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* AncientConspiracy
* AntiVillain[=/=]AntiHero
* BlackAndGrayMorality[=/=]GreyAndGreyMorality
* BonusBoss / BonusDungeon: Extremely big ones that can take a while!
* CharacterAlignment / KarmaMeter
* CorruptChurch / GodIsEvil

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* AncientConspiracy
* AntiVillain[=/=]AntiHero
* BlackAndGrayMorality[=/=]GreyAndGreyMorality
* BonusBoss / BonusDungeon:
BonusBoss: Extremely big ones that can take a while!
* CharacterAlignment / KarmaMeter
* CorruptChurch / GodIsEvil
while!



* FaceHeelTurn / ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* FramingDevice
* GambitPileup
* JobSystem
* LightIsNotGood
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
** TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Unfortunately, with so many players in the story there are always at least a few characters who might not be felt to have lived up to their potential. OTOH, it adds realism.
* LoveableRogue



* MedievalEuropeanFantasy



* SpaceColdWar / WriteWhatYouKnow: He used to be a political science student, and also studied Eastern European history, thus influencing many of his storylines.

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* SpaceColdWar / WriteWhatYouKnow: SpaceColdWar: He used to be a political science student, and also studied Eastern European history, thus influencing many of his storylines.


* MarathonBoss: The [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Pantheon/Bosses current king]] of this trope was named after him.

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* MarathonBoss: The [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Pantheon/Bosses [[Pantheon/BossFights current king]] of this trope trope, Yiazmat, was named after him.


Yasumi Matsuno (born 1965) is a game designer who started out at a small company named Quest, then got bought out by Squaresoft, then left to join Creator/Level5. He has a long working history with Creator/HitoshiSakimoto for the music and Creator/AkihikoYoshida for the artwork, and is friends with translator Creator/AlexanderOSmith. He is basically responsible for the ''Franchise/IvaliceAlliance'' as well.

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Yasumi Matsuno (born 1965) is a game designer who started out at a small company named Quest, then got bought out by Squaresoft, then left to join Creator/Level5. He has a long working history with Creator/HitoshiSakimoto for the music and Creator/AkihikoYoshida for the artwork, and is friends with translator Creator/AlexanderOSmith. He is basically responsible for the ''Franchise/IvaliceAlliance'' ''VideoGame/IvaliceAlliance'' as well.


* ''Unsung Story'': Story & game design - unfortunately as of February 2016, [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/after-setbacks-dev-behind-final-fantasy-tactics-cr/1100-6435156/ the future of this game is looking very much in doubt]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIvM3aVmYSU it's getting worse]] as of 2017. As of 2018, he's no longer involved with the project after the new team took over, but the CEO did meet him once for a lunch meeting to talk about the game.

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* ''Unsung Story'': Story & game design - unfortunately as of February 2016, [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/after-setbacks-dev-behind-final-fantasy-tactics-cr/1100-6435156/ the future of this game is looking very much in doubt]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIvM3aVmYSU it's getting worse]] as of 2017. As of 2018, he's no longer involved with the project after the new team Little Orbit took over, but the CEO of said company did meet him once for a lunch meeting to talk about the game.


* ''Unsung Story'': Story & game design - unfortunately as of February 2016, [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/after-setbacks-dev-behind-final-fantasy-tactics-cr/1100-6435156/ the future of this game is looking very much in doubt]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIvM3aVmYSU it's getting worse]] as of 2017.

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* ''Unsung Story'': Story & game design - unfortunately as of February 2016, [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/after-setbacks-dev-behind-final-fantasy-tactics-cr/1100-6435156/ the future of this game is looking very much in doubt]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIvM3aVmYSU it's getting worse]] as of 2017.
2017. As of 2018, he's no longer involved with the project after the new team took over, but the CEO did meet him once for a lunch meeting to talk about the game.


Yasumi Matsuno (born 1965) is a game designer who started out at a small company named Quest, then got bought out by Squaresoft, then left to join Creator/Level5. He has a long working history with Creator/HitoshiSakimoto for the music and Creator/AkihikoYoshida for the artwork, and is friends with translator Creator/AlexanderOSmith. He is basically responsible for the IvaliceAlliance as well.

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Yasumi Matsuno (born 1965) is a game designer who started out at a small company named Quest, then got bought out by Squaresoft, then left to join Creator/Level5. He has a long working history with Creator/HitoshiSakimoto for the music and Creator/AkihikoYoshida for the artwork, and is friends with translator Creator/AlexanderOSmith. He is basically responsible for the IvaliceAlliance ''Franchise/IvaliceAlliance'' as well.


Yasumi Matsuno (born 1965) is a game designer who started out at a small company named Quest, then got bought out by Squaresoft, then left to join {{Level5}}. He has a long working history with Creator/HitoshiSakimoto for the music and Creator/AkihikoYoshida for the artwork, and is friends with translator Creator/AlexanderOSmith. He is basically responsible for the IvaliceAlliance as well.

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Yasumi Matsuno (born 1965) is a game designer who started out at a small company named Quest, then got bought out by Squaresoft, then left to join {{Level5}}.Creator/Level5. He has a long working history with Creator/HitoshiSakimoto for the music and Creator/AkihikoYoshida for the artwork, and is friends with translator Creator/AlexanderOSmith. He is basically responsible for the IvaliceAlliance as well.


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Tropes Other influences:
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
* ''Film/StarWars''
* TabletopGames
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar
* UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars

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that frequently appear in his works:



* MarathonBoss: The [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Pantheon/Bosses current king]] of this trope was named after him.




Other influences:
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
* ''Film/StarWars''
* TabletopGames
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar
* UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars


* ''Unsung Story'': Story & game design - [[{{Vaporware}} unfortunately as of February 2016]], [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/after-setbacks-dev-behind-final-fantasy-tactics-cr/1100-6435156/ the future of this game is looking very much in doubt]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIvM3aVmYSU it's getting worse]] as of 2017.

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* ''Unsung Story'': Story & game design - [[{{Vaporware}} unfortunately as of February 2016]], 2016, [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/after-setbacks-dev-behind-final-fantasy-tactics-cr/1100-6435156/ the future of this game is looking very much in doubt]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIvM3aVmYSU it's getting worse]] as of 2017.


* ''Unsung Story'': Story & game design - unfortunately as of February 2016, [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/after-setbacks-dev-behind-final-fantasy-tactics-cr/1100-6435156/ the future of this game is looking very much in doubt]]

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* ''Unsung Story'': Story & game design - [[{{Vaporware}} unfortunately as of February 2016, 2016]], [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/after-setbacks-dev-behind-final-fantasy-tactics-cr/1100-6435156/ the future of this game is looking very much in doubt]]
doubt]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIvM3aVmYSU it's getting worse]] as of 2017.


Yasumi Matsuno is a game designer who started out at a small company named Quest, then got bought out by Squaresoft, then left to join {{Level5}}. He has a long working history with Creator/HitoshiSakimoto for the music and Creator/AkihikoYoshida for the artwork, and is friends with translator Creator/AlexanderOSmith. He is basically responsible for the IvaliceAlliance as well.

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Yasumi Matsuno (born 1965) is a game designer who started out at a small company named Quest, then got bought out by Squaresoft, then left to join {{Level5}}. He has a long working history with Creator/HitoshiSakimoto for the music and Creator/AkihikoYoshida for the artwork, and is friends with translator Creator/AlexanderOSmith. He is basically responsible for the IvaliceAlliance as well.


* ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre: Let Us Cling Together'' & ''[[VideoGameRemake Wheel of Fortune]]''

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* ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre: Let Us Cling Together'' & ''[[VideoGameRemake Wheel of Fortune]]''Fate]]''

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* ProductionPosse: Is nearly always seen working with Akihiko Yoshida and Hitoshi Sakimoto.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'': Scenario writer for the "Return to Ivalice" raid.

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