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Square-Enix Asks About FFVII Remake, Fans Explode

We promise to bring you the news, no matter how painful it may be.

And the reason this is news is simply because it involves a significant reversal. To our knowledge, Square-Enix has never approached the fans with the possibility of a Final Fantasy VII remake; they've only played defense for the past decade whenever they were asked about it. But apparently, they wanted to gauge the reactions of gamers who may or may not be interested in such a project, as they mentioned it at Square-Enix's Japanese Twitter page (it's all in Japanese, so we won't bother to link). The point is that as soon as they asked, the page got blasted with a gazillion "hell YES, you should do it!" replies. It got so overwhelming, in fact, that S-E had to post a follow-up Tweet asking the fans to stop posting. Bear in mind that it only includes the Japanese audience; can you imagine if it had included North American and European gamers, too? Perhaps the most bizarre part about this is that S-E - depending on how you interpret the news - actually seemed surprised at this response. ...as if fielding the same old question for like eight or nine years wasn't a big enough sign.

So now that FFXIII is done and out the door and they've turned to focus their attention on Final Fantasy Versus XIII, might Square-Enix finally allocate the necessary resources? Have they finally opened their eyes and said, "um...people kinda want this, huh?"

3/5/2010 8:59:37 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (162 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:01:53 PM

Wada does not have half a brain.

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Irievibes
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:39:14 AM

i think wada was one of those guys who got one too many "swirlies" in high school until his own head actually got convinced it belonged in a toilet

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Vitron
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:09:18 AM

Poor Wada, well serves him right

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www
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:43:53 AM

Wada has a full brain, its putting 100GB worth of towns and characters on 10 DVDs his main gripe, as MS have a gun at his head, and anything he does is supposed to be multiplat, they only let him make versusXIII exclusive cause he cried his eyes out like "Waaa waaaa waaa Dada Sony will spank me!"

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Odd Child
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 1:41:23 PM

I thought they already thought about a remake and would take them like 10 years or some outrageous number like that.

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Underdog15
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 2:21:52 PM

Remake Xenogears, while you're at it! And why not? The original Xenogears came out the same year as the original FFVII! I've played through both games entirely every 2 years since they were released! lol

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SvenMD
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 9:38:53 PM
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It might get just plain nasty if SE asked North America that same question.

If they asked us to preorder it before it was developed we would probably do that too!

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darxed
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:52:46 PM

I know I would...

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Tru
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 2:28:27 PM

i would

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 9:42:37 PM
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Times like these make me think SE is really losing their sanity. They make what is the most controversial FF to date (and not for good reasons) then they act surprised when they find out fans want them to remake the best FF they have ever made.

Is Square in tune with their fans at all any more?

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Highlander
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 9:58:37 PM

No. This is clear evidence that they haven't a clue what their fans are thinking. Asking fans if they want a FFVII remake is like asking the Sun if it will rise tomorrow.

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:26:01 PM

I think we'd have more problems if Square was out asking the sun questions... ;)

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chedison
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:28:56 PM

I really am inclined to say... NO.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:26:51 PM

best FF is all opinion ;) i think FF6 will always be the top FF

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Jian2069
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:21:34 PM

I'm gonna say FF4 was the best final fantasy IMO.

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Scarecrow
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 9:42:48 PM
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How 'bout they focus their eyes on Final Fantasy XV?

Moving forward instead of backwards?

FFVII is good as it is

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Douchebaguette
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 9:53:16 PM

Now, how many times have you said that? I'll give you $500 if SE reads one of your comments and goes "Shit, son! Scarecrow has a point there."

=P

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:02:53 PM

Moving forward has apparently been a bad idea so ya know...

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Mamills
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:20:39 PM

id say FFVI & Chrono trigger (on SNES) is as good as it gets with VII close behind but thats just my opinion. older FF fans may agree with me on that.

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Scarecrow
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:30:34 PM

You'd be surprise
There is a healthy amount of FF fans who don't want a FFVII remake

Sure we'd take it, but is it necessary?

Moving forward with FFXV as a ps3 exclusive makes more sense.

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Oxvial
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:40:52 PM

move fowards its okay if you take the good road, in this case SE isn't taking that one .

I can't wait to play FFVII remake.

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stupidcomments
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:48:15 PM

Shit, son! Scarecrow has a point there.

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Vitron
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:13:50 AM

@scarecrow, don't you want to relive the glory days even if its just 1 game?

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:32:16 AM

Douchebagette: Seems as if your premonition came true, so say goodbye to $500 :P

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:30:10 AM

They shouldn't focus on XV, they should focus on Versus XIII, just sayin'

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Kevadu
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:13:17 PM

Reliving the glory days would mean a VI remake ;)

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shadowscorpio
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 4:49:59 PM

Why not do both?

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coverton341
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:28:04 PM

I have to interject here but I am almost certain that the day after they said FFIV was going to be an exclusive MMO they recanted that, in a surprise move at E# they revealed that FFXIII was no longer an exclusive, and I am not going to be the least bit surprised if they announce that FFvXIII is going to be multiplat as well. I will be pissed but no not surprised.

Point being that I don't really think we will see another FF that is exclusive to the PS3 even a FFVII remake I think would go exclusive if it could and that's the reason they won't make one.

If there is another exclusive FF game it will be FFvXIII and that will most likely be the last one. Sorry folks but you just have to look at the trends and infer for yourself really.

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CH1N00K
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 9:43:24 PM
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And here we go again...Square dropped the ball with XIII so now they are looking for a way to redeem themselves with their old fans. Why do I get the feeling if this does actually happen, it will be titled "Final Fantasy VII: The Duke Nukem forever Chronicles"?

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piratedrunk
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 9:43:26 PM
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I think it's silly that they are surprised by this but at least they asked the fans. I hope this is the start of a new philosophy for SE.

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Oyashiro
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 9:49:08 PM
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They just keep steering the pot. They already know what we want. I'm sure there next question will be.

"How much are you willing to pay, to remake the game you love?"

I've been playing Heavy Rain to much.

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CHAOS THEORY X
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 9:52:35 PM
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OMG!...Haha sooo glad our Japanese friends feel the same way we do! Maybe SOMETHING will be done...but the fact that they were surprised is really disturbing- and totally expected...

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Highlander
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 9:57:43 PM
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But, won't it take 10-12 years?

::innocent stare::

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tes37
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:10:24 PM

If fans have asked for 9 or 10 years and it takes 1 to 3 years to do........ well you see where my stupid joke is going.

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Jed
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:18:05 PM

damn, that's what I gonna day

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Qwarktast1c
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:24:04 PM

they are lining it up for the 20th anniversary of the game

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tes37
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:24:42 PM

LOL

Damn Jed .. .... you been drinking?

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Jed
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:47:58 PM

No, as much as I would like to attribute that to alcohol, I have not.

EDIT: Awesome, I misspelled another word. I think this is a sign to start drinking.

Good night everybody

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 9:44:43 PM

Took me a while to catch your comment Jed but it's priceless. Hope you enjoyed the drinking :)

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Jed
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 3:15:02 PM

I certainly did.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:06:03 PM
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*Performs the ultimate facepalm*

Well DUH of course people want it, it's all any RPG fan ever wants. That is a massive reversal, and it solidifies the conspiracy theories that they are keeping this one up their sleeve in order to save their asses in case they finally alienate everyone in the world. Make the game, stop being stupid about it.

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Highlander
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:10:10 PM

Real time combat for the win!

::flees::

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CH1N00K
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:17:55 PM

That's the only thing that worries me, They might make it for "twitch" gamers....which means it will be FF6.2

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:08:56 PM

If they do the remake and they fu** with the combat system in ANY way.........I will not be held responsible for my actions.

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kraygen
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:36:53 AM

@Ben

Heck yeah, they remake it and remove my turn based gameplay I'll meet you in japan to kick some teeth in.

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darxed
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:56:31 PM

"We're making the remake! but we're removing the archaic materia system and putting in fan favorite gambits!" and then all around the world, servers exploded with RPG-fan rage, and the internet was no more...

Book of Wada, Chapter 16 Page 102.

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shadowscorpio
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 4:58:45 PM

@ Ben . I am with u there. We aren't asking for a new game all togehter we are asking for a remake. Personally I don't want them to change the battle mechanic whats so ever. Improve the quality of graphic? Fine. Quality of music? Fine. Just don't change the music entirely.

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Mamills
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:16:22 PM
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god, i swear Square enix are a bunch of rejects.

just make the damn remake while ppl stil care.

cuz most of the younger kids, (who they are trying oh so desperatly to win over, you know, the casual audience; that dont even play videogames and buy Wii's to work out and pretend to throw sh** at a screen), already hate final fantasy

i mean seriously, its only the hardcore that care about a FF7 remake.

try get a young kid to play FF7, its damn near impossible

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aaronisbla
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:42:18 PM
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if they make the battle system somewhat similar to X-2, it may be awesome.

No, i havent been drinking either, im being serious. Of course it wouldn't have the dresssphere grid thing but what i mean is how the ATB filled up and you made an attack, if others made an attack right afterwards, it would chain together, having both attackers hit at the same time.

I thought that was awesome when they implemented that in X-2. that game caught a lot of flak and rightfully so imo, but the battle system was one of the better ones on a FF game, give or take a few things

But i dont think they should do a remake, maybe a damn good sequel but not a remake

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:25:53 PM

X-2 ATB was tits, no pun intended. Drink on.

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Arvis
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 10:30:44 AM

X-2 is one of my all time favorite FFs.

-Arvis

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Jed
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:46:27 PM
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Good God man, what is going on over there? Squeenix must have lost their minds. We have only asked for a FFVII remake about a billion times. Every time the subject comes up people start hyperventilating.

I just don't understand why they would do this. They know we want it, and they knew this news always lights up the rumor mills all over the net. So why would they do this just after telling us that it couldn't happen?

They cannot be that stupid. They must get some sort of sadistic pleasure from stirring things up like this.

You know Ben, I remember when you said that you would just not listen to any more of the remake news, and I thought, "Oh come on, don't give up hope!" But now I know how you feel. I'm so tired of this story popping up again and again, just to be shot down. Until SE comes out and officially announces a remake, I'm just going to ignore it. I'm tired of them playing with my head.

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eLLeJuss
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 10:51:26 PM
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Maybe they should make a remake + sequel if they decide on making ff7. Then everyone is happy! :D remake and sequel!!!

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MRSUCCESS
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:10:49 PM
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They should save the money and make a remake of the better game, Final Fantasy 8. Yes, I said it.

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piratedrunk
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:26:59 PM

While I do think that would be sweet.. it would make them a heck of a lot more money to remake 7... THEN work on 8 with their mountain of gold.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:27:10 PM

FF9 was better than 8..and 6 was better than all the others =P

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stupidcomments
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:15:32 AM

Nah. You'll never understand the subjectiveness of the Final Fantasy franchise.

You get people going "FFX! I LOVED that game!".

Then you get someone going "Nah, FFVII is the best. You should try it sometime."

Then some ghey comes along and goes "I prefered FFVIII more than VII. It's a better game." Then: "No way. VIII was pansy with the most plotholes ever."

Then suddenly out of nowhere there's an angry: "Damn, I HATE you people. Why can't you understand that VI is superior than the rest?"

Then spawns an argument about which villian is more evil, badass, or stronger with idiots calling Kefka a gay clown & Sephiroth a Mama's Boy. [Though Kefka is definately more evil, Sephiroth is definately more badass, and no one's stronger than Neo ExDeath].

Some kid goes, "What about Kuja?". He gets shun down [c'mon, Kuja is pretty much homo insecure narcissist], but then the FFVI fanboy goes on saying how FFVI & FFIX are his favourites since it isn't all "crappily futuristic."

And then FINALLY, the elder comes in, tells everyone to STFU because FFIV reigns supreme.


YOU SPOONY BARD!

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kraygen
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:41:22 AM

@ piratedrunk

Yeah thats what I want a ps3 pretty ff where I sit for hours sucking magic out of the same creature because he has some rare hard to find spell.

8's story may be good but the magic was handled poorly. Thumbs down all ya want, you know its true.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 9:17:28 AM

taking magic from enemies is great

You don't need to do it for hours
Consumes no mp to cast

That reminds me, FFVIII has the best magics out of any FF, both stats wise and visually.

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:01:51 AM

Scarecow: You forgot to mention the Refine abilities, where you refine magic from items. It's pretty useful.

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kraygen
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 3:54:02 AM

@ Scarecrow

I hear you say that you don't have to for hours, but if you want all of your characters to have the best stats you do have to do it for that length of time. Certain abilities boost stats way more than others, so by not having 100 magic equipped to that stat you're gimping your team. Then you can't use that magic unless that monster is available or you want to lower your stats.

I'm not saying the game was bad, I'm just saying that the magic system left something to be desired.

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CH1N00K
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:16:46 PM
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I just thought of something disturbing. Everyone is going to read about this, get all excited, then SE will announce next week that this wasn't the policy of the company, it was a sole employee acting on their own initiative and does not in any way reflect anything that SE is doing. Then everyone will be all upset again over yet another FFVII rumour being started, and we'll be back to square one.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:30:13 PM

But not the right "Square one," meaning Squaresoft. I think you are probably correct about how this will all go down. Either that or they will come out and say they will consider doing it... for Xbox 360.

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CH1N00K
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:46:18 PM

I actually thought of your square one comment after I posted, I would have said something but I was deep in a SOCOM match while I was doing it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:24:59 PM
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*Grabs Buster Sword* There is a down thumber about these parts.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:33:42 PM

woops, wrong button =P

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Vitron
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:18:00 AM

Wanna fight? *grabs Masamune*

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:30:51 PM
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I wouldn't even mind if they just put a small team on making an HD version of the old one. Capture some voice acting, and call it a day.

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Naztycuts
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:35:35 AM

Your comment made me think about how seriously they WILL F*** this up, no matter what they do. If they add voices they'll catch hell from the hardcores (The voices will be wrong no matter what to them) If they don't add voices people will b**** that they should have (We have technology etc.) If this becomes a reality it will be a double edged sword for them. The example above is just one of many design decisions the developers will face. This would probably outsell MW2 especially in Japan.

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johnld
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:29:49 PM

i didnt think the japanese voices for advent children were bad at all. as long as they give us the option of using japanese tracks then it'll be fine.

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hehateme
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:44:21 PM
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once they start getting tooo crazy in the world of warcrafty fighting system maybe when its all l ooking down hill they will have to put it up for development.... its almost like they know about this... and its like a secret fallback weapon..... not only would it seriously bring back turn based RPG's it will bring back TURNED BASED RPGs! no more world of warcraft running in circles till ur lil dude swings a stick.....i would with out a doubt if this comes out buy the mega super ultimate edition....... id pay over 130 for this HD remake if it was done right

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Geobaldi
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:44:59 PM
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I'm completely happy with the original as it is. Some classics shouldn't be remade. A remake can even hurt the originals legacy if it's not done correctly. Especially if people have never experienced the original. And in some cases, those that have.

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Snicket
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:54:22 PM
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I know this will only lead to heartbreak but...

DO IT
DO IT
DO IT!

And ditch turn based.

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main_event05
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:30:12 AM

yea, then lets remake ketchup.

but w/o the tomatoes.

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Snicket
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:48:09 AM

Turn based is dead, as it should be because its outdated.


*awaits the downfall of thumbs down*


Its not food, we are talking bout the video games industry, an industry that manages to completly reinvent itself every year. Change is always going to come, you adapt to it or fall by the wayside. IF its a time tested formula for success, it gets carried on, if not, its left behind. That's where turn based gameplay went.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 4:44:56 AM

With your logic we should change basketball hoops to 20feet tall, soccer goals to 30 meters wide, and footballs should weigh 100 lbs.

Change is good, right?

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Snicket
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 10:46:54 AM

That's not exactly what I meant LV, lets not turn this into something that it isnt.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 2:08:31 PM

If you're going to make an outrageous leap in logic to bash a great form of gameplay than I'm going to attempt to do the same to show how wrong you are.


You may not enjoy Turn Based but don't label it outdated. We're talking about videogames here, not fashion. If you believe it's outdated I'd love to hear your reasoning.

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Natalisrubbish
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 2:47:02 PM

Im actually going to go with LV on this one... just because you don't like turn based games doesn't mean everyone else doesn't. Gaping over generalizations certainly do not make anything more true. Turn based is simply less popular, that doesn't mean that with the right production touches and marketing it couldn't be successful. Considering FF-7 is considered by many a fan to be the best FF or best RPG ever, I'm quite certain plenty of people would buy it, turn based battle system or not. (-:

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Snicket
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:31:49 PM

Calling something "great" is just a matter of opinion. Lets all calm down just a little. I'm simply sharing my opinion that I think turn based is slow, and kills the pacing of the game, remember, these are just my thoughts. I don't work for SE and I'm not the one who will make the call, so chill out.

"just because you don't like turn based games doesn't mean everyone else doesn't."

And so...? I'm sorry did I say that?

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johnld
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:32:36 PM

hahahaha, its a twitch gamer. my bad if you're offended but i just read the article about twitch gaming.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 8:13:36 PM

Snicket,

Actually it has more to do with what you didn't say than did. You come on here and proclaim that Turn Based is dead and that it's outdated. You offer ZERO reasons to support your claims and than act surprised when people come after you for it.

Next time you make a statement (one that looks more like an attention getter than anything else) I suggest you at least offer some valid reason to support your opinion.

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Natalisrubbish
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 1:33:20 AM

@ LV
Yeah, you nailed it.

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Naztycuts
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:18:59 AM
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Ok obviously Square Enix has had their heads in another place, while there are die-hards dead against it, the majority want a FF7 remake. I couldn't care less the original was good enough for me, but I would like to see the KOTR & the Golden Saucer in 720-1080p Let's hope if they do it they are smart enough not to "westernize" it, but if they were surprised the fans wanted a remake who knows wtf they'll do.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:02:54 PM

I'd want a world map I can actually walk fully across and see multiple cities on the horizon. I miss that. Stupid FFX had to change things!

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Naztycuts
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 4:57:01 PM

Yeah, to tell you the truth I was kind of expecting a return to the glory days of turn-based RPG's when I bought my ps3, I thought this was rational thinking at the time, then I played Oblivion it was my first real 3rd person RPG (Unless Baldur's Gate counts) I remember thinking "When do I meet my party?" and "Are these actual people playing online?" LOL Then I got Demon's Souls and after walking around with Ostrava from Boletaria for 15 minutes I realized he wasn't going to join my party! That and the departure of turn based this generation has disappointed me so far with our RPG's. Hopefully Demon's Souls 2 will at least have full-time co-op.

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___________
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:54:03 AM
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how is it a surprise to them?
i mean the fans have only been asking for it for god knows how many years.
its like sony coming out and saying o we did not know our fans wanted ps2 compatibility back.
typical $E first it was no we cant do it because its too hard, now its o all these people want it imagine how much cash we could make.
funny how a little $$$ changes the impossible to the possible!

while on the subject of remakes i really hope insomniac do decide to do a remake of the R&C series.
i doubt they will do it because well they said there not putting in trophies for TOD because its "too hard work, and for no reward."
so if putting trophies into a game is "too hard" than i cant see them going back and remaking the whole R&C series up to TOD.
would be nice, no i would fu**ing FREAK! if they did it, but i wont hold my breath.

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Alienange
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:07:18 AM
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My money's on FFVII remake coming out before FFvsXIII

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Vitron
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:08:15 AM
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finnaly! Cloud's picture, I'm getting sick of Sephiroths

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Bigimpactpooch
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:11:33 AM
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Lol if they do F up the remake I will blame the fans for wanting it soo much knowing how remakes turn out...

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johnld
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:34:54 PM

you dont get it, we are asking for a remake not a completely different game. they can upgrade the graphics, sound, and maybe voices. as long as its the same as the original then it'll do fine.

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Jawknee
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 2:51:55 AM

Not all remakes turn out bad. Resident Evil on Gamecube was a fantastic remake.

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Vitron
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:12:08 AM
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well if they included the whole world to reply, were busting their computers with our HELL YES!! replies- consider it "slight punishment"

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:42:45 AM
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I dunno... I like ff7 the way it is right now. The only thing they would improve would be the graphics. And maybe add a Materia fusion system like in Crisis core, but that's it. Plus I worked really hard to get all the final Limits for every character (am currently trying to finish FF7), I've got every ultimate weapon except Barret's and Cait Sith's, and all I need to do now is kill Emerald and Ruby weapon, and then kill Sephiroth. Would be a pain to do that all again. On the other hand, it would be awesome to see the WEAPONs (I mean emerald, ultimate, ruby, diamond etc) in next-gen HD. So again, I dunno... I say go for it.

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kraygen
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:56:53 AM

Man I've beaten that game 5 times now, over 120 hours each time, cause I did it all. Loved every minute of it every time. There is no feeling like taking 2 Knights of the round up to Sephiroth and saying Eat this. AAAAAh yeah!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:44:56 AM
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All I ask is they keep Tifa's outfit from the original game.

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DaNgerSteVe
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:46:38 AM
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two questions

1 will it be a ps3 exclusive

2 will it have towns

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Alienange
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:53:33 AM

3 will it have fingers?

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Mouse_101
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:34:19 AM

4. will i still be alive when it is released

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kraygen
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:54:20 AM
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SE and Wada are Genius's.

I have been saying it for a couple of years now. It's so obvious, can't you see what's been going on. Remember the ffvii test trailer from a few years ago. Remember how your heart stopped beating, you wet yourself, cried, and laughed at all at the same moment because you couldn't believe what you were seeing and it was so, so wonderful.

SE and Wada have been playing us all for years. They've been developing this game for years already. Think about it, every time people start to forget suddenly there's some comment or video, or tiny little glimpse of a mention and ffvii regains the front page. People screaming this time its for real.

SE has always delivered stories that draw us in, and the ffvii remake is just that. The entire process is one giant secret story bent on keeping us on the edge of our seats, so the day that it is announced every gamer on the planet says, "Yes I will buy that!"

Don't be surprised if we get ffvii special ps3's, Uber deluxe editions, controllers. The whole enchilada people.

I'm telling you it will happen and this whole thing on twitter is just another ploy to make us all scream, "yes we want it."

All of SE is sitting in their offices smiling, thinking, "We are going to be so rich."

All I can say is, "Bravo SE, Bravo."

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Douchebaguette
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:48:50 AM

And then you woke up.

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main_event05
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:33:35 AM

That is what I have been trying to say, but in fewer words. It's their trump card. Notice how they never came outright and said there will be no remake.

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just2skillf00l
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 2:13:56 AM
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Turn-based is not extinct, it's simply...endangered at this point. People today have this insatiable urgency for action. They wanna act and do as quickly as possible. This is the reason for the lack of turn-based games this gen so far. I miss the old days when strategy, reasoning, and experimentation won you the tough battles. Nowadays, those with the quickest reaction time reign supreme. If they are gonna do a ff7 remake , please, do it justice. I don't think I can accumulate anymore disappointment from JRPG's without imploding.

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Douchebaguette
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 4:18:14 AM

I think there was always a crave for action in gaming, it's just back then capabilities were more limited.

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kraygen
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:00:19 AM

@Douchebaguette

I have to disagree. Look how popular civilization is. Turn based = Strategy.

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Douchebaguette
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:38:01 AM

Yes, because there happens to be a crowd which enjoys that genre of gaming, just like the crowd who happens to like games that twitch. Or you could enjoy both.

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shadowscorpio
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:18:14 PM

For FF 7 and FF10 had a good level of "action" and were still turn-based.

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Masry_XI
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:00:15 AM
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Not anymore , am starting to get sick of this whole thing , either say your gonna do it or say you wont.
But stop teasing your fans about it every 2 weeks , am starting to get sick of S-E.

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totozero18
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 4:37:22 AM
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@Kraygen, couldn't agree more, VIII's battle system was retarded, I hated drawing it was too damn stupid, then if you needed to used junctioned magic YOUR STATS WENT DOWN, and the limits, don't get me started.

Now I refuse to believe SE doesn't realize we want a remake, they're keeping ppl on their toes until they finish Fabula Nova Crystalis. and if they modify the battle system they should leave an option to go back to good ol' ATB


EDIT: I remember nomura said once "There's one missing part to finish the circle." Then there is Dirge of Cerberus' secret ending where Genesis flies away with Weiss in arms. Next Villian Omega-Genesis??? Idk remake or sequel it could go anyway.....

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 4:46:43 AM
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It's going to eventually happen, people need to chill and stop going insane over anything FFVII. Everyone got their Star Wars prequels and look what that got us.

I'm just saying...

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Naztycuts
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 10:16:56 AM

nice point LV

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 8:14:07 PM

TY, Nazty

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SILVERAMMO
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:06:18 AM
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if they do this they will fially brcomemimmorta;

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:03:33 AM

translation: If they do this they will finally become immortal?

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main_event05
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:37:25 AM

wtft?

(What the French, toast?)

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Andysw
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:23:14 AM
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Did many of the responses read "yes remake final fantasy VII, and make it for playstation 3 only worldwide"?

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totozero18
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 6:39:39 AM

I demand a link to ask for it!!!
Think of this going over to Failbox gives me the chils...

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main_event05
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:48:40 AM

Sony owns all of the publishing rights to it so no worry.

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Andysw
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:54:06 PM

How do you know if that is only for the original final fantasy VII and not a remake?

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main_event05
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:53:35 PM

Maybe you should brush up on copyright laws.

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coverton341
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:41:41 PM

Copyrights can expire and the copyright laws protecting video games are a lot more loosely defined than copyright laws protecting say music and films. And also the parent company that developed the game can opt to buy out of the copyright if mutually agreed upon which would be dumb on Sony's part but also the loophole in this whole ordeal is that the parent company that developed the game doesn't technically exist any more which could allow a really good copyright lawyer to find reason enough to void the copyright.

With the actions of Square-Enix and the shear market brutality that Microsoft exhibits I wouldn't put it past them to try a weasel manoeuvre like this.

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:56:19 AM
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Don't fall for it, they're just screwin' with your minds, it's probably like crack to them.


Wada: Eeh, eeh, people listen up, what can we do to f*ck up these peepz' week this time.

Random squeeenix employee: Let's like, put up a poll at the end of this week, then announce next monday, it will still take too long to remake and say we won't do it after all.

Wada: Good idea, let's do that, everybody get to it now!

Nomura: Damn it Wada, stop taking my team for your stupid actions, we need to get busy with Versus XIII! Or else Kingdom Hearts III will take too long to come out.

Wada: Versus XIII, what's that, if it doesn't come out on xbox too, I don't know what it is.

Nomura: Stupid son of a b*tch, I should really get my own company...

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Gamer4Life
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 11:16:34 PM

LMAO!

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XxNoir
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 8:15:47 AM
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Am i the only one who would prefer a FF8 remake?-
Having the voice actors for squall,rinoa,and the rest would just be amazing to see.

The game had great ideas,it would be awesome to see the game remade but for some reason theres no demand for it =(

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 2:09:28 PM

Scarecrow would love one I'm sure.

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Athrin
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 8:16:42 AM
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Doesent Sony have the distribution rights for FFVII??? thats what ive heard, if they do then Sqeenix cant make it for the crapbox 360.

And squeenix has not made a good FF game since FFX, and the completly destroyed FFXIII by going multyplat, and they make excuses for why the game has no towns or open world..its funny other JRPGs have towns in this generation.

And if the last few FF games indicates they will most likely ruin the Remake, unless they bring back the original staff of FFVII.

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Mr Bitey
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 8:59:08 AM
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Umm what about vsXIII?

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TEG3SH
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 9:40:08 AM
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NOOOOOO NEEEED FOR A REMAKE , seriously it is a classic game ,let it remain a classic . No point in repeating an RPG ,knw ing exactly what would happen next .

If it was something like a sequel or a prequel i wont mind . return the old turn-based to ffxiii versus and i'll be goood

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Mouse_101
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:42:05 AM

i agree. if a game is a classic why remake it? you wouldn't want someone to go and remake your favourite film and ruin it would you?

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kraygen
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:15:03 PM

no, but sometimes remakes are better than the original and we can all hope. What's life without something to hope for.

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shadowscorpio
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:26:29 PM

Listen. If they remake it and i sucks its not like the original is going to dissapear. Just don't play the remake. Simple solution. Just allow everyone who wants a remake to have one. ...that is if it ever happens.

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johnld
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:41:36 PM

why a remake? because not everyone has played FF7 and cant be even bothered to play the classic because "graphics are outdated". As for playing an rpg while knowing what happens next, there are people who play rpgs more than once. just ask around with people on this site.

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Geobaldi
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 12:45:45 AM

"you wouldn't want someone to go and remake your favourite film and ruin it would you?"

They're doing that with Clash of the Titans unfortunately.

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Dante399
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:14:29 AM
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Hell Yeah!!! bring it on!

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Athrin
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:32:47 AM
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What they should do is Remake FFVII, Make a sequel, put Advent children movie and Crisis core and Dirge of cerberus all in one super colectors edition on the PS3 only. Like 2-3 BD disks set. To make the sequel wont take long they would have already most of the stuff done becouse of the remake of VII, and the sequel could be like 5 years after Advent children.

First disk has Crisis core and FFVII remake, second disk has ADvent children and Dirge, and last disk has FFVII sequel.

Sell it for like 125-150$ make 1 Billion$ everybody happy, and Squeenix can continie making crapy games and screwing up the other IPS

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Mouse_101
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:44:28 AM

only in a perfect world would something like that happen. Which unfortunately we do not live in.

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Jawknee
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:24:33 PM
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Its going to happen. Just hope its exclusive. Sony better capitalize on this opportunity. This is one exclusive they need to hold on to.

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darxed
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:59:47 PM
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Square-Enix headquarters:

"No! really! they want a remake!? If they wanted it so bad, why didn't they just said so? This is the first time I've heard of It..."

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Minishmaru
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 2:39:08 PM
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I would buy a FFVII Remake for $300!!!

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kraygen
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:18:34 PM
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Heck I'll buy another playstation if they'll just remake this right. Make a special edition for ffvii remake, put built in memory card reader, backwards compatibility, a large hard drive, special graphics on console(not a sticker), sell it for $500 bucks. I'd buy it and so would lots of others.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:20:29 PM
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Well, now I think we can, maybe officially, say that SE gets the idea. And that's just from Japan. Like you said Ben, if they were surprised at just how much attention they received from Japan, open your eyes to the world SE. We all really want this thing.
If it ever made its way out of Japan (highly doubtful), there would be no doubt, I would preorder a copy the moment preordering became available. Even more so if it were exclusive, which it would be even more appreciated if so. But, if not, I wouldn't care too much, I'd still buy it.
But, I think the real question now is, would the remake soar? Or will it fall?

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main_event05
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:54:29 PM

It'll Soar like an Eagle.

BTW, I wear glasses. lol

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Naztycuts
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:06:52 PM

@Gemo
Now why would they go and do a silly thing like that? The original wasn't exclusive to Japan only, this game is arguably the most critically acclaimed game ever made! I think if they do remake it, they will release it for everyone because it makes better business sense.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 3:03:43 PM

@main_event05

The idea of a remake definately soars... But, will the real thing make everyone as pleased as the PS1 version did? That was my main question. Cause a remake can fail even if it is from an immensely amazing game like FFVII. But, SE could probably pull it off.
And you be a sexy man with the glasses then haha ;)

@Naztycuts

True... However, I just thought it seemed like SE to keep a remake in their own native lands. For example, the KH Final Remix versions never came to anywhere except Japan. That was my thought process behind them not bringing the remake to the states or anywhere else. Although, there's always that small chance...

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SuMtOnE
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:33:53 PM
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I think SE would get a bigger response if they were to ask the fans about a FFVI remake =)

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flamefury42
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 6:54:53 PM
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Don't get your hopes up guys and please if you don't believe me or doubt me in anyway, you can if you want to but. Well you know how Square Enix has been denying the FFVII remake for all this time. Well, what would you think that the secret black project game that Ben told us about could very well be FFVII. NOW PLEASE, DON"T GET YOUR HOPES UP. I"m sorry if I did but, it seems for all this time that this is turning suspicious. FFVII is what gave a big influence in RPG's, I would think that Square Enix does not what to them to know what else they are doing.

Now I like Final Fantasy VIII more and making a remake on that, I would buy that in a hearbeat because it has been favorite game ever since I played as a child. Of course, this secret game that everybody wants to know is not gonna be said for quite awhile. So only time will tell, but I my only guesses are that it will either be the new Twisted Metal or Final Fantasy VII. Please, don't get mad at me for saying it's Final Fantasy VII and it turns out to be that it's not because I know a lot of you love that game.

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Natalisrubbish
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 1:35:05 AM

I can see that being possible, but your absolutely right, it won't be something I count on, it would just be an awesome surprise. (-:

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totozero18
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 4:26:24 AM

I thought of the same, BUT "could be very well" doesn't sound too much of a guess to me, do you have a source????

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TEG3SH
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 7:24:06 AM
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@ johnld believe me i know what it's like to play an RPG a million times (got doomtrain in ffviii) the best RPG in my opinion.

back to the point , whats the point of BUYING a game that u will know what will happen in the end, really i don't see the point

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 7:56:55 AM

Most of it has to do with the journey. Finding out how they got to the ending and enjoying the gameplay should far outweigh any previous knowledge regarding the ending.

Having said that I still think you're cute and I hope you're doing well across the ocean.

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kraygen
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 4:02:07 PM

Have you never seen a movie more than once?

Some things that are really great, need to be experienced more than once to receive the full enjoyment.

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F302Pilot
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 9:53:13 PM
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FF7 remake will probably won't happen in our lifetime it would be too difficult and too expensive, lets just face the fact

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Gamer4Life
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 11:09:02 PM
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IMHO they need to leave it alone. That's the problem with MOST of the so-called FF fans. They wont settle for nothing less than a remake of FF7. Anything that's not 7 will instantly get bashed for the most part. I personally believe that's what all the hate on XIII is about. People trying to force square into a 7 remake. If you wanna play 7 so bad download it off the PSN.

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Bardock617
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 1:47:57 PM
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all i gotta say is...DONT DO IT SE!!!! the only reason people want a remake of FFVII is because its the 1st FF they played.now, if your a true FF fan you would know that VII was only good because it was no longer 8-Bit and could be produced on disc, allowing for better graphical and space capability.heck, if any of the 8-bit FF's were in 3D polygons like FFVII, the hype for VII would be less. but VII was the gateway for most FF "fans". real fans thought it was good and looked better. personally, FFVII is good but, its not the greatest.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 @ 1:18:46 AM

I disagree, and I don't appreciate you claiming that if FF7 is my favorite, it must have been my first. It is, and it's not (in that order, if you're keeping track). Maybe it's the Aerith (Aeris) factor that won me over, or perhaps my interest is just more rounded with the additional FF7 stories of late that make it more complete, but the fact of the matter is that while I'm not going to debate which is "better" (completely relative and impossible to concretely prove anyhow), there are far more reasons for fans to want a remake. The fact that there are newer gen games to round out the story are a good start... then you could discuss the fact that FF7's strategy guide alone sold over 1 mil. copies and how ff7 remake would produce revenue... then you could make an extra point about the newer generation of gamers who loved Crisis core or were captivated by Advent Children, but just don't want to play FF7 because it's outdated (let's face it, ages 18 and under are REALLY not interested in anything pre-PS2 IF that. no matter how good.) For me, graphics were not what won me over. In fact, it took me a while to get around to FF7. (PSX was a big buy for me at the time. Didn't graduate from SNES to PSX until around the time FF8 came out... If it were a graphical issue, I'd have been won over by FF8.)

Look, there's lots of HC FF fans in here. I am definitely one of them. FF7 was not my first, but it is my favorite for a lot of reasons. I'm just a little tired of some of the folks here trying to act like they are somehow above the average FF fan simply because they appreciate the classics. The fact of the matter is, there would be more hype over a FF7 remake than any other FF, and it would SELL. Why else would the embellish on the story in as many ways as they already have? And don't try to act like you wouldn't be all over that... especially if you're a real FF fan.

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Zabatsu
Monday, March 08, 2010 @ 6:03:06 PM
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I just had to create an account to share my point of views.

I've been around for a while. I know the business, I know the rules. In this world, the most logical solution never is the best.

I believe that a remake of FFVII is essential. One of Square's greatest game ever created would get them back straight on the line.

Square has been off ever since it merged. Going back to the roots would do good for them. Actually, doing what they know people like and go from there.

SE must now man up and show us what they've got, or they're out of the business. You can only come so far with a fantasy. SE tries to be innovative, sure, I'll give them that. But sometimes, just sometimes; just show your guts, listen to your fans; I rarely see that these days.

Create games from the heart, not by the brain. It ruins the entire reason of gaming. There's nothing to lose but a tad of your pride, you can always rise your head back up again.
Equal trading, give something to get.

However, the Japanese people carry a lot of respect within themselves and wants to emit nothing else. Perfection is the only goal. I love SE for what they do and what they have done for the gaming industry. So it's sad to see them fade away, all because of their pride.

Speaking from a personal perspective, though staying anonymous, I know what I'm talking about. A simple click on the reset button would be the best solution for SE to get back in track. Love comes from the heart, war comes from your brain, don't think, just do, right?

We had to go back to our roots to learn what we lost. What we did it for. But it gave us the right kick in the ass to create one of the best games ever made.

I just felt like sharing some of my experiences and thoughts with you people and I hope you guys appreciated it and perhaps learned something of it.

Let's hope we make the right choice.
I will not respond to any replies.

Best Regards, Anon.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 @ 1:06:40 AM

ok

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shadowscorpio
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 @ 10:36:56 AM

Did/do you work for Square/Squaresoft/Square-enix?

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totozero18
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 @ 4:56:36 PM

"gave us the right kick in the ass to create one of the best games ever made" so he did work for square...

@Shadowscorpio I bet he didn't make it to the Sq-Enix merger, nothing good came out of it. My guess is he was there as part of the FF-V team? Maybe VI
I'll see what I can find

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totozero18
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 @ 9:09:32 PM

"This is just in" umm Square completely bought Eidos Interactive (they published FF-VII por pc) soooo there's even less chances of the remake going to failbox

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Sparky11
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 @ 7:45:38 AM
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hell yea there should be a remake just think of what the game could produce from looking at FF13 and Advent Children !!!!! and think if they added content from Crisis Core and or Advent Children it be off the charts!!! SE would be raking it in and we all would love to beable to own one of the best games again but in SO much better product while still injoying the game we know and love!

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Zhirae
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 4:38:38 PM
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I’m going to be painfully honest here.. But let’s face it. Square/SquareEnix hasn’t released a decent game since Final Fantasy X. To me it has just been one disappointing game after the other and it has gotten to the point where I can’t even look forward to seeing a game being pushed out by my once adored and utterly revered game company. So.. Of course, the mere mention of them “remaking” Final Fantasy VII makes my gut churn. I would rather them not have the chance to ruin this game by remaking it with their inability to even make good games now. You’d think “If they remake it from scratch just as it was and polish it up really pretty like, there is no way they can mess it up!”

I doubt it. I really.. Really doubt it. Look at Final Fantasy XI--
Sorry. I just threw up in my mouth a little. No clue why they even fathomed the idea of making the main character of their storyline Chris Crocker, but hey, it is there. Then there is XII! “Yaay! We waited years for this, I‘m so excited, there is no way they can mess up like las-… what the F*** is this!?” Yeah, I’ll go back to playing IX now.

Now.. Why would any of you actually believe that an seemingly washed up company, who apparently adopted a no more good games policy at the end of 2001, would be doing us any favors by remaking the timeless classic that we grew up with and love to this day? You people should have seen it coming with X-2! I mean, I know people seem to think us gamers have no dignity, but I’m going to ask that they spare us the shame ahead of time. Yes.. Get mad at me. I know I’m not dumb, blind, or stupid and I’m certainly not in denial.

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#281 Subtlety

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