You made no points about "those reasons being made up by the developers". That's what I said I had an issue with. Not with the idea that this isn't how you would have preferred the game to turn out. I said that's fine and understandable. But the suspicions of foul play have always been baseless to begin with. And the fact that they persist even now when they demonstrate this type of polish going into the game, is one thing I feel is not understandable.
I know. But I mentioned them because they seem to have something in common with your complaint.
1.) FF7R reportedly wasn't in full production the whole time. Because of Kingdom Hearts 3. And the split from Cyberconnect2 supposedly delayed the development even further. So even if they started over from scratch on Part 2, it shouldn't take 5 years. And they most likely won't start off from scratch, because now they have the engine built for the most part.
Rather than this?
Well, I can understand the concern of having to buy new hardware to play a game. But if you're already planning on buying said hardware, then that's different. If you have a PS4, don't you plan on getting a PS5 at some point?
Personally though, I want them to make this game as good as possible (within reason), so moving to PS5 is something I would support.
That's not true though. We're paying for a modernized version of the original experience. And one that is not as easy to glamour up as some other older games that had a much smaller scope. We are also paying for things that were not in the original.
I did say I understand those things. It was the "I think they're lying" portion that I said I didn't understand.
Pfff... with so many quotes this is rather painful to answer. So it will take some time. Also for the sake of stopping the off-topic, this will be my final words about the episodic nature of Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Ok... about the "they are making that up" thing. I still think that's the case. You guys talk about how this game will tell more about Jessie, Biggs and other characters. And you say they do this because they wanted to do it in the original, but they couldn't due to limitations of both hardware and budget/time. And I say I don't believe that. I think those characters were meant to be secondary and writers never really thought about giving them any kind of depth. And I believe the same for anything they'll expand about Midgard in order to give this first "episode" a reasonable amount of content. From my point of view, this is not the developers willing to create their true vision about Final Fantasy VII. This is the developers trying to justify a multiple game release for the remake with, what I think it is, pointless content.
About the remake not being able to fit in a single game... well, maybe if they didn't make Midgar a 60 hour game they could fit it all in one game. Maybe if they sticked to the original script instead of artificially make one tiny section of the original game longer than it was, not because they made the scenarios actual scenarios instead of prerrendered CGI, but because they filled it with things that are totally expendable... then maybe we would have the full Final Fantasy VII story in one game with this kind of graphics, this kind of gameplay and this kind of everything. But without the filler. Sounds great to me. Then again... I respect that you really want this expanded version of Midgar.
About those screenshots and your question... you're showing me a screnshoot of the game in very early development. Almost prototype. In 2015. VS pretty much the release version in 2019. Of course, I don't want a game looking like a prototype. What I want is a full game made in a reasonably amount of time that looks good. And if they sticked to just remaking Final Fantasy VII instead of almost making a reboot, we could have had the visuals on your last screenshot... and the full remake in 2020. But instead, we're going to get Midgar in 2020 and we'll have to wait years for the next entry. Then again, good for you. I don't want this situation.
As for the new hardware part... you're assuming I plan to buy a PS5. That's not the case. I don't plan to buy new hardware for some years. And if I do, it may not be a Playstation. Because Sony is getting away from my tastes more and more with every generation. But that's another story. The point is that you'll have FF VII Remake Part 1 on PS4... and if you want to continue this story, that was originally in a single game, you'll have to buy another console yes, or yes. To me, that's not something positive at all.
And that's all. If you want to continue this conversation or you have more questions for me, please do it on private.Last edited by Vodacixi - on 15 September 2019