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Square-Enix Preparing To "Shock" Final Fantasy Fans

We all know about Final Fantasy XIII coming to the Xbox 360, so we're not going to continue to beat a dead horse from every possible angle. But damnit, Square-Enix loves to tease, and every time they have done so in the past, the results for PS3 owners have been disappointing. Will they disappoint us again next month?

We heard some time ago that the veteran RPG publisher is preparing a big FFVII-related announcement, and we can expect to hear it at their private DKΣ3713 event in Japan in August. However, here's another angle from a quote from Square-Enix's Shinji Hashimoto-

"You can look forward to the upcoming invite-only fan event DKΣ3713, where we'll have a major announcement that will shock the fans in attendance."

Oh, so now it's going to "shock" us? We knew going into E3 that Square-Enix wasn't about to make this announcement until next month, so we weren't surprised when nothing FF-related made an appearance during Sony's press conference. But we're starting to wonder...if it's in regards to FFVII and it has nothing to do with "Advent Children Complete," what exactly is it? Are we continually misinterpreting this tease, or what? We're officially tensing for August's unveiling, whatever it might be.

7/20/2008 Ben Dutka

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Nightshade386
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 10:39:04 PM
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It's probably a Red XIII spinoff...J/K...but if it actually is I'm not wasting my time. I learned my lesson with Dirge of Cerebus.

A FFVII (or FFVIII) next gen remake could change my opinion on whether or not I need to buy a PS3. That is, unless it goes to the 360 as well....

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SKaPiRaTe107
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 11:13:29 PM
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Whatever the announcement is, it is going to be PS3 exclusive. Here is a quote from a Square-Enix rep:
"The Final Fantasy XIII on 360 announcement swung the ball towards Microsoft. At Square Enix's Japan event in 2 weeks, they will swing the ball back towards Sony".

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Zapix
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 11:16:29 PM
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Well, it'll be missed over on the other comments thread most likely, so here you all go!

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Um... Well... I know I'm definately most likely completely and uttery wrong, and while a remake would mean little to me since I know the whole story as it plays out (so it lacks NEW interest), when SE was asked about Final Fantasy VII Advent Children (ok, keynotes here, ADVENT CHILDREN! not the game, the movie!)...

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1UP: Last week, Final Fantasy Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura said that he's hard at work adding new scenes to the FFVII: Advent Children Complete Blu-ray release. Can you give us any update on that project?

Shinji Hashimoto: You can look forward to the upcoming invite-only fan event DKS3713 [taking place in Tokyo on August 2 and 3], where we'll have a major announcement that will shock the fans in attendance.

1UP: Both of you named FFVII as your favorite FF game. Do you think we'll see more Compilation of FFVII titles?

Shinji Hashimoto: Well, there's Advent Children Complete, of course.

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OK, points there... They were asking about Advent Children, NOT the games, but they avoid the question by saying they'll have something that'll shock fans... When asked if we'll see more FFVII titles, he responds with Advent Children... Um... We've already gotten Advent Children, it's not new... Am I missing something? The last question was about the FFVII characters being legendary in comparison to Mickey Mouse, and they said it was, BUT also mentioned that the kids who are now 15 were only 5 when it was released... Wait... Are you hinting to me that your favorite game was missed by the younger generation, AND you have some huge secret shocking fan news when asked about the advent children movie, but responded that more compilations of VII is Advent Children?

ladies, gentlemen...
I know I'm likely wrong, and I'm digging and picking at this... but...
I SAY THERE'S SOME HUGE FFVII GAME WITH GRAPHICS THAT MATCH ADVENT CHILDREN IN THE WORKS!

... ok, there, I said it...
Enjoy my insane speculation.

Last edited by Zapix on 7/20/2008 11:19:10 PM

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fatchad420
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 2:47:32 AM
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A FFVII Remake is still Iffy to me...

They could do the game justice or they could end up screwing it up. Recently SE has been disappointing me. I loved FFX and still play FFXI to this day but XII's battle system really messed the series up for me. And all the other games recently published by SE has been mediocre at best. All my hopes lye in FFXIII Versus.

I with we still had good ole' Square Soft, at least then there might be another Parasite Eve (For Consoles).

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Mystearica
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 2:56:26 AM
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FFVII Remake for the 360 would SHOCK ME beyond return!!

FFVII Remake on the PS3... kinda expected since the "intro trailer" debut

Man I've become so negative lately

Last edited by Mystearica on 7/21/2008 2:56:39 AM

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 5:16:07 AM
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They probably reviel that they are sleeping with microsoft for money, LOL sorry had to say it.

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Zapix
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 5:35:03 AM

no, they already admitted that detail in an interview with Kotaku. They said they improved their relationship with Microsoft, which was part of the reason FFXIII is going to the xbox360. LOL
Another part being money.

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 7:00:12 AM
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What else is there to shock me with? SE already shocked me by giving the X360 the FFXIII game :O, More shocking news? -.-

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daylight_dies
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 7:29:44 AM
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Haha!! improved their relationship :-D And their bank balance.

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Enfildate
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 8:03:43 AM
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I am now more inclined to purchase FFXIII because it is a ps3 exclusive. It will most likely be of better quality then FFXIII.

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Jove
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 8:10:40 AM
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is probably something that will further screw ps3 owners

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Qubex
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 8:40:14 AM
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Its all sounding a little heavy too me... watch out for the rain. LOL!

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeaD to HoMe"

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Deleted User
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 9:04:22 AM
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final fanassy < Shi*

Watch me get flammed by 1000 fat, white and nerdy anime geeks who would be a better credit to society dead.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 10:21:32 AM

Your negativity has always been borderline, but this one gives you an official warning.

You need to stop insulting everyone for being "fat nerds" just because you - supposedly a gamer yourself - believe the stereotype that all gamers are like that. I'm not like that. Arnold isn't like that. I don't like anime. Many gamers don't like anime. Now either tone it down or knock it off entirely.

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 12:30:08 PM

What are you going to ban me you little pu*** as.s.

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Jizmack
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 9:05:25 AM
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I thought i heard this quote before? All well just want a ff7 remake because my old one is beat. wanna see the final fantasy crew in hi def that would be sweet.

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Minishmaru
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 10:29:21 AM
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...I'm not gonna say anything until they unveil it. I just wish I knew what the hell "DKΣ3713" means. Is that like a street in Japan or something? A hint at what the supposedly shocking announcement is? D-Donkey, K-Kong...3-C,7-G,1-A,3-C...so Its something about Donkey Kong...Citizens Gone Awry Clash...everyone knows the Japanese to English translation always sounds weird so...

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MirrorSoul
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:45:53 AM
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I dontknnow what to think anymore.After I played 7 about 8 years ago and then saw the PS3 demo at E3. Every year from then myy hopes took a hit hoping they would officially announce it......I need a hug lol j/p....I think it will be a FF7 Movie of the original game. Yea thats a little out there but y not.

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Loogs
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 2:51:47 PM

Square-Enix announced a remake on the PS2 all the way back in 2001 (including VIII and IX too). They've repeatedly denied/confirmed a VII remake since then. I've got at least 5-6 different gaming mag issues that report this throughout the years since then, so I suppose its day has possibly/finally come!

Lmao it's been 7 years since we've waited for the remake of VII - HAH!

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MirrorSoul
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:48:20 AM
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I wonder why everyone has one thumb down for thier comments?

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Luan
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 12:09:26 PM
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So may I ask something? if its a PRIVATE Party, how are we gonna know what happens there?
either way i love every Final Fantasy VII title to a point of thinking Dirge Of Cerberus was pretty cool, so anything about FFVII would be nice...as long as it doesnt have the word Xbox 360 next to the announcement.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 12:42:21 PM
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matrixkurt: Yep. You're gone for a month. You can try again then, but if you keep it up, I think all the great posters here (and that's most of them) will agree that IP banning you would be no great loss.

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 12:56:00 PM
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Whatever

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daylight_dies
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 1:02:04 PM
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@Minishmaru

Well i read somewhere else that DKΣ3713 is meant to stand for the games they are showing at the party. I think thats only speculation but..

D - Dragon Quest, Dissidia
K - Kingdom Hearts
Σ - Sigma Harmonics
3 - Kingdom Hearts 3, The 3rd Birthday
7 - Final Fantasy 7 (Advent Children Complete), Mystery announcement
13 - Final Fantasy 13


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Minishmaru
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 5:14:28 PM

thanks! lol that makes a helluva lot more sense than my gibberish ;-)

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AscientDire
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 1:06:45 PM
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...man...what was that guys problem???

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AscientDire
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 1:07:20 PM
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Oh...and I heard Se is making a Halo RPG...lol

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Ed_Wayne
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 1:14:01 PM
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Damn, you're only banning that guy for a month? Make it permanent. IP ban him. He is so annoying.

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OtisFeelgood
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 1:56:50 PM

I agree. Ban that dumb*ss.

Edit: Permanently I meant.

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daylight_dies
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 1:15:41 PM
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seconded

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 1:25:45 PM
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Oh, if he comes back and does the same crap, it'll happen. But an IP ban is a last resort. Just trying to keep things civil. :)

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 1:30:43 PM
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I, for one, have no problems with IP banning. It's not my last resort - one warning is enough.

In any case, when I heard about this a few days ago, I nearly broke down into tears. I think my FFVII remake is finally here. Fall 2008! Believe! An FFVII remake would probably turn the tides around in the console war for good.

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Ed_Wayne
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 1:44:27 PM

Fall 2008? Haha, I'd like to believe. I just want it to come out some time within the next couple of years and I want it to be PS3 exclusive. They owe it to Sony. Didn't Sony use a ton of their money to advertise FFVII when it came out? And didn't they publish it?

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Zapix
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 4:50:50 PM

Well Arnold, here's to hoping for your dream of an FFVII remake! Not something I'd be excited about myself, but one gamer to another... Hope you get it! :)

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 10:09:29 PM

Arnold, I broke down in tears too :*) Finally, atleast in the back of my head and many others, we think the FF VII Remake is finally here :) And if it's not... SE should take one last look at their windows, becase after a few moments all that they will see instead of the outside world are a bunch of bricks being launched at them by my friend here, Heath as Joker and me... Lol

BTW Ben, I am really pissed that matrix was being such a big di** to you man. You and Arnold along with the rest of PSXE staff do an awsome job at getting us info, if anybody, he should be flaming himself for being such an ignorant bastard and not taking into account how much trouble you go to to get the news down here. I sure as hell would not need any of that kind of sh** if I was in your spot man.

Keep up the good work!

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Minishmaru
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 5:13:43 PM
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IP Ban him just to make him the first sacrificial lamb. Make an example so we can all live in FEAR! :-P

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 10:12:32 PM
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Tatsujin: Thanks, but don't worry about it. Idiots come with the territory sometimes; it's just something we have to accept. The bigger we get, the better...but we still have to deal with the added influx of morons.

But don't you worry. We get great comments from our readers and we WILL go out of our way to keep it that way, no matter how big PSXE gets. :)

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MirrorSoul
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 10:22:24 PM
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Thanks Ben and Arnold for Reasuring me that we can talk and conversate without being botherd about Negative aggression(I know i did cuss and go off on matrix a couple times and i apologize)..Keep up all your hard work...Continue at this rate and u could mabey take on IGN(You already have better journalism so we jus need more members :) lol....)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 10:28:03 PM

You and all the rest of the guys keep us going with that positive attitude.

And if there's a single IGN reporter who knows more about this industry than Arnold or me, I'll be surprised. Furthermore, if there's one that can match my past journalism credits in other venues, I'll be even more surprised. We'll get 'em. Just give us a little time. ;)

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 7/21/2008 10:28:54 PM

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MirrorSoul
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 10:38:05 PM
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EVERYONE QUICKLY GO TO IGN AND TELL EVERYONE THAT THEY HAVE SERIOUS COMPETITION!!!! (You,Arnold and the team will conquer them One day.....ONE DAY!!!Lol)

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The_Chimeran
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:21:46 PM
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aw, can someone fill me in on what happened with matrixkurt cause i can't piece any of this broken thread together. As for the article, i can't stand the pressure i refuse to read any more articles about the annoucement until this big juicy info is finally told. No more teasing.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:29:18 PM
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Guys, imagine we get an FFVII remake that comes bundled with Advent Children Complete? That'd rock.

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The_Chimeran
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:35:32 PM

that's completely insane arnold, but... if a dog has a heaven than why can't a gamer have a heaven.

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:49:10 PM

Arnold stop, your going to give me a stroke thinking about all this... lol, man that would be awsome though.

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The_Chimeran
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:32:06 PM
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nevermind i figured that matrix kurt was that *bad word*. ben you handled that well and it's kind of funny seeing how ben is the good cop and arnold is the "bad" cop.

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:50:16 PM

lol! Arnold, bustin down crime the wrong way! haha... Honestly, I think they are both dealing with morons such as Matrix pretty well, I havn't seen any one of them go off yet. (They're always all professional about it, pshhhhh lol :P)

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The_Chimeran
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 3:08:13 PM

i'm sure ben and arnold have used the edit tool a few times. but for the most part i agree it's always handled well.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:52:46 PM
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Jesus...the tension is killing me. I may have some sort of attack come August... :( :( :(

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 11:07:14 PM

Yea, Ben... If your dead can I have your PS3? LOL JK JK JK!!!

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MirrorSoul
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 12:38:35 AM
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Dont Die Ben.....WE NEED YOU Lol!!!

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vampko
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 2:43:49 PM
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please don't leave us with disappointment T_T Make your loyal fans love you again squenix!

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phdfatty20
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 4:35:35 PM
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what if square enix does give us a remake to Final Fantasy VII than what .................wait Final Fantasy VII remake.............on the PSP!!!! seriously if any one play the recent released Crisis Core game on PSP it would actually be better for the FF7 remake to be played on the PSP so you can ..............take it with you lol but at the end of it all it's just one gamers thoughts

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Knightedrik
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 8:48:49 PM
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This is it.. The moment we have all been waiting for. FF7 is finally gonna be remade. I am 33 years old, and I have been a loyal fan of SE for 24 years now. I have bought and played every single FF game thru to the end. And in gaming years, im an old man now. But my fondest memories of FF, all seems to flood back when I see announcements like this. I believe.. SE has finally heard the voices of 10 million hearts screaming in unison. Theres not a doubt in my mind, that around this time next year.. we'll finally have it. (Give or take 6 months.. SE loves the delays). An entire generation missed this game, and now they will finally be able to enjoy it as well. Althought theres a drought on PS3 for RPG's.. SE seems to be finally kicking it up a notch.

Ben you've shown the patience of a lion, and the valor of a knight.. but sometimes you just got to dropkick a moth******r. :)

Thanks for stressing yourselves to the max to bring us the good word..

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Knightedrik
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 12:00:07 AM
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Ok..ok.. So what the hell was the big announcement? Whats supposed to be so "shocking".. They didnt utter 1 word related to FF7 at the party.. Im so sick of SE's crap.. They are doing an excellent job of losing fans and pi**ing off the masses. All they have been doin so far is pushing FFXIII, when asked about anything else, they keep snapping back to FFXIII.. Personally Im not very impressed with the trailer that was on the net for XIII. And whats with this best buy crap. A cruel joke perhaps?

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