A troll on wikipedia started that rumor. Notice how there were never any links actually proving that Toriyama wrote that story and/or all the links that were there were fake. He's no longer listed as the writer anywhere since the writing was actually outsourced to an "unnamed company in the UK".
Finally somebody else calls this out that is not me. Toriyama has never been mentioned to have any connection to this game as far as I know. Only info I kept seeing was a wiki link and gamefaqs users who suddenly started mentioning it once somebody spread the rumor around. No interviews with him, no other directors even mentioning his name as a special thanks, and not even in the credits.
That and director Takeshiro Kaminagayoshi came up with the concept of the game literally years before SE even met with him about the project
Mindjack is a horribad game, but lets blame those who were actually responsible --- I'll eat a sock if VersusXIII is actually a mind blowing game. -PainsPerception
XIII is good, KH is good so they're both ok. I prefer both over Ito. His three FFs are some of the worst.
Although to his credit each new game is better than his previous one. Maybe if he makes about ten more he might be on par with these others.
XIII and KH suck compared to FF6, FF9, and FF12.
You're entitled to your opinion. Imo those three FFs are three of the worst and if you were to exclude the first five FFs i'd say they were THE three worst. My opinion is further validated by the fact that i disliked them long before i knew of their connection.
KH and FFXIII i actually enjoyed, also without knowing who was behind them.
To each their own these are my honest opinions without any hate. Also i'm of the opinion that SE are aware that Ito's games are less successful and that's why they prefer Toriyama now. --- Playing: Persona 4. Watching: Hokuto No Ken. Reading: The Bourne Identity.
They are about even in the mediocrity department. Even then I still enjoy the KH and FFXIII series despite their flaws. I'm also looking forward to Versus. Luckily it's Nojima who's doing the writing. --- "Your arms are too short to box with God!"