Final Fantasy VII Remake on PS4! Page 43

  • elstoof 4 Mar 2020 11:47:01 25,584 posts
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    I couldnít really give two shits about the gameplay, as long as itís not a frustrating mess, which it isnít. JRPGs have never offered decent gameplay anyway. My biggest concern was that theyíd fuck the characters and the story up like they did with the whole compilation, so far this demo has eased that worry. Yeah itís goofy, so was the original. The atmosphere, the visuals, the characters, theyíre all present and correct and pretty much how Iíd expect FF7 to be if they had a PS4 in 1997
  • Ror 4 Mar 2020 12:45:23 19,972 posts
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    I had another run through last night, got through it much quicker this time and didn't really have any trouble with the boss this time (still had to heal up here and there, but nowhere near as much as the first time) and finished him off with a limit, which was nice.

    Still feel it's a little on the messy side, but at least when guarding, switching frequently, and basically ignoring the utterly useless dodge roll, it's a lot more manageable.
  • Psiloc 4 Mar 2020 12:57:54 5,484 posts
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    I think it's going to be one of those games where all of a sudden the battle system will 'click'. Muscle memory is going to be a thing here
  • Rhaegyr 4 Mar 2020 13:21:18 5,044 posts
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    Can you still change the menu colour?
  • Psiloc 4 Mar 2020 13:32:33 5,484 posts
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    Don't think so
  • Ror 4 Mar 2020 13:37:18 19,972 posts
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    Psiloc wrote:
    I think it's going to be one of those games where all of a sudden the battle system will 'click'. Muscle memory is going to be a thing here
    Yeah, there'll be a degree of that for sure. Last night, half the time I wanted to trigger the other character to do something, I ended up pressing X and then having to tab over with R2, rather than remembering that R2 would take me right there.
  • Tuffty 4 Mar 2020 13:52:12 4,486 posts
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    It all clicked for me second time playing through it. Got through the scorpion boss using maybe 4 or 5 potions as opposed to most of them. Got through it quicker too.

    Think maybe it's too early to judge the game considering it's the E3 demo build that was released. Bound to be some improvements to it since then, Squares usually pretty good about adopting fan feedback into improving their games and it has had all the time since E3 last year to improve anything about accessibility. You would like to hope anyway

    Edited by Tuffty at 13:53:13 04-03-2020
  • RichDC 4 Mar 2020 15:16:58 8,815 posts
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    Just played through it and enjoyed it a lot. Just the music was enough to send me back to 1997 again. Think the combat will click and the cheesiness is exactly what I expected. :D

    Where's everyone pre-ordering from? I presume the extra summons in the ps store £75 version will be available to all eventually anyway?
  • SolidSCB 4 Mar 2020 15:21:52 12,446 posts
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    I just ordered from Shopto, seems to come with the summon and an extra piece of collector's tat and was cheaper than amazon too.
  • Singularity 4 Mar 2020 16:51:13 3,238 posts
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    I went with Simply. It's a little cheaper than Shopto, with the summon but no tat.
  • Ror 4 Mar 2020 17:29:57 19,972 posts
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    Base and TGC are a fiver cheaper, too.
  • dominalien 4 Mar 2020 21:54:41 9,538 posts
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    Yeah, the demo was pretty great. Barrett is very annoying. I hope they do something with the plot elements they added/changed.
  • Scimarad 6 Mar 2020 04:33:20 9,710 posts
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    It did occur to me that there were a couple of moments that Barrett sounded really like RDJ in Tropic Thunder...
  • SolidSCB 6 Mar 2020 07:51:35 12,446 posts
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    I've had a few bad experiences with Simply lately. Seems since the crowd realised you can get stuff early with them demand has slowly outweighed supply. I actually got Shenmue III about 3 days late from them so I'll give Shopto a go for this.

    Barrett is really jarring. I think the other characters we've seen so far are absolutely fine even though I'm not a fan of the cheap Jessie romance angle. But Barrett was comically bad.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 6 Mar 2020 08:13:29 13,285 posts
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    Barret was always a slightly comical angry Mr T style caricature though so this new version isnít even much of an update
  • Malek86 6 Mar 2020 08:18:06 10,025 posts
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    I think most people forgot how silly these characters actually were once you left Midgar. The game took on a decidedly old-FF style after the first part.
  • SolidSCB 6 Mar 2020 08:25:36 12,446 posts
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    Most characters were quirky in the original, but most characters in this one seem grittier/cooler whereas Barrett is still gesturing like a weeaboo neckbeard.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 6 Mar 2020 08:32:44 13,285 posts
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    I dunno, Cloud is still a moody hit and the rest of Avalanche have more lines but havenít changed that much.

    Apart from Jesse getting horny as hell obviously.
  • dominalien 6 Mar 2020 10:17:20 9,538 posts
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    Jesse is hot, I wish there was a way to romance her rather than Tifa, I already did that in the Ď90s.
  • dominalien 6 Mar 2020 10:17:20 9,538 posts
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    Double post DISASTER

    Edited by dominalien at 10:17:46 06-03-2020
  • Malek86 6 Mar 2020 10:22:21 10,025 posts
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    I like how much focus they are putting on those throwaway joke characters from the original game. It will be hard to care when I already know the original story treated them like the most invisible of stepping stones.

    Kinda like Zack. I still don't know how the guy got a movie and a game based entirely on himself.
  • SolidSCB 6 Mar 2020 10:34:19 12,446 posts
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    Yeah I really don't like how they've treated Zack almost as the main character of the FFVII universe since they started expanding it. We're a bumbling puppet and you are the coolest guy in history ever, we get it.
  • SnackPlissken 6 Mar 2020 14:40:33 1,783 posts
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    I'm still torn between this or Resi Evil 3. I think FF VII will last me longer. But I bloody loved Resi 2..
  • Graxlar_v3 6 Mar 2020 14:44:12 9,927 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    I like how much focus they are putting on those throwaway joke characters from the original game. It will be hard to care when I already know the original story treated them like the most invisible of stepping stones.

    Kinda like Zack. I still don't know how the guy got a movie and a game based entirely on himself.
    Zack had a movie about him?

    Also, I liked crisis core.
  • Graxlar_v3 6 Mar 2020 14:46:01 9,927 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    I'm still torn between this or Resi Evil 3. I think FF VII will last me longer. But I bloody loved Resi 2..
    I never liked Resi 3 as much as 2.

    But everything i have seen of FF7 has left me a little cold.
  • elstoof 6 Mar 2020 14:57:33 25,584 posts
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    There was a Last Order anime. Fleshing our Zack was like all the extra Star Wars stuff, we need to know Zackís back story as much as we need to know how the rebels got the Death Star plans
  • SnackPlissken 6 Mar 2020 15:19:13 1,783 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    SnackPlissken wrote:
    I'm still torn between this or Resi Evil 3. I think FF VII will last me longer. But I bloody loved Resi 2..
    I never liked Resi 3 as much as 2.

    But everything i have seen of FF7 has left me a little cold.
    You've just made more doubt now :D I agree FF7 demo lacks a little charm. Seems more an action RPG now. What was wrong with Lost Odyssey... why is turn based so frowned upon and old hat. It works.
  • Steve-Perry 6 Mar 2020 15:21:24 1,121 posts
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    What's the materia system like in the demo? Does the combat system have any depth? It didn't look like it from some of the videos I have seen.
  • Psiloc 6 Mar 2020 16:38:56 5,484 posts
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    You don't get to mess with the materia in the demo
  • Steve-Perry 6 Mar 2020 16:45:23 1,121 posts
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    I suppose that's consistent with the original.
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