Fan attempts to remake Final Fantasy VII with the Unreal Engine.
Oh boy , it will quickly die with fire , why bother ? Square didnt even allow a rather decent pc chrono trigger remake , when they do nothing with the franchise (besides a crappy ds port) ... no way they'll let a FF7 project alive
We can still hope, right? I dont understand why they haven't made a FFVII remake tho, they'd sell AT LEAST 2m+ just with a ps3 version, and knowing square they'd make it multiplat so it'd be 3-4m copies sold. I really don't care if its on one console or another, I just want to play a FFVII remake.
2m+? lol try 10m+. I would even go out on a limb and say it could compete with MW3's lifetime sales.
Gotta agree with MajorJackHoff that a Final Fantasy VII remake could compete with any game out there sales wise, but quality wise...dunno...Square-Enix just don't have the magic of Square,
""I dont understand why they haven't made a FFVII remake tho"" What I don't understand is why people keep asking about a FFVII remake when there are better games out there that could be remade, some of which haven't even seen the light in 3D form yet. Not to mention they haven't even finished games that they announced years ago, like FF VersusXIII.
You guys are seriously over-estimating the potential sales of a FFVII remake.
over estimating ? Dude derivative ff7 spin off crap sold like crack , the psn psone release is consistantly at the top of psn sales , and any jrpg fan , even the younger ones that wouldnt touch ff7 knows it's a legendary entry in most minds . Dirge of cerberus , a game most knew was awful , still sold a million . The excellent crisis Core sold 3 millions .. and tha dvent children movie over 4 millions in dvd alone . Final fantasy XIII , a game many believes to be widely hated , and at the very least very controversial , sold over 6 millions . A well done and marketed remake would easily outsell that and get close to the original's 10 millions
Portable Chrono Trigger was awesome, what are you talking about?
That's what I'm saying. The DS version is the second best version. Now the PSX version that was recently released... that shows SE's priority. Instead of improving the re-release, they instead just slap in on PSN. I remember hearing the announcement about FF5 and CT on PSN during the summer. Why'd it take so long then?? I know people who could rip it and have it up on a ROM site in a day.
I downloaded the demo and it wasnt anything special, visually the graphics were alright, it was a fps so that was sorta lame, probably done to hide that bad animation. still props to the dudes who made it, still took some time i bet
This looks absolutely terrible $top while u can ur embrassing ff7
Yeah yeah sure...
the only bad thing are the animations but the project just started and they are just like 6 people.
@StraightPath Agreed. This is a project that is simply too ambitious IMO, even more so when they only have six people working on the game. Look at it this way, even with a pretty sizable dev team it took BomberGames eight (yes EIGHT) years to finalize Streets of Rage Remake in the form of v5 and that was a 2D beat em up. This project will never be anywhere near complete, not to mention the 1st person perspective looks God awful. Thing is, even if they did manage to pull off a miracle and get the project rolling at a legit pace, SE would shut it down without even blinking if they thought a bunch of fans were about to achieve what they claim is impossible.
That's what they said about Chrono resurrection. And they went from 2D to 3D. So what about a 3D game to better 3D?? And what about Crimson echoes? http://videogame2play.com/c... http://www.ripten.com/2009/...
Looks good to me.
Props to whoever made this
Not the unreal engine... Edit: Also this doesn't look like it has any of the atmosphere of the original. It looks so lifeless and drab.
That's what I thought too when I saw those words, but at least they're trying. For a SE quality game it looks subpar, but for a game made by fans it looks pretty good to me.
"It's good for a fan-made game" doesn't cut it really.
this looks a million times better than the original. The original is so blurry and the character models are soooooooo incredibly ugly that you'd think that Barret is a junkie without an arm and on top of that, naked so I don't know what you people are complaining about. In fact, Cloud looks like a lego or even worse because it has so many jaggies that all you see is a yellow and purple stain. Are you expecting this game to look like Uncharted 3 or something? Do you even know how many millions of dollars has Sony put toward the creation of that game?
@ Megaman_nerd: Hold your tongue. This is blasphemy! You could poke at FF8 or 12's graphics, for reaching beyond the capabilities of their respective systems. But FF7s look was just right for it's time, and served its purpose PERFECTLY. I don't think I'll hear any back talk on this one..
Disagree all you want, but if you people are never happy with what square are doing why the hell would a fan-made game with no budget, smaller production and smaller team do any better? Get a grip. All this will do is dissapoint, and that's if square doesn't file a cease-and-desist first.
Megaman_Nerd you're a dope. You complain about the original's graphics then accuse us of wanting it to look like U3? Clearly you're the one who wants that if graphics are so important to you. Do you have any conception of atmosphere, charm or nostalgia? You've been conditioned to believe that better graphics = better game, but that's nonsense. I still play ancient games that resonate with me far more than a lot of modern games, and I more or less took up games around the late PS1 to PS2 era, so I'm not exactly biased. Also, the amount of money you pump into a game has nothing to do with it's final quality. Take the early SNES rpgs. Magical games with minimal budgets. You're exactly what's wrong with the gaming community. You fail to appreciate videogames on an artistic level.
"Edit: Also this doesn't look like it has any of the atmosphere of the original. It looks so lifeless and drab." Sort of like Dirge of Cerberus :D
Wow, seriously? I would love to see you do better. At least someone's attempting it and not doing some half-assed job. Give me a break.
But looking at those screens, they clearly don't fully understand what it is they're undertaking. Everything about it is completely wrong. The oppressive, gritty and vast sense of Midgar isn't there. It just looks amateur. I'm sure it's not an easy process, but the fact remains that it just looks rubbish. They seem to be failing to pick up on subtlties that make the FFVII experience so wonderful; make most of the FF's so wonderful. "At least someone's attempting it" doesn't cut it in this case I'm afraid.
Again, let's see you do better.
I know nothing about programming and making games. So no. All I know, and all that's important for me to know as an observer and as a gamer, is that this fan-made version is severely lacking when put next to the original. I'd want more capable people to remake this game. I'm not one of them, but I'm sure there are people out there who'd do it more justice than this. So give it to them. I hate that response: "Lets see you do better". It's nonsense. It's as if to say I can have no critical opinion of a game unless i'm a programmer / game designer. Nonsense. I can say I don't like it without being obliged to do it better. If anything, my opinion should encourage those who ARE able, to remake it.
You see, your argument would be viable if you didn't completely disregard one tiny little thing. The fact that this "remake" is NEVER coming out. This is being done by a FAN of the series. Someone utilizing his skills/abilities attempting to recreate a game that he probably loves, nothing more. It's not meant to please you in anyway, shape or form. You're judging a few screens that are mostly character models/small portions of levels within the game and saying it's missing elements that are present within FFVII. Of course they are missing something. This is an INCOMPLETE project by ONE person. Why is that so hard to understand? Do you think every programmer/developer works on small intricate details when creating a level/character? No. They take their basic idea, create it and concentrate on tiny details later on. Do you really think your snide remarks are going to convince anyone to remake this game? No. The only people who are going to remake this game for the public are none other than Square themselves. If anyone else does, you can expect a lawsuit and a half. Stop judging an incomplete project. Yes, only PROFESSIONALS have that right. If you think otherwise then please, learn how to program, code, develop and prove me wrong. Until then, keep your non-constructive criticism to yourself.
"Let's see you do better" is an argument so stupid it's not worth taking notice of. The point is no one cares that some random fan(s) are trying to remake it, because the odds are it won't be up to standard of the original game. Also it's a waste of time because it breaks all kinds of trademark/patent laws, so saying "you do better" is a completely pointless thing to come back with. If you're gonna attempt to do something, do it right and make sure you can do it to begin with. If it's "not meant to please us in any way", then why is it being hyped on N4G? Stop being so butt hurt about the criticism. Most people with common sense know that it won't live up to what square could have done, and that's even if it ends up finished. Which it probably won't.
I wish SE never bothered with FF13 and FF13-2 and worked on a FFVII remake. They could have be around done with it by now and its guaranteed to be well received and sell a ton
And maybe, while they were re-making FFVII, they'd have had an epiphany. "OH FUCK, THAT's why our games used to be so good! Let's start making good games like that again."
At least these guys are making more progress and putting more effort into it than Square ever will!
at least they'll make one or 2 scenes before Square lawyers will knock at their doors ..
That's probably Square-Enix's New project with the Unreal Engine. Somebody must have leaked it. Unreal Engine is not open engine for Indie developers. Licensing cost a lot of money to be able to develop and produce games on any platform.
LOL. You are hella outdated. Unreal Engine has been free for Indie developers for a year or two now. www.udk.com
There are a few payment plans for the UDK, 1 of which they take their payment from the profits you make AFTER you start making money for the game. I know this because my brother and I are currently using it. We've been planning this for years now and are very close to being able to actually starting the project now. Just need a few extra programmers and a Kinnect for it's Mocap capabilities (which are surprisingly good) and then we can begin. If it's non profit usage than you can use it for whatever you want for free.
I'd buy it. I never played ff7. *riot sheild*. Wasn't much of a gamer during it's reign. But I heard of how cool it was so I was waiting on a remake but since that obviously isn't happening I guess i have to buy the classic off psn -_-. But this.... if the animations were better and it was 3rd person I'd pay for this.
There's nothing wrong with playing the original. Very quickly you won't care about the graphics anymore because you'll just be absorbed in the game. Then play FFVIII and FFIX, too!
Yeah, you'll not care about the graphics within an hour or so
You should also try Xenogears too. It's one of those games that had the Square magic back then.
For me personally, I think Xenogears is better than the PS1 FFs. Everything about it was great from the story, the battle system, the intercut anime at times, everything. If it weren't so horrendously cut & edited it probably would have been 10x better than it turned out. Its a real shame that we never got (or ever will) the whole story to the Xeno universe (I own the first 2 Xenosaga games, but they are FAR from what I expected them to be.) I really wish the Saga games were how they were set up to be (Xenogears was technically part 6 of the entire story, so the saga games should have been the beginning of everything...:sigh:)
I do love Xenogears since I love mecha, but I've heard that the Xenogears universe isn't related to Xenosaga since the creators of Xenosaga left square and published the new game under Namco/Bandai.
dredgewalker is correct. Xenosaga is not part of the Xenogears timeline, it just borrows some ideas from it. We'll probably never see the complete Xenogears story. BTW, Xenosaga Part 3 is the best of the XS series. You stopped a game too early RustInPeace.
You have to admire the dude's ambition. He obviously put a lot of work into this. Too bad once Square-Enix catches wind of his project the artist's efforts will have been futile.
If it's non profit work than they can no more stop him than they can Dead Fantasy.
remember what happened with chrono trigger?
Difference is Dead fantasy doesnt even use the official moniker and isnt even a game , it's doujin cgi "crap" . Some guys tried to remake Chrono trigger properly on pc , and were stopped right in the middle of it . No way they wont do the same for a property they actually care about
Reminds me of Kingdom Hearts.
Free roam with complete control during battles is really fun, FFv13 is going to be like this. I think one of the characters also use a gun so when you use them it's like a 3rd person shooter.
Lol, they are gonna get cease and desist'd
The screenshots look good. Really good. But then I watched the gameplay footage.
this guy must have worked hard you should at-least praise his work.
Isnt work if you enjoy it.
Have to applaud the dudes effort, but sadly this will end up as Chrono trigger resurrection.
What a tease... :)
The 3D models are quite good but the animations are a little stiff. Great work for a fan game that's for sure. Here's to hoping Square Enix plays nice and we get to see more of this ambitious project.
i don't see this as an succsess or as a proper FFVII remake, but the fact its made by fans just makes my heart warm, its about the tought and effort they have put into actually doing this..chances of this beeing good enough for a world release is next to none. but i respect the ppl who did this.. its a very nice tought. and if by any chance this would make it into the open market..this is far from a final version..its just a early stage fan made demo. i downloaded the demo just now and i'm just looking into it. the first person perspective is ofc not final..its just there for the player to look around and see how a FFVII remake would look like..a good example, nicely done..i must say. EDIT: the demo itself graphically reminds me of a half-life lvl..*one of the better ones* so the quality of the graphics in this game is that of a 2003-2005 game but alot nicer looking than the original and its basicly fun just trying out this demo..good job fans ;)
thanks for posting this link and helping s-e to find out this info a whole lot sooner than they would have, this will be chrono trigger re-make allover again with this project getting shut-down, but thanks to the peeps who are least trying:-)
Great...this guy makes a FF7 remake Square realises what fans actually want after it becomes the most downloaded game on the internet and after that they'll start on a FF8 remake which is something FF8 fans want.......and even after that they'll do a FF9 remake Glad someone is getting things moving.
ff is dead just like sqaure! wtf make a remake while 13 and 14 is a wack game
From my personal point of view we will see a remake one day, but i think they are waiting for the hardware in consoles to get alot better so they can make it like they want to. Hardware in consoles isn't good enough for a FF remake in my opinion.
I think so too, actually. Especially after the CHI movie Advent Children, they probably want something similar to that.
actualy i think i remember them saying a while back that if they do a remake they want the original team working on it
Well, so far it looks a LOT better than the FF7 remake Square did.... Oh wait.... ;)
Well if any of you think you can do better then by all means prove it but at least give the person some credit here it's looks pretty decent! Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!
The environment is awesome! the animations and gameplay still need alot of work obviously.