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What would you do?

Buy each piece at launch/close to it 48 24.24%
Buy it whole, waiting for years 111 56.06%
Buy nothing 39 19.70%

As I see a lot of damage-control by apologists is beeing made in many different forums. For me this is a total rip-off. What FF7 made a good game weren´t the parts seen on their own, but the complete package. With this espisodic rip-off, excuse me, I mean business model, you end up with just slices of the "pie". That was one of the reason every single one of the other FF7 IP products, be it Crisis Core, Dirge of Cerberus and Advent Children ended up disappointing one more than the other. Another problem is that to make each episode feel like complete games, each one will drag and get alot of filler bloat. The pacing will be affected.

Luckily enough I´m not willing to be ripped-off and won´t buy into SQEX stupid excuses. It´s really a big disappointment and I´ll happily wait until it´s released as a compilation and ignore the episodes. But only if the quality holds up, which isn´t guaranteed when it comes to SQEX and FF for years now. If there won´t be one, who cares, there are enough games. It´s more importamt to me not to support such rip-off schemes.

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I don't buy half made games, so they won't see a penny from me until the full game is launched.

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If it were me, I would just wait for the complete thing. Buying in pieces would drive me mad. I couldn't wait another month for another episode.

I also love how the poll says to wait for years x D I don't think it would be that bad.



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It depends on how big those 'pieces' are, how much they are and how many of them there are. $15 for 25 hours and 4 pieces in all sounds reasonable to me.


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I will buy it all, each episodes, the complete game, every collector and limited edition....that makes it's way to NA.

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It depends on the size and price of each piece but I'll say this is not good news.

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So from the top of the non existent amoutn of info we have the answer is, who the hell knows.

Depends on how many pieces, I think a lot of people are imagining tons of small episodes, I'm just imagining 3 big ones. Full priced games or near enough.

The only reason I'd wait is if each part is too small for my investment.

Ultimately the devil is in the details and we simply do not have them. I'm imagining 20 hour comapaigns in each entry and double that in meaningful exploration and side quests.  A new entry every 12months would wrap it all up by 2019. SE will set the ground work with part 1, but part 2/3 will be developed simultanious will the assistence from other devs likeTri-Ace and Cyberconnect

I hope for the whole game all at once!

But if the content is good enough and the price is right, I can buy pieces at a time really.

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Depends how it's done for me. The original is an extremely large game so I can see why they might feel the need to break it into pieces to make a profit but that entirely depends on what exactly we would be getting in each piece.

If they are committed to making sure everything people loved in the original makes it in. wether each piece is 5 hours or 30 hours. A first time play through of the original game it was not uncommon that someone took 100+ hours. I imagine the modern updates will streamline slower elements and the time it takes to do things compared to the original.

Just allot of details that need to be known before jumping to conclusions that it will or wont be worth it.