Sup bitches (and whores),
I was a diner last week eating up some tasty grits with a buddy of mine, and some how our conversations came up onto what games we have been playing lately. As some of you have heard, PSN is down, and it's living proof that Xbox 360 is the best console ever...I'm joking. Anyway, we started to talk about what games we have been playing, and much to both our surprises we were both playing Final Fantasy VII in bits and pieces. My buddy was doing it with his original discs, I was doing it over the PSP/PS3 using the fancy remote play. It's pimping.
Now before I begin, Final Fantasy VII has always been my least favorite one due to the idiots who make up the fanbase. I just got sick and tired of their bullshit cosplay, fanfictions, and absurd theories...and I also feel FF7 is whored out. It's a fucking whore that gets fucked for a quater, it's like the game is Square's Enix number one prostitute and a sure fire way to get some money. Wada dresses up FF7 in some slut dress, fuck me boots, and lipsticks that bitch so she can get fucked by the fat fucks who masturbate to Tifa and Yuffee every night. Maybe too graphic, but hey...a point has to be made.
Let's ignore all the side stories, the movie, and the whore-iness of the game...let's just focus on what Final Fantasy VII is. It's a damn good JRPG, it's proof that large scale JRPGs can be made, and the living legacy of the days when Squaresoft was considered the very top of the top. Here's what Final Fantasy VII is:
- Well structured story, Cloud's amnesia wasn't a cop out, you saw the affects of how badly one man could ruin the world, and how corporate greed could kill the very fibers of life. About Cloud's amnesia, it was needed for the plot...and when you figure out the twist, it changes your entire opinion of him. He didn't get amnesia because he hit is head, he did it so he could hide in his shame. He viewed himself as a failure and his burden of living was due to the sacrifice of someone greater. Then we have the corporate subtext, no kings or queens...a modern tale of how corporations are the new rulers of our world. Finally, the idea of pure evil...a man who is willing to go to any lengths to end the world, his revenge for what the world did to him.
- Solid Battle System, love it or hate it...but the truth is the Materia system works and it's still the best system out there compared to all other Final Fantasy (except FF12IZJS...still think the job system there is better). The Materia system can easily make the jump to the future without losing the foundation of the game...or what the hell, just tell Nomura to put FF7 in the V13/KH engine.
- Minigames, side quests, things to do, and a fucking world map. FF7 has shit to do...and Gold Saucer alone is one of the highest point of the extra shit. FF7 had something that FF8 was missing, FF9 tried to get, FFX ignored, FF12 forgot, and FF13 said "fuck it"...it had shit to do that didn't feel like a fucking gride. FF7 knew it was a game, and it put games in it's game. It made it fun...it made you want to take breaks from the story.
Now the FF13 team said it's impossible to have that kind of scale in games due to the lack of technology, but Nomura already confirmed world maps, airships, large scale, and stuff from the old days of JRPGs for Versus XIII. How did Nomura pull this off but the primary Final Fantasy team can't? The fucking Kingdom Hearts team is doing it...what's stopping the crew that works with just Final Fantasy?
Is voice acting too hard? Too much shit to voice? Alright, just do the important stuff as cutscenes and the rest as text, what's wrong with that? The world map too big? Well...how the fuck is Nomura doing it with Versus XIII?
The excuse of technology, or the game being too hard to make is bullshit. When Square Enix has it's Kingdom Hearts team (who DONT make Final Fantasy) doing the things that the FF13 team said was impossible, it's a slap in the face of not only the fans but also the industry as a whole. It just shows them as being fucking lazy.
The work on a FF7 Remake will be spent on making the game, it doesn't involve story. They already have the renders from Advent Children, some of the cities have already been remade in the movie, that shitty Vincent game had things they can update from, etc. The thing about having a whore is that it's been around. You have shit you can use, that bitch has been DPed so many times it knows how things work. Don't be fucking lazy.
Now about the plot, FF7 was ahead of it's time. Now some people will say the cut-off of "good" and "bad" FFs is post FF6...but I think FF7 tries hard to be that bridge between the two. It tries to make a point of corporate greed, tries to make a point of love, environmentalism, what terrorism really is, and the future legacy of the people who live after us. The funny thing is, Squaresoft has become the Shinra Corproation...and having a plot like that would be so fucking funny.
I'm really enjoying playing through FF7 again. I forgot how good Square used to make their games. It's a god damn shame most of the crew left, and maybe FF7 shouldn't be whored out at all anymore. Square will keep whoring it out, so just do the right thing and make the game everyone wants. If you're afraid it would waste time, then just tell Nomura to do it after he finishes Kingdom Hearts III. He'd gladly go back and redo it, and even said he'd consider it if he had time.
Inspire a future generation, remind people like me who grew up playing your games as a tool for escapism, and just feel some fucking remorse. Square Enix's most profitable franchise the past decade has been Kingdom Hearts, not Final Fantasy. It's fucked up, they'll clearly remake every one over and over...but they won't touch the one people want.
But hey, when you got a slut that people keep paying for, why would you set it free?