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If Peter Jackson can turn the Hobbit book into a trilogy movie then Square is allow to make FF7 into a multi-game series.

I will assume it'll be a 3 part game like FFXIII, so each of FF7's original disc would be a game. Boy good thing Square didn't try this back then. Imagine if Square sold each FF7,8,9 disc as a separate full price game that would've sucked big time.



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V-r0cK said:
If Peter Jackson can turn the Hobbit book into a trilogy movie then Square is allow to make FF7 into a multi-game series.

I will assume it'll be a 3 part game like FFXIII, so each of FF7's original disc would be a game. Boy good thing Square didn't try this back then. Imagine if Square sold each FF7,8,9 disc as a separate full price game that would've sucked big time.

I'm not sure any of it works like that. The original pitch was for 2 films but the movie could have been 1 film due to the content of the book. Infact the first film in the Hobbit series was very lacking of content, somewhat slow paced. The original LOTR film series could have been 9 films based on that logic, 3 films per book. Each of the LOTR books were longer than The Hobbit, yet filled the same amount of films.

And was FF13 supposed to be a 3 part series when they announced it? To me it was just FF13, FF13-2 and LR were spin-offs and sequels like normal, it wasn't announced as a 3 part series.

The issue here is that we've had FF7 in one game before, adding content, splitting the complete story into even just 2 parts doesn't sit right with many. Where do they split it? By disc? That won't work as last disc on PS1 was just northern creator and 'extra' bosses basically, not something that can be split into an entire game really. Knowing there is more to come means each part will feel unfinished as we know there is more. What if someone can't afford all 3? What if someone buys #2 only, will the game start by asking if they picked up Titan Materia from the destroyed reactor or whatever? It's weird to think about.





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The Fury said:
V-r0cK said:
If Peter Jackson can turn the Hobbit book into a trilogy movie then Square is allow to make FF7 into a multi-game series.

I will assume it'll be a 3 part game like FFXIII, so each of FF7's original disc would be a game. Boy good thing Square didn't try this back then. Imagine if Square sold each FF7,8,9 disc as a separate full price game that would've sucked big time.

I'm not sure any of it works like that. The original pitch was for 2 films but the movie could have been 1 film due to the content of the book. Infact the first film in the Hobbit series was very lacking of content, somewhat slow paced. The original LOTR film series could have been 9 films based on that logic, 3 films per book. Each of the LOTR books were longer than The Hobbit, yet filled the same amount of films.

And was FF13 supposed to be a 3 part series when they announced it? To me it was just FF13, FF13-2 and LR were spin-offs and sequels like normal, it wasn't announced as a 3 part series.

The issue here is that we've had FF7 in one game before, adding content, splitting the complete story into even just 2 parts doesn't sit right with many. Where do they split it? By disc? That won't work as last disc on PS1 was just northern creator and 'extra' bosses basically, not something that can be split into an entire game really. Knowing there is more to come means each part will feel unfinished as we know there is more. What if someone can't afford all 3? What if someone buys #2 only, will the game start by asking if they picked up Titan Materia from the destroyed reactor or whatever? It's weird to think about.

Yea I was just trying to make myself feel better about the situation xD

Personally I rather not have FF7R be episodic because it feels so incomplete, but I guess it's better than not having it at all.  Ultimately im sure there'll be the complete version of the game when all the episodes are done for those that don't want to pick up the game piece by piece.  





V-r0cK said:

Yea I was just trying to make myself feel better about the situation xD

Personally I rather not have FF7R be episodic because it feels so incomplete, but I guess it's better than not having it at all.  Ultimately im sure there'll be the complete version of the game when all the episodes are done for those that don't want to pick up the game piece by piece.  

That's the version I intend to buy... used of course in 2020. :P





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The Fury said:
V-r0cK said:

Yea I was just trying to make myself feel better about the situation xD

Personally I rather not have FF7R be episodic because it feels so incomplete, but I guess it's better than not having it at all.  Ultimately im sure there'll be the complete version of the game when all the episodes are done for those that don't want to pick up the game piece by piece.  

That's the version I intend to buy... used of course in 2020. :P



2020? A bit optimistic are we? lol We'd be lucky if we get just the first episode by 2020 xD





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I loved the original, it's one of my all time favorites. I put hunderds of hours into to game and still remember all the secrets even now.

The choice to release the remake in episodes (or multipart, whatever you want to call it) seems a bit cheap at first, or more like a cash-in for SE. But all the complainers should just chill and wait until it's out. Reading comments stating they drobbed the ball because the fans just want the same game with better graphics is very short sighted. Of course seeing the game with new graphics is cool, but if it's just the same game the experience will (maybe) feel a bit flat in the end for all who already played the orginal for hunderds of hours.

I'm sure SE will put enough of the old heart in the game for fans to recognize. This remake has made me very excited and i will love to explore and experience a story with characters i know so well in a new way.



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I've thought for years that this should be how they remake FF7. It would just be too much to release in one game to be faithful to the original, and the investment would not be worth it. I'm curious to see how much extra content we will get. I certainly would not mind the story being fleshed out more.



The thing is. If they're making each "part" full games. The years of making the game, is caused by that choice. Instead of making the same length game, they chose, as an example, to make 3 50 hour games. 150 hour games, in total. So of course it take years. We're buying multiple full games, to begin with. The point is: Why does FF7 need multiple series games one after another?

It feels less and less like a remake. And more like a combined version of everything related to the 7 line, instead. I'd honestly just want the ff7 game. And nothing else. I didn't care about all the other games/backstory made later. Now, if this theory is true. It be nice to just have the FF7 be one of the game parts. And I just buy that. And need nothing else.