I’ll just point you in the direction of this weird rant… thing about Final Fantasy. It sorta explains the differences between Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy XIII. Something about honor and inns and whatnot. Yeah. More importantly, let’s discuss the possibility of Square Enix remaking Final Fantasy VII, because that hasn’t been done before on the Internet.
The latest bit of news, if you can even call it that, is that the director of Final Fantasy XIII, Motomu Toriyama, has admitted that he’d “really want to remake FFVII” if he had the manpower, and if the remake could live up to FFXIII‘s high standards.
I really don’t understand what the hold up is. Square Enix surely must know that, even if it were to spend a nice chunk of change remaking the game—and not just the obvious graphical overhaul, but fleshing out the script, hiring voice actors who can read at an 8th grade level (i.e. not American~!), etc.—it would still make $UNLIMITED at retail. What PS3 owner wouldn’t buy the game? How many people would buy a PS3 specifically to play the game? It would be a gigantic success, guaranteed.
Like, it could be total garbage and people would still lap it up.
The only reason I could see Square Enix not remaking the game is because they’d feel it was an admission that every Final Fantasy since FFVII was a failure in some capacity. That’s completely not true, but perhaps that’s the fear?