Salon member and keen writer Rio Liang has been recognized by Peter Tieryas in his feature article “Ten Ways Final Fantasy XIII Could Have Been the Best Final Fantasy Ever: Disc 1 “ on “Game Dynamo”:
The environments, the character models, everything about FF13 oozes artistic brilliance. Even the decision to leave out towns was prompted by a dissatisfaction from the developers with their quality level. So what could they have improved? That’s a trick question, because my answer is nothing. The art is awesome. Leave it as is. Seriously. One of my favorite essays about gaming as art was done by Rio Liang, using FFXIII as a template. It’s at (https://ruelleelectrique.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/a-video-game-manifesto-final-fantasy-xiii-as-a-prototype/). Check it out for a fascinating read!
Big props to Rio Liang for his stellar work. Read the entire article here.