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How Much Are You Willing To Pay For Final Fantasy VII Remake?

People just can't stop talking about it.

After Square Enix revealed a new Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer at the PlayStation Experience, millions of fans started talking.

Then the company announced that the game would be released in episodic format (or something similar), and the world exploded.

I call it little more than a marketing ploy, but some people really like the idea. The point is, love it or hate it, this is the path Square Enix has chosen, so the real question is: How much are you willing to pay for it? One would think the entire production would cost $60 in total, whether you pay for it all up front (like you will with Hitman) or incrementally, paying a certain amount per part/chapter/episode or whatever. Then there's the question of DLC or microtransactions and given the massive fan base for this game, I'm willing to bet Square Enix is considering both.

Ultimately, what do you see yourself paying for this? Me, I'm not paying a dime, but I'm sure I'm in the minority. Can you see yourself paying well in excess of $60 for the entire re-imagined production? If so, how much more? It'll be interesting to see what people say...and Square Enix should probably pay attention.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy VII Remake

Tags: final fantasy vii remake, ffvii remake, final fantasy 7 remake

12/7/2015 9:53:12 PM Ben Dutka

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Underdog15
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 10:08:38 PM
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How much were each of the .hack games? They were episodic, but full length in each of their own rights.

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shaytoon
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 10:20:46 PM

right! i loved that series. the idea of the story was amazing. if only they can make a brand new one for todays consoles

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Temjin001
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 10:33:16 PM

And Shenmue (until SEGA ran out of money and quit after part 2) and Xenosaga.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 9:51:11 AM

Uh...all of those games were originally designed to be broken up into multiple installments. FFVII never was, of course.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 11:45:43 AM

Not all of them Ben. Shenmue parts 1 and 2 were developed as one game. SEGA eventually made the call to split this work into two parts. I remember seeing footage for Shenmue 2 before Shenmue 1 released.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 12:46:22 PM

Except nobody felt ripped off at the end of the first Shenmue, or felt it was an incomplete experience. There was a central story that wasn't broken apart into pieces. The sequel continued the story, of course, but it was done more in an original/sequel way as opposed to the way they do episodic now.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 1:33:28 PM

The dot hack games always left you with cliffhangers...

And who's to say they can't do that with FFVII? You're making a lot of assumptions on basically no info. That's my biggest beef with your outlook on the game. I know you took psychology, Ben. When you enter with a negative bias before enough information is available to even process, you are much more likely to be disappointed even when you otherwise may not have been.

My point is... please try to stave off the negative assumptions (and assumptions are what they are) until you know the full story. Advocate for what you want, absolutely!! (We've seen developers bend to the will of the gamer before, ie. Mass Effect) But it seems premature to write it off as a bad game. Am I expecting it to be amazing? Not necessarily. I don't know what to expect yet. Am I excited to find out? Absolutely. Do I have concerns arising from the recent news? Sure I do! But I definitely can't profess to know the outcome of the game's quality, nor can I profess to know what exactly they even mean by "episodic", other than the fact they've said each one would be a "full game".

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Temjin001
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 3:45:02 PM

Ben both Shenmue and Shenmue 2 ended creating more questions then they answered.
And yes, people did complain about that, especially Shenmue 2's gaping cliffhanger of an ending. But few were disappointed by the value of their offerings.

Though, I will say the episodic nature of taking FFVII and breaking it apart does create a lot of questions and concerns by myself. The nature of any RPG is building your party up overtime, culminating to a fully realized gameplay system by the end of it all. If this story is to break apart into standalone titles, each as a unique experience, I have no idea how they could retain any faithfulness to an RPG's formula of progression.
They're choosing to make risky calls, no doubt, Im just hoping they can deliver. If not it will be an epic fail.





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Underdog15
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 3:50:24 PM

I wonder if it'll be like dotHack in that regard. You could start with any episode and it would start you off at a reasonable level and skillset/item collection. OR you could import a save file and continue on normally.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 9:05:49 PM

Temjin: Lots of games end in cliffhangers and leave questions unanswered. That's what sequels are for. Certainly doesn't qualify either Shenmue entry as "episodic" by the modern definition of that term. I mean, it's not even close, neither from a development nor a marketing standpoint.

Underdog: My assumptions are based on my knowledge of the industry and Square Enix's history. You apparently see fit to ignore all that and hope against hope for the sake of optimism. I'm at least using facts I have - and everyone has - at their disposal.

The bottom line is that there's a reason why something like The Witcher 3 or any other epic RPG would never in a million years be episodic. Such games are simply not designed for that. FFVII was DEFINITELY never designed for that. No matter how you slice it, no matter how optimistic you choose to be, there's no getting around this massive problem. Why do you think ignoring this obvious issue makes the situation any better?

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Underdog15
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 @ 9:21:25 AM

But they are assumptions, nonetheless, which was my exact point. And I freely admitted that I choose to be optimistic despite the concerns I absolutely have. To break down what I said to something a little more elementary with fewer lines for you to have to read between, I am choosing to not be negative about facts that do not concretely exist at this point.

If you read what I wrote more carefully, you would see that factually, I am absolutely correct as are you, assumptions exempted. We merely disagree on philosophy and principle.

And while you have a slight upperhand in having the luxury of working day in and day out in the industry, I would not be so quick to underestimate my ability to see patterns and differentiate between statistical trends and statistical probabilities. I do not think wielding the mighty mace of industry attachment is enough of a power for you to just dismiss my point of view in this particular instance.

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Mdash0009
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 10:16:48 PM
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More than I should be willing to

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shaytoon
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 10:25:30 PM
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im willing to pay $60 if it includes all episodes. i dunno how i would feel if they charged per episode (but then that depends on how many episodes)

i know where youre coming from ben, but this game....it gives me the feelies unlike anything else, so yeah, i will give in to my consumerism and throw my money at them even if it means to preorder it to get a special something something worthless nothing that prolly changes clouds outfit lol.

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TomBradySucks
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 10:32:41 PM
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I'm not so sure why people are freaking out about this. I doubt all the episodes will cost more than $60 combined. 4 $15 episodes sounds about right, and of that really bothers you wait until all episodes release and buy a physical copy.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 10:59:22 PM

You don't understand why people (especially fans) would take issue with SE deciding to not give us one full game but multiple segments of a whole story?

How would you have felt if you bought FFVII only to find disc 1 and having to wait months for disc 2 then having to wait months for disc 3?

Oh and you're foolish for thinking the combined price tag for the combined "episodes" will be $60. SE is doing this for $ reasons.

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shaytoon
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 11:25:07 PM

sounds to me theyre jealous of destiny :P

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TomBradySucks
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 11:28:37 PM

Kinda being a drama queen here don't you think? Who says you're not getting a full game? You'll get it in episodes or whatever they end up calling it. Wait until they all release of them makes you feel better.

And yes, unless they plan on doing sequels like FF XIII, I don't see how they can justify charging more than $60 for the complete package.

But we're all just speculating here. Don't let your nerd rage keep you up at night :-)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 11:33:15 PM

I think we can speculate confidently that they will weasel every extra dollar out of it. If the first episode is 20 hours and AAA content they might want more than $15-$20 for it.

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TomBradySucks
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 11:36:29 PM

We can speculate that. But we literally have no idea what they're charging, and how much content were actually getting. Trying to be a little optimistic here.

The reaction online has been that the sky is falling.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 12:02:44 AM

TomBradySucks,

Kinda being an ignorant person that fails to answer any of the questions I asked you? How exactly is my pointing out the obvious to you in any way me being a drama queen?

Define a "full game". I pointed out a rather simple scenario involving the original release of FFVII to make it crystal clear to you.

I don't want to wait months/years to play a single game that in the past (on inferior hardware, with less $$$, and with less staff) came in a complete package on Day1.

You're honestly trying to rationalize SE justifying charging us $60+ for a FFVII remake? They milked $180 out of what is widely regarded the weakest entry in the entire FF series.

The difference being that I'm basing my speculation on facts and company history. You appear to be resting on false hope and idiotic reasoning.

I love your passive aggressive final comment. Typical internet troll.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 12:41:50 AM

There is ZERO chance any "segment" will only be $15-$20.

Today it was already said that each "segment" would be full game length. (Whatever that means.)

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TomBradySucks
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 9:11:37 AM

You can get as mad as you want regarding the episodic content and how this doesn't bothers some as much as it does you.

I didn't answer your question because this is a remake. The people that are arguing about it online already played the original. If this happened 20 years ago, yea that would be bullshit. But SE has already gone on record saying that this remake will be very different from the original. This could mean that they're making the game bigger than it originally was (hence making it a "series" akin to FFXIII) or they decided to splice the game up into 3-5 parts similar to a TellTale game or the fantastic King's Quest. If it's the latter than the company probably wants some return on this investment sooner rather than later. Depending on the price, I'm personally OK with them splitting it up. We will get to play it sooner rather than later.

And episodic games have become somewhat of the norm. I don't love t, but I usually wait to buy the full package after they all release. There's a reason companies are doing that. They make more money because people are either going to spend less money buying the first episode to "try it out" or they're going to plop down the full $30-60 and buy the complete game/full package. SE seems like they're going after a new demographic of gamers (FFVII is almost 20 years old) with this episodic strategy, while banking on schmucks like me to buy it all at once.

This is of course a moot point if they come out and say they're splitting the game into 3 $60 titles, in which case I won't be buying it. But until they do I'm willing to hold out hope.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 11:09:35 AM

TomBradySucks: You're making valid points. I think LV's issue - and the issue many have with this - is that it not only feels like a cash grab (because in many ways, I think it is), but it also isn't in the spirit of the original game.

Breaking up FFVII to be sold off in parts just sounds...bad. It sounds disrespectful, if that makes any sense. This is in addition to the obvious problem ALL episodic games have, which is a lack of cohesion because there are always these big gaps in between. Plus, people are simply not big fans of paying a certain amount multiple times (no matter what that amount is).

You have to look at it from that viewpoint as well.

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TomBradySucks
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 5:44:13 PM

All very fair points Ben!

I think it'll come down to your original question: how much are you willing to spend on this. $60x3 is not going to fly with myself and a lot of gamers.

The concern about time inbetween episodes also makes a lot of sense. TellTales Game of Thrones took them a full YEAR, which sucked.

I hope SE addresses these comcerns soon

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Temjin001
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 10:35:42 PM
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I'm expecting several full length games as the director has suggested. So $60 times 3 or something.

Edit: this is of course contingent on the first game being good. If we really are being lied to and this thing is a marketing ploy and crap then I won't pay more than once.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 11:02:11 PM

It isn't going to be good. Like a vast majority of SE games this past decade it will have top-notch production value that crumbles under the weight of it's mediocre gameplay and direction. It's going to get a high 8 on IGN and Gamespt, but will be in the 5s for fan reviews.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 11:31:25 PM

Did they manage to get the old team back together as they said they'd need to? That'd be how it turns out good in a sea of bad.

If only Hironobu Sakaguchi could be prez again.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 1:11:59 AM

Hey, I'd be happy if it scored 8's.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 1:51:29 AM

I'm curious what the director meant btw stating that each segment in the series would be its own "unique experience"
One could only wonder. ...
FFVII episode 2: The untold stories of Cloud and his motorbike races. (Racing game)
FFVII episode 3: Call of Barret. (Play FFVII as Barret in FPS style)
FFVII episode 4: Golden Saucer (a bunch of fun mini games)

The possibilities.... Endless

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 9:44:56 AM

I'm thinking the overall tone. When EA had Dante's Inferno turned into a movie they got 3 great animators to take each part and make it their own even though it's the same story. New art direction, mood, a different focus on how dialogue unfolds.

Another example: Mission Impossible 1,2,3. All very different on purpose due to different directors.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 10:36:53 PM
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$60.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 10:54:52 PM
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Full Price. I know the game will be a huge disappointment but I have to follow through on a promise I made myself years ago. It's sad that something I never thought would ever happen ended up happening but (so far) failing to come close to my expectations.

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ethird1
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 11:08:41 PM
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You are not alone, Mr Dutka. You not alone. For me? Not one single penny.

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FAREEZ
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 11:10:49 PM
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100 Gil, i guess...

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shaytoon
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 11:24:36 PM

LOL

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 11:29:15 PM
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I'll pay what it's worth. If it's worth $200 then I'll pay that. The original changed my life and continues to define parts of my personal philosophies on good, evil, life, death, relationships, mental illness, and being a hero. Any classic, like Moby Dick or Paradise Lost only gain value over time each time you revisit it.

If this take on the quintessential classic of all classics in thoughtful, heartfelt gaming is expensive then I'll pay what it costs to absorb the nostalgia, travel in time a little, see how topics that were near and dear to my angsty teenage heart are handled 20 years later, and whatever else comes up.

People are crazy because this game is a personal possession to the fans. It wasn't a game in the way Uncharted is or Mario was or even like other JRPGs were, it meant something special and different to those who enjoyed it because they saw it through thier lens at that time.

Replaying the old one, which I'm happily doing now with that PS4 version finally out, isn't really enough to use a new lens to experience it through. It settles carefully into nostalgia and I still feel the same way about the material.

Sometimes a book isn't seen as a work of genius until another book is written about it. In this same way, I want to experience it anew to look at the nuanced and complex humanity in that story with new eyes.

If it's trash, on the other hand, I'll still play it but I'll wait for the full version on a big sale.

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ethird1
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 11:44:53 PM

You will pay nothing and like it! Sissy boy!

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Underdog15
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 12:44:01 AM

Who the f*** says "sissy boy"?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 9:45:24 AM

ethird you release worse content than Square Enix.

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godsman
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 11:41:41 PM
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I don't see any reason that FF7 cannot be one game. If gameplay length and disc capacity is not a problem, going episodic can only mean that it's a price issue.

Selling it in episodic can mean we can play FF7 as early as the end of next year, but have to suffer having the rest of the game once every year. I don't see anyone having the patience to wait that long. So it becomes a problem of owning part of a game that has no ending, or a game with no beginning.

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Corvo
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 1:20:17 AM
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Well I've done some thinking, and I think Square made a good call making it episodic. If on PS1 the game was 3 disks, that means they'll probably release 3 episodes over the course of three years. Each episode releasing after a year of development time. See, this way we aren't waiting 4 years for the full game and instead can play along side of the development and obviously once its all done and said, theres going to be the complete version.

I may be wrong, but that makes a helluvalotta sense.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 9:47:37 AM

I'd be uber pissed though to wait a year before playing again. I'm 34 and I used to drink a lot. I'd forget everything by the time the next one came out and have to play again.

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shaytoon
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 11:44:26 AM

nononononono. episodes cannot and should not be released every year. thatll literally kill the game (though others will say its already dead)

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Breadlover
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 1:50:44 AM
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$10 - $15 per episode? *shrug*

I hate the fact that no matter what we do, we don't have the capability or financial capacity to put a dent in SE small brains to change how they do games these days....

I hate that I will have to "go with the flow" just to be able to play this beloved franchise.

I hate it. But.. $10 - $15 a piece is all I can probably give.

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shaytoon
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 1:23:05 PM

LOL @ your name and avatar. have you heard of a restaurant called specialtys? their focaccia thyme bread is absolutely fantastic.

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Breadlover
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 8:25:16 PM

@shaytoon I have not, but now that I have, I will find it, and I will eat the flour out of all the bread there xD

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frostface
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 2:01:27 AM
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I really have to play the original past the first 30mins of the game so I can see just how life altering this game is for people. I'm just wondering how much of the original is being viewed with rose tinted glasses. And heh, I'm not calling the game rubbish, I'm just adjusting to the really outdated graphics but I do appreciate for the time how ground breaking it must have looked back then. I haven't played even near enough to talk about the story either. But really am I walking into a game that has people making bold statements that it changed their lives? I suppose I should revisit that question once I've stuck my teeth into it more. But fans reactions online for this remake are nuts and I'm wondering if there's even any way at all for SE to get this game right? It seems expectations are really high. If people love everything about the first game so much, why not just play that and chill with the remake.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 7:56:16 AM

At the time it was mind-blowing for sure. Over 10 million sold, man! I have a number of friends who loved it, and it's the only Final Fantasy they ever touched. (Or turn based rpg for that matter)

I play it every couple of years still for nostalgia, but its age DEFINITELY shows.

Personally, though, I haven't seen anything about the remake make me think they're doing a bad job.

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shaytoon
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 11:48:42 AM

theres no nostalgia to it if you decide to play the game now. its going to look very outdated, but you have to keep in mind those were the best graphics psx was offering.

the cgi cut scenes were THE BEST at the time as well, no other game had achieved such graphics.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 12:48:25 PM

No point in playing it now. It had an impact on people's lives 18 years ago; I doubt you'll be able to see why so long after the fact, and with technology having changed so dramatically.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 2:04:13 PM

PS1 saw a huge growth in graphical achievement even within it's own lifespan. The games that came out in 1995 compared to 1999/2000 are like completely different generations almost!

For a final fantasy comparison, here's the progression from FF6 on SNES to FF7 on PS1, then FF8 and FF9. The difference between 7 and 9 are enormous despite being on the same system. And the difference between 6 and 7 are gigantic. (Even though 7 would also be considered ancient now)

FF6:
https://youtu.be/NsPgmS3i1Rs?t=6m6s

FF7:
https://youtu.be/KhSicdniIng?t=14m12s

FF8:
https://youtu.be/MAsNV5_GOro

FF9:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJVOBGK6W1s

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Oxvial
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 4:17:36 AM
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I'm not like those FF fanboys that are okay with pay 180 bucks, I would only pay the fair price of 60 bucks... but taking into account the game it's not turn based and SE ARPG's are kinda boring I would bargain bin to 30, but I fear it gonna be three FFVII remake games they plan to release so I doubt I would get them at that price so probably I'm going to skip this.

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shaytoon
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 @ 2:24:19 AM

honestly, i dont wanna pay $180. i dont even wanna pay more than $60 for the game. if thats what theyre going to end up doing then im gonna be stuck in the much longer run and wait til its fully released and hopefully pay $60 for its entirety

destiny is the only video game on console that i have ever spent more than $60 on.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 5:16:48 AM
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Uhhh..........we already know the story so what's the point of making it episodic?

Oh wait, there's always money involved.

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Bigimpactpooch
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 5:51:08 AM
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Since they are going to be full games retail at 60 bucks...I'll buy each one. I'm still excited for it

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MRSUCCESS
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 7:38:21 AM
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Regardless of the price, I have no interest in playing FF7 again (original or remake).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 11:08:09 AM
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The saddest part is if this creation flops Square Enix will just shrug and say that they gave everyone what they asked for but were betrayed rather than seeing what they are doing wrong.

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shaytoon
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 11:53:22 AM

flop as in?

have no doubt, itll sell. (i hate that it comes down to money and really hope this isnt a cash cow theyre intentionally milking though they technically are milking it lol) SE will have the fattest pockets that they have never seen or encountered the second preorder becomes available. have no doubt, this game will most likely shatter all sorts of records.

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shadowscorpio
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 6:58:21 PM

Screw SE then if that's the way they end up going about it. They can't possibly be so naïve as to not know that if they mess this up they wont be forgiven. People have been critizing Square enix for years for throwing their old school fans under the bus.

I say let their "new" audience support them. Even people that like action games say their action rpg's don't live up. I don't know. We need SOOOO much more information than what we have now. But this is what people have wanted forever and I don't believe that SE will ever have an undertaking such as this where they truly have to prove their worth to all fans now.

All eyes on you SE. I hope their former Presidents are watching too. -rant done.

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shaytoon
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 11:55:43 AM
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the original released in 1997. i didnt get my hands on it til 1998 which is why this didnt occur to me until now...

the game will be released q1 2017 with each episode coming out every 3 months. why? 20 year anniversary.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 12:06:20 PM
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So, I just read on IGN they're building the game with Unreal 4. This just keeps getting better and better.

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Which makes sense now as to why I noticed in the trailer at certain moments it didn't look as clean as Final Fantasy XV. I said at the beginning that I didn't want them to remake this game because they would just screw it up. It looks like it's headed in that direction already. So will this be the first Final Fantasy with screen tearing, frame rate dips and noticeable texture loading? Shame. :/

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 12:49:05 PM

LOL @ Unreal 4

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Hexen
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 1:27:25 PM

Unreal works great for batman but it doesnt look very good for anything else.It gives the games a muddy look and with a bunch of technical issues.Also having the developer of the Naruto games making the game is very strange,if they are that serious about it being action packed then Platinum would have been a better choice.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 2:46:24 PM

My biggest issue with Unreal is that even with the power of the ps4 Arkham Knight wasn't completely free of frame rate hitches and screen tearing. Though I guess to be fair, Arkham Knight was made with a modified version of Unreal 3 apparently. Not Unreal 4. In addition, there is that glossy look that seems coat every surface, including characters skin and clothing. And the physics, which could be another thing all together, I'm not sure, are always terrible in games made with Unreal. Everything has that stupid rag doll effect.

I don't know. Perhaps with Unreal 4 in Japanese hands it will still manage to have the picture and performance quality that most big budget Japanese games have. But I won't hold my breathe.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 3:28:59 PM

Keep in mind Jawknee, Batman was easily one of the best performing current-gen open world games on PS4.
It was also a superb looking game. And that was UE3. I suppose we could say MGSV is the best performing but remember that was made within the PS3's footprint.

Take comfort in knowing that Battlefront's standard setting lighting tech is making its way into FFVII Remake.
http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/12/08/final-fantasy-vii-remake-uses-the-same-powerful-global-illumination-tech-as-star-wars-battlefront/

It ought to look lovely.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 4:25:43 PM

Looks like they are desperate to release it early 2017.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 7:44:36 PM

at least unreal means a quick release.

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shaytoon
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 @ 2:31:40 AM

so why would they go with unreal when they showed off agnis philosophy with their own engine?

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Akuma_
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 6:24:15 PM
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My question, is how does an open world RPG game work as a multi-part series?

How do our characters carry over between each part?

How will the FF7 world change between each release?

How much time will there be between releases?

I really really really don't see how they can pull this off, while at the same time respecting the original release.

Based on the gameplay we have seen so far, and everything we have heard, I honestly believe they will be building the remake in the same light as FFXIII. Even the battle system is similar. As in, it will just be a single linear pathway throughout the entire game, loosing all of it's charm.

I 100% don't believe the bullshit excuse everyone is making for SE by saying "Oh if they built the full game as a single release, it wouldn't come out till 2020". Bullshit. Absolute bullshit. The game isn't THAT big, no game in history is.

What the fuck is wrong with Japanese developers? Seriously, it's like, in the face of growing Western competition, they all just went completely insane. Very few of them make good shit anymore, or make good decisions.

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Akuma_
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 6:24:41 PM
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What's with all the 'pending moderator approval' on the comments???

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 7:45:08 PM

swearing and things that look like links need approval. Sometimes it does it for no reason tho.

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Akuma_
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 @ 7:20:51 PM

Really? We used to be able to swear willy nilly around these parts.

Don't tell me PSXE is going 'PC'?

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MrAnonymity
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 @ 3:58:54 AM
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I've never cared for the whole "Are you salty?" thing that was going around there for a while... but I think it applies in this situation. With how personally so many people are taking this remake, I sincerely hope - for everyone's benefit - it exceeds expectations. However... even in light of the recent news, I remain excited.

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