Final Fantasy VII Remake Coming to PS4

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Kajin:

Dreadman75:

Ultimatecalibur:

3. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn more than met the sales conditions the required.

Huh. I keep forgetting FF XIV is a thing that still exists. Not in any sort of snarky, derisive way mind you. I just don't play it myself and I don't hear much about it anywhere so I just keep forgetting about it. But now that you mention it that could very well be the case. If so, good for XIV!

I played A Realm Reborn with a handful of friends. Just enough to be able to form a party and run quests and instances together. I gotta say this about it: it's definitely one of the best FF games since FF9. If you can stomach an MMO, anyway.

Yeah, not sure if I could personally. I always swore to myself that I wouldn't let myself get sucked into MMOs. Then I got into Destiny, which I currently have a love/hate/indifferent relationship with.I still question whether or not it was a good idea...

Jesus, I never hear people complaining when another game gets revealed/remade. Why can't people just be glad that other people are happy? I don't give a crap about Mother 1, frankly. But I'm happy Nintendo fans are enjoying it. My roommate lost his shit.

Anything that generates that level of quality has to face this, though, I suppose. It happened with The Last of Us. You can say FF7 is overrated, but the fact that we're talking about it nearly twenty years later says something.

Aiddon:
Though put proper context into this announcement and suddenly the excitement melts away like sugar in the rain. 2015 SE is NOT 1997 Squaresoft who made FF7. Instead of guys at the height of their ability we have a team of guys who worked on FF7, but weren't the key players. Furthermore it's being done by Nomura, the guy behind Compilation of FFVII; I dread how he'll shoehorn in the middling Crisis Core, Dirge of Cerberus, and Advent Children stuff that we never wanted and try to "fix" things about the game. This might as well be SE admitting they no longer have any idea of what to do with the franchise and that the last eight entries since VII have been a waste of time.

This is pretty much how I feel about it... I liked that ff7's cut scenes felt more like an anime than this hyper realistic shit we have to deal with these days.

And I've avoided every ff7 spin off in order to not corrupt the core story with their shitty Retcons. Will I have to do that with this game too? Or will they not shoe horn that shit in.

dragongit:
Well... welly well well... the impossible has happened today. Twice. Last Guaridan, FF7 remake... what a day.

(Sees Ryu in Smash Bros, then sees the trailer for the sequel to Stick of Truth) ..."Today was a good day." =)

As much as I liked FFVII I don't think I've ever replayed it. For it's time it was one of the largest games ever (4 discs iirc) All the items all the secrets all the quests. FFVII was on par with an MMO which had so much to do when you finished there was little reason to revisit. So yeah I loved the game, the characters, the system, etc. But would I play it again? Probably not. I might try it if they did add new things, but that defeats the purpose of a remake. We shall see.

Some context here for a certain age group this was pretty much the first JRPG many of us came across (actually it was my third) but it was certainly one the largest and most expansive story's we'd played in computer games. For a lot of people it really introduced interactive storytelling to the masses. Yes I accept there are problems these days mainly its aged badly in terms of graphics and taking into context of modern games and now we know about other games of the time it's probably not as revolutionary as once thought.

However 14 year old me didn't know that to 14 year old me this was one of the greatest experiences in computer games and he could barely find anything like that in those pre-internet days. You can't remove that feeling though rational thought.

Am I excited? Probably the only thing that could force me to buy a next-gen console.

Cool. I'm interested in seeing and playing the remake when it gets ported to the PC or maybe PS3(okay, that's probably not gonna happen at this point). As much as I enjoyed FF7, it's not enough to convince me to buy a PS4.

So they're gonna do their squeenix thing of making everyone an emo supermodel "perfect" looking, will add voice acting to it and when barrett does his weird monkey chest beating thing in technicolor and HD, this might just be another "HA HA HA" incident that will irreversably color your view of the "perfect" final fantasy 7 and you'll wish you never asked for this because now, every single cringeworthy thing that you forgot about gets thrown under the magnifying glass, revealing all the wrinkles and cracks on the surface you once thought to be perfect.
Enjoy.

Either way, I don't get why this is such a big deal and why squeenix were such colossal assholes about this whole ff7 thing, first releasing that video but then staunchly denying that they'll make a remake for bogus reasons and then cashing in on the name at every possible opportunity instead of giving it a rest.

Either way, there it is. Finally.
Now we can finally get this over with and move on.

"Squeee!" says about all I can think of for me. I've been waiting for this. Can't wait to see more.

Hope they don't butcher it, but I will be buying it and playing it as soon as I possibly can.

Well this is certainly some good news to wake up to, I'd never thought I'd see the day.

Regardless how this one turns out, here is to hoping while going through this game they realize "Hey, we used to make good ones that actually make sense didn't we?"

Oh good, its finally happening, can't wait to want to hang myself getting another fucking Golden Chocobo and fucking up the damn Junon Parade...

"Send that soldier a bomb!"
*received grenade*

Honestly, I think Final Fantasy VII is the game that needed to be remade. I mean, look at the rest of the Compilation. Advent Children. Dirge of Cerberus. Crisis Core. The original is the redheaded stepchild of its own legacy. It had the misfortune of coming at an awkward time, when 3D first became a thing for the series.

I suppose my main concern is that this is going to be more than just a fresh coat of paint. Not necessarily a bad thing - the last time a game got a graphical upgrade and only a graphical upgrade, it completely disenchanted me of the original. Certain things might have to change. Vincent and Yuffie becoming mandatory characters for example, if they want to go out of their way to patch up plotholes. And in all honesty, some of the humor from the game might not translate well...

Hopefully this goes better than the disaster that is the PC port. Also I hope they fix the combat so that Cait Sith slots aren't the go to option for everything

I didn't believe it would ever happen. And now I am excited! Yes, I'm fully aware that I'm seeing this through my nostalgia goggles, but as someone who experienced the whole game when it was released (thus not knowing all the key scenes), I am really, really happy right now. There's just a special connection I have with the time when FF 7, 8 and 9 were released.

Sure, the original isn't perfect. But F that, I'll have a great time with the remake!

Yes, I admit it: I'm hyped about this! Espacially if they release it on PC too, because I left the console world with the PS1!

And if over- or underrated, doesn't matter. For maaaaaany people - including myself - FF7 was the first encounter with the franchise.
Because of that FF7-haters can go home, I don't care. I played all "previous" Final Fantasy after FF7. I even "hacked" my TV to get the "wrong" copy of FF-Anthology NTSC-Version (I'm in Europe and we are PAL) working. And yeah, I probably see my favorite in FF6 now. But FF7 will always be in my heart!

So, is it finally time to revive this?


Also

Definitely need a PS4 now. Hey, any word on Persona 5?

Please don't screw this up, Squeenix. I really can't think of anything that needs to be changed, outdated visuals aside.

HOLY SHIT FINALLY!

I mean seriously fucking finally, they did something right.
On the other hand I didn't really like the voice in that trailer or the dialogue, it felt to try-hard to be gritty.

but fuck that. REMAKE!

Cool for the fans, but how long is this going to take to get released? This is Squeenix we're talking about afterall.

Still, a lot of frogs coming down from the sky over here. Next up; Capcom announces RE2make.

But why? Like seriously, why? What's the point of making the 100th remake of FF7? Is Square officially more creatively bankrupt than EA?

My bad. I mixed it up with another FF.

BiH-Kira:
But why? Like seriously, why? What's the point of making the 100th remake of FF7? Is Square officially more creatively bankrupt than EA?

But... this is the first remake?
They did some spin offs a couple of years ago but aside from a PC port FF7 hasn't been remade ever?
What are you talking about?

CaptainMarvelous:

BiH-Kira:
But why? Like seriously, why? What's the point of making the 100th remake of FF7? Is Square officially more creatively bankrupt than EA?

But... this is the first remake?
They did some spin offs a couple of years ago but aside from a PC port FF7 hasn't been remade ever?
What are you talking about?

Well remake it might be, but weren't there a shitload of remastered versions for every console since the PS2?

I might be wrong and in that case I take it back. I might have confused with with something else.

First the Last Guardian, now this?
I would go out and buy a PS4 as soon as the money was available, they have given me plenty of reason to buy one. That being said, I think I'm going to sit on my hands a little while in case these games take so much longer, they get re-announced for the PS5.

As for the trailer, that narrator sounds so incredibly uninterested, I hope that's not the voice of Cloud or Sephiroth.

In regard to FF7 getting remade in general, I don't think it will get stellar reviews, not because it's a bad game, but because the material is no longer unique. FF7 was a product of it's time and it was special when it came out, the themes expressed within have since become the standard (so it wouldn't feel like anything special to gamers or reviewers today). I'll still buy it but I hope they keep Cloud's personality more like it was in the original rather than sharpening the edge.

Also between this and the whole taking feedback and actually listening to it throughout the development of FFXV, my love hate relationship with Square Enix tilts toward the love side, for now.

Kajin:
People have been asking for it for years. I'm pretty sure there's some pent up energy being released.

I also seriously doubt people are claiming it can cure cancer or is the literal second coming of Christ. Second coming of FF7, surely, but not Christ. It's a good game. Enough so that people love to talk about it and want more of it. That doesn't make it overrated. If anything I'd claim the other FF games are UNDERrated in comparison, rather than claiming that FF7 is itself overrated.

Again, what makes it overrated is the level of fetishisation of what is a very good, competent game. As WolvDragon pointed out: if it were released today then it wouldn't get anywhere near the amount of adoration. And that's not down to aged graphics or whatever. vagabondwillsmile brought up what I think is both the reason for this and the problem: because it was the first 3dJRPG that people played tons of people totally lost their minds and are incapable of actually looking at its weaknesses as well as its strengths.

I want this to be good because frankly after the huge disappointment of seeing what they've done to Final Fantasy XV I need some positive FF news. But the cynic in me says to be cautious. This is actually a hell of a risky venture they're taking on here...

They went and did it. They finally, actually did it. Someone at Square-Enix has gone and pushed the gigantic goddamned button labeled "In case of Emergency, make a Final Fantasy VII Remake".

I think that this has to be Square's final chance to prove that they're still a competent game developer. Final Fantasy XII was a mixed bag (if you can ignore how useless and unneeded the two dumb kid characters were it's considerably better), the original Final Fantasy XIII was pretty, but a flawed mess story and gameplay-wise. The sequels to Final Fantasy XIII were silly dress-up games that slowly assassinated any character Lightning may have had (which really wasn't *that* much to begin with), and Final Fantasy XIV looks like a Backstreet Boys reunion game. Kingdom Hearts III is still vaporware and let's not forget that All The Bravest is a thing that continues to exist.

Square-Enix *can't* screw this up. If they go and screw up a Final Fantasy VII remake, literally the biggest softball in all of gaming, that's it. That's freaking it. Stick a fork in them, they're done as a game developer. So hold onto your butts and cross your fingers, because now we finally get to see if Square-Enix still has any of the old magic left from when they actually made good RPG's.

BiH-Kira:
But why? Like seriously, why? What's the point of making the 100th remake of FF7? Is Square officially more creatively bankrupt than EA?

Remake =\= Remaster =\= Spinoff's

Get your facts straight. This is the first and only Remake of the game.

BiH-Kira:

CaptainMarvelous:

BiH-Kira:
But why? Like seriously, why? What's the point of making the 100th remake of FF7? Is Square officially more creatively bankrupt than EA?

But... this is the first remake?
They did some spin offs a couple of years ago but aside from a PC port FF7 hasn't been remade ever?
What are you talking about?

Well remake it might be, but weren't there a shitload of remastered versions for every console since the PS2?

I might be wrong and in that case I take it back. I might have confused with with something else.

They did a PS store release of FFVII but that was about it.

FFIVon the other hand has had about 5 from SNES to GBA to 3DS to PSP so it's not that you don't have a case, just not with VII.

CaptainMarvelous:

BiH-Kira:

CaptainMarvelous:

But... this is the first remake?
They did some spin offs a couple of years ago but aside from a PC port FF7 hasn't been remade ever?
What are you talking about?

Well remake it might be, but weren't there a shitload of remastered versions for every console since the PS2?

I might be wrong and in that case I take it back. I might have confused with with something else.

They did a PS store release of FFVII but that was about it.

FFIVon the other hand has had about 5 from SNES to GBA to 3DS to PSP so it's not that you don't have a case, just not with VII.

I probably mixed them up somehow. My bad.

BiH-Kira:

CaptainMarvelous:

They did a PS store release of FFVII but that was about it.

FFIVon the other hand has had about 5 from SNES to GBA to 3DS to PSP so it's not that you don't have a case, just not with VII.

I probably mixed them up somehow. My bad.

It happens dude, don't sweat it.

Draconalis:

This is pretty much how I feel about it... I liked that ff7's cut scenes felt more like an anime than this hyper realistic shit we have to deal with these days.

And I've avoided every ff7 spin off in order to not corrupt the core story with their shitty Retcons. Will I have to do that with this game too? Or will they not shoe horn that shit in.

Knowing Nomura, he will because if he wasn't an idiot he never would have made Compilation of FFVII. That's the problem when people try to argue that he was a key player in FFVII, he never shows any signs of it. All his interpretations of the characters are completely counter to how they really were in the game. Cloud was not a brooding loner, he was a Han Solo-lite smartass cynic. Aerith was not some pure maiden, she was a perky, girly flirt (who at one point threatened to stomp a dude's nards off). He couldn't even understand them at FACE value his readings of them were so bad.

And then we also get into another problem: there's nothing about FF that needs fixing. It's not like the first three titles which have aged pretty badly and thus needed HUGE updates when SE remade them (such as the TONS of grinding in them) nor is it fundamentally broken like FFVIII (which would basically need entire mechanics scrapped). At worst the narrative might need an updated translation, but that's really it. The plot is still fine (there are no sections that drag and everything serves a purpose), the characters are memorable and interesting, and Materia is still one of the best mechanics in RPGs to date, having a lot of breadth and depth but being very easy to understand. People SAY they wanted this remake, but their not going to get the remake they envisioned. When it comes out (which could be forever considering how Nomura has zero sense of urgency) it's not going to have FFVII's spirit at all.

Ah, the one-up-man-ship continues

Alfador_VII:
It looks amazing.

The most interesting thing is right at the end "first on Playstation 4"

Does this mean, it might come to PC soonish? :D

It is not an exclusive, so it planned for more platform(s).

Safe bet would be Xbox One it closest resembles the development specs of PS4.
However Just a PC version. Or all three (XBO, PC, and WiiU)
We will probably find out that the Square press event.

*Update After looking at some other new Square releases, it is probably PS4, Xbox One, and PC

At the Square Press Event, they are only announcing the PS4 version at this time, but expect more announcements on the game later dates.

Baldr:

Alfador_VII:
It looks amazing.

The most interesting thing is right at the end "first on Playstation 4"

Does this mean, it might come to PC soonish? :D

It is not an exclusive, so it planned for more platform(s).

Safe bet would be Xbox One it closest resembles the development specs of PS4.
However Just a PC version. Or all three (XBO, PC, and WiiU)
We will probably find out that the Square press event.

Well both PS4 and Xbox One are basically mid-range gaming PCs, so not exactly hard to port FFVII to PC :)

Alfador_VII:

Baldr:

Alfador_VII:
It looks amazing.

The most interesting thing is right at the end "first on Playstation 4"

Does this mean, it might come to PC soonish? :D

It is not an exclusive, so it planned for more platform(s).

Safe bet would be Xbox One it closest resembles the development specs of PS4.
However Just a PC version. Or all three (XBO, PC, and WiiU)
We will probably find out that the Square press event.

Well both PS4 and Xbox One are basically mid-range gaming PCs, so not exactly hard to port FFVII to PC :)

I could give an hour long lecture on how it not that easy to port console to PC. There are other things to consider if there are enough consumers target base have enough of these mid-ranged PCs to sell the game well. Remember a large portion of people out there have will have low-end computers, basically barely meeting requirements.

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