We may not have all the details just yet but Square Enix should be concerned. Rather than being a cash cow, Final Fantasy VII Remake could be a market flop.
Especially since today's children arent as big of fans of games from Japan and SE is alienating their core fans it is a safe conclusion to make that it might flop.
Remaking the original with updated graphics would have been nice. They are making a completely different game using the character names and title. I'm a little confused about this and not sure why they don't just call it FFXVII.
This hardly deserves the title of remake. It's a reimagining at this point with all the modernization. I'm refering of course to the most toxic modernization which is episodic releasing and changing up the story from what was shown in the trailer. That boss was not fought on a train! The battle system is another fight which has been overshadowed by the episodic nature of the game now.
FF7R flopping. I doubt it. Even though there is a lot of outrage, people will buy it anyway. There's just too much hype behind it.
@Quickstrike, it was film trickery, if you watch the trailer again you'll realize the background changes for the boss fight. You don't fight the boss on the train. I made the same mistake at first too.
Japanese games do just fine today, they dont need to rely on the really hardcore fans of the original to be successful, im a fan of the original myself and I don't have an issue with the direction they are taking the remake. There's also the fact that the demographic isn't targeted towards "today's children " and I don't know why older gamers keep saying that because what kids are into doesn't matter because most gamers are in their 30s.
Same here. It's really amazing how these websites are capitalizing on this FUD stuff about FFVII Remake just like many PS3 and PS4 exclusives of yore. This is just another one of many clickbait articles. Let's just move along. FFVII Remake will be the greatest gaming event of the 8th generation of console gaming.
It won't. Everybody that is complaining will be there day one to buy the game
13 Sold nearly 8 million so I don't see how you can even pretend your statement is even remotely true. Watch the trailer again. This time with your eyes open and not with blind rage. See where cloud and barret are kinda circling each other, looking around and watching their backs?? That's where the fight takes place. After cloud jumps on the train the scene switches back to the area I said above and that's where the guard scorpion jumps down.
I'm still waiting to see how they plan to implement the episodic structure of this title/titles....they have said each installment will be the size of a normal FF game, so does that mean they're producing a whole bunch of new content and essentially we'll be getting FF VII, but essentially it will be a completely new experience, with the major plotlines of the original intact but with a whole bunch of new stuff added? How much is this going to cost? Are we expected to pay full price for all the installments? Are they going to release part I in 2016, with part II in 2017, and the finale in 2018? Do your stats carry over between games? Or are the games essentially self contained stories with no carry over? So many questions. I'm not offended by the changes, but then again I'm not a huge FF fan. It's been quite some time since I've played a FF game, but this new one intrigues me. I just hope true fans of the series won't be disappointed and it makes decent money for the dev because this is something they didn't have to do, yet it seems they are getting ripped for changing too much anyway.
GTFOH. Its going to sell millions in the first few hours.
To be fair, I don't really care about the sales. I'll enjoy it, regardless of the sales. And in the best case scenario they might go back to turn based due to the flop, which is a win-win for me.
I don't think it'll do bad in sales. In fact, since they're releasing it in parts they're shielding themselves from too much investment in the project.
A pie takes the same amount of time and money to bake no mater how you slice it. If the first part flops they lose tons of money on the last two parts. Unless they charge full price for each part of course.
Pretty sure the implication is that they won't release the next parts or significantly cut down the investment in them
Idc, buying it either way.
And we wonder why the industry is dying slowly with crappy practices
The industry is dying because of gamers. They say one thing and do another. So if a gamers are mad about something, devs know that that's a good sign.
Industry is bigger than ever. Crappy practices suck for us though. SE isn't doing anything crappy with this game as of yet. Or at least we don't know enough detail to determine if it's crappy.
Well, I'm buying. I'll see for myself if the actual game is a disappointment or not.
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No. I've been a big Final Fantasy fan since I got my first Playstation in 1996 and this is falling apart every time Square Enix announces something about the game. First off, If your a true Final Fantasy fan then you would realize that this isn't the game we played in 1996. The game we played in 1996 defined what an RPG should be. I am so sick of this company ruining masterpieces such as this. But who is too blame. Them or Us? I say "US" And you know what we started all this by asking them to remake the game. Now your pissed because they gave in and they decided to change everything about the battle system right down to this crap called "Episodes" that you will pay for when available. It's absolutely our faults for this happening. For me I am disappointed beyond belief. At first I was extremely happy because of the trailer that ended the Sony show at E3. Then more news came to light with the battle system being replaced. I wasn't okay with it in the beginning and then I thought "Oh maybe it will be good" Then at PSX 2015 the cold news came about. "It will be divided into Episodes so we can deliver more content instead of releasing a short game" Really? Unbelievable in my mind. Honestly I don't have words to explain how stupid this crap is. Further more all I really wanted is for them to release a complete game. Just a complete game. For everyone that played the game all those years ago you should ask yourself this "Why in Gods name would you support a masterpiece being butchered to death? Why would you ruin the masterpiece that set the bar all those years ago for RPG's? Why are you letting them alter the game and divide the game into pieces to buy? I'm sorry that all we fans asked for was the original game with better graphics so we can revisit our childhood memories. Not give us crappy ports and redo the game completely. I'm ashamed of Square Enix and what they've become. After Squaresoft changed names it's been all down hill. The only games I did enjoy was Final Fantasy 10 & 10-2 and 14 from Square Enix. The rest were Squaresoft. What does that say about the company now. I can finally have closure about the game that isn't 1996 Final Fantasy VII. I'm done with Square Enix. Bring back Squaresoft and the original developers that knew how to make a Final Fantasy game.
No way. ...did you see how many people viewed the trailer compared to the other psx trailers? Not even close...huge interest in this game Not to mention how many people I've seen mention they've never played the original but can't wait to buy the remake
3 to 4 chapters at $50/$60 a piece and they'll sell millions. Definitely not a financial disaster.
I a FF fans since childhood. I feel extremely excited for the remake! No need to worry about the budget, I will pay no matter how much u price it. BUT! I want a completed game. I dont care how large the game is, i dont want to wait for another year or what for an episode 2 or 3. Also, with such a high expectation, you better make the game above the LEGENDARY level that it once had! U better send us all into a super over drive for this one!
Action RPG > Turn Based Bloodborne Combat > Final Fantasy Combat Dragon's Dogma Combat > Fire Emblem's Combat
"Greater then" No, neither are greater than or less than the other. Just because YOU do not like turn based combat doesn't mean that bloodborn or DD's combat system is better than FF or Fire Emblems and vice versa.
good, let them rot because i can't bare to see my favorite games being ruined
Game is going to do great with gamers looking for what it offers. They are who matter.
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