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What We Want In The Final Fantasy VII Remake For PS3

Oh, you hadn't heard? Square-Enix says they're going to announce a game "everyone has requested" this year and of course - of course - it's going to be the long-awaited next-gen remake of Final Fantasy VII. This is true because I desire it to be so. The power of the will is an amazing thing; my brain has twisted, inverted, and spat out the fact that FFVII is coming back with graphics that might rival "Final Fantasy: Advent Children."

But just in case Square-Enix isn't checked out on the game plan; just in case they require a bit of direction so as not to screw things up, I'm providing them with all the essential tips. Firstly, don't you dare turn this into some sort of remake/pseudo-sequel. Fans of the game absolutely require you to keep the story fully intact, which requires the developer to respect the original's classic plot and leave it the hell alone. Now, I will give them a bit of visual creative license and permit the use of a few additional FMV/CGI sequences in order to bring out storyline highlights. Perhaps they could expand on the scene where Cloud lays Aeris to rest (anybody who yells "spoiler alert!" right now is gonna get it), or maybe they could deal a bit more with Zack's back story. That's just fine, but don't go overboard. Secondly, this overhaul should be entirely cosmetic. The end result should be glorious; a veritable feast for the eyes, but if you tweak the gameplay or the pacing or whatever in any way, this FFVII fan is going to have some sort of breakdown.

I think the bottom line is that we've never really asked for FFVII-2. We've asked for a remake and now that we're certainly, definitely, without-a-doubt getting it, I want to insure that the final product meets with our expectations. There's one last bit of wriggle room I will award the team in charge: if you wish, you can add a few new pieces of Materia, or perhaps a few new Limit Breaks; additions that would add a bit of depth and flash without negatively affecting the classic, near-perfect gameplay. This upgrade will be one of the most sought-after titles in history if Square-Enix would merely take our advice and handle this project with a certain delicacy laced with an aggressive, cutting-edge approach to the visuals and atmosphere. Trust us, guys, this is the way it should be done. You'll rake in the accolades and sales. Now, which one of you execs has my check? Haven't I adopted the role of a consultant, here...?

1/1/2010 7:38:42 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (148 posts)

Reccaman18
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:00:13 PM
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This is exactly what Square needs to do if they do in fact remake the game. Now, if only we can get them to read this...

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:43:26 PM

I'm so thrilled about the remake, I honestly think they should keep everything the same, why fix something that isn't broken?

I mean it is without a doubt one of the best FF games ever created, no need to tamper with an already flawless game right? ;)

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:45:02 PM

I agree with everything you mentioned with there Ben, as long as they don't tamper with any little things, upgrade the visuals, but done to keep the same experience the original brought us, no need to go overboard, just enough will do.

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hellish_devil
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 7:35:13 PM

And they shouldn't touch the gameplay, keep the ATB just as it is, and don't do it an action/RPG. We already have FFVXIII for that.

And they should add some sidequests too.

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Akuma07
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 1:52:56 AM

So long as the storyline is the sameish.

Like ben said, i think it would be great if they added alot more in, like they have to make Vincent and Yuffie main characters, and give them their own ministories to flesh them out more. Aswell as fleshing out massively the sephiroth + cloud connection, aswell as Zach.

Adding stuff into the original, keep the main story, better graphics, MUST KEEP THE ATB!!! if you change the battle system to somethin like ff13s.....THIS GAMER WILL HAVE SOME SORT OF BREAKDOWN

there MUST be chocobo racing again!!!!!!



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Alienange
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:01:48 PM
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1080p cut scenes and fingers on the characters. Fingers dammit!

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:06:08 PM

and nipples on the girls. (tifa)

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:52:02 PM

have to love blu ray hahah

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Hezzron
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:13:08 PM

This Final Fantasy we're talking about here LV. You'll get your nipples on the girls AND the boys.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:29:03 PM

:) I'm assuming full penetration is asking too much?

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:34:29 PM

Queen said it best:

Dream on, dream on, dream on

Dream until the dream comes true!

hahaha

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ThePearlJamer
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:47:08 AM

I don't know what kind of music fan you are but that was not Queen. It was Steven Tyler and Aerosmith buddy...

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Geobaldi
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 10:57:48 AM

Maybe he meant Preen. Landscapers say "Preen" instead of "Dream" when they're putting that stuff on the ground and sing the song lol.

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to_far_apart
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:37:53 PM

oh wow, i can't believe i even wrote Queen, that's just pitiful on my part.
I meant to write aerosmith.

I have you know i'm a really huge fan of classic rock, nothing beats the 60-80's in my book, that was just a lapse of stupidity on my part

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to_far_apart
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:38:57 PM

thanks for pointing that out Pearljammer, really can't believe i even wrote that, wow.

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ThePearlJamer
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:07:42 PM

no prob ;) everyone is allowed to slip once in a while...

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to_far_apart
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:35:15 PM

that's true, but that was one big slip up hahahah you saved my butt there lol

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:07:15 PM
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I agree with your points Ben. They had better keep the Materia system. IMO the best magic/accessory system in all of gaming.

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Oyashiro
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:35:13 PM

That's not a opinion, Its a fact!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:36:33 PM

Truth.

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Reccaman18
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:46:54 PM

Hells yeah! Although, I did like the Sphere grid from 10. But Materia still kicks its ass!

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Jawknee
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:01:32 PM

What Ben said.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:39:50 PM

@ Jawky

...and what LV said.

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:49:34 PM

no better way to say it

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Jawknee
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:21:14 PM

@LimitedV

of course, shame on me. :)

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Oxvial
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:08:33 PM
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well I would be happy if the remake its just like the ones of the nintendo ds.. same game,better graphs and some little extras .

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Jawknee
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:28:13 PM

Or PSP.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:49:39 PM

PS3 or PS4 or I'm destroying all humans.

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TheIllusiveMan
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:23:30 PM
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My personal wish here would be for almost a 2 in 1 game. 1 would be exactly what you said, just small if any additions and obviously the updated visuals. The other would be like a reimagining for the gameplay, mainly to appeal to some newer gamers, and fans of the new systems. I know that's asking a little too much, and I would much rather prefer the 1st, but could you imagine a FF13 style VII? That would be pretty sweet... just saying.

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Solid Fantasy
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 6:56:10 PM

Almost my thoughts exactly. One like what Ben is describing and one to keep the rest of the fast paced gamers of today happy. With a titl as big as FFVII so many people would just rant and complain and give bad reviews if the game isn't remade to there exact liking. The more options we give them the grander the overall game. And with a total of 50gigs we Square enix shouldn't run out of space.

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Gone
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:24:47 PM
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Ben, don't you want a Final Fantasy Tactics remake for the PS3?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:38:02 PM

Oh, I gave up on that a long, long time ago. That's like hoping for a new 2D Castlevania that's NOT on a handheld.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:45:58 PM

SOTN is amazing if you play it than wait 2months and play it again. Seriously, I get about 6 playthroughs out of it every year. It never gets old.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:54:44 PM

Oh yeah, I'll play it through a few times per year, too.

I can get 200.6% without ever checking the map, plus end up outfitted with two Rings of Varda and the Crissaegrim in under 6 hours. ;)

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:08:26 PM

Damn you're L337 (PC gamer lingo, sorry) I'm no where near that good.

Bah, I can beat Red Ruby in FF7 in under 15 minutes.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:07:12 AM

Don't you mean IF Ruby leaves behind the character you intend...? ;)

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to_far_apart
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:17:37 AM

The most interesting man in the world can get 200.6% without ever checking the map...and speak french in russian.

Stay thirsty my friends.

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to_far_apart
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:21:53 AM

wow, now i just sounded ridiculous hahaha

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Buckeyestar
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:28:29 PM
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I'm trying not to get my hopes up so that they won't be forever squashed when this game turns out to be KH3 (I never enjoyed the first one).

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:02:21 PM

the second one is extremely better than the first one so if you have the time and the money i suggest you give it a try if you enjoy hack and slash rpgs

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:33:45 PM
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A new world map, they'll have to have a world map and it'll have to be much bigger and without the icons of the towns, midgar will have to be fully sized. A new Gold Saucer would be fun. Also maybe a new WEAPON Boss monster, that would be fun and not ruin the story.

Battle system: Action like FFX,also with the summons. No gambit or auto control system. Setup up like FF7, Materia, Accessories, Weapons Items - its a solid formula.

Voice acting: Simular to Crisis Core's standard and i'll be satisfied.

Story: Nothing abrupt and over the top like D.C' Omega! That was horrible. I also think it would be good to meet Yuffie in Wuati instead of a random forrest.

I'm off to bed, i'll think of more and get back to you in the morning about it...

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OPHIDIAN
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:42:56 PM
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It is true that they should not hinder with it too much, but then it is obvious that it will get reviews from some idiotic site saying it brings no originality.

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Sk8monkey
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:43:02 PM
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Lol and hate towards SE if this goes multiplatform, I would bomb thier offices(jk...) But yeah if the core game changes one bit other than visuals SE will never see an other penny from me.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:48:21 PM

I'm not too sure they could make it multiplatform. I've always been under the impression Sony (atleast in the States) had some control over the FF7 product if there were to be another release.

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cLoudou
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:53:45 PM
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Ben, we didn't know you'd reveal the "secret exclusive" this early.

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Sk8monkey
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:04:46 PM

Lol early 2010 Christmas present from Ben to the everwatchful eyes of the psxe community.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:37:12 PM

That's because I didn't. :)

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:44:41 PM

ben can you at least tell us who is making the secret exclusive cause that would be a good helper (i don't exactly remember if you ever mentioned this)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:55:11 PM

No. It'd be a dead giveaway.

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:58:26 PM

Ben can't just give up everything, he always has to have something up his sleeve! Makes things more exciting you know ;)

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:09:09 PM

The more you guys bug him the less he's going to give in.

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:18:48 PM

ding ding ding! and the award goes to LV! hahah

couldn't have said it better myself man.

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:16:46 AM

from what I remember, it went like this...

after constant waves of pestering and whining, we resulted that the name of the "Secret" game was already mentioned in the article's comments. and through the process of cross referencing the hints to the games mentioned, someone concluded that the 3 game options are

A)Twisted Metal
B)Kingdom Hearts 3
C)FF7 remake

and since Square hasn't exactly told everyone what the new project will be, and since Ben said he didn't give away anything with this announcement, logic would dictate that...

... B and C are off the board (unless this remake's really going to happen, then theres a chance it could be KH3, but Ben seemed fairly confident that he hasn't given anything away...) leaving Twisted Metal as the probable "Secret" Game!!!

Here's Hoping My Logic Is Correct!!!!!!!

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Kr3sn1k
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 4:02:54 AM

would B be off because ben mentioned to us that the square game is ff 7 what would happen if there making another game which i doubt but im just saying and twisted metal was never my cup of tea so i realy hoppe its not a

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:08:39 PM
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I wouldnt mind if the gameplay was hack and slash like a kh's game or turn based game like ffx either or would be great as long as they stick with the same story as the original the leveling up system ect.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:36:54 PM

No. The game would be RUINED with "hack 'n slash."

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Naga
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:47:57 PM

Huh?.... I don't understand!? I've only played the demo of FFX :D but hack & slash would ruin the game but what about the battle system of FFXII?

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OPHIDIAN
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:58:15 PM

If ff7 turns to hack and slash I think I would needs to be on depressants. I really enjoyed the FFX mechanism though.

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:02:00 PM

i guess it would... yea youre prob right it probably would ruin the game so i guess i take the first part of my statement back

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:40:53 PM

WORST IDEA EVER!

Are you Crazy? Seriously, go make GOW an RTS than devote your time to destroying the FF series.

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CrazyIrishBoy
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 9:32:47 AM

If we still dont have word of the remake by april fools ben can put up an article saying that they plan to make ffvii a hack and slash..

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mustang750r
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:45:48 PM
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Tweak the story so that it includes stuff from the prequels (Before Crisis & Crisis Core) and gives Adevent Children & Dirge more sense (more background). Have the environment, character models, menus, curscenes, pretty much everything upgraded graphically. Use the Crystal Tools.

A TOTALLY NEW SOUNTRACK, give us NOT remixes but NEW performances on the original scores. Advent Chilidren's interpretation of One Winged Angel is a perfect example. Have the VAs from the AC and the new games reprise their roles.

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Jed
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 7:02:12 PM

That would be cool

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Shadow2222
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:51:44 PM
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How would you deal with cg/cutscene sequences with Vincent and Yuffie? Would you make them mandatory characters?

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:06:13 PM

no its simple have you ever played a kingdom hearts game if you have youd notice the keyblade changes based on what you have equpied so im imagining theyd have a similar setup to that so it would be based on who you have in your party basically and you can continue whether you unlock them or not although i think they will make it mandatory

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outcelgeist
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:27:10 PM
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ONE DISC INSTEAD OF THREE

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JackKnifeZero
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:16:32 AM

No, 3 Blu-Ray Discs should be used, all dual layered. That would be insane.

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mustang750r
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:30:15 AM

lol That would be funny having three discs, but instead leave the other two blank because it all fit on the first.

Think of it like paying homage to the original.

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:29:18 AM

3 disk deluxe

packaged almost identical to the way it was on the ps1... even with very similar box art (even playstation logo :P )Have a bluray with the remake, a DVD (or bluray) with the original, and a bonus disk with commentary, sound track and other stuff...

the ultimate FF7 package.. THAT WOULD BE SO EPIC!!! i'd pay any money for that!

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whiskeytango74
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:28:51 PM
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so were 100% sure its coming?

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:46:15 PM

Someday, of course.

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:51:26 PM

Whenever, wherever, I'll be there to pick up a copy.

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:37:40 PM
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All i want is FF7 with stunning visuals. I want my eyes to melt the first time i cast Knights of the Round.

Im all for expanding cutscenes, as long as the story remains in tact and they only add little pieces to make it fit in with Crisis Core and Advent Children better. They should definitely include Zack a bit more, seeing as he was a huge part of the story and was barely shown in FF7.

If anything about the game is changed one bit i swear to god i will fly over to japan and punch the lead developer square (no pun intended) in the face.

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Karosso
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:56:54 PM
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What Ben said, every single word of it :)

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:11:44 PM

He mentioned your name and the word easy in the second paragraph...

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:06:21 PM
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Next up: Shadow of the Colossus remake.

Well, that's just me of course haha

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:11:23 PM

I think Fumito Ueda is too original and talented to do a SOTC remake. One can only wonder how many ideas he has for future games that have never been done before.

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:17:41 PM

Totally agree with you there, just one game i would love to see remade, it still is perfect the way it is.

I know, the ideas he has are limitless, not to mention some of the most unique i've ever seen, simply brilliant.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:32:13 PM

I thankfully bought ICO the day it came out (I feel terrible for those who didn't play ICO before SOTC and I think Ben should write an article on this matter). The ending to SOTC in combination with previously playing ICO drew me to tears (ya I know, stfu). Just brilliant story telling through gameplay and imagery.

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:37:38 PM

actually, no stfu, i totally agree, that brought me to tears also. How could it not?

You are totally right about the correlations between the endings, you can't help but draw upon them together. I'm waiting for that article as well ;)

Utter brilliance.

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:41:12 PM

For those who missed out on ICO and SOTC, you are truly missing out on a gem and not to mention some of the most brilliant story telling in gaming: imaginative, creative, and most of all emotionally beautiful.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:50:52 PM

When someone tells me they've either never heard of ICO/SOTC or never played them I take in their age. If they're under 20 than I give them the benefit of the doubt. If they're older, than I quickly surmise that they're not a true gamer or not the kind of gamer I want to associate with.

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:58:08 PM

That's completely understood, age can play a big part in this. The younger they are the more you could understand since they're being completely brought up in a different age in gaming.

Despite age, i also believe that is also has to do with personal preference like anything, but i agree that if you are an avid gamer and claim to be a true gamer, then you must have played ICO and SOTC.

If they haven't they really aren't the avid gamers the claim to be, especially when you're taking about two very impacting and arguably very important games in this era of gaming.

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Jawknee
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:23:33 PM

Well, im glad you let me barrow your copy of ICO so i could play it then LimitedVertigo.

;)

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Hezzron
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:20:43 PM
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I wonder what's caused more tears among FF fans now....."the scene where Cloud lays Aeris to rest" or the fact that this remake just doesn't get announced.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:33:11 PM

Option C: FFX ending.

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:42:37 PM

Idk dude, i cry like a baby every time i watch Aries float away.

I dont care who knows it either. If you dont even tear up during that scene you have no soul.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:48:13 PM

It's the music that gets me, FF7 still plays in my car.

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to_far_apart
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:02:02 AM

The music is so unique, you can't help but play it over and over again.

Don't even mention that scene, it gets to me every time, without a doubt moving.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:58:02 AM

@LV,
<<<<<If they're older, than I quickly surmise that they're not a true gamer or not the kind of gamer I want to associate with.>>>>

Except for a certain nameless guy(no, not the Aussie one) 57 year old that you've loaned it out to, LOL
BTW, have just recently got to sample it for a wee bit & am now at the 2nd stage.

As Yoda would say..."Damned great masterpiece, this game"!!!

@ to_far_apart,
Just an FYI, I AM an older guy and yes, I AM an avid gamer too, that hadn't played ICO or SOTC yet.

I'm 57 and a serious console & games collector....13 systems, 4 hand-helds, & my collection game count is over 1400+
(and still counting, just added 8 more games to my PSP, PS2, PS3 & 360 collection in this last week alone).

But, both ICO & SOTC never fell into my radar scope at all even once, till I actually kept reading about them here on this very site.

Ever since then, for the last year I've been trying to find them both, mint, and at a decent price-point, for cash only(I've cut up my CC). And thankfully I've just recently picked up a super-mint copy of SOTC, but I didn't want to play it until I had found, & played, ICO first.

But thanks to LV, he was gracious enough to lend me his copy & even though I haven't had a whole day yet to sit down and really enjoy it, I AM loving it.

BTW, I'm still actively looking for a decent priced ICO copy so I can return LV's copy back to him quicker too.


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to_far_apart
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:02:36 AM

@BikerSaint

I really should've chosen some better words, I apologize about that haha I didn't necessarily mean that in order to be an avid gamer you had to have played ICO or SOTC, i simply meant to say that, which avid gamer hasn't given these games the time it warrants you know? I understand not every game falls under a certain retrospect or to the liking of everyone, it all depends on the person and if the game seems to interest them. It's all audience.


Let me restate this if you wouldn't mind haha

If you're a big fan of games, you owe it to yourself to take a chance to play ICO and SOTC because of the incredible vision portrayed throughout the game, the limitless creativity, and the uniqueness thes games possess. If you haven't played this game yet, i recommend that you do, because it is without a doubt a beautifully crafted game and arguably one of the most important games of this era.

Sorry again for the confusion, i was intending on criticizing or bashing anyone that is an avid gamer, or anyone for that matter. My fault on the wording, should've thought a little bit more before posting. Thanks for clearing that up for me bikersaint!

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to_far_apart
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:06:55 AM

@BikerSaint

I must say, that is one impressive collection!

I have a friend who could possibly sell me a mint condition copy of ICO, if you like, i can keep you posted! Just let me know and I'll see what i can do! It is a must have like you said.

Again, sorry for the confusion earlier lol

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Banky A
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:13:25 PM

Learning the FFVII songs for real is the most fun things ever.

Cosmo Canyon's Theme is one of the funkiest beats of all time!

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___________
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:35:48 PM
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NO!
its going to be kingdom hearts 3.
long live Donald duck!

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Hezzron
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:40:49 PM

Donald's the best. He never wears pants.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:51:41 PM

I'm sure it is KH3 and it's coming to PS3/360 and I will be renting it on it's 2nd week of release and buying it on it's 2nd year of release.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 3:28:07 AM

@ to_far_apart,
No worry's, I figured you probably meant it differently.
Besides, I've never let myself get butt-hurt over much, except for that one time.... when I'd forgotten to buy a tube of Preparation-H.

As for your bud having a nice ICO copy 4 sale, I usually only buy my games once they're in the $20 or lower price range, but please still keep me posted, because considering how it's one of a select handful of above average games, just as SOTC & Indigo Prophecy was, I still want it, & & even if I didn't, I'd still need it for my collection.

Thanks,
Saint

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 9:04:58 AM

@hezzron
I agree. A pants-less mage is the coolest thing to happen since shades.

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Banky A
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:11:05 PM

Donald's a pimp.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:22:08 AM
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They should make it....

A Microsoft exclusive
A first person shooter
Add Helium voice-work
Truck-driver laced swearing in every sentence.
Updated music(think mind-numbing, bass-laden John Denver tunes,

Also, more balance & substance, add Barbie, GI Joe, "Bender" from Futurama, along with a bakers dozen of now-5 legged hermaphroditic pets.

And most of all, make the setting on Mars, biatches!!!!!)

Everyone want to feel they're really getting their money's worth....so please, oh please,
be make damned sure you spread it over more than just 3 disc's this time.
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(Just trying to keep a few of MS's future 8 year old fanboys happy in this new decade)

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to_far_apart
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:08:50 PM

@BikerSaint

you had me cracking up on the floor with that preparation H joke. That was golden hahaha Yeah, but thank you for pointing that out so i could clear up the comment, so thank again!

As for the copy of the ICO, I'll definitely keep you posted, he probably would sell it to me for $15, he's had and it played it, he's not one of those who prefers to keep a game, but why wouldn't you since you bought it right? So if I'm able to get it from him, I probably could even get it for free, i've known him for quite sometimes, and if that happens, I'll gladly give you the game without a problem.

But I'll keep you posted, he should be back from his vacation within the next few days, so i'll let you know by next week!

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:38:45 AM
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They need to put the PSP version of FF TACTICS on the PSN so I can get that damned onion armor! As for the remake of FF7 on the PS3 I say let the battle system, world map openness, and the materia system stay as is! Just put SUPER GRAPHICS, UNREAL ATMOSPHERE in sound and music, and a SUPER SECRET ending to SAVE U-KNOW-WHO and that would be the greatest game EVER ............. WELL ....... not as great as a FF TACTICS PS3 remake!

End of Line.

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Alienange
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:23:19 AM

Well it wouldn't be the greatest game EVER. That still goes to MW2 because of the sales numbers. Right?

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Geobaldi
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:48:17 AM
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I'd still much rather see FFVI get remade.

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:53:06 AM
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FF 6 was so big it would take them 5 years to do a full blown ps3 remake.

End of Line.

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Geobaldi
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 5:30:19 AM

It's taken them 13 years so far to make the FFVII remake. So that 5 year arguement doesn't work.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 11:23:33 PM

I guess I found my new guy to hate.

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Alienange
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:26:30 AM
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FFVII was the game that made me run out and get a 3Dfx card. That was the only part about this game that made ME cry.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:37:57 PM

HalfLife made me get 2 3DFX cards in SLI mode. Each one had 16mb of ram, wowzers.

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Ultimate_Balla
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:42:13 AM
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Didn't crisis core cover Zack's origins, completely?

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mustang750r
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:55:28 AM

It's still apart of the game and if you've played Crisis Core than you'll understand more of the story.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:04:42 AM
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Lol what I want in a remake is...no remake at all =) legacy and nostalgia go together too well.

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:09:23 AM
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whats the point of the remake then if nothing is changed? just play the original. You'd just be spending money to feel nostalgic.

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PHOENIXZERO
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 3:12:24 AM
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I played an finished FFVII over 12 years ago, I don't have any interest in a remake and I've never understood why so many got hung up on the teaser but I have a feeling that for a lot of them FFVII was their first RPG or FF. I'm sure there are things that could be done with it when it comes to a better translation and all that but still I'd rather have a new story. Square really needs to let Final Fantasy VII go. Hell, IF we had to have a remake I'd prefer VI since it would be a much different experience, not to mention be flat out massive.

I'd much, much rather have a new Chrono Trigger game or hell, even a new Kingdom Hearts.

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 4:37:21 PM

Dare I Say It?

I Want A Legend Of Dragoon Remake!!!!!!

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Kr3sn1k
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 4:07:30 AM
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the more i think about it the more i feel like i wouldnt buy it if they made a remake it just feels old even if it had improved graphics what you guys want is just the same as the original with better graphics i mean if you have to much of one thing you eventualy get sick of it dont you?

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 5:04:52 PM

My feelings exactly (though I would have used punctuation).

The problem with a remake is that no one is going to be happy with it.

Either they will change something that the fanboys want to stay the same or they will fail to change enough to make it worth buying again.

Example: FFT War Of The Lions. A better translation and a few (so far, two) redone cutscenes are not worth the price of a re-buy. They didn't even fix something as simple as Defend being a Support ability instead of an Action ability (since you have to choose it as your action for the round!).

Even with regards to the graphics, the original game is built (I believe) on pre-rendered 2D backgrounds, with specific, limited pathways for movement. How do you rebuild those in a full 3D environment without completely changing the way the game plays? Is it just like a high-res FFX?

Advent Children looked so gorgeous because it wasn't handcuffed by 10-year-old game mechanics.

Much as people may love FFVII, it is ALL hopelessly outdated tech. Anything that makes use of the PS3's power will by necessity be vastly different from the original version.

Maybe they can pull off a miracle, but I have to say I'm dubious.


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Kr3sn1k
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 10:28:47 PM

sorry im not big on punctuations

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carl0975
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 10:42:46 PM

I accidentally broke my ps2 a long time ago(spilled water all over it D:), so I would definitely buy a remake of ff7 if it came out.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 4:36:55 AM
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I hope this frequently requested game is Kingdom Hearts 3.

I can live without FFVII remake and as much as I love FFVII, I wouldn't bother with a remake.

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Kr3sn1k
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 5:41:44 AM

yea i think im begining to hope its KH3 to even though ffvii will always great we should never tinker with the past or we might change the future.

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Banky A
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:14:10 PM

Yes I want my Kingdom Hearts III.

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:01:07 PM
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Spam me if you want, but I gurantee you it is not FINAL FANTASY VII that will be announced. A source says : PARASITE EVE

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Banky A
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:11:41 PM

Spammed

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Banky A
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:11:50 PM

Hi

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:38:47 PM

Either way I'm happy.

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Kr3sn1k
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 12:31:09 AM

never heard of parasite eve

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Banky A
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:15:34 PM
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I just want to see Omnislash on the PlayStation 3.

And Emerald weapon.. I will fight you!
Ruby.. you too.

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:25:22 PM
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It won't happen. Mind you, why wouldn't it be a Dragon Quest/Warrior game? Valkyria Profiles? Parasite Eve? Chrono Trigger? etc. etc.

FFVII seems very unlikely.

(I personally think FFVIII is the best. Maybe a FFVIII-2??)

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:39:29 PM

Squall couldn't pleasure me if he tried on his best day.

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Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 3:03:29 PM
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eh, maybe. But I really enjoyed Rinoa

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Banky A
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 4:05:57 AM

You got to 'enjoy' Rinoa?
Dayyym.

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Andysw
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 3:10:14 PM
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What I want square enix to do with a final fantasy VII remake (if there will be one) is the assurance that it will "ONLY" be for the playstation 3. I don't want another potential title going down the drain like most other former exclusives, like tekken 6, devil may cry 4, and final fantasy XIII.

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AStiffyIffy
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 3:17:06 PM
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I personally don't think it is Final Fantasy VII. I'm thinking more along the lines of Kingdom Hearts 3. After all, if Tetsuya Nomura is doing the announcement, why would he do it for a game that he was only the character designer for (Final Fantasy VII)? Shouldn't it be the director, or a new director (unless of course, he is the new director). However, Kingdom Hearts is his series and right now, the Kingdom Hearts flare is up due to 358/2 Days and coded already being done, and Birth by Sleep on its way.

BUT, I did read posts from multiple people on the kingdomheartsinsider.com website and they said that there will be TWO projects. Hopefully then, it will be Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts 3.

After reading a post from Logamus_Prime, I'm also hoping for a Valkyrie Profile game.

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camaro300zx
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 3:57:32 PM
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This is from one yea ago-

The latest issue of V-Jump in Japan has revealed some new information on the Final Fantasy VIIuniverse. Square Enix is preparing an original animation video (OAV) to release with Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete. January 31, 2009 is the twelfth anniversary of Final Fantasy VIIin Japan. In celebration, Square Enix will be releasing a trailer related to the twelfth anniversary of Final Fantasy VII. Exactly what that trailer is we’re not sure of.

However, take a look at the words on the page “We all hope to meet FFVII again!!” I’m only praying that this trailer is for a remake.

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 4:39:50 PM
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It wont be Parasite Eve III, thats already been announced for the PSP AS 'The Third Birthday'

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piratedrunk
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 5:59:43 PM
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As log as the golden saucer has sweet snowboarding and motorcycle battles I'll be happy... well I'd still be happy without them but slightly upset.

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 6:38:49 PM
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Chocobo Racing 2???

Eh? Eh? Who's with me?

@Sypho
You made the most sense. With 358/2 Days out.. I'm sure it has to be Kingdom Hearts III and a Birth By Sleep release date. Here's praying for that Parasite Eve

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AStiffyIffy
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 7:06:20 PM

Thanks. I just tried to come at the situation with a logical approach and thinking outside the box. I still hope it's Final Fantasy VII, but I can bet almost anything it will be Kingdom Hearts 3.

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Jed
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 6:58:12 PM
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I just shat my pants when I saw the headline. SHAME ON YOU!!

I just want them to get everything into the remake, and I mean EVERYTHING. Every little side mission, NPC, just everything.

It would also be cool if they gave us more info on ZACH and the events of Crisis CORE.

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mustang750r
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 2:54:39 AM

Same happened to me to me lol.

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Jackyl
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 10:15:22 PM
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SPOILER ALERT!

You know some people just can't help themselves...

For once Ben I think I agree 100% with you and your ideas on this remake. That and add in some trophies of course for all them trophy whores to indulge in.

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carl0975
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 10:37:38 PM
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I think it would be awesome if they remade both ff7's(The original and Dirge of Cerberus), but I know that will never happen.

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mustang750r
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 10:07:09 AM

I love Dirge. Hell right now I have FF7 on both disc and PSN DL, Crisis Core, Dirge, and both the original DVD of Advent children plus the Blu ver. of Advent Children Complete...

Am I a fan?... Yes, yes I am.

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FxTales
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 2:08:03 AM
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All I'm hoping is that at no point in it should they play Japanese pop music.

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Feregrin
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 12:57:38 PM
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"Now that this remake is confirmed..."

Oh f**k you. -_-

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eLLeJuss
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 4:48:44 PM
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Meh. I dont really want a remake because i know the story already. Like I know how the story will turn out and there won't be any surprises anymore. Well unless they change it a little probably not alot of surprises. I'd rather have them make ffXIII versus first.

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Arkayne
Monday, January 04, 2010 @ 2:10:01 PM
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OK heres my worry. (i made an account just to share my views.) AND if its already been said then who cares. im not reading all those comments as there is a sh** load.

anyways
my worries are the battle play... i mean we all mastered it. ya put phoenix with final attack, you put knights of the round with HP absorb. More MATERIA!!!! the thing is we all know how it works and how to get round everything. innevitably people will have the game beat in hours not days. cant have that. oh and the old battle style? sure but add some extra umphh to it. in battle cutscenes. infact add more of them. dont forget the battle with palmer. that was a bit cutscene.....ey. so yeah i agree that visuals should definatly be boosted. and i know the game isnt broke. but it would be nice to enjoy the game with some suprises. dont you all think? oh and Square? dont even think about adding the aerith get back side quest shit (i know it was cut from the original as you guys didnt plan your time good enough and hit deadline.). she can stay dead. helps with consistency.

thank you all for hearing my views on things.

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