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They're gonna shock the world and kill Tifa instead of Aerith. Looks pretty!



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I think next-gen open world games will easily hit the 200GB+ size mark.



I like it, but this is one thing which is going to be strange for me. Same if we get remakes of FFVIII and IX, I just can't imagine Deling City and Treno during the day. Or Balamb at night....oh wait, I just imagined it, I think I'd like that.



I mean, didn't we see Midgar in daylight during Advent Children, lol... either way, these pictures show that we'll get to explore the upper levels which is great!



Hiku said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
That first screenshot almost looks more like a poorly-lit real life picture than a game, lol.

Yeah. And the lighting of the bottom of the bigger pictures looks interesting. Makes me wonder how it looks in proper gameplay footage.

But seeing sunlight at all is new, because in the original game it was always dark.
The upper plate blocks out the sun for the slums that live beneath it, so those places never got to see sunlight at all. And for the ones living on the upper plate, it was unclear if there was any sunlight there either (possible due to pollution) because whenever we saw Midgar in the game, it always looked like night time.

We know upper Midgar got sunlight because it shines down onto Aeris' garden through a gap in the plate. But it will still seem a little strange seeing a daytime Midgar, obviously it was going to happen now that we are getting a massively expanded city that encompasses a whole game, but there was something fitting about only really seeing it at night. Final Fantasy often carefully set the time of day and weather to help convey a certain tone or feeling. I'm not saying it'll be worse like this, ultimately I might like it more, I'll have to wait and see.



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CGI cutscenes look good. Color me "impressed" !

But yeah, I share those fears about the expansion of such a story, especially since this part of the game was only like around 5 hours in the original. I'm expecting the fluff to become what is commonly known as filler.



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Heh, I can see it now.. Going by these fears some people have.

+ Excellent combat
+ Amazing OST
- Game is too massive
- Too much story for a Final Fantasy game.
IGN = 5/10



deskpro2k3 said:
Heh, I can see it now.. Going by these fears some people have.

+ Excellent combat
+ Amazing OST
- Game is too massive
- Too much story for a Final Fantasy game.
IGN = 5/10

I mean, if the shoe fits....



COKTOE said:
They're gonna shock the world and kill Tifa instead of Aerith. Looks pretty!

I honestly hope they dont just willy nilly change around story elements.
I was so damn worried about the combat stuff, at first.

Think fans just want a modern looking FF7, not a changed one.
This is the #1 thing that p***es off people that read beloved book series, and then go watch movies of them.



JRPGfan said:

I honestly hope they dont just willy nilly change around story elements.
I was so damn worried about the combat stuff, at first.

Think fans just want a modern looking FF7, not a changed one.
This is the #1 thing that p***es off people that read beloved book series, and then go watch movies of them.

I'm still worried about the combat, FF7 combat is simple but works and it hasn't aged badly with time, I know SquEnix for some reason hate their traditional ATB combat but they seem to be embarrassed by it. The gameplay that made their game a success, you can tell the greatest story ever, look great but if the gameplay is shite no one will know as they won't enjoy playing it.

I feared their dislike of traditional ATB would make them create an FF7 game like FF15/KH button mashing when we should be getting FF7, an FF7 that looks like what we are seeing but plays like FF7.

Thing is, that's the point, fans. Fans do want that but will that sell it to kids? who are now 14-19, who played FF7 and thought "But it looks crap and is so slow." so never played it? The modern generation of fast paced action games.

I've been reassured by people about the combat, still think it's looks stupid and they could have saved themselves so much by just making it FF7 gameplay but the story, splitting up the game? I'm not convinced by any of that yet.

/rant over



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