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Mega64's 'totally true' history of Final Fantasy with Hironobu Sakaguchi is the best

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

How did Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi go from Rad Racer to Final Fantasy to celebrated hip-hop artist? Mega64 and Sakaguchi himself share the "totally true story" of how the legendary game developer — who was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC this week — found himself trapped by the success of Final Fantasy ... and how he ultimately escaped.

Spoilers for Final Fantasy 7 within.

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