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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%
 
Total:198

I'm surprised by how willing people are to give up their cash way before they even announce price. Knowing how SE loves to milk franchises, I expect them to sell this "episodic" content at full retail price for each part. For example, I can see the Midgar part of the game selling for $59.99 (aka disc) and so on and I guarantee they will make at least 5 sections to fully get their investment worth. I will not buy (or switch to PS4) until they announce and it's a fair price for the full game (meaning, it shouldn't cost more than a regular game which as it is, is already a rip-off since the full game is available for cheap on PC/ebay).



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It depends on what they are... but it does sound weird. Ideally i'd like to have the whole thing at once. How is it even going to transition between titles in terms of levels and magics/summons aquired? I dont know, but i'm definitly concerned.



It depends on how it's broken up and how it's priced. They're already said they want to do more with the world and make more of it explorable. That'll be a lot of new content and will definitely flesh it out.

If done properly and not full price, I can see myself getting it Day 1.



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I saw a great quote on IGN btw which brings me to the question, why are you fans still defending their decision to do this episodic/in parts because"they can't fit it in one disc.'?

"if Bethesda with much less money than Square can fit Elder Scrolls Skyrim with all its details and intricacies, FF7 can too. Square just likes money more than Bethesda."



I have no intense want for the game. So I'll buy it when the whole game is complete.



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Soonerman said:
I'm surprised by how willing people are to give up their cash way before they even announce price. Knowing how SE loves to milk franchises, I expect them to sell this "episodic" content at full retail price for each part. For example, I can see the Midgar part of the game selling for $59.99 (aka disc) and so on and I guarantee they will make at least 5 sections to fully get their investment worth. I will not buy (or switch to PS4) until they announce and it's a fair price for the full game (meaning, it shouldn't cost more than a regular game which as it is, is already a rip-off since the full game is available for cheap on PC/ebay).

Well we don't know yet. A fair few of us are waiting for more details, seems this issue is raising allot of eyebrows and criticism already so it would be stupid of square to go the greedy route... Simply put, its a situation of are they doing this to do the title justice are they doing it because the game is too big or are they doing it to push as much money out of people as possible regardless of how greedy.  Varius combinations ect...

IMO, it's not like FF7 is some small game so needing more details is pretty much needed for any conclusions. This game wont be using pre-rendered back grounds for example and that alone would make the game vastly larger in size. the games length is also super long, number of locations, ect, so the amount of content they would need to make is also quite allot. It's also worth noteing Square in the past did say that a remake of FF7 would be difficult because of how big the game is. It was likely the number one reason they never did it before now so it may be that this is the only way they can see turning a profit.

Who know's, they really should have given more depth in their details but if the game is 1+ years away then it may be a little while before we have some clerity.



Price has to be right then...



It depends, if by episode they mean each episode is a full game of previous final fantasy entry example.
1 episode for FF VII
2n episode Dirge of Cerberus
3rd Episode Advant Children
4th episode Crisis Core
5th Episode what happened with the guy from Crisis Core.
If like that, then yeah I will support buying only 2 episoses FF VII and Advant Childreen.
But if it take 2 episodes to play the full FF VII advanture then I will be done with FF



I will wait until it is complete.

But there are good chances that part 1 will be available as PS+ title long before that (probably around the release of part 2).... similar to King's Quest Episode 1 this month.

This way Sony only has to pay the first episode instead of the whole game, Square Enix reaches millions of potential customers for part 2 + 3 and the chances get higher that people buy part 2 + 3 digitally instead of retail (more profits for Sony + Square Enix and account binding).



I'd much rather have a full game but i'd be lying if i said I can wait until they release the whole thing. Knowing my love for FF7. i'd get the pieces. Damn you, Square Enix.



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