FFVII: Re-Imagined – “FFVII In 2-D Form!”


Final Fantasy VII‘s horde of dedicated fans have been clamoring over the latest trailer for “FFVII: Re-Imagined”, a fan game that brings the familiar title to the world of 2D side-scrolling and that will certainly give players a different take on the epic RPG.

The rather impressive trailer:

A playable prototype is currently available at the game’s official website.

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  • Maybe they can just forget about the story, then it could be better than the original. Also, it they ditch its terrible battle system. Being a side-scroller, I imagine both are likely. Could be good!

    • It was the point of view that killed it, not the 3D, they got too obsessed with graphical detail and the closer camera made it worse, budgets were pushed way past “sane” levels while forcing themselves to cut back on writing,story, interesting areas and gameplay all which were now bound to their graphical detail overlord, everything exists now to highlight the graphics

      After playing FF8 i was happy that they went in a different direction with FF9 (even tho i did not particularly like it), i believed the push for over-detailed “realistic” graphics instead of stylized ones was a mistake but the multi-belt era was in full swing and FF10 went back to the realistic looking ppl, its all downhill from there, looking at FFXV and its plastic chairs or real looking cars makes me cringe

      • My problem with the FF series is this: if you analyze FF4’s story, and then apply it to every other FF game, you will notice they bascally use the exact same plot twists always at the same points in the game, its to the point now I can look at a char in a new FF game and go “he’s gonna be the one to betray them at some point” and you know what? I’ve been right every single time.

        FF14 has to be the msot biliant example though, it is literally a copy and paste of ff4’s exact story just with a diff world and diff named characters. At least for the initial lv 1-50 storyline.

        Why is this a problem? its a problem because every ff game feels like the exact same story with just a diff skin, kinda like how almost all mmorpgs are bascally world of warcraft copy and pasted with a new skin over it.

        Squaresoft side of square enix hasn’t made a good rpg really since they left the snes, with the exception of Xenogears. IMO if ANY Square game needs a remake its Xenogears, when it came out about 30% of the game had to be cut due to budget and time reasons. Its why disc 2 was a wall of text, those were all supposed to be dungeons and such you’d explore, but they had to be cut. I would literally buy a ps4 just for a Xenogears remake that has all the content it was supposed to. I really don’t care much about FF remakes, same shit game in just better glitter.

        I much prefer the enix side of square enix, star ocean games are never the exact same plot wise etc like FF games are. Apart from the be the hero save the world thing every rpg, jrpg or otherwise use, I just consider that a standart part.

        Its also why my fave series is the Tales Of series, every single game is diffrent storywise, the characters are generally likeable, and the serie doesn’t bank on having a complete emo for a main char as its selling point like FF games to. The battle system while simmlar in each tirle cept zestria(side scroller, thou zestria uses a 3rd person setup) each game has something completly new usually to change how battles play out, which is something the FF series severly lacks.