Following Final Fantasy VII Remake on PS4! Page 38

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  • Ror 14 Jan 2020 14:54:55 19,277 posts
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    Delayed to April 10th.
  • DakeyrasUK 14 Jan 2020 15:29:10 3,491 posts
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    Nooooooooooo! That is the week before cyber punk....

    Fuck sake, still getting both day 1 but doubt I will be done with ff7 by the time cyberpunk is out. Hmmm I wonder if I'll play cyberpunk day 1 or not?
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 14 Jan 2020 15:39:21 7,407 posts
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    This kinda has disaster written all over it. From the subcontractor being fired mid-production to the lack of any kind of public plan on how this fits into the wider remake right through to the late delay... hard to see this ending well. Bizarre, as FF7 is one of the jewels in Square Enix's crown and you'd have expected them to treat it with more care.
  • DakeyrasUK 14 Jan 2020 15:42:52 3,491 posts
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    @Rogueywon you might be right, but everything I have seen/read/listented to of it has made me highly excited for it. Looks like they have done a great job and just need a few extra weeks to polish some bugs, perhaps to even avoid crunch culture (ok I'm being too generous there!).

    I agree I'm still unsure about how well they will make it fit into the entire remake anthology.

    Edited by DakeyrasUK at 15:43:10 14-01-2020
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 14 Jan 2020 15:44:11 7,407 posts
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    @DakeyrasUK My worry is that this is showing all of the same warning signs that two December 2019 releases - Phoenix Point and Mechwarrior 5 - were broadcasting months in advance. In both cases, I allowed myself to hope but the end-product justified all the fears.
  • chrisno21 14 Jan 2020 16:13:27 2,241 posts
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    Plenty of time to get my teeth into Nioh 2 now!
  • Lukus 14 Jan 2020 21:07:20 22,545 posts
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    I think the biggest problem with this is the episodic format (unless I've got that wrong).
    The joy of FFVII for me was playing it obsessively for 5 hours at a time late into the night knowing there was still a massive amount of the games left to complete. Having it broken up into smaller chunks will just be frustrating when the next chunk isn't ready.

    Edited by Lukus at 21:07:39 14-01-2020
  • DakeyrasUK 14 Jan 2020 21:19:44 3,491 posts
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    @Lukus each is supposed to last the length of a "full game". So I'm expecting each to be a good 30-40 hrs of gaming. But I still agree having to wait another 2-3 years for the next part of the story we know already is not a great sales pitch.
  • Malek86 14 Jan 2020 21:31:38 9,314 posts
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    All aside, this is actually inconvenient for me. April to June are the worst months at work, I'll barely have any free time. March is comparatively quite easy. I was going to pick this up and finish it before the hectic period started, but now I'm more likely to wait until the summer.
  • Samildanach 14 Jan 2020 22:21:51 189 posts
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    I don't see any feasible way they could have made the whole of FFVII into a modern AAA game without massively cutting corners.
    For me personally, the episodic releases is the perfect answer to bring the whole tale to us eventually (as long as they do finish it).
    It also means that any imperfections in part 1, can be improved upon with the later parts.

    My only fear is that they add a load of extra plot stuff that is shit... see most of the FFVII spinoff games for example. There is almost nothing in those story wise that has any redeeming value. Only Crisis Core was alright, and that was because of the original FFVII scenes it followed. All the added stuff like Genesis and company were awful. Can they still write compelling characters and story arcs? Time will tell.
  • Psiloc 15 Jan 2020 11:10:08 5,327 posts
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    I think that sums it up. It could go to shit in one of two ways, either there's not as much extra content as they're making out and it turns out they're charging full price for a few hours of content, or the extra content turns out to be dreadful.

    I'd have been leaning towards the latter, if the previews weren't all so positive so far
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 15 Jan 2020 11:31:38 7,407 posts
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    My biggest fear on this is that either the game is a hot mess when it releases, or even if it's competent the scale of it ends up giving it a bad press - which results in future installments being cancelled.
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