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FFVII Re-Release: Proof That A Remake Would Be Lucrative

I hate to do this. I really do. But it's just one of those logical trains of thought that give a man hope, despite the fact that said train could be a runaway.

So Final Fantasy VII is now available to download in digital form from the PlayStation Store. It went up during the week of E3 and since that time - in only about three weeks, mind you - it has been purchased over 100,000 times. At $9.99 a pop, that's some decent money for the people behind the scenes and it proves something else, beyond any shadow of a doubt: FFVII is still huge. For my part, I have always considered FFVII to be the best RPG I've ever played, but...well, that was 12 years ago. I'm well aware of how gamers tend to deify certain games over long spans of time (thanks, nostalgia), but given the gigantic technology gap and this whole new generation of gamers who never even had a PS1, I would've expected to see FFVII's popularity fade. Granted, all those people downloading FFVII may be long-time fans who just want to play it again, but I get the feeling that at least some of the purchasers are new adopters. You know, those who have always heard about it but never got the chance to play it.

This gives me hope. Because if there's one thing Square-Enix responds to, it's the potential for big profit. Perhaps they too believed that FFVII had lost some of its luster, especially outside of Japan. And yes, they're clearly more interested in catering to the worldwide demographic these days. But what if the world just proved that they want a remake? Up until this point, I understood Square-Enix's reluctance; it would take time and resources that are probably better spent on the future. But now, it almost seems silly not to do that which is bound to be huge... Obviously, it still seems incredibly unlikely, as S-E has their hands full with many projects; FFXIII, FF Versus XIII, FFXIV, FF Agito XIII, etc. I seriously doubt they can "squeeze in" a FFVII remake project, which they've already said would have to be huge (in terms of time and manpower). But even so, this re-release of FFVII is verifiable proof that this game is, and remains, legendary. We never had such proof before.

Yeah, I want Kingdom Hearts 3, too. But I think it's very clear now that an immense number of people would respond to a FFVII remake and in the end, it may be the only game that actually steps across all time boundaries. A remake would not only cater to the original fans of the game, but due to its continued legacy, it would also appeal to members of the new generation who would love to see what all the fuss is about...provided it comes to them in a next-gen format. Hell, some have already wanted to see it with the original graphics, so what does that tell you? Furthermore, you've got "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children" out there, keeping the spirit of the game alive, and keeping the name in the public eye. Look, I know it'll probably never happen, but when we have empirical evidence like this, it gets me thinking...

6/25/2009 Ben Dutka

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Riku994
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 11:36:38 AM
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*Facepalm* And now my hopes are existant again.

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fundando
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 12:09:11 PM

Seriously ALL OF US want this. Give the fanboys what they want!

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Scarecrow
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 1:10:31 PM

No, we don't all want it

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 2:46:43 AM

Anyone that doesn't want this should realize it benefits those that want it more than it negatively effects those that don't want it.

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Arvis
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 11:43:28 AM
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How can this NOT happen, eventually? When you've got a potential market THAT huge... when you have this many people BEGGING for a product... how do you not jump on that?

-Arvis

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:43:55 PM

They will, eventually it will happen. Just be patient and let the process run its course.

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 9:59:33 PM

I have a bad feeling about this game being remade. If it's not a Sony exclusive the internet will explode with people saying "coulda been better on Blu-ray" or "have fun switching disks"... And god forbid SE makes this a 360 exclusive, which is not out of the realm of possibility.

If this game gets remade, it will be reduced to console war ammunition among fanboys who don't understand what a game is. Leave it as it is, a great game from a great developer.

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Soultaker
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 11:45:32 AM
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I bet when Square-Enix responds that they are going to do a FFVII remake its going to be like the shot heard around the world. I'm all for a Remake :D have been and I played FFVII originally on the PC lol darn number pad!!

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G-WiZ199
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 11:51:51 AM
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Ok, Ben no need to write anymore articles about it. As a loyal fan and a self proclaimed gaming activist, I say we come together and sign a petition for a FFVII remake and bring it to Square Enix's doorstep with @ least 100k fans chanting RAGNAROK!!!...Only then will they get the point

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Deathstriker
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 11:54:51 AM
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ive said it once and ill say it again if FF7 remake comes back...ill slam 200 dollors on the table just for the standard edtion

JUST FOR THE FUCKING DEMO!!! lol ff7 is badass and of course it was annoying running thru the winter paths to get to alexzandria material...but it was fucking fun and worth it

plus tifa is sexy :D

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OverlordZero
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 11:55:50 AM
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I think they got the wrong message. Earlier today i read the Japan PSN got the original final fantasy(which isnt too bad). I dont think they want to do a FF7 remake, possibly theyre allergic to money , who knows.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 4:59:09 PM

@OverlordZero,
Yup, the 1st Final Fantasy came out last night, (it's size is 60MB).

And if anyone want's the info on FF-1....

Final Fantasy Coming to Japanese PlayStation Store

http://scrawlfx.com/2009/06/final-fantasy-coming-to-japanese-playstation-store

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 12:05:31 PM
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Id like a remake but I'm worried with Squares sudden hunger for multiplatform money this would go to xbox not be made to exploit all the PS3's abilities and features. Also my love for the classic makes think it should just be left alone. I don't know why but the blocky models and jaggy design gives this game such a unique feel and look.

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Soultaker
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 12:16:56 PM

From what Ben told me couple days ago Sony has a big portion of FF7 or something. So if they think they're going to put FF7 on the 360 they can think again because i'm sure Sony will have something to say about that.

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 12:32:23 PM

Guess that makes sense. Sony did publish Advent Children.

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Oxvial
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 1:08:30 PM

I thats true then we are never going to see FFVII remake...that thing would kill the 360 and we all know how now squarenix is the new microsoft whore.

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godsman
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 12:32:00 PM
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When the FFVII that almost everyone played sells 100000, outsells the game that no one played yet, FXIII demo. It is telling SE something. That there's potential profit in this game.

I understand that its expensive to make games these days. I can see how they rather spend the time and effort to make a fresh game instead. At least make an FFVII-2 instead of a cheap spinoff, just keep the same gameplay.

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Alienange
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 12:37:42 PM
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Squeenix keeps hoping the next one in the series is as popular as FFVII was. For some reason it never quite reaches the legacy... And it's because of the main character! Cloud was an awesome character surrounded by awesome characters! The guy with the bird in his hair makes me queezy. Why can't they bring the series back to being cool?

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Arvis
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:30:15 PM

FFVII also had characters like Cait Sith, you know. Not everything in that game was a home run. For my money, I'd say VIII and X had the strongest character ensembles. But the FFVII cast is right there behind those two, tied with VI and XII, imo.

-Arvis

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Alienange
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:46:47 PM

lol @ Cait Sith. I hear yah. For PSOne VIII, and PS2 X. For sure. But tied with XII? Nah, they had a great thing going there but the characters failed.

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Zemus101
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:51:15 PM

I also agree that FFVIII had one of the best characters ensembles. Honestly I think I would just like to keep the games I played when I was younger the way they are. I do however love that they are being re-released in digital format. Although I've only played FFVII for a handful of hours and can't seem to really get back into it (probably cuz I've been through it oh so many times, although not in at least 7 years) I think I would rather go through FFVIII or IX again, take it anywhere with my PSP.

I bought FFXII when it was first released, the collectors edition even. Umm ...well, I honestly did not like the game at all :P Which was sad, cuz now the last FF I played that I liked was FFX (I'm not including FFXI in this because I played it for years, but it's not the usual FF) :P I dunno if I just grew out of it or what, but I tried to like FFXII. Just did not enjoy much of it at all... not going to get into all the things I didn't like, but I've tried to get through it twice now since buying it. Stopping at about 30 hours both times.

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Alienange
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 4:24:45 PM

It's because it doesn't GO anywhere and the main character is a dweeb. I mean honestly ... I thought the battle system was decent, the exploration and enemies were good enough. But who wants to play as a dweeb who ends the game still as a dweeb?

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Arvis
Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 11:52:04 AM

The only things XII did wrong was make the Player Character the weakest one in the game, and they made the story too subtle for most gamers. I'm playing through the game a 2nd time with the subtitles ON and I'm understanding the weight of it much more and really appreciating it's depth and complexity.

But seriously, think about FFXII's characters:

Ashe - a total b-word at times, but COMPLETELY breaks away from the "helpless princess" motif. A very refreshing female lead, full of strength. :)

Balthier - the coolest character to come out of Final Fantasy since Auron. No one in VIII or IX came close to this guy's awesomeness.

Basch - the man who SHOULD have been the Player Character, by all accounts. Great backstory with plenty of twists. A character you can really root for.

Fran - the sexiest character to come out of Final Fantasy since Tifa. Don't get me wrong, I love Quistis and Lulu, but everything about Fran is appealing. Exotic looks and skin tone, gorgeous white hair, and a voice I could listen to all day every day for all eternity.

Penelo - an absolutely lovable, adorable sidekick with a cute and caring personality. The perfect "Everyman" to go with the ensemble. If she were a real person, I would probably be madly in love with her.

Vaan - a dweeb. The sole reason so many people gave up on the game.

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Deleted User
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 12:39:38 PM
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I've never played FFVII, and I didnt buy it on the PSN, because I doubt with all the time that's gone on between when it was released and now that I would enjoy it as much as people did when it first came out. and I love RPG's but since I never owned a PS2 or PS1 I've never played a Final Fantasy game at all actually.

That being said, if they DID remake it, it'd finally make me feel like it'd actually be worth it to pick it up.

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 1:08:14 PM

Just play it now. It's worth it.

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Arvis
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:33:13 PM

You love RPGs but never owned a PS1 or PS2??

What on earth have you been playing for the last ten years? :D

-Arvis

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Alienange
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:49:42 PM

@ Zest - don't leave us hanging like that! What rpgs have you played?

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Zemus101
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:56:18 PM

Well take into consideration that this guy might be like 13 or something. Not saying you are! But, that seems likely if you love RPGs but never owned a PS1 or 2. Umm ..and yes, it's only $10 and if you have a PSP it looks wonderful (Although It's froze on me twice now :P) so pick up FFVII cuz it's a pretty good game even today. Especially once you hit that world map :D

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Deleted User
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 7:41:53 PM

yes, I've had a bad run as far as buying the right systems goes. last 10 years I havent been hardly playing anything, constantly WISHING I would have gone with a Playstation system instead.

my love of RPG's is from the SNES, now that I have a PS3 I'm finally getting back into them.

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BlinkBoy
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 12:58:45 PM
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I think the biggest problem for Square Enix is to find the time to do it, and get the original team back together - I think they are scattered all of different companies in Japan now.

Only the original FFVII crew should remake this.

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Alienange
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:51:52 PM

Why? The story is done. The scenes are done. Any clown can get artists to redraw the game and get some people together for the voice overs. Heck use the same voices as those in Advent. You don't need no 'original team,' you need 'motivation.' Selling 100k of the original again should be just that.

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Midris7
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 12:59:17 PM
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You're right Ben. I am one of those new adopters. I had a PSone but I was very young and didn't know what good games were. Now I am enjoying this masterpeice on my PS3 and PSP. :)

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Aerifale
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 1:04:33 PM
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@ midris7 - SNAP!

i too am a new adopter and finally downloaded FFVII onto my ps3 last night. I've been playing it on the psp ever since and...to be honest... it is friggin amazing!!

i can see now wat all the fuss was about. 12 years on and this game still has me more pumped than any of the next gen games this year!!

i am officially an FFVII fanboy. Deal with it :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 4:27:20 PM

Welcome to the big show, I still have my 12 year old copy, scratch free, I should set up a friggin shrine to it.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 1:12:14 PM
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I wholeheartedly disagree

This game does not need a remake imo
FF needs to move on, it's been so many years since FFXII came out

And FFXIII looks like crap

They should just move on to FFXV

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Douchebaguette
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 6:42:03 PM

Y'know. You can hate FFVII all you want, but it isn't healthy now, is it =P

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Scarecrow
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 8:26:20 PM

I have the game since 2000

And I'm not hating, I'm stating that it doesn't need a remake.

It's a grand game as it is.

I even mentioned how some of my favorite SNES/ps1 games don't need remakes either.

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Douchebaguette
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 9:37:26 PM

I've seen your dislike for that game through every FFVII-related article Ben brings up =P

Well. Ok. You at least dislike the fact the majority prefer it over FFs that you believe are better.

Though, I kind of agree. A remake could kill the perception of this game, and there are so many chances to screw it up and spoil it, just like the entire milking of the installment did.

FFVII isn't overrated btw =P

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Reccaman18
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 1:15:04 PM
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Im one of the ones that was playing FF VII back in the day when it first came out. I lover the crap out of that game along with FF VIII and FF IX. If they do a remake, it will be freakin' huge. I like to look at the recent pattern Square has been doing with the FF remakes. FF I and FF II were remade for the PSP. FF III, FF IV, and FF V were on the DS. So, that means once they redo FF VI, they have no choice but to remake FF VII, FF VIII, and FF IX. Well, Im not sure about FF VIII, and FF IX, but FF VII would be a given. That is, if they keep going. Hey, we can all dream cant we? Hell, a remake for VII, VIII, and IX would be more like a wet dream! lol

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Victor321
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 1:25:10 PM
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Hmm, imagine an MGS remake utilizing the MGS4's engine. That'd be sweet too!

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 1:28:09 PM

Even better Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 with the MGS4 engine.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 1:39:43 PM

As much as I love MGS1 and 2 I'd rather see MGS5

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Hexen
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 1:30:30 PM
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Having not ever played a FF I am a little tempted to try VII.I don't know thought if I need to play the other FF's before VII to understand what's going on.

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 1:47:17 PM

No need to play earlier games. Each final fantasy is it's own game. None of them have relation to eachother except Moogles and Chocobos and some of the monsters you battle and spells and summons you aquire. each final fantasy brings new worlds, new story, new characters, new universe etc. There's no need to play any of the previous titles. Play VII. Is worth it.

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I_defenestrate
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:34:29 PM

And Cid!

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Scarecrow
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 1:40:49 PM
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Is gaming really ALL about the graphics?
The game's fine as is.

I'd rather see a sequel to Thousand Arms(probably my favorite rpg of all time) than a remake.

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Oxvial
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:03:42 PM

sometimes yeah!! I'm playin FFIV on my Ds and dude its sooo good! it really feels refreshing .

Capcom make some good remakes with megaman power up and Maverick Hunter X...damn I would love to see Maverick Hunter X-3 and X-2...I dont care for the other X games they sucked after X-3.

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Soultaker
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:17:54 PM

I wish I could find my thousand arms game :( its stored in a box somewhere in the black hole I call Storage :/

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Arvis
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:35:54 PM

An FFVII remake excites me for FAR more than just graphics. Upgraded character animations (in-battle and out), movie-quality cutscenes, voice-overs... I mean, can you imagine being able to HEAR some of those legendary cutscene conversations out loud? The thought makes me want to weep with joy.

-Arvis

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I_defenestrate
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:38:22 PM

Or, to be honest, I'd rather see a PS3 remake of FF III (Japan's VI). I loved VII, but it was already a jump ahead of its predecessors. Remake either one and I'll be all over them. I'm just saying..

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Alienange
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 3:00:32 PM

@Scarecrow - No it's not ALL about graphics. Just 80%. The other 20 is what system it's on. ;)

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Gone
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 3:54:24 PM
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Final Fantasy 7 was the first RPG I ever played. The commercials for the game had me in disbelief because I had never seen anything like this (SNES to PS1 transition). Golden Chocobo FTW.

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DaNgerSteVe
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 4:02:49 PM
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Square do us ps3 fans a favor and remake ff7 b4, you go bankrupt anytime soon with your crap games

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DaNgerSteVe
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 4:02:50 PM
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Square do us ps3 fans a favor and remake ff7 b4, you go bankrupt anytime soon with your crap games

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Willcome2Urf
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 4:09:51 PM
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I wonder how many of those ffvii sales were younger gamers looking to see what all the hype was?

And what percent were just old gamers looking to recapture that nostalgic feeling? (did the shakes go away? did you get your fix?)

How many new gamers will actually play through the entire game and post their honest opinions and not just what every "true gamer" thinks about it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 4:21:57 PM
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Oh Shit.

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Victor321
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 4:37:02 PM

O.O?

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Karosso
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 4:53:40 PM

Oh Shit indeed, did he just called us old?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 5:04:01 PM

Just... man don't give me reasons to believe a remake is possible because I know it's not. SE is very very stupid nowadays and yes, they will completely ignore a built in audience and guaranteed money in the sad hope that the next game will be the new bar to exceed when it just can't be anymore since the merger.

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 5:16:01 PM
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Honestly, I am more interested in seeing a new Squall and Rinoa repolish in PS3. Other than the original game, we have never seen these two characters re-appearing in any other places.(Dissidia does not count and we have seen a repolished Cloud, Tifa and Sephiroth in Advent Children, Crisis Core or Dirge of Cerberus).

And personally, I believe Squall and Rinoa are the best male and female characters in that RPG era.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 5:55:16 PM

I like FFVIII more

But neither game should get a remake

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 5:57:37 PM

Squall is one of the worst "hero" type characters I've ever played. He is a whiny bitch and throughout the game I was annoyed at his personality. I love FF8 for the game play and the storyline is okay.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 7:04:48 PM

Comment pending moderator approval ftl

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Scarecrow
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 8:28:20 PM

emotion > doll(Cloud)

But it's all opinion so please cut it out

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 2:07:55 AM

Cut what out? Posting a response to your comment in regards to my opinion?

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Jawknee
Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 1:45:53 PM

I never got a sense of Cloud being whiny until Advent Children. Squall on the other hand........man up.

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MRSUCCESS
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 5:53:10 PM
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BigBoss4Ever kudos to you for saying what I was about those two characters. I'm one of those people that say "Meh" when it comes to FFVll. It remains glorified by gamers and the media because it opened the doors to other RPGs like it, but in reality there were better RPGs in that era such as FFVlll, FFlX, The Legend Of Dragoon etc etc. Sure, my opinion is not a fact, but I'm sure plenty of you would agree Final Fantasy 7 is overhyped. That's not to take away from the fact the game is good, but it's not as good as its made out to be.

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 6:18:25 PM

I am totally with you on that, my posting under another article says it all as below:

"I would have to say -- with my full love of the game and by the mere fact that I played it thru 9 times -- FF7 is a great game. However, on the other hand, I would say in terms of the music and classic feeling, Chrono Trigger is better; in terms of the graphics and color, Chrono Cross or FF9 is better; in terms of the gameplay, FF8 is better; and in terms of the story, FF4 is better etc and because these reasons, I dont see FF7 is more shining than any of the above games I mentioned...

FF7's greatness mostly stems from the fact that it was the first 3D full-fledged JRPG at the time and it introduced unprecedented CGI and concept to the RPG world. However, in every category, there are better ones than the game in that era."

such is my opinion

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 10:15:17 PM

Can't agree my man, I've been with RPGs since they began and the FFVII love was there right away, because of the characters and story, not because it opened some magical door.

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Arvis
Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 2:53:53 PM

Well, I personally felt that Legend of Dragoon was an unbalanced, unplayable mess of an RPG full of tons of wasted potential. But I know I am wildly in the minority on that.

-Arvis

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slackernz
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 6:15:56 PM
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Slightly off topic... but do we know what that secret PS3 exclusive Ben was on about pre-E3? The only 'new' exclusives I could think of are Last Guardian, Agent and FFIV and we have heard about the first 2 prior to E3

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 6:18:44 PM

He has told us several times it is not a FF7 remake.

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LowKey
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 6:39:29 PM
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HA! I think if they remake it it will just end up giong to the 360 like everything else SE makes nowadays, lol

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 8:15:50 PM

Maybe not. Some one said above that Ben said Sony owns a piece of FFVII. now that I think about it that would make sense. Everything FFVII has always been Sony, even Advent Children was published or at least distributed by Sony. FFVII won't go up Xbox Live. As of today Versus XIII is still Sony exclusive. Let's hope any FFVII remake stays with the PS3. Xbox will gimp it.

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MRSUCCESS
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 6:47:22 PM
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@BigBoss4Ever; That pretty much sums up my opinion as well. It was very well said. I'll say users with great icons think alike ^_^.

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 7:38:13 PM

thank you for your comments. and salute to your icon. :D

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556pineapple
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 9:37:47 PM
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The remake will be their Ace-in-the-Hole in case they come out with too many bad games. It will come out someday, it will probably not be for a while.

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Alienange
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 11:13:42 PM

You're probably right.

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Strker777
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 11:13:28 PM
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My Fav FF games from best to worst. Only concerns the games I played. I respect your opinions.(:
1. FF 10
2. FF 8
3. FF 7
4. FF 4
5. FF 11
6. FF 2
7. FF 12
8. FF 5 Probably the worst FF game a person could play! Two other things, What's all the hype about FF XIII when we should be more interested in FF VXIII? Frankly, I believe FF VXIII have way better looking graphics than FF XIII. and hopefully I will play the other FF games I missed! Sry if this post offended anyone.(:

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 11:32:43 PM

I think since Versus is going to be way far off people just want to focus on the game we might actually get next year.

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Kangasfwa
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 11:44:44 PM
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If only I enjoyed turn based combat

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 2:10:39 AM

I wish I had your dilemma.

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OriginalSin
Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 4:09:08 AM
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I think FFVII still holds my personal record of gaming hours played EVER.... then FFVIII in second....

FFX was also great in my opinion.

If they remake FFVII it will be a guaranteed hit. All us "old timers" that's been begging for this will get it on day one... The new/younger generation will also pick it up soon afterward just because I think it's a game that will appeal to any generation...

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gungrave
Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 7:16:53 AM
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I love FF7, the only rpgs I played before were the phantasy star and Shining force series on the Genesis. I wouldn't mind picking up this game again with updated graphics.


****************SPOILER ALERT******************

My only regret is that I never got attached to Aeris. I always chose Tiffa over her, so when she died I was shocked but I didn't feel the sadness that so many experienced.

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Deadman
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 7:56:29 PM

So she would be a stronger character I gave her the better Materia so when she died all of those were gone I dont know if Ill ever get those back.
As for the remake I think what made the game great would be lost in translation it would be a mess with the FFVII tag somewhere on it After I played Crisis Core it propelled me even more to believe this. An RPG where you level up at random? Yeah.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 2:18:52 PM
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I think that a Final Fantasy VII PS3 remake will be made around the end of the whole hype with their new games. I really like seeing what new things that Square-Enix is bringing out. Maybe they could make it simultaneously along side Kingdom Hearts 3. Hell, they could have Sephiroth and Cloud from the PS3 remake in it. This may be a little off subject, but I think it would be neat if Kingdom Hearts 3 included a Toy Story world. I wanna run around as a plush Sora or something, that would be awesome! xD Anyway, I can wait for a PS3 remake as long as it ends up coming anyway, which it will. They just have their hands full at the moment. Square-Enix, I've read this in an interview, and stated that to make a PS3 remake of FFVII, they want to get the orignal members that made Final Fantasy VII from the good 'ol PS1 days and make it with the same visual standpoint as they did over 10 years ago, and this was when that Blue Dragon game was still being worked on, lol. I know that because it said that some of the original members of the team that made FFVII were still in the works on the DS Blue Dragon game.

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KrimsonKaos
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 9:41:30 PM
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Seriously, just give up.
It isn't gonna happen and SHOULDN'T happen.

You are just embarrassing yourself. I don't want to read every month how FFVII remake is/isn't happening.
Move on. There are better games out there.

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KrimsonKaos
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 9:42:35 PM
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Plus, what's wrong with the old version, NOTHING.
Let a good thing rest.
That's how Dirge of Cerberus happened.

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