Writing a Storyline for Final Fantasy

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Sure, there was already a thread about making a game, but that might not be the only tough thing. In fact, writing a story is incredibly challenging. Has anyone tried? Well, I have heard of "The Journey of the Hero". It's a blueprint which basically starts out with the hero being shocked into some action taking sequence.
 

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Nope. I think writing is best left to the professional writers. But by all means, if you wrote some fanfic or something original share it with us.
 

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I am not sure if the company takes the fan input. But most of the stories were kind of rushed and made more dramatic on some point. Take FF15 for example, while writing story they added unnecessary summons at wrong points. So it kind of feels odd to play those games. I hope their writing improves.
 

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Maybe if I'm hired by the game company developers and tasked with the job of writing a good storyline for a new game, then I would hotwire my brain into doing that but if it's not happening that way, then I don't see myself going through the stress of trying to write a game storyline that won't be used to develop any game.
 
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If I will make a Final Fantasy game, I want a female chocobo rider as the main character. Her attacks will have interactions with her chocobo. My plot is simple, she joins a Chocobo riding competition, the first 3 hours of the game seemed like a game about chocobo racing then suddenly a villain will attack and cost chaos.

Her love interest will be her enemy at the begining. He is a guy who works as a chocobo butcher. He kills Chocobos for meat. So they are the exact opposites. They will team up because of the greater evil. So a woman who see chocobos as friends and Man who see chocobos as food.

I wont deny I wil eat chocobo meat if they are real. I am a regular consumer of Ostrich meat.

I got the idea of a rider because Tidus is a Blitzball Player and Terra is an Opera singer. They are not really warriors at the beginning.
 

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If I will make a Final Fantasy game, I want a female chocobo rider as the main character. Her attacks will have interactions with her chocobo. My plot is simple, she joins a Chocobo riding competition, the first 3 hours of the game seemed like a game about chocobo racing then suddenly a villain will attack and cost chaos.

Her love interest will be her enemy at the begining. He is a guy who works as a chocobo butcher. He kills Chocobos for meat. So they are the exact opposites. They will team up because of the greater evil. So a woman who see chocobos as friends and Man who see chocobos as food.

I wont deny I wil eat chocobo meat if they are real. I am a regular consumer of Ostrich meat.

I got the idea of a rider because Tidus is a Blitzball Player and Terra is an Opera singer. They are not really warriors at the beginning.

This is a good one, maybe it would need a little tweaking to become perfect by game developers or companies should they get an insight of what your game storyline is all about. I love your creativity in thinking out something like this and maybe in the future you would have the opportunity to write game storyline for game producers.
 

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I think you can write a story for Final Fantasy, but it would take a very talented individual to pull this off. You would have to make people believe the story and be able to introduce the player into the story you are telling as well. The players that play the game have to believe that the game is a real place that they can breathe in and come to life in, and one that they can explore as well.
 

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I think you can write a story for Final Fantasy, but it would take a very talented individual to pull this off. You would have to make people believe the story and be able to introduce the player into the story you are telling as well. The players that play the game have to believe that the game is a real place that they can breathe in and come to life in, and one that they can explore as well.

You are right there, it's going to take more talent and creativity to get a perfect storyline penned down for Final Fantasy game without having to jumble up scrapes from other series of the game and try turning it it into a new one. Some game developers do that, they have literally run out to storyline that they start twisting the ones they wrote before into making a a new one.
 

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That's why story-line has no single author these days. They make the stories in modules. And each artist gets the story done in the module. And that means it can be really harder to have proper story in that context.
 

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I wonder how much story writers get paid in comparison to the other workers. I mean, the storyline is so vital. Would you say they get paid the same as the programmers and artists.- or even more?
 

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I wonder how much story writers get paid in comparison to the other workers. I mean, the storyline is so vital. Would you say they get paid the same as the programmers and artists.- or even more?

In my opinion, I think that the story writers are definitely paid more because everything that is being developed into game is what they wrote, without there story, the game wouldn't exist.
 
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