This is what a decent modding community and a long period of time can do to a classic title.
Thing is, when most fans think of "remaking" the game *THAT* is what they're talking about. Better textures and a few tweaks to the combat engine and story.
They should mod it so you can't change the characters' names. Look at the silly names that guy picked.
The original looks better, anything resembling advent children, dirge, or anything compilation of ff7 is just bad
The new stuff clearly looks better, its just out of place... No point in having a high res Cloud design if the entire world around him looking blocky.
Don't know why it matters what the name of HIS characters are.
@SegaSaturn Yah, because Cloud and Squall are clearly not silly names are they... /s
Raziel is not a silly name.
why what's wrong with Booken and Bellu? lol oh dear God.. @crXss I agree that the original looked better, males looked like males and females, well, never a problem there. I'm not fond of the Japanese's gender interpretation and find it rather embarrassing to some level even for a fantasy world.
All they need to do is clean up some of the Dialog and i'm good.
Ha. Speak for yourself. The worst thing Square did was show that tech demo when PS3 debuted.
By agrees/disagrees I'm speaking for others as well. People who likely realize that this Square isn't going to be able to deliver a game which matches those graphics.
@ Godmars290 I agree, the other FF remakes they did were just graphical updates. I think that's all that is needed. Just upgrade the textures/graphics and combat engine. They can expand the story a little, but really not necessary since they have games like Crises Core and Dirge of Cerberus. They should remake all the FF from 1-8. I would donate to a Kickstarter project for that.
It looks great. I never played FF7 but when i do. I definitely going to pick it up for the PC.
Hope you know how to install mods, cause the version Square put out look like - are - the "before" pics.
the version they put out looks worse then when I run it on the emulator.
Not everyone is brain dead or intimidated by PCs like many people here.
I agree square enix sucks big time and are lazy pieces of crap when it comes to final fantasy 7. why do they hate that game so much but love lightning so much when people have been wanting ff 7 more and cloud more for years? I aint gonna take a lot of time to make some decent bak drops and a better world map and such so freakng lazy.
@Godmars290 Installing mods might be a bit of an effort. However look at it this way. PC is the platform with the most BC reliability. Why buy a game for a collection, when the platform you buy it on has no reliability. I currently have over 150 games on my steam list i am not worried at all that i will not be able to play them as soon as a new gen starts. Hell i could upgrade my PC and still be playing games i bought 20 years back all in one place.
@ps3_pwns Apperently you don't know what it takes to make a video game. If they do remake it, its not going to be a little remaster. There going to make it next gen graphics. They would have to do everything from scratch. Over $50million to make and 2 to 3 years to finish it. So that has nothing to do with Square-enix being lazy. I can see where they are coming from. Why remake something like that when you can make something new. And its alot eaiser to make more FF13 games because they already have assests and a game engine that works for it. They have a foundation done already that makes the development alot faster to finish the game.
If square enix remakes ff7 they wont be able to make everyone happy either, imagine the whining about every detail that will ensue.
They like lightning because they can dress her up in a schoolgirl outfit or a short dress with cat ears; I'm sure they do the same thing with cloud too, but in their private development room with the hot-tub.
Google "Tifa's Package" and download the 13gb mod pack. It contains all new textures, backgrounds, remastered audio, high res characters, and more. And the installer called "bootleg" lets you pick and choose which mods you want to install, since you get a half dozen choices for about 10 different aspects of the game.
Final fantasy avatar and havent tried 7? Am i to assume you missed 6 (3) as well?
Don't bother picking up the PC version. Just buy the original PS version and then emulate it. You'll get better results for the amount of care you put into a game, which SE clearly does not care about.
Well good thing for you it was just released on the PC via Steam.
if it weren't because the backgrounds are pre-rendered they could mod even more stuff.
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it can look even better with the illegal mods. Basically has ripped models of characters from KH and crisis core i think.
Illegal mods? Technically, ever mod done to the game is illegal.
Every game comes with the clause that you aren't allowed to modify or manipulate the code of the game. It is technically illegal, but as you said it's not really enforced until someone profits off it.
Most mods don't actually modify any code. They simply replace assets like textures and models (such as the one in this article), or add on to existing code. And taking models from other games and putting them into another isn't illegal either, so long as you own both games, like SkyBlivion. The modders just can't distribute the models.
Software law is headache inducing.
It's not that confusing. Replacing models has nothing to do with software.
OK.. maybe they are, maybe they aren't... But the mods I am talking about are specifically the ones with ripped character models. s-e doesn't really care about modding ff7 but they do not like you ripping models from any of their other games. I think anyway.
This just convinced me to buy it. Should I get the Steam version?
If you use steam as your main gaming service definitely, but it is no different then buying on squares site except no steam achievements. I have bought it and I think it is a fair rerelease just dont use cloud saves.
my question is: can steam version be also modded as ultima version?
I swear square-enix is saving the remake of this for a really rainy day. Cuz whenever it happens it will sell like hot cakes. Same goes for Chrono Trigger
Nah, if they were saving it for when the company is in financial trouble or something, it would already be too late. A remake of this game or Chrono Trigger for that matter would be too big in scale. It would take them years to recreate these games. They'd fall apart before being able to finish. Assuming they try and play one of these as a final trump card in a desperate situation. Regardless, I do still hold a little hope that we might see these games redone in some fashion...
Square-Enix said they won't remake FFVII until they run out of ideas for Final Fantasy.
Sooooo it releases after the third Lightning game?
Anything to get rid of the Popeye tumor arms
I still can't believe why people want a Remake of FFVII? Enjoy the new games. Nomura already said that his favorites characters are Sora form KH and Noctis from FFXV and didn't even mention Cloud. Well he did mention it to say that Nictis is more clever than Cloud.
My whole way of looking at it is, why do people want a remake so badly if it's the 'greatest game of all time' to them? Sony showing that tech demo for PS3 was a bad idea.
I don't like it. FF7 came out at a time when the character designs still looked a bit like cartoons and I liked that. Maybe a graphical update would be nice but they really messed with the Aesthetic.
Maybe we would see a remake next gen considering creating games on them would be much easier then before.
It's really funny how this article about FFVII mods have more views in 6 hours here in N4G's front page & the new gameplay video of GTA V have less in 10 hours, u can understand a lot if u think that for a while, the popularity of this game is so huge that game journalists can't leave it alone, I don't remember a week passing by w/o an FFVII article, every1 want to milk it in any way they can, SE have a gold mine in their hands & all they do is releasing Cloud's costume DLC for Lighting.. retardation on a new level.
I believe there's a FF7 mod created by an indie dev using Unreal Engine..
It looks good, I really would enjoy replaying FFVII with those graphic tweaks. SquareEnix "You're" doing it all wrong. They are doing it all right.
Well, they have hands and a full face, so that's something.
FF7 IMHO shouldn't even need an remake the only thing i'd be comfortable with being changed would be all the 3D models fixed and then just stretch the game to HD quality and that'd be all really... but even then i don't see the point in it.
I like the former more...
I think it looks wonderful. I had always wished that the sprites in FF7(when running around) looked like how they do in the battle system. Now they look even better! wow!!! awesome stuff! but kinda shocked it took 15 years.
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