GamesBeat: We got to talk to the Final Fantasy VII remake director about future new versions of classic entries in the series.
I'd love remakes of all of them.
I want to see the series continue without the focus on cinematic. Games where spells are earned in side quests or given by summons. Where actual character development is a thing rather than unearned shows of emotion.
FF6 younger gamers need to know why its the best FF ever, better than FF7
what!? FF8 and FF9 were both AMAZING!
I only remember 7 being Amazing. 8's art-style was awesome but the story was a mishmash of I dunno what. 9....I cant speak to the story, but the elfy art style pushed me away as I preferred the mature, futuristic direction of 7 and 8.
I absolutely LOVED the art style in FFIX. It was a breath of fresh air compared to VII and VIII.
Too bad. You're missing out on a few of the best JRPGs ever.
FF9 and Chrono Cross please.
FF9 is one of the finest games of all time. However, it truly is perfect as it is. The vision of FF9 was definitely realised. FF6 however had a huge part of its script cut. Cutscenes are much shorter than PS1 era FF games. It had grand ideas that were bottlenecked by the SNES hardware. FF6 is the game from the pre-PS1 era that is in dying need of a remake. FF4 got its DS remake. FF6 needs its 3DS/Vita remake.
As much as I'd like a IX remake you're right. VI probably deserves a remake the most when you consider how ambitious it was but how limited it was tech-wise. Many, like myself, also consider it the best Final Fantasy (tied with IX for me actually). I guess VII deserves one just as much though because it was easily one of the top 5 Final Fantasies, but it showed up in the transition period from 2D to 3D and actually has some of the ugliest graphics I've seen in a game. The combat graphics were pretty good though for some reason.
They are amazing, but remaking any one before VII allows for a full 100% remake in all concepts as those games are not in 3D (besides FFIII and FFIV being put on DS, Steam etc) But it allows for them to do a bit more. I sorta agree with him on that notion. We don't know the team making FFVII right now and rumor is that its Cyber Connect is the team helping get this done. Nomura actually considered them to do the FFVII remake, so its very likely that is the team doing it. and really, who doesn't like FF9? Such an amazing title! (might get on PSN later this week now lolz)
FFVI would be great :)
never had a chance to play so I would love one
So remake FFXII already
not PS era so 1-6 and 6 is the most demand from fans
6 then 9 please--
How does XII need one? It came out so recently and still doesn't look that dated. That and the story and game were pretty horrendous. Easily one of the worst iterations from the perspective of someone who has played through them all. Don't mean to be an FF snob but people who like that game should seriously go through a backlog of classic JRPGs to understand how inherently flawed and thoughtless that game is. /end rant with heavy breathing
If they do the Final Fantasy VII Remake and decide to do something else OTHER then Final Fantasy VIII....I'd be so ticked off. If you are doing FFVII then give FFVIII and FFIX fans their remakes. "and we’ve noticed that V and VI are missing" and so are FFVIII and FFIX Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI are games that could be done for the 3DS/PSV
"Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI are games that could be done for the 3DS/PSV " So are FF8 and 9, and 7 for that matter. Thats not he remake he is talking about. Doesn't really matter about full 3D worlds. In fact the OLDER a game is, the more justified a remake is imo Every FF deserves the treatment FF7 is getting, especailly for 4 and 6, since there are many people who see them as the superior FF's. Also they really pushed the games in terms of quality. Just like FF7 did. It would be more right and logical for FF6 to get remade. FF7 got it because of its popularity. FF6 should too.
Not really. Final Fantasy 1-4 have all been done on the handheld Final Fantasy VII onwards is when they first started to create full 3D worlds. It makes more sense for them to get fully remade.
I think his point is that a remake could transfer the amazing stories, characters, and worlds from the 2D era. It's entirely possible and imo offers up the greatest sense of novelty since you would be playing something entirely different. I want the remakes that both of you guys are talking about though lol. 4 and 8 are the ones I could live without though just because 8 is really quirky and its story goes down the toilet disc 3 and 4 is incredibly short and light on side content and starts ambitious story-wise but also gets pretty goofy (lets go to the moon because we didn't make a big enough overworld).
Thing is, V and VI were remade, I have them here on my phone. They aren't great remakes but they still exist.
Those are re-releases, not remakes.
Nomura just calm down, focus on onething at a time. Don't get so ahead of yourself and get this project done first before you talk about anything else.
Really he has this and KH, and FFXV not too long ago, how about you finish one thing before even thinking about starting a third project.
To be fair, from what we've seen of Kingdom Hearts III, it seems a 2016 release may be possible. FF15 and KH3 are likely coming next year. 2017 may be the year of Final Fantasy VII remake. It just depends on how far the production is so far. I'm pretty sure it's been in the works as top-secret for a number of years now.
They're getting old... "Sometimes we think we can do it, and then sometimes we think maybe we can't. Considering some of the original staff, like Kitase, he's acting as producer, and [Kazushige] Nojima, he's doing the script - we're all getting older! If we keep going like this, the thought occurred to us that we might have to pass this on to a younger generation, without the original developers taking part. It doesn't seem like such a grand intention, but we wanted to do it with the original members." http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
I hope KH is a 2016 release. Would make it the best year ever with Uncharted and TLG right there as well.
Remake 6 aka 3 from the super nes day. God that game would be so epic in size
He is probably implying that VI and earlier FF games are going to be picked to do a remake. VI is definitely the one they would do though most likely which I am sure most people would be over the moon about and I know I would be one of those people. Man this is so exciting getting the news about VII being remade and now possibly VI !!!. Wow.
Please Square Enix Please re-make FF IV, AKA 2 on the SNES.
I would like that at some point in the future...but let's get FFXV and FFVII out of the way first xD I haven't really played the pre-PS1 games properly. I briefly played FFI, II, IV and V when I bought The FF chronicles & Anthology years ago, but I couldn't really get in to them. Out of them though I would say that IV was the most interesting, and I have been tempted to buy it and play it on Vita. I did play and complete FFIII on mobile and that was so boring so I hope that never gets remade! And I also never completed VI. I got close to the end but I got lost after a certain event and then just lost interest, but from what I played that would make a GREAT remake. So in short after FFVII SE should remake IV and VI!
Oh no doubt, I am just encouraged that they'd like to remake their older games in today's technology and hope at the very least we get IV and VI.
Please do IX.
They could remake the FFIX coca cola advert while they're at it! xD
Would like a remake of FF8 please? I completed that awesome game. I admit that I didn't complete FF7... But looking forward to remake.
Translation: It's too much work to remake games practically from scratch. It's easier to do HD remakes of PS2/PS3 games.
Would love to see 8 and 9 remakes, 9 especially as it's my favourite game of all time. But so happy with 7 finally being done :)
This could be the beginning of something huge. Imagine remakes of Legend of Dragoon or Chrono Cross happening because of this. Remakes of classic games could be the next big thing. Sony no doubt lit a spark that could light up the whole gaming industry.
:p damn I guess no ff tactics or 9 remake any time soon after this one lol
so i guess no ff8,9, tactics remake huh
Remake 6 and 9. Remaster 12. And fix 8 damn I hated that junction system.
FFVI would probably be the next best choice if not from the PS era. Though, they've ported every FF game from the Nintendo era to Android/IOS/GBA/etc, I'd just love to see a collection(with NDS 3D remakes) of those on current/last gen, and with trophy support.
Clearly FFVII has been the most in-demand remake because its the only Final Fantasy that captured majority audiences. Anything outside of VII, cross your fingers.....no FF game made the same impact after VII. On another note, does anyone else feel like Square should just focus on their Western titles like Sleeping Dogs, Hitman, Tomb Raider etc? These seem to resonate with general audiences so much better than their J-games.
I assume if FFVII does well, they will redo FFVI. They are generally hailed as the best two.
FFVI really deserves a current gen condole remake. FFIV as well even though it got that DS remake which left a lot to be desired. Both were excellent games for the SNES and two personal favorites. The only Sony era remake I'd like to see is IX. If Matsuno returned to remake XII that would be a dream come true but will never happen.
FFVI That is all.
Ff8 is the best one now with ff I'm a fan boy lol
If they are doing Final Fantasy 7 might as well add Crisis Core to the mix to complete the cycle. Would love to see Zacks story in HD and to see that ending again fantastic.
Just.. don't remake FF13.
I want FFVI on console that would glorious.
FFVI remake would make my life complete. I would also be happy to see V and IX redone too, though.
FF8 would be good to remake!
FFXII any day of the week
12 I more likely to get a remaster like FFX
I would love a 6! remake. But 8 and 9 deserve one to!! Remember enix, you guys once promised 8 and 9 on ps2!! if it's possible on ps4, please do this! There's already a petition at change.org for ff6. In 19 hours, it garnered 100+ signatures.
FF6 it is then make all the fans happy.
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