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Posted by L33T_HAXOR (939 posts) 3 years, 11 months ago

Poll: Do you actually want to play the remake? (1278 votes)

Yes 68%
No 23%
Show Results 9%

Just wanted to see a show of hands from the community... Do you want to play a remake of FF7?

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#1 Posted by ChrisTaran (2054 posts) -

Absolutely. Can't wait. Really curious to see how the execution on this comes together.

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#2 Posted by KentonClay (363 posts) -

Yep, I'm interested to see what they change from the original game.

I'm preeetty worried that they'll sand off everything that made the game interesting and turn it into overly-sleek tryhard-y garbage like Advent Children or FF13.

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#3 Posted by Sessh (3392 posts) -

Yes, even if it doesn't turn out great I'll still play it just to compare it to the original myself.

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#4 Posted by Brendan (9212 posts) -

I really want to play it. A lot. Even if it's disappointing I still want to play it. If it's disappointing I'll still play the original on the Vita.

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#5 Posted by Sidoran (90 posts) -

Definitely. I don't expect it to live up to my personal expectations, but I will still enjoy seeing my favorite game of all time redone.

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#6 Posted by balrogsbain (122 posts) -

yes, I never finished disk 2 on the ps1 version so it gives me a change to play and see what the fuss is all about

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#7 Posted by Sinusoidal (3608 posts) -

Yeah, part of the original's charm for me lied in the piss-poor polygonal models allowing me to fill in the blanks that Square has since filled in with some of the most egregiously awful character design ever. I imagine it'll look like the shit show that was Advent Children. No thanks. Personally, I'd be more interested in a demake where they turn VII into a 16-bit looking sprite based game (with no load times!) a la the Final Fantasies before VII. I'd play that!

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#8 Posted by CaLe (4799 posts) -

After seeing that trailer, absolutely.

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#9 Posted by Cirdain (3797 posts) -

I've never played it so, yeah sure, I'd give a remake a try.

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#10 Posted by Ares42 (4340 posts) -

Never played the original, so maybe ?

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#11 Edited by Wrighteous86 (4020 posts) -

After what they've done with the setting in the Compilation FF7 stuff, I've lost all interest in the 7 "series".

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#12 Posted by Milkman (19285 posts) -

Nah, I'm good.

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#13 Posted by excast (1384 posts) -

Sure, why not?

It was an amazing experience the first time around and if they put the required level of work into it, the remake could be great.

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#14 Posted by L33T_HAXOR (939 posts) -
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#15 Edited by T_wester (839 posts) -

I've never played a FF game it's not really my kind of thing so no.

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#16 Posted by BradBrains (2265 posts) -

curious on how it goes. dont really care if I play it or not.

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#17 Edited by Marcsman (3823 posts) -

No. I wore out the discs the first time around. 300+ hours is good enough for me.

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#18 Edited by MaKiNbAcoN (171 posts) -

Yeah I do. I mean it's an almost 20 year old game. It deserves a remake. The original is a classic and honestly didn't age well mostly due to graphics in my opinion. Worse things have been remade and more recent things.

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#19 Posted by Marz (6095 posts) -

i'll play it mostly out of curiosity and to see how much of the old game is still intact.

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#20 Posted by Justin258 (15641 posts) -

I'm pretty curious to see how they'll modernize that game. I've often wondered what a modern-day remake of a classic SNES JRPG would be like (particularly FFVI) and this is not far from that concept, so yeah, color me very interested.

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#21 Edited by hassun (9946 posts) -

My initial reaction would be "Hell No!" but I'm mature enough to reserve judgement until the final product is here.

If they try to tie it in to the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII/Advent Children at all I will most likely never ever play it though. And with Tetsuya Nomura at the helm my fear of this happening is at an all-time high. I don't even want any of the designs from that shitty film anywhere near the game.

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#22 Edited by ArbitraryWater (15697 posts) -

Yeah, I'll play it. The original game is... hard to look at, to say the least.

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#23 Posted by SaFt (643 posts) -

I never finished the original. Sure i'll play it.

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#24 Posted by thelastgunslinger (592 posts) -

Absolutely. Give me your hate anti-FFVII people, I feed off of it!

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#25 Posted by BabyChooChoo (7092 posts) -

Hell-fucking-yeah! I get to watch Aerith die in HD!...wait...we have to watch Aerith die in HD. NOOOOOOOOOOO TAKE IT BACK! My body isn't ready!

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#26 Posted by GalacticPunt (1509 posts) -

That kinda sorta exists!


@sinusoidal said:

Personally, I'd be more interested in a demake where they turn VII into a 16-bit looking sprite based game (with no load times!) a la the Final Fantasies before VII. I'd play that!

While it's very awesome that fans patched the bootleg 8-bit Hong Kong version of FFVII into something more complete and more "fair," that thing is still hard as balls to make any progress in after the first Mako reactor. I gave it a spin last year and battles took forever for not enough payoff.

As for the official Remake, yeah I'll give it a spin one day to see another take on the Midgar Bladerunner dystopia.

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#27 Edited by brandondryrock (890 posts) -

I never played FF7, but I've always heard it is one of the best games of all time, so I'm interested in playing it.

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#28 Posted by cloudnineboya (990 posts) -

yes never played the original past the first hour mark,was not my copy of the game and i was not into that kind of RPG back then,or any kind really, but at the time it looked soooo good that i wanted to try. now i am ready . maybe .

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#29 Posted by Flappy (2415 posts) -

Sure. I'm interested to see what sort of changes they'll make to a game that'll be 20+ years old by the time the remake hits shelves.

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#30 Posted by zedprime (68 posts) -

I would rather they did not make it but now that they are I must insist on being a part of the shit show by playing it. I can't wait to see what sort of nonsense comes out of trying to navigate the minefield that has been put in the way by the last 20 years of gameplay developments and social awareness.

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#32 Edited by SkullPanda1 (1624 posts) -

This is nice for the people who want it, but I can't help but feel that I'd just rather them make a new DQ or something.

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#33 Edited by ShadowSwordmaster (1119 posts) -

I will check it out when comes out.

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#34 Posted by cloudymusic (2122 posts) -

I'd be fine if they didn't make it, but since it's actually getting made, then sure, I'll probably play it as long as it sticks somewhat close to the original game. FF7 is in my top 10, despite the hate it gets, and I haven't played it in over 10 years, so I'd be happy to revisit it.

I'd put it in the same bucket as the FF4 remake for DS.

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#35 Posted by citizenkane (10889 posts) -

As someone who has never played Final Fantasy VII (I only had an N64 during that generation), I would be interested in at least trying out a remake, especially since the originally apparently does not hold up at all.

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#36 Edited by Zirilius (1700 posts) -

Hell no! There are so many better Final Fantasy's that could be remade and they picked the bottom of the barrel. Give me a Final Fantasy Mystic Quest remake before this hot garbage.

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#37 Posted by mezmero (3741 posts) -

I'm more interested in seeing what mini games they put in Golden Saucer this time around, but yeah sure I'll play it despite the misgivings I have over it's production. More importantly FFVII needs better side content overall because compared to the other 3D games, most of the side stuff was quite bad. Maybe this time they'll make all the characters useful in unique ways instead of making some of them have good limit breaks and everyone else have super pointless ones. I really want to know what they plan on doing with that bunk ass battle system and in what ways they'll choose to update it.

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#38 Posted by ei8htbit (107 posts) -

I'm definitely curious to see what they do with it. For example, from an art and camera standpoint will they stay true to the original and incorporate top-down HD pre-rendered set-pieces for the backgrounds of the world exploration scenes with static "screens" you navigate around (but with beautiful HD art assets) or are they just going to re-use the same graphics engine from FFXIII and have the entire game set in third-person 3D with full modern camera controls? And does something get lost in the translation if they just make it another 3D FF world since the way you explore a world with top-down pre-rendered "scenes" is entirely different than 3rd-Person 3D with rotating camera, etc.

Same goes for the battle system, will they stay closer to the original ATB or change it up a bit to be more in line with modern versions of that kind of system?

I guess in my mind, my preference would be to keep the Top-Down, Static backgrounds (with updated high-res interpretations of the original art) since it kind of keeps the unique way you explore that world in tact - but upgrade the ATB system to feel more dynamic and updated to modern standards. Either way I'm curious to see how they tackle this remake (and inevitably upset some fans in the process since it's likely impossible to please everyone with so much hype and expectation surrounding it).

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#39 Posted by bushpusherr (1080 posts) -

FFX was the first Final Fantasy I'd played. I really enjoyed it, so I tried to go back afterwards and play FF7 because of how renowned it was. I couldn't hang with it. Visually it was just really hard to look at, I lasted maybe an hour. I will happily play this remake.

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#40 Posted by Hunter5024 (6706 posts) -

Yeah. It's one of my favorite games and I haven't played it for like 7 years.

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#41 Edited by Joe423 (271 posts) -

I'm really interested to see how they change it and make that game work now.

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#42 Posted by Spoonman671 (5874 posts) -

I don't particularly want to, but I probably will just out of curiosity. Thankfully, I don't have to worry about that for 5-6 years.

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#43 Posted by Random45 (1807 posts) -

Assuming I had a PS4, then definitely yes!

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#44 Posted by OurSin_360 (6156 posts) -

Yes goddamnit! I wouldn't mind an 8 remake as i never actually beat it, or any after 7 actually.

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#45 Posted by TobbRobb (6582 posts) -

I'm definitely curious on how they are going to handle it. So yeah I will play it. Knowing the first game in and out like I do though, I expect a lot of the magic to be gone just by virtue of being different at all.

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#46 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10824 posts) -

Yep, I don't even think the game is that good relative to other Square properties but I did play it when I was young so it'll be interesting to see the differences.

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#47 Posted by MEATBALL (4233 posts) -

I'm not like, way hyped for it or anything, but I would like to play it.

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#48 Posted by ViciousAnchovy (830 posts) -

I'm not a big FF fan, but I like the games well enough to where I'm not going to pass up returning to one of the most popular ones when it's been modernized.

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#49 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8861 posts) -

Yeah. I do. Pretty badly. My one hope is that they eliminate the excruciatingly long summons and allow you to zip right through them, sorta like you could in later games. And maye eliminate random encounters in favor of seeing enemies on the field.

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#50 Posted by slyspider (1827 posts) -

Never played more than a few hours myself, watched a friend play a fair bit though, I'm looking forward to it