Cid's Voice Actor Ralph Ineson Praises Final Fantasy XVI's "Great" Writing

Published: July 11, 2023 8:58 PM /


Final Fantasy XVI Cid

Ralph Ineson is among the English voice actors who worked on Final Fantasy XVI with the highest profile and he shared his opinion on the game's writing. 

In a video interview shared by the retailer GameStop, which you can watch below, Ineson (who plays Cid in the game) mentioned that when he first read some of the lines, he found that the writing was "great" and as an actor what you want is good writing, so he agreed to perform the role.

Asked whether he did any improvisation in the booth, Ineson mentioned that had more to do with the rhythm of the lines rather than the lines themselves, because "the writing was great. It doesn't need messing around with."

The whole interview is very interesting, and you can watch it in its entirety below. Besides, it's another chance to enjoy Ineson's ultra-warm voice, which never hurts. Speaking of beautiful voices, you can also check out the music video of the theme song of the game "Moongazing" performed by Kenshi Yonezu.

Final Fantasy XVI is currently available exclusively for PS5 and you can read our enthusiastic review in which our Andrew Stretch defined the game as "everything he could have hoped for and more" and "a deep story and fully fleshed out world that you'll want to be protecting." The game has sold three million copies in the first week since its release.

PC version has also been confirmed by Yoshida-san himself, but Square Enix will need time to optimize the game for the platform, so we don't yet know when it'll launch. You can also read our interview with Yoshida-san and art director Hiroshi Minagawa.

Recently, we learned that PlatinumGames and the Kingdom Hearts team at Square Enix helped out with development (funnily, Platinum's Hideki Kamiya is known to be a big fan of the Takarazuka Revue). On top of that, the game has been updated to version 1.03


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Square Enix
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PlayStation 5
Release Date
June 22, 2023 (Calendar)