At 6/19/13 06:39 AM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote:
well if they do X first and it does well do the ones after it then do the old school (preferably VII)
I'm by no means a massive Final Fantasy fan or someone who pays close attention to Square Enix, but I thought I'd chip in on what I think of a Final Fantasy VII remake, seeing as I played through VII just last week.
VII still holds up as a pretty awesome RPG. It's a game that I personally don't think needs a great deal of updating done. If the character models were to be remade with more detail (especially the out of battle character models) I think that, visually, it'd be a much nicer looking game. Most of the backgrounds are fine as they are, in my opinion. Although I guess people have different ideas of just how much should be remade. When people talk about Final Fantasy VII remakes, do they essentially mean a whole new game, or just tweaks to the original game to modernise it a little? In the sense that Pokemon Soul Silver isn't just an update of the original Pokemon Silver, but it's a whole new game.
I'm always a bit iffy on the idea of remaking games. Especially games that are considered classic. The only real benefit I think remaking old games has is that it allows younger gamers to experience the game too. Younger gamers who, for the most part, will be put off Final Fantasy VII just because it looks like an old game. I'd rather they make new games, than focus their attention on remaking the past. Although from what I gather, the Final Fantasy series hasn't been doing so well when it comes to making new games in recent years. I've never played any of the FF games after X.