FM: Ever since we moved out of the polygon era of gaming, people have been clamouring for a remake of Final Fantasy VII. It might not be the best game of the series (though arguably could be), but video gamers have put this title up on a pedestal like it was the second coming of the original Super Mario Bros. Even when decent titles from the series came out after it (Final Fantasy IX being the most criminally underrated), people went back to Final Fantasy VII as the all-time best. And therefore, the demand to see it brought into today’s landscape with better graphics has been the top of gamer’s wishlists alongside Nintendo finally releasing StarFox 2. We got a movie spin-off that showed the possibility of what the game series could look like with a graphic upgrade, which only intensified the desire for a remake, and Sony even used a HD upgrade of the game to hype up the power of the PlayStation 3, whetting everyone’s appetite further.
But why Final Fantasy VII? Why the love for this game over all the others?