More news regarding the highly anticipated (or perhaps highly dreaded) Final Fantasy VII remake has surfaced, implying that the esteemed RPG is about to undergo yet more drastic changes that will no doubt garner further hatred from long-time fans.

Yoshinori Kitase, Tetsuya Nomura, and Kazushige Nojima of the development team have claimed (via the latest issue of Game Informer) that they have the authority to make changes to the game due to having worked on the original, with the entirety of the plot apparently not being safe from these alterations either.

It has also been unveiled that the game’s first volume (or whatever it will be called) currently stands at about 30+ hours of total playtime, suggesting some combination of padding, grinding or optimism has been added to the mix, at least making for a multi-part milking which will be overly long rather than overly short.

The Final Fantasy VII remake is available for pre-order now; no release date has been confirmed, but the team has mentioned that they intend to speed up the game’s development cycle.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:18 08/04/2016 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    That's ok, not like I was planning on buying it after you changed the combat system.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:21 08/04/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    If I could upvote this like 20 times, I would.

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    Comment by Riiku
    02:32 09/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    They give you a fucking FFVII remake and you still wine and not happy.


    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 09/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Fans wanted a remastered FF7. Not remade. Upgraded graphics and such with maybe a few new 'twists'. Fans did not want a completely different game that is only loosely based on a much beloved thing from their past. It's a big fuck you to the fans and an obvious grab for money when they could have had that money grab on a simple remaster. Now, many fans won't buy it. But, I'm sure new people will so... win win?

    Comment by Anonymous

    I take it that you already played it so you've drawn such a conclusion.

    I'm a fan but it's not as if FF VII was the only thing I play even now. Imagine such high quality graphics that just plays out on a waiting game. Wouldn't it look like an over glorified pokemon where you just base your winning shit to stats that overpowers the NPC? That would only leave the story to carry the game and as far as I can tell, only those "fans" would appreciate the story.

    Cash grab? Well, say hello to 2016 you dumb fan.

    Avatar of Shittin' Circles Around You Bitches Since 1988
    19:52 09/04/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Why would Square Enix waste a modern game engine and the sheer power of next gen systems only to "update the graphics" while retaining the old turn-based combat system? So that you hipster-fag purists viewing the world through nostalgia-tinted glasses can feel smug about it? That would be a waste of Square's time and an even bigger waste of a $60-70 dollar game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:11 08/04/2016 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    What kind of changes though...? Is the question lol

    Comment by Anonymous

    Hopefully good ones, but apparently there is no such thing as "good changes" according to people here. Ironic, considering the original game itself was pretty much the embodiment of change compared to the 6 games before it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 08/04/2016 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Only 30 hours for 70 euros? No thx, i can always play the originl FF7

    Comment by Anonymous

    are you sarcastic or just plain stupid?

    the ENTIRE FF7 game was about 30-35 hrs max! now it's just part ONE thats just as long, ya dimwit.(and the ppl who upvoted you)

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:50 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Bawwwww you little snowflake, now that babbys always complain about grinding and screaming how ruby weapon always rape their asses, you can always buy Knights of the Round materia only for 39 Squeenix Coins.

    Let me guess, you fucked the Vincent Puzzle on your first playthrough, right fucko?

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    Comment by Rya
    03:27 08/04/2016 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Aerith survives DLC confirmed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It could be worse: Secret Boss Zack DLC confirmed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:18 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    So we can finally revive her?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:22 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is the only plot change I would endorse.


    Comment by Anonymous
    11:47 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah and on top of that why not bring Angeal too?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:47 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    And how about keep fucking up and die as a company Square Enix

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    Comment by Riiku
    02:28 09/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I kinda liked Genesis. I mean, I liked him a lot, and Im not even gay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:14 08/04/2016 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    They need to understand that a lot of the fans asking for this remake are really looking to relive the nostalgia of the original game in a shiny new HD package, and the more they talk about changes, the more upset/disinterested these fans will become.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Then the fans do not even want a "remake" to begin with, they pretty much want an HD rehash, which I do not see how it would improve on the original game since it never needed good graphics or voice acting to be good.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You need to understand that there's a huge difference between REMAKE and REMASTERED. What you mentioned is a REMASTERED version. REMAKE means.. to make something again from scratch.. which with either combat system you can't satisfy everyone. As the creator, they have the power to do what they want... if sales were bad with the new combat system, you think they would have reverted it back to the old system like... 10 years ago right???

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    Comment by DarkChaplain
    18:59 10/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remasters are based around the same assets polished up, the same code core, usually with higher resolution textures (which, in the case of FFVII, don't exist anymore because Square in their infinite wisdom purge their archives all the time), filtering, possibly new lighting.

    People were asking for a remake, with new assets, 3D, High Definition. Maybe a few additions and bringing it in line with more recent entries to the Compilation of FFVII, putting in some side content, fine-tuning systems that didn't quite work as well as they could have.

    This is more of a Reboot than a Remake, however.

    Avatar of Shittin' Circles Around You Bitches Since 1988

    In the words of the Rolling Stones, "You can't always get what you want."

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 09/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "...but if you try sometimes, you'll find you get what you need."

    This is not what we need.

    Avatar of Shittin' Circles Around You Bitches Since 1988
    19:47 09/04/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    speak for yourself mate, preferably with your wallet. Its literally that simple.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:55 07/04/2016 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    What I don't get is their insistence in calling it the same game if everything is subject to change for whatever reason given.
    FFVII New =/= FFVII Remake

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 08/04/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It's too much work for them to come up with a new name

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:28 09/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "FF VII Remake" is pretty much the equivalent of a clickbait. I agree, the game's name should not include "remake" in it, even if it is technically correct, since most people think remakes are the same game with better graphics/voices or whatever. But it sells. So... yes.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    12:22 09/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here's the problem everyone needs to get, if they remade the game the same way as the old in basically every way with new graphics, what exactly would be the point? Seriously, it really does nothing for them because the same people who want the remake also turn around and say 'well I could always just play the original.'

    This wishywashy nature is the very reason they didn't commit to it in the first place. I am certain they will find a way to make the game unique while retaining elements that made the original what it was, but also there is nothing to gain for creators to rehash their original design.

    That and the market has shifted, and turn-based gameplay does not draw in new players.

    You have to reconcile the concept that they will utilize the old concepts and characters and store to draw in new blood in a new way, and that they cannot just do the same thing with prettier graphics. I'm sure even they have a fondness for what they did, and will keep it in a certain light, but there is no real loyalty in the FF7 lovers. It's either what they love, or it's not good enough, so they are not worth appealing to in any way shape or form. The unreasonable nature of rock and a hard place in which their nostalgia places them is completely irrelevant, so no purpose in really trying to please them.

    As always, I want them to do what THEY think is fun and good, not what we do. I'll enjoy it because they're great at what they do. They've earned that acknowledgement.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:52 09/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What you list as a "problem everyone needs to get" is no such thing. First off, the fans who have been begging for this remake are not wishywashy because they are talking about just playing the original when they find out there are major changes coming. When people thought it was a straight remake excitement was through the roof, it only declined when they said they where changing things.

    Second, regarding the "it really does nothing for them" portion, Square Enix has known how much the fanbase wanted this remake for years and have basically been saving it for a rainy day, which is now for them. Most(not all) people are completely disenchanted with them as a company after so many lack luster performances and rushed out titles ending in utter failure. This was basically a voucher for them to print money but instead of giving the fans what they have been requesting for years, they are trying to spin it into something new and using the tactics that have caused so many series fans to walk away. Now they are talking about once again rushing out a title which never ends well for them. They have far more to lose by changing things and rushing out three separate games than they had to gain by appeasing the fanbase and giving one. A simple look at the sales numbers will show this. FFVII sold 10 million copies on the playstation nearly 20 years ago(11 plus total now), while their newer games with all these changes for a "market shift" have peaked at less than 7.5 million copies sold. Trying to make changes to appease new markets has lost them more older fans than it has gained new ones, it's simple math.

    Lastly, saying that they are great at what they do is a matter of opinion, an opinion that the numbers don't really align with. They have made countless mistakes and lost a huge portion of sales/fanbase. Forgetting/ignoring the people who made you what you are is simply bad business. Imagine if you went to a great restaurant with excellent service but when you visited again the staff either ignored you completely or insulted you. How likely are you to return and how likely are the first time visitors who see this treatment likely to return? This is essentially what they are doing with their business practices. That type of service does not earn them any positive acknowledgement it just proves that they refuse to acknowledge the part their fans have played in their success.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    15:15 10/04/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    The loss of sales you are referring to is not because of the nature of their games or a loss in fanbase based on their actions alone. FF7 was an alignment of elements in gaming history that changed the world, not just the industry. The story and characters were not THAT amazing, however the delivery was completely solid enough to be beyond everyone's expectations, even after FF6 pretty much set the bar for the ability to make a truly dark plot.

    What has changed is expectation and generations. Those who played videogames back then are not the same people. Some of us have tapped into each new generation, others have not. Some prefer retro and have not taken a liking to newer games which confirms the birthing of the indie market regressing to an 8/16-bit style.

    Square's games have always been absolutely amazing. That is something 'fans' have perpetually lost in their own selfish intentions of what they want. They haven't actively tried to alienate the fanbase, but they have tried new things with the genre. If they had made the same game over and over again, you would have the same exact complaints about the opposite side now.

    For example I am right now replaying FFX, and it is almost exactly like FFXIII in terms of how linear it is. I was specifically looking for what made it different than FFXIII since everyone seemed to point out the map, and the reality is that the nature of the demographic has changed.

    If some cocksucker had posted that all maps are straight lines back in 2001 on an internet that had as much widespread social media as we do now, then it could have destroyed FFX too, but it wouldn't really, because nobody thought about open world at the time.

    Daggerfall existed long before FFX, and was completely open, but didn't play a role in considerations for FFX, because the context of console vs PC was no contest.

    This is what FF7 fans who want the same game all over again with better graphics do not get and either refuse to understand, or flat out don't care.

    In either case, as much as I too would love an FF7 with the Advent Childen level graphics and cutscenes, I understand it will not happen that way, and will instead enjoy the new game for what it is, not what I expect it to be.

    Avatar of Shittin' Circles Around You Bitches Since 1988
    19:46 09/04/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I can always count on you to give a level-headed clear-eyed take on this subject. Sincerely, thank you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:31 07/04/2016 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Dread dread dread dread dread....

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:19 08/04/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I hope they don't make Tifa's tits smaller.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:38 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)


    seriously. Tifa's huge boobs were an icon in FF7. changing it would be a mistake. Hell at least make them as big as Advent children, if they want to keep their "realism" nonsense

    Comment by Anonymous

    They will show her like "another" Lara Croft.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:12 08/04/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    "We can change what we want"

    Very true. Just don't expect anyone to buy it after turning it into something no one asked for.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:09 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Completely same mind as SJW, "It is OK when we do it" BS.
    When they wear bikini, behave like a slut it is ok.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Don't buy it, don't play it. Why you hating on it here? Not like they'll read it. Also, you can stop checking it out if you're so disappointed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:48 08/04/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    They will make Tifa's boobs smaller won't they...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    No. Smaller=pedo. Larger=sexualize underage girl. So mostly they will cover girls in burqa to please SJW.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tifa was 20 years old...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:23 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    SJW Guide Book 2016 Chapter 1 Page 2:
    As long as the girl's face looks young=underage=pedophile pandering
    Stated age if <40 years old = underage (revise to 50 next year).

    Comment by Anonymous

    Actually nobody wants Tiffa's boobs smaller, for different reasons. Including feminists.
    And SJW ar against burqa and islam in general, so no.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:26 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    SJW against burqa in real world. But in game? They are completely agree with Taliban and want all girl fully covered like with burqa, to prevent male get horny and become rapist if they see their skin.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 09/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And when you try to explain they will try their utmost effort to immediately link everything to male masturbation in lightning speed, and scream everything is sexist against women?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah, that's what people say about them, not what they really say. I know, it's fun to pick on them on things that sound funny/ridiculous, but seriously, people should start reading more or actually talking to them, not to impersonators.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Why did this get downvoted? It is true, not even them want Tiffa with smaller chest.
    ...or maybe you actually want to think that they think that she should have small boobs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:16 08/04/2016 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Guaranteed to be every bit as awful as the new Evangelion movies and comics are compared to the original works... Plus extra bad, because Square-Enix is one of the worst game companies ever and have never released a single good game since their merger.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:03 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If you like the old Eva, but not the new Eva chances are, you never understood Eva in the first place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    You probably haven't heard of Bravely Default then

    Avatar of Shittin' Circles Around You Bitches Since 1988
    14:11 08/04/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    First two Eva Rebuilds were pretty good. 3rd one fucked it up, although the visuals were pure eye-candy.

    Comment by Anonymous

    um, except for 3.33, the eva movies were great. asuka wasn't AS much of a bitch, shinji has a pair slightly bigger than raisins, and Pen-Pen's still a boss.

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