Final Fantasy VII Finally Gets a Remake (In LittleBigPlanet)
Jamie Colliver has spent two years working on his now finished LittleBigPlanet remake of Final Fantasy VII.
Final Fantasy VII is easily one of the most famous RPGs of all time. Its status among gamers has, in turn, led to a near constant chorus of fans begging Square Enix to invest in a high definition remake of the game. For most, however, the extent of their efforts to actually make an HD FFVII a reality stop at emailing Square Enix or maybe launching a fruitless petition. For Jamie Colliver, however, that wasn't enough. Not content to spend his time pining after a remake that (let's be honest) will probably never happen, he set himself to the task of rebuilding the game himself in LittleBigPlanet. It's a task that he's also just completed.
Colliver recently put the finishing touches on his LBP-based remake after two years of work done both in LittleBigPlanet 2 and 3. The end result is a new version of the game split across 31 LittleBigPlanet levels and which contains"every" cutscene, dialogue, character, boss and "all [five] materia types." Colliver's game also includes FFVII's soundtrack and an adapted battle system that recreates the game's combat.
Speaking to The Escapist, Colliver confirmed that he worked on the game in his spare while studying for a computing degree. This amounted to investing as much as "4-6 hours a day from 5-7 days a week" on it. He initially didn't intend for the project to be a full game remake but decided to go for it after he gained more experience with LittleBigPlanet's game making tools.
Now, obviously, this isn't probably isn't what most fans had in mind when the idea of remaking Final Fantasy VII began to pick up steam. That said, you'd still have to be pretty jaded to not be impressed by how much Colliver was able to accomplish with tools that were clearly not made with JRPGs in mind. Gamers interested in seeing more of Colliver's remake can check out his YouTube channel or, better yet, play it via LittleBigPlanet 2 or 3 through his PSN account: BRRPPPPPPPPPPPPP.
Holy shit that's awesome.
Fucking skilled, why aren't there MLG game creator things for LBP
WOW! that is highly impressive. I am amazed what people can do in Little Big Planet.
This is legitimately the first time I've actually seen any semblance of FF VII's opening scene. Now I'm stuck with it. I'll never see anything other than this when I think of the title. That said, this is some fantastic work.
that is an amazing love letter to a game. The only two I can think of that are comparable would be the tie fighter total conversion mod for xwing alliance and black mesa source (which will probably be finished about the time half-life 3 comes out).
Since I don't have little big planet I'll just to settle for watching the thing on youtube; I'm already an hour or so in. :/
Isn't that, like, the first thing anyone every started with LBP 1? Interesting to see it's still going.
Oh my God, this look amazing! Seriously, this guy deserves a medal for sticking to his project. I've just watched the first minute of the video and some screenshots, but I'll try to find the levels the moment I come home.
Square, it would be pretty easy to get all the moneys, you know?