PSXE Poll Update: Surprise, Surprise, FFVII Wins Again
Perhaps everyone could've predicted the outcome of our latest poll, but we had to give other classic titles a chance against the almighty Final Fantasy VII, didn't we?
Not surprisingly, FFVII won by a landslide in our latest poll asking the readers to name their favorite RPG. Again, we apologize if your favorite wasn't on the list, but the most impartial way of constructing such a selection was to pick those that simply boasted the highest overall review average. Final Fantasy X put in a fine showing for second place, though, and in an extra surprise, Fallout 3 was a very close third. This only continues to prove our theory that the latest titles have more of an impact on our memories; we get the feeling that titles like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VIII might top Fallout 3 if we ran the same exact poll again in five years... But anyway, it shouldn't really come as any surprise that FFVII remains the favorite of the majority, and this should further prove that a remake would be an exceedingly good idea. Square-Enix could really rake in the bucks with such a project, despite the obvious - and totally depressing - fact that they have absolutely no intention to do so.
But this got us to thinking: next to FFVII, what's the FF you would most want to see remade in a spiffy next-gen format? We'll go as far as Final Fantasy X just because we can certainly conceive of a flashier presentation and even clearer and more defined character models. Wouldn't it be nice to see Lulu in HD in all her curvaceous glory? Then again, maybe we just need to leave the sprites of FFVI behind forever and watch the madness of Kefka play out before our eyes in a way we could never have imagined back in the early '90s. We'll be interested to see which gets your vote...
7/5/2009 Ben Dutka