Notable game director Yoko Taro of the Nier series shared on Twitter that he thinks that Clive from Final Fantasy XVI is “too handsome.”
Despite people not knowing what Taro actually looks like the notable creator of the Nier and Drakengard games is quite active on Twitter. While you may need to use machine translation to read his latest tweets (unlike fellow director Hideo Kojima who has a separate English account), Taro is definitely worth following on Twitter for his rather interesting updates.
Aside from making the rounds online for reportedly losing his signature Emil mask, Taro got the attention of a lot of gamers with his tweet about Final Fantasy XVI.
Unlike Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi who shared screenshots of his playthrough, Taro said that he forgot that he has a code for the latest Final Fantasy game which he forgot to share.
More interestingly, he said in his tweet that the game’s protagonist Clive Rosfield is “too handsome” and that “he wants to do something about it.”
＞FINAL FANTASY XVIhttps://t.co/L5HygxrqHU
— yokotaro (@yokotaro) July 16, 2023
So, what did he mean by this? Well, it’s hard to tell given that this is just a machine translated version of the tweet, so we can’t really tell what he wants to do with it. Though what he may have meant is that he wants to play the game, especially as there are replies to his tweet that ask Taro to stream his playthrough.
What doesn’t need further explanation though is that he thinks Clive is too handsome. After all, Clive is definitely handsome, not to mention that he’s got a bit more of a rugged charm than your typical pretty boy Final Fantasy protagonist.
Interestingly, while Yoko Taro hasn’t really talked about the game much, he is credited in Final Fantasy XVI. Specifically, Taro and Nier series producer Yosuke Saito are in the game’s ending credits. Though to what capacity they helped in the game is unclear.
I saw you in the “Special Thanks” section of the credits ☺️ pic.twitter.com/TBbTVnMcOk
— Kenshin Himura (@Niero88) July 16, 2023
Final Fantasy XVI is out now exclusively on the PS5. In case you haven’t played the game yet and are still on the fence, you can check out our review here: