A Final Fantasy 7 remake - often called for by fans of the Japanese role-playing game series - is not currently in development, Square Enix has said, and it doesn't look like it will be any time soon.
I would like a remake but with a battle system similar to Final Fantasy XV. I think that would be the proper approach to remaking FF7. An I know purists will disagree but sometimes old ways do not translate well into modern times. I just can't see playing this huge scale, graphically badass remake of FF7 using a timed based battle system in this day and age. I mean imagine having visually similar battles to that of advent children
The battle system from 7 was good.
the materia system was amazing indeed. they'll announce the remake on PS4 the evening of the japanese launch event..BOOM!
I 100% agree... XV battle system for VII remake ^^
The system MIGHT be outdated, but the pace works much better for extended periods of gameplays because the player do as he please. He can play a battle while eating, while surfing on internet, doing some kind of activity that does not require much attention... makes grinding easier as well. I miss games like that... less reflexes, more thinking. The game market is saturated of pressure-inducing games (action, quick-time events, racing, fighting, sports (exept golf, fps, etc...) and few games for people tired from a tough day of work...
They should remake FF9, and speed up the battles.
"old ways do not translate well into modern times." There's nothing old about it. It's not as old as real-time combat. People like you need to realize that YOU don't like it, but OTHER people do. Make Final Fantasy 7 an action-RPG, and it is no longer Final Fantasy 7, and I'll pretend it doesn't exist.
people like you need to realize it's an opinion of mine and if you don't like it well then... too bad.
@MrSwankSinatra: So, in your opinion, no one should have any games to play, except for people who share your opinion. Nice.
dude where in the hell did i say that only people should have games to play that share my opinion. are you moronic, if square ever remakes FF7 they're gonna remake it however they see fit even if it mean changing things for a modern appeal or not. i don't have control over the development of it. so stop twisting my words just because your mad that i have a differ in opinions on how a FF7 remake should be made.
I've pretty much given up all hope for this. Whatever Square.
I'm gonna wait the result of FF XV. If it's great than i believe they can pull FF VII remake that stick with the original. But if not, than i think we should forget it and move on to the next FF (FF XVI, etc).
Why they wont just do it? It would sell loads!
It may be possible that they lost all the files. Capcom went through that problem with the Silent Hill HD collection; they lost most of the files with exception of several assets and couldn't figure out how to redo it so they just left it. Hence why there were very obvious changes in script and, for example, how Silent Hill 2's fog was non-existent some times while being little more than a gray block other times. They could not remake it exactly due to Team Silent being long gone. It may not be out of the question that, due to the original team not being there anymore, do not want to risk putting out a remake that is generally seen as inferior in script or soul. Could you imagine how upset those clamoring for it would be if they shelled out $60 for a subpar FF7 remake?
I'd rather see a remake of IV or VI. Much better plots.
crisis core is about zack arc so i think its cool if we'll get the sephiroth arc this gen(xbone and ps4)
I want Crisis Core HD for PS4 & Vita :3 Crossbuy! FF VII remake would be lovely. The story is there. They should keep the battle system even if it's old. Just create new graphics :3 I don't really need voices. Just keep it text based.
Final fantasy 7 is a legendary classic, like it or not, but square dont give a toss what their customers want.
Not interested in a remake, the origonal is fine the way it is? Why do people want Square-Enix to remake 7? Surely the bigger issue is the fact that Square are clearly incapeable of making a FF game these days, and that is worrying. They should be concentrating on making a propper FF game and not trying westernise/modernise the combat, and conveluting the story to the point where you just think: 'whatever, fuck this stupid story and it's stupid characters.' I got on with 13 to a degree but 7, 8, 9 and 10 are in a whole nother league. Get your shit together Square, jesus H.
Well, FFX was Square's last FF game; then they merged with Enix and released X-2 and the others. Square and SquareEnix are essentially two totally different companies now; FF seems to now be nothing more than a brand now after the merger.
just get ff7 hd on steam its the remake that everyone wants ;)
That's not even a remake. It's a re-re-release of the original PC version, and even then it's still inferior to the PS1 version in some ways (uses MIDI music rather than the high-quality CD music) and inferior to some of the mods that the modding-community released ages ago.
From what I hear FFVII on PC now has the original music and if it does not I added them in a couple seconds.
as much as I love the original the graphics and over head control are very clunky and haven't stood the test of time like 8 and 9. I would very much welcome a remake...but with square the subject of an ff 7 remake is april fools day everyday.
Am I the only one who would be perfectly content with just a graphical upgrade? Keep the text, keep prerendered backgrounds (but remake from scratch), remake character models... It would be similar to Conker's Bad Fur Day for the original Xbox in that it would just be a graphical upgrade. If they were to make it 3D like FFX or FFXII, I think they'd ruin it. Plus, that would cost a lot more, especially if they throw in voice acting, which they probably would if it was 3D. Either they wouldn't act out every line in the original and instead make it similar to FFX, which might make it harder to relate to the characters because you'd have less characterization, or they'd read out every line and you'd have to listen to some really long cutscenes. I'm aware of mods on PC, used them, they're very nice, but not as nice as an actual official HD remake. Plus, it's a huge pain to implement them all, even using the guides. TL;DR Just give it a graphical upgrade, no 3D. It would be cheaper and harder to mess up but still give Sqeenix lots of sales.
Nope your not alone.I would enjoy it far more this way.Just redraw the background update the character models and bring the animations in 1080p.The only thing I could want added would me some new mini games a few new things to fight. Would love a new WEAPON to fight, just make it as near impossible to win as they can and I will spend all my time trying.A few new weapons wouldn't hurt either as long as the ultimate is still the best in game.
People may as well stop hoping for this. Various SE employees have been repeating this for YEARS now. It would take a crapload of time and money to do a true remake, and honestly despite the fact that it would indeed guarantee a lot of sales, it would also show that Squeenix doesn't have enough faith in it's new projects that it has to go back and pander to nostalgia (kinda like what they did with the "classic characters" DLC for that new Lightning game). It'd be best for them to stop dicking around and to finally finish FF XV and Kingdom Hearts III.
NarooN - 'It'd be best for them to stop dicking around and to finally finish FF XV and Kingdom Hearts III.' Couldn't agree more. Onwards and upwards and all that. Good point about character creation too, they really haven't had a good FF character for some time.
on the remake WHO wants? dont generalize people like that. i could care less for an hd remake of this overrated game.
It really isn't overrated at all. Whether or not it needs a remake is debatable, but to say it's overrated is crazy speak.
its overrated as hell, the only reason ppl speak the way they do about it is because it was the first of its kind at its moment, the first 3d final fantasy game. game is overrated, ff 8, 9 and 10 and 10-2 are way better than 7 in every single way.
@allgamespc2012: I just replayed it. It's still fantastic. I rank it as the 3rd best game ever created. 8, 9, and 10 are also fantastic, but 7 is better. 10-2? ...you must be joking. That game is an abomination.
Just make it exactly how it was before with updated graphics. Leave the story alone. Even the silly ridiculous parts. Leave the combat system alone. Its part of that game and even if its outdated, so what. Its what will make that game rememberable. Just don't put it on multiple cd's and we're good to go! It will sell like hotcakes regardless.
Square does not respect its fans, Shame.
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