Final Fantasy VII Arrives on PS4

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The recent “PlayStation Experience” keynote has revealed that there are plans to bring the critically acclaimed Final Fantasy VII to the PS4, albeit perhaps not in the form that the game’s legion of devoted fans desire.

The soon to be PS4 game is merely a port of the previously released and marginally enhanced PC version – a PV was also revealed, though why one was needed is beyond comprehension:

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It seems fans will have to to bide their time for quite a while longer, but whether Square Enix is even capable of accomplishing a worthy remake of such a cult classic already seems doubtful – though Final Fantasy VII for the PS4 will arrive next spring all the same.


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    Avatar of Rya
    Comment by Rya
    07:22 08/12/2014 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    It's going to be so good on my TV. I will count all 320x200 pixels!!1!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:42 08/12/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    even though i dont like ff7 that was still pretty harsh at what square did though

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    This is like a little "screw you" to the fans. It is simply saying: You guys want a new version of ff7? Here you go and stfu". This is why more and more people don't buy their stuff.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:22 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I stopped supporting Square after they Acquired ENIX... and then murdered ALL of their series: Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile.

    Star Ocean 1, 2, and 3 were actually good games... (3 after the Director's Cut edition.) All were done while Enix.

    Valkyrie Profile was much better game than 2.

    Kill Square

    Bring the old Enix Back!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 10/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Other way around. Enix bought Square and ruined BOTH companies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:35 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    imagine it is the same as the ff7 from ps1, and it still gets more sales than the new ff14,15 (not sure what it is now)
    that further prove how bad ff gets by time

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    Comment by Chen-04
    09:33 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    FF XXX will be a picture book with really shiny holograph 3D pictures and no gameplay whatsoever. But halfway through the story one of the female protagonists dies and everyone will be really sad about that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:14 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    -.0 _( I doubt that Final Fantasy will even reach XVI after they no doubt will BOMB XV.)

    o.O _(Although, just food for thought... I could imagine that Final Fantasy XXX probably already exists on some Hentai site featuring all the female protagonists of the last 7 or so Final Fantasies. Although I personally would ask Monty Oum for more Dead Fantasy, that was far more entertaining.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    We already HAD a re-release of the exact same FFVII version for the PS3 (?) and now they do it AGAIN!? What kind of morons are they?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:23 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The kind that knows idiots will still buy it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:30 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    No we didn't, we got the PS1 game, not the recent PC re-release.

    Still a fucking crappy cock-tease.

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    Comment by dantson
    04:01 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    My heart skipped a beat when i read "FFVII PS4 announcement trailer". Almost died for nothing...

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    Comment by Benoist
    09:26 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    yep, you could hear the audience holding its breath. and going meh afterwards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Waited on the punchline of it being rendered beautifully, ended up facepalming myself

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    04:57 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    pfft this isn't even worthy of a free download. they need to get their sh*t together and make a real FF7 remake.

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    Comment by Yamato
    14:03 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least it's not as bad as their attempt to charge for streaming it (IOW, a digital rental). Though, both utterly pale in comparison to just buying the fucking thing off the PlayStation Store (albeit that's not available on the PS4).

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    Comment by Riiku
    22:10 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The funny thing is - On the amount of money Squenix spend on FF XIII, FFXIII-2 and Lightning Returns, and also on other shitty projects like Dirge of Cerberus, the could remake FFVII with outstanding results and get a shitload of revenue, much more than they made from those games.

    How they could not see this is beyond me. Talk about bad decisions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow such genius, you should become their business advisor and all their troubles will be over! You'll be rich!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:06 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Complete SHIT. Just a port. 10000000x better to have it on emulation and for FREE.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 11/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Square Enix, trolling and giving cancer from 2002.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:01 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    and now they continue to cock tease a remake or another 20 years

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    Comment by Indra EMC
    15:43 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Judging by that trailer, it's 100% old FF VII, i'm really hoping that Square-Enix will REMAKE Final Fantasy VII (real one, not "Side story" or something like that)

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they do, it will be for mobile phones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:41 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Square should have merged with Capcom instead of Enix, and then renamed themselves to "Regurgitron".

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:03 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    FF7 doesn't need a remake, it's fine as is. At least Square Enix isn't listening to fanwank. People only want it remade as its the first JRPG they ever played, its not the best game ever, far from it. It's massively overrated. I would say leave as is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:02 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dat form factor! -__-

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The least they could do is compromise and redo the backgrounds etc in 1080p HD. You can keep the same style, just retexture everything and shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:15 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    haha, square enix thinks anyone cares about anything they make? that ship has sailed long ago. young children can't appreciate ff7, and the people old enough to have played it and have the nostalgia factor have given up the ghost.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:23 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the future. I've been dreaming of a virtual reality version for the longest. either VR glasses with dance pad & motion controller or a left, front, right, and ceiling projection & motion camera for this game. That way I can really relive it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:37 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    i honestly dont get the obsession with ff7.. i much prefered 8, 9 and 12... and i started playing the FFs from the very beginning, yes im old..

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:46 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it's because FF7 was most people's first game, or at least, first Final Fantasy or RPG. I remember back before FF7 came out, gaming was not very popular in the West.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    They make a stupid useless linear hd FF called FF13 and make other 2 things about that shitt and cant make a decent remake of FF7? really Sakaguchi have reason, the fusion of Squaresoft and Enix be a epic fail.

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    Comment by Haborym
    07:31 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Was it a cult classic? It always seemed rather popular in general to me.

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    Comment by Poop
    08:36 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    troll points 11/10.

    Good job Based Sqeenix.

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    Comment by Wierd Guy
    07:38 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sankaku you had my hope up for a few seconds there

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    SqEx isn't capable of doing something of FF7 scale, much less with modern (by "nextgen" standards) graphic.

    Comment by Anonymous

    They very much are,they already have. FF7 is not as special as everyone makes it out to be. It's still a linear game with an overworld that pretends it's larger than it is.

    It's that it really has not held up as well over time as people think. We're all looking at it with nostalgia goggles. To make it relevant to the fans, they have to make it more grown up and at the level of storytelling they basically did with FFXIII, which, regardless of peoples' feelings for it, unarguably was at the same level of 'dark' as FF7. They make cloud brood now, which he didn't really do in the game, at least not what I derived from our received translation. Sarcasm and brooding aren't the same.

    Anyway, to make it fit the evolution of society, they'd need to adjust some things, and that will piss people off. So you piss off the fans if you change something, but you piss them off if you don't change anything. So it's just a shit situation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Oh god FFXIII lovers are so hilarious, to defend their piece of shit they need to call other games "linear too but they're just hiding it!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    you obviously never played ff7 and have no idea the scale of how big the world is, and linear? wtf

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @Chen-04

    Chen's got it. I was referring to the perceived linearity. Just because you can run in circles leveling with a chocobo outside midgar before fighting that creature at the beginning of the first cave does not make it 'open world' no matter what. The only difference in ANY game is how much it gives off the illusion of open. Every game, even Skyrim, is linear, no matter what anyone actually says. In the end a certain set of events must be completed to finish the game. The only games that are in fact non-linear are MMOs or party games or the odd one out like Minecraft that have no plot, characters or point beyond their gameplay.

    Final Fantasy X and XIII are wonderful experiments because they did the exact same thing as the other, the only difference is people whined about XIII before it was released on internet boards and sheep spread the word that it was 'linear.' The only difference between their presentation was their plot reasons for moving forward.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:32 10/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @02:37: HAHAHAHA oh god, you just keep trying.

    FFXIII is a dumbed-down piece of shit. No amount of crying "it's just as linear as every other game honest!" is gonna change anything about that. If they turned Far Cry into an on-rails arcade shooter today, I bet you'd be all over that trying to tell people how the game has barely changed. Hilarious!

    And it's not just the linearity, it's the total lack of anything to do besides battle, period. It's a fucking abomination of an excuse for a JRPG. It's a "pretend RPG" minigame, that happens to last 40 hours and they made you pay full price for at release.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:18 09/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @20:09: ....hmm, it's gone. I typed a bunch of stuff.

    In summary: I think it's wrong and confusing to call FFVII "linear" when FFX and FFXIII exist. VII has goals but lets you explore a world and figure them out yourself. XIII and to a lesser extend X (yes, let's not pretend it wasn't a huge step down) are long on-rails cutscenes with battles.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    20:09 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't find anything under 11:37, though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:33 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    but americans love that shit. (nascar driving in a circle )

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:37 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The thing is, it doesn't matter if in FF7 you're -supposed- to go to a certain place or not. What matters is that you can delay that, and visit entire optional towns and caves, roam around on the world map and find a secret ninja character if you go in a forest, or, once you gain better transportation, explore where ever you want around the world and find unique things.

    Who cares if there's an order to the main storyline? The things you mention give a game structure. Without them, the world just becomes a meaningless heightmap with boring randomly generated crap strewn about that's all the same and you don't want to bother with anymore after a while. Kinda like the Elder Scrolls games. And, I say this with pain my heart, kinda like the latest 3DS Zelda game where the ability to have every item right at the start of the game made it all feel a bit more pointless.

    Anyway, it wasn't -just- the onrails map design that made XIII hideous, it was the total lack of any content at all besides battles. Their sad attempt to negate this with that one grass field that you got to run around in at the end, doing those pathetic excuses for "missions" which paled in comparison to those in FFXII? That didn't help matters at all.

    So yeah, to call FFVII "linear" in a series where FFXIII (and let's not forget FFX!) exist, I feel is an insult to FFVII.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    (btw, 11:37 was a reply to 09:27)

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    Comment by Chen-04
    09:27 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ain't all games a little linear? To me, linear is if you can't play the game in the order you want to, but you have to play it the way the game intends for you to play it. Basically all JRPGs do that. Can't go there without going to this place first, but to go to this place you have to find this item hidden in that dungeon etc. etc.

    That's probably the kind of hidden linearity the Anon was talking about. But that's kinda the whole point of JRPGs. Like the whole point of racing games is to basically drive in circles.

    The thing that made XIII hideous was the map design. After all, driving a racing game where every track is perfect circle is really dumb.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:05 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would like another game like final fantasy tactics. Same kind of story, similar mechanics but better graphics.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:01 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    keep milkin them faggots

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:21 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously .... what the... why....
    They are like trying to improve console sales by luring FF7 fans?

    Please stop it... it won't work

    Avatar of コマエダ・ナギト
    04:27 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I won't say very effective, but it does work, especially those hardcore fans willing to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 08/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    especially now that FF7 is on Steam.





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