FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE - Trailer for E3 2019 w/ Details & Gameplay Demo

Adonais

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Oct 29, 2017
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Love the trailer. They're getting a lot of things right. The music is about the most perfect arrangements of the songs I could hope for. They've toned down the melodies enough so that they're not as in your face as the old ones, but still wholly recognizable as the tracks from the original. Brilliant.

The new voice cast so far seems a huge improvement over the old ones. I'd be nervous if I'd known they were going for celebrity actors if I hadn't heard them before finding out. I guess it helps that I don't watch any of the shows the cast has played in. Cloud and especially Tifa sound much better than before.

It sucks that some characters won't be in this release since it's only taking place in Midgar. It wouldn't be hard to fit Yuffie in, especially if they intend on fleshing out her introduction and giving her a bigger role since we first meet her in a random encounter anyway. They could easily give her an excuse for showing up in Midgar at an earlier point instead of just wandering the forests around the continent. Cid and Vincent are so tied to their respective locales that it wouldn't make sense shoehorning them into the first episode though.

I have to say though, if they intend on the first game only taking place in Midgar, it better be open world. I wanna pop wheelies off an overpass on the Hardy Daytona GTA style, goddammit. I know it's too early to tell how much they're expanding the story, but I can't see them getting more than twenty hours or so out what's presented in the Midgar section of the original. Hopefully there's enough gameplay to dive into to make this the full game they claim it is. Being open world with lots of side quests and shit to fool around with would make it possible I'd say.

And with everyone complaining about the title not signifying that this is a multiple game series: Didn't they say once before that "Remake" was just a temporary title and that it will eventually be called Final Fantasy VII: [Insert subtitle here]?
 

Hzsn724

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Nov 10, 2017
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Not really sure why a Midgar only episode is making people upset? This isn't your father's FFVII.

I'm down for more avalanche missions, more sectors of Midgar to explore, and more time with characters like Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie.

I always thought the Midgar portion of FFVII was too short and always wanted to explore more of that city. I hope it's a massive open world like city concept that you can explore (only ever went to sectors 1,5, & 7). It would break up the linearity of the game a whole bunch. I love these characters and this world and I don't mind spending more time in it.
 

badcrumble

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Oct 25, 2017
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How do we keep players from grinding to lvl 99 before the next game hits?
I don't really think FF7R-2 is just going to load your save from FF7R-1 and keep on trucking with it.

They're going to be separate games, and you'll probably start at level 1 in both of them.

I wouldn't be surprised to see SOME progression carry over for sure - maybe your Materia - but yeah, not your levels.
 

Hzsn724

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Nov 10, 2017
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As someone who didn’t play FFVII yet but might be interested in this game, what’s the issue with Midgar only?
I think most people are upset because it was a small part included in a much larger game. If it's going to be broken up into parts and released at $60 a piece then you could be looking at a game that will cost a few hundred dollars for the whole story.

Personally I find nothing wrong with it. You're only in Midgar for a short while in the beginning (roughly 3-5 hours) and you return at the end (roughly 1 hour). I think Midgar is an amazing city and if they make it an open world concept with missions and extra story then this could well be worth the asking price. Midgar is one of the coolest cities in all of gaming, and the original game barely utalized it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I always thought the Midgar portion of FFVII was too short and always wanted to explore more of that city. I hope it's a massive open world like city concept that you can explore (only ever went to sectors 1,5, & 7). It would break up the linearity of the game a whole bunch. I love these characters and this world and I don't mind spending more time in it.
My main point of skepticism is just "how much more time?" And I mean that both in terms of the game's overall playtime and just in terms of how long releases are going to be stretched out over. Honestly, I've been pretty skeptical of this title since it was announced 4 years ago, and this gameplay footage actually has kind of re-ignited my interest in the concept of a Final Fantasy VII: Remake. It actually looked way more fun to play than I thought it would, and it's hitting a lot of notes that make me excited to revisit this world again. But at the same time it's hard not to feel a little down on the idea that this is just part one of a game that will be released over ????? years and ?????? separate SKUs.
 

Cryoteck

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Nov 2, 2017
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I think most people are upset because it was a small part included in a much larger game. If it's going to be broken up into parts and released at $60 a piece then you could be looking at a game that will cost a few hundred dollars for the whole story.

Personally I find nothing wrong with it. You're only in Midgar for a short while in the beginning (roughly 3-5 hours) and you return at the end (roughly 1 hour). I think Midgar is an amazing city and if they make it an open world concept with missions and extra story then this could well be worth the asking price. Midgar is one of the coolest cities in all of gaming, and the original game barely utalized it.
Agreed. We only got to see 3 slums, the sewers/train tunnels, and Shinra Tower in the original. We got a tiny taste of upper plate city and even then it was during chaos. Midgar is brimming with potential for expansion and IMO deserves more time.
 

Masagiwa

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Jan 27, 2018
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Not shocking since it might be planned so far ahead into the future. If anything goes to shit they might change their plan.
 

Miang

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Oct 28, 2017
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Surely they have a rough outline of how the game would ideally be split, though I'm sure they wouldn't want to reveal that yet until confirmed.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Why can't we just get a trilogy? Now I'm questioning if spending the entire first part in Midgar is the right choice, lol.
I thought they had this on lock.
Goddamnit Square. I hope they're trolling.
 

gundamkyoukai

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Oct 25, 2017
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So it seems we are in for a long wait.

I have no problem with this .
There always new idea that come up and if midgar as big as they say they can expand the rest also .
There also next gen coming which can also change how they want to do things .
Also i sure they have a over all plan but don't want to say anything right now.
 

Hzsn724

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Nov 10, 2017
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My main point of skepticism is just "how much more time?" And I mean that both in terms of the game's overall playtime and just in terms of how long releases are going to be stretched out over. Honestly, I've been pretty skeptical of this title since it was announced 4 years ago, and this gameplay footage actually has kind of re-ignited my interest in the concept of a Final Fantasy VII: Remake. It actually looked way more fun to play than I thought it would, and it's hitting a lot of notes that make me excited to revisit this world again. But at the same time it's hard not to feel a little down on the idea that this is just part one of a game that will be released over ????? years and ?????? separate SKUs.
I agree that it sounds insane, but I really think they have something ground breaking here. It looks like they are finally going to be able to make the game they set out to all those years ago, but given the limitations of the ps1 they had to rush through parts of it. I also have been reignited with this new footage and I can't wait to explore more of Midgar.

There is just so much more to Midgar that we don't see or don't know. Same with towns like Calm in Dirge of Cerberus, or Wutai in Crisis Core, and Final Fantasy XIV's take on the Gold Saucer is really incredible. Even Midgar in Advant Children really blew up the idea of this city. These games/film made you see new and improved sides of these beloved areas and expand them beyond a single screen or two.

I also think I just wanted to live in Midgar when i was a kid, and now it looks like I might be able to. The biggest drawback to all this is of course Square might cancel it (like FFXV dlc) and we may only end up getting this one section, but only time will tell and who knows, they may have the money especially if Sony is involved with exclusivity.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Not shocking since it might be planned so far ahead into the future. If anything goes to shit they might change their plan.
I was assuming thats what they were always planning.

I know how beloved the game is but i expected they would test the waters. If it doesn't sell as well as everyone thinks it would (since its a remake), they would divert the resources back to a new mainline game?
 

Miang

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Oct 28, 2017
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Yeah, I don't believe for a second that they don't have a plan.
Yeah they must have a road map for it, but it's possible some parts would turn out longer/shorter than intended as development goes on so they don't want to commit. Imagine if they said 3 parts then it turned out being 4.

I mean, I hope they have a plan lol
 

Ryuman

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Nov 1, 2017
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While it's true that they could decide to change or add more, I'm sure there is a rough plan in place. Kitase is probably mostly joking.