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Final Fantasy VII Remake - Final trailer

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  1. drannex
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    This game looks exactly how I imagined it when I was a kid. It's breathtaking.

    This game looks exactly how I imagined it when I was a kid. It's breathtaking.

    9 votes
  2. bleem
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    Totally forgot this was coming out next week. Pre-ordered a physical copy at best buy :)

    Totally forgot this was coming out next week. Pre-ordered a physical copy at best buy :)

    4 votes
  3. nothis
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    I have not understood a single scene in this 4 minute trailer, lol. Not even a general idea of wtf is going on.

    I have not understood a single scene in this 4 minute trailer, lol. Not even a general idea of wtf is going on.

    2 votes
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    mightychicken
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    Is it true that it's not the whole game though? (i.e.: it's a remake of the first disc of FFVII)? I can't find anything definitive on that.

    Is it true that it's not the whole game though? (i.e.: it's a remake of the first disc of FFVII)? I can't find anything definitive on that.

    2 votes
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        wundumguy
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        Wait, so you can't finish this game?

        Wait, so you can't finish this game?

        1 vote
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          1. wundumguy
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            Thanks for the explanation! Kind of a cool approach to remaking a game

            Thanks for the explanation! Kind of a cool approach to remaking a game

            1 vote
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            Omnicrola
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            I mean, is this really a concern? šŸ˜Ž I won't be buying it, but that's because I'm waiting for the Sony exclusive to expire. #pcmasterrace

            with a tie in hook at the end for part two if it sells well.

            I mean, is this really a concern? šŸ˜Ž I won't be buying it, but that's because I'm waiting for the Sony exclusive to expire. #pcmasterrace

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              1. Omnicrola
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                Well, that depends. In any update/sequel/remake, there are going to be people unhappy with how the creators changed/update things. I think Picard is terrible Star Trek for instance. But I gave it...

                Well, that depends. In any update/sequel/remake, there are going to be people unhappy with how the creators changed/update things. I think Picard is terrible Star Trek for instance. But I gave it a shot. I'll give this a shot, even if they change some of the things that appealed to me about the original.

                1 vote
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    mrbig
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    Would that be of interest to someone that never played the original and have no affective connection with the franchise?

    Would that be of interest to someone that never played the original and have no affective connection with the franchise?

    2 votes
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      wundumguy
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      Seconding this. I missed the boat entirely with this back in the day and am wondering if this is a good way to get into FF

      Seconding this. I missed the boat entirely with this back in the day and am wondering if this is a good way to get into FF

      2 votes
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        1. wundumguy
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          Thanks for even more explanation! Some games will always show their age but I'm curious how they've advanced this one as well

          Thanks for even more explanation! Some games will always show their age but I'm curious how they've advanced this one as well

          1 vote
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      culturedleftfoot
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      I'd say if it looks like it's tickling your fancy, go for it. The franchise itself isn't necessarily something to be concerned about per se. Each entry stands alone and separate from the rest;...

      I'd say if it looks like it's tickling your fancy, go for it. The franchise itself isn't necessarily something to be concerned about per se. Each entry stands alone and separate from the rest; they aren't sequels and aren't connected by much more than some recurring items, character names, and the occasional mechanic.

      @wundumguy

      1 vote
      1. mrbig
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        Forget all that. I like FFXV now.

        I have the latest one. I like the atmosphere but the action elements felt silly. If combat is not truly action oriented, it looks like Iā€™m being cheated.

        Forget all that. I like FFXV now.

  6. kfwyre
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    This looks stunning. It's hard to capture the magic of FFVII now because gaming has come so far and is so much more mainstream and widespread, but at the time of its release, FFVII was a landmark...

    This looks stunning. It's hard to capture the magic of FFVII now because gaming has come so far and is so much more mainstream and widespread, but at the time of its release, FFVII was a landmark event. Nothing like it had been done before. It was vast, massive, and incredible.

    Furthermore, I genuinely believe that the beginning of the game is excellent. Great pacing, interesting setting, and a solid introduction to compelling characters. I've talked before about how it's killed other JRPGs for me, because their introductions tend to be boring, generic expositions. FFVII, instead, throws you directly into the middle of a terrorist plot that you yourself are carrying out!

    Plus, I still think Midgar's design and feel are amazing. When I was a kid it really did feel like this huge, amazing, futuristic city. When I replayed it as an adult, I was surprised by how much of that was the smoke and mirrors of great artistic direction and game design. I'm glad to see that they've made a full game out of this section of the game, as I think there's so much there that they could meaningfully expand on.

    It is very odd for me to hear voiced dialogue, though, as I'm used to FFVII being a whole lot of blue text boxes. I don't have a PS4 and have no intentions of getting one, but I will absolutely get this should it release on PC.

    2 votes
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    mars
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    If one were looking to re-play the original FFVII (as a refresher from times long past and because they haven't even yet acquired a PS4 #patientgamer) what is everyone's recommendation for the...

    If one were looking to re-play the original FFVII (as a refresher from times long past and because they haven't even yet acquired a PS4 #patientgamer) what is everyone's recommendation for the most up-to-date port?

    1 vote
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        mars
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        I'm fine with emulation, although I do prefer a physical controller. I'm mainly concerned with quality-of-life upgrades that have come along with later ports, so I'm willing to forgo exact,...

        I'm fine with emulation, although I do prefer a physical controller. I'm mainly concerned with quality-of-life upgrades that have come along with later ports, so I'm willing to forgo exact, authentic gameplay.

        Looking at maybe going with the Steam release, then adding QoL mods, and playing with a USB-based gamepad. Physical portability might be a real benefit though, so I might start looking at the Switch release too.

        1 vote
        1. Omnicrola
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          I did this about a year ago while on a short trip, got the Steam version and used the Stream controller. Worked great for the dozen or so hours I played.

          I did this about a year ago while on a short trip, got the Steam version and used the Stream controller. Worked great for the dozen or so hours I played.

          1 vote
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      kfwyre
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      As @Loire mentioned, emulation is a good choice. The Steam port is also fine and probably the easiest way to get it up and running. Should you want a more "authentic" setup, it's also available on...

      As @Loire mentioned, emulation is a good choice. The Steam port is also fine and probably the easiest way to get it up and running. Should you want a more "authentic" setup, it's also available on the Playstation Classic, which you should be able to find relatively easily and cheaply, since it appears they massively undersold.

      2 votes
      1. mars
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        Cheers, thanks for the info! At the moment probably looking towards either the Steam release + quality-of-life mods + gamepad, or the Switch release.

        Cheers, thanks for the info!

        At the moment probably looking towards either the Steam release + quality-of-life mods + gamepad, or the Switch release.

        1 vote
  8. culturedleftfoot
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    Goddamn. I'm really trying to avoid jumping on the hype train, but they know how to make a trailer.

    Goddamn. I'm really trying to avoid jumping on the hype train, but they know how to make a trailer.

    1 vote
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    vakieh
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    Sony exclusive until April 2021 eh? Somebody wake me up when it releases on PC so it can be played properly.

    Sony exclusive until April 2021 eh? Somebody wake me up when it releases on PC so it can be played properly.

    4 votes
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        bleem
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        PC release hasn't been confirmed, just an exclusive on ps4 for a year

        PC release hasn't been confirmed, just an exclusive on ps4 for a year

        2 votes
        1. vakieh
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          Final Fantasy has been doing really well on PC the last couple of years - including an FF7 port release. They finally clued in to the fact more people play old Final Fantasy emulating than they do...

          Final Fantasy has been doing really well on PC the last couple of years - including an FF7 port release. They finally clued in to the fact more people play old Final Fantasy emulating than they do on console. They aren't very good at doing those ports (FF13 needed significant mod support) but apparently with 15 they did a lot better.

          1 vote