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https://www.famitsu.com/news/201912/17188978.html

So today the Japanese magazine Famitsu released a bunch of new screenshots and some updates with story events and other little tidbits of information.

At the Game Awards there was a new trailer which didn't show a lot of new stuff, but it did tease a few new things that haven't been seen yet. It does look like Tifa's model was again updated and smoothed out as well as Aerith's, and both girls are looking really good for the upcoming game.

The screenshots in the Famitsu article above further show more of Sephiroth, as well as an explaination of a new villain we saw only briefly in the TGS trailer. The new soldier is called Roche and apparently is crazy on a motorcycle, which would be interesting if he was a boss that you have to deal with Via the motorcycle mini game.

This Midgar section is looking really really good. I just hope that the promise of how expanded it will be doesn't turn out to be a bunch of hot air.

I read from a youtube comment that made the interesting suggestion that since this game is going for the episodic format, then the other parts of the game will come out as DLC/Expansions rather then make them separate games.

The progression system seems pretty extensive (We don't know if it's deep yet). If they pace the progression similarly to the original I don't see how they wouldn't flesh out midgar. The trailers imply avalanche is a bigger organization than before so maybe the expanded content comes from helping Avalanche grow only for your work to be crushed by the plate.It'd be frustrating for some but it could help drive home the impact of that moment even more.

Wall market and the infiltration of shinra tower are obviously going to be beefed up. I hope we get to use Red XIII in this game, he comes in right at the end of Midgar so he might be cutscenes only. It's interesting that square hasn't revealed him in any of the promos yet. Red and Rufus are the only characters from this section that haven't been revealed yet.

Samtemdo8:
I read from a youtube comment that made the interesting suggestion that since this game is going for the episodic format, then the other parts of the game will come out as DLC/Expansions rather then make them separate games.

I doubt it. At least for now. Square probably wants to take advantage of next gen so they are just releasing what they have finished now to earn some money and please fans before the new consoles arrive. If they do go the episodic route I hope its sucessful, they'd be the first AAA dev to try it since Valve.

Dansen:
The progression system seems pretty extensive (We don't know if it's deep yet). If they pace the progression similarly to the original I don't see how they wouldn't flesh out midgar. The trailers imply avalanche is a bigger organization than before so maybe the expanded content comes from helping Avalanche grow only for your work to be crushed by the plate.It'd be frustrating for some but it could help drive home the impact of that moment even more.

Wall market and the infiltration of shinra tower are obviously going to be beefed up. I hope we get to use Red XIII in this game, he comes in right at the end of Midgar so he might be cutscenes only. It's interesting that square hasn't revealed him in any of the promos yet. Red and Rufus are the only characters from this section that haven't been revealed yet.

That's true. The screen shots of the Materia growth AND the weapon growth means that there will certainly be enough grind in the game, but I dunno if that can count as game length. Though i will 100% this game for sure because, any time I get to play more Final Fantasy 7 is fine with me.

We also haven't seen Scarlet, Reeve, Hojo, or Jenova. Which I dunno if we'll see any of Jenova in this game, though you do technically see her in the Lab section of the Shinra Building.

Samtemdo8:
I read from a youtube comment that made the interesting suggestion that since this game is going for the episodic format, then the other parts of the game will come out as DLC/Expansions rather then make them separate games.

It's gonna be a trilogy. Maaaaybe a quadrilogy if they wanna be thorough but I doubt it.

Samtemdo8:
I read from a youtube comment that made the interesting suggestion that since this game is going for the episodic format, then the other parts of the game will come out as DLC/Expansions rather then make them separate games.

The amount of data needed for the assets makes that highly improbable.

So is the combat gonna play like Kingdom Hearts I haven't fully grasped the gameplay combat.

Samtemdo8:
So is the combat gonna play like Kingdom Hearts I haven't fully grasped the gameplay combat.

Not at all.

The way it works is like this: You have two different attack buttons that you can use to perform basic attacks with the characters (though some characters behave differently they all have the same concept) As you hit with basic attacks you fill a blue meter under your character's HP gauge. This is ATB, and it can build two total charges. You then use quick select or a full menu to select more powerful attacks or magic for that character to perform. Basic attack damage is minimal and you wanna be using your ATB attacks.

So the combat cycles between using basic attacks to fill your ATB ASAP then spending ATB on attacks that will actually hurt/stagger the enemy.

Additionally there is a dodge and a block button that can be used to actively try to prevent extra damage dealt to any character you control. You control one character at a time in combat, but can use a hotkey menu to issue ATB commands to your other party members, or tapping a shoulder button will instantly swap the character you are controlling.

CritialGaming:

Samtemdo8:
So is the combat gonna play like Kingdom Hearts I haven't fully grasped the gameplay combat.

Not at all.

The way it works is like this: You have two different attack buttons that you can use to perform basic attacks with the characters (though some characters behave differently they all have the same concept) As you hit with basic attacks you fill a blue meter under your character's HP gauge. This is ATB, and it can build two total charges. You then use quick select or a full menu to select more powerful attacks or magic for that character to perform. Basic attack damage is minimal and you wanna be using your ATB attacks.

So the combat cycles between using basic attacks to fill your ATB ASAP then spending ATB on attacks that will actually hurt/stagger the enemy.

Additionally there is a dodge and a block button that can be used to actively try to prevent extra damage dealt to any character you control. You control one character at a time in combat, but can use a hotkey menu to issue ATB commands to your other party members, or tapping a shoulder button will instantly swap the character you are controlling.

I am trying to comprehend how this will work on the more crazier fights in the games. Like remember the WEAPONS Superbosses like Ultima, Emerald, and Ruby? And especially Safer Sephiroth?

And is still gonna be three party members at once?

Samtemdo8:

I am trying to comprehend how this will work on the more crazier fights in the games. Like remember the WEAPONS Superbosses like Ultima, Emerald, and Ruby? And especially Safer Sephiroth?

And is still gonna be three party members at once?

They've shown boss fights already and they get pretty crazy. But luckily if it gets too chaotic, each time you bring up the command menu time freezes so you can take a breath and plan it all out. As of now it is only 3 characters at once.

-Sees Motomu Toriyama is a co-director-

They're boned

Aiddon:
-Sees Motomu Toriyama is a co-director-

They're boned

You mean the directorial mastermind behind FFX-2, all three FFXIII's and Mobius FF, aka 4 of the least well-regarded main series titles and one gacha game?

Honestly don't see the problem. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? /s

Chimpzy:

Aiddon:
-Sees Motomu Toriyama is a co-director-

They're boned

You mean the directorial mastermind behind FFX-2, all three FFXIII's and Mobius FF, aka 4 of the least well-regarded main series titles and one gacha game?

Honestly don't see the problem. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? /s

I mean... gameplay wise FFX-2 was pretty good I think.

CritialGaming:
It does look like Tifa's model was again updated and smoothed out as well as Aerith's, and both girls are looking really good for the upcoming game.

I remember the outcry when Aerith got updated the first time, hoo boy. The article didn't really give me much in the way of screencaps, what ways were they smoothed out? Couldn't quite tell...

I feel like Sephiroth looks a little too slim and pretty-boy looking in the face. Something about it is much less intimidating than I expected. Maybe he'll get an adjustment down the line as well?

"Look, I know overlong development cycles and overambitious scope have caused significant problems for a lot of Final Fantasy games, but this time it'll work!" - Somebody at Square Enix, deciding how the remake of Final Fantasy VII should be.

At least they decided to use Unreal Engine 4 instead of one of their own engines this time.

CritialGaming:

That's true. The screen shots of the Materia growth AND the weapon growth means that there will certainly be enough grind in the game, but I dunno if that can count as game length. Though i will 100% this game for sure because, any time I get to play more Final Fantasy 7 is fine with me.

We also haven't seen Scarlet, Reeve, Hojo, or Jenova. Which I dunno if we'll see any of Jenova in this game, though you do technically see her in the Lab section of the Shinra Building.

I could have sworn we catch a glimpse of Hojo's back or something in one of the trailers but maybe my mind just invented that at some point. I hope they don't show Jenova in the tank. It may have been a limitation of the hardware at the time but not directly showing her was kind of neat. The main characters passed by something that is super important but don't realize it yet. Not showing it to the player also makes you assume its unimportant. It will make going to the Nibelheim reactor spookier too if thats the first time you see the creepy body horror Jenova stuff.

Specter Von Baren:

Chimpzy:

Aiddon:
-Sees Motomu Toriyama is a co-director-

They're boned

You mean the directorial mastermind behind FFX-2, all three FFXIII's and Mobius FF, aka 4 of the least well-regarded main series titles and one gacha game?

Honestly don't see the problem. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? /s

I mean... gameplay wise FFX-2 was pretty good I think.

Yeah its saving grace, you know, if FFX-2 wasn't tied to FFX in anyway and toned down the creepy fanservice it would actually be a pretty darn good game.

Meiam:

Specter Von Baren:

Chimpzy:
You mean the directorial mastermind behind FFX-2, all three FFXIII's and Mobius FF, aka 4 of the least well-regarded main series titles and one gacha game?

Honestly don't see the problem. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? /s

I mean... gameplay wise FFX-2 was pretty good I think.

Yeah its saving grace, you know, if FFX-2 wasn't tied to FFX in anyway and toned down the creepy fanservice it would actually be a pretty darn good game.

Is it really creepy if the game was made for Teenage Boys that are into that?

I mean Anime/Manga does it all the time?

CritialGaming:
https://www.famitsu.com/news/201912/17188978.html

This isn't anything to do with anything or anything... but reading that reminded me how much reading Japanese is such a brain-cell destroying experience for me.

Meiam:

Specter Von Baren:

Chimpzy:
You mean the directorial mastermind behind FFX-2, all three FFXIII's and Mobius FF, aka 4 of the least well-regarded main series titles and one gacha game?

Honestly don't see the problem. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? /s

I mean... gameplay wise FFX-2 was pretty good I think.

Yeah its saving grace, you know, if FFX-2 wasn't tied to FFX in anyway and toned down the creepy fanservice it would actually be a pretty darn good game.

Eh, the outfits in that game were so over the top that it didn't really register to me as fanservice at the time. Not that it isn't fanservice but the general tone just seems more... runway model eccentric than sexy stripper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofWEWnWjOq0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLlvM6OziYI
(In that second scene they're in a sacred spring of a people that were literally genocided in that very location, also they're cousin)

CritialGaming:
https://www.famitsu.com/news/201912/17188978.html

So today the Japanese magazine Famitsu released a bunch of new screenshots and some updates with story events and other little tidbits of information.

At the Game Awards there was a new trailer which didn't show a lot of new stuff, but it did tease a few new things that haven't been seen yet. It does look like Tifa's model was again updated and smoothed out as well as Aerith's, and both girls are looking really good for the upcoming game.

The screenshots in the Famitsu article above further show more of Sephiroth, as well as an explaination of a new villain we saw only briefly in the TGS trailer. The new soldier is called Roche and apparently is crazy on a motorcycle, which would be interesting if he was a boss that you have to deal with Via the motorcycle mini game.

This Midgar section is looking really really good. I just hope that the promise of how expanded it will be doesn't turn out to be a bunch of hot air.

Have they confirmed how far they are going to go with this "Part 1" state of the game?

Is it gonna end as soon as we leave Midgar?

Because in the actual original game Midgar was like only a fraction of Disc 1. Disc 1 goes as far as the Temple of the Ancients and I think Aerith's death.

Samtemdo8:

Have they confirmed how far they are going to go with this "Part 1" state of the game?

Is it gonna end as soon as we leave Midgar?

Because in the actual original game Midgar was like only a fraction of Disc 1. Disc 1 goes as far as the Temple of the Ancients and I think Aerith's death.

Yes so that's the big unknown about the game. They said the game is going to only be Midgar, however they've expanded the story and Midgar to be a full game by itself. They also said the game would be 2 blu-ray discs worth of content (like Red Dead 2). The previews have teased a LOT of events that don't happen in the original game, so it is expanded.

The real question is if the game is as expanded as they say it is.

Like I stated above, they've shown the progression systems of the game and there appears to be more than enough progression to suggest a fairly decent length RPG, and plenty of extra grinding if you want that, so I personally am leaning towards believing them on the amount of content in this "part 1". I dunno if it'll be good content, but there are plenty of stories they could tell by allowing you to access more of Midgar and the way it looks, I think we'll be able to go to a lot more places in the city.

We'll have to see.

Wouldn't that be crazy if they released it in 3 episodes similar to how it was on 3 discs originally, only spread out into next gen (of course, dat hook's a killer) and greatly expanded (depth).

Would make sense given how BC is a confirmed feature next gen, at least for current gen games.

hanselthecaretaker:
Wouldn?t that be crazy if they released it in 3 episodes similar to how it was on 3 discs originally, only spread out into next gen (of course, dat hook?s a killer) and greatly expanded (depth).

Would make sense given how BC is a confirmed feature next gen, at least for current gen games.

You know I have been thinking about that for a while and it makes sense.

This game is coming at the end of the Playstation 4 era, and as such is going to be a semi-open world city in an expanded portion of the game.

But the next game could easily jump to Ps5 and incorporate the open world section, which would fit the upgraded hardware well and allow them to put a much larger portion of the story into a single game. Maybe enough to split the rest of the game into two additional parts, thus making this a FF7 trilogy.

hanselthecaretaker:
Wouldn?t that be crazy if they released it in 3 episodes similar to how it was on 3 discs originally, only spread out into next gen (of course, dat hook?s a killer) and greatly expanded (depth).

Would make sense given how BC is a confirmed feature next gen, at least for current gen games.

Well Disc 1 started at the AVALANCHE raid in the Shinra Reactor in Midgar and ended as far as all the way to Aerith's death.

Heck you get to recruit every single playable character in the party of FF7 in Disc 1.

If this "Part 1" of the Reamke is only going to be in Midgar, makes me wonder how far they will go in Part 2? And how long cane we expect a Part 2?

CritialGaming:

hanselthecaretaker:
Wouldn?t that be crazy if they released it in 3 episodes similar to how it was on 3 discs originally, only spread out into next gen (of course, dat hook?s a killer) and greatly expanded (depth).

Would make sense given how BC is a confirmed feature next gen, at least for current gen games.

You know I have been thinking about that for a while and it makes sense.

This game is coming at the end of the Playstation 4 era, and as such is going to be a semi-open world city in an expanded portion of the game.

But the next game could easily jump to Ps5 and incorporate the open world section, which would fit the upgraded hardware well and allow them to put a much larger portion of the story into a single game. Maybe enough to split the rest of the game into two additional parts, thus making this a FF7 trilogy.

And that's another thing, this first game is being made with the Playstation 4. Once they go into the other parts, are the PS4 fans now left in the dust? Are they gonna continue making FF 7 Remake parts for the PS4 anyway?

Samtemdo8:

CritialGaming:

hanselthecaretaker:
Wouldn?t that be crazy if they released it in 3 episodes similar to how it was on 3 discs originally, only spread out into next gen (of course, dat hook?s a killer) and greatly expanded (depth).

Would make sense given how BC is a confirmed feature next gen, at least for current gen games.

You know I have been thinking about that for a while and it makes sense.

This game is coming at the end of the Playstation 4 era, and as such is going to be a semi-open world city in an expanded portion of the game.

But the next game could easily jump to Ps5 and incorporate the open world section, which would fit the upgraded hardware well and allow them to put a much larger portion of the story into a single game. Maybe enough to split the rest of the game into two additional parts, thus making this a FF7 trilogy.

And that's another thing, this first game is being made with the Playstation 4. Once they go into the other parts, are the PS4 fans now left in the dust? Are they gonna continue making FF 7 Remake parts for the PS4 anyway?

I would assume so. They would probably make a downrezzed version for PS4. And PS5 people would get the full crazy thing.

Though that does depend. Because if Part 2 isn't until 2022, that's two years into the PS5 and they may just make it for the PS5 and ignore the PS4. Because games tend to move on into the next system after about a year sometimes less.

The saving grace is the PS5 (if rumors are true) being able to play the PS4 titles as well so people can freely go back to PArt 1 without spliting it between two systems.

CoCage:

Dude i had no clue. Thank you for this wonderful gift!!!!!!

CritialGaming:
https://www.famitsu.com/news/201912/17188978.html

So today the Japanese magazine Famitsu released a bunch of new screenshots and some updates with story events and other little tidbits of information.

At the Game Awards there was a new trailer which didn't show a lot of new stuff, but it did tease a few new things that haven't been seen yet. It does look like Tifa's model was again updated and smoothed out as well as Aerith's, and both girls are looking really good for the upcoming game.

The screenshots in the Famitsu article above further show more of Sephiroth, as well as an explaination of a new villain we saw only briefly in the TGS trailer. The new soldier is called Roche and apparently is crazy on a motorcycle, which would be interesting if he was a boss that you have to deal with Via the motorcycle mini game.

This Midgar section is looking really really good. I just hope that the promise of how expanded it will be doesn't turn out to be a bunch of hot air.

Spoiler alert, I heard there was one character you weren't supposed to main.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ivzat4BSJ8&feature=youtu.be

The Demo Intro has been posted online. I would imagine it will appear on the store very very soon.

CritialGaming:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ivzat4BSJ8&feature=youtu.be

The Demo Intro has been posted online. I would imagine it will appear on the store very very soon.

And I just beaten the Original PS1 game.

Samtemdo8:

CritialGaming:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ivzat4BSJ8&feature=youtu.be

The Demo Intro has been posted online. I would imagine it will appear on the store very very soon.

And I just beaten the Original PS1 game.

Grats, did you enjoy it?

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