The Last Story director believes The Last Story's visuals don't suffer from not being on an HD console. Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy believes HD visuals aren't necessary to create a visually stunning game.
Speaking during the latest Iwata Asks discussion, Sakaguchi said: "To be honest, I think that the HD images which have become mainstream in the TV industry are, for me personally, still rather over the top for the world of video games.
"There's a tendency for developers to allow all their energy to be diverted into maintaining the high quality of the graphics."
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata responded: "While it's necessary to be able to fully utilise those graphical capabilities in the future, if it can take up all of a developer's time, other aspects of the game end up being neglected."
To which Sakaguchi replied: "I agree. I was really averse to allowing the quality of the graphics to drop just because we were working on Wii, which doesn't have HD graphics. I do really think that, in the end, what we've created can hold its own against other hardware. We've successfully implemented the texture of rocks and water, for instance. The other important area is the motion."
Summing up what he's achieved on Wii, Sakaguchi said: "I think the graphics have a beauty that's almost photographic. Rather than everything being clear and sharp, there are shadows in the background and slightly blurred elements that actually lend the graphics the feel of a photograph. I think that we achieved the perfect balance because this game was on Wii."
Do you agree? Do you think The Last Story is one of the best looking Wii games?