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Comment posted Five Reasons Why a Final Fantasy VII Remake or Sequel WILL Happen by Reneid Klein.

I played the PS1 rom on my PSP with CFW back in the day. I got like 20 hours in and my save corrupted, I believe. I got it off PSN years later and got like 8 hours into it and just couldn’t do it. The game looks horrible blown up on a big screen yet gorgeous on the PSP. I think if they went the halfway route and made the game a Vita exclusive that would be the best of many worlds. It would cause Vita sales to skyrocket, they would only need to render the game in half the resolution of a console port, fans could have several different control schemes available for hardcores and casuals and perhaps even some nice features like recognizing your Crisis Core save data and doing something special with that.

Throw in some trophies and 3G leaderboards on a FFX-type boss arena and you’ve got a sure-fire seller right there.

Reneid Klein also commented

  • Good article. I will forever kick myself for passing up on Playstation and RPGs back in the day. I saw the commercial for VII and when I tried the demo at Walmart it was nothing like it. Chibi characters and turn-based battles. To top it off, my mom was in a hurry so I couldn’t stay to finish the demo. I wrote off all RPGs as being “stupid turn-based games with little characters on them”. I was a big Nintendo dork at the time and didn’t know any friends with a Playstation.

    It wasn’t till years later when I played Super Mario RPG that I saw RPGs could be different. Even later I played the demo to Skies of Arcadia on the ODCM demo and thus was born my new love for the best genre of games out there. Never looked back since then and have loved every JRPG I’ve played (except Silver…my God, Silver is the worst game in history).

    I said all that to say that I passed up on VII, XIII and IX. It wasn’t till X and my PS2 that I experienced FF and I kicked myself for passing it up so long. I later did the same with the Metal Gear series with MG4 on PS3 but that’s another story.

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  • Bla

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    Money.

  • Reneid Klein

    Good article. I will forever kick myself for passing up on Playstation and RPGs back in the day. I saw the commercial for VII and when I tried the demo at Walmart it was nothing like it. Chibi characters and turn-based battles. To top it off, my mom was in a hurry so I couldn’t stay to finish the demo. I wrote off all RPGs as being “stupid turn-based games with little characters on them”. I was a big Nintendo dork at the time and didn’t know any friends with a Playstation.

    It wasn’t till years later when I played Super Mario RPG that I saw RPGs could be different. Even later I played the demo to Skies of Arcadia on the ODCM demo and thus was born my new love for the best genre of games out there. Never looked back since then and have loved every JRPG I’ve played (except Silver…my God, Silver is the worst game in history).

    I said all that to say that I passed up on VII, XIII and IX. It wasn’t till X and my PS2 that I experienced FF and I kicked myself for passing it up so long. I later did the same with the Metal Gear series with MG4 on PS3 but that’s another story.

    • Malcolm Spinedi

      You ever think about getting it on PSN? I believe its only 9.99

      • Reneid Klein

        I played the PS1 rom on my PSP with CFW back in the day. I got like 20 hours in and my save corrupted, I believe. I got it off PSN years later and got like 8 hours into it and just couldn’t do it. The game looks horrible blown up on a big screen yet gorgeous on the PSP. I think if they went the halfway route and made the game a Vita exclusive that would be the best of many worlds. It would cause Vita sales to skyrocket, they would only need to render the game in half the resolution of a console port, fans could have several different control schemes available for hardcores and casuals and perhaps even some nice features like recognizing your Crisis Core save data and doing something special with that.

        Throw in some trophies and 3G leaderboards on a FFX-type boss arena and you’ve got a sure-fire seller right there.

  • caleb

    great article. youve given me hope my friend.

  • Ray

    speaking as a fan, the game would be terrible. You know very well that it isn’t just like a PS2 upgraded game (in which they just add a few more polygons and update lighting) they would have to recreate the whole game from scratch.
    In doing so, they can change whatever they want. Change the fighting system, ax the materia, lock away summons as DLC or one time use codes. ditto with side missions. Can’t access half the game without a code or paying another 10 bucks.

    so if you want a re-skined ff13/13-2 with FF7 characters, then you don’t appreciate FF7 for what it is.

    Don’t say they WILL NOT Change anything, the industry has changed, the focus isn’t on the hardcore anymore, they will change anything they want (it’s THEIR game) to go for the casual gamer. even if that means dumbing down the gameplay so your 4 year old sister can play it. By saying you want a remake, you’re saying destroy my childhood.I HOPE THEY NEVER MAKE IT

    • Jolivhanna

      Lol NOSTALGIA ALERT! XD

      They have the long-time FFVII fans as well as the casual gamer to impress. Whatever they change it won’t be beyond recognition. These people at Square are cunning, you watch them bypass even the most cynical gamer’s expectations.

  • Porter

    Excellent article, the closing sentence seriously gave me chills.

    While Square-Enix hasn’t been on top of things lately, I’m almost certain they will never mess up FF7. If they sequel it, they’ll do it right. They’re not stupid enough to ruin the game with microtransactions, and if they do include them, it’ll be for extra content, not what should be regular content; the latter is a rookie mistake that flash game developers make.

    I think you’re right about the sequel, and I’d love to see it. Perhaps an early PS4 title, wouldn’t that sell the system like hot cakes?

    • voice of reason

      What are you talking about? just because it’s FF7 or a sequel doesn’t make it good. look at dragon age 2, way different from the first, the fans of the first hated the second, and this is Bioware. it’s THEIR property and they can do what they see fit. look at mario, he’s done typing games and teaching history games. they can do whatever they want, regardless of what the fans want.

  • Amuro

    Crisis was “decent” but Cerberus and Advent Children were complete garbage. I’d rather see a remake of FFVII than another pointless and below average sequel or prequel. =/

  • Mickey

    This honestly sounds less like a list of reasons Square could be making a Final Fantasy VII remake undercover and more like a list of blindly wishful thinking.

    You’ve denounced every reason that this is confirmed to NOT be happening and gone to extreme lengths to justify your reasoning.

    If through some chance you’re actually right, well then awesome. You get what you’ve always wanted and I don’t resent that in any way.

    However, I belive that, realistically, Square Enix meant what they said and don’t plan on developing a remake to VII. It sounds to me as if the tech they’ve developed at their in house studios doesn’t support the kind of game FF VII was, they could likely develop a sequel, I won’t argue that. However, the only way I see FF VII coming to PS3 is if Square Enix falls so far deep in the crap that they need a saving grace, as was the case with the first Final Fantasy, in which case it’d be a last minute ditch effort with far less of the care and effort than you’ve been dreaming of.

    At the latest, the PS4 will launch in 2014. So AT MOST Square Enix has two years to disappoint or please you;. I’ll come back here then. :)

  • jambola123

    everytime i see something like this it sends chills down my spine
    and now im about to play crisis core and ff7 again
    i hope they do actually make it

  • Wesker

    They already said “no” lot of times. They said was going to tike like..10 years to “rebuild” the FF7 world in HD, get over it guys…

  • kumo

    genesis or new character will be new enemy..but dont forget sephoroth….he is the ereall things…probably he is the real boss…he is or not..butin the nd cloud main enemies will be sephiroth…who could gues..ffvii-3?

  • Abidan

    I have come to accept that FFVII is more likely over. It was once stated that something was planned for the 20th anniversary of the title but that won’t be until 2017. Square Enix may not exist by then if they don’t get their act together.

    I must say that your Reason #1 is flimsy at best. “G is out there, and plotting something.” He really isn’t. Crisis Core shows that Deepground is taking Genesis to be used as the base cell model for the Deepground members. Their powers and abilities are based off of genetic manipulation. However, at this point, Genesis has seen the Goddess, Minerva and been rejected by her. This would normally cause anger and agony but Genesis has figured out what the Gift of the Goddess is and accepts it. Genesis asks Zack if it tastes good. Zack says yeah. Genesis asks “the gift of the goddess?” and Zack thinks it’s the apple. Genesis shakes his head. Meaning there is another “gift”. To further show Genesis’ redemption, his part in FFVIICC ends with the final act of LOVELESS which is “To spare the sands, the seas, the skies/ I offer thee this silent sacrifice.” Genesis is ready to go quietly into that goodnight.

    In Dirge of Cerberus, G merely states that there is still work to be done. This game came out before Crisis Core so we really don’t know the meaning, until now. Genesis has changed, whether or not it is to be accepted by Minerva, that I can’t say. However, if we bring all factors of the game, We also no include GACKT portraying G. There are two original songs created by GACKT for this title (both performed dressed as G). REDEMPTION and LONGING. You can’t get more inspired than that. “Feel as though you are reborn now” (Redemption) and “Atone for all your sins and be reborn” (Longing) demonstrates G has changed.

    Genesis cannot be an antagonist anymore. At least if Square Enix makes a game that takes place after Dirge of Cerberus.

    I’m sorry to say but I will dismiss your #1 Reason. This doesn’t mean I am against a sequel. However, I am against a remake. The game is going to lose the allure it had. The classic polygonal look is something that makes us smile and remember good times. To remake that game with enhanced visuals and does nothing to help people understand the story better is a game that should not be made. The point of telling a story is to get it across to an audience and that has been done. I know you will say “it’s a business thing” and it is unfortunate that this is a reality faced.

    I have suggested to others on Square Enix Members in the past, a prequel depicting the story of JENOVA’s origins might be a good place to continue the story. We don’t know much as to where JENOVA is from or how JENOVA was even sealed. This may be the one missing piece of the story we need to see.

    I think perhaps Square Enix will face a brighter future by focusing their talent elsewhere.

  • Mounce

    Sequel? Wat.

    Advent Children and Dirge of Cerebus are sequels, and are already out.

    Silly article.

    • Jolivhanna

      They meant another future GAME sequel.

  • Ironcross

    Honestly I wouldn’t mind seeing a remake but you know they will add a bunch of retarded content and completely rape the game from what it was originally. SE is horrible at that, they think they know what they’re doing but apparently their market research is for shit. Look at Final Fantasy 14… You would think that they learned from the mistakes they made in FFXI, but they didn’t. They made the old ones and then added even more. But the one thing you can count of from SE is great updates to MMO’s, everyone is generally happy with them. As long as they just updated the graphics, made the mini-games a little more fun, and added some extra CG scenes the game would be great. But we all know that’s not all they would change, I garuntee they would change the battle system to the point where it’s un-recognizable.

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