Square Enix art director Yusuke Naora recently held a college lecture at SMU Guildhall, where he spoke about the visual evolution of the Final Fantasy series, going from the pixel era to the 3D era. Square Enix have uploaded his lecture to their YouTube channel, and you can check it out below.
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.