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PSXE Poll Update: "A Final Fantasy VIII Remake, Please!"

Well, we're wrong again. This time, we figured the winner would be Final Fantasy VI, as many old-school fans say they actually prefer it to FFVII (weirdos, but whatever), and as it was on the now-archaic SNES, it might most benefit from a next-gen remake.

However, we definitely underestimated the number of Final Fantasy VIII fans around here, as that's the remake you want most besides FFVII. Even more surprisingly, FFVI didn't even manage to come in second, as Final Fantasy X landed the second-most votes; guess a lot of you wanna see the curvaceous Lulu in HD, huh? Well, clearly not as many who want to see the unbelievable intro and ending of FFVIII recreated in high-definition, which admittedly would be amazing. Is it possible that one game has the single best intro and ending in video game history...? Eh, probably not, but when it first arrived on the market over ten years ago, that was very likely a fact. Some didn't like the departure from a more standard setup and couldn't wrap their heads around the Junction system, but the fantastic storyline and awesome overall gameplay made FFVIII another instant classic in the legendary franchise. At first, I hated the idea of having no equipment to equip on my characters - I distinctly recall saying, "well, that sucks" - but I quickly got past that complaint after only a few hours of play.

Now, we shift gears to a new topic, driven by current events: it seems the PS3 Slim has popped up in a leaked video, and we're all wondering what might happen...will this become the default PS3 available on the market? And if so, will it be cheaper than the current model? Or is the whole thing just a hoax? Tell us what you think.

7/12/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (55 posts)

Scarecrow
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:27:02 PM
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It's fake

By the way FFVIII > FFVI and FFVII imo

Anyway not surprised 'bout FFX hehe, that game is probably the best in the series...(helps that FFX-2 completed it)

But yes I love FFVI but the characters are not that ENGAGING and appealing imo. The story is great though

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ZubraZap
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:50:57 PM
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I'm just not a Squall fan. He brought down the party in my opinion. Not gonna let the main character bring down the entire game.

@ Squall,
"Rain" on some one else's parade you moping-loser ...

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Scarecrow
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:58:38 PM

I completely disagree

Well look at Sephiroth

"Oh Yenova, oh mother, omg I want to change the world whine whine whine."

Even Cloud had problems

Almost all main characters have problems one way or another.

Minus Meis from Thousand Arms <3
That guy knows how to have fun! :D

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:33:27 PM

Totally agree with you Zubra. Squall was an immature, juvenile crybaby. I constantly hated his cut scenes. It's one thing for the hero to have inner turmoil and confusion but Squal did nothing but bi*** and moan throughout the entire game. It gold out quite quickly.

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Jawknee
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:06:12 AM

Squall was my least favorite character in the game. He needed to man up. His whining was got annoying.

Last edited by Jawknee on 7/13/2009 1:06:24 AM

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King James
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:49:07 AM

Squall was 17 ppl. He can complain, and he was a lot better than Cloud IMO. I think the most "mentally stable" character was Tidus.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 7:35:55 AM

Squall owns because we got to look inside his head, he had good reasons to be a moper and we never got one peep into clouds thoughts, but Squall was always thinking. "When I'm dead will they talk about me this way? Saying whatever they want. I won't have it!"

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Scarecrow
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:06:14 PM

Exactly!

I don't understand why people prefer a faceless character (like Cloud) rather than an expressive one.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 2:52:27 PM

There's nothing wrong with showing emotion and expressions, it leads to a more developed character. Squall developed from the very beginning into a crybaby and did nothing but complain and have zero self esteem and carried this through the entire game.

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Scarecrow
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 4:10:49 PM

Did you even play the game?

Seriously

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:55:20 PM

I've beat the game atleast 10 times, I love the game play. I would go as far as to suggest I'm more of a devoted FF fan than yourself.

It is possible that a game character you seem to enjoy is hated by someone else.


::looks at transparent case housing every FF game::

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eLLeJuss
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:04:58 PM
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Man i want FFX again!!! or maybe FFX-3!!! That would be awesome :)

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eLLeJuss
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:36:25 AM

LoL i know. FFX-3 then :)

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mexgeo86
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:05:13 AM

Save some for Kimahri!

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eLLeJuss
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:43:47 PM

Well the question is "what FF Remake do you want the most" not "what is the most possible FF remake". So I just answered honestly. FFX! :)

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kreate
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:15:14 PM
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how about just remaking all the previous final fantasies?

final fantasy 1-9 sounds about right =)

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Qwarktast1c
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:26:03 PM
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FFX is my favorite out of all of them!

perhaps it would be better to have a remake of X on ps4

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Alienange
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:39:43 PM

FFX doesn't need a remake. PS3 needs backwards compatibility.

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kokoro
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:26:33 PM
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This doesn't really have anything to do with the article, but I was reading weekly famitsu and was surprised by the TOP30 most wanted list voted by readers all over Japan. Of the 30, 10 are ps3 games, 7 are one the DS, 4 for wii, PSP and 360, and finally only one for ps2.
Here is the list:

1. Dragon Quest 9 (DS)
2. Final Fantasy 13 (PS3)
3. Monster Hunter 3 (Wii)
4. Dragon Quest 10 (Wii)
5. Dragon Quest 6 [REMAKE] (DS)
6. Nino Kuni [level 5 RPG](DS)
7. Tales of Vesperia (PS3)
8. Final Fantasy Versus 13 (PS3)
9. Pokemon Heartgold and Soulsilver (DS)
10. Tekken 6 (PS3)
11. The Last Remnant (PS3)
12. Bayonetta (PS3)
13. Tales of Grace (Wii)
14. Tales of Versus (PSP)
15. Final Fantasy Agito 13 (PSP)
16. Dream Club (360)
17. Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep (PSP)
18. SD Gundam (PS2)
19. Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
20. Dead Rising 2 (360)
21. Professor Layton and the Specter's Flute (DS)
22. Blood of Bahumut (DS)
23. Samurai Warriors 3 (Wii)
24. Metal Gear Rising (PS3)
25. Gears of War 2 (360)
26. Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker (PSP)
27. Magna Carta 2 (360)
28. Goddess of Destiny (DS)
29. The Last Guardian (PS3)
30. End of Eternity (PSS)

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King James
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:44:25 AM

the poll sounds inaccurate.

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Mr Bitey
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:51:17 AM

11. The Last Remnant (PS3)

Oh boy are they in for a surprise. Wasn't that pretty much confirmed as being canceled?

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Oxvial
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:45:49 PM
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holy ****

11. The Last Remnant (PS3)


squarenix must start doing games on the ps3 and forget the 360 seriously they are going to hell with that console.

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Douchebaguette
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:57:10 PM
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Why people want a remake of a game that was released just one generation ago, I do not know =|

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Scarecrow
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:01:41 AM

The newer generation...

Sadly most young-uns haven't played the other two great FFs for ps1 (FFVIII and FFIX)

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Scarecrow
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:29:04 AM

I know

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Ricochet
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:13:10 AM
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I loved Final Fantasy VIII, it was the first FF title I've played and I've grown fond of it already. It had the best GF's/Aeons, a nice Junction system, great storyline and cutscenes. It was the only FF I've played that was complete. I really hope they do a remake on this.

BTW, I voted this game as "The Best RPG".

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:19:00 AM

agree fully, Squall and Rinoa makes the best couple of all finaly fantasy games, even better than the Tidus Yuna combo. and FF8 has the coolest GFs from which all the following GFs and Aeons derive.

I still remember the craziness and toughness to fight in the backyard garden and the incredible hours I spent on to get the Tornberry, Cactus and Odin GFs in FF8, nothing better than that.

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Arvis
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 2:57:48 PM

There are few couples anywhere in the history of all romantic storytelling more engaging than Tidus and Yuna. Squall and Rinoa don't even come close, IMO. That's not to say they weren't an awesome couple, though.

-Arvis

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b3mike
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:02:14 AM
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I have to disagree with this one.


FF6 deserves this

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King James
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:41:06 AM
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FF8: Best PS Final Fantasy EVER!!!!

...unless FF13 or 14 proves me wrong ;)

Last edited by King James on 7/13/2009 1:41:50 AM

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SuMtOnE
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:55:34 AM
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since BLURAY holds so much storage... they should remake all. Startin with final fantasy 1 through X-2 on a BLURAY compilation. N call it Final Fantasy Collections... n stop remakin it on handhelds... i wanna play it on my big screen tv

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b3mike
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 2:45:05 AM

you know that won't happen since they can make a bigger profit by selling them separatly

49.5 gb's wasted

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KBsocks
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 2:23:16 AM
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FFIV is where it's at... for me at least :/
Throw in a real time battle system with it and it'd be crack on steroids.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 3:16:29 AM
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I dont agree because Final Fantasy VIII is perfect (ish) the way it is, to me its visually the best game ever made (in art direction not graphics), so i can understand why it won, but i really think F5/6 sshould be remade if anything

Final Fantasy V: Because its not well known ans deserves a revamp.

Final Fantasy VI: Mainly becasue i think its would be awesome.

VII - X in my opinion still look fantastic, for me they are still enjoyable and my favaourite games so i just dont think they need it.

As for the new pole, meh i've got mine fixed now ;)

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Arvis
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 3:05:09 PM

Holy crap, I almost completely agree with you... We should celebrate this momentous occasion!

-Arvis

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Geobaldi
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 3:22:55 AM
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It's FFVI and FFIX for me. FFVIII was just plain dull.

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Arvis
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 3:03:36 PM

Yeah, I voted for a VI remake. A legendary classic that has the most to gain from a remake. It just makes sense.

-Arvis

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 4:40:51 AM
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@ scarecrow i totaly agree with ur first post
ffviii is way bigger than 7 & 6 combined although 6 is v.good
squall was a crybaby sure.
but what about zell, selphie and rinoa IMO best characters ever in the final fantasy universe(along with zidane,riku,shadow that is)
1-8
2-10
3-6
4-9
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Dante399
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 4:52:05 AM
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Best FinalFantasy imo:

1.FFviii
2.FFX
3.FFvii
4.FFT
5.FFXii

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 2:45:04 AM

agree fully with your list and order

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fundando
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 7:18:59 AM
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I voted for VI .02

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cowboy828
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 7:23:41 AM
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Final fantasy X remake on the ps4
would make sense but I would prefer final fantasy XX on the ps4. just imagine what the game would look like when they get final fantasy XXX.
That title will cause problems for square.
who cares I am greedy give me another final fantasy now please remake or not.

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 7:32:35 AM

final fantasy XXX eh?

sounds kinky, lol ;)

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 7:40:42 AM
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^^^^^^^ lol

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MornelitheVT
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:23:25 AM
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I prefer Gran Turismo 5. I suppose an FF remake of some sort is in order...but long long after Gran Turismo 5.

That is all.

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mexgeo86
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:09:01 AM
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As far as any remake, we all have preferences but to be fair, they should start with the first and make their way up.

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robinhood2010
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:53:15 AM
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I really don't understand the love for FFX. Squaresoft peaked with FFVII-FFIX, and have steadily declined from there. This means I think FFVI is much better than FFX, and I played it well after. So graphics has nothing to do with VI's appeal.

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JackKnifeZero
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:19:00 PM
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I think FF13 should get a remake.

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KevinCairo
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 2:40:09 PM
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Gotta be honest here -- I'm playing ffvii for the first time now, five hours in, and it's beginning to bore me to bits...

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Arvis
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 2:59:00 PM

I'm also guessing you're around 14 years old. ;)

No insult, it's an honest guess at where you are in the "Video Game Time Stream."

-Arvis

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Kain81
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 4:08:54 PM

The true action begins when you leave Midgar...
believe me you will love it...


BTW i want a FF VI Remake
besides that I WANT A REMAKE OF CHRONO TRIGGER for the PS3

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tes37
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:07:12 PM

Someone gave me FFVII back in the ps1 days, and I had never played an rpg before, so I gave it to a kid who had his stolen from him. When I saw someone playing FFVIII for the first time, I went and bought it. I've liked rpg's ever since and I recently bought FFVII to play for the first time and so far I like it.

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Fane1024
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 8:14:48 PM

I had much the same response as KevinCairo. And I was in my 30s when I first played it. I managed to keep at it for 30-40 hours before I gave up on it. So, no, he may not love it.

On topic, Ben you should have an option for "none of the above" in the poll.

I want S-E to spend their resources making NEW games, like FFXIII. I'm not even happy that they've divided resources to make 2 FFXIII games. Pick one and actually finish it.

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Alienange
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:50:11 PM
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Kinda have to agree with Fane1024 there. Remakes would be awesome no doubt, but give us new games that are just as awesome and will go off into our gaming memories as some of the best games we've ever played. FFXIII plus FFXIIIvs and now FFIV ? Stop announcing games and start releasing games!

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 2:48:51 AM

totaly, i dont need a ff14 for now, i need the damn long waiting 13 and v13 to be done and released.

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