Yesterday we told you that the latest information pointed to Yuji Naka, one of the creators of Sonic and the author of the recent Balan Wonderworld, could have left Square Enix. Now, it is Naka himself who has just confirmed that he no longer works in the company.
“Dimit from Square Enix at the end of April“Naka explained on Twitter.” Although I can’t share the reason right now, I hope I can talk about it when the time is right. As for my future, I am already 55 years old, so I could retire“He confessed, so it doesn’t seem like he’s working anywhere right now as he considers whether to put an end to his career path.
Although he has not wanted to talk about it, his exit from Square Enix came just a month after he Balan Wonderworld was put up for sale on practically every system available today and received harsh criticism by both the specialized press and the players, so it cannot be ruled out that this failure has precipitated their decision to leave the company and rethink their future.
The failed Balan Wonderworld
Not in vain, in the analysis that we dedicate to him in Vandal we commented that “It is an irregular game, with questionable decisions that detract from the fun. Undoubtedly it has positive aspects: a beautiful setting, a valuable message – the overcoming of fears, secret levels, cooperative and certain sections or phases give an idea of what could have been with a little more care. But The set is reminiscent of the first polygonal adventures, when the studios experimented with the genre based on successes and errors. That such a game does not feel fun too many times, that it torpedoes progress with strategies to make many of its phases repeat over and over again, is too serious a sin when there are so many gems to choose from, classic and modern, 2D, 3D and for virtual reality “.