Here's How Square Enix Can Avoid Ruining The FFVII Remake

There's a very simple way the developers can avoid the backlash of the century. They just have to make sure that Final Fantasy VII REMAINS FFVII. That's it.

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smashman981159d ago

People are crazy if they think square isn't gonna change the combat system to something more in line with 15. Just look at who the director is. Nomura doesn't ever direct turn based games. With that being said it isn't the combat system the made 7 great it's so much more

kalkano1159d ago

Square is crazy if they think changing 7's battle system to be more in line with 15 won't tank the entire franchise.

MRMagoo1231159d ago

All I want them to do is upgrade the graphics to this gen and improve the animations, otherwise they should leave everything else alone and I mean everything, such as the materia system the battle system the story the characters, everything, just make it look like a current gen game.

PaleMoonDeath1158d ago (Edited 1158d ago )

Are you mental or something? FF15's demo is better than any of the Final Fantasy games that have spawned over the past 10 years, we want FF15 gameplay tweaked for FF7, seriously now, play the old FF7 for turn based combat.

Tech has moved on since the 90's dude, know what I mean?

Edit: Just to add a little bit more value to my comment, I've spent just under 30 hours on Episode Duscae, finished every quest and enemy the new update has to offer, there is NO way you turn based nostalgia folk can deny the rest of us this ~

Army_of_Darkness1158d ago

They should just keep the turn-based system optional.

NoctisPendragon1158d ago


Do you know how hard it is to have 2 gameplay ?
It would be impossible for FF XV for instance .

But maybe they can do an RPG mode like FF Dissidia : .

kalkano1158d ago


As you say, tech has moved on since the 90's. So, why do we still have action-RPGs? They're SO outdated, having originated in the 1970's. We should have moved on from them by now, right?

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Yi-Long1159d ago

No matter what they'll do, they can never please everyone, so instead they should just focus on making it the best game they can, in their own way.

Some people want the old combat-system, others will feel that didn't work and is outdated, and others will feel the art-direction should have stuck closer to the original.

Personally, I just want the game to have the Japanese voices to be included in the western release.

starrman19851158d ago

True true!

However the one group they really should try and please are the people who have been waiting for this for 10 years!

I don't think Final Fantasy games really pull in many new players now, that is why many of the FF13 games didn't do very well - they were trying to target a new audience, but all they ended up doing was turning off their true fans.

FFXV is shaping up to be a very good game, god knows we need a great Final Fantasy game again, but we don't need two games releasing so closely to both follow a very similar formula.

We will see though!

pasta_spice1158d ago

If Square do decide to go with an English-only game, I hope they make the characters slightly less stereotypical-sounding this time around. I couldn't stand Cloud and Aerith's voices in Advent Children and Vincent's stilted monotone in Dirge of Cerberus, though Cid and Yuffie's voices eventually grew on me.

NoctisPendragon1158d ago


I am a big FF XV fan but i agree , every Final Fantasy should be innovative .

They maybe have a new type of gameplay which can please everyone , we never know (^.^) .

3-4-51158d ago

* FF7 allowed you to turn off ATB right???

Why wouldn't they include a similar option ?

Did you all think of that or no ?

Why do people always argue like things can only be one or the other. So arrogant.

* This game is going to be awesome, and I don't think they dare mess with anything they could truly peeve the fans.

* Expect this:

Updated Visuals, Additional combat system similar to FF15, Added side story elements to either the beginning, end, or possible veer off in the middle for an extra side story.

* I don't expect them to change the important plot elements but I do expect a few extra hours of gameplay in there and even some extra cut scenes to help flesh out the story.

kalkano1158d ago

"I don't think they dare mess with anything they could truly peeve the fans."

"Additional combat system similar to FF15"

The fans are peeved. If you mean the game will have ATB AND 15's combat, I highly doubt that. It would be ridiculously complex and expensive.

knifefight1158d ago

Please keep it turn-based,
Please keep it turn-based,
Please keep it turn-based,
Please keep it turn-based....

chrisx1158d ago

I would prefare they keep the battle turn based,but its not a game changer for me.really I'm just glad that this is happening

PaleMoonDeath1158d ago (Edited 1158d ago )

C'mon now people, I've been arguing with many of you about this for the past few days, I doubt very much they are going to keep turn based gameplay, why? because of how well recieved FF15's gameplay has become, I want a remake, not a HD make over with the same old gameplay.

As incredible and heart pounding as it was back in the day, I don't think I'd get much of a sugar rush from playing turn based again, if I want turn based I'll play the old FF7 on my PS1 y'know? fingers crossed for a proper remake.

@ Knifefight: Sure, but surely after playing Episode Duscae or hell Crisis Core.. or even Kingdom Hearts, you'd much rather play a Final Fantasy 7 with that gameplay style in hand? turn based FF games are over with dude, thank FF13 for killing that for many of us. Out with the old in with the new.

knifefight1158d ago

"Still turn based" doesn't mean "same old."

There are many different turn based systems.

But sadly, I believe they will remove the turn based system instead of just modifying it. Modification, I'd love. Complete removal seems like making a different game instead of RE making one. To me.

pasta_spice1158d ago

The problem with making it like Kingdom Hearts or FFXV's gameplay is that we would then only be allowed to control Cloud and nobody else. The remake doesn't neccessarily have to be turn based, but not allowing us to control more than one character would be a big mistake IMO. If Square could somehow make it a fast paced battle system where would control all the characters, then that would be great.

kmeck5181158d ago (Edited 1158d ago )

I have enjoyed FFXV's battle system. But I can see reasons for both sides of the argument. In an action RPG you don't really have to time to control more than one character. But hopefully they don't change it to an action RPG.

Skizelli1158d ago

It's cool if you like hack-n-slash gameplay, and it looks like that totally works for FFXV (seriously, that looks awesome), but I'd still prefer turn-based for a FF7 remake. The strategy involved in turn-based games is similar to that of chess. And like chess, it's a proven gameplay mechanic that remains timeless. There's absolutely nothing wrong with or outdated about it. Many of us grew up with it and that's what many of us want.

Adrian_v011158d ago

Turn based isn't really that strategic. It's easy comparing it to chess cause in both games people line up to perform their task, but other than that, turn based is rather easy. The materia system- now that's where you needed thinking and trial and error, but the materia system is not the battle system. It could work with any other battle system as well.

Skizelli1158d ago

What you're saying has less to do with the mechanic itself and everything to do with the difficulty of the game. I only made the comparison to chess because there's usually several pieces on the board with unique purposes.

kalkano1158d ago (Edited 1158d ago )

You vastly overestimate how well XV is being received. You're looking purely at the fans of the game, and have no idea how many there actually are. You're going to be very surprised at how low the sales will be.

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