Suzuki Discusses the 2021 Movie Free Guy"

Last year, IGN Japan invited three famous game creators (Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki, creator of the Silent Hill franchise Keiichiro Toyama and producer of The Last Guardian, Kazunobu Sato) to a preview of the newly-released film Free Guy, and held a discussion with them afterwards.

Free Guy is a 2021 American science fiction action-comedy film that tells the story of a bank teller who discovers that he is a non-player character in a massively multiplayer online game.

Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds

After giving their thoughts on the movie itself, the creators also gave responses on a number of topics. These included:
  • Free Guy's NPCs compared with the development of those in Shenmue (naturally, this was directed at Yu-san!)
  • The authenticity of behavior of Guy and the other NPCs in the movie
  • How the movie portrayed the relationship between Guy and the NPCs
  • As a creator, do you factor in game commentary streamers when creating a game?

As the interview was held in Japanese only, we will be translating the responses into English.

Watch for it in an upcoming post, with early access for blog patrons!

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