Akitoshi Kawazu has sort of a shaky reputation among RPG fanatics. He gets the occasional hit – if you can indeed call them that – with games like Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. More often he makes games that have only a niche following at best. He’s best known for his work on the SaGa series, which hasn’t had a great game in a long time. I suppose you might be able to find a few people who liked SaGa Frontier or Unlimited SaGa, but then some people like pain and insurmountable learning curves.
There’s one game, however, for which I have to really give him credit. Among the first creations that were wholly Kawazu’s was SaGa2 on Game Boy, which we saw as Final Fantasy Legend 2. Its huge variety of settings, equipment, and character types appeal to me just as much as a solid, well told plot and more than magnificent graphics. → Readalations: Persona