The Last Story is a new RPG for the Wii by Mistwalker studio, which is headed by the very fellow who created the Final Fantasy series, Hironobu Sakaguchi. So let’s take a cursory look at the new game:
Last = Final. Story ≈ Fantasy. Any monkey with a thesaurus could come up with that. And as you can see, the logos are also rather similar, almost formulaic.
Additionally, rumor has it that the famous Nobuo Uematsu, who composed so many Final Fantasy games – including FFVI & the amazing Dancing Mad piece – is composing the soundtrack. This comes as no surprise however, as he’s worked with the studio on previous titles.
One such is Lost Odyssey for the XBOX360 and just so happens to be the game I am currently entrenched in.
Will Square-Enix (or squeenix) extend its muscley legal arm towards this potentially IP infringing new game (series)?