Following Final Fantasy VII Remake on PS4! Page 38

  • Ror 14 Jan 2020 14:54:55 19,607 posts
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    Delayed to April 10th.
  • DakeyrasUK 14 Jan 2020 15:29:10 3,862 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 8,009 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 3,862 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 8,009 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 2,264 posts
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    Plenty of time to get my teeth into Nioh 2 now!
  • Lukus 14 Jan 2020 21:07:20 22,889 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 3,862 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 9,696 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 22:21:51 214 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 5,376 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 8,009 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.
  • Ror 31 Jan 2020 12:00:03 19,607 posts
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    So they did what I expected and moved up the Nibelheim flasback.



    EDIT Actually, I'm wrong, aren't I. The Cloud/Tifa bit at the beginning happens between bombing missions, IIRC. It's been a while.

    Edited by Ror at 12:01:48 31-01-2020
  • ChiefGB 31 Jan 2020 12:20:02 12,024 posts
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    Yes I think so, I tried to start it again on vita recently. That flashback isnít that far in.
  • elstoof 31 Jan 2020 12:51:41 25,398 posts
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    Cloud and Tifa have a reminisce while youíre in the Lucky 7 bar between reactor missions
  • KD 31 Jan 2020 13:49:00 2,507 posts
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    They made hm look pretty in the dress, wonder how many of the idiots mad about the sports bra on Tifa have an opinon.
  • Ror 31 Jan 2020 13:54:33 19,607 posts
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    @elstoof Yeah (7th Heaven), I realised that pretty much immediately after I posted :D

    It has been a couple of years since my last playthrough, I'll have to run through it again before April.
  • DakeyrasUK 8 Feb 2020 22:01:22 3,862 posts
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    Sweet found a 4k version of the splendid screenshot posted earlier today! Set as my phone background, next up my PC!

    https://twitter.com/DeinKey/status/1225806034670882817?s=19
  • Steve-Perry 8 Feb 2020 22:44:04 692 posts
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    Golly gosh, that sure is purrdy, mmh hhm!
  • Ror 8 Feb 2020 23:04:47 19,607 posts
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    In an effort to drum up some enthusiasm for this, I've decided to (finally) read the Read-Only Memory book that's been sitting on my shelf for over a year.
  • DakeyrasUK 9 Feb 2020 06:48:09 3,862 posts
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    @Ror keep us updated if the book is worth it!

    I have just finally agreed to get my wife to play it through with me as a guide...

    She is a book worm and not much of a gamer, but I'm hoping she learns why they game (and therefore the remake) is so special to me.
  • Ror 9 Feb 2020 12:40:14 19,607 posts
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    @DakeyrasUK It's an expanded version of this Polygon feature. The original piece was a really good read, so I can't imagine this won't be.

    Only annoyance so far is the mix of font sizes. Some pages look like they're from a children's book.
  • Ror 14 Feb 2020 11:18:14 19,607 posts
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  • elstoof 14 Feb 2020 11:54:53 25,398 posts
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    Many excites
  • drhickman1983 14 Feb 2020 12:27:43 6,495 posts
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    Have they done away with the plate? Those slums (like the playground) seemed pretty open skied.

    Or are those on the plate?
  • Scimarad 14 Feb 2020 14:25:58 9,669 posts
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    Yeah, that was a bit weird. The plate is definitely still there because you can see it later on and see lights city lights underneath it too.

    Still, that looked completely amazing to see Midgar as an actual realistic looking city.

    Edited by Scimarad at 14:26:23 14-02-2020
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