How to improve the Final Fantasy VII Remake announcement video in four easy steps.
The video that they showed looked like an old video that I had seen before. I could be wrong, but I think that stuff has been floating around the internet for a good while.
If you're talking about this https://youtu.be/IVCYy8C5Av... Not the same thing.
I noticed it had no gameplay of any kind of a game that came out 20 years ago....
well don't be surprised if the game releases towards the end of this generation if at all main reason is it the full blown remake and they got their hands busy with Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy 15 which also doesn't have a release date
@nitrowolf2 I just don't like people getting so overly hyped for games with a broad release window and no gameplay. This likely won't be out till 2017 after a delay.
@ThichQuangDuck I think it would be cool to release it in 2017 being that would make it the 20th anniversary of FF7. and as far as gameplay, there's not many announcement trailers i can think of that have actual gameplay in them.
Already? I can only imagine the negative tones surrounding this game after 3 or 4 years of development.
I disagree with all of this, except for the Japanese subtitles hanging awkwardly in the bottom portion of the letterbox. I'd rather just have an option to switch between English and Japanese audio. The rest of the trailer was great though, and I really liked the voice over. I think it set the tone of the game really well, while also echoing the real life craving for this game. And the music was great too, the chimes at the end gave me chills, as that music is part of the game's original score, if not at least a variation of it. Fantastic way to introduce this beloved game to both new and old audiences!
I was hyped for this 5-6 years ago. SquareEnix took way too long to bring it to their fans. I'm not as hyped for it as I was back then. I may still get it, but I'm more hyped for newer games like Horizon and Uncharted 4, which both looked pretty amazing.
Really? I could only imagine a Final Fantasy VII with co-op each of your buddies controlling a character! That would be crazy, I don't think i'd play anything else. But even if it doesn't have a multiplayer i'd still but it day one!!!
It sucks you lose excitement so easily. You obviously weren't that excited to begin with. You could wait 13 years for a remake but once it past that "nope, no longer excited" Ridiculous
@averagejoe26 You do realize that FF VII came out back in 1997 right? That's 18 years ago. Talks of a remake started when the PS2 was still on the market. So yes, waiting all that time for an old game like FF VII would cause gamers to lose their hype for it. If SquareEnix really wanted to make it up to fans, they would have did a remake for FFVII, VIII and IX and put them all on one package. I would be more hyped for that and been even more surprised. They should have did the remake for FF VII before FFX and FFX2. No one was even asking for those. @Harkins1721 Still the same game with prettier graphics. Considering it was a PS1 game to begin with, do you really think it wouldn't look better on a PS2 or PS3?
FF7:R will look far better on PS4 than it would on PS3.
I may be mistaken but the voice is I think the English voice of Sephiroth. Like movie teasers this was a teaser for the game. It was supposed to set a tone and like inhuman mentioned the dialogue was perfect, it conveyed our desire for the game and like the line in the teaser said we were 'wishful thinking'. The music was a mix of the classic tunes we have fallen in love as well snippets from Advent Children. A FF7 teaser without these songs would not be the same. I think the teaser was a perfect reintroducing us to the game many of us grew up with and the tears that were shed by many were genuine.
I don't think it's Sephiroth. Compare with this: https://www.youtube.com/wat... It occasionally sounds like Matt McKenzie, the voice of Auron from X, but other times it sounds nothing like him. I don't recognize the voice from anything to do with VII, so I'm not sure what character is supposed to be talking, unless of course they replaced one of the voice actors. I personally hate when trailers drop in references to the development history of the game. It's cringey. They did it with XV too - Noctis says something like "Almost there."
Its David Lodge. Jiraiya from Naruto.
Hmmm, I definitely agree with the point about the voiceover - terrible stuff. I don't know who wrote the script for it but it's so amateurish, and the voicework itself is pretty daft. I am interested to know who it's supposed to be though. I'm assuming it's a character talking and not some guy who does voiceovers for hollywood film trailers (hope not). What cut to the audience is he talking about though? I don't think that's part of the actual trailer. I don't share his point about the music. The original song doesn't fit very well if you ask me. It doesn't accentuate anything in the first half of the trailer, which just comes across as weird to me, and the trailer moves faster than the general tempo of the piece. The trailer might seem quite uneventful, but it's actually quite kinetic and quick-moving - relative to the song the writer of this article would have playing during it anyway (you realize this when you hear the song played over it). I think the ambience of the trailer is important too and only having music would detract from its impact. I think the original song could work, but as a different arrangement of it. Although, I suppose the song in the trailer technically is a new arrangement of that song - as we hear during the appearance of Barrett and Cloud. Also, I think the song the writer proposes is a bit too triumphant or something. This trailer definitely has a sinister, foreboding look and vibe to it that uplifting music wouldn't suit. Honestly, I like the way they handled the music for it. However, I think a better choice would have been to have a moody voiceover from Cloud himself.
What? The talking is clearly not an in game character. How can anyone think this? He's talking about revisiting a game and it's characters. Talking about the remake itself. Clearly he's talking about the game itself, not talking as a character within the game.
The narrator is describing both the events that unfolded in the world prior to when the game actually begins: "calm" between destruction of ancients with jenova and meteor, as well as, the "calm" from when the game was made until now; the "stirring" is both the rise of Sephiroth in the actual story for the game and the development process that has begun for the remake.
Don't really see what the issue with the voice over was. Everyone who remembers FFVII's plot would know its relevance.
The voice over was talking about the fans love for the game and the desire to see a remake. Its nothing to do with FFVII's plot.
I think that's what goldwyncq was insinuating.
Well I'm delighted the author is not involved in the FF7 remake because he just butchered the teaser.
This teaser was the exact way you do a teaser for a game like this. Small clues at the beginning which could be missed. Subconcious mentions of the plot. Metaphorical comments on what people have been asking for for a decade. Showing what kind of graphics to expect. Brief references to iconic parts of the original. References that relate to both the story and how people may be feeling. Having it all build up the excitement from the first clue as to what it was all about(the playground and toy sword), leading up to the big reveal at the end when the iconic music starts to play and you see two of the most recognizable weapons from the game. Then just slapping remake over the logo to let people know exactly what it's supposed to be. It's the best trailer SE has ever done, and it shouldn't be touched. When they can finally make a trailer better than fan mades on YouTube, you know they've done right. The crowd reaction from beginning to end should be enough to say that SE did just fine with this trailer, and some wannabe blogger with delusions of grandeur can't take that away from them.
I thought it was great that they even insinuated in the voice over for the trailer that it may make people afraid of it coming, or it may bring joy, but that whatever it brings we should all embrace it. I think that was a message from the old school team directly to the fans. I hope we all heed it.
"but that whatever it brings we should all embrace it. I think that was a message from the old school team directly to the fans. I hope we all heed it." I'll heed it...unless they change it into an ARPG. No way in hell will I accept that.
Better brace yourself then. Remember that one of the leads on Kingdom Hearts III is helming this. They see what they have done as learning new ways to "improve" original design. I wouldn't hold onto that hope too tightly. They did say embrace whatever it brings.
ff7! The trailer was amazing and made my exited more than any other game possibly could.
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