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Topic   Final Fantasy VII Remake

MrBean
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* 11-Jun-2019(#1)
Holy crap it's here!
DefaultGen
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11-Jun-2019(#2)
lol

tonymack21
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11-Jun-2019(#3)
im expecting only chapter 1 gets a physical release that will serve as your physical piece and the subsequent chapters will all be DLC, thus making you buy each piece as you'll need save data from the previous to play it. this makes it where you cant just buy latter parts and they can sell all of them to each player. not sure why anyone would buy just the latter pieces but im sure they want to avoid that.

MrBean
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11-Jun-2019(#4)
tonymack21 wrote:
> im expecting only chapter 1 gets a physical release that will serve as your physical
> piece and the subsequent chapters will all be DLC, thus making you buy each piece
> as you'll need save data from the previous to play it. this makes it where you cant
> just buy latter parts and they can sell all of them to each player. not sure why
> anyone would buy just the latter pieces but im sure they want to avoid that.
>
>

Tis a good theory, but ... I doubt it. There's far too much money to be made here.
tonymack21
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11-Jun-2019(#5)
Maybe..but more money to be made selling collectors edition to a few or every chapter to everyone who plays. I guess we'll see...but I can't see them wanting people to be able to skip the early chapters.

MrBean
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11-Jun-2019(#6)
I wonder how many they'll actually make ... kinda thought they would have sold out by now TBH, but this is such a big ticket item, they'll probably make a ton of them.
tonymack21
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11-Jun-2019(#7)
ya i dont think it will be as limited as some, this is one of the biggest things they've done in years, maybe ever.

JD
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11-Jun-2019(#8)
I'm calling it -

Part 2 with Tifa steelbook, Aerith statue
Part 3 with Aerith steelbook, Tifa statue
Part 4 with Cloud steelbook, Sephiroth statue

Complete Edition with full cast steelbook, Cloud vs Sephiroth statue

MrBean
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11-Jun-2019(#9)
JD wrote:
> I'm calling it -
>
> Part 2 with Tifa steelbook, Aerith statue
> Part 3 with Aerith steelbook, Tifa statue
> Part 4 with Cloud steelbook, Sephiroth statue
>
> Complete Edition with full cast steelbook, Cloud vs Sephiroth statue
>
>

This, I can get behind!
tigg
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* 11-Jun-2019(#10)
I'm so not ok with this, so you're telling me that it's presumed and almost a given at this point, that I have to buy part of a 22 year old game for more than it originally sold for in 1997, then possibly turn around and pay more for each installment to finish said 22 year old game?

I remember when the gaming community as a whole were eating companies like Capcom and EA alive for releasing unfinished games that were later finished through paid DLC, but for some reason it ok for this jyst because its THE FFVII? AND you have some paying 300+ for just one part,.....

Yeh I have purchased episodic games before, but they were never full gamed+ priced per episode.. and they aren't games that were 22 years old that I finished already.. I mean they story stays the same.. the same people die, the same people live, the same people win, the same people lose. Sure they possible added in aspects of advent children and possibly crisis core, expanded some stories, but it all turns out the same ..Sure it looks AWESOME, but FFVII was the turn based 3d rpg that changed how we looked at rpgs, now they turned it into a good looking modern looking game with ffxv -ish combat system.. it has become just another fan service final fantasy game that is nothing revolutionary, just make all the cloud and seph crap stick around all that much longer.

Pardon my rant, just don't see how anyone can go from hating releasing unfinished games and paying to get the finished, to OMG its ff7, heres 1600(quite literally if JD's prediction comes true) gimme that game I beat 22 years ago, I have to see if Cloud can survive............ Just my Opinion
dustin11
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11-Jun-2019(#11)
They don't even know how many parts this game is going to be yet from what the guys at Square said today, it could be 4, could be 10. Thats absolute insanity. In a time when we're getting full remakes of classic games for usually around $40 new, this game has the balls the come out of the gates with a full $60 price tag for only one part of the game because......FF7. Nope, Won't ever support that pricing model because I don't want other companies getting any bright ideas. Just imagine if Nintendo came out with a remake of OoT and charged you $60 for the Deku tree portion of the game.

And the reason why this is 2 BDRs is probably because there are more cinematics than gameplay.
MrBean
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11-Jun-2019(#12)
@tigg - Yes, take my momey.
Kommie
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12-Jun-2019(#13)
@MrBean would probably buy a statue depicting the sex scene in Team America if one was made!
MrBean
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12-Jun-2019(#14)
Kommie wrote:
> @MrBean would probably buy a statue depicting the sex scene in Team America if one
> was made!

Haha, now that would be awesome! Haha, haven't seen that movie in so long.
Boss
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12-Jun-2019(#15)
MrBean wrote:
> Was hoping for something ... better, as they've previous released Play Arts Kai figures
> with Cloud on his bike (although I do regret selling my Cloud on Fenrir). That and
> it's a soft bundle. They're packing three items together. Should have been an epic
> Cloud vs. Sepiroth statue, but assumption is that they'll release a CE for part 2,
> part 3, and then a trilogy CE in which the badass stuff will be released. Sons a
> doges, they're gonna milk the holy hell out of this one and I'll be one of those
> idiots that will buy every version of each release.
>
> Still, it's pretty awesome and pre-bought two!
>
>


Please note, this is a soft bundle. The FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Deluxe Edition contents are bundled separately from the Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife & Hardy Daytona.


No thanks.
tonymack21
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12-Jun-2019(#16)
its not just the old game though, they are adding dozens.. like many dozens of hours of new content apparently... midgar was 5 hours in the original game... and now its 2 blu rays? they have taken 5 hours and made it the size of RD2? thats a crap load of content, fully voicing and adding some quests will add lots of hours by default but it really seems like this is much more than just a prettied up version of the game. i just hope they dont reimagine it to the point they remove all the charm trying to serious up everything. some of those bits were meant to be funny like the honey bee inn/don corneo and the slap fight on the cannon etc.

Kommie
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12-Jun-2019(#17)
Did they really say that the first release were 2 Blu Ray discs? From what I gathered he said the entire full game would be 2. I could be wrong though.
Archer
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12-Jun-2019(#18)
No, that isn't what he said. He said the game in full will be 2 blu ray discs. Not the first episode.
dustin11
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* 12-Jun-2019(#19)
Probably chalk full of CGI's which eat up a ton of extra space. Its primarily why a lot of those older RPGs were multi-disc and why Square went with CD format over Nintendo and their cartridge system. I think they said that FF7 would have needed like 8 N64 carts because of the cut scenes.

Edit: People be spreading misinformation then because I've ben seeing a bunch of people saying that episode 1 is 2 BRDs.
Archer
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* 12-Jun-2019(#20)
The exact words:

"Remaking FFVII has allowed us to dive much deeper into its world and its characters than ever before. The game design is optimized for this as well, and we anticipate two full blu ray disks worth of content for this as well. The first game (he says game, not episode) in this project (as in the two full bd's worth of content) expands on the story of midgar, and has become such an elaborate [thing], that it has become a stand alone game (again not episode) in its own right.".

He never says this one is 2 discs at any point. Just that the project is expected to be two full bd disc. That could mean that the midgar section, since its its own game now, will be 2 discs once all the episodes is out, maybe. Or that the entire thing when done will be.

Hearing and reading it again, makes me think that they broke each original disc up into its own game. And that each of those will be episodic. This sounds worse than ever before.
dustin11
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12-Jun-2019(#21)
It doesn't really sound like they know WTF they're doing. They were also saying that they don't anticipate the next entry in this FF7 thing to be made any faster than the first one was, so if this is 4 part thing it may take them 12 years to finish.
Heavyd814life
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12-Jun-2019(#22)
Archer wrote:
> Hearing and reading it again, makes me think that they broke each original disc up
> into its own game. And that each of those will be episodic. This sounds worse than
> ever before.

God help us if this is the case. Square really needs to do a better job of communicating things, but maybe they can't communicate things well because even they don't know how things will shake out. Imagine $60 a piece of 5-10 separate releases. My hype for the game has definitely gotten the best of me because with this level of uncertainty, I really shouldn't be preordering the game.

Archer
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12-Jun-2019(#23)
Yeah they really need to be precise and communicate this better. And its clear they don't know what they are doing.

After that in an interview someone else working on he game said the thing releasing in March is 40 hours long. What? That doesn't sound like an "episode", that sounds like a full blown fudging game. What are they doing? Then someone else says it could be 4 to 10 parts? What? What is going on over there? Did they mean they turned this into FF13 when they said episodic? And its going to be 4-10 different full games based loosely on the original? Or what the fudge? Because this doesn't sound episodic? And how the fudge did you turn Midgar into 40 hours? What are you guys even doing? Does this have 30 hours of cgi cut-scenes now? The only thing we've seen about this are things that happen in the first 2-3 hours of the original game. How did they turn 5-7 hours into 40 hours? That is whole thing is infuriating to me.
dustin11
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12-Jun-2019(#24)
This is only FF7 in name only at this point. It has the same locations and characters but its not even the same thing as the material that its based on. Why couldn't they have just given us a remade from the ground up FF7 game and not fumble the entire thing like they have done this far?
Archer
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12-Jun-2019(#25)
Also to clarify, a BD is only 50GB. Most modern games would take 2 bd with all their day one patches. Most games are 80GB. Which probably explains why so many games have 30gb+ day one patches now. They don't want to make have the cost of two disc per physical release.

So thinking about that, this thing probably is 2 bd worth of content for midgar. Which means it is a full blown 40 hour game. But then wtf is even going on then. And why can't they just say what the fudge is going on.
dustin11
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12-Jun-2019(#26)
Yeah, both Gears 4 and Quantum Break are well over 100gb, Forza 7 is 90-something, and Halo 5 is 99gb after 4k patches. I wonder if they just threw all "4K" textures for the pro version onto the disc and said: "look guys, 2 BRD....wooooooow, or game is going to be so big".
tonymack21
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* 12-Jun-2019(#27)
2 BD's plus the inevitable patches.. it could be pretty big before its over. nothing releases without patches hardly these days, especially big games. it could be like rdr2 with an install disc and a play disc too.

Kommie
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12-Jun-2019(#28)
Sekiro was 12gb.
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12-Jun-2019(#29)
tonymack21 wrote:
> 2 BD's plus the inevitable patches.. it could be pretty big before its over. nothing
> releases without patches. it could be like rdr2 with an install disc and a play
> disc too.
>
>

RDR2 had 2 discs? Excuse my ignorance as I have 0% interest in that game but, really, 2 discs?
tonymack21
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* 12-Jun-2019(#30)
yes, it was a pretty big.

(rdr2 is suuuuuper good too)

Kommie
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12-Jun-2019(#31)
Your lies won't make me play it, the first one was awful and I certainly won't waste time with the second.
Heavyd814life
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12-Jun-2019(#32)
The actual worst thing about this whole situation is that Nomura is directing the game. It doesn't feel good to say this, but the dude is honestly pretty bad at his job. And the fact that he has such a crapty support system at Square makes it so much worse. I really hope guys like Kitase are VERY hands-on with the project because we could legit be here in 10 years still waiting for part 2 or episode 2 or whatever the hell they are calling it.

It's all so worrying, but I really, really like what they've shown of the game so I'm trying to stay optimistic. I don't remember the last time footage from a game gave me chills the way that E3 presentation did. But all the question marks makes it impossible not to worry.

tonymack21
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12-Jun-2019(#33)
Kommie wrote:
> Your lies won't make me play it, the first one was awful and I certainly won't waste
> time with the second.

I didn't particularly like the first one. 2 is a top ten or twelve ever for me.

tonymack21
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12-Jun-2019(#34)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> The actual worst thing about this whole situation is that Nomura is directing the
> game. It doesn't feel good to say this, but the dude is honestly pretty bad at his
> job. And the fact that he has such a crapty support system at Square makes it so
> much worse. I really hope guys like Kitase are VERY hands-on with the project because
> we could legit be here in 10 years still waiting for part 2 or episode 2 or whatever
> the hell they are calling it.
>
> It's all so worrying, but I really, really like what they've shown of the game so
> I'm trying to stay optimistic. I don't remember the last time footage from a game
> gave me chills the way that E3 presentation did. But all the question marks makes
> it impossible not to worry.
>
>


I wish kitase was directing it himself..but hopefully he's keep nomura on a short leash. He's a great artist. He's designed some of my favorite characters ever. But he isn't a director or project lead. If they can put a good team around him that can work in spite of him we may be ok


Kitase said he doesn't believe development of future chapters will be dramatically shorter..but squeenix did release a statement in response saying it should be more efficient now that characters and other things are done..but environments will take time...so it seems like we shouldn't be expecting them tooooo close together.

NFERNO
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13-Jun-2019(#35)
I never liked this idea from the moment I first heard about it. FF7 was perfect the way it was, and playing an altered version of it with new "paint" on it doesn't appeal to me. I watched the E3 presentation of it, and couldn't understand all the cheering for it, but then when it showed anyone in the the audience, they were 25 and under, so that explained it. They weren't there in '97, playing long long hours on their Playstation because they were awed and blown away by what Final Fantasy 7 was. They'll be happy playing Final Fantasy in Kingdom Hearts style, which is what it reminded me of.
tonymack21
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13-Jun-2019(#36)
its true they will never understand. anyone from past that era looks at it and sees a very dated game, from the gameplay to the graphics etc.. my kids were born in 06/07, they dont fully understand why i get the way i do when i play it, or why i cry EVERY time at the end of advent children. if you werent there you cant understand what ff7 was and how revolutionary it was and how in awe we were.

that said, the idea of playing a game that real looking in that setting, was something we could have only imagined, it looks better than the pre-rendered scenes in the original, we used to think what if the whole game looked like that, and now it does and more. there is a lot of nostalgia there for those characters and the original game but im definitely all in on playing it.

proudtobelatino
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15-Jun-2019(#37)
NFERNO wrote:
> I never liked this idea from the moment I first heard about it. FF7 was perfect the
> way it was, and playing an altered version of it with new "paint" on it doesn't appeal
> to me. I watched the E3 presentation of it, and couldn't understand all the cheering
> for it, but then when it showed anyone in the the audience, they were 25 and under,
> so that explained it. They weren't there in '97, playing long long hours on their
> Playstation because they were awed and blown away by what Final Fantasy 7 was. They'll
> be happy playing Final Fantasy in Kingdom Hearts style, which is what it reminded
> me of.

Yeah unfortunately this is what they do most of the times to the old games that i like. Anyway i stopped caring for this release a long time ago when i heard they are not making it turn based, i knew the game would end up like this.
proudtobelatino
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15-Jun-2019(#38)
also the way they are selling this game is ridiculous. seems more like Final Fantasy VII Remake- Bend over and get #@$%ed Edition lol whats the total price for the full game going to be? anybody know?
Archer
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15-Jun-2019(#39)
proudtobelatino wrote:
> also the way they are selling this game is ridiculous. seems more like Final Fantasy
> VII Remake- Bend over and get #@$%ed Edition lol whats the total price for the full
> game going to be? anybody know?

No, because we don't know how many games its going to end up being. Because they don't know.
tigg
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15-Jun-2019(#40)
proudtobelatino wrote:
> also the way they are selling this game is ridiculous. seems more like Final Fantasy
> VII Remake- Bend over and get #@$%ed Edition lol whats the total price for the full
> game going to be? anybody know?
No one knows, because SE is being tight lipped about the pricing system, whether each release will be full price and even atm they don't know how many releases it will be, but it's looking more and more to be a FF xiii situation so looking at 100s I see at least 4 installments at 50 each in the cheapest so probably 200+
proudtobelatino
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15-Jun-2019(#41)
Archer wrote:
> proudtobelatino wrote:
>> also the way they are selling this game is ridiculous. seems more like Final
> Fantasy
>> VII Remake- Bend over and get #@$%ed Edition lol whats the total price for the
> full
>> game going to be? anybody know?
>
> No, because we don't know how many games its going to end up being. Because they
> don't know.

lol what a mess. Hey maybe this is their way of adding micro transactions without going back on what they said a few years ago.
MrBean
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17-Jun-2019(#42)
Still available. They are definitely mass producing this one.
Boss
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17-Jun-2019(#43)
MrBean wrote:
> Still available. They are definitely mass producing this one.

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Kommie
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17-Jun-2019(#44)
It's a pre-order. they're gonna make them based on the amount of pre orders, and maybe extra. Not like it's coming out next month.
Archer
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17-Jun-2019(#45)
Or nobody wants to spend the money on that bullcrap.
dustin11
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17-Jun-2019(#46)
Buy a CE for each of these FF7 episodes and they're going to be like $2k deep into this game.
dunno001
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17-Jun-2019(#47)
dustin11 wrote:
> Buy a CE for each of these FF7 episodes and they're going to be like $2k deep into
> this game.

And that's still cheaper than the new FF7 watches in their store...

DarkFact
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* 17-Jun-2019(#48)
Archer wrote:
> Or nobody wants to spend the money on that bullcrap.

Hey now, for every ten people who hard pass, there's always going to be one Bean who'll buy two. I'm sure that adds up to something
MrBean
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19-Jun-2019(#50)
JD wrote:
>
>

hrm "An item is required for MP recovery.". It's been ... a long time since I played, but did MP refresh post battle?
tonymack21
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19-Jun-2019(#51)
ok with alot of that but not so pleased about some. id have preferred they left the honey bee inn/don corneo alone, its supposed to be bad. sad they had to tone it down.

knew tifa would be redesigned somewhat, the comically large chest area wouldnt have worked so well with this realism, but she looks great.

as far as adding the shadows following the team and other things we knew there would be additions, but as long as they arent messing with the core story im fine with some adds and fleshing things out, hopefully dialogue choices will matter in small ways as not to upset the story, like the choices in the first that decide who you spend time with at the gold saucer.

DarkFact
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* 19-Jun-2019(#52)
Only thing I can think of that they mean is that an Inn no longer restores MP? Maybe now you need to use Ethers. That'd be dumb though. Maybe there's no such thing as an Inn anymore, idk.
JD
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19-Jun-2019(#53)
With added stuff, hopefully about kadaj and gang's origins to set up for advent children game

tonymack21
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* 19-Jun-2019(#54)
I think they just mean MP wont regenerate on its own like over time? i cant think of a specific example of a game that does that but some prob do. surely resting or an inn will do that, as that would be super weird.

DarkFact
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* 20-Jun-2019(#56)
They keep not showing Tifa's abs, I need to see this crap; you can nerf her knockers but let's see what she's WORKIN' with. HOW many crunches a day
tonymack21
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20-Jun-2019(#57)
tifa looks beyond amazing, how i always imagined her if she were real. i cant be more ready for this game.

Heavyd814life
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20-Jun-2019(#58)
tonymack21 wrote:
> tifa looks beyond amazing, how i always imagined her if she were real. i cant be
> more ready for this game.
>
>

Took the words right out of my mouth, man!

JD
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20-Jun-2019(#59)
Tifa got some bootay, look in right top corner of Barrett pic

tonymack21
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* 20-Jun-2019(#60)
the hype is at beyond imagination levels. its overtaken CP2077 as my most anticipated, they were mostly 1 and 1A but this is on another level right now. maybe as we see more CP over the coming months it will be back at 1/1A. this is going to be a very long wait


expecting ff7r and cp to be top five games of the generation for me, hard to see right now how that wont happen

MrBean
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20-Jun-2019(#61)
My only gripe is going to be finishing the first installment, and then waiting. Although they've said they should be able to release subsequent releases quicker.

Still, I foresee binging the hell out of this and then being pissed at having to wait. Regardless, I'm beyond stoked and excited. I'm assuming many people will be blowing some PTO when this comes out!

Really wish the FFVIII "remake" was a bit more, but still pumped for that as well. In looking back, I don't think I ever actually finished VIII. Quite certain I got to the end and stopped. Very much so looking forward to going back through it.
tonymack21
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* 20-Jun-2019(#62)
ya id like to see 6 and 8 get the FF7R treatment someday down the road. 8 remaster does look pretty good though, will def play it eventually will have to see what improvements it gets or whether it ends up being something i can just mod the pc version i already have into.

ya its gonna be horrible to have to wait for another installment of 7 remake, im still theorizing the subsequent chapters will be download. theyll want to make sure all players buy every chapter

JD
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20-Jun-2019(#63)
I would like FF9 to get remade

But why not remake very first game itd be nice to see that

tonymack21
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20-Jun-2019(#64)
redoing ff1 would be interesting.. it would very different since the characters didnt have identities and such other than the warrior of light they've created for dissidia etc.

Kommie
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22-Jun-2019(#65)
There's way too much obsession with articles talking about Tifa's bewbs.
tonymack21
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22-Jun-2019(#66)
there really is, there is so much more going on with this game and my feeds are blown up with articles about the "ethics" department at square and about this in general, youtube, google, its everywhere.

shes my all time fav, and i love the design, she looks just like i always imagined she would if she was actually real, going with such a realistic style for this one her design makes perfect sense. when she dons her wall market/honey bee inn outfit or something else its quite possible they will look considerably bigger when she isnt wearing a more sporty top

DarkFact
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23-Jun-2019(#67)
I can take a bewb nerf, but I need to see the whole package!
tonymack21
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26-Jun-2019(#69)
tifa's my all time #1, but even her inclusion isnt enough to get me to play that dumpster fire again. DNT is real bad.

Kommie
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26-Jun-2019(#70)
WTF even is Dissidia?
Tim81DE
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28-Jun-2019(#71)
Kommie wrote:
> WTF even is Dissidia?

A huge mistake.

Unless we're talking about the PSP game.
Tim81DE
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28-Jun-2019(#72)
I'm a huge FF fan but I can't stand this. The game looks great and all, but I'd rather them push forward with a new installment. Or even try to make a sequel. Anything but remakes/remasters at this point.
MrBean
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28-Jun-2019(#73)
MrBean
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11-Jul-2019(#74)
This limited edition 2-LP picture disc vinyl set includes music highlights from Final Fantasy VII as well as selected tracks the Final Fantasy VII Remake game. Final Fantasy VII Remake is a reimagining of the iconic original game that redefined the RPG genre, diving deeper into the world and its characters than ever before. The first game in this project will be set in the eclectic city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience that provides a great starting point to the series.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
Kommie
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11-Jul-2019(#75)
You pre order 2 already, right?
Heavyd814life
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11-Jul-2019(#76)
Anyone interested in the FF7 vinyl should order it from amazon.ca. It's $80 on the .com site and only $40 on the .ca site. I have no idea why there's a price disparity.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&loc...

tonymack21
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11-Jul-2019(#77)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Anyone interested in the FF7 vinyl should order it from amazon.ca. It's $80 on the
> .com site and only $40 on the .ca site. I have no idea why there's a price disparity.
>
>
>

does that free shipping include to the US? are we going to end up paying about the same with international shipping? i dont think i want to give 80 since i cant even play vinyl but but 40 i might do they are pretty legit looking

Heavyd814life
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11-Jul-2019(#78)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Heavyd814life wrote:
>> Anyone interested in the FF7 vinyl should order it from amazon.ca. It's $80 on
> the
>> .com site and only $40 on the .ca site. I have no idea why there's a price disparity.
>>
>>
>>
>
> does that free shipping include to the US? are we going to end up paying about the
> same with international shipping? i dont think i want to give 80 since i cant even
> play vinyl but but 40 i might do they are pretty legit looking
>
>

No free shipping, but even after shipping, the total was under $40 USD. It's actually out of stock now so guess everyone preordered from the .ca site instead.

Missile
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11-Jul-2019(#79)
> It doesn't really sound like they know WTF they're doing. They were also saying that
> they don't anticipate the next entry in this FF7 thing to be made any faster than
> the first one was, so if this is 4 part thing it may take them 12 years to finish.
Yeah that's been square enix for about the past 20 years, and Square edios is the one that somehow churns out bombs on millions of copies sold.
MrBean
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31-Jul-2019(#80)
Official release date: March 3rd, 2020!

First Class edition now waiting list.
tonymack21
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31-Jul-2019(#81)
i put in a reservation a while back for the first class just in case that happened, i also ordered a deluxe on amazon just in case i decide not to spend that much lol, but i do kinda want it

MrBean
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* 11-Sep-2019(#84)
GameStop has what looks to be an exclusive pre-buy deal (damnit). Yet clicking the link, I don't see anything extra?

Pre-Order: FINAL FANTASY VII Remake (PS4), Shinra key card & collectible tin box $59.99 via GameStop. http://ow.ly/3hYt30pw5mC

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JD
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11-Sep-2019(#85)
49.95 on walmart right now

MrBean
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11-Sep-2019(#86)
JD wrote:
> 49.95 on walmart right now
>
>

Amazon too
MrBean
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11-Sep-2019(#87)
OK finally watched the trailer. Looks AMAZING, but damnit the cheesy acting ... I mean, it's expected at this point, but damnit, was hoping for better.
tonymack21
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* 11-Sep-2019(#88)
reno and rude look similar to advent children as expected, but they look good. the minigames..and frog status...

and DON CORNEO!!!!!! i was afraid they were going to cut that..glad to see it.

everything just gets me more and more excited. the trickles are going to be maddening over the next 5 months.

JD
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11-Sep-2019(#89)
AlphakirA
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12-Sep-2019(#91)
tonymack21 wrote:
> its not just the old game though, they are adding dozens.. like many dozens of hours
> of new content apparently... midgar was 5 hours in the original game... and now its
> 2 blu rays? they have taken 5 hours and made it the size of RD2? thats a crap load
> of content, fully voicing and adding some quests will add lots of hours by default
> but it really seems like this is much more than just a prettied up version of the
> game. i just hope they dont reimagine it to the point they remove all the charm
> trying to serious up everything. some of those bits were meant to be funny like
> the honey bee inn/don corneo and the slap fight on the cannon etc.
>
>

Couldn't have said it better. This new gamer mentality that $60 should include everything involving the game ever is ridiculous. I get being annoyed at microtransactions, but these companies are supposed to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on games when the price of the game itself hasn't went up - why? They're changed the entire game, new engine, new voicework, etc. They're supposed to just give it away? Don't buy it and move on if that's you're a spoiled brat about it.
MrBean
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14-Sep-2019(#92)
APS boss fight + Ifrit Summon. Didn't watch. I'm actually done watching videos, want to be surprised on release.

https://youtu.be/KeOGRlBLccI
tonymack21
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14-Sep-2019(#93)
Yes... and turn based mode!!

DarkFact
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24-Sep-2019(#95)
Very tasteful
AlphakirA
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24-Sep-2019(#96)
I'm far too hyped for this game. Even the cover has me excited.
Kommie
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24-Sep-2019(#97)
It's missing the Part 1/10 or some such under title.
JD
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24-Sep-2019(#98)
And squaresoft

proudtobelatino
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8-Oct-2019(#100)
Any idea when the full game will be released? that is when i would like to play it, i don't get why people are so excited to play 1 part of a game and then have to wait for more.
tonymack21
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8-Oct-2019(#101)
it was said that having part 1 done will speed up certain parts of the development of the second part, but id still expect part 2 to be a ways out. it will be a few years before all the parts are out, even if its only 2 or 3 parts it could be 2024 or 5 easily if it takes a couple years to make each part. they havent even started the post midgar section of the game apparently and that is most of the game, midgar was like 5 hours in the original and now its a whole game.

proudtobelatino
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* 8-Oct-2019(#102)
dam, guess I'll just replay the original and then take a long break till they finish the whole game.

What a horrible way to release a game people have been wanting for so long, they buy the game get really into it and then they leave you hanging and you have to wait months or a year for part 2 and then repeat for the rest.. This just looks like a real greedy way to get people to pay 4+ times more for one game.it just looks like a really bad way to treat fans/customers. i just hope other companies don't start doing this, Because you know there are always people that will buy something no matter the cost. this game will make a ton of money and other big greedy companies like Activision might think hey we should release our next big games like this! with micro transactions+loot boxes! lol
tonymack21
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8-Oct-2019(#103)
i definitely dont love it, but i hope all the new content is awesome.

proudtobelatino
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9-Oct-2019(#104)
Man i want to play final fantasy 7 with the Remako mod,but it looks like such a pain in the ass to install lol i usually mod a lot of my favorite games,but when i saw the instructions for remako i was like fudge this lol
tonymack21
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9-Oct-2019(#105)
ya i plan to do that as well before the remake hits.

i wonder if there is a way you can DL a file folder with everything already set up and just replace your current game files?

proudtobelatino
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9-Oct-2019(#106)
tonymack21 wrote:
> ya i plan to do that as well before the remake hits.
>
> i wonder if there is a way you can DL a file folder with everything already set up
> and just replace your current game files?
>
>

doubt it. i might just buy it for the switch, i remember playing it on my psp and thought the game looked better on a small screen or i might try it on an emulator make it 4k and adjust some settings.
AlphakirA
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9-Oct-2019(#107)
proudtobelatino wrote:
> dam, guess I'll just replay the original and then take a long break till they finish
> the whole game.
>
> What a horrible way to release a game people have been wanting for so long, they
> buy the game get really into it and then they leave you hanging and you have to wait
> months or a year for part 2 and then repeat for the rest.. This just looks like a
> real greedy way to get people to pay 4+ times more for one game.it just looks like
> a really bad way to treat fans/customers.

I don't really understand this. It's not 'one game' if it takes like 6 years to make, is massive and gives you 40 hours game play per purchase - it's 50-100 gigs. They're breaking it into parts because the individual parts are like a full game in itself and fully fleshed out. You're acting like the game is going to be 5 hours of lazy remake. It's not.
MrBean
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9-Oct-2019(#108)
Agreed. All this doging over 3 parts feels just like the cry babies of Starcraft 2 who later realized that it worked and was the right move.

Sure it'd be great to get it all at once but clearly this is a massive undertaking. I'd rather see incrimental releases vs wait X more years.
proudtobelatino
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9-Oct-2019(#109)
AlphakirA wrote:
> proudtobelatino wrote:
>> dam, guess I'll just replay the original and then take a long break till they
> finish
>> the whole game.
>>
>> What a horrible way to release a game people have been wanting for so long, they
>> buy the game get really into it and then they leave you hanging and you have to
> wait
>> months or a year for part 2 and then repeat for the rest.. This just looks like
> a
>> real greedy way to get people to pay 4+ times more for one game.it just looks
> like
>> a really bad way to treat fans/customers.
>
> I don't really understand this. It's not 'one game' if it takes like 6 years to make,
> is massive and gives you 40 hours game play per purchase - it's 50-100 gigs. They're
> breaking it into parts because the individual parts are like a full game in itself
> and fully fleshed out. You're acting like the game is going to be 5 hours of lazy
> remake. It's not.

Whats hard to understand? i don't like the idea of buying a game in parts and waiting years to finish it. it is one game, it has one story or am i missing something? is each part going to have a different story and different people? i rather they just release the full game and they make money of pre-orders, sales and dlc or whatever. i have no problem spending more for a game i like,But the way they are handling the release of this game is straight up greedy bullcrap lol
JD
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9-Oct-2019(#110)
Lets not jump to conclusion and wait for square to detail all this
I think it may turn out like dot hack part 1 to 4 but no one know except square themselves

dustin11
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9-Oct-2019(#111)
I think if Square had done this with a new game it wouldn't be a big deal (see FFXIII), but taking a game that was sold by itself 20 years ago then breaking it up into 3,4,5...however many parts it ends up being, and reselling it in parts is a bit shady. Problem is that square effed this whole thing up themselves. They announced it WAY too early then outsourced it then scrapped it all to start from scratch inhouse. If they had done this correctly from the beginning they could probably had the whole thing done shortly after its current release date
DarkFact
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10-Oct-2019(#112)
I'm trying to imagine the first three hours of the game taking up 40 instead.

I'm not sure I like what the implication of that is moving forward.
Heavyd814life
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10-Oct-2019(#113)
DarkFact wrote:
> I'm trying to imagine the first three hours of the game taking up 40 instead.
>
> I'm not sure I like what the implication of that is moving forward.

This terrifies me because I just don't trust modern Square Enix storytelling especially when Nomura is involved. I could see a scenario where it takes them 10 years to tell the whole story. That said, everything I've seen so far has been very encouraging. The game looks phenomenal so it gives me a bit of hope that this might actually come together.

Kommie
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10-Oct-2019(#114)
The first time I played FF VII I think it took me 12 hours to get through Midgar. But 40?
tonymack21
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10-Oct-2019(#115)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> DarkFact wrote:
>> I'm trying to imagine the first three hours of the game taking up 40 instead.
>>
>> I'm not sure I like what the implication of that is moving forward.
>
> This terrifies me because I just don't trust modern Square Enix storytelling especially
> when Nomura is involved. I could see a scenario where it takes them 10 years to tell
> the whole story. That said, everything I've seen so far has been very encouraging.
> The game looks phenomenal so it gives me a bit of hope that this might actually come
> together.
>
>


Ya Nomura is a great designer but he is a dumpster fire as a director or anything beyond that. im hoping Kitase will keep him reigned in. the story is already written so they will just be expanding upon certain parts and things, so hopefully they wont get too off the rails in that regard. I can also see this being a ten year undertaking, if its 3 or 4 parts and each part takes 2 or however many years to make this could take awhile. after this first one is done lots of the assets will be done so that will help, but this is probably jumping to ps5 at some point but if its backward compatible that shouldnt slow them down too much. they've said it will save some time that many assets will be done but that wont speed things up toooo much, kitase has inferred there could be significant time between to make sure they're right. square wouldnt do this project for years and they always said we cant do it because the tech doesnt exist for this to be the greatest project we've ever done because if its not people will see it as a failure.

MrBean
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11-Oct-2019(#116)
Holy jesus ... they are definitely gonna milk the merchandise: https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/serie...
Kommie
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11-Oct-2019(#117)
Square milking their most popular game? I'm shocked!
dunno001
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11-Oct-2019(#118)
MrBean wrote:
> Holy jesus ... they are definitely gonna milk the merchandise: https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/serie...

Ehh... it looks like one of their things that had 2 variants... I want to say they were watches, sold out even priced at $2500 each. That poor cow... I hear it mooing in pain already...

MrBean
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11-Oct-2019(#119)
Haha I really debated buying one of the watches!
tonymack21
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12-Oct-2019(#120)
if i were rich id def be all about those figures

tonymack21
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14-Jan-2020(#122)
im surprised they took this long to delay it, i was expecting a couple delays so i wouldnt be disapointed when it happened. they also know they cant botch this

Missile
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14-Jan-2020(#123)
MrBean wrote:
> And delayed!
>
And i keep being right.
dustin11
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14-Jan-2020(#124)
How long ago was this game announced? Wasn't it at E3 2015 or 16?
tonymack21
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14-Jan-2020(#125)
if they needed to delay a year for it to be good id be ok, this absolutely cant suck, it has to be one of the best games ever and they know that. they've said that for years, that they havent done it because the hardware doesnt exist to make it what it would be expected to be.

Missile
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14-Jan-2020(#126)
No it needed to come out while the nostalgia baiting for it is still viable. By the time a piece of this "game" Cinematic experience even comes out their old audience is gonna be in their 50s and the new audience isn't going to give a crap.
Kommie
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14-Jan-2020(#127)
I'm still curious how they're gonna stretch Midgard to 40+ hours like they claim. My first time doing it was 12 hours, no guide.
SilverOwl
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14-Jan-2020(#128)
I think they said they added a lot of extra locations and story within midgar. im not sure how that will turn out but my wife will make me get it. she is threating to even go buy a ps4 and a tv to put in the bedroom just for this game.
SilverOwl
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14-Jan-2020(#129)
she will play it with the turned based option on, im not sure how I will jam out to it, the older I get, the less patience I have with turned based games unless it has an interesting story as well as a cool combat system
MrBean
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14-Jan-2020(#130)
I got updated release date emails from Amazon, April 10th.
JD
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15-Jan-2020(#131)
SilverOwl wrote:
> I think they said they added a lot of extra locations and story within midgar. im
> not sure how that will turn out but my wife will make me get it. she is threating
> to even go buy a ps4 and a tv to put in the bedroom just for this game.
>

She's a keeper you're lucky guy
dustin11
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15-Jan-2020(#132)
I don't think this game needs to be one of the best games ever to succeed, it just needs to at least meet people's expectations, and if it doesn't then theres always part 2.....and 3.......and 4....and 5
tonymack21
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* 15-Jan-2020(#133)
i think the expectation for many is one of the best games of all time, as the original FF7 is. they said for years they never did a remake because they know the expectation would be the best game they've ever done or people would see it as a failure and fan reaction would be very negative and Kitase didnt want that. huge swaths of the 7 fanbase hold 7 among the top few games ever.

dustin11
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15-Jan-2020(#134)
I would probably consider myself just a moderate fan of the first game (maxed out all characters on 3 different save files), but I don't think many in the general gaming sphere outside of a very small group of hardcore fans consider it the best game ever made, I've noticed a growing opinion with games in general that FF7 isn't even considered by many to be the best FF game. I don't think this game is up there with even the top tier Nintendo 1st party lineup like Mario 1, 3, World, or 64, or really even Super Metroid, Zelda OoT & ALttP as far as general consensus goes. It was an important game at its time to bring RPGs to the masses, but there have been much better games made sense. I think Square thinking this will be the best game of all time is PR talk. I think hard core fans of the series will dig this game, but not sure its really made for anyone else.
Kommie
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15-Jan-2020(#135)
It's important because of everything you said. It was the first RPG I ever played and changed the genre. Like Goldeneye. Have there been better since? Absolutely but if FF7 didn't happen, some other game would be that FF7 genre changing RPG.
dustin11
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15-Jan-2020(#136)
The one game I remember really getting people talking about the genre and term "RPG" was Mario RPG. Before that I never heard of any turn-based game except for FF3 (US release) because my cousin was a huge fan. Even then, at the height of its popularity I only ever herd 2 people mention FF7 in high school as Goldeneye was the dominate game everyone was playing back then.
tonymack21
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* 15-Jan-2020(#137)
just depends on the circle. rpgs are made for rpg players mostly, its a circle that exists outside the casual gaming audience. they werent made for the goldeneye/halo "bros". depending on where you fall on that spectrum FF7 is a bigger, deeper and better game than all of those nintendo titles. ff7 did help bring them more mainstream but go online and you'll see a LOT of people that hold 7 as something very special because it at the time was "that" game, it was important, it was bigger than anything else we had ever seen, its relevant. has it aged that well... in many ways no, there are flaws, but its like Ocarina of time or goldeneye, they are unplayable now to me, but they were like that too, flawed games that holds a special place, and if you make a game that is that special to people and its not good, it will be the reaction they have for years said they wanted to avoid. if they remade goldeneye or LttP and it was a pile of crap its the same thing.

Heavyd814life
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15-Jan-2020(#138)
dustin11 wrote:
> The one game I remember really getting people talking about the genre and term "RPG"
> was Mario RPG. Before that I never heard of any turn-based game except for FF3 (US
> release) because my cousin was a huge fan. Even then, at the height of its popularity
> I only ever herd 2 people mention FF7 in high school as Goldeneye was the dominate
> game everyone was playing back then.

This is new. I've never heard of anyone who thinks of Mario RPG when they think of the game that defines the genre. Unless you're like a Nintendo-only gamer or something. I'm not even the biggest FF7 fan, but it's 100% the game that popularized the genre and it was pretty much everyone's introduction to the genre.

JD
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15-Jan-2020(#139)
Mario RPG was my first rpg till I played legend of legia and ff7 they got me to be fan of rpgs I didn't know exactly what rpg is till later
BloodPuppetX
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15-Jan-2020(#140)
Zelda II was my introduction to the genre. My cousins and I loved RPGs when we were growing up, but we used to call them "adventure" games. It wasn't until I saw FF III referred to as an RPG in a magazine that I realized what the proper term was.
dustin11
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15-Jan-2020(#141)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> The one game I remember really getting people talking about the genre and term
> "RPG"
>> was Mario RPG. Before that I never heard of any turn-based game except for FF3
> (US
>> release) because my cousin was a huge fan. Even then, at the height of its popularity
>> I only ever herd 2 people mention FF7 in high school as Goldeneye was the dominate
>> game everyone was playing back then.
>
> This is new. I've never heard of anyone who thinks of Mario RPG when they think of
> the game that defines the genre. Unless you're like a Nintendo-only gamer or something.
> I'm not even the biggest FF7 fan, but it's 100% the game that popularized the genre
> and it was pretty much everyone's introduction to the genre.
>
>

I was saying back in school no one was really talking about RPGs until Mario RPG came out and that was the first time the phrase RPG became a thing for people outside the genre since the game had "RPG" in the title. It was a pretty niche genre outside of Japan until around the mid-late 90s.
MrBean
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15-Jan-2020(#142)
dustin11 wrote:
> I would probably consider myself just a moderate fan of the first game (maxed out
> all characters on 3 different save files), but I don't think many in the general
> gaming sphere outside of a very small group of hardcore fans consider it the best
> game ever made, I've noticed a growing opinion with games in general that FF7 isn't
> even considered by many to be the best FF game. I don't think this game is up there
> with even the top tier Nintendo 1st party lineup like Mario 1, 3, World, or 64, or
> really even Super Metroid, Zelda OoT & ALttP as far as general consensus goes. It
> was an important game at its time to bring RPGs to the masses, but there have been
> much better games made sense. I think Square thinking this will be the best game
> of all time is PR talk. I think hard core fans of the series will dig this game,
> but not sure its really made for anyone else.

Of all my friends and family, none play RPGs except me. Yet, many have played FF7 and absolutely consider it the best of all time. It was a product of the time and will always be near and dear to many, so I'd say the stigma does largely exist of the best ever.

Do I agree? Maybe. It's absolutely one of my most cherished gaming memories but deep down we all know it's definitely not the best overall, but probably best for its time.
dunno001
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15-Jan-2020(#143)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> I only ever herd 2 people mention FF7 in high school as Goldeneye was the dominate
>> game everyone was playing back then.
>
> I'm not even the biggest FF7 fan, but it's 100% the game that popularized the genre
> and it was pretty much everyone's introduction to the genre.

This sums up my experience with this game. Nobody really talked about it; more people mentioned things like Tomb Raider (and of course, Goldeneye). And I think that FF7 is a mediocre game at best, but I can't deny its importance in bringing RPGs to the mainstream for the time. I worry for the FF7 fans, since most remakes out of S-E these past few gens have been... less than stellar, and leave me wanting the original more. I don't trust them to do this game justice.

AlphakirA
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* 15-Jan-2020(#144)
I guess my friends are the exception, we/they all had it and played through it. Yeah we also played NFL Gameday, Tomb Raider and others, but FFVII was a big deal for us.

edit: FWIW, my friends were also into some RPGs as well, such as Shining Force a few years prior. They got me into the genre with Sega Channel helping.
dustin11
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* 15-Jan-2020(#145)
Yeah, the importance of FF7 is undeniable, up until that point (other than Mario RPG), I didn't really see JRPGs in the mainstream at all and I don't think they ever sold particularly well outside of Japan. FF7 is what really set the stage for the flood of RPGs that dominated the library of the PS1 and PS2 and was probably the most popular genre in gaming, outside of sports, for probably 2 generations. I've never really seen many people calling it the "greatest" game of all time though. I also don't trust SE to do this game justice and remake it and have it be anywhere on the same level as what FF7 was back in 97.
tonymack21
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* 15-Jan-2020(#146)
AlphakirA wrote:
> I guess my friends are the exception, we/they all had it and played through it. Yeah
> we also played NFL Gameday, Tomb Raider and others, but FFVII was a big deal for
> us.
>
> edit: FWIW, my friends were also into some RPGs as well, such as Shining Force a
> few years prior. They got me into the genre with Sega Channel helping.

same, we were buying the guides and consuming everything we could before the game even came out, and it was as big any game, goldeneye zelda or otherwise, just depended on your circle i guess.

ya i agree with all who are saying dont trust square, they arent what they once were, and its not like this is something thats going to have an effect like it did back then. i like alot of what ive seen but we'll see, the delay is actually comforting really, if its not ready im glad they are not just throwing it out there.


MrBean
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15-Jan-2020(#147)
March is already a big month for gaming, I welcome the delay!
tonymack21
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16-Jan-2020(#148)
me too, i almost wish something else would get pushed to summer lol

https://gametz.com/?A=Forums&amnr=1
MrBean
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31-Jan-2020(#149)
JD
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31-Jan-2020(#150)
Dat side boob tho

DarkFact
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* 31-Jan-2020(#151)
This looks more and more like a movie and less like a FF game, but I have to admit, it's slick as hell.

Can't imagine it being "finished" until like, 2026, and they're probably going to rush it by the finish line. Everyone looks awesome tho. RED LOOKS AWESOME. Still 50/50 on the music, feels like it's losing the techno rock (battle theme) and leaning more towards symphonic.

guess i need to take sleeping pills until 2021
MrBean
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31-Jan-2020(#152)
After watching, I was pretty damn excited. It's looking so damn good!
DarkFact
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31-Jan-2020(#153)
It really does look cool.
MrBean
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14-Feb(#154)
Opening movie!

Don't know if I want to watch.... Ahhhh

https://youtu.be/8IrheLf0Ki0
sefjwm
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14-Feb(#155)
It's the same as the original but better, won't spoil anything if you've already played before.
tonymack21
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* 14-Feb(#156)
legit... i can not wait.. i have waited and imagined this for 20 years and we are almost there

brian9824
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3-Mar(#158)
Played and beat the demo, actually really liked the combat system but I'm still torn between the whole issue of it spanning multiple releases
tonymack21
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3-Mar(#159)
the demo rocks, i cant wait, i think i prefer classic mode, not exactly like the original but closer. i wish it was the whole thing too, but if they are expanding it to this level it would be impossible, they've taken what was 5 hours in the original and turned it into a full length game.

nooitzben
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3-Mar(#160)
incoming butterfinger overdose for dlc stuff
tonymack21
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3-Mar(#161)
does that start this week? i gotta hit up some candy bars for sure, i must have that tifa theme

JD
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* 3-Mar(#162)
Did demo with first option of difficulty, smashed all shinra boxes they do respawn on your way back, some is in tricky places including treasure chests
Great enjoyed it i'll have to try other 2 options of difficulty later
I got bunch of moogle medals from shinra boxes i wonder if its exchange for special items or something
One thing bugged me for 2 decades, why do cloud need gil so much? I'm guessing for apartment or something apart from promise for tifa
Does selection of timer have any difference?
AlphakirA
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3-Mar(#163)
So glad this is getting good reviews, albeit it being a demo and all. I won't try this or download it. I'm treating it like a trailer for a movie I know I'm already going to see. Not worth spoiling the experience, even if my hype is past 11 at this point.
brian9824
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4-Mar(#164)
I think my only gripe with the demo is that Barrett seems a bit over the top personality wise. Time will tell though
MrBean
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4-Mar(#165)
Just got charged this morning for First Class Edition prebuy.
Kommie
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4-Mar(#166)
Beat the demo, I may give it more of a chance. Classic mode is kinda pointless since you still have the option to move around.
tonymack21
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4-Mar(#167)
MrBean wrote:
> Just got charged this morning for First Class Edition prebuy.

oh i need to check that then. nice

DarkFact
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4-Mar(#168)
One of the Kotaku Main Feature editors said the demo boss battle was too hard.

Was it too hard?
dustin11
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4-Mar(#169)
was it that same guy who couldn't beat the Cuphead tutorial?
tonymack21
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4-Mar(#170)
DarkFact wrote:
> One of the Kotaku Main Feature editors said the demo boss battle was too hard.
>
> Was it too hard?

no, they are just plebs over there at craptaku


brian9824
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4-Mar(#171)
DarkFact wrote:
> One of the Kotaku Main Feature editors said the demo boss battle was too hard.
>
> Was it too hard?

I used more potions then i'd want to, but I was also getting used to the battle system, switching back and forth, commands, etc. Also I suck at guarding apparently. The combat is definitely a learning curve and is more involved but thats not a bad thing.
tonymack21
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4-Mar(#172)
guard scopion is definitely a difficulty spike, but the second time through was it was far less so. i could see if the write played once and wasnt used to the workings of the system how it could seem that way compared to the scrub guards you fight on the way there

DarkFact
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* 4-Mar(#173)
Except it was less "wasn't used to the workings of the system" to "I died, I'm going to Twitter and talking about how I'm not pumped for the release anymore". Like, in what world do you complain on social media before at least attempting again

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tonymack21
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4-Mar(#174)
haha, i might have to try and remember my twitter info just to join that guy in calling him a scrub

DarkFact
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4-Mar(#175)
In other unrelated news, Hideki Kamiya rips Luke Plinkett a new butt-hole

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tonymack21
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4-Mar(#176)
lol, amazing, i should use twitter more.

JD
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4-Mar(#177)
Demo isn't hard I have no problem with boss I just did easy without classic mode and normal or hard
tonymack21
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* 4-Mar(#178)
i went and found that thread, and someone was trying to defend this guy saying he wrote the book on FF5, he knows FF. there are countless posts ripping him though. on another post that chris guy was like "i need to heal, oh but you cant, use magic on the boss, oh but i dont have that" idiot, thunder and cure are right there in barrets inventory and cloud has potions...also basic game mechanics like guard and evade he has no concept of. the comments section is glorious, why would you even out yourself like that if you work in game journalism unless its reverse psychology to drive traffic and get posts, which maybe it is.


in other news, my first class edition preorder was cancelled, i dont check that other email i had on my square account much and missed the email to confirm im ok with the delay, which is fine, i had meant to cancel anyway, i cant justify 200 for a statue even if it is FF7, i have too much stuff i have to do this year going on and several other things i want to do.

Kommie
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4-Mar(#179)
I didn't know Barrett had spells, never looked at them. Beat it just fine anyways.
JD
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4-Mar(#180)
Yeah and cloud have fire
dustin11
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4-Mar(#181)
Does this game support Cloud saves?

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Gredler
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4-Mar(#182)
I like it. Played on normal, barely beat boss with 2 pots left, was fun escaping with not a lot of health. I didn't discover the amount of damage the spells do until escaping. Good times, looking forward to playing hte whole game and seeing how far into the original this covers.

I especially enjoyed the moments where you could tell exactly where you were from the original but in this new one at a lower more detailed perspective.

Fan service though, I don't think I'd recommend this to anyone without nostalgia for the original.

tonymack21
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4-Mar(#183)
Gredler wrote:
> I like it. Played on normal, barely beat boss with 2 pots left, was fun escaping
> with not a lot of health. I didn't discover the amount of damage the spells do until
> escaping. Good times, looking forward to playing hte whole game and seeing how far
> into the original this covers.

It's the midgar portion..so it should end when the party leaves midgar


>
> I especially enjoyed the moments where you could tell exactly where you were from
> the original but in this new one at a lower more detailed perspective.
>
> Fan service though, I don't think I'd recommend this to anyone without nostalgia
> for the original.
>
>

Ya this is definitely a huuuge draw of this game. Huuuge draw. I dont think it's going to be nearly as special or meaningful for new players.

JD
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5-Mar(#184)
Wrestler Kenny Omega interviews FF7 Remake producer

https://www.gematsu.com/2020/03/japanese-professio...
Feeb
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* 5-Mar(#185)
Boss of the demo was definitely too hard if they're trying to lure newcomers. It was doable for a seasoned FF player- you need to know how to manage the ATP, use potions, Phoenix down, change toons, cast magic, move out of damage- a new thing for FF 7, etc with a party of 2- minutes into the game. Things you'd barely need to do in a full play through of the easier games in the series in my experience with them (with exception of optional bosses.)

It was a really good display of all of the tactics and the new combat systems reliance on improv and planning- but I could see it quickly frustrating some casuals.
DarkFact
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5-Mar(#186)
How about industry professionals?
Feeb
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5-Mar(#187)
DarkFact wrote:
> How about industry professionals?

They might just be good a writin' stories. I'd expect they'd be fine. These easy street kids will hard pass this for an FPS.
tonymack21
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6-Mar(#188)
has anyone seen the candy bars needed to get the tifa theme? i have looked in 3 stores here no one has them out. if anyone finds i'll pay for the candy bars and a couple bucks for your time.

MrBean
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11-Mar(#189)
You guys think the prebuy DLC will be emailed or in the case? Just realized GameStop has their own stupid exclusive that I obviously have to buy. Would prefer to buy standard and use DLC from other editions.
Kommie
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11-Mar(#190)
Isn't most in game DLC usually good for maybe 2 hours and then is immediately useless? The FOMO is strong with you @MrBean
MrBean
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11-Mar(#191)
While true, FOMO is a big problem, this is (as of now) exclusive DLC (summons) only via prebuy. I already have 5 copies prebought, just debating what to do with GameStop based on if it's emailed or in the box.
Kommie
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11-Mar(#192)
5 copies is insane. I'm thinking about canceling my only copy.
Feeb
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11-Mar(#193)
Canceled my super stupid toy edition. I want the steel book and liked the challenge of the demo- likely hang on to deluxe. Nioh friday so I may still pass.
MrBean
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11-Mar(#194)
Cancelled my Nioh. Between Darksiders, Ori and a dozen other unopened games... I'll never get to it.
Feeb
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12-Mar(#195)
You did wrong.
Kommie
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12-Mar(#196)
Will you buy it 5 times again when it goes to Xbox? Pretty sure it's a timed exclusive.
dustin11
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12-Mar(#197)
It is timed exclusive and will be on the X1 12 months after the release on PS4. Probably going have a visual bump too when its on the XSX.
MrBean
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12-Mar(#198)
Kommie wrote:
> Will you buy it 5 times again when it goes to Xbox? Pretty sure it's a timed exclusive.
>

Sadly, I have thus far. I think I have like ... 10 copies of each of the XIII installments, I've been debating selling off all non PlayStation variants as this is just dumb.
brian9824
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12-Mar(#199)
I might just wait for the PC release
dunno001
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14-Mar(#200)
MrBean wrote:
> You guys think the prebuy DLC will be emailed or in the case? Just realized GameStop
> has their own stupid exclusive that I obviously have to buy. Would prefer to buy
> standard and use DLC from other editions.

As long as it's just DLC, historically, GameStop exclusives print on the receipt when you pick up the item. Assuming this remains true, I guess you could buy it, redeem the code, and then return a sealed copy, but I don't know if they have a way of tracking those code redemptions...

tonymack21
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14-Mar(#201)
ugh what is gamestop getting exclusive?


Kommie
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14-Mar(#202)
"
Pre-order Final Fantasy VII Remake at GameStop and receive a Serialized Shinra Key Card and Tin!

Pre-order Final Fantasy VII Remake at GameStop and receive a Serialized Shinra Key Card and collectible Tin box!

*While Supplies Last.

Online Customers: Item will ship with your game.

Store Customers: Item will be available at time of pick-up.

"

So basically the employees will probably say there was limited stock and just keep it themselves.
JD
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14-Mar(#203)
Preorder FF7 remake at Funcoland and get authentic masamune thats 100 inches long
MrBean
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14-Mar(#204)
So I think this is my plan ...
- Cancel Amazon standard prebuy (from when it was 30% off)
- Buy standard from GameStop to get their stupid Key Card exclusive and keep unopened
- Keep Amazon Deluxe Edition (again, 30% off), unopened
- Keep First Class Edition, unopened
- Buy standard edition digitally via PSN, use one of the above 3's DLC codes

This all goes with the hope/expectation that codes are not stored in the box! If not, I should by the CE digitally ... decisions! #FirstWorldProblems
MrBean
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14-Mar(#205)
Also, what the crap ... Resident Evil 3 remake comes out one week before this. So glad Cyberpunk got pushed back. Yet again, too many big games at once.
Kommie
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* 14-Mar(#206)
I highly doubt the codes are in the box. There are 2 "basic" editions, $60 and $80, and the only difference is some DLC codes, that are almost always e-mailed. It would make no sense to put different codes for different companies inside the case.
MrBean
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14-Mar(#207)
Kommie wrote:
> I highly doubt the codes are in the box. There are 2 "basic" editions, $60 and $80,
> and the only difference is some DLC codes, that are almost always e-mailed. It would
> make no sense to put different codes for different companies inside the case.

Good call, I'd agree.
tonymack21
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15-Mar(#208)
Ya i wish this and p5 royal weren't 10 days apart..no way I can play p5 in that time. My two top jrpgs of all time with days of each other. I think I'm gonna play ff7 first.. I've waited 20 years for that.




MrBean
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26-Mar(#210)
I got super excited when I saw a push notification on my phone that "Final Fantasy VII Remake shipped" ... I was woah, wtf!?

It was this (totally forgot I ordered!): https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
Kommie
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26-Mar(#211)
just looked at my Pre order for FF7 on Amazon, it's no longer in stock. Not sure if I should cancel it as I doubt I'll play it anytime soon.
MrBean
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28-Mar(#212)
Of course both GameStop and best buy have their own exclusive edition...

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/playstation-final-fan...
Kommie
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28-Mar(#213)
Don't give into the FOMO @MrBean
MrBean
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28-Mar(#214)
haha ... 6 ...

- Standard Edition
- Standard Edition (GameStop)
- Standard Edition (Digital)
- Premium Edition
- Premium Edition (BestBuy)
- First Class Edition

Not as bad as FFXII-2 - which I have 9 of.

Bigger problem? I have zero room left for these. My 3 Final Fantasy rows are overflowing as it is, legit no room. #FirstWorldProblems

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Kommie
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28-Mar(#215)
Does your wife ever tell you to sell any of it? Or is she aware it won't happen unless it's absolutely necessary?
MrBean
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28-Mar(#216)
Poor her, she works within the madness that is my old office covered in toys/games. She's fine either way honestly, even though I regularly debate selling it all.
Kommie
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28-Mar(#217)
You guys think this will be "long", 50 hours or "short" 30 hours? I'm guessing short.
MrBean
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28-Mar(#218)
Hoping for somewhere in the mid.
Kommie
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28-Mar(#219)
Supposedly there will be endgame content and Red XIII won't be playable.
tonymack21
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28-Mar(#220)
every chapter is supposed to be the length and content of a full final fantasy game, so guessing it will be long and a completionist run could take 100+. likely there will be hidden areas with optional bosses..

red not being fully playable ... as soon as you get him you are basically escaping from midgar, so there isnt much time anyway... in the early game you just have the midgar 4 really, so by the time you get red there isnt really much of this chapter left.

Kommie
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28-Mar(#221)
Ultimately it depends on how much you end up doing. Completionist will take longer obviously. FFXV was only 30 hours average just to beat it.
MrBean
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28-Mar(#222)
I think I put like 80-90 into XV, but I did everything possible.

I can't see 7 being more than 50 for part one at completionist level.
JD
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28-Mar(#223)
It took me 43 hours to 100% with plat XV
Heavyd814life
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28-Mar(#224)
Oh wow, 43 to plat 15? I think it took me like 45 hours to beat it normally and I skipped quite a few side quests.

Can't wait for this game. 30-40 hours works for me.

Feeb
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28-Mar(#225)
It took me quite a bit. Probably 75-100. Did t do all the dlc yet.
JD
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28-Mar(#226)
Yeah I don't have dlcs either but those will probably push me to 75 or more
JD
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28-Mar(#227)
I was level 63 when I completed it
Kommie
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28-Mar(#228)
Never played 15 beyond the demo.... Character design just looked like metro sexual stereotypes to me.
MrBean
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28-Mar(#229)
JD wrote:
> It took me 43 hours to 100% with plat XV

Sounds like someone used a guide.
JD
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28-Mar(#230)
MrBean wrote:
> JD wrote:
>> It took me 43 hours to 100% with plat XV
>
> Sounds like someone used a guide.

Nope not till towards end but I check roadmap guide to tackle everything

Honestly 13 took me longer to beat than 15
Feeb
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28-Mar(#231)
There was a fish quest and a labyrinth I got stuck on. The silly cube moving place. That needs to be erased.
JD
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28-Mar(#232)
Weapon/accessories 100% was nightmare in 13
Feeb
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28-Mar(#233)
JD wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> JD wrote:
> |>> It took me 43 hours to 100% with plat XV
>>
>> Sounds like someone used a guide.
>
> Nope not till towards end but I check roadmap guide to tackle everything
>
> Honestly 13 took me longer to beat than 15

Trophy guide / roadmaps are cool. They definitely save you hours and keep you from having to replay etc They don't detract from your skill and time is your most precious commodity. Love them.
MrBean
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2-Apr(#234)
I just got giddy. First Class Edition just shipped! Sadly, I'm an idiot and will wait till the 10th to play digital copy because... Weirdo.
Feeb
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2-Apr(#235)
Nice. Share pics of the fig if you can.
Kommie
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* 2-Apr(#236)
Cancelled my pre-order. I don't think I'd play it. Anyone want a Shinra Bangle code?

It's gone
SilverOwl
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2-Apr(#237)
Kommie wrote:
> Cancelled my pre-order. I don't think I'd play it. Anyone want a Shinra Bangle code?

I would take it if u don't mind
Nick
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3-Apr(#238)
Late to the discussion on this, but I finally got around to playing the demo last week. I was surprised how much I loved it. I've been keeping very low expectations for this as I figured there was no way it could live up to the 20 year hype. The graphics are amazing and I really enjoyed the battle system.

Will most likely be a day one purchase for me. I also downloaded FF7 on my Switch just out of excitement. I love on these "remastered" ones how much faster paced they play with being able to turn off encounters or boost your Limit gauge and health just with the press of a button in battle. Feels like cheating obviously but some of these old JRPGs haven't aged super well so I mostly just want to run through and see the characters and the story, not too concerned with grinding and battling and stuff as much anymore.
tonymack21
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3-Apr(#239)
ya, i would get through more of the oldies now if i could do that, modern rpgs having so many quality of life improvements is making it hard to go back

Shane12m
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6-Apr(#240)
Reviews are now in. Eleven perfect 10's. 87 overall on metacritic with 70 reviews. I can't wait! I've read they change some story beats and the ending is controversial, but I loved ff7 (my first final fantasy as a kid) but couldn't care less if they change things around. Thursday can't come quick enough
Heavyd814life
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6-Apr(#241)
Can't wait for this. Looking forward to talking through it with you guys.

DarkFact
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* 6-Apr(#242)
Controversial? Let me guess, the flamethrowing street sweeper at the end of the bike chase sequence came out of the closet (FINALLY. ALSO SPOILERS, SORRY)
Kommie
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6-Apr(#243)
Here's one of them


Sepiroth kills Barret.

tonymack21
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* 6-Apr(#244)
any changes to the story as far as big changes will drop it several points for me, but FF7 means more to me than most. expecting some small things and some tweaks to the original translation which was so horrid in many places they didnt even get Aerith's name right, so im glad theyre doing that. we'll see how it goes i guess. i have to work saturday and sunday but will be binging massive hardcore friday night and will probably try and play a bit sat and sun night but then mon-thurs... my new shift at work is going to be fri sat sun 12.5 hours a day but paid for 40, so mon-thurs its gonna be on.

ive been thinking about making FF7r the kickoff game for my channel i want to get started, but not sure i can get everything up and running that fast.

SilverOwl
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6-Apr(#245)
Best buy still says my order will arrive by release, hope it does.
Kommie
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6-Apr(#246)
tonymack21 wrote:
> any changes to the story as far as big changes will drop it several points for me,
> but FF7 means more to me than most. expecting some small things and some tweaks
> to the original translation which was so horrid in many places they didnt even get
> Aerith's name right, so im glad theyre doing that. we'll see how it goes i guess.
> i have to work saturday and sunday but will be binging massive hardcore friday night
> and will probably try and play a bit sat and sun night but then mon-thurs... my
> new shift at work is going to be fri sat sun 12.5 hours a day but paid for 40, so
> mon-thurs its gonna be on.
>
> ive been thinking about making FF7r the kickoff game for my channel i want to get
> started, but not sure i can get everything up and running that fast.
>
>

I'm sure you didn't click my spoiler but it's a pretty big change. I hear there's more but haven't been able to find a simple TLDR; version
MrBean
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6-Apr(#247)
Yep, I'm taking Friday off
JD
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6-Apr(#248)
If anyone plan getting rid of steel book let me know
SilverOwl
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6-Apr(#249)
JD wrote:
> If anyone plan getting rid of steel book let me know

Is only deluxe version getting Steelbook?
JD
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6-Apr(#250)
Yeah and premium I was saying soon as I have funds it might sold out it's only thing I want from deluxe edition
DarkFact
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6-Apr(#251)
Kommie wrote:
> Here's one of them
>
> ...

I don't know whether to beat you up or Square. Depends on whether it's true or not
Kommie
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6-Apr(#252)
DarkFact wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Here's one of them
>>
>> ...
>
> I don't know whether to beat you up or Square. Depends on whether it's true or not

It's true, saw a video of it.
Kommie
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* 6-Apr(#253)
Wait, not so sure anymore. it does appear that happens, but later videos show that isn't true, or at least it gets "fixed" somehow.

Sepiroth definitely puts a sword in him though, but later at the end of the bridge scene from the original game Barrett re-appears.

the next spoiler tag is a still of said sword in him if you want to click it



JD
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* 6-Apr(#254)

He just shat out masamune, kinda look like they're going to make out

Kommie
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6-Apr(#255)

Looks like Square is taking a page out of the Marvel movies, kill a character and then bring them back 5 minutes later

DarkFact
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6-Apr(#256)
I'm done clicking spoilers, lol, I'm just gonna get angry.
Kommie
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6-Apr(#257)
Appaerantly Amazon cancelled a lot of the deluxe edition pre-orders.
SilverOwl
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6-Apr(#258)
Best buy has deluxe edition for in store pickup
Kommie
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6-Apr(#259)
Eh, I'm trying to get a deal on Persona 5 Royal right now. I'll eventually play FF7R but never played P5.
MrBean
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6-Apr(#260)
I refuse to read any of your spoilers!
Kommie
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6-Apr(#261)
MrBean wrote:
> I refuse to read any of your spoilers!

Well they're behind spoiler tags for a reason.
tonymack21
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6-Apr(#262)
ya id already seen that one, apparently it gets explained, too many reviews have said its really faithful for that to be true

Kommie
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6-Apr(#263)
I think the big thing people are pissed about is



Zack is alive

dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Apr(#264)
Heard from a few sites that the game is filled with a bunch of meaningless filler quests to pad the length of the game. Maybe Square learned too much from Avalanche when they were partners in Just Cause 3.
JD
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7-Apr(#265)
This is why next game won't be included remake in title just a 2 I think
Kommie
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7-Apr(#266)
dustin11 wrote:
> Heard from a few sites that the game is filled with a bunch of meaningless filler
> quests to pad the length of the game. Maybe Square learned too much from Avalanche
> when they were partners in Just Cause 3.

Just Cause is nothing but filler side quests. You have to do side quests to increase stats. Such a bullcrap game mechanic.
SilverOwl
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7-Apr(#267)
dustin11 wrote:
> Heard from a few sites that the game is filled with a bunch of meaningless filler
> quests to pad the length of the game. Maybe Square learned too much from Avalanche
> when they were partners in Just Cause 3.


None of the side quests are required tho. But I did hear a lot of the quests are basic crap, like find all the cats, or go here and kill an enemy.
I will do as many side stuff as I can handle, but at least none are required
Kommie
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7-Apr(#268)
SilverOwl wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> Heard from a few sites that the game is filled with a bunch of meaningless filler
>> quests to pad the length of the game. Maybe Square learned too much from Avalanche
>> when they were partners in Just Cause 3.
>
>
> None of the side quests are required tho. But I did hear a lot of the quests are
> basic crap, like find all the cats, or go here and kill an enemy.
> I will do as many side stuff as I can handle, but at least none are required

So they're making quests that cater to OCD RPG players. Seems pretty standard fair by now
SilverOwl
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8-Apr(#269)
Oh yea Boi! My best buy order now says preparing for shipping, and says I will get it by Friday. Let's go
MrBean
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* 8-Apr(#270)
Anyone confirm that DLC prebuy is emailed?
SilverOwl
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8-Apr(#271)
On my order, it's says for me the preorder dlc for chocobo summon will be emailed to me on Friday
MrBean
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8-Apr(#272)
I've got prebuys at GameStop, BestBuy, Amazon and Square-Enix, haven't seen confirmation anywhere but safe to assume that's how it will go. I think I'll go ahead and buy the Standard Edition digitally then: https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0082...
Master_Z
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8-Apr(#273)
Weird that my Walmart already had a poster out saying it was already out. The SKU spot was empty, though, so maybe someone just wasn't paying attention.
MrBean
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8-Apr(#274)
Son of a dog, Walmart has an exclusive too ... https://www.walmart.com/ip/Walmart-Exclusive-Final...

Won't let me buy it though? Says 7 preorders left.
MrBean
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8-Apr(#275)
F*** ... I don't want to have to go to Walmart, probably the worst place to go during this insanity of Covid.

Anyone have an extra edition from Walmart they'd sell?
sa330206
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
9-Apr(#276)
So I know this game is being released in parts/chapters. Is this first release the whole FF7 game from PS1 and the next chapters add onto it? Or is this game only a portion of the story from the ps1 game?
tonymack21
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* 9-Apr(#277)
sa330206 wrote:
> So I know this game is being released in parts/chapters. Is this first release the
> whole FF7 game from PS1 and the next chapters add onto it? Or is this game only
> a portion of the story from the ps1 game?

this is just based on the beginning of the game from them riding in on the train and the reactor mission until you get out of midgar after the highway segment after the escape from shinra. theyve taken the first 5 hours and made into around 40


MrBean
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9-Apr(#278)
It still amazes me that they did that ... 5 to 40. Clearly there will be a ton of new content, but I just question if it will be good. Going to suck finishing it and having to wait!
Feeb
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9-Apr(#279)
I don't even think the world map would be open yet. A 40 hour prologue...
Kommie
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9-Apr(#280)
How much is actual story content and how much is Filler RPG content that caters to the OCD RPG gamer?

This is the current stats on How long to beat:


Final Fantasy VII Remake

Main Story
28 Hours

Main + Extra
38 Hours

Completionist
52 Hours
DarkFact
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* 9-Apr(#281)
sa330206 wrote:
> So I know this game is being released in parts/chapters. Is this first release the
> whole FF7 game from PS1 and the next chapters add onto it? Or is this game only
> a portion of the story from the ps1 game?

It's based on the first four hours of the PSX game, stretched out to ...at least 24 hours I hear?

So I'm assuming there's at least 4 hours of content and around 20-30 hours of filler. But maybe it's good filler. Hopefully it's good filler!
tonymack21
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* 9-Apr(#282)
ya, there is a lot of new content and ive heard its raelly good.... i need to make time to read the kids are all right, a turks side story, some of these new characters are from that and its canonical. its actualy a prequel to Advent Children so its not neccessary to read before this, and might even spoil some things about these characters, i dont know i havent read it yet lol.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...

there are some fetch and side quests apparently, but most reviews have said they arent a burden really. a few reviews have said they've finished the main game at 35-37 hours and still have some of the side stuff to mop up.


Feeb wrote:
> I don't even think the world map would be open yet. A 40 hour prologue...

ya this will end just at the point in the original that world map opens



my original theory when i heard it would be split was maybe 2 parts, and the cliffhanger would be after the events at the city of the ancients, but not so, maybe that will be the cut off point for a later chapter.






by this time tonight we will be there.. this is going to be the longest day. i have some stuff i have to do friday morning so i cant stay up all night playing but i definitely have to get to Tifa thats just not optional.


SilverOwl
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9-Apr(#283)
Well tracking updated, will be receiving my copy tomorrow
MrBean
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9-Apr(#284)
Digital version is downloading now
Kommie
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9-Apr(#285)
MrBean wrote:
> Digital version is downloading now

So how many copies is this? Or did you already have this one as well?
MrBean
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* 9-Apr(#286)
Kommie wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> Digital version is downloading now
>
> So how many copies is this? Or did you already have this one as well?

I think that makes six as it will now overwrite one of the Deluxe physicals I had coming.

1) Standard (GameStop)
2) Standard (Wal-Mart) [need to get]
3) Deluxe (Digital)
4) Deluxe (Amazon)
5) Premium Deluxe (Best Buy)
6) First Class (Square-Enix)
Kommie
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9-Apr(#287)
What's special about the Wal-Mart one?
MrBean
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9-Apr(#288)
Kommie wrote:
> What's special about the Wal-Mart one?

Has some art cards ... I didn't even know about it until a couple days ago. Hoping I can snag it locally tomorrow.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Walmart-Exclusive-Final...
MrBean
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9-Apr(#289)
Does anyone know if the prebuy/deluxe summons are going to be available to others? Purchase or future installment? Seems odd to hold back the summons ...
MrBean
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9-Apr(#290)
Well there's a kick in the balls. First Class Edition just showed up a day early.
sa330206
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
9-Apr(#291)
DarkFact wrote:
> sa330206 wrote:
>> So I know this game is being released in parts/chapters. Is this first release
> the
>> whole FF7 game from PS1 and the next chapters add onto it? Or is this game only
>> a portion of the story from the ps1 game?
>
> It's based on the first four hours of the PSX game, stretched out to ...at least
> 24 hours I hear?
>
> So I'm assuming there's at least 4 hours of content and around 20-30 hours of filler.
> But maybe it's good filler. Hopefully it's good filler!

Thanks for that info. Based on that, I will have to pass for now. My backlog is large anyway so I will probably wait until the inevitable "Complete Game" once they release them all in 2025 or so!
Finn
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
9-Apr(#292)
Just did a digital pre-order. Honestly can't wait to play.







DarkFact
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9-Apr(#293)
sa330206 wrote:
> Thanks for that info. Based on that, I will have to pass for now. My backlog is
> large anyway so I will probably wait until the inevitable "Complete Game" once they
> release them all in 2025 or so!

2025, hahaha, you're being VERY generous I think...
Kommie
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9-Apr(#294)
MrBean wrote:
> Well there's a kick in the balls. First Class Edition just showed up a day early.
>

Cancel digital? Or did they charge you already? Since it's not released I don't see why you couldn't cancel.
MrBean
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9-Apr(#295)
Kommie wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> Well there's a kick in the balls. First Class Edition just showed up a day early.
>>
>
> Cancel digital? Or did they charge you already? Since it's not released I don't see
> why you couldn't cancel.

I'm trying to cancel, their chat bot is broken and when you try to submit the form ... it says there's a captcha (to verify not a bot) and it's not there. Tried three browsers.

Son of a dog, serves me right for being crazy.
tonymack21
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9-Apr(#296)
ya 2025 is about my earliest best case scenario prediction, its true that a lot of things are now done that will be the same in the upcoming parts, combat, materia systems, characters, at least these 5. but they have a lot of enemy and environment work to do. Kitase said the next parts wont take as long, but this ones been like 5 years? so not as long could still be 2-3. im guessing 3 parts, they arent going to expand every 5 hour block into 40. midgar just lends itself to that a little more. in two more 40-50 hour chapters after this they could do it and still expand and add a lot of content.

i cant wait for the slap fight in Junon, or Cosmo Canyon, or Corel, city of the ancients is gonna be amazing. i am worried about they plan to handle the world map...i want to fly the highwind again. the sub sections, the WEAPONS... uggggggggggg

sa330206
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* 9-Apr(#297)
Is this different than the "remake"?

https://www.play-asia.com/final-fantasy-vii-final-...

It says "remastered" and I believe it has been out for a while. Anyone have it?

Edit: This is a straight port of FF7 with a little bit of graphical cleanup.
Heavyd814life
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9-Apr(#298)
MrBean wrote:
> Well there's a kick in the balls. First Class Edition just showed up a day early.
>

Mine just arrived as well! Believe it or not, but I don't even remember buying this lol. Not sure I'm even going to open it up. I've got a standard edition arriving tonight so I'll probably just play that one.

Can't freaking wait to dive in. Feels like forever since I last played an RPG. I just hope it lives up to my expectations.

tonymack21
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* 9-Apr(#299)
im going in that its not going to live up so that if it doesnt the disapointment will be a little eaiser to take.

to live up it would have to be at Witcher 3 level, i dont realistically expect that. anything but a top 2 or 3 game of all time is going to be below expectation, because my all time top three games are TW3, Persona 5 and FF7. i hope to still love it though. the true test will be a couple weeks from now, after the nostalgia wears down a bit. hype was at all time levels after the tifa reveal and the demo, but i have to stay in line with expectation.



Finn
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
9-Apr(#300)
It did not take long for the pre-load .. about 2.5 hours ...





Kommie
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9-Apr(#301)
Finn wrote:
> It did not take long for the pre-load .. about 2.5 hours ...
>
>
>
>
>
>

Depends on your internet speed. Does yours normally suck?
JD
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9-Apr(#302)
What's in first class again? Cloud on bike statue or something
MrBean
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9-Apr(#303)
JD wrote:
> What's in first class again? Cloud on bike statue or something

Yeah, it's the deluxe edition with the figure. Kinda cheap of them to split it up vs. previous high dollar CE's.

Assumption is we'll get individual big CE's per release, then the big ass holy crap mega edition once all installments have been released.
JD
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9-Apr(#304)
I'm definitely in if they end up having sephiroth statue he's my favorite character that's why I really only want steelbook from this release
MrBean
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9-Apr(#305)
JD wrote:
> I'm definitely in if they end up having sephiroth statue he's my favorite character
> that's why I really only want steelbook from this release

I would say that's all but a certainty that he'll probably be on the final release CE.

They're gonna milk the crap out of this.
Finn
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9-Apr(#306)
Kommie wrote:
> Finn wrote:
>> It did not take long for the pre-load .. about 2.5 hours ...
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> Depends on your internet speed. Does yours normally suck?


No, I have 300/300.... I remember downloading RDR2 in about the same time though this download was 15gigs smaller

But I just seen an offer for gigabit for $85/m plus I would save 40% on that... I may give a call tomorrow.

MrBean
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9-Apr(#307)
Gdamn, not only can you not contact Sony through their site, you also can't call because of COVID ... fun fun!

Oh well, just popped in the physical copy. Gonna get some time in tonight!
MrBean
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9-Apr(#308)
Well this might truly be one of the most exciting moments I've ever had in video game history! Starting now...

Took tomorrow off but still have 3 hours of damn work meetings tomorrow! #FirstWorldProblems
akfa
Gold Good Trader
9-Apr(#309)
got my deluxe copy today with store pick up, yay.
MrBean
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9-Apr(#310)
An hour in... Jesus christ am I happy.
MrBean
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* 9-Apr(#311)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/353041954147

If anyone is looking for the Walmart edition. $5 more to avoid Walmart, sold!
tonymack21
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* 9-Apr(#312)
an hour and 15 minutes.

i cant believe its finally here.

my physical edition isnt here yet so i am still waiting on the unlock, didnt luck out like some and get mine already :(

MrBean
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* 9-Apr(#313)
It's really awesome getting to see so much more of something we've seen so little of in the past. The slums are well detailed but first pass didn't yield anything more than a Phoenix down.

I really don't want to sleep tonight! 2 hours and 15 minutes in.
tonymack21
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10-Apr(#314)
its time at last... at long last.


i was going to stream it and capture my reactions real time but im so tired already, im going to try and at least play to tifa, i cant wait til tomorrow for that, and then try and play some more tomorrow maybe i'll try and stream some then but if not definitely monday or tuesday, my new work schedule is going to have me off mon-thurs but working long hours fri sat and sun, so should give me time to start doing some streaming and content creation, always wanted to try it, so why not, even if it never gets big it might be fun to try and learn how to make videos.

Renaissance2K
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10-Apr(#315)
I streamed the last three hours of the pre-order timer with a random playlist of FF7 music and remixes playing in the background, ending with Divinity II from Advent Children. It was glorious.

I have a non-gamer wife and a baby, so I only got through the first hour of the game. I'm just as fluffy with the battle system as I was with FF15, but it has some promise. I'm getting the hang of watching the ATB meter and switching characters.

The story really is a lot more than just an expansion. They're already hinting at how they're taking things in different directions.

PS4 Barrett is... a lot.

tonymack21
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10-Apr(#316)
Lol. Barret is great.

Ya they've worked some things in already that I'm seeing..too early to tell if they'll lead to big changes. About two hours in, In love so far, we'll see how it continues. Literal watered eyes and tears when I got to sector 7, Tifa on those steps with Marlene was it I couldn't take it.. she's exactly how she should be.

They've worked some great humor in and there has already been a couple of great callbacks to the original.


And that flower costs 1 gil.. so far thats my biggest complaint actually.

Sadly I gotta be up in like 6 hours so I gotta sleep awhile and hopefully will be able to get back to it around noon or 1 tomorrow afternoon.

Kommie
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10-Apr(#317)
MrBean wrote:
> Son of a dog, Walmart has an exclusive too ... https://www.walmart.com/ip/Walmart-Exclusive-Final...
>
> Won't let me buy it though? Says 7 preorders left.

It's completely gone from their website, FYI.
Kommie
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10-Apr(#318)
You can't even find FF7R on Wal-Mart's website
MrBean
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10-Apr(#319)
Yah I'm glad I snagged one off ebay, $5 is well worth not going to Walmart!
SilverOwl
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10-Apr(#320)
My copy is out for delivery. Ups site says today by 8pm, but usually I have had them here between 12-3.
MrBean
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10-Apr(#321)
Anyone else not able to redeem the GameStop Shinra employee contest?
Bleed_DukeBlue
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10-Apr(#322)
Just unwrapped mine. I had no idea that it would have two discs! Must be big.
tonymack21
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10-Apr(#323)
About 86 gigs. One is an install disc I think apparently.


The reviews aren't talking enough about the music.. its unreal. I'm in chapter 3 doing stuff with tifa and the main theme is playing and its taking me back...but it sounds so much better.

Bleed_DukeBlue
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10-Apr(#324)
I won't actually have a chance to play until my kids
go to sleep tonight, but I'm installing it now! Been looking forward to this one for awhile. Glad to hear that it's good so far.

tonymack21 wrote:
> About 86 gigs. One is an install disc I think apparently.
>
>
> The reviews aren't talking enough about the music.. its unreal. I'm in chapter 3
> doing stuff with tifa and the main theme is playing and its taking me back...but
> it sounds so much better.
>
>
MrBean
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10-Apr(#325)
The music is amazing! Wait till someone hums/sings... You'll smile =)
SilverOwl
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10-Apr(#327)
UPS just dropped my copy off, so installing it now. Still haven't gotten the preorder code from best buy yet
JD
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10-Apr(#328)
SilverOwl wrote:
> UPS just dropped my copy off, so installing it now. Still haven't gotten the preorder
> code from best buy yet

Gib steel book
SilverOwl
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10-Apr(#329)
JD wrote:
> SilverOwl wrote:
>> UPS just dropped my copy off, so installing it now. Still haven't gotten the preorder
>> code from best buy yet
>
> Gib steel book

Huh? I only ordered standard version
Dasgessabel
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10-Apr(#331)
I like the outside case of the deluxe edition. It's all svelte and velvet feeling or something almost.
theJaw
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* 10-Apr(#332)
Hated FF15 from what I played, but somewhat interested in this. Are the new mechanics at all similar to FF15?
MrBean
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10-Apr(#333)
theJaw wrote:
> Hated FF15 from what I played, but somewhat interested in this. Are the new mechanics
> at all similar to FF15?

The combat is a blend of original FFVII with XV. It works surprisingly well.
Feeb
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10-Apr(#334)
15 is awesome. So overlooked.
theJaw
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10-Apr(#335)
MrBean wrote:
> theJaw wrote:
>> Hated FF15 from what I played, but somewhat interested in this. Are the new mechanics
>> at all similar to FF15?
>
> The combat is a blend of original FFVII with XV. It works surprisingly well.

How so if you don't mind giving some details? Is it at all turn based?
theJaw
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10-Apr(#336)
Feeb wrote:
> 15 is awesome. So overlooked.

I thought it was trash garbage personally. I'll overlook it every day of the week.
Feeb
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10-Apr(#337)
theJaw wrote:
> Feeb wrote:
>> 15 is awesome. So overlooked.
>
> I thought it was trash garbage personally. I'll overlook it every day of the week.
>

Naw dawg. Naw.
theJaw
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10-Apr(#338)
Braw listen, c'mon.
SilverOwl
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11-Apr(#339)
It's half turned based, half action. You can pause the action at anytime by pressing X. You can then check the status, use spells, use items, etc for each character. The action part is you move around and either hold or press square along with triangle, to do various combos, depending on char,like you would in an action rpg game,

So after attacking with either square or triangle, you build up your ATB, then that enables you to pause the action and use items/spells/abilities. So the flow of the battle is you come across some enemies, cloud will pull out his sword and you run towards the enemy, hit them a couple of times, that charges your ATB slots, and then you use an ability or spell, which uses up the ATB, then you go back to attacking. U also at any time switch to any other playable char and control them in the same way, just each char has different combos and fighting styles. Tifa is hand to hand combat, and of course Barrett uses his Canon to attack flying enemies or one's that are farther away.
SilverOwl
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11-Apr(#340)
But at any time you can pause the action and take as much time as you want to look at your items or abilities.
I love it actually and I hated FF15. I enjoy switching to Tifa, punching a couple times, casting blizzard, and then instantly switching back to cloud, by that time she has casted the spell and i have cloud use his buster ability. It took me like 30 mins to get things down.
theJaw
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* 11-Apr(#341)
Hmmm that does sound interesting if a bit intimidating, but my interest is piqued. Thanks for the info.
MrBean
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* 11-Apr(#342)
You'll catch on really quick.
MrBean
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11-Apr(#344)
10 hours in, old me would have been 20 in by now. I don't want to Adult this weekend!

Love it so far. Already getting upset knowing that this will soon end and we'll be waiting 2-3 years.
akfa
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11-Apr(#345)
MrBean wrote:
> Anyone else not able to redeem the GameStop Shinra employee contest?

I don't see what number on my receipt is supposed to be my unique Code :(
theJaw
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* 11-Apr(#346)
MrBean wrote:
> 10 hours in, old me would have been 20 in by now. I don't want to Adult this weekend!
>
> Love it so far. Already getting upset knowing that this will soon end and we'll be
> waiting 2-3 years.

Shoot is that confirmed? That stinks.

I hear Part 1 is like 40 hours worth of gameplay without doing many side missions - just about the length of any full game. Is that true? If so, I imagine they shove a ton of extra stuff into the Midgar portion.
JD
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11-Apr(#347)
It took them about a year from starting over scratch
akfa
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11-Apr(#348)
if anyone wants to sell a Sephiroth theme from an amazon preorder hit me up :D the ebay prices are stupid
SilverOwl
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11-Apr(#349)
theJaw wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> 10 hours in, old me would have been 20 in by now. I don't want to Adult this weekend!
>>
>> Love it so far. Already getting upset knowing that this will soon end and we'll
> be
>> waiting 2-3 years.
>
> Shoot is that confirmed? That stinks.
>
> I hear Part 1 is like 40 hours worth of gameplay without doing many side missions
> - just about the length of any full game. Is that true? If so, I imagine they shove
> a ton of extra stuff into the Midgar portion.

From what I have seen, but doing like half the quest take 35-40 hours. It will take me longer bc I don't like to rush certain games. I'm assuming if u did minimum side stuff it would be like 30 hours. But trust me, I fid the side stuff so far bc it has helped me lvl up and get free monies and materia.
MrBean
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11-Apr(#350)
akfa wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> Anyone else not able to redeem the GameStop Shinra employee contest?
>
> I don't see what number on my receipt is supposed to be my unique Code :(

I got it via email. I've tried contacting support, no luck. It's a hell of a giveaway too!
MrBean
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11-Apr(#351)
The airbuster fight was quite awesome! God I'm so pissed that we don't have the whole game!
DarkFact
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11-Apr(#352)
Man, the game slows to a crawl shortly after that. So far I've been fine with the expansion the game's been doing on the world building, but the Sector 5 Slums were my least favorite part of the game before, and they sure as hell are now.
tonymack21
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11-Apr(#353)
not looking forward to sector 5 slums myself. loving sector 7 slums right now, i was tied up almost all day yesterday so didnt get to play much.

i gotta work til 7 tonight and then might have time for a couple hours, then another 12 tomorrow but if im not super dead tomorrow night it will be on from then through thursday. i think im really going to love this shift but these three days themselves will be shot, the payoff is the 4 that follow

tonymack21
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* 11-Apr(#354)
theJaw wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> 10 hours in, old me would have been 20 in by now. I don't want to Adult this weekend!
>>
>> Love it so far. Already getting upset knowing that this will soon end and we'll
> be
>> waiting 2-3 years.
>
> Shoot is that confirmed? That stinks.

they havent given a timetable, but Kitase said the following parts shouldnt take as long since lots of assets and stuff are already done, but there is a lot that isnt done, the areas for the following games, characters, etc. but it shouldnt be 5 but could very realistically be 2 id think. especailly if they are going to continue their theme of adding things.


>
> I hear Part 1 is like 40 hours worth of gameplay without doing many side missions
> - just about the length of any full game. Is that true? If so, I imagine they shove
> a ton of extra stuff into the Midgar portion.

yes, midgar only and they have added a crapload. completionist runs some are clocking in at under 55 hours



JD wrote:
> It took them about a year from starting over scratch


well. they retooled alot of things and combat but many assets were done, they didnt do all of this in that year, just quite a few things.


MrBean
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* 11-Apr(#355)
Haha wow, didn't realize there were controller shortcuts till just now!
theJaw
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11-Apr(#356)
I was reading an article that assumed progress doesn't carry over Episode to Episode for FFVIIR. So each part will pretty much be treated as their own stand alone game as opposed to the "episodic" route that is being touted.

Imo if it's "episodic" then that should mean that your party will keep its stats and abilities when you play Part 2 and so on. Instead it's sounding like Part 2 will just be a "sequel" to Part 1 with your progress in Part 1 having no effect.

Can anyone confirm or deny or is it unknown at this point? That's sorta lame if that's the case. That just comes off as Square milking the fudge out of FFVII by re-releasing their most popular game but this time over the course of several games, knowing folks will spend top dollar each time. At least if their was some carry over, it would truly seem like one epically long game.

Guess it's not really that huge a deal just somewhat disappointing and makes me less inclined to give this one a shot, at least for now.
theJaw
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* 11-Apr(#357)
Jk tbh I just saw a short video from when you first meet Aeries and you're climbing up some tower deal and the background looked incredible so I probably will snag this. My favorite aspects of FFVII/IX were the gorgeous hand drawn backgrounds and this video still looked like that just brought to life. Nice visuals like that make certain games worth it imo.
DarkFact
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* 11-Apr(#358)
Yeah, this game's got some real neat stuff going on, like massive texture pop-in on the Pro, or crowd pop-in so 20 people start talking all at once, and then there's the world building, like this guy painting a neon light that says "CLOSED"

image

I'm nitpicking obviously. PS4 is certainly starting to look long in the tooth at this point, though. The parts they didn't care to make look nice look worse than 360 (texture work, inside Cloud's apartment for instance) and the pop-in is pretty jarring.
theJaw
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11-Apr(#359)
Downloading it now -_-
MrBean
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11-Apr(#360)
Anyone else get to the moogle medal vendor yet? I'm short like ten to get everything... Feel like I've busted every crate so far.

Also, the solo fight (no spoilers) was pretty gdamn fun! Took me a couple tries of shuffling materia.
tonymack21
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11-Apr(#361)
as far as we know progress is going to carry. there is a level cap in this game apparently of 50, which leads to believe that to be the case also, but most people are beating it well under that apparently. its not been said yet afaik whether this is the only "release" and the next parts will just be dlc that require each piece before it, but makes sense that it would, this wasnt title chapter 1, or part 1, just final fantasy 7 remake. it wouldnt make sense to be able to play the next part without this one.

DarkFact
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11-Apr(#362)
Unless they come out with FF7 Reunion, Remain and Resolution of course
theJaw
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11-Apr(#363)
@tonymack21 it would make just as much sense as any game with a sequel. I played Mass Effect 2 without playing the first. Considering Square Enix is so hesitant to use the term "episodic" and instead focusing on saying "parts", I fully expect no carry over to happen and this series of FF7 games to be just that, a series of FF7 games.
tonymack21
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* 11-Apr(#364)
we'll see, i was thinking episodic had been thrown around a lot before. there's no way to start the next chapter off with a beginning that makes sense without the context from this, and nothing else will make sense either, this part sets too much of the framework for the whole game. im expecting the rest of the chapters to be download only also and require ownership of this one.

theJaw
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* 11-Apr(#365)
Part 2 will definitely be it's own file, not a download add-on, especially if it's the same size. It's going to be its own "game". I still hope they have carry over of stats but no pros writing about the game seem to think that will happen.

Played the first bit - just blew up the first reactor. Then it told me only 41% of the file was installed - so I imagine I just played the demo's worth of the game. Suppose I can take a break, but anytime I try loading the game, it keeps saying "41% installed". Hoping I'm not glitching to hell.

The combat is a lot more satisfying than I was expecting, I enjoy jumping back and forth between party members and using skills as necessary. The turn based aspects are definitely a lot smaller than I was hoping but oh well. The voice acting is fudging terrible, Cloud's whispery "badass" voice and Barrett's stereotypical "Mr T" voice are both absolutely awful. Badger from Breaking Bad is wonderful though lol, that was fun to hear him in there.

Liking it so far, think I'll enjoy it the further I get. Just hope my work put into this Part 1 carries over to Part 2, but I'm not expecting it.

tonymack21
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11-Apr(#366)
i still think it will, no point in a level cap if not, and there are skills to be mastered off the weapons kind of like the espers from FF6. so it seems like that stuff would carry.

that is indeed the demo section.

MrBean
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11-Apr(#367)
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