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Final Fantasy VII On PC Officially Outed

"Square Enix have opened up a new website following rumours that a PC edition of Final Fantasy VII is in the works." (Final Fantasy VII, PC)

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dedicatedtogamers  +   1243d ago
Ummmm....FF7 launched on PC back in 1998.
PirateThom  +   1243d ago
This one has much higher system requirements though.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1243d ago
That is likely due to achievements, cloud compatability, etc.
gaffyh  +   1243d ago
@dedicated - It was always compatible with Cloud.

JoySticksFTW  +   1243d ago
SE should implement what the mod community already did for the the first FFVII release.

Like replace the super deformed characters with the battle versions (or better yet, the Advent Children versions) when walking around the environments.

It's hard to go back to chubby Cloud jumping off that train at the beginning, after seeing tall, normal Cloud and Barret do it in the mods.

A couple of examples below:
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-Gespenst-  +   1243d ago

No to all of that. Would ruin it, it's perfect the way it is. Stop trying to force today's standards on it.

There's something about modding that just spoils a game for me. It breaks the illusion that the game is self-contained and untouchable. I don't want modders spoiling VII like that.
JoySticksFTW  +   1242d ago
Uh the modders in this case are trying to preserve immersion. FFVI is perfect because of the consistent character look throughout.

But even back then, FFVII's SD characters to normal character transitions were jarring to some of us.

And where did u get forcing today's standards on older games from? Just one game later, FFVIII kept the same character design throughout the game to maintain the feel and immersion. The modders are just doing what Square themselves did a few years later.

To each their own, but the original FFVII is still there for all to play.

The story doesn't need to be touched, but there are some people that would like to see even a slight update in graphics (hence loads of fans begging for a remake). If SE won't do it, then I guess it's up to the fans that care to realize this dream.
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sjaakiejj  +   1243d ago
That's what I thought... I'm confused.
kyon147  +   1243d ago
The first release of the PC FF7 I think was a port not the official release
Letros  +   1243d ago
What does that even mean? Squaresoft officially released FF7 for the PC way back in the day. This is just a rerelease.
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kyon147  +   1243d ago
Yeah after double checking you are right, they did release the first game, it was just crappy with bad sound and lots bugs which made me think it was just a port..
Moncole  +   1243d ago
Who cares if the requirements are low? I am sure there will be a custom mod to make it look better. As long as I can use a controller and its on Steam I am good.
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LightSamus  +   1243d ago
"Available Exclusively on the SQUARE ENIX Store" Don't get your hopes up.
Moncole  +   1243d ago
Thats a bad move. They will sell much more if they make it available more places.
Chrono  +   1243d ago
Which one is it? Do they sell games digitally?
Vin13cent  +   1243d ago
Again SE waste our time with other things to distract us from Versus..nice try SE..BUT IT'S NOT WORKING!!! WE WANT VERSUS!! STOP PLAYING WITH US!
Summons75  +   1243d ago
So true, I don't mind the wait I will love it all the same but your right they just love to rey and distract us.
Vin13cent  +   1243d ago
It's not like I'm in a hurry or something,I really don't mind If I wait a little longer for it to be a REAL masterpiece,but they keep waste time elsewhere when their first priority must be Versus
abcd  +   1243d ago
I'm tired of this comments.

Understand one thing: Square-Enix has a lot of teams.

Some teams will not delay their projects because Versus XIII wasn't released yet.
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Vin13cent  +   1243d ago
Dude,just gtfo! I'm tired of guys like you..Every FF7 fan asks for a remake and now look what they've done..a PC version??? Who really needs a PC version? FF7 is a playstation game,not made for PCs..It just ruin it imo! We are clear that we want a FF7 remake or Versus as soon as possible! who mentioned PC version? Admit it that they're playing with us and they just want to distract us from Versus to buy time
abcd  +   1243d ago
You don't understand what I said. But it's ok.

And I don't care about FF 7 pc version or FF 7 remake. FF 7 isn't my favorite FF.
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Lulz_Boat  +   1243d ago
a "sales test" before the console version?!?!
TopDudeMan  +   1243d ago
lol. "Cloud saves". Am I the only one that finds that funny? Because the main character is called Cloud? Yeah, you get it! Good job!
CanadianTurtle  +   1243d ago
Funny thing is that I'm actually playing this game on my PS3 at the moment. I got it from the PSN for only 10 bucks. I'm very much enjoying it. I've had it for a few years but I never really got the chance to play the game because of college studies and other responsibilities.

But now that it's summer, I can finally have time to play JRPGs again. The game is outstanding, I can only imagine how excited and amazed people felt when it first came out.

This game is so good, I'll probably buy it again on the PC.
LightofDarkness  +   1243d ago
Pointless cash-in, anyone?

Seriously, they obviously haven't bothered to update the game besides allowing for widescreen and possibly high resolution support. But high resolutions will just make all those low-res assets (ESPECIALLY the pre-rendered backgrounds and movies) look terrible. They've put pretty much no effort into this.

I played this game again about 2 years ago and have no reason to jump back in, so I'll be passing.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1243d ago
No cash-in is pointless. If you look at it from SE's point of view it's not a bad idea. People will buy this and SE will make money. If you dont like this then dont buy it and move on.
LightofDarkness  +   1243d ago
Well, seeing as I'm a gamer (and I'm sure most people here are), from my perspective it's a "pointless cash-in." I don't really care how SE are looking at it, I stand nothing to gain from that or the sales this rehash garners. I fully intend to not buy it and move on, but I also felt like expressing my distaste in order to possibly initiate a discussion with other gamers. Is that OK with you?
koehler83  +   1243d ago
I might get it if it hits Steam. The Square Enix Store is out of the question. They're completely inept. They make Origin look amazing by comparison.
Unlimax  +   1243d ago
I'm totally lost .. is this a remake or a remester ... or its just a Re:release for The old PC version with some simple additions !!

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Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1243d ago
The last one.
Unlimax  +   1243d ago
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Hicken  +   1243d ago
I guess everybody is forgetting about how many people out there have just HEARD about VII, and never actually played it. This is a nice, simple way to get them into it, and it could well be a precursor to a full re-release for console.

And isn't that just what you all wanted?
DeadIIIRed  +   1243d ago
I wonder what 1998 Squaresoft would say if they knew they'd still be releasing this game in 2012.
JonnyBigBoss  +   1243d ago
The system requirements are what allure me. They're actually in the mid-range, which means the visuals should be MUCH improved!

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