214 Comments
Posted by nobu

Sweet!

Posted by itsVASH

really?

Posted by jgree21

Bwah?

Posted by Mezmero

Can you play this game with a 360 controller? I just hope the load times are better.

Posted by yoshisaur

Maybe I'll finally get to play the game every one of my friends defended to the death in High School. Hopefully it's not a shit port and supports controllers.

Posted by Stimpack

Aside from cloud saves, achievements, and HD support, I'm not honestly sure what they're really doing with this. It's FFVII, and people have been waiting a long time. It would be nice if they would go all out with it.

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

Who cares?

Posted by Xymox

I just love that they got the Trailer Guy for this.................

One Maaan...

Posted by CornBREDX

haha 
I have the original release CD for this on PC already. 
It's really buggy though- I am going to assume they wont really fix any of those issues though, just make it modern PC compatible. If they do fix them, though, that would be real nice of them.
 
Still, that's kind of cool.

Edited by EthanML

Hold up, I played this on PC years ago, it's been around forever. What am I missing? Based on this trailer it's the exact same game.

Posted by Nightriff

Probably pick this up since I haven't touched the PSN version since I bought it a few years back

Posted by LikeaSsur

@Mr_Skeleton: A lot of people that aren't you. A strange concept, I'm sure.

Edited by Sooty

@Stimpack said:

Aside from cloud saves, achievements, and HD support, I'm not honestly sure what they're really doing with this. It's FFVII, and people have been waiting a long time. It would be nice if they would go all out with it.

Well the original PC version is extremely dated and finicky with what it will run on, so this re-release makes sense. But yeah it's still FFVII, so the same overrated as hell snorefest.

Posted by bloodsoul5

@Sooty said:

@Stimpack said:

Aside from cloud saves, achievements, and HD support, I'm not honestly sure what they're really doing with this. It's FFVII, and people have been waiting a long time. It would be nice if they would go all out with it.

Well the original PC version is extremely dated and finicky with what it will run on, so this re-release makes sense. But yeah it's still FFVII, so the same overrated as hell snorefest.

You couldn't be more wronger. Mr. wrongenstein.

Posted by Marz

I still have the original PC version hiding somewhere in my closet. but guess i'll buy this again if it's like $10 - $15.

Posted by Draugen

Like a sucker, I'll be getting it...

Posted by joshth

I've never played this before. Should I?

Posted by TheSouthernDandy

Uh...ok. You're kinda moving in the right direction Square but you're not quite there.

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Posted by LiquidSword

This trailer really confuses me. It's very 90's and it seems like they are trying to pretend it didn't already come out on the pc in 1998. Almost feels like they just put out the same trailer from 14 years ago.

Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror

Needs that HD texture mod... Then I'll consider it.

Posted by EthanML

Haters who haven't even played the game just look really sad, you guys. Just so you know. Play the damn game then bash the hell out of it all you want.

Posted by the_great_skenardo

"Download this Quintessential Final Fantasy Experience TODAY"

*Cue big fat AVAILABLE SOON text*

**** off, voiceover guy.

Edited by Bboboo

If there's no added voice over or graphical tweaks what's the point of this other than, because money?

Posted by Antarok

The best part of this trailer is the description. Gave me a good chuckle.

Posted by DonChipotle

I'd rather play 8 or 9.

So I will.

Posted by Oddy4000

Reminded me of this Kotaku article from May.

http://kotaku.com/5910671/right-now-final-fantasy-vii-remake-isnt-the-most-important-thing

"Not for Square Enix. Final Fantasy VII character designer and current Square Enix bigwig Tetsuya Nomura spoke with Japanese game magazine Famitsu about the much desired FFVII.

In the interview, Nomura stated that the Final Fantasy must surmount the old FF games.

Nomura acknowledged that there was considerable fan interest in a Final Fantasy VII remake.

"New Final Fantasy games take precedence over a FFVII remake," said Nomura.

The goal, Nomura added, was to make games that rivaled or possibly surpassed Final Fantasy VII."

Article also links to a fan-mod for PC that probably looks just as good as this re-release. I exclusively played the PC version when it came out, it ran great.

Posted by Video_Game_King

There's something odd about this. Not the idea of releasing an FF7 remake, but just the way this whole thing looks. I don't even know how to put it or what to point to, but something definitely felt off. I'd say that it's the HD parts seeping through, that doesn't feel right, either, given that it pretty much looks the same.

Posted by Aishan

Ah, the good old days before we had those pesky things like a consistent art-direction.

Posted by Lysergica33

All over this. Doesn't need any changes or any bullshit, you don't fuck with the classics, you just don't. Been keen to replay this for years but haven't been willing to play my PS1 copy since it's PAL (and thus just a little bit too fast, read up on the 4% PAL speed-up.)

The only thing I'd like them to add is a free lossless download of the soundtrack. Otherwise, I hope it remains as untouched as possible.

Posted by Daveyo520

@Stimpack said:

Aside from cloud saves, achievements, and HD support, I'm not honestly sure what they're really doing with this. It's FFVII, and people have been waiting a long time. It would be nice if they would go all out with it.

Don't you mean Cloud saves?

Posted by phrosnite

Finally I'll be able to play this overrated game.

Posted by Shaanyboi

@joshth said:

I've never played this before. Should I?

not really...

Posted by fox01313

If they did this for all the FF games missing on the PC for some reason or another that's fine, if it's just for one title then I really can't get interested too much.

Posted by aurahack

Sweet. I get to experience the most dreadfully elongated battle sequences ever in HD, now.

Posted by Veektarius

I had to throw out my copy of FFVII for the PC so I'd stop trying to install it on machines that would not agree to play it. So I would actually buy this.

Posted by MeatSim

Didn't really like it when I played it way back and I don't think time made it any better.

Posted by heatDrive88

Having blocks for hands is still going to make 75% of this game look like hot fucking garbage.

Posted by Herocide

How about releasing IX for PC since VII and VIII already exist?

Posted by CornBREDX
@Xymox: Don LaFontaine died so I find that unlikely. More likely it's a sound a like.
Posted by Smithers

"Attack when the tail's up! Its gonna counterattack with it's laser!!"

Hope they don't clear up the translation, so a whole new generation of gamers can get dicked over by Barrett.

Posted by Dixego

@Daveyo520: I see what you did there.

Posted by vonFlampanker

It wouldn't take that much alteration to the original polygons for them to release this as Lego Final Fantasy VII.

Posted by jakob187

I don't know what's more insane: the fact that they show no gameplay after 15 years still...

...or the fact that you need a 2GHz processor or higher with 1GB of RAM and a DX9 or higher card to play it on your fucking computer!!!

Posted by RAMBO604

Sooo they've stated that there will be achievements, have they clarified as to whether or not its GFWL achievements or Steam achievements or is Square going to seriously imagineer up some stupid achievement system for their website that works with one game?

Posted by Draxyle

That is a damn cheesy narrator. This is Final Fantasy 7. We don't exactly need a voiceover to shout vague movie-trailer quotes at us.

And I can't help but laugh at it all being CG bits either. I really hope this was intentionally paying homage to the original advertising.

Posted by Quipido

@Stimpack said:

Aside from cloud saves, achievements, and HD support, I'm not honestly sure what they're really doing with this. It's FFVII, and people have been waiting a long time. It would be nice if they would go all out with it.

"Cloud saves" ? Really?

Posted by TehJedicake

Never got the mass appeal to this game, I think ti's far overrated. FF6 had way better character development.

Posted by biggiedubs

No thanks.

Edited by AjayRaz

"DOWNLOAD AND PLAY THE QUINTESSENTIAL FINAL FANTASY EXPERIENCE TODAY" immediately followed by "COMING SOON"

oh, okay.

Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG

The announcement guy doesnt sound right.......