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Final Fantasy XVI and the Problem with ‘BioWare Face’ – Extra Punctuation


This week on Extra Punctuation, Yahtzee explores the existence of “BioWare Face” in Final Fantasy XVI.

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So, I did Final Fantasy 16 recently, starring the sea urchin that walks like a man, and like many RPGs, there’s a lot of talking in it. Ho yes, you can’t just have support character du jour point at a distant crystal mountain and say “Hey, Clive, go break that, and then kill whatever comes out.” No, this is grand epic storytelling spanning decades, you’ve got to go around the houses a few times.

About the author

Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.