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Each Final Fantasy VII Remake Entry Will Have “Volume of Content Equal to a Full-Sized Game”

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Recently, we learned the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake would be coming in multiple parts of some kind.

Now, we’ve learned (via Kotaku) that each of those parts would be the equivalent of an entire game. The developer issued a statement regarding their original press release:

It means instead of concluding in one entry, multiple entries are being considered in development. Each entry will have its own unique story. As a gaming experience, each entry will have the volume of content equal to a full-sized game.

Finally, we also learned that the Final Fantasy VII Remake runs on Unreal Engine 4. The news comes via a press release issued by engine creator Epic Games:

“We realize how special Final Fantasy VII is to fans, and we place our trust in Unreal Engine 4 technology and tools to help deliver this long-awaited remake, crafted for modern platforms,” producer Yoshinori Kitase said. “Working with the team at Epic and having their support throughout this process was invaluable and we’re excited to bring the product of that collaboration to long-time fans and newcomers to the series.

Epic Games Japan manager Taka Kawasaki also talked up the announcement:

“We’re humbled that Square Enix has chosen Unreal Engine 4 to recreate one of the world’s most beloved video games of all time. It is a joy to work with the talented developers behind the franchise, and this marks an unforgettable moment in Unreal Engine history.”

How do you guys feel about Final Fantasy VII being remade into separate games? Sound off in the comments below!

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151 comments
  1. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Well, what do you know. I was right. They’re going the .Hack route. And using the Unreal 4 engine lets them cut on working on that and focus on just creating content.

    Also, each episode containing content of an entire standalone modern game… Holy shit. The scope of that is massive. They’re not just remaking FF7, they’re expanding on it. I mean, that was the intention from the getgo, but THIS MUCH?

    I still have my reserves but I’m now kind of excited about this again. If they integrate all the prequels into this… I mean, imagine if characters from Crisis Core and Before Crisis appeared. Don’t care about Genesis that much, but Cissnei and Kunsel? All the OG turks?

  2. Ubernoob8470
    Ubernoob8470
    December 7, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Considering this is the company that released Corridor Simulator as a “full-sized game”, I’m not holding my breath on this one.

  3. HarisO
    HarisO
    December 7, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Interesting that they went with UE4. Didn’t Squenix have their own Next gen Engine at the ready? I am pretty sure FFXV isn’t powered by UE4. Would be curious to know why they switched the engine for FFVII.

  4. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 7, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    That’s just an excuse for them to justify selling every episode for around $60. They just want to milk the cow, knowing that the fanbois will keep on giving till the end of time.

  5. Julie
    Julie
    December 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    All The Bravest, just saying.

  6. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    December 7, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Each entry will have at least 20 hours of content? Rev up those retcons and piles of filler.

  7. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    December 7, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    “each entry will have the volume of content equal to a full-sized game”
    That’s such a subjective thing to say. A full sized game could mean a 10 hour experience or anything really. I’m getting a bad feeling about this.

  8. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    December 7, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    It’s just normal PR. Take everything they say with a grain of salt.

  9. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Well, I have two opinions on that. First, it’s that this way they can focus on just making content for the game. I think either the engine they’re using isn’t 100% ready or it’s not that easy to implement on different games.

    Second, this is the 2nd collaboration SquareEnix is pumping out with this game, after CyberConnect2. I think they’re actually using this remake to do more than cash.

  10. Touma Kazusa
    Touma Kazusa
    December 7, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    yup, when the original game was what, 40 hours? and you chop it into pieces, every piece is going to be 12~14 hours, it’s still doesn’t make it right.

  11. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    December 7, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    The sad part is games with 4-6 hours of gameplay and no replayability are the standard.

  12. gusroar
    gusroar
    December 7, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I would have quickly parted with $19.99 to save Aeris back when I played the original. I think I spent more on a gameshark just so I could try the Aeris code…

  13. deadeye
    deadeye
    December 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Again, people making the assumption they are just taking the original game, making it pretty, and hacking it into pieces.

    That’s clearly not what they’re doing.

  14. deadeye
    deadeye
    December 7, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Let’s keep the cynicism going y’all.

  15. Ubernoob8470
    Ubernoob8470
    December 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    You’re right.
    They’re doing all that AND padding it to hell and back. Can’t forget that essential step.

  16. Landale
    Landale
    December 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I recall the PS1 Final Fantasies coming closer to 50-60 hours, maybe as high as 80 if you get every little thing and 30-40 if you speed through and skip whatever you can. So we’re looking at something around 20-30 here, or at least that’s what I expect.

  17. Luis Diaz
    Luis Diaz
    December 7, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    All $quare Enix is doing is milking the FF7 hype down to the last cent, and it amazes me how many people aren’t seeing that.

  18. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    December 7, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    We know they’re taking liberties with the remake. The biggest complaint with episodic content is it screams cash grab loaded with filler and padding.

  19. Landale
    Landale
    December 7, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    The original was already loaded with that stuff anyway. Just saying.

  20. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    December 7, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    By filler I’m referring to content and dialogue that’s just there to waste time in between all the content and dialogue from the original game.

  21. Ubernoob8470
    Ubernoob8470
    December 7, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    It’s not really all that amazing. People have been wanting this for years- the hype blinders on this one are basically a full-body gimp suit at this point.

  22. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 7, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    You, too, would feel extra-cynical if you thought something was overhyped, overrated and undeserving of all the attention it has gotten over the years.

  23. deadeye
    deadeye
    December 7, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    You act as if JRPGs aren’t filled to burst with filler.

    Also, they haven’t said it’s episodic.

  24. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    OH. MY. GOD. Yes.

    But seriously, an alternate reality DLC? I’d buy that. Because if Aeris doesn’t die… Well, let’s just say that shit may go down.

  25. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Or, you know, they may actually be doing what they did with the .Hack series? CyberConnect2 rings any bells?

  26. Luis Diaz
    Luis Diaz
    December 7, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I will put 100% of the blame on fanboys if they implement this system into Kingdom Hearts 3 due to the success of this system.

  27. Azure
    Azure
    December 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Well if they can tie up the story into fulling story arcs then this should not be a problem.

    Hell they’d earn bonus points with me if a chapter dedicated to Zack in it.

  28. Vampok
    Vampok
    December 7, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    > filler and padding.
    So the original’s entire combat system? Random encounters every 10 steps, several minute long unskippable animations, grinding for bosses…. Seriously, take out the combat (which mostly consists of selecting the “Fight” command or your strongest spell over and over) and FF7 is like, 10 hours long at best.

  29. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I think that’s called Crisis Core :P

  30. Ubernoob8470
    Ubernoob8470
    December 7, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Oh, you know they’re watching this one with bated breath.
    And not just SE. Imagine what EA would do if they saw this working. *shudders*

  31. deadeye
    deadeye
    December 7, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Well, I think FF7 is one of the most overrated games of all time. It’s a fantastic game, sure. Probably not the best game of all time though.

    Which is why I think people are being so cynical about this remake and are making completely baseless assumptions left and right. Every little deviation from the glorious and perfect FF7 is considered heresy.

  32. Azure
    Azure
    December 7, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I know that but it is currently unavailable outside the PSP.

  33. Vampok
    Vampok
    December 7, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    PSP emulation is mostly playable at this point if you have a half-decent PC.

  34. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Probably. I mean, I can get it. I have some hangups too. FF7 isn’t the best JRPG -hell, not even the best Final Fantasy-, but it’s the one that made JRPGs a world wide femonena. Before FF7, half the series hadn’t even been translated into english.

    It’s not perfect, and this is a chance to make it better. And sadly, as much as I dislike Nomura, he’s completely right: making as big a thing as FF7 in one disk with that quality is impossible.

  35. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Wait, shouldn’t it be on the PS Vita store?

  36. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Yeah, again… This was already done. With success. A few times. Hack series. Trails series. Other older series. It’s nothing new.

  37. Luis Diaz
    Luis Diaz
    December 7, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Oh god I hope not. Episodic games will probably be the next anti-consumer way of milking money.

  38. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    December 7, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Every game in a series ever is now episodic?

  39. Ubernoob8470
    Ubernoob8470
    December 7, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I blame Telltale. Who’d have thought that a game about the zombie apocalypse would bring about…
    Oh god.
    HOW DID I NOT SEE THIS COMING!?

  40. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    No. So if FF7 gets split into this because it’s too huge for a single game with those kind of graphics unless it takes 7 years of dev time and costs 200$ at retail every single game in the world is going to become episodic?

  41. Cy
    Cy
    December 7, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Yep, just like StarCraft 2. Several unfinished, full priced games stretched out across years.

  42. Ubernoob8470
    Ubernoob8470
    December 7, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    No, because they’re not being developed as part of the same project. FFVII is.

  43. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    December 7, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    That’s a good parallel.

  44. ρяøxч
    ρяøxч
    December 7, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    For some reason I seriously doubt this PR speak from Square.

  45. Ubernoob8470
    Ubernoob8470
    December 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    What? Now why would you say that? Square Enix is nothing but the most trustworthy company ever! While I have you- can I interest you in a time share?

  46. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 7, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Are you trying to steal people’s time like the grey men from Momo?

  47. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Sure. Trails series and Hack series weren’t being developed as part of the same project even though they features same world, main characters, stories, world, etc…

    Okay, passing over that, the alternatives are two:

    1) We get a single multidisk release that will take maybe seven to eight years of dev time plus money that Square Enix doesn’t have -need I remind you that the only thing keeping them afloat last year was FF14RR- and would cost 200$ at retail price.

    2) You get a regular priced, regular devtimed game… Except, with tons of cut content. Because that’s all they can afford.

    So your choice is…?

  48. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I choose 3) Squeenix ignoring the fanbois, letting go of FF7 and doing something else with their time and resources.

  49. rBeowulf
    rBeowulf
    December 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Haha…yeah…no.

    At this point they’re just raping the dead carcass as we watch.

  50. Ubernoob8470
    Ubernoob8470
    December 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    What? Nooooo.
    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get a new identit- er, I mean, skip town- er, uh…

  51. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    December 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    7-8 years dev time? How? The majority of the writing and concept art is already done. All they need to do is make assets. Episodic release screams bloat and cash grab.

  52. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Yeah… Fuck that.

  53. inquisitormcsagington
    inquisitormcsagington
    December 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Aaaannnd stolen.

  54. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Yeah, right. The police is en route.

  55. inquisitormcsagington
    inquisitormcsagington
    December 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    You’d be cynical too if you watched the industry as long as some of us have.,

  56. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Yeah, of course. I mean, turning all the assets and art and backgrounds and adding NPCs and more stuff that is expected of a modern game compared to a thing that was made in the 1997 and had predrawn backgrounds and superdeformed models takes just a snap of fingers OH WAIT.

  57. Ubernoob8470
    Ubernoob8470
    December 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    This. If the development at the level they want is SO unsustainable, then don’t do it. It’s as simple as that.
    But, of course, fanboi money flows like the Nile, so…

  58. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    December 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    “…each entry will have the volume of content equal to a full-sized game.”

    Sooo we talkin’ 20 hours or 40-60 hours (minus sidequests)? ‘Cause most games today are barely worth the price if they can be beaten on a lazy weekend.

  59. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    No. The development is sustainable and they found a way to make it sustainable. Only, it’s not a way you like it.

  60. Nagato
    Nagato
    December 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    If there truly is a god in this world, this company wont end up “remaking” Chrono Trigger or FFVI as well.

  61. inquisitormcsagington
    inquisitormcsagington
    December 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Gone Home is a “Full Sized Game”
    I’m just sayin’….

  62. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    December 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    All 45 seconds of it.

  63. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 7, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    The point is that they should not be doing this at all! It’s baseless pandering!

  64. inquisitormcsagington
    inquisitormcsagington
    December 7, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Ah a man who likes to savor his “Games”

  65. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Yeah, huh. Wow. Imagine that. A company doing something that know it’s going to sell and that fans will love if they do it right.

    Wow. What a silly bunch of people. True, they shouldn’t do that. My bad.

  66. Ubernoob8470
    Ubernoob8470
    December 7, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Ah, yes, the “ends justify the means.”
    Well, by that logic, cheaply made, overpriced DLC, microtransactions, pre-order bonuses, review embargoes, and so on and so on are ALL justified.

  67. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    No. Because those are a way to squeeze money out of people, not a way to make the game happen at all. Two different ends, Morty. Two different eeeeends.

    Also, again. Other companies did it and still do it for other projects. SquareEnix isn’t the first nor the last to do it, but if THEY do it they’re bad. If other people do it, it’s perfectly okay?

  68. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    December 7, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I like my “Games” like I like my sex life. Finished in under a minute.

  69. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 7, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    It’s not perfectly okay for other companies. I honestly think that Activision, Blizzard and EA should have gone under a long time ago, yet they remain because their brainless fanbois keep feeding them despite them making blatant tripe.

  70. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Okay. So other companies do it, manage to make a profit AND make great games at the same time but SquareEnix is not allowed to do that.

    I mean, if you already know that they’re going to fuck this up and not instead do it like CyberConnect2 did with the hack series -oh, wait, they brought em ON BOARD THIS- because you can see the future, fine. I bow to your future-seeing powers.

  71. John Tesh
    John Tesh
    December 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    hehe…wait, what happens to Aeris?!

  72. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    December 7, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Wait what?

  73. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 7, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Wait… Have you just said that Activision, EA and Blizzard have… Made great games?

    And, .hack is just another anime-styled JRPG, what’s so good about it.

  74. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    … First, I wasn’t referring to them. I mentioned plenty of times other companies and series. You’re kind of ignoring them.

    Second, as much as you hate to admit it, yes. Activision, EA and Blizzard have made great games. Just because they’re kind of the devil right now doesn’t mean you can spit on their accomplishments.

    Third, if you’ve never played a single game of the series and I’m actually using it as an argument to convince you that you should stop the kneejerk reaction because you don’t have enough facts to justify it, I’m not going to get into yet another discussion with you.

    Bottom line: you’re knee jerking. You don’t have enough facts or reasons to be made yet. If they come, good. Right now you’re just ruining your liver with excess bile.

  75. Ubernoob8470
    Ubernoob8470
    December 7, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    EA? Activision? These are your gold standard for “great games”?
    And “future-seeing powers”? Hardly. It’s this little thing called “Experience”. Get enough of it, and you can suddenly see when a cynical AAA developer is playing people like a well-tuned piano.

  76. uncle_alfred
    uncle_alfred
    December 7, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Wow, chop up entire game into parts, and those parts end up individually as entire games too, squeenix is jesus of video games.
    And you can be sure each part is gonna be 60 dollars, i mean, they said it themselves, each part is gonna be entire game, and it’s square enix. What else can we expect beside some bonus pre augment your experience scheme again, and now you can do it more than once, in parts!

  77. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 7, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Copy paste from below.

    First, I wasn’t referring to them. I mentioned plenty of times other companies and series. You’re kind of ignoring them.

    Second, as much as you hate to admit it, yes. Activision, EA and Blizzard have made great games. Just because they’re kind of the devil right now doesn’t mean you can spit on their accomplishments.

    Third, yeah, but thing is, experience can help you make hypothesis but you currently lack the facts to confirm your hypothesis as truth right now. You can’t do that and you certainly can’t call people disagreeing with you mindless drones.

    Bottom line: you’re knee jerking. You don’t have enough facts or reasons to be mad yet. If they come, good. Right now you’re just ruining your liver with excess bile.

  78. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 7, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Exactly. All three of those companies released good games once… But now, look at them: Blizzard does nothing but release multiplayer-only or always on DRM bullshit, Activision churns Call of Duty after Call of Duty every single year and loads it up with DLC, and EA’s games are plagued of microtransactions. The same has happened with Square. They used to release good games, but now everything they release is either a new FF installment or something related to FF, while other studios bought by them work on other stuff to make sure the money keeps flowing. Hell, they are not even giving FF6 the treatment it deserves. The PC release of FF6 is gonna be that iOS port that looks even worse than the original SNES version. That’s the most depressing thing of all, the best FF is being the most maligned one, while an average one gets all the attention.

  79. cyrus
    cyrus
    December 7, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    From the way it sounds it seems like it will have different story elements then the original which I hope to God I’m wrong

  80. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    December 7, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    It was a joke about the length of modern games and a joke at how shitty gone home is.

  81. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    December 7, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Don’t forget hipster teenager simulator, where the choices don’t matter!

  82. IvanDX
    IvanDX
    December 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Here is hoping that squanix just make one game with 2 or 3 disk for the price of one game.

  83. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 7, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    That’s not gonna happen. If they did that, they wouldn’t get their cash grab.

  84. OSad
    OSad
    December 7, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Yo, Barret’s looking like a total hunk.

    I’d feel his pecs. I’m not even gay.

  85. ivanchu77
    ivanchu77
    December 7, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    yeah, i´m gonna keep playing the psone game that is still as great as ever if i ever want a final fantasy VII dose, the news of this remake keep getting worse and worse, lost my interest on it

  86. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    December 7, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Im not happy about it but I can’t say Im surprised. Translating FF7 to modern gaming conventions, without stripping it down to a hallway, would leave is with an ungodly huge game. There’s no way they could release it all at once for $60.

  87. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    December 7, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Lol yeah yeah I know. Just concerned about your sex life is all.

  88. Farwin
    Farwin
    December 7, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    I honestly don’t know which outcome I want more:

    The Schadenfreude at fanboys/fangirls crying as the remake they’ve been asking for since 2000 is as terrible as I always said it would be

    or

    The ability to laugh in shocked awe as the fanboys/fangirls shell out hundreds of dollars for the remake they’ve been asking for since 2000, and it’s every bit as terrible as I always said it would be

  89. Farwin
    Farwin
    December 7, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Agreed, they’re going to milk this for every cent

  90. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    December 7, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Ah yes, I can see it now.

    Final Fantasy VII: An Unexpected Journey
    Final Fantasy VII: The Desolation of Jenova
    Final Fantasy VII: The Battle of the One-Winged Angel

    Oh, by the way, Aeris lives. Cloud gave her a Phoenix Down.

  91. Azure
    Azure
    December 7, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Unless it is region locked to NA then nope.

  92. Sceysch
    Sceysch
    December 7, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Worth it for the extra content. They already said they want to open Midgar up. So thats all 8 sectors with how many new buildings, people and things to do. If the first episode is just to the end of Shinra Building i would be happy.

  93. Paul the Greater
    Paul the Greater
    December 7, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    “…Finally, we also learned that the Final Fantasy VII Remake runs on Unreal Engine 4.”

    CALLED IT.

  94. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    December 7, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Ewww…A Kotaku link.

  95. iamarchaeus
    iamarchaeus
    December 7, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    but is already was a full sized game!

  96. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    December 7, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    “each entry will have the volume of content equal to a full-sized game”, ok… But there’re full-sized games that can be finished in just few hours

  97. AzureNova
    AzureNova
    December 7, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    So even after them saying that the story was still going to be basically the same all of a sudden each disk will have its “own unique story”.

    Bullshit.

    I knew this was going to happen -_-. Way to milk the new people who haven’t played seven, and a big “F U, this is what FF7 is now” to everyone who did.

    Each disk better be made out of 14 karat gold or somerhing, and it’s content should equal the same worth.

  98. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    December 7, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Life is Strangely not the Final Fantasy.

  99. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    December 7, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Gotta milk that cow slowly to keep the cash coming.
    Sadly, though, the game is too iconic to my personal gaming history to prevent myself from being milked this one time.

  100. daggot △
    daggot △
    December 7, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Means fucking nothing when you consider the fact that he means a full sized game in 2015.

  101. evilmajikman
    evilmajikman
    December 7, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    What do they mean by full game though? Depending on the game, that can be 3 to over 30 hours. I think the thing that bugs me the most is they said each part will play differently. Does that mean no exploring/grinding? Because I’m worried that this will just be cutscene, fight, repeat. I’d prefer it if it was like the .Hack games where you can grind and everything you have carries over into the next game. Best part for me was the Golden Saucer and being able to revisit and reminisce old towns. It was a nice break from the fighting and the plot.

  102. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    December 7, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    There is a third option: The game is absolutely amazing for everyone EXCEPT fanboys/girls because they actually turned it into a good game instead of a crap one with a good story, and the old fans are mad that it’s not exactly the same was it was in 1997 but prettier (I think this is the most fun AND most likely)

  103. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 7, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    FF7 was a full sized game. Will each episode have as much content as that?

    Oh, by “full sized game” you meant something like Star Wars Battlefront, didn’t you.

  104. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    She’s Luke’s father.

  105. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    You mean The Battle of the Five Weapons

  106. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 7, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Remember, this is a world where The Order: 1886 is a “full sized game”

  107. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Is there any piece of news that has come out about this game that has made you feel good about it? I have seen none.

  108. Arenegeth
    Arenegeth
    December 7, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Final Fantasy VII: Ground Zeroes.

  109. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 7, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    They’ve already ruined FF6. Have you seen it lately?

  110. anon9370
    anon9370
    December 7, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    StarCraft 2 actually had a full campaign’s worth of content in each game though…

  111. anon9370
    anon9370
    December 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Bleeeegh! The awful taste won’t go away.

  112. anon9370
    anon9370
    December 7, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Cloud and Barret date is gonna be a stand alone disc.

  113. anon9370
    anon9370
    December 7, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    They already said that, Midgar, for example, will feature many places that weren’t in the original game.

  114. anon9370
    anon9370
    December 7, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I’m expecting 6-10 hours at best, TBH. I wouldn’t get your hopes up.

  115. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    December 7, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Hey, the FF7 fanboys kept bothering Square about it, and they’re gonna get their wish. On Square’s terms. I envy them for not thinking about idea myself.

  116. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    December 7, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Damn…completely forgot about them.

  117. Cy
    Cy
    December 7, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Was there a complete story in each game, though?

  118. UnBFishburne
    UnBFishburne
    December 7, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    This is really my huge problem with this.
    These are not ‘contained’ games.
    you have to buy multiple times to get what would normally be a full and engaging experience.

  119. UnBFishburne
    UnBFishburne
    December 7, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I honestly don’t want to even think about this until someone besides Kotaku confirms it.
    They’ve jumped the gun with bullshit and gotten people mad
    over
    and over
    and over
    and over

  120. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    December 7, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    2 Sephiroths and an Aeris… best/dumbest party ever… till the game crashed.

  121. bdp
    bdp
    December 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Literally no one wanted this.

  122. Dom Fass
    Dom Fass
    December 7, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    The type is dead

  123. Bix96
    Bix96
    December 7, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Well Square Enix seems to be doing everything in its power to ruin this game bummer. And I have never played FF7 but even I know that stretching a single complete game into multiple entries is a huge mistake.

  124. landlock
    landlock
    December 8, 2015 at 2:07 am

    maybe but then again there is no reason why they can’t include parts of CC and even AC in this game as well. Who knows at this point.

  125. landlock
    landlock
    December 8, 2015 at 2:09 am

    or they’ll include parts of CC and AC within’ the game which would actually be a very good thing. I mean FFVII already had lots of filler.

  126. landlock
    landlock
    December 8, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Well you can quite easily finish Resident Evil in 2-3hrs if you remember so…

  127. landlock
    landlock
    December 8, 2015 at 2:12 am

    That’s because for a whole generation FFVII was there first ever JRPG.

  128. landlock
    landlock
    December 8, 2015 at 2:13 am

    The trailer made me all warm and fuzzy inside and i’m totally hyped now as I was when they announced it at the Sony show. It’s going to be a hell of a ride.

  129. landlock
    landlock
    December 8, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Fanboys are never happy in the end there is no point even trying. They will always find something to whine and complain about.

    I’ve seen nothing so far that makes me upset, I’m just super hyped and it looks fantastic.

  130. Sevuz
    Sevuz
    December 8, 2015 at 3:18 am

    yeah let’s milk that cash cow StarCraft 2 style.

  131. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

    And that’s exactly why it is overrated, a huge lot of the people that played it look at it through the nostalgia filter, to the detriment of RPGs that would run FF7 through the mud a hundred times.

  132. FalseTragedian
    FalseTragedian
    December 8, 2015 at 5:14 am

    It’s not. It was never digitally released.

  133. landlock
    landlock
    December 8, 2015 at 5:20 am

    That’s the thing though it’s always going to hold a special place to a lot of people. Replaying it will be exciting and it’s impossible not to feel hype.

    I’m hyped and I never even liked it that much the first time round. Found FFV, FFVI and FFVIII to be a lot more enjoyable.

  134. Longtooth
    Longtooth
    December 8, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Peoples commentary is just getting dumb. The only people with a valid complaint are people who wanted it to have turn based combat.
    A)Why are people people talking the gigabyte size of the game when they are obviously talking about the cost of developing the game.
    B)Why are people suggesting that a “full sized” game made by SquareEnix is going to just 2-3 hours? They have no history of making games that small. The last time they expanded a part of a game into a full sized game we got Lightning Returns, which as I recall was a full sized game.
    C)Many people do not realize that quite bit of the original game got cut because of budget reasons. Things like:there where supposed to be more events in the City of Ancients, the final fight with Sepiroth was supposed to be a lot more than what it was, you where supposed to be able to explore more of Midgar instead of just sector 7. and many other things like that.

  135. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    So nostalgia is the only thing its got? That’s not good.

  136. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    That’s basically a speedrun. Super Metroid is not a 1 hour game either.

  137. landlock
    landlock
    December 8, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Since I’ve seen all my maybe 2 minutes of the game it’s kind of hard to see anything else at the moment. It’s a remake though the whole concept of remakes is to pull on your nostalgia.

  138. landlock
    landlock
    December 8, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    The Order took me about 7-8hrs to finish from what I remember. i understand people might but like the gameplay because large parts aren’t all action but it isn’t really that short unless you rush.

  139. Uncle Heffy
    Uncle Heffy
    December 8, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Aerith.

  140. Uncle Heffy
    Uncle Heffy
    December 8, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Haven’t bought a SE game in years. Keep giving me more reasons to not.

  141. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 8, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    7-8 hours isn’t short now? I’ve already sunk 35 hours into Xenoblade and I have what? 15% global survey rate?

  142. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    December 8, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    The more they talk about these changes the less interested in I am in this game. Rather just have that FFXII HD remaster at this point.

  143. landlock
    landlock
    December 9, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Well JRPG’s and RPGs in general have a lot of filler to expand the hrs. Every game that’s not an RPG is going to look short if you look at it that.

    I assume you only play RPGs then and nothing else if you only consider that “full-size” what a silly arguement.

  144. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 9, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Metal Gear Solid 5 wasn’t 8 hours. Nor was GTA5. And before you say anything, there’s lots of games that aren’t an open world game that are longer than 15 hours too. Shooters too. Look at a Bioshock game.

  145. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    December 10, 2015 at 11:06 am

    This game is shaping up to be a disaster!

  146. Viredae
    Viredae
    December 11, 2015 at 8:28 am

    CC and Birth By Sleep were never on the Vita store, not my issue, I:ll happily emulate them after buying the game.

  147. Viredae
    Viredae
    December 11, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Let the butthurt gamer parade begin.

    Square makes an entirely innocuous statement? Candidate to overthrow EA from *worst company ever* title.

    Then repeat for every piece of information that you can possibly pick out.

  148. Viredae
    Viredae
    December 11, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I love how people shit on essentially two games that came out in the span of five years in the lifetime of a company that has been around for nearly 30 and has released close to 50 blockbuster games before AND after that period, and have probably set the standard itself time after time.

    But yes, SE is clearly a shit company.

  149. Julie
    Julie
    December 14, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Limiting Square Enix to only Final Fantasy related things:
    All The Bravest? Exploitative bullshit.
    Record Keeper? Not bad, but somewhat exploitative pay model.
    XIII? Bad.
    XIII-2? More bad.
    XIII-3? Even worse bad.
    Versus XIII? Shifted to XV and YEARS later than expected.
    Agito XIII? Later than expected, limited release until finally dropped as a so-so HD port for PS4.
    XII? Lackluster.
    X/X-2 HD? Good games, but only so-so job on the HD.

    Surrounding VII we’ve got endless piles of overpriced toys, statues, etc. Directly connected to the VII Remake, after basically trolling the world with the PS4 port, admitting that they’re changing the story to an unspecified degree, obviously wildly changing the combat, and now saying it’s going to be released in chunks with very vague wording around what that will entail.

    But yes, Square Enix is basically perfect and shits gold.

  150. Viredae
    Viredae
    December 14, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Except let’s cut the bullshit, the only two bad things on that list were All the Bravest and XIII, and no, XIII us one game, not three, same engine, same characters, same story, and it followed the same explotative model as ATB (a mobile game no less) and suffered for it, so they fixed shit with other games.

    XV was delayed, big frickin woop, it’s a better game for it in the end, unless we’re gonna start attacking companies for making good decisions, this isn’t a demerit against them.

    And it’s interesting you only mention how Agito XIII is late and the port was okay, nothing about the game proper, because we both know the game was great and it rains on your “let’s shit on SE for two bad games” parade.

    XII was a great game, not lackluster, it wasn’t up to par with the earlier games, but still head and shoulders above any other major RPG releases back at that era.

    X and X-2 are the same as above, even more so, attacking the HD remake doesn’t make sense since it’s, well, a remaster, not a remake,a port, good job not mentioning the game itself.

    Also, for completeness’ sake, add in the online installments, XI was just good, and the first XIV was shit, but they more than made up for it by remaking (Pay attention, THIS is a remake) it into something better than everything else on this list and good enough to be considered a main installment.

    You also forgot the Dissidia games, excellent fighting games, great storyline, good enough to be introduced into Japanese arcades just on the mechanics alone.

    You also didn’t mention Crisis Core or Dirge of Cerberus, great and good game respectively, so we’re still on two bad games.

    And as for FFVII itself, they said time and time again that it would be too expensive to make, they’re coming out with decisions that apparently indicate it’s gonna be pretty expensive to make, and they seem to want to price it as such.

    This isn’t trolling, this is giving people what they wanted.

    And as for your comment on “Vague wording”, this is exactly what I’m talking about, the game has been announced for less than 6 months, they’ve got a working demo, and they release a single statement, and what is the reaction from chucklefucks like you? Apparently Square is gonna milk everyone for all their worth because they’re being told to make a game cost more after they constantly said for nearly a decade on end that it’s too expensive to make, If SE is trolling, they just won the internet, because this is the motherfuckin’ longest con in the history of the games industry, big enough to put a major company on the brink of bankruptcy, some fucking troll.

    And we didn’t even TOUCH games outside the FF series.

    And nobody said SE is perfect, that would just as retarded as saying they’re a shit company for making two bad games, wait…

  151. Julie
    Julie
    December 15, 2015 at 2:59 am

    XIII is not 1 game, it’s 3. And #3 doesn’t even play hardly at all similar to the others. Try to minimize that garbage all you want.

    You’re welcome to wrongly think XII was anything above “pretty good”. Some people think Twilight is amazing as well.

    Dirge of Cerberus is comically bad outside of graphics, it gameplay is shit. I didn’t mention it because I forgot that garbage existed.

    Crisis Core is a legit good game, but it has some major flaws, like random leveling, that are not only stupid as shit but really hold it back.

    “XV was delayed” that’s a hell of an understatement. It was put on the backburner so we could get more XIII shoved down our throats and was supposed to be a mid-cycle PS3 game.

    I can’t comment on XI, I never played it.

    XIV was… fine. A WoW-like game with a Final Fantasy setting. Kay. Props for fixing what was one of the bigger flops ever.

    I didn’t say Type-0 was great because I don’t think it is great. It’s average at best. I’m not even going to bother finishing it at this point because it’s not worth it.

    The Dissidia games are good, great, you want a cookie? I’ve never said that Square can’t or hasn’t made good/great games.

    The X/X-2 ports are “good”, but rather half assed port jobs. Quite a lot of the textures and models are utter garbage while others look great. The games themselves have great spots and garbage spots. I was also not trying to go into ancient history as X was actually before it was Square Enix and was actually one of the last Squaresoft games. I don’t know hardly anyone out there who would ever say the Square Enix lives up to what Squaresoft was.

    You’re welcome to fanboi all day because you think their shit tastes like chocolate cake, but they make plenty of shit to go along with the great. I’m sure you’ll love dropping $150 for the game as it comes out in pieces and you’ll convince yourself that the $100 of DLC you’re buying is actually worth it.