this smells waaaaaaaaaaay too witchhunty for my liking. if a story involves someone deleting their twitter account owing to harassment from angry fans, i can't say i'm entirely inclined to trust the viewpoint of said fans. like sure, maybe this is how she feels fe should be, but it's pretty obvious from various interviews that she is far from alone. when you've got people like maeda and kusakihara pushing heavily for many of the issues with the current games, singling out a woman on the team for crucifixion like this is pretty dodgy
further, a lot of the allegations are flawed at best. like,
She chose Intelligent Systems because the company was located close to her home in Kyoto. Nami did not have any interest in any games from the company.
if she's a recent hire, well, have you SEEN the job market lately? having a pre-existing fondness for the position's output is not a luxury we can all afford, and the situation in japan is certainly no exception to that
She also openly complained about a Fire Emblem Cipher live broadcast on Twitter despite having illustrators who work on that card game among her followers.
kinda douchey to do that in front of the artists, yeah, but in all fairness the cipher livestreams are pretty fuckin weird and over-the-top and it makes sense to me that they wouldn't be to everyone's tastes. i'm assuming she took issue with the broadcast itself rather than its contents, given how this is phrased; if i'm wrong, fair enough
She wants her characters to show up in as many games as possible. Not only did they appear in Fates, they also were among the first heroes players could summon in FE Heroes.
they were in the two most recent games at the time and placed high in popularity polls for both of them. whether or not you agree that their popularity is deserved (and i can't say i do), no fucking shit they're in heroes at launch. and i mean, it's not like the starting roster suffered for it
Because she is a hardcore fan of Sailor Moon, she used the birthday date of her favorite Sailor Moon character Tsukano Usagi for Leo (June 30).
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Due to the success of Awakening, she got an even bigger role in the development of the two Fire Emblem Fates games where she developed the main scenario, which was critically panned.
a reminder that shin kibayashi exists. sure, she played a role there, but it's not the only role. she's not even the only person credited for writing the valla route, aka the one generally agreed to have the worst writing. a certain mr yukinori kitajima is also credited for that one. that's without getting into the long-ass list of names credited as scenarists in general. sure, some are more senior than others, but that list's got some longtime guys like maeda and horikawa so
Even though she hardly knows anything about the series, she got promoted to series supervisor and worked in that position on games like Smash Bros. 4 Wii U/3DS and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. She was not involved with Fire Emblem Echoes, but is most likely currently working on the new Fire Emblem game for Switch and Fire Emblem Warriors. Fire Emblem Warriors is once again built around the games she personally was involved with, Awakening and Fates.
i mean, i don't agree at all with the reasoning for warriors and idol trash focusing on fe13 and fe14, but again, the odds of her being the only reason behind that are pretty damn slim. lest we forget the fat stacks of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ those games earned. do i think it's deserved? god no, but it happened, and of course spinoffs and crossovers are going to take that as a gigantic green light to go apeshit with those games
not to mention, in warriors' case we still have zero confirmation that she is involved. sure, it's not impossible, but ffs people wait for hard confirmation before you go pointing fingers
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