Composer Arnie Roth announces during a Distant Worlds symphony that a Final Fantasy XII remake is on its way.
You mean a remaster...?
Possibly, but all reports from everyone there is that he specifically said 'remake.'
I know Ernie said remake, but it's probably a remaster. The game looks good enough as it is, and a composer probably wouldn't be in the position to notice a distinction. After all, he's working on the music and there wouldn't be much of a difference between the two.
oh my Gooood!! I love you Square Enix!!!! One of my favorite FF
This makes no sense to me. FF7 is being remake because it's a legendary masterpiece that everyone has been asking for for over a decade. No one asked for a remake of this garbage, okay, it's not garbage but Final Fantasy 12 only came out like 5 years ago, and to be honest it wasn't even that good. It really didn't have much of a plot, it was more of an action Final Fantasy. Anyway, I think this has to be a mistake, they probably do mean remaster.
Remake is good, except it needs to be FFIX or FFVIII, As far as I'm concerned I TRIED MY BEST to play 12 past the teens in hours and didn't like the battle system enough. The rest of the game was good. I wished during every second that it would turn into a turn based game.
IMHO what sets FFXII apart from the other FF games is the the way you do battles in that you don't transfer to a "battle arena" but fight when you make contact. In addition there are no more random encounters since you can see the enemy and avoid them if you are quick enough. A really nice feature of FFXII is it's maps. They are huge and you can basically go anywhere within reason although you may not survive unless you are strong enough (ie. one hit kills). @Lightning Mr Bubbles Well I would not go as far as saying FFVII was a legendary masterpiece but it is a good game never the less. Basically most gamer's remember FFVII because it was the first FF game that came to the original PlayStation. I think the words "rose coloured glasses" applies here. Unlike most of the FF series (except for FFX) FFVII was turn-base only, however it's character design was a departure from the "super deformed" style.
This is too much.
It's gotta be. And no more remakes until FF7 goes gold.
No More Remakes/Remasters Of Any Kind PLEASE!!!!! I just want Greatness!!! and That's Not The Way.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Square has no more good ideas and one of the few things they have going for them is Tetsuya Nomura. He is literally behind all of their upcoming best titles (FFXV, KH3, and FF7...how's that for cred lol). Yoshi P has done a good job turning around the FFXIV situation as well though.
I'm pretty sure he meant remaster not remake (mainly cause he couldn't tell the difference.)
This is the only FF I never completed and its been bothering me ever since.
Same here, i still have the original collectors ed of it's ps2 strategy guide that never really got used and i knew i kept it for a reason.
The combat system and area traversal somehow feels more mundane and tedious than the traditional random encounters and turn based combat. Probably because it plays like a pseudo-MMORPG, the game can play itself with decent gambits, and the world is pretty void of sidequests and extra content because they offloaded all of the extra content into the repetitive hunt quests. I admit I did finish the game to see how the story panned out but it dropped the ball harder than I expected. You're rewarded with a cheesy slow song that has nothing to do with the plot and its not nearly as good as the game's theme song (which is ironically ripped from FFIV). Sorry, I just thought about how much I hated this FF the other day and I had to vent lol.
@pivotplease As far as side-quests go what do you think the "hunts" are? You don't have to do them all although it pays to do a few. You really need to consider that FFXII is a PlayStation 2 game and most other FF games are relatively linear with some diversions. The ability to set up gambits makes it easier to fight battles, although you can micro-manage if you wish but considering the hundreds of battles you go though in the game I would rather set up decent gambits and only when I was in a boss battle or encountering a more difficult opponent did I opt for more finer control. If you want an MMORPG experience then you really need to go on-line although games like Oblivion and Skyrim come very close with out an on-line capability, however they are PC/PS3/Xbox360 games.
This game isnt even 10 years old, remake would be too soon. Remaster must be given, hopefully its for PS4 and maybe PC?
REmake (the resi remake on gamecube, recently ported (aka "remastered") to more recent consoles, was released 5 years after the original game, and it is one of the best, if not the best, remakes in the industry. Built from the ground up with the original director at the helm, reworking traps and layouts and adding in additional plot points, characters and enemies they couldnt put in the original due to disc space and deadlines. Of course a remake of that calibre is welcomed after any amount of years, if this ffxii remake is just a model swap (like halo:ce/halo 2) then it would be an absolute waste of everyones time. If its a port (read "Remaster") then fair enough, I'm sure theres some folk who'd like to experience it first time round or people who'd like to revisit it.
A man would hope they do 8 or 9 after 7. They should just have one team do remakes then have another making the new games. the older SNES ones could use the treatment too. Not sure why we would need a whole remaster for 12 a man can't remember anything particularly dated about it.
Most likely a remaster. Some people use the terms interchangeably even though they're two very different things.
Hope this is on Vita.
That'd be awesome. Wouldn't be surprised since SE has a habit of releasing it's remasters on almost every platform! :D
I have Vita, and Vita tv. So does your put down include me? If not make it four. And most the guys at best buy.
If it's on Vita I will honestly buy it even though I rank it down there with FFX-2, FF2, and FF3. I wouldn't mind actually doing the endgame hunts the second time around. Maybe I just won't use Vaan and Penelo too since they're annoying and have no bearing on the plot.
Big news. they are taking on a lot of projects at once though. they already have like 4 IPs in development already with no release dates.
They needed to create some hype to stop the decay, might have bitten off more than they can chew though.
That happened with the original FF13 announcements. And they apparently haven't learned their lesson. Forgot it as soon as it slapped them in the face multiple times.
I can't believe it took them so long to make the original XIII. At least Versus has an incredible open world to show for its huge development cycle.
I agree, but i think they outsource this project.
It'll be years before they complete them. If they complete them. While likely only announcing more titles.
He said "soon" , so it may have been in the work since a long time .
SE's 1st Production Department won't handle this. it will be outsourced Square Enix definitely has the man power to handle full production of FFXV and KHIII + pre-production of FFVII-R. FFXV is probably getting a 2016 release anyway so SE's pipeline isn't really long at all
FFXV in 2016 KH3 in 2017 Then maybe FFVII in 2019? There needs to be sufficient time between the last two games for obvious reasons.
They are, but I would not actually see a remaster of FFXII as a huge undertaking, I don't see it hurting much by them. They have way, way more then 4 IPs in development as they have more then 4 teams.
Of god yes. FFXII deserves to come to modern gaming platforms. It inspired Dragon Age: Origins and Xenoblade Chronicles. Its that great a game
Not really. It's more like a combination of Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy Tactics, Star Wars and the older Final Fantasy games
Easy there, cowboy. It's a good game, but I'm fairly sure DA was inspired by DnD and "A Song of Ice and Fire" (can find Oathkeeper in Loathering and many more references). Xenoblade, I can't really speak for. Probably traditional JRPGs...
One of the developers already stated that FFXII's Gambit system was an inspiration for Dragon Age: Origins http://kotaku.com/5385022/y...
They promised us FFXII HD after they finished FFX/X-2 HD. Its time for them to live up to their word. FFXII is the only game in the mainline series right now that hasn't been released on any other platform except for the one it originally released on. This must change.
They said remake though, not "Remaster"
Arnie Roth is just a composer. As far as I know, he has nothing to do with the game development and just composes the Distant Worlds orchestra. Meaning he likely meant remaster.
As long as the music isn't as horrendous as those "remastered" tracks for FFX *shudders* Either way anythings better than that horrible midi music on the original FFVII PC release (and subsequent digital release a decade later). Though personally I don't really care about FF's music if its not Nobuo Uematsu, very lame of me I know but to me he gave final fantasy its voice and emotion for two decades.
FFIX is still a psone exlusive
You can download and play FFIX on PS3 or Vita. FFXII still can only be played on PS2.
Nope. I played it on my PC. There's no such thing as a PS1 or PS2 exclusive anymore. The great thing about emulators is you can make the game look quite a bit better by using high resolution, filters, etc.
@AndrewLB then you must have a powerful pc if your playing ps2 games through an emulator, FFXII was one of those games that ran 'slow' on the ps2 emulator from what I remember.
"You can download and play FFIX on PS3 or Vita. FFXII still can only be played on PS2." Or a launch PS3, they had PS2 backwards compatibility, I know because that's how I played XII.
@Meryl I have a 950m its as mid range of a card as they come. I'm running FF12 basically at max settings, never dropping below 60FPS. Off the top of my head two games that are a hog on your system for the emulator are Gran Turismo and Xensosaga and I have those running at 60FPS too at max settings. I was actually quite surprised with Gran Turismo, there is some inevitable slowdown regardless of your GPU happens when lighting changes (going in a tunnel, trees blocking the sun etc). Its basically some light stuttering with a 2-3 fps drop. If you were running the game natively I dont think there is any stuttering.
I bought FF7/8/9 on PSN for my ps3, still devastated I can't play them on my ps4, especially since I had to sell my ps3 a few years back :(
@Meryl: GTX 470 & Phenom II 965. I'm currently playing an english patched copy of IZJS at 1920x1200, 8x MSAA, 4x SSAA, 16x AF & texture smoothing. Steady 60fps.
@ MrSwank It most likely a remaster, since it'd be much quicker to produce. @ Leon All the PS1 Final Fantasy games were rereleased on PSN. FFXII is still the only mainline title that hasn't been rereleased anywhere else.
wish they add more hunt,weapon and additional story unlike ffx remaster
know the difference between remaster and remake
@Wintersun616 You could not skip cutscenes in FFX HD remaster, comparing to that.
I just hope it gives you the ability to SKIP CUTSCENES!
You could do that in the original.
@ winter, but you can't do it in ffx/X2 hd remaster. :( it sucks, because some of the scenes you need to skip. Like the laughing scene.
Hopefully it will be a collection and include Revenant Wings.
I really liked FFXII. I just hated Vaans character design. Everyone one else was great besides him.
I still see Basch as the main character. He was going to be the main character originally.
Definitely he was mad cool. It's sad because I really liked the dynamic of Vaan and Penelo's story.
If it's the international version i'll be really happy, which is most liekly, reading about it makes the ff xii we got feel almost like an unfinished. game
FFXII wasn't my favourite FF. I didn't even complete it. Lost interest. But I'd love to give it another chance so I'm hoping this is true. I'm assuming that "remake" was lost in translation though. Pretty sure it will be a remaster.
He said "remake" and "soon" in english : https://youtu.be/IMGTCxb6rA... .
Ehhh, hope its a remaster hd instead so it'll come out sooner. Never got to finish the game because my 30+ hr save got deleted. PS4 or VITA please!!!
Or both, with transferable saves and cross buy ;)
plllleaase. My ps2 got stolen years ago with 12 in the drive. l never finished it but loved it XD so hyped for this
My favorite Final Fantasy, all I can say is if it's a "remake" they better not change a damn thing about the battle system.
They should bring it on steam! jrpgs on pc are making a resurgence and selling pretty damn well, so there's no loss.
Could never bring myself to finish this one, I started once, got bored half way through. Stayed over a year later and lost interest around the same spot, the pacing was bad in this game.