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Square-Enix: FFVII Remake Would Be Extremely Difficult

The idea that Square-Enix is currently working on a remake of Final Fantasy VII may survive amongst the die-hard fans but in reality, it just isn't happening. Let's face up to facts.

S-E never talks about it much but when they do, it's always something bad. In a recent Ultimania magazine interview - summarized at The Lost Gamer - it seems that Motomu Toriyama, director for Final Fantasy XIII, directly referenced the difficulty in making a FFVII remake happen. By now, we know the reason there are no towns in FFXIII is due to the difficulty in creating fully-HD towns for the PS3, and this can be related to a FFVII project. Said Toriyama:

"This issue is related to whether a Final Fantasy 7 remake will happen or not. It is very hard to make games on PlayStation 3 in the same style as the games in that era had. Making graphics will take enormous time."

We've actually heard this before. Several years back, when Yoshinori Kitase was approached with the same ol' question, he tried to get the interviewer to understand just how much work would be involved with a FFVII remake. S-E has always said it would be a downright massive undertaking, one that could take a huge amount of time and require a gigantic amount of resources. ...we still say they'd make all that money back but perhaps we're wrong. Either way, it's just another sign that the long-awaited remake just won't happen.

2/3/2010 8:57:15 PM Ben Dutka

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enjoi
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 9:54:51 PM
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I didn't know it took time to make games with good graphics. Thanks SE for more of your wisdom.

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to_far_apart
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:08:55 AM

I could understand the issue of such a huge undertaking by remaking the game, but like you said Ben, I'm pretty they would recover all those expenses brought forth by remaking FFVII, plus more.

I'm still going to keep hope alive and say there will be a remake at one time, it's just something they know will sell. I'm pretty sure they know the potential sales of such a highly anticipated remake could equate.

So I'll keep on acting like none of these updates have happened and act like a remake will soon come lol

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Akuma07
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 5:34:44 AM

You mean, it would take more effort, than creating a full game for the ps3.

Whats the dev time for a game these days, 3-4 years?
It may be difficult, but wouldnt it prove once and for all that Squeenix is still master of RPGs?!?!


Come on squeenix...im not buying it.

I still think they are just blowing smoke.

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www
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 6:43:54 AM

Lol to_far_apart, you sure do like your comments up top, makes it seem like you wish you were always 1st to comment. Like always that reply has nothing to do with enjoi's comment or any first commenter's comment for that matter ;)

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DeathOfChaos
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 9:59:14 PM
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Yeah, and Versus XIII surprisingly has full fledged cities to navigate through as well as a world map, lol. So sure, Final Fantasy VII would take a long time to remake. They have character bases from Advent Children and even some areas made up in it. There's got to be some way they could use some of those resources to build upon for a sequal to FFVII. Besides, who says we have to have it now? If they were to remake it, let them remake it near the end of the PS3 Life Span. That way they have a lot of time to make it and they have the PS3 potential pretty much all the way unlocked by then, making things a bit less difficult as well, right?

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michiganfan1983
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:54:30 PM

I pretty much feel the same way. Just because we all really want a remake, doesn't mean we need it to release tommorow. Just knowing that they are working on it will tide us over for a few years and by that time they should pretty much have the ps3 pretty well figured out (so it shouldn't be that hard). This would be an amazing end of life cycle game for the ps3 library.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:04:04 PM
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Excuse my non-tech savyness, but I thought games were made of all code am I right?

And if so, how much harder could that be than writing a lot more code?

But no matter what, code or not, if SE took their time, I'm sure they still could do it.
I mean look, just how many people keep begging them for it.
I'm not a RPG'er, but even so, I can see it's a no-brainer.

Some things at SE are starting to reek of pure unadulterated bullsh*t lately.

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:16:37 PM

It would take a while because towns in FF7 were really just 2d backdrops the 3d characters slid around on. They would have to build the towns essentially from scratch, redrawing all the textures along the way.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:22:35 PM

Yeah it's pretty tough to have a graphic designer draw some 2D HD backgrounds.

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 2:47:12 PM

Im assuming they would redo the whole thing in 3d, meaning they would have to create the maps and everything from scratch, working off the old 2d images as if they were just concept art.

I'd love the exact same FF7 in HD. Just update the character models and give everything a good makeover. I dont care if its still 3d people on a 2d backdrops.

Though to be honest, theres not a whole lot SE says that i believe any more.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:06:24 PM
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You are kidding me right? SE can't draw up a few HD towns? They really don't want money from us do they? You can't make towns? You no longer belong in the business. It's over for them, really.

Nobody else is having trouble making HD towns in their PS3 games.

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NeoHumpty
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:28:47 PM

Hahaha. So true. I'm betting they will change their tune if they do end up losing a lot of the old fans due to their "new formula" for the series. They have killed all my hopes for this next one.

I don't think that if they would remake it that they should make it fully 3-D, anyway. Just up the original graphics a bunch, add voices and a ton of new Materia and weapons to mess with. Haha. Both kinds of Weapons.

Oh. And a friggin' HUGE Golden Saucer with all the original FF's on arcade machines. Or at least a ton of snowboarding. I rode the hell out of that game.

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archs13
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:00:20 PM

anyone know how's final fantasy XIII gonna work without the towns? i mean is it just going to be a bunch of destination menus? i don't get it..

i haven't kept up on anything final fantasy XIII since it lost its exclusivity on the ps3.

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www
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:13:24 AM

Uncharted 2 even had towns

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telly
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:04:50 AM

Seriously dude. Enough with the excuses Square!

For the record, mark my words, this game WILL get remade. It may be another 10+ years before it happens -- all those HD towns sure are gonna take a LONG time to program ;) -- but it WILL HAPPEN.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 2:34:30 PM

archs: You have to do your shopping at menus. I don't even know how that would make sense.

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main_event05
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 3:24:29 PM

I haven't played a FF since 12. 1st they lost the turn based play, now they lost the towns. Pretty soon they'll lose the whole fantasy aspect and then the series will be about board meeting or something.

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SnipeySnake
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:10:50 PM
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I still think ffvii is perfect and SE shouldn't touch it.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:18:06 PM

Same

The excuses they come out with are retarded though
Hopefully FFXV will remedy this wounded franchise

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:19:42 PM
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Sounds like they're being lazy since they aren't claiming that it's impossible to take on such a feat, just that it'd be difficult. I guess they don't realize the reward of actually working hard.

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Nlayer
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:42:15 PM
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There is a small risk remaking the game I guess, but I know many many people who would buy it the day it releases. Including myself!

I would love to see a remake of Final Fantasy VII, but I would also love to see a remake or sequel to Threads of Fate. But I know that will never happen...

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Alienange
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:53:22 PM
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Well he's right. Making the graphics will take enormous time. But that's all they would have to do. The graphics. Story's done. Characters are done. Inventory management is done.

Nah, they chose the easy route and re-released it as a PSOne Classic.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:54:13 PM
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You can MAKE towns in White Knight Chronicles

And you can even populate your towns however you want.

Furthermore, players will be able to visit other player's towns 24/7

Yet, Squeeeeeeeeeeeenix can't make towns

Pathetic

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Sunni_Boi
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:22:27 PM

Really? I didnt know that. I may look into this game now.

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www
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 6:45:03 AM

But WKC isn't really getting high scores

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 2:33:46 PM

People seem to be enjoying it though.

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archs13
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:56:12 PM
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oh my god, square enix... stop talking about it already.

well, actually i can't blame them because the public and the gaming media probably asks questions about it all the time when we all have the chance.

i think they should just put a gag order on themselves regarding final fantasy VII remakes. don't get me wrong, i would love to have them release a final fantasy VII (or even VIII, and IX) remake... but it seems that we're asking for a mere fantasy to be made reality.. and that's final.

lol lame joke.

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SmokeyPSD
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:57:27 PM
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since when is it not possible to create the towns on the ps3? If they can use up all that resources on a disappointing but lovely looking FFXIII then why don't they actually start from a much stronger, actual gameplay platform.

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:59:21 PM
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I DON'T CARE!!!

RE-MAKE FINAL FANTASY VII ON THE PS3 PLEASE. DUN BRING IT TO THE 3-FIX-ME.

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Oxvial
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:59:31 PM
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So the 360 and PS3 can't pull some towns .

hmm damn.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:08:32 PM

Yet Final Fantasy XII pulled off some of the most amazing real-time towns on the ps2....

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www
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 6:45:38 AM

Surprising alie...

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orangpelupa
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 6:23:34 PM

actually there oldschool JRPG called, Lost Odyssey and have town.

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cLoudou
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:11:12 PM
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They're too busy thinking up new IPs that will actually sell on the 360.

SE prepare for a Big Daddy courtesy of Ben Dutka.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:22:03 PM
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I'm having a hard time believing the PS3 can't pull off some PS1 technology.

Didn't Assassin's Creed do HD 3D towns? Sure, the FF towns are a little more fancy and flashy to match the boys that prance around in them, but c'mon!

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Mr Bitey
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:54:25 PM

That is a really good point. AC:2 had a handful of huge city's that were beautiful and felt alive.

FF VII only needs a few cities and they do not have to be that big.

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DaNgerSteVe
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:27:00 PM
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same old garbage Sqaure Enix making bullcrap stuff

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tes37
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:44:03 PM
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Maybe they have been given an incentive to not remake it. MS certainly wouldn't want a FFVII remake to exclude them.

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Naztycuts
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:49:54 PM
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Hey we aren't game designers here maybe it would be hard as hell to do but I think if anything they owe us the fans one for making squaresoft and the FF series what it is today. I know there are die hards here that adored the SNES titles and the like, but in all honesty the best FF games were exclusive to PS brand FF 7-12, FF Tactics, FF Tactics 2. Wouldnt be surprised to hear about layoffs at Square Enix if FF sales are lackluster.
HEADLINE- FF 13 sales lacking FF 14 now a FPS!

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michiganfan1983
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:09:31 AM
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Off topic a little bit but:
I know most people don't think much of dtoid on this site, I only read it to laugh at most of the stupidity. But yesterday one of their people posted a ten things I liked about FFXIII from his play through of the Japanese version of the game and today he will post a ten things I disliked about the game. I found it to be pretty informative and he did a nice job of not spoiling anything by going in to details. If you have been turned off by what has been said just give this a read as it address some of the major conserns that people have been worried about and then check out the other list later when he posts that, if you enjoyed of first list. I love psx and am not trying to push anyone over to dtoid, because it is a big fanboy head butting site but this I thought was worth the read.

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SvenMD
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:20:18 AM

Because you seemed so sincere - I read it.

It kinda goes against most of the press that we've read about this game.

Guess I'll have to wait till later today to get the things he didn't like.

I'm still psyched about this game and will get it no matter what anyone says.

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Sol
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:40:01 AM
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Once upon a time in an older article, in an older post of mine... I told you so.

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___________
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:44:50 AM
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again $E putting everything in the too hard basket.
might as well give up now guys and watch TV all day.
o, wait thats too hard to.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 1:26:24 AM
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Sorry for my lack of posts, WKC is taking up tons of my time. I've been craving a JRPG and it's tasting great thus far.

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chedison
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 4:30:09 AM

aye its amazing isnt it? Im loving it so far

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Banky A
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 4:34:25 AM

Thank you for all your hard work for our sake <3

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 1:29:07 AM
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They're just making up excuses.

I don't think that it's because they are not trying, but it's that they haven't been educated on new formulas and structures for creating games like Western developers.

Square-Enix continue to use old formulas on new games and consoles, kinda remind me of Valve in a way.

It's not really laziness, but either stubborness or a fear of change. Western developers have accomplished unbelievable creations and some Asian developers like SE haven't caught up with the trends. It's sad really.

If Assassin's Creed 2, GTA IV, White Knight Chronicles and many other games can do HD towns, then why can't SE? Like I said, they're just making up excuses and complaining about things that other developers understand as required for video games these days.

They either need to learn from Western developers and apply these new skills to JRPG's, or hire new programmers and developers from the west to help them. Such a shame to see SE go from the biggest and greatest developer on earth to a mediocre, substandard game developer. A real shame, I loved Square in the 90's and early 00's.

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Beamboom
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 5:06:07 AM

Well, strictly speaking I do not think that GTA IV count as "HD town" since it's not fully hd resolution, just 720. Don't know about ass.creed II but the first ass.creed was also "just" 720.

But if the case really is "hd or nothing" then I'd say "so what"? I think things look more than good enough in lesser resolution...

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___________
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 7:16:14 AM

720 is HD.
$E have absolutely NO! excuses.
its not like were asking for the whole game to run in native 1080P 60FPS or something.
if AC2 can do it $E can do it.

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Beamboom
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:01:06 PM

Well then you all are absolutely right - if 720 is within the "HD" definition then there's no excuse at all.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 1:37:44 AM
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sounds a lot like they're just being lazy...

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telly
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:59:29 AM

and/or cheap.

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SuMtOnE
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 2:03:20 AM
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I prefer a Final Fantasy 6 REMIX

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bridgera
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 3:04:16 AM

FFVI was my favorite =)

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Thrill Kill
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 8:41:34 AM

by far the best one....

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bridgera
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 3:04:01 AM
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What a lame excuse. It wouldn't have to be a FFXIII quality remake. Yes, that' WOULD be a project. Hell, just make it a FFX quality remake.

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 4:29:44 AM
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Dudes, maybe they shouldn't make a FFVII remake, since there now is a chance S-E would also release it on fagbox, and we wouldn't want that now, would we.
It would be awesome, but only if it were to be PS3 exclusive, would definitely buy it if it would come out though.

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Akuma07
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 5:36:00 AM

Maybe Sony should start doing some talking...

Try to force Squeenix's hand with some extra moola if you know what i mean

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bridgera
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:12:43 PM

Who cares if it would also be on the Xbox? Really, NOT wanting a remake because it MIGHT be on the xbox is stupid.

The style of the game is already set and designed to be on 3 discs, it's not like they would have to reduce the quality of the game so that it could be on the 360 and thus limit the PS3 version.

Let them put it on 3 discs for the 360 like they did with FFXIII.

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chedison
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 4:32:27 AM
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This is a guaranteed hit. People would buy ps3s just for this game. I'm sure 80% of ps3 owners would buy this. Laziness..

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Scarecrow
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 3:40:01 PM

I wouldn't

FFVII is perfect as it is

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Banky A
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 4:34:41 AM
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Haha. Towns!

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www
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 6:46:38 AM

Villages!

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totozero18
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 5:06:21 AM
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I'm starting to believe that MS has something to do with this somehow, I mean WTF is wrong with SE? It's FF-VII they are still trying to reproduce all the success it had. HECK! I'd even play FF-X with a FF-VII skin or PS2 remake or a PSP remake! We already know SE sold it's soul to the highest bidder when FF went multi-platform.

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Dante399
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 5:07:54 AM
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That's not an excuse for not making the remake. I bet they're just tormenting us and that they're going to make a remake but it'll be a BIG surprise LOL. Or maybe they want to make it on the PS4, I wouldn't mind that, I waited more than ten years I can wait a bit more.

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www
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 6:49:25 AM
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So is it that the PS2 is greater than the PS3, or the last gen is just better. Enormous time can't be an excuse. So that means with PS4, we will have NO LEVELS, just characters hanging in the air, as making levels will probably take 20 years eh...

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 7:07:47 AM

Exactly, you've just pointed out the flaw in their logic. You're such a sweetie.

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www
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:11:38 AM

Yes I know, women tell me that all the time ;)

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gumbi
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 8:09:40 AM
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SE... I sure hope you put some seasoning on that foot before you jammed it in your mouth. Seriously, they need their PR team to put a leash on the idiots they're letting talk to the media about this.

This whole thing could have been avoided ages ago if they'd just said at the beginning that they aren't doing a FFVII remake because they don't want to. Instead we're getting excuses why they can't do it, which just makes them sound like a team of inept, lazy, whiny little bitches.

Other devs like the folks over at Ubisoft must be laughing their asses off over this. I mean, they built massive highly detailed HD cities and SE can't make a few towns... good lord.

Please SE, stop with the cop outs and just say something smart like 'We won't be making an FFVII remake because we want to preserve the integrity and the legacy of the original. Our focus is to work on new and exciting adventures to bring to our customers'. Voila, if you'd just said that a couple years ago and stuck to it, just about everybody would be okay with it.

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Fabi
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:11:14 AM
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I don't think a lot of FF7 fans realize that the days of yesterday are gone.

Every FF7 fan thinks that a remake would sell a TON. I actually don't think it would sell any better than FF13.

Not everyone is completely in love with FF7. I think there are just a lot of die hard fans of FF7, and those are so hardcore about a remake, that they make it seem like everyone is crying out for a remake.

Back in the days when FF7 released, I knew 6-7 people that completely loved the game (including myself). But now, only about 1-2 still play RPGs (not including myself), and maybe one would probably buy the remake.

I'm not saying everyone is the same way, but every gamer I know, could care less about a FF7 remake.

I don't want one, the game was perfect for it's time, just let it be what it was.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 2:32:26 PM

You are incorrect, a remake of one of the most beloved rpgs of all time would sell a ton. Everyone who ever enjoyed it and still games would probably get it, add to that all the youngins who never played it but keep hearing about it from us oldsters and you got a big number.

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Fabi
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:35:32 PM

This coming from a guy who's holding a sword (it's a sword right?)? I kid, I kid.

Think again, the kids don't want an RPG, they want more mindless shooters where they can blow stuff up and kill people/monsters in the most f*cked up ways imaginable.

They don't want a turn-based RPG. TIMES HAVE CHANGED.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:08:57 PM

Oh it's a sword all right

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Silent_J
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:58:21 AM
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what the hell are they talking about they cant make HD towns...BS

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SvenMD
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:05:42 AM
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Are you kidding me??

Have they even seen Assassins Creed I or II. Aren't those 3-D towns?? and BIG ARSE towns at that.

This entire idea makes no sense to me at all.

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Milonakis
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:03:02 PM
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I hope they don't go multi plat with a VII remake. Barrett would end up being replace by Marcus Fenix.

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robinhood2010
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:26:06 PM
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"It is very hard to make games on PlayStation 3 in the same style as the games in that era had. Making graphics will take enormous time."

"S-E has always said it would be a downright massive undertaking, one that could take a huge amount of time and require a gigantic amount of resource"

OK, it may be just me, but isn't this the same with ANY GAME made?
Surely FFXIII took a long time to make? Surely, if it is of the length we are led to believe, would it be hard to apply this time margin to a remake?

They don't need to make a script or story, character designs, set designs, graphics engine...all they need to do is program it all.

Surely, SURELY, this cannot take longer than making a game from scratch?

Don't get me wrong, I am a long time fan of SquareSOFT, but this is just more drivel and BS from S-E.

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Mr Bitey
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:43:18 PM
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I don't see what's so hard about this. If anything it should be easier.

Keep the battle system exactly the same as it was. It doesn't need to be tweaked to a real time system. Just update the graphics and animations.

Keep the basic layout of the world map exactly the same, but update the environments to 3D.

Keep the dialogue the same, just add voice acting.

Don't change the basic story at all.

Done! See how easy that was?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 2:30:29 PM

I agree, it should be easier.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 2:36:25 PM
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Let's not forget the best reason to make the game in the first place, Tifa in fully detailed HD render. :)

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Scarecrow
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 3:43:24 PM

Aeris was better, imo

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 5:23:27 PM

oooh, Advent Children Tifa.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 5:23:57 PM

They put too many clothes on her in Advent Children. Ruined it.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 6:50:40 PM

I like classy. =P

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Arvis
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 10:21:26 AM

Come on, Tifa is much more than a pair of abnormally large breasts.

-Arvis

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Mystearica
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 4:55:23 PM
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Making graphics will take enormous time LOL! Maybe on reason why recently they haven't produced any real quality games (at least none compared to back in their time of glory)

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 5:10:46 PM
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Seems something Hillery said, was right after all....

"It takes a village,...to make a good RPG"!!

LOL

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 5:23:00 PM
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Translation:"its such a large undertaking trying to wiggle out of the exclusive deal we made with Sony over 20 years ago."

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 5:24:48 PM

it's a shame I can only give you one thumbs up for that.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 6:49:33 PM

ill give you my Thumbs up. so its NOT like thumbing myself up.

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rogergent
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 5:23:01 PM
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so does that mean versus xiii is not going to have towns either i am beginning to think its going to go multi plat. I hope versus xiii does have towns then we will see just how full of crap SE are

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Naztycuts
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:25:56 AM

I thought Versus was a fighting game haha

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CrazyIrishBoy
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 3:03:01 PM
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Sooo... that means they are making it then?

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main_event05
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 3:29:12 PM
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It's too hard...?!?!

If that's not the sorriest excuse from a "professional" anything, I have ever heard.

If that is they attitude they approach the idea with, the question becomes, "Do we even want them to make it?".

They should just sell the rights to FF7 to Kojima then go cry in a corner somewhere.

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jami
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 7:55:12 AM
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more than likely they won't do this one cos they know they'd NEVER be able to do it for 360. if FF7 was remade i could see it being the 1st game to need more than 1 blu ray...so it would definately not fit on a reasonable amount of dvds for 3-shitsy >/

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orangpelupa
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 6:23:00 PM

are you joking?

X360 have old-school JRPG called "Lost Odyssey".

in that game you have TOWN.

Disc is not the issue of X360. more likely, xbox 360 arcade is the issue. forcing developers to not able to do mandatory install.

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Sky_Genesis
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 11:21:29 PM
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You are kidding me right? SE can't draw up a few HD towns? They really don't want money from us do they? You can't make towns? You no longer belong in the business. It's over for them, really.

Nobody else is having trouble making HD towns in their PS3 games.


Sounds like they're being lazy since they aren't claiming that it's impossible to take on such a feat, just that it'd be difficult. I guess they don't realize the reward of actually working hard



some of the best comment ive heard pertaining to Square-enix

R.I.P Square Soft...here lies a company that used to make RpG's..

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Rumek
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 11:30:10 PM
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Honestly, I'm fine with how FFVII is already... There's just something the original version that I think would be lost in translation...

More than a remake of FFVII or another Final Fantasy period, I'd love to see a new entry in the Chrono universe... Who knows if that'll ever happen...

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MrAnonymity
Sunday, February 07, 2010 @ 3:48:22 AM
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Oi... I remain utterly conflicted on this topic. Do I remain supportive of a potential remake? Or do I just say let a dead dog lie? If S-E is going to keep spit-balling every time the issue is addressed, why even bother anymore? On one hand (being entirely optimistic) they very well could be working on one and just refuse to say anything. On the other hand, they just don't want to do it regardless. I do think it would be worth it, mind you. Not only would fans of the original get a fresh experience, people that have never played it (including those who won't give it the time of day due to lack of flashy graphics) would get a chance to be immersed into the story that has all of us up in arms. You're going to have all of those that disagree and say VII din't have the BEST story or whatever, and that may be true. However, it sure as hell had a damn compelling story. Even if you didn't care for the battle system or the graphics, chances are you played on just to figure out what was going on (which wouldn't completely be explained until about the third disc anyway). Again I prattle on, but the fact is... we may end up having to come to terms with never seeing such a jewel of a game getting a good ol' once-over. And, at this point, it isn't any harder to stomach.

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jamesisaacs
Sunday, February 07, 2010 @ 5:28:13 AM
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Square stop playing us along. We all know you can do this remake in 5 years tops. We all know you have been working on the remake since the E3 Tech Demo !!

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jamesisaacs
Sunday, February 07, 2010 @ 5:28:30 AM
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Yeeeoooshimitsu !!

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KoldStrejke
Sunday, February 07, 2010 @ 11:09:44 AM
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well then they are not good at managing there resources. all they have to do is use the latest engine and add the models and stuff. I think there plain lazy as all ways.

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NetheRealm
Sunday, February 07, 2010 @ 11:28:41 PM
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That's one thing that was great about Demon's Souls, No Towns. I hate towns who needs them talking to all the useless townsfolk & walking I hate all the walking. I say just leave out towns just give us our next quest scenario in a cut scene & get back into the action. The things that bored me so much with Dragon Age were too many dialogue choices & different results, I hate reloading saves to improve the outcome, too much walking with no combat & action that was always interrupted by boring town exploration & overly long cut scenes.Remember Shining in the Darkness? No Towns, just a wizard who upgraded your weapons & spells then back to the action.

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OriginalSin
Monday, February 08, 2010 @ 2:28:42 AM
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Well can't they just make like a "Remastered" edition for re-release? Basically like the GOW1+2 has been redone?

I don't need FFXIII graphics and all that. Just a nice smooth upgrade or something that should be too hard to do.

But I guess the gaming community would rather let it be on that BIG scale I would just like to play it again (with slightly jacked up visuals and gameplay)...

And no towns in FFXIII??? What? Really?

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MCsephiroth1313
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 7:54:36 AM
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I just wish they'd at least make something like they did with the Technical Demo for PS3 a long time ago, but playable. It doesn't even have to be the whole game, that's how desperate I am

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