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Submitted by clide88 361d ago | opinion piece

The Cry of the Planet: Evaluating the Need for a Final Fantasy VII Remake

In the wake of FFVII's release on Steam, we beg the question whether a full-blown remake of Square's beloved masterpiece is really such a good idea. (Culture, Final Fantasy VII, Next-Gen, PC, PlayStation 1, PS3, Square Enix, Steam)

Godmars290  +   361d ago
How about evaluating the need for an RPG which sets the standard for RPG on next gen systems? Leave something which set the standard before, which happened two-three console cycles ago, where it belongs?

Which means building upon something like Skyrim, Fallout 3 and even the Mass Effect series when considering where the genre should be going on the XB1 and PS4.

that's really much of the issues with JRPGs. They never really sought to mature past FF7 or PS1 type games.
thehitman  +   361d ago
I believe a lot of games fall into that category where they just dont age well as that type of game/genre. I am very interested in how ff15 still ends up seems like they put KH style gameplay in it where its very dynamic and fluent. I never played ff7 since I didnt own a ps1 I was a n64 gamer at the time, but ff10 was amazing and I even thought 10-2 was good contrary to what a lot of people think about it. FF13 I thought was boring story was lame started off slow in terms of training wheels for like the first 3hrs of the game at least and I slept through most of the cutscenes to where I was just uninterested in finishing it. If they go back to interesting story telling with characters you can actually care about with dynamic gameplay I think thats the right direction moving forward.

I think even some co-op splitscreen play would help FF franchise considering there is always multiple characters you play with but you control all. Think splitscreen co-op is a lost art these days.

I say the only reason for a remake would be to get the people who havent played it back then to play it now in this era. If your looking to just replay the game w/ better textures/gfx then you most likely will be dissapointed with whatever they do as a remake and SE should stay away from it.
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Kos-Mos  +   361d ago
Building on mediocrity is not a smart move.
NioRide  +   361d ago
They tried that, with a lot of different games.

The problem is, people like you refused to play them.
_QQ_  +   361d ago
Closest thing to a remake we will get is FF7 With Mods(PC Exclusive).
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kalkano  +   361d ago
"In the avenue of modernization, it seems unlikely Square, and possibly even critics, would be complacent with the antiquated battle system that was used sixteen years ago."

There is NOTHING antiquated about the battle system! MAN, I hate it when people say that! Changing the battle system (more than minor tweaks), would guarantee that I wouldn't buy it.
CLOUD1983  +   361d ago
My thoughts exactly, the retard who wrote the article even say that he could accept a modern action battle system.. & that guy suppose to be FFVII fan what an idiot seriously, turn-based is what JRPG fans want to see once again in Final Fantasy franchise & JRPGs in general, did he not read what happen when old FF fans learn that Versus is going to be the next main FF? a game that was anticipated from every1 start to amass negative reactions because of the battle system.

JRPG fans love turn-based combat it's the only combat system that allow u to control all your party members in battle & give individual commands to each one of them, also turn-based battle system is the only system that require to put your brain to work, to think & plan a strategy, anything else like the one on FFXII is garbage & unacceptable for me, that's the only battle system I want to see brainless button mashing alla DMC they can keep it for KH, FF is not KH nor is DMC & Bayonetta.
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AzureskyZ  +   361d ago
It wont happen because it would make them alot of money-- Squareenix has been focused on losing money so it wouldnt make much sense for them to pursue this. There next big investment will probably be final fantasy 13 -4 lightnings back again or final fantasy 16 online, followed by its rebirth after its failure.
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iamtehpwn  +   361d ago
I'd rather a new Final Fantasy that was as good as Final Fantasy VII and developed in mind with why Final Fantasy VII was a great game and great FF.
Kydawg  +   361d ago
If they made a remake exactly the same as FF7, with next gen graphics, it would sell so many copies every employee that works at Square could retire. But they won't, because they're stupid and don't listen.
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Kos-Mos  +   361d ago
I`m sorry, but you`re wrong. The people who want a remake are not the masses, and if you want big income from big projects, you need the masses.
AzureskyZ  +   361d ago
Clearly you are the ambassador of the masses, bravo!
Kydawg  +   361d ago
The only thing that would make it a big project is updating the graphics. Same story and everything else. That, I think would bring masses.
Kos-Mos  +   361d ago
Maybe, but even though it`s very good game, I think the risk of destroying an old gem is too big. If the few people who will bleed for a remake are disappointed, you go figure the rest.
Try painting Munch`s "Madonna" again, and see if people will like it.
One of my favorite games of all time; Final Fantasy VI, I bleed for a remake 10 years ago. Now I pray that they don`t ruin it.
worldwidegaming  +   361d ago
How about we just continue the story. Sad thing about final fantasy is that its never final.
Kydawg  +   361d ago
They have been, and they've had very good ones, but nothing quite matches up to the story and open world of FF7. In my opinion of course. Bringing it back would sell a ton of copies to fans old and new, no? If they did it correctly?
gamernova  +   361d ago
I would love a final fantasy remake but I wouldn't want the game to be revolutionary. We aren't looking for the next fallout or skyrim. All we want is the same game with completely hd textures and voice acting from the people of the movie. We don't need a different battle system or online features or overhauled anything. HD and voice. That's all. There is no revolution that we want to usher in with a remake. All I want is a modernization of a classic game I love.
Iceman_Nightmare  +   361d ago
A Final Fantasy 7 remake on PS4 is essential right now
filipakos  +   361d ago
I'm sick of reading this title again and again.Even if they remake it,it won't be the same experience,it won't be the same game you played back then.Also,it would take like 10 years to remake this.(If i remember correctly they needed 5 years to make the original).All that detail in every single city,all those dialogues,etc.
What if they remake it and you don't like it.All those years for nothing
BABY-JEDI  +   361d ago
FF7 FTW...
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   361d ago
articles always mentioning VII what about VI dammit?!
Aleithian  +   361d ago
Not only would I buy a remake, but I would buy the most expensive collector's edition of it. And then I would play it to the exclusion of all else.

BUT THEY MUST REMAIN TRUE TO THE ORIGINAL. I want a remake, not a reimagining.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   360d ago
Or guys!! why not create a "SEQUEL" to FF7?? they gave the least popular final fantasy a trilogy, why not give one of the best right?? if they are so afraid of remaking it and ruining it in the process. Who among you guys finished dirge of cerberus?? the ending for me really sparked my imagination that an inevitable sequel is on the way. Im confident that both PS4 and Xbox one can render the Advent children graphics in real time, CGI quality

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