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Square Enix News Tidbits: Vote FFVII in 2050


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In 2050, I'll be seventy years old. At the rate I'm going, far too arthritic to even pick up a gamepad, let alone play Final Fantasy VII with it. Certainly too old to use PlayStation Move, I'm sure. However, that's the latest on the ongoing not-really-news saga of a FF7 remake; Wada-san claimed that it would take at least ten times longer in development as Final Fantasy XIII. That's probably a joke. But it certainly is another indicator that it just isn't going to happen.

Not-news aside, it's another fairly quiet week leading up to E3, and, more importantly, the World Cup. (Seriously, the WC is only every four years. You get E3 every summer.) The biggest news is probably that a large number of Final Fantasy XI accounts were compromised recently. Not a good time, either, since Squenix will no doubt be looking to convert a great many of their current user base to Final Fantasy XIV later this year.

For those looking for Final Fantasy XIII Versus, SiliconEra reports that it's in the queue behind new localizations (like the just-released Korean version) of Final Fantasy XIII and the release of Final Fantasy XIV. It appears that since Final Fantasy XIV is due out in 2010, Versus will be sometime in 2011 now. Does anyone else find it odd that the spinoff will come out after the sequel?

The DLC news of the week is around the new WiiWare game, "Kumanage," dropping in Japan next week. It's two games in one, a puzzle game and a active-battle game, both using the Wiimote for core gameplay mechanics. It is also filed under the category "cute," which I know will shock the readership, with it being a WiiWare game and all. No word yet on exactly when it might come across the ocean, but it has been rated already by both the US and the European ratings commissions, so something later this summer is not entirely unlikely.

Finally, the unneeded accessory of the week award goes to this external speaker and DS stand, shaped like a Slime. I'm all for big Slimes - let's be honest, the Slime is probably the most iconic monster design in RPGs. This just seems like a huge, useless pain in the butt, though, does it not?

Source: Kotaku, SiliconEra, AndriaSang

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BlitzSageComment 1: 2010-06-04 21:31
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Quote (Rangers51 @ 4th June 2010 11:05)
In 2050, I'll be seventy years old. At the rate I'm going, far too arthritic to even pick up a gamepad, let alone play Final Fantasy VII with it. Certainly too old to use PlayStation Move, I'm sure. However, that's the latest on the ongoing not-really-news saga of a FF7 remake; [URL=http://kotaku.com/5551606/how-long-would-a-final-fantasy-vii-remake-take]. That's probably a joke. But it certainly is another indicator that it just isn't going to happen.

I was going to post this as news, but I figured that there have been too many of these stories. There was something interesting about it though. Kitase said that they were noting how much people want it. The say AndriaSang put it made me think that we will probably get it some time, and before you're 70.
Tryscal The GreatComment 2: 2010-06-06 06:00
Tryscal The Great I am absolutely certain that the capability to remake FFVII is there (because uh, making a new game is actually more effort, and they still make those, right?), and I'm reasonably certain that it's eventually going to happen.

I don't think they're playing games with us perse, but they've definitely pretty much stated they're looking into the possibility. I'm betting that Wada either doesn't know what he's talking about (likely) or is being facetious. I don't understand why both Square-Enix and the fans attach this weird mysticism to remaking FFVII like its some great feat like achieving peace in the Middle East or the Labors of Hercules or whatever. It's just making a goddamn video game. Uncharted was made in a year; Mass Effect also was made in a similar timeframe.

While remaking FFVII to do it justice (or making any quality game) is a large undertaking to be taken seriously, it's not something that should be some oft rumored, deified task.
seraphimdreamer777Comment 3: 2010-06-06 20:31
seraphimdreamer777 OK call me hypocritical but I don't really care if it ever happens. I'd like to see it happen someday but Final Fantasy VII is overrated and I really don't much care for a remake too much. Another recently mentioned game though that I would love to see is VI remade but it looks bleak too. Honestly I'd rather see a port of FF7 on DS with a bonus dungeon with a new weapon. How bout materia weapon.

Or just take the fan made chocobo weapon and make it a real boss and add moogle weapon too... thumbup.gif

But anyways they need to give fans something. It couldn't be too hard if they just used first the old game as a diagram make a new overworld with more detailed town pieces and mountains and stuff. You can't make it with large walk in towns anyways or they would be so big on the map. It would make the overworld to much like another overrated game flame me if you must WoW.

But then the towns and dungeons shouldn't be so complicated. I'm afraid though if they remake it any other way which I'm guessing some fans want everything to be like FF X and later (correct me if I'm wrong. I haven't played XII or XIII and refuse to pay to play XI or upcoming XIV) with no 3d overworld map you can actually fly over with the airship.

I hate the new pin point map thingy where you select the area you want to go by pinpointing an area on a drawn out map. I want to drive the airship over a large world map.

I don't know how many Grand Theft Auto fans are here but suppose they made it where you can't fly the helicopter over the city and you just chose a place on the map you wanted it to take you. Boring unless your too lazy to do all that traveling.

Oh well I could take up the whole forum with my complaints of where FF games have gone I still like FF but I want more control over the airship.

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