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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In any case, I can’t say if the ending is good or bad yet because I barely got anywhere in the main story so far. Will probably be 150+ hours before I get the plat and that’s just fine with me.
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Keep up the good work.
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