The primary reason gamers cry out for a remake of Final Fantasy VII is simple fanservice. Not only is that not a valid enough reason, it could do more harm than good. Here are seven points against remaking Final Fantasy VII.
points 2 & 3 basically contradict one another....idk how the author didnt see that....he says they need to modernize it, then gamers wouldnt like that, they just want the original game....a little confusing if you ask me
Point #2 asks if Square could make it "modern" without changing the game. To which the answer is No. Point #3 states that Square Enix would likely have to update the gameplay. And updating the gameplay would upset the fans.
I hate these lists they are always so retarded. Sure there is always a chance a remake will not live up to the original. However this is also the chance the game will vastly surpass the original. Final Fantasy VII has alot going for it. The games world has been expanded alot since the original game and hence the remake can go deeper into certain things they didn't get a chance to the first time around.(For example maybe work some of the stuff from Crisis Core into the game so people don't have to play both they can get a idea about who Sephiroth was before he went insane or who Zack was and why he was so important). The combat system thing is a not issue. Simply make random battles go away and make the combat function more or less the same as the original at a somewhat faster speed and your golden. Worse comes to worse they could use the FFXIII battle system as it was quite good and they could make it better. The materia system needs no changing and is a iconic part of the original so they likely wouldn't touch it. The funniest thing is this guy says he would oppose any remake of older FF's. Well guess he missed the boat all that one cause I'm pretty sure every single game up until 6 was remade at one point or another for either the GBA or DS. The other key thing is he points to FFVI as a game more deserving of a remake. While that may indeed be true there is no denying that a successful FFVII Remake would open the doors to other HD FF remakes if it did well enough. There are alot of good reasons to remake FFVII more then there are bad reasons in my opinion. These lists always have the same things on them. If people insist on making them at least try to come up with more creative reasons we have not heard so far.
Some things would have to be changed. As long as the core story and gameplay elements are untouched, no one cares. I don't mind GOOD changes to FFVII, which in example would be: new explorable dungeons, additional materia, new optional boss battles, finding "Research files" that mention Project G. Bad Changes: Aerith rival, or anything subtracting from the original experience.
Ports aren't remakes. Most of those games were just minor graphic/audio updates -- much like the recently-released God of War Collection -- that allowed the game to be sold on a new system.
@iamtehpwn There is no way they would do a Aerith revival or something like that. If they had wanted to they would have done so in Advent Children and they pretty much closed the entire Aerith plot point for the series with the ending of that movie. @K-Tuck Fair enough. But I would count Final Fantasy III as a remake. Sure it's not a HD game or anything but it looks way better then the original 3 did and little things were added and changed so that's a remake. They did the same thing with Final Fantasy IV. Those are remakes not simple ports so my point against the article still stands.
Square didn't know what they were getting into when they showed that FFVII trailer remake, just for a presentation. They had no intention for a next gen upgrade for that game. The only question on their minds now is, since they've saw the cries for it, are there enough gamers out there willing to purchase an HD remake, only to make sure they would make enough profit to compensate for the resources they would spend on actually going forward with this project. And do they have the time for it. I do remember them saying that, if they had the time and money, and could find a few people to do it, they would. But until then, don't get your hopes up.
Last point is pure opinion.
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you only need one point for ff7 remake cash flow like come on ff7 has been the top ps1 classic since june of last year and it just recently lost the spot of top download overall either way stupid list is stupid all his reasons for not having a ff7 remake have to do with it not being the original ff7
To be honest FFVII was not my favorite great game do not get me wrong and I would totally buy a Hi Def remake. BUT CC FTW
To be honest though I would pay alot more for a Legend of The Dragoon Remake.
While I wouldn't say I'd pay a lot more, I'd definitely buy a LotD remake.
On my previous post I forgot to mention the fact that after playing Crisis Core. I do not like cloud as much I also do not like him. Almost, just some of the things he has done or thought he has done isn't all that great anymore. He also totally trashed angeals sowrd. Which means he totally trashed zack fair's dreams. I really think they kinda ruined some of the plot elements of the final fantasy 7 universe with Crisis core.
Well it depends how this will work out because things that work back then won't always work as good now. Games evolved since ff7 idc what anyone says but some changes will have to made or not changes I will say adjustments need to be made. Kinda urks me when people say update the graphics but maintain everything else no offense but ff7 can use adjustments I honestly would love if the have the battlesystem from ff13 into ff7 but also keep the limit breaks im sure they will figure a way to handle this.
How convenient that there are seven reasons as to why FF7 shouldn't be made... Tomorrow I will write a list of 13 reasons why FF13 is cool.
I was reading and thinking maybe the writer planned it that way ... but people need to go back and play those games and really ask themselves .. really they should remake this?
It's not. Ummm, I suppose you could have ONE reason, and that is that the music is alright. But I mean, FFXIII is a horribly pasted together game. It literally feels like they started one type of game, got to a certain point and then totally restarted with a slightly different type of game that has the same battle mechanics.
No one is forcing them to play the remake if it ever came out. They can pretend it never happened, hell they can even buy it legitimately on PSN and play it just how they liked it. I think its pretty arrogant to claim it shouldn't be made just because it might tarnish their memories or something.
But if we ended up buying the game expecting it to be great and its like wtf is this, then ya you will have a lot of outraged people/fans. I personally dont care because didnt get into ff until 10 for ps2 because I didnt own a psone had n64 instead so if they decide to remake all I ask for is that it looks like a ps3 game and not like a remastered version.
Yeah, but that can happen with any game, not just remakes. Like sequels, which honestly I think would be worse. Even if a remake isn't the best quality, we always have the original to fall back on. Can't do that with sequels, you are stuck with a shitty continuation of story. But yeah I agree I don't want to see a shitty remake or a remastered version of the game, I'd like to see something on par with their PS3 demo from way back when.
You'll have a whole new generation of people talking about it, like youngsters do when they first discover something, except what they see would be distorted compared to the original. And that's if its good. If it's bad, people will just talk trash about it to no end. Neither of those things is something someone would want to happen to one of their cherished memories.
Nope was playing seven yesterday on my go one of the greatest games ever made.
FFVII deserves a remake, its simple as that.
The author makes a few valid points. I don't really think you could remake FF7 with modern technology and still capture the same traditional JRPG feel. Mainstream gamers these days expect a lot more from games than they did 13 years ago. FF7 was instrumental in bringing the then niche RPG genre much more mainstream. Many traditional JRPGamers such as myself still love the tried and true traditional JRPGs like Star Ocean 4. This generation, it's my favourite JRPG released. I just look at FF13 and see all of the RPG content that was removed to try to once again bring Final Fantasy more "mainstream". Being so linear, removing EXP, removing towns, NPCs and things to explore. The entire package left me really wanting so I didn't bother buying the game. Actually, a great number of my traditional JRPGer crowd bought it, didn't like it, and brought it back. Most of them saw one of their friends play the game and didn't care for it at all. I'm not knocking FF13, if you like it more power to you. I'm just saying that modern gamers have certain expectations, and traditional JRPGs in the vein of Star Ocean 4 seem very mediocre and outdated to them. To me, a longtime traditional JRPGamer, it's amazing. All a matter of perspective, like a lot of things. I don't expect a tonne of new innovation in traditional JRPGs. That's WHY I keep playing them; it's a winning formula for me, it's very entertaining, and I love it. And as long as those traditional JRPGs come out, there will be at least one gamer who will play them. Oh yeah separate note here; NAMCO, GET OFF YOUR ASSES AND BRING OUT TALES OF VESPERIA ON PS3 FOR THE WEST ALREADY!! IN JAPANESE DAMMIT!!
don't mess with a classic... the developers will be stuck trying to please the folks who seek nalstagia and then you will have a whole slew of haters coming back and saying thats it....(which maybe be true also) The problem with remakes is that it just throws more fuel into the fire of milking the cow.
Final Fantasy VII wasn't even their best game. The only reason why this game has been pulled out of our memories so often was due to the 3D fanboys and this hyped remake garbage. Most of the awful cliches in gaming come from FFVII, and it didn't exactly make it look that good either. Let this game die in peace where it belongs.
Well-said! I hope this nonsense about a remake will die sometime soon. I don't want my memories of the game tarnished. Even if it wasn't the best Final Fantasy, it was still a great game, and a remake is kind of a slap in the face to anyone who regards it highly.
I think I have to agree most with point #3 - "Implementations would have to be made, yet no one would want them." Fans indeed whine and moan that it is the most deserving because it has the largest fanbase but even the first and foremost thing -- the visuals -- would annoy them. Most of the "hardcore" or "true" fans, whatever they call themselves, stick to their guns saying that the movie they released, Advent Children, was terrible, didn't hold up to the source material, etc. So, I'm not sure if they'd even be satisfied from even that, and other things will surely need to be at least updated to keep it not stale and still playable now. I assure you, it does not hold up to the test of time. I like FF7, it's story/characters are complex and interesting, surely, but if I play that now -- which I've tried -- it just isn't still playable. I'm not opposed to a remake, because I'm not a superfan and would actually be welcoming of an update to everything, but I think it would do more a service to the casual fans or people who have yet to experience FF7 but had always wanted to get into it, rather than these flaming superfans.
I know this may be fail but I've never played a FF. There I said it, but I was wondering if FF7 is worth playing if I havn't played any of the others? I've always been interested but just never played one and i've heard 7 is the best.
I would not say that 7 is the best. Obviously, I would recommend 6, if you can track down a copy. It was re-released for the PlayStation within the Final Fantasy Anthology collection, which you can find on Amazon relatively cheaply.
A remake would be great providing they actually take there time and make it right.Keep FF7 FF7 no FF13 battle system its crap made for idiots.I want control of my characters,I want to choose what spells they use.If you want to speed up the battles turn off wait on the menu.If anything needs changed that would be the magic defence.It was released broke for those that do not know.