Hideo Kojima Tells Square-Enix to Remake FF7

 Pages 1 2 3 4 NEXT
 

Hideo Kojima Tells Square-Enix to Remake FF7

image

Hideo Kojima dined with Square-Enix big shots Yoichi Wada and Tetsuya Nomura and was happy to pass on requests from the Twitter-verse that they remake FF7 already.

Though they may make competing games, you'll find that often people who work at - and even run - major studios are friendly on a personal level. While it's doubtful that Bobby Kotick will be invited to John Riccitiello's kids' birthday parties anytime soon, that doesn't mean that people like Konami VIPs like Hideo Kojima and Metal Gear art director Yoji Shinkawa can't chow down with Square-Enix bossmen Yoichi Wada and Final Fantasy mastermind Tetsuya Nomura for a friendly meal.

That's not the interesting part to this story, of course. Nor is it interesting that according to Wada, two of the men drank soda while the other two had alcohol (I bet it was Nomura and Kojima with the booze).

What is interesting is that after Kojima mentioned his dinner meeting on his Twitter account, one of his hundred-thousand followers requested that he tell Wada and Nomura to stop putzing around and remake FF7 already.

"I passed it along," answered Kojima.

Other messages that Kojima says he passed on to the Square-Enix big shots include "Hurry up and release Kingdom Hearts 3D," and "Tell Wada I'm waiting for Seiken Densetsu (Secret of Mana) 5." However, he did not tell Wada and Nomura that one of his Twitter followers wanted to tell them "I'm looking forward to the new Zelda game," and for good reason.

Kojima also told Nomura to get a Twitter account of his very own. Unfortunately, @beltsandzippers is already taken ... by a parody Tetsuya Nomura account.

Square-Enix has in the past discussed the many difficulties of remaking FF7, and funny though it might be I doubt that a single recommendation from Hideo Kojima will convince them either way. That said, now I'm wondering what a FF7 remake would look like if Kojima had a hand in making it.

It's kind of a disturbing mental image.

(Andriasang)

Permalink

In my opinion, it would be a bad move to remake it.

Then again, there are A LOT of FF7 fans out there...

Polock:
In my opinion, it would be a bad move to remake it.

Then again, there are A LOT of FF7 fans out there...

My thoughts exactly.

ALTHOUGH! Maybe that would re-teache Square how to make good games.

Just tell me the Versus XIII release date already. I don't really care much for FFVII, I'd rather play games that aren't 1. Reboots and 2. Remakes. -___-

Hey, Kojima

Where the hell my Metal Gear rising!?

Considering Square's financial position, that's a REALLY bad idea.

You know, I would prefer a final fantasy game made by Hideo Friggin Kojima than the pants backwards idiots at square.

I say this as a true blue enormous fan of FF7...

TI wouldn't want that game getting a remake.

I love that picture of Hideo :3

Idk, maybe a remake of FF7 would bring new people to the FF franchise...but it could also "destroy" the fans of FF7 if done wrong.

Might be safer to just let FF7 be, let the fans keep the image they have of it and let newcomers to the FF franchise pick it up along the line and try it out later.

The only way I could seem them actually making a remake of FF7 would be to make a version similar to how Cave Story 3d is being made. Same perspective, and size, but with shiner graphics. I mean, that's what people are asking for right? If they completely re-did it, it wouldn't be FF7...

screw FF7, 6 was better, remake that one :D

as for Seiken Densetsu, give us re-release of 3!!!!! >.< that ones awesome

If Kojima helped remake it, Shinra would work like the Patriots(90% of the game nobody would know who was in charge, followed by the last 10% where everyone in the whole world has known who they were for years except apparently you), Sephiroth would be Zack brainwashed with nanomachines for no reason, Vincent would be a cyborg ninja, and cutscenes would be somehow even more wordy than they are already.

Also all the female party members and enemies would strike poses for no real reason if you point a camera at them.

Yeah, that's what we need. More remakes. Forget creativity, just throw money at older properties! People are magpies who like shiny, familiar things!

Zaik:
If Kojima helped remake it, Shinra would work like the Patriots(90% of the game nobody would know who was in charge, followed by the last 10% where everyone in the whole world has known who they were for years except apparently you), Sephiroth would be Zack brainwashed with nanomachines for no reason, Vincent would be a cyborg ninja, and cutscenes would be somehow even more wordy than they are already.

Also all the female party members and enemies would strike poses for no real reason if you point a camera at them.

That... actually sounds awesome to me. Go on, Kojima, show Squeenix how it's done!

But in all seriousness, I highly doubt they'd remake FF7. Especially now with their financial situation, it that would be kinda idiotic. I am a huge Fan of FF7, that's why I say: PLEASE just leave it be.

Aurgelmir:

Polock:
In my opinion, it would be a bad move to remake it.

Then again, there are A LOT of FF7 fans out there...

My thoughts exactly.

ALTHOUGH! Maybe that would re-teache Square how to make good games.

That last sentense is full of win.

:)

Zaik:
If Kojima helped remake it, Shinra would work like the Patriots(90% of the game nobody would know who was in charge, followed by the last 10% where everyone in the whole world has known who they were for years except apparently you), Sephiroth would be Zack brainwashed with nanomachines for no reason, Vincent would be a cyborg ninja, and cutscenes would be somehow even more wordy than they are already.

Also all the female party members and enemies would strike poses for no real reason if you point a camera at them.

And this is bad how? Its the formula that made Metal Gear great, who's to say with a little tweaking it wouldn't make a FF7 remake just as great. BTW i'm looking at this from a financial viewpoint cause I never cared for the FF series.

i like 6 more than 7 and would love a remake with shinier graphics but i just dont see anything good coming from it. hell an anime like this with this art style would be better.

Kojima remaking FF7 would be disastrous, like every MGS game he's been involved with since the third one.

Polock:
In my opinion, it would be a bad move to remake it.

Then again, there are A LOT of FF7 fans out there...

Considering their attempt with FF13, I would have to agree that it might be a bad idea. They would seriously have to stick to what made FF7 good.

buy teh haloz:
Considering Square's financial position, that's a REALLY bad idea.

Really? I thought it would be the exact opposite. What with the tonnes of FFVII fans that have been wanting a remake for years. Seems like a good way for them to make back money. As long as it stays a remake and not a reboot.

OT: I could have sworn that they said they were never going to remake FFVII? Especially after they did that Tech Demo.

I don't think they should.

They should make something of the quality of FF7, but re-making it would kill its memory.

honestly it would be nice to see a remake, but the chances of it being done well at this point are not favorable, if they just touched it up, high poly models, high res textures, more detail into the world. Keep the perspective the way it is, no need to go messing with that unless they really know what they're doing, and for the love of god, don't touch the gameplay.. to the huge FFVII fans its almost sacred.

HAHA, hideo making FFVII... I would love to see that, when you die you would get 'cloud?.. CLOUD!?!?... CLOOOOOOUD!!?!?'

I say go ahead and remake it... Honestly nothing else will shut the people up who are crying " REMAKE FFVII" and I could really use some silence from that camp.

Why fix what isn't broken? Final Fantasy 7 should stay right where it is and be played by the fans who are desperate enough to play it. I have it for computer (and it took 24 hours to programme it to my Vista, thats how dedicated I am), and for good reason, and frankly a new one in this day and age with Square Enix would only mean that it would be so badly done that Square would lose everyone of their FF7 fans, and thats quite a bulk.

I say they would lose them because... come on, if they fuck up such a title with a bad remake, surely a worldwide evil syndicate would be formed to destroy Square Enix once and for all... And I would be at the head since they have been doing so badly lately.

I think all the excuses Square Enix has brought up thus far for the remake of FF7 are not true, I think they are scape goats because they are scared as hell they would lose all of their fans if they screw up. And how do you screw up you say? You become to innovative, and you get to many ideas, and it throws the game out of the idea and its no longer FF7.

For some reason I always think about one thing when it comes to an FF7 remake. HD Cloud in a dress.

I'm not sure if its a humorous image or a terrifying one. But i want to see it regardless lol.

Catchy Slogan:

buy teh haloz:
Considering Square's financial position, that's a REALLY bad idea.

Really? I thought it would be the exact opposite. What with the tonnes of FFVII fans that have been wanting a remake for years. Seems like a good way for them to make back money. As long as it stays a remake and not a reboot.

OT: I could have sworn that they said they were never going to remake FFVII? Especially after they did that Tech Demo.

I'm willing to bet that even if they went ahead to remake it, there would still be tons of fans that would be disappointed. And even then, Square is in a pretty bad shape in terms of finances.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/109989-Square-Enix-Financials-Fall-Through-the-Floor

If I'm not mistaken, this has also led to games being cancelled as well.

In my opinion, they should focus on making a game that will be more cherished and remembered more fondly than FFVII. At least then, it'll at least prove that the whole "Japanese Games Industry is dying" argument is a load of shit.

Oh are the fans gonna be happy, until it's released.
After that the suicide rates will go up drastically :D

buy teh haloz:

Catchy Slogan:

buy teh haloz:
Considering Square's financial position, that's a REALLY bad idea.

Really? I thought it would be the exact opposite. What with the tonnes of FFVII fans that have been wanting a remake for years. Seems like a good way for them to make back money. As long as it stays a remake and not a reboot.

OT: I could have sworn that they said they were never going to remake FFVII? Especially after they did that Tech Demo.

I'm willing to bet that even if they went ahead to remake it, there would still be tons of fans that would be disappointed. And even then, Square is in a pretty bad shape in terms of finances.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/109989-Square-Enix-Financials-Fall-Through-the-Floor

If I'm not mistaken, this has also led to games being cancelled as well.

In my opinion, they should focus on making a game that will be more cherished and remembered more fondly than FFVII. At least then, it'll at least prove that the whole "Japanese Games Industry is dying" argument is a load of shit.

Hmm. You do have a point. But I would like to state that there are always dissapointed fans. ;P

And I agree it would be nice to see something new.

John Funk:
That said, now I'm wondering what a FF7 remake would look like if Kojima had a hand in making it.

It's kind of a disturbing mental image.

Disturbing? Or the sexiest piece of gaming ever made?

OT: This is hilarious. Kojima's PR is top notch from what I hear about him and his Twits. Or is it Tweets? What's a Twitter's Twittering called again?
I feel old now. V_V

Braedan:
The only way I could seem them actually making a remake of FF7 would be to make a version similar to how Cave Story 3d is being made. Same perspective, and size, but with shiner graphics. I mean, that's what people are asking for right? If they completely re-did it, it wouldn't be FF7...

exactly, just make the characters actually look human and you will sell another 3 million copies in the first week.

hell, add in voice acting and you might get another 50,000.

Is Square really that afraid of making a profit?

The_root_of_all_evil:
I don't think they should.

They should make something of the quality of FF7, but re-making it would kill its memory.

This man deserves the prize.

Seriously. If by 'remake' they mean 'just add new graphics'... well thats not really a game. And if they mean 'change in many respects' its not FF7.

Personally I HATED FF7 (I was a Shining Force man...boy... whatever) but regardless of my personal tastes its a big deal, and it'll be piddling on a lot of people to do either form of remake.

I wanna see people make new games, and hopefully new properties that are as good and certainly give you as much to interact with as old games.

Polock:
In my opinion, it would be a bad move to remake it.

Then again, there are A LOT of FF7 fans out there...

I would actually warmly greet a remake of FF7, for the same reason I am looking forward to the remake of Shadow of the Colossus and Ico. We're talking about releasing an already existing story, but using much improved technological tools. I don't think you can go very wrong there, unless of course people will buy it for the turn-based nostalgia and polygons...

The question is; what would they be changing if the remade it? I for one would like to see some plot-holes addressed, and I'd also like an ending that gives more closure. Maybe they could reference the movie Advent Children instead of having Red XIII running with puppies behind him (which I didn't like, since I never used the poor thing). While they're at it; make the world map seem less... desolate.

I can see why people would be sceptical though. Caution is advised.

I was hoping Wada and Nomura would retort with "How 'bout you remake Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 then?"

and also
"Don't be a fag, Kojima"

Hey good idea.

And while you're at it you know what you should remake, Hideo? Policenauts.

Whether or not an FFVII remake could be any good or not is irrelevant. From a purely fiscal standpoint, it'd be retarded not to, given the shear number of fans demanding an HD remake. I sure as hell would buy it.

 Pages 1 2 3 4 NEXT

Reply to Thread

Posting on this forum is disabled.