Now that E3 2015 is drawn to a close, us gamers can finally sit down and comprehend some of the bombs that were announced this year. The most atomic of these arguably was the announcement of a Final Fantasy VII remake. When the trailer dropped during Sony’s conference this year, you could hear the screams of happiness erupting from fanboys all across the world, which was immediately followed by skepticism.

The original game, released in 1997, is viewed by many people as a classic. So, the announcement of this remake made certain fans angry when various members of Square Enix revealed that yes; changes will be made in this HD upgrade. In an interview with engadget.com, the director of the remake and the original character designer for the game, Tetsuya Nomura, said the following:

“I wanted to have the word “Remake” into the trailer — precisely to clarify that. At this point, I can’t talk to specifics.”

Personally, I believe that changes are absolutely necessary for this remake, as long as  the changes still follow the spirit of the original game. When Square Enix started expanding the universe of FFVII with Crisis Core, Dirge of Cerberus, and other projects, they seemed to change the tone of the universe that was initially presented. Those projects were dark and moody, and a few characters were made a bit too angsty for my taste. Maybe that was the translators faults and the Japanese versions are different, but that seems unlikely since it happened in each project. The original game was dark and definitely had emotionally devastating moments, but it was woven throughout a story that actually had a lot of comedy. It was silly, and very much of its time, and I really hope that humor comes back. I don’t want Cloud to just be emo again, I want to see him be witty and sarcastic like he used to be.

Needless to say, I am ecstatic about this remake, even though it seems a bit of a ways off from being released. Whether or not the remake is just a graphical update or they do something drastic like changing it into a musical, thousands of gamers (including myself) will be buying and playing this game like their life depended on it.

More info on the Final Fantasy VII remake will be revealed this Winter.

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. I infact want the battle system to be like FF15. It’s gonna split the ‘Hardcore Old Fashion RPG fans’ who’re the type who also moaned at Bioware regarding the Action RPG switch of Mass Effect 1 to 2, or the same for Dragon Age 1 to 2/3.

    Old fashion RPG fans are a really ‘sensitive’ type of fanbase who’re picky.

    But for me? As an old FF7 fan, FF7 was the first FF game I ever played, and the last turn-based game I played was Lost Odyssey. I’d fully embrace an Action-RPG take of FF7 because it’d be Different yet Familiar in a more broader aspect. I’d want to be in FULL CONTROL taking out Emerald and Ruby while watching the FF15’s gorgeous freaking summons, controlling my party in a way that isn’t static ‘Attack/Defend/Magic’ attacks.

  2. i hope to god that they don’t shrink tifa’s boobs and give aerith and yuffie huge boobs instead or else that might piss off the fanboys it’s bad enough some asshats had to change the outfits the characters wore in the craptacular sequels to the game

  3. @Mounce so you’re telling me that you want a dumbed down Rated for Morrons game ?
    you’re the typical poser , and i hope you don’t get too sensitive ;)

    why people hate using their brain while playing videogames ? is so hard thinking before taking action ?

    what’s wrong with ATB ? oh yeah i know what’s wrong with people like you that hate the original ATB you don’t want to think and use strategy that’s why you want Action , you want just smash buttons , why gaming is filled with people that don’t want to use their brain

    On Topic
    i want Square Enix to do the same job like Capcom did back in the days with Resident Evil Remake they added new enemies , new bosses , new area , new modes , but with FF7 remake i want the same thing that Capcom did , new Minigames , new Enemies , new Places , new Bosses , new Weapons , new Materia , Random Encounter , ATB (since i love using my brain while playing videogames) , no Regenhealth , no Regen Magic , no radar , now waypoints , no quest markers ,well you get my point

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