Gematsu: "This week’s Famitsu features retrospectives on Final Fantasy VII and XI. In the Final Fantasy VII feature, character designer Tetsuya Nomura shares his thoughts on the game, a remake, and the series in general."
“There are a lot of people who want a remake of Final Fantasy VII. However, new titles take precedence. We work our hardest to make something that might be even better than Final Fantasy VII.” - Nomura Well said Nomura but this hasn't happened. Not saying that VIII or IX wasn't as good (IMO they were on par) but what SE have been given us so far are mediocre RPGs barring the legendary franchises name. I mean, FFXIV is a failure and it hasn't even showed up on consoles yet. Give me Versus and I shall decide.
The Last FF game i loved was FF9, never got into any of the PS2 FF's I really hope they improve the JRPG scene, specially cause it been almost non existent this gen
ff13-2 is actually really really good. should try it out
Did you ever get a chance to play FFX? Thats probably my personal favorite, closely followed by 9.
FF6 should be remade instead of FF7.
I just rewatched Advent Children Complete and IMHO it's just god awful now. I used to kind of like it since i'm a huge FF7 fan. The fights are awesome but the story is just terrible. SE killed the FF7 universe after its original success. A remake would make up for it if they did it right (as in didn't change the story)
Advent was always terrible, the only reason people liked it was because it was FF7. It's jsut not a good movie really, it ****s on FF7 as well and makes cloud an Emo. It's for fans, fans are the only ones who will like it, they'll accept it even though it sucks story wise. It has good action and that's all it's good for. FF7 is my fav FF btw
@Lucretia: Stop lying about FFXIII-2 every chance you get. You post that exact sentence in every RPG related thread. It's like you've been hired by SE to hype up their unwanted, mediocre sequel to the most atrocious abomination the FF franchise has seen since the original FFII on the NES. XIII-2 is not really really good. You are just setting people up for massive disappointment and creating the potential for negativity in their lives. It has to stop.
"Did you ever get a chance to play FFX?" Characters are terrible, story makes no sense. No character development ( well a bit, but not enough ). Obviously people will disagree with me. But hotdamn that game was trash.
IX was the last great FF in my opinion too. I enjoyed some aspects of X, but it just lacked the Final Fantasy feel I'd grown to love. I particularly disliked the god awful voice acting, it was just cringe worthy; with a weak script to boot. I loved the dialogue bubbles and pre-rendered painting-esque backdrops of VII,VIII and IX. It just gave them an epic, story book like feel, that I didn't get from X. You didn't have to worry about stiff, awkward voice acting ruining the experience. Also it was much more linear than the previous games.
New FF games better than FFVII... hmm.... how's that working for ya? /S
I agree. Versus will either be the final nail in the coffin or the saving grace of hope for the FF franchise. Personally, I think the game looks great from the little that they've shown. And all the game features he's talked about make it seem like a hit. But we'll never know until it releases. Hopefully, we'll see something good at E3.
***"However, new titles take precedence."*** Oh, so that's why FFVS13 isn't being released./s
Squeenix could remake FF7, which is obviously a very popular request, but if they did, Sony would automatically be entitled to their cut if it released in America, and FF7 would cost too much to only release in Japan. Only EXTREME negotiation would enable an FF7 remake. Not impossible.....but difficult.
Hear Hear! "Well done" is better than "Well said" They have to pull the finger out.
I personally think that there is a lot of animosity and between SquareEnix and the creator of FF and, especially, FF7, Hironobu Sakaguchi. He made so many great RPGS. They are having a hard time living up to his legacy, you see, and if they make a FF 7 in THEIR vision it would probably fail, like the last few FF's they have made, and they don't want to take that chance. IF they did and failed, you can bet Sakaguchi would have a smile on his face. But also, I just think that SE doesn't want anything to do with FF7 also because IT BELONGS TO SONY and they want to put this game on multiple consoles. I miss the old FF's. Well, actually I don't because I still play them. HA! HA! Now, what I want is SE to make a Dragon Quest in a real world fantasy type settinig and drop the cartoon crap one time and see how it turns out. I bet it's simplicity in a grim real setting would rule the world. #22
After viewing Final Fantasy Versus footage, it's quite possible that Versus could potentially equal the quality of Final Fantasy VII. Surpassing it is something Dark Sniper won't even speak of, because FF VII is that good. However, a remake still needs to be done. PlayStation fans has been clamoring for this since the trailer was shown at E3 several years ago. With the great technology available and the resources that Square Enix has, there's no excuse for them to make this attempt. However, if the quality will not match the original Final Fantasy VII, then perhaps it's best if this classic remains untouched. $niper youtube.com/therealdarksniper Twitter:@therealdsniper
Yeah, I think it was really stupid of them to show that PS3 tech demo of FF7 when the PS3 was coming out if they had no intentions of actually remaking the game... Talk about getting people's hopes up and then acting like we have no reason to get mad when they say they don't want to do it.
um, they didnt remake ff6 when they released this tech demo for the n64 http://www.youtube.com/watc... so why are people complaining now? and what about this ff8 tech demo on the ps2? http://www.youtube.com/watc...
@Lucretia - I'd actually never seen either of those. o_o Were they shown at an E3 as well though? I mean, just having a tech demo is one thing, but showing it at gaming's biggest convention to the whole world would get anyone's hopes up of an actual remake.
@therealdarksniper Why in the hell are you TYPING with a speech impediment, why do you keep saying "dis". It is very annoying
They did the same thing for FF8 on the PS2 when they showed the tec demo of the dance scene with Squall and Rinoa.
Jeez...come on Square Enix give us a FF6-9 remake.
I think they should get on with the remakes as soon as next gen starts. Hopefully half way through next gen we'll be up to a FF9 remake.
Writing in Third Person? lol What are you the Hulk?
Although annoying, Dark Sniper had been doing this long before the Avengers movie... Differently from this Hulk jokes.
I literally have no level of respect whatsoever towards Square or anyone who works for them. At least in Japan - Sorry Eidos. Stop talking about sh*t you have no intention on working on, and get vs13 out the door.
We don't need a FFVII remake on PS3. We need a FFVII remake on the Vita..if Sony was smart, they'd see how well remakes are working for Nintendo on the 3DS. If FFVII was remade on PS Vita, they'd sell MILLIONS. People would literally buy Vita's just to buy FFVII, especially in Japan
Hmmm good point, I might be one of them...
The Squarenix we know now i do not want them to remake a game cherished by so many people, a game that at the time put JRPGs on the map for a lot of gamers. A game that many argue is the greatest game in the series, a game that made many of us stay up for days to complete, a game that introduced so many memorable moments & characters. I can go on forever stating the impact this game has in gaming history but those who were involved in that phenomenon at that time understand where i am coming from. Sometimes a game should never be remade cause for the most part it will not end up well. Changes will be made for better or worse. Fans will argue & bicker about whatever they feel like arguing over. Eventually we will have these 'Why FF VII should never have been remade' or 'How Squarenix ruined FF VII' articles. As i was saying the Squarenix we know now do not have the track record to remake a timeless classic or can we trust them on such a huge undertaking.
off topic, but is your avatar the main protagonist of Persona 4?
Although I want like crazy to play a HD 1080p FFVII game with awesome graphics and superb battle animations & spells/summons/limits effects when I am thinking how much they might change it/westernized it in the end I prefer they leave it untouched much better than ruined it and turn it into another piece of crap like anything else SE have make the past 10 years, but if they were fully dedicated to deliver a remake that wont change anything else other than graphics/sound(orchestra)/ videos & add voice overs then I am sure this will make every1 happy and something like that would sell over 10 millions copies for fun!
"However, new titles take precedence" So, if new titles take precedence why the hell have they been releasing every singe game but not versus XIII?! They have announced a Final Fantasy X remake which is OLD and yet he says that?
do u like your chicken raw or cook...
How many new games have they put out, though, since that VII tech demo? On all consoles, just how many games have they released that WEREN'T HD remakes? In fact, how many other remakes have they even made? One? (FFIV) And making X into an HD remake is a LOT easier than doing the same for VII.
FF7 HD remake Coming soon... In 2053.
I thought Final Fantasy X was really good :)
Nomura, seriously, stop talking and work.
to be honest, the Final Fantasy series hasn't made a successful game to me since FFXII (not including spin-offs such as Crisis Core or Dissidia)..I feel like FF games are kind of just growing stale. they need to do something groundbreaking and new to FF soon or it needs to end. there is so many RPG's that are waaaaaay better than FFXIII and FFXIII-2, FFXIII-2 shouldn't have even been made. I like the Final Fantasy series alot, but, recent outings are NOT up to par with FFVII, FFVIII, FFX or FFXII. However, Versus looks like it will be awesome if they ever get around to releasing it -_-
What Happened to FFIX
Oh look its another article where Nomura explains why he cant make a FFVII remake... Here's an idea Nomura, why not just close the doors of SE seeing that you dont wanna give your customers what they want. I mean lets be realistic here the time it has taken to make FF13VS you could've just as well made a remake of FFVII seeing you said it would take years to craft FFVII from scratch... Guess what it has been years and FF13VS STILL hasnt even had a proper game play footage yet. Just my 2 cents...
Whatever happens with FF13 versus will either be the final nail in the coffin or it will restore the hope in the Final Fantasy franchise. I for one hope the game stays exclusive like REAL final fantasy games should.
Exclusive to nintendo?
Nope Playstation. But at least you didnt say Xbox 360.
He didn't answer the question AGAIN will there be a remake he just said a lot of people want one and new games come first.
Though I am still waiting for versus Nomura!
It needs to happen! Who doesn't want FF7 with updated graphics, animations, extra content and various other tweaks. If square screwed up the remake at least we'd have the original to play. Also i'd like to see FF6 n FF9 remade that'd be awesome! :)
Nomura you just keep making mediocre Final Fantasy games instead of giving the fans what they really want
"Nomura you just keep making mediocre Final Fantasy games" like?
11, 12, 13, 13-2, 14.
@pintheshadows - XI has very good ratings and even for the expansion packs. XII was also pretty amazing and very different from the usual. It received mixed ratings but I still think it was done very well. Now XIII and XIII-2 are just crap...
@Pintheshadows - Nomura didn't MAKE those, he wasn't even in charge of much for those, simply character design from what I know.
"simply character design from what I know" Didn't know that. Still, those are all mediocre FF games.
He was never in charge of a Final Fantasy game. His first Final Fantasy game will be Versus XIII.
Well said Noumura. FF7 would be a great remake but Id rather what else could they do. Versus looks promising. From what It looks like XIII-3 is going to happen either before or after Versus some ppl may not want that but I do. Other than that if your gonna do remakes atleast remake FFVI before FFVII. I agree that FF7 is a damn good game but its overated as hell.
Why do I still bother to read these articles expecting something .. ?
All i know is i want a remake of ff7 i would take it over any new ff games because the others have been let downs , i would settle for an ff8 one but i just wanna see all the ff7 stuff made all new and shiny i wanna see the summons on the ps3 like neo bahamut and knights of the round, i want to go to the gold saucer in hd with nice fancy graphics. just get it made you dodgey bastard
I'd rather see Final Fantasy 6 HD REMAKE...
I shed a tear for my favorite company that used to be SquareSoft now they just fork out garbage, I wouldnt even trust them with the remake now
I personally think that there is a lot of animosity and between SquareEnix and the creator of FF and, especially, FF7, Hironobu Sakaguchi. He made so many great RPGS. They are having a hard time living up to his legacy, you see, and if they make a FF 7 in THEIR vision it would probably fail, like the last few FF's they have made, and they don't want to take that chance. IF they did and failed, you can bet Sakaguchi would have a smile on his face. But also, I just think that SE doesn't want anything to do with FF7 also because IT BELONGS TO SONY and they want to put this game on multiple consoles. I miss the old FF's. Well, actually I don't because I still play them. HA! HA! Now, what I want is SE to make a Dragon Quest in a real world fantasy type settinig and drop the cartoon crap one time and see how it turns out. I bet it's simplicity in a grim real setting would rule the world. End of Line.
Please don't, there's about a 99.9% chance Square Enix in its current state would royally fuck it up.
I wish they'd just farm out the remake to another developer who will do a good job with it. Story and gameplay are there already. Just need to do the graphics and make sure it all works. I really have no faith in SE right now and they'd probably find a way to screw it up if they did it themselves.
That is a good idea. I'm sure there are plenty of studios that would jump at the chance to do it. Nothing about the story needs to be changed, the dialog can be polished to iron out translation errors, the battle mechanics don't need to be changed. All that's really necessary are audio and visual updates, and maybe they could add some content to it, like things they wanted to have in the original but couldn't put in.
"However, new titles take precedence." - Nomura "We have been waiting 6 years for 'FFXII Versus" - Me
my friend who has close ties with nomura and he says that the development of this remake is just awaiting funding they already have the game engine running. I'll tell you more when i get in touch with Kaz Hirai. /sarcasm
They'd probably just ruin it anyway.
Yeah, like how they made cloud emo in advent children.
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